Tag: Marla McLean

Falling in love with nature (Part 1)

Falling in love with nature (Part 1)

 

“Optimism is our instinct to inhale while suffocating. Our need to declare what ‘needs to be’ in the face of what is. Optimism is not uncool; it is rebellious and daring and vital.” Ava DuVernay

“Optimism is our instinct to inhale while suffocating. Our need to declare what ‘needs to be’ in the face of what is. Optimism is not uncool; it is rebellious and daring and vital.” Ava DuVernay

This year, when I asked kids if they knew who the Dr Martin Luther King was, I knew what I did not want to hear. I did …

 

Focusing on love.

Focusing on love.

In August, most of our school met for a retreat. At one point, we were asked to go around the table and share our intention …

 

From seeds

From seeds

“From seeds” comes from a conversation that came about today when I was in the SWS garden harvesting vegetables and flowers to paint with Caleb, …

 

“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize” -Thich Nhat Hanh

“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize” -Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“You can’t just get stuff to remember people in a store.” -Aurora

“You can’t just get stuff to remember people in a store.” -Aurora

I love the lights. I unapologetically love the visual bliss this season brings.I could do without the barage of advertisements, mailings, and catalogs that bombard …

 

One heart at a time

One heart at a time

This year at SWS, I have three new classrooms of children to interact with. For the first time we have two 3 year old preschool …

 

Happy eARTh day!

Happy eARTh day!

  (Yes, that’s my car.)  Happy eARTth day! Last month I had the pleasure of attending a workshop panel and presentations with an international group of researchers …

 

“…they scatter memories behind them like breadcrumbs…”

“…they scatter memories behind them like breadcrumbs…”

Sometimes life can feel incredibly complex to break down into small digestable bits. Many rich projects have been occurring in the studio during this time of …

 

Some wisdom for 2012

Some wisdom for 2012

Birthdays, solstice, anniversaries and New Years are such wonderful triggers for reflection, memories and storytelling. While many make resolutions, I tend to think about experiences …