Homemaking as a Social Art: Creating a Home for Body, Soul and Spirit

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Rudolf Steiner Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 207 pages
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Today, social and economic pressures affect the traditional role of the homemaker. Emphasis is placed on the working world instead of home life, and many struggle to function in several roles at once. This increasingly hectic climate has tended to downgrade of the work of the homemaker.
Taking a spiritual perspective inspired by Rudolf Steiner, Veronika van Duin suggests that homemaking needs to be undertaken consciously as an honored and valued area of work, as nothing less than a "social art." She asserts that, by elevating our regard for the homemaker, we can enjoy a happier and more contented family and home life.
The author does not claim any blueprint for perfect homemaking, but offers principles and observations based on a study of the seven "life processes" and how they affect us. She addresses the significance of rhythm, relationships, artistic environment, caring, self-development, and much more in this invaluable book.
 

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Contents

Rhythm
13
Relationships
41
The Artistic Environment
69
Meeting the Needs
99
SelfDevelopment
151
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About the author (2000)

VERONIKA VAN DUIN, born in Scotland, trained as a nursery nurse. For many years she lived with people with special needs, together with her own family, and later took in teenage boarders. These experiences led her to search for ways of creating a home which could contribute towards a sound and healthy society. She currently lives with young children with special needs and runs seminars and workshops for homemakers. She is married and has three grown-up children.

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