Category Archives: Inner Work

A Sensory Meditation Room For Adults & Children

Note: The computerized aspect of this experience is optional. You can use whatever tools you want to create your own sensory meditation room. Mine actually does not look like this anymore. I change it every month or so…and electronics are not always involved. I love experimenting and trying new things!...
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Steiner and Sleep

This wonderful passage by Steiner is my Inner Work meditation for this week… I came across some wonderful inspirations as I was researching this week and I wanted to share one with you – this is about sleep. I am always struggling with getting enough sleep. As a mother, teacher,...
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Focusing on Home Life By Rahima Baldwin Dancy

You, as a parent, are your child’s first teacher, and your home is the where the most living and learning take place. This is true whether your child is home with you full-time or enrolled full- or part-time in child care, preschool, or kindergarten. It is also true regardless of...
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First Grade Readiness – Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Looking back on my children’s education I can honestly say that the question, “When are they ready for first grade?” was one of the hardest issues I had to deal with during their entire educational career. But why did I struggle so much with this question and why is it...
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Why Study Eurythmy?

The art of Eurythmy is taught in the Waldorf schools throughout the world. Children everywhere have an opportunity to learn through this medium. The possibilities in and through Eurythmy are countless and manifold; they are developed anew every day in various courses around the world, with teachers, with craftspeople and...
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The Yin and Yang of Teaching

Our Inner Work meditation for this week is on the Yin and Yang of homeschooling. Take some time to reflect on this short meditation before you start your lessons today. Let your thoughts inspire you for the coming week! When a homeschooling parent plans out lessons, crafts and activities, leads...
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Why Earthschooling?

I found this wonderful quote the other day from Derrick Jensen. It describes one of the many reasons we chose Earthschooling for our children… “If your experience is that your water comes from the tap and that your food comes from the grocery store then you are going to defend...
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Space Clearing Reminder

We often forget how simple healing can be and how taking care of just the basic things in our life can heal us. Water – air – and our environment can all heal us if we take care to drink enough, breathe deeply enough and clear our space. I send...
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Can You Do What You Ask of Others?

As we were returning home from our travels yesterday we stopped at a rest stop to use the bathrooms. My youngest, who is quite particular about things, entered the restrooms, and immediately came out again exclaiming, “THAT is disgusting. I am not using those!” I was a little embarrassed because...
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How to Be the Best Parent or Teacher

A scene from a TV show I saw once sticks in my mind. In this scene one man at the hospital apparently characterized as the “extreme melancholic” had a great body because he followed a very strict and disciplined routine. So another gentleman at the hospital (I don’t know his name so...
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A Dozen Anti-Anxiety Tips for Parents and Teachers

Are you anxious? Here is a simple test. When you look at the photo of the rocks by the seashore are you thinking about how beautiful and relaxing it looks or are you thinking about how those rocks are probably going to fall down any minute? After 20 years of parenting...
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Is it Just Me?

Do you ever wonder, “Is it just me? What am I doing wrong? I am trying so hard!” What if I told you, “No, it is not just you!” In actuality – all that inner work and planning you have been doing is being negated by someone every day! And...
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Meditation, Inner Work and the Temperaments

Meditation, Inner Work and the Temperaments One thing that Steiner saw as very important for Waldorf parents and educators was to maintain a constant awareness of ourselves through meditation and self-reflection. The beginning of his work, “The Foundation Meditation” expresses his thought the best when he says, Soul of man!...
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Are You Normal?

Are You Normal?  Start your week with an Inner Work Meditation. Take some time to reflect on the following short essay/blog post and let it inspire you this week as you parent, teach, study and live! DaVinci was a scientist, a philosopher, a writer, an artist, a mathematician, painter, sculptor,...
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The Vacation Secret Nobody Knows About

Not many people would jump at the chance to scoop bear feces for a vacation but that is what I found myself doing last week. I was volunteering in the animal husbandry division that morning at the wildlife center. This job consists of scooping up fox, wolf, cougar and bear...
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