Posted on 4.11.13 by Ba Luvmour
This blog focuses on the Goal #4 of Summa Academy— An enriched— never diminished—ability to find joy and wonder in themselves, the world, and people around them.
How does joy arise?
When we are respected we know joy. When our gifts are appreciated we know joy. When there is opportunity Read More >
Posted on 3.4.13 by Josette Luvmour
I was in the process of writing a section about Natural Learning Relationships (NLR) for my book on how adults grow by nurturing children’s developmental needs. I realized that this chapter segment on how NLR came about would make a good blog post for those following the Summa story. So here Read More >
Posted on 11.13.12 by Ba Luvmour
Three times a year I teach a one credit graduate course at Portland State University. Courses vary though all of them use Natural Learning Relationships as the foundation. Teachers, school guidance counselors and therapists have all attended courses ranging from Relationships with Middle Read More >
Posted on 10.29.12 by Ba Luvmour
So I am reading the enchanting book Frog and Toad Together to 3 year old Naomi and 6 year old Ruby. It has five chapters and they are following closely. The chapter in which Toad writes a list and then loses it and so loses the thread of his day gets a smile and a nod of understanding. In Read More >
Posted on 10.22.12 by Ba Luvmour
Unlike many Eastern philosophers, living self knowledge includes embracing the body. When I read a quote such as appeared on a recent Thich Nhat Hanh calendar that “I Am Not The body,” I hope he meant to say “I Am Not Only The Body.” Self includes body, obviously. It seems incredible Read More >
Posted on 10.8.12 by Josette Luvmour
We do not stop playing because we grow old…
We grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw
While traveling recently, I had the pleasure of coming across the most enjoyable playgrounds for children both at schools and in public areas. These playgrounds were so simple yet wide Read More >