What makes a life worth living?

“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.”

– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has studied an aspect of psychology that has proven to be central to happiness–FLOW. Waldorf education intrinsically offers flow activities throughout the day. Read more to discover why this is important for children.

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What Parents Need to Know About “Flow”

by Ava Arsaga 

You’ve heard and used phrases like in the zonewired-in, or in the groove.  You know it means being totally involved in what you are doing.  But why is flow on a top 10 list of learning concepts for parents? 

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What is the Psychology of Flow? Watch the video below.

“Being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”

– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi