Today, I have the pleasure of introducing Jennifer Tan from the gorgeous entity that is Syrendell. You met Jennifer’s husband, Rick, a few months ago when he presented his article on ‘Elemental Simplicity‘. I read both Jennifer’s and Rick’s blogs regularly and I often come away from their spaces motivated to be a calmer, more peaceful and more present parent. I have often wondered how they achieve such connectedness. I am intrigued to learn that Jennifer and her family subscribe to a life philosophy called LAPHH and have asked her to share it’s basic values.
Being grateful for everything that we have. This one is especially important during times of transition.
Speaking politely. Smiling. Lowering our voices. Taking a slow breath when life is hectic. Helping each other. Meditating on world peace.
Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual – holistic, gentle, preventative, natural. Homebirthing, sleeping with baby, extended breastfeeding. Aromatherapy, massage, herbs, hiking, yoga, meditation.
Smiling, laughing and enjoying life! Musical instruments, singing, dancing, playing, sharing, caring.
When we remember to learn and LAPHH, our work, homelearning, and home are harmonious. As a quick reminder, I sing a little song that includes the words represented in LAPHH! Having a family motto keeps us centered and helps with decision-making and planning. If you haven’t already, consider coming together and creating a family motto! From all of us here at Syrendell, may you learn and LAPHH each day.
Jennifer Tan, MA
Jennifer is a musician, fiber artist, prenatal yoga instructor, aromatherapist, wedding officiant, university professor, homeschooling consultant and private handwork teacher. Retired from service as an elementary school principal, she is homeschooling three lovely children in a Waldorf-inspired environment.