I picked up the book, The Brave Learner Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life, yesterday in my ongoing journey with homeschooling my 10 year old boys, hoping for some inspiration and guidance.
Along the wheel of the year, Spring is drawing to a close, giving way to Summer. Often at this time of year we feel the urge to rush forward, to do many things at once. Hawthorn gently catches us with thorns hidden amongst her soft green leaves and perfumed blossoms. We are enticed by her strong scent as we feel her request that we spend some time cleaning the temple of the self during this transition. Now is the time to retreat from the bustling world for some quiet moments, to gradually strengthen our minds and bodies through meditation and exercise.