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Forum: Waldorf   03-20-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By orangewallflower
Misconscrewed, I am so very sorry your daughter...

Misconscrewed, I am so very sorry your daughter and you are going through this. When a Waldorf class isn't working, people who know Waldorf know to just pull their kids. The teacher's authority is...
Forum: Waldorf   07-19-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By orangewallflower
Thank you so, so much for telling your story!...

Thank you so, so much for telling your story! You sound like an incredible asset to the faculty you are a part of, and it is delightful to hear that you found a program that worked for you. 
Forum: Waldorf   07-15-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By orangewallflower
Izzybelly,Please tell us more! I would love to...

Izzybelly,Please tell us more! I would love to know your story and how you navigate the indications and what is your relationship to anthroposophy. Do you work out of anthroposophy?  Do you believe...
Forum: Waldorf   06-06-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By orangewallflower
DimitraDaisy, I have found that some of the best...

DimitraDaisy, I have found that some of the best Waldorf teachers are the ones who found Waldorf after teaching in public schools successfully. People who love Waldorf and who are natural teachers...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-31-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,552
Posted By orangewallflower
Wow, Alenushka! Enough said. 

Wow, Alenushka! Enough said. 
Forum: Waldorf   05-31-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By orangewallflower
Crowlessly, I feel like I should make clear that...

Crowlessly, I feel like I should make clear that my pretty certain response to your question was not because you describe yourself as agnostic. That word seems to encompass so many different things,...
Forum: Waldorf   05-28-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By orangewallflower
It's more than annoying for a rationalist. A...

It's more than annoying for a rationalist. A rationalist looks to the sensory world, evidence, the knowable for answers. Without that we can't be grounded. Steiner taught that one can experience the...
Forum: Waldorf   05-28-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By orangewallflower
Augustine, you sound like someone *much* more...

Augustine, you sound like someone *much* more likely to love W teacher training. What struck me about the OP is that it sounds like the more she learns about Anthroposophy the less she likes it and...
Forum: Waldorf   05-26-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By orangewallflower
You will have a tough time. They will be...

You will have a tough time. They will be welcoming of you, but anthroposophy will probably drive you more nuts the further you study it. I suggest you find out if you can enroll in the first couple...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-26-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By orangewallflower
Eggs are another great protein source. Fish if...

Eggs are another great protein source. Fish if you do fish.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-25-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By orangewallflower
Add vegetables! Carrots, kale, green beans,...

Add vegetables! Carrots, kale, green beans, cauliflower, brussels etc.. Essential for a healthy diet.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-24-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By orangewallflower
Remember that a scale is very limited. What if...

Remember that a scale is very limited. What if you lost a bunch a fat while building muscle, but you gained a pound. And then you drank a half quart of water so you weighed a pound more? I would...
Forum: Waldorf   03-18-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By orangewallflower
Oh, but someone hopefully can talk about Kim...

Oh, but someone hopefully can talk about Kim Payne who is a consultant that helps Waldorf schools with conflict resolution. I don't know anything about his approach except that it is Waldorf...
Forum: Waldorf   03-18-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By orangewallflower
You mean among kids, right? It really isn't...

You mean among kids, right?

It really isn't commonly taught in a Waldorf grade school. Waldorf teachers are trained to deal with conflict on a spiritual plane, but not directly with students.
Forum: Personal Growth   03-11-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,895
Posted By orangewallflower
Thanks for letting us know you are feeling a...

Thanks for letting us know you are feeling a little better!
Forum: Personal Growth   03-10-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,237
Posted By orangewallflower
Oops! I'm glad you are reading it, and wouldn't...

Oops! I'm glad you are reading it, and wouldn't have laid it out had I known you already have it. Enjoy!
Forum: Personal Growth   03-10-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,237
Posted By orangewallflower
Oops: I forgot to tell you the first step of...

Oops: I forgot to tell you the first step of NVC: make an observation. For example: I cook dinner every night. So it goes:
Make an observation that is leading to an emotionally charged situation.
...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-10-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,237
Posted By orangewallflower
What an introspective thing to post, OP! ...

What an introspective thing to post, OP!

Here is the main idea of non-violent communication (as I see it. I do encourage you to read it.) When we are chronically angry or sad or depressed or...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-09-2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,895
Posted By orangewallflower
Yes, I have to break the bad news to you: you...

Yes, I have to break the bad news to you: you are thin.

Please, please consider lifting weights, joining a soccer team or doing a boot camp class. There is nothing like getting strong to change...
Forum: Spirituality   03-09-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By orangewallflower
It is possible if all parties engage in a...

It is possible if all parties engage in a "polite fiction" that they absolutely respect the other person's beliefs (or lack thereof) and that they do not view their own religion as superior (which,...
Forum: Religious Studies   03-09-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,732
Posted By orangewallflower
Quote: Originally Posted by Grace and Granola...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grace and Granola http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15161424)
Wow! This is a fascinating...
Forum: Religious Studies   03-08-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,732
Posted By orangewallflower
Quote: Originally Posted by vbactivist...

Quote:
Originally Posted by vbactivist http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15158198)
zorro - I did not mean to offend you. What...
Forum: Religious Studies   03-08-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,732
Posted By orangewallflower
Not LDS or Christian, but I totally agree with...

Not LDS or Christian, but I totally agree with Zorro that it makes no sense to say that people who worship Christ aren't Christian.

Someone brought up the issue of baptism, which I find really...
Forum: Waldorf   03-07-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By orangewallflower
Our kids have always used our porcelain dishes...

Our kids have always used our porcelain dishes and glass glasses (since they were two, that is.) The have never broken a single thing.
Forum: Personal Growth   03-06-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,471
Posted By orangewallflower
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm Bride...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15152891)
I, in turn, disagree. I get what you're...
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