Talking our Children to “Deaf”

By Nancy Blanning There are moments of wonder which leave us astonished in joy as we witness a young child coming into beinghood. With each new step, she progresses further in coming into connection with this new physical and social world. Satisfying the infant’s hunger and snuggling establish a physical connection with the mother. The first smile reaches out as ... Read More ►

The International Youth Initiative Program – A Personal History

By Silas Beardslee The only truthful way for me to illustrate the International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) in Sweden, I believe, is with the story of my own experience as participant, alumnus, co-worker, and then contributor. With each passing year, and each group of individuals passing through the program, YIP becomes ever more diverse, and continues to prove that it is ... Read More ►

A Teacher’s Message to High School Students: Looking at One’s Reflection Directly – Searching the World for Flowers That Grow Only within Our Own Hearts

By Jeffrey Hipolito Fall 2016, Sacred Nature - Issue #85, Vol. 21 The following address was given at the graduation for the fifteen members of the Class of 2016 at the Seattle Waldorf High School. Dear friends, family, alumni, colleagues, beloved community, It is a difficult assignment to give you a picture of what it is like to work with ... Read More ►