Category Archives: The Temperaments

Seasonal Rhythms: The Melancholic Autumn

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. During the months of Autumn I feel more easily grounded, balanced and at peace than I do all year. I never really thought about why that was until I learned about the temperaments. Now it makes a lot of sense. Autumn...
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Why Isn’t Natural Healing Working For Me?

One of the aspects of holistic healing that is most beneficial to people is that it usually takes into account a person’s individual temperament and unique needs. I say, usually, because sometimes even “holistic” practitioners propagate the idea that “this herb, food, method or product” is good for everyone. Additionally, many...
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Sanguine of the Spring

Sanguine of the Spring By Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND, Ph.D. This article was originally published in the ROTH online magazine. Since their link has been removed many members have asked us to re-print these articles here. We will have these posted until their link is functional again. The sanguine...
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Sir Winter: The Phlegmatic Temperament

“Sir Winter”, The Phlegmatic Temperament By Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND, Ph.D. This was originally published in the ROTH Online Magazine. However, since the link is no longer available online we are re-publishing here until the link becomes available again. Like a down comforter the winter snow covers and protects...
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The Four Temperaments in Rhythm of the Home

I wrote these four articles for Rhythm of the Home Magazine. They are nice little vignettes about the temperaments that we wrote that explore in a unique and seasonal manner. Note that the original links to the online magazine are broken and we have not been provided with new links...
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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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What Your Child and Spouse Have in Common

When I wrote the book “The Temperaments and the Adult-Child Relationship” I wanted to focus on creating a handbook for parents working on a better relationship with their child. The two main keys to making this book successful was to make sure I included: 1. Specific guidelines for each temperament...
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Summary of the Four Temperaments

Even Samuel Hahnneman, the father of homeopathy recognized the importance of type and related that it was important to know a person’s type to discover the different ways they would exhibit the same disease and the different ways they would react to similar medicines. In his essay, ‘Suppression in the...
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Review by Bob & Nancy’s Bookstore

Review of The Temperaments and the Adult-Child Relationship by Bob & Nancy’s Waldorf Book Store “In addition to being a wonderfully useful and helpful guidebook for adults seeking to understand and help the children in their care, Kristie Burns’ book is joyous good reading. She brings to each page a deep...
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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 Secret to More Effective Education

What if you were in control of the education your child was receiving and also the factors that could increase the effectiveness of this education? Wouldn’t that be exciting? Not only would you be able to teach your child but you would also be able to assure that they were...
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The Temperaments in Education

Temperaments in Education By Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND, Ph.D. Copyright 1998 Even Samuel Hahnneman, the father of homeopathy recognized the importance of type and related that it was important to know a persons type to discover the different ways they would exhibit the same disease and the different ways...
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