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Waldorf Everyday :: January 22

Come and join our Instagram tribe, Waldorf.Everyday.

It’s a collective window into our Waldorf and simple-living Instagram posts, bringing us all together and giving us a place where we can connect. If you want to be found by other Waldorf.Everyday followers, simply tag your posts with #waldorfeveryday . Each day, I’ll choose a tagged post to feature along with some beautiful words to inspire. If I feature your post,’ll tag you, of course.

Be sure to follow @Waldorf.Everyday on Instagram so that you don’t miss a single beautiful community share.

Here are some recent features :

 

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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
Albert Einstein.

Beautiful photo from @jodimockabee

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Raw foods contain the sunlight energies that are stored in their tissues through the process of photosynthesis. Rudolf Steiner

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Just as we do not give full responsibility to children in questions of daily life because their faculty of judgment is not fully developed, so, too, we should not give them full responsibility for their nutrition by granting all of their wishes and cravings. Adults must lay the foundation, with consideration for particular likes and dislikes that a child may have.

Adults have a special responsibility to children in choosing their food and nutrition. A small child can not differentiate between “healthy” or “unhealthy,” “desired” or “less-desired.” Today, learning to eat right is more important than ever before since many products, such as sweets, are produced with children in mind and marketed directed to children in a wide variety of advertisements. WaldorfLibrary.org

Gorgeous gnome lunch photo from @elliotineverland

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Warmth is probably one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. Not only the warmth of our love but also keeping their physical bodies warm. Children are developing their bodies especially during the first 7 years of their lives. An infant and a young child will always feel warm unless they are on the verge of hypothermia because they have an accelerated metabolic rate. If we don’t provide them with the layers of cotton, silk, and wool to insulate their bodies, then they must use some of their potential “growth” energy to heat their bodies. This same energy would be better utilized to further develop their brains, hearts, livers, lungs etc. In addition, being cold decreases immunity. We are all more susceptible to the germs and viruses that are always around us when we are wet and cold. When our body has to expend extra energy to keep warm then less energy is available to “fight” off infections. Susan R. Johnson, MD.

Beautiful photo from @wholefamilyrhythms

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Mamas, we all strive and struggle and want to create conditions for our children to have the very best childhood. I want to remind you today, to remind yourself everyday, they do. They have you. And each day is a new day with something simple to celebrate. It’s already there. Ease up on yourself. (I include myself here) It is not about the decorations or crafts. It is about what lives in your heart.
Take your child in your arms or on your lap, have a good snuggle or rocking time. Just be present. Be there with yourself, and your child. Play a lap game or a finger play. Tell a story from your childhood, something simple that you remember.

This really is the foundation of rhythm. Of being present in the moment. Of simplifying the activities in the day so that we (me included) can just be here in the moment. Lisa Boisvert Mackenzie.

Beautiful photo from @buzaljko

I hope to see you over at @Waldorf.Everyday.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Live in Each Moment.

An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born. — Unknown

 

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The trouble is, you think you have time – Buhdda

Hope you are living in the moment today. If not, start this moment.

Here are some other things to inspire.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Simply Happy :: Inspiration

Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers — for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.” ~Osho

 

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Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

For more inspiration, please visit the archives.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Miracles, Everyday.

Life bursts with miracles ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

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I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.

Here are some other things to inspire.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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beautififul photo of a pink dalia flower

Beautiful Dahlias & Favorite Blogs to Share.

I had a bunch of Dahlias in the Sunny House last week. Oh my… they kept getting more impossibly beautiful as the days went by.  Of course, I grabbed my camera and they became a muse as I played with my new lens… so pretty!   (And, I love my lens!)

Look at the color of these beautiful flowers… and the frilly shapes the petals make as they hug the heart at their center.

Having cut flowers in my home brings me so much joy. I’ve tried to grow flowers so that I have a constant source of flowers for bringing inside. But alas, either the bunnies eat them or the drought restrictions get the better of them and I haven’t had much success with growing my own.

So, thank you to whoever grew these beautiful Dahlias.

 

 

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Aren’t they such  a pretty color?

And here, for your enjoyment, are a few of my favorite blogs for you to discover…

 

The Wise Robin – a beautiful meander through a beautiful Waldorf-inpired life.

 

Me and Orla – I’m in awe with the poetic letters Sara wrights to her daughter.

 

Dancey Pants Disco – fun and lovely and sunny.

 

Enjoy… and let them know you’ve visited.

photo of happiness

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Summer Slowdown

Beautiful summer, filled with golden sunshine.

Our day’s are warm and slow and we have given in to delicious lethargy… and surrendered to watermelon, cold from the fridge. Lazy afternoons are spent reading in the shade of the avocado tree and suppers are cool and fresh. Baths are tepid and we sleep with only the sheet.

 

photo of Autumn wheatPhoto of forget-me-notsPhoto of autumn and fell leafPhoto of autumn plantsPhoto of moss and lichen on bark of a treePhoto of a dandelion

 

 

I’ve found some favorite blogs to share :

Daughter of the Woods – Michelle’s beautiful photos are like a wander through a daydream.

Sprouted Kitchen – While looking for gluten free recipes I often find myself lost in the art of their beautiful food.

This Brown Wren – magic water, cassia flowers and beautiful everyday days.

Enjoy and let them know you’ve visited.

And, here’s a sweet poem for summer :

Come out, come out this sunny day
The fields are sweet with new mown hay
The birds are singing loud and clear
For summer time once more is here
So bring your rakes and come and play
And toss and tumble in the hay
The sweet wild roses softly blow
All pink and white the roses grow
The nodding daisies in the grass
Lift up their heads to hear you pass
Upon this happy, sunny day
When you come out to make the hay.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

photo of a magical Dandelion

Hello, August!

 

photo of a magical Dandelion

 

I want to begin August by sharing some beautiful blogs I think you’ll love.

A Soulful Life – dreamer, poet, Mama, artist, maker of happy messes, fan of unmade beds.

Whole Family Rhythms – I’ve been hot and it’s wonderfully refreshing to see winter photos. I particularly love Meagan’s ‘in the kitchen’ posts.

Wearable Planter – because everything here is JUST SO CUTE !

 

And, here’s a poem that makes me think of my children when they were little :

 

O Dandelion – Anon

“O dandelion, yellow as gold,
What do you do all day?”

“I just wait here in the tall green grass
Till the children come to play.”

“O dandelion, yellow as gold,
What do you do all night?”

“I wait and wait till the cool dews fall
And my hair grows long and white.”

“And what do you do when your hair is white
And the children come to play?”

“They take me up in their dimpled hands
And blow my hair away!”

 

Gorgeous photo of a field of dandelions

 

May ALL your August wishes come true.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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