Finding Positivity

Finding Positivity

News about the economy, the pandemic, and the bitter political stage can increase our anxiety. However, when we reflect on times in our lives and history that have brought about growth or given a new perspective, it is often the most difficult challenges that move us...
A Michaelmas Message for 2020

A Michaelmas Message for 2020

Seattle Waldorf School grade 1 class teacher Andrew Gilligan spoke at our school assembly held in honor of Michaelmas, an annual festival of courage celebrated at Waldorf schools around the world each autumn. He delivered an answer to the question of what Michaelmas...
Our Finest Hour

Our Finest Hour

The sun continues to shine brightly in Seattle—hopefully this lifts your spirits as it does mine. Last weekend a friend shared a wonderful blog post, which suggests that how we respond to this crisis could be “our finest hour.” It spoke to me because at SWS we...
From Injustice to Hope

From Injustice to Hope

As the rain falls on my hooded raincoat, I watch my dog ahead of me on the leash while we walk in loops around my neighborhood. The puddles form on the side of the road and gradually flow into the storm drains. Cars pass me. People scurry by. In my house, behind me,...
Balance and Courage: Michaelmas Time

Balance and Courage: Michaelmas Time

September! The days are becoming shorter and the darkness is growing. Over are the long days of summer. It is time to harvest the fruit, collect the chestnuts, and can the vegetables in preparation for winter. However, we are always reluctant to let go of the sunshine...