Waldorf Principles at Work in the Community: The Story of the Brightmoor Maker Space

By Bart Eddy Detroit Community: Preparing the Soil Detroit Community Schools, a K-12 public charter school, is now in its twenty-fifth year of operation and firmly established in the Brightmoor/Cody-Rouge neighborhoods on the northwest side of Detroit. Candyce Sweda and I became the co-founders of Detroit Community High School and Kindergarten, as we were called back then, in 1997. We ... Read More ►

A Call for the Year of the Child: Attending to Childhood Human Rights

by Melissa Greer, DO Since the spring of 2020, we have all been stretched in different ways, yet a cautiously hopeful feeling is in the air. Particularly vulnerable among us have been the youngest children, and new initiatives are springing up worldwide to help them. In the UK, one such initiative, sponsored by the Children’s Parliament in Scotland, has dedicated ... Read More ►

Nothing Special: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Kieran Murphy 2.7 billion years of human life could be saved for 211 million people by reversing type 2 diabetes. Why is the medical community not embracing a simple, proven solution?  I am nothing special. Or I am very special. Depending. Like you, perhaps. I’m an ordinary person. I’m a father, son, husband, brother, and lover of family. I’m an ... Read More ►

Rhythms: Tuning the Higher Strings Within Us

By Jeanne Schirm, RN, ANS Our bodies long for rhythm. All life processes in man and nature love rhythms and sequences of time. However, we do not come into life with all our rhythms regulated. The rhythms in the infant and child are still undeveloped and need the parents’ support and guidance. Because we are free to control and influence ... Read More ►


As summer comes to an end, I hope that you have all had the chance to find safe and creative ways to spend time with loved ones. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are grateful for all of the outdoor spaces, both urban and rural, where we can come together and keep families, communities, and neighborhoods connected. Whether that is outdoor ... Read More ►

Note from the Editor – Spring 2021

Dear Readers, We hope that spring is bringing a renewed sense of hope into your lives. You have probably noticed that in almost every issue of LILIPOH for the past two years we have included at least one Spanish language translation in the magazine. In past years, LILIPOH has worked closely with a team in China to translate complete issues ... Read More ►

Representation Matters: Updating Waldorf in the Home to Address the Problem of “White as Default”

By Jasmine Rose “The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.”— Ijeoma Oluo   Growing up white in North America, having any awareness of race and racism is ... Read More ►


People from Mexico and Guatemala tell us, "Drinking coffee in the morning or at any time is one of the most pleasant experiences of the day." …we decided to start with the optimal base for the crop development: soil fertility. How much compost should we apply to a coffee plant? When should it be applied? How often shall we do ... Read More ►