“Show Me How to Do Life:” The Implicit Request From the Young Child

By Nancy Blanning How human beings learn the way things work—achieving a new skill or following a sequence of thoughts—is an interesting question to ask. For adults who want to learn something new—juggling, sourdough starter preparation, or washing machine repair—the internet and YouTube are often where we go first in our modern world. We watch the video, follow the steps ... Read More ►

“Will We Wake for Pity’s Sake?” Healing Through Choice at Inner Fire

Beatrice Birch Inner Fire, Inc. is a licensed, not-for-profit, proactive, healing community in Brookline, VT, that offers striving individuals the choice to recover from debilitating and traumatic life experiences. These individuals struggle with difficulties that typically lead to addiction and mental (soul) health challenges, creating the need to strengthen oneself on a deeper spiritual level but without the use of ... Read More ►

Creating a Play Garden: How to Build Welcoming Outdoor Spaces for Children and Adults

Faith Collins Some passions can lie dormant for years, sleepily lifting their heads from time to time until they finally get the chance to explore and be explored more deeply. For me, gardening is one such passion. I’d had occasional veggie boxes and planted flower bulbs here and there, but it wasn’t until I started working in early childhood education ... Read More ►

Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer Treatment: A Conversation with the authors of Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology

Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology is a new book co-authored by a team of seven dedicated and collaborative physicians who are actively working with mistletoe therapy. We asked two of the authors a few questions about their new book. Let’s start at the beginning – most of us think of mistletoe as the plant we stand beneath during ... Read More ►

A Michaelmas Autumnal Tradition: Celebrating Forty-five Years of Grape Stomping at Frey Vineyards

by Eliza Frey A central beauty of Waldorf education is the deep and intentional observance and celebration of the seasons. As children progress through the grades, each year is marked by festivals, songs, theater, food, and dances that honor the passing of time. I had the good fortune to spend my kindergarten and grade school years at the Waldorf School ... Read More ►