Iowa State University
Waldorf Institute of Sunbridge College
Waldorf School in Louisville, Kentucky
(Grandpa and grandchild work together in the garden sharin...)
Grandpa and grandchild work together in the garden sharing their feelings and wishes until Grandpa falls ill and the grandchild must draw on the garden's lessons of life and death, growth and change, to see her through.
("Sometimes the ordinary events in a childs life can be d...)
"Sometimes the ordinary events in a childs life can be difficult a child who resists going to bed, who fusses over food, who balks at the hectic pace of family life, or dawdles at picking up toys. Mother and educator, Shea Darian, has written a unique and wonderfully creative guide to help parents and children turn these simple moments into loving, consistent daily rhythms forging a strong family bond. Seven Times the Sun is a one-of-a-kind book, full of ideas, reflections, and practical advice offering a fresh view of daily life in the home and family. Weaving songs, stories, family rituals, and verses throughout, Darian shows how to bring joy to such daily events as greeting a new day, mealtime, play, chores, healing moments, rest, peacemaking, bedtime, and personal renewal for parents. A practical, creative, and much-needed resource for parenting in the 21st century."
(Sanctuaries of Childhood is an entreaty to parents, grand...)
Sanctuaries of Childhood is an entreaty to parents, grandparents, and caregivers. An entreaty to bridge the chasm too often created in our children's lives, which separates them from their spiritual selves. An entreaty to fill the spiritual void our children experience from living in a fast-paced electronic age, in which they are showered with information but sorely lacking inspiration. This book is intended for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of ALL faiths. Whether you are a member of a traditional religious faith, a newly formed spiritual community, or feel disconnected from any organized religion, Sanctuaries of Childhood welcomes you to consider how childhood, at its best, is a spiritual playground. A playground where the sacred is constantly at our fingertips.
(A ground-breaking resource for creating contemporary rite...)
A ground-breaking resource for creating contemporary rites of passage in the family from birth to adulthood... for parents, grandparents, mentors, counselors, and educators of all faiths. Creative ideas for celebrating contemporary rites of passage from birth to age 21 Guidance for making soulful connections to secular rites of passage in the 21st century Over 20 rites of passage ceremonies for infants, children, youths, and adults Over 30 songs to honor life transitions Ideas for celebrating birthday passages Guides for imparting age-appropriate rights and responsibilities in a young person's life Soulful wisdom & encouragement for parents Ideas for parents and caregivers to reclaim and heal life passages from the past.
Darian received her education at Iowa State University, graduating from it with a bachelor's degree in 1983. She then graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 1986 and attended the Waldorf Institute of Sunbridge College in 1996.
Darian started her career as a youth minister at the United Methodist Church in Urbandale, Iowa in 1982. Two years later she became a minister through the arts at a community church in Evanston, Illinois and the next year she was appointed as Ordained United Methodist minister.
In 1992, Darian became a founder and an administrator at Waldorf School of Louisville. She worked there till 1994 and then started working as a parent educator at Passageways for Parents, parent educator.
Since 1998, Darian worked as an author and multi-faith spiritual director for Waldorf School, and since 2008 she holds the position of multi-faith spiritual director for Sacred Listening Circles. She also works as a freelance writer, living in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
Since 1972, Darian has also been a singer and songwriter and in 1993 she became a founder of Avalon Acappella Ensemble.
(Grandpa and grandchild work together in the garden sharin...)1996
("Sometimes the ordinary events in a childs life can be d...)1999
(A ground-breaking resource for creating contemporary rite...)2008
(Sanctuaries of Childhood is an entreaty to parents, grand...)2001
Darian married Andrew Hughes (now Darian) on August 16, 1986. The couple has 2 children: Morgan and Willa.