Waldorf Essentials

Waldorf Essentials

Hosted by: Melisa and Erik Neilsen

Who are we? I’m Melisa! A mom of five children with only two left at home. I’ve been a wife, an ex-wife and a wife again. Two of my children have spectrum struggles. My oldest has ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and my...

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80. How to Meditate on Each Child or Each Challenging Situation, Melisa Nielsen

Melisa Nielsen shares today how she meditates on each child and each challenging situation she has been in. Grab a pen and paper. Take notes. Put the meditation into practice and let us know how it changes your...
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79. Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It’s no secret, Waldorf has some beautiful books, toys, and art supplies. Join Melisa as she shares her favorite gift options, by age. She also provides some insight on how to navigate undesirable gifts. In this...
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78. Mind Set Part 2 with Melisa Nielsen Waldorf Essentials

Part two is diving deeper into your limiting beliefs. Melisa challenges you to really pay attention to them this week, take notes and catch yourself when you are stuck in a limited belief. It can be as simple as...
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77. December Tips to Chill Out from Melisa Nielsen

Melisa is here to remind you to enjoy the holiday/festival season, instead of stressing over it. - It’s just a day. Take some pressure off yourself. You can celebrate the value and magic in the holiday everyday! - Get...
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76. Tips for the Holidays from Melisa Nielsen Waldorf Essentials

Melisa shares how she navigates the holiday season. We are in charge of letting it feel chaotic or grounding ourselves into it. Simple idea that doesn't break the bank for the holiday? Go to the library Pick out books...
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75. Happy During the Holidays

Melisa Nielsen shares her practices of creating happiness in the holiday's. From decorating the tree to meal time. Remember we are always in charge of our reaction. We can feel calm or let chaos take over. We can keep...
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74. Mind Set with Melisa Nielsen for Parenting and Homeschooling Part 1

Melisa shares common things we tell ourselves that hijack our mindset. We are doing it to ourselves. Melisa shares helpful tips to turn our mindset in the right direction. Melisa also touches on temperament and how we...
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73. Winter Holiday and Waldorf Festivals Run Down with Melisa Nielsen

Melisa takes us through the winter season of holidays and festivals. She helps guide us in choosing which to celebrate based on what is right for our families values and practices. The best way to have a successful...
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72. Special Needs: Down Syndrome and Beyond

Melisa shares a conversation with Linda Chido, mom of 4. Linda shares her experience with each of her children to encourage fellow parents on their journey. Connect with Linda Chino at...
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71. The Only Thing You Need to Say, Navigating Festivals and Holidays with Family by Melisa Nielsen

Have you felt your blood boiling during a family gathering? Have you been challenged by your choice to homeschool and felt you are constantly defending yourself? This message is for you! Help a friend out and share it...
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70. Saint Nicholas (Wear Headphones)

Join Melisa as she discusses ways to help bring the magic of celebrating St. Nicholas to your family. PLEASE wear headphones, we don't want to spoil anything! Melisa Nielsen at Waldorf Essentials shares - How to...
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69. Waldorf Festivals for Big Kids from Waldorf Essentials

Melisa takes us through the year of festivals from beginning to end. She focuses specifically on the older kids and keeping the festivals alive for them. What does that look like? How does it shift? Melisa also shares...
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