A Ted Prize and a Charter for Compassion Realized

“On February 28, 2008 Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize and made a wish: for creating, launching and propagating a Charter for Compassion.” Today I sat amidst the etched, the ancient, the ornate, the dazzling glass stained in images of a Christian faith, as I listened in the nave of Trinity Church.  Although we commune […]

Date Night Redefined

A successful relationship requires falling in love, desperately, wildly, creatively, honestly, spontaneously, again and again, with your partner, your spouse, your children, your friends, your community, your SELF. Let no person go unknowing of the gratitude you hold. Last night I was whisked away to an evening of surprise, eyes closed, head-down through the auditorium […]

Cape-Donning and the Art of Being More

Heroism is a big thing in our family, as an ideology, as an innate option for living and giving, as a right and responsibility that is within us and capable of being realized the moment we simply decide to step inside that phone booth, don that cape and come out with an intent to soar. This is […]

A Time to Gather and BE

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale WoW… The […]

The Blood Curdling Cry for a Curriculum Shift

There is no game-changer quite like a scream. You know the one? It pierces the ears, turns your blood a little colder, you know in a split second it’s no minor deal and, somehow it always, always comes from the other room. We’ve all had these moments if we have or are around children. Today […]

Compassion in Action 4 Life

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” ― Albert Schweitzer Good Day LifeSchool Community ~ Thank you for a record-breaking day of connections!  What a buzz to be able to see, for reasons unbeknownst to me, the spread n’ sprawl of cyber-celebration.  Yahoo. […]

Education as Amusement – Exploring Oak Meadow

“Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child’s natural bent.” ― Plato For those of you just tuning in, ‘Welcome!’. This week’s series is on Learning as […]

‘Wah Wa Wah’ One Girl’s Reflection on School and Life

Hello LifeSchool Heroes! “May my soul bloom in love for all existence.” Rudolph Steiner School was a mixed-bag experience for me.  Some teachers amazed me, some intrigued me, but so many had me sitting day-to-day,  listening to their, I’d-rather-be-anywhere-but-here drone, and suddenly I was up close and personal with a Peanuts clip “Wah, Wa, Wah, […]

In Search of Curriculum for Leaders

Some of our LifeSchoolers ~ those diligently post-checking this blog daily (I encouragingly tell myself:) ~ are parents looking for support and inspiration, mentors looking for empowerment and some are teachers and leaders in the realm of the everyday.  For this reason, while this segment of LifeSchool Inc. will focus on providing insight and a […]

The Sparkling Jewel of Ritual

“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in […]