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Shea Darian

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Shea Darian is an author, family educator and multi-faith spiritual director. Shea's award-winning books include Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child’s Spiritual Life (Next Generation Book awards gold medalist & ForeWord Book of the Year finalist) and Living Passages for the Whole Family: Celebrating Rites of Passage from Birth to Adulthood (Nautilus Book Award Winner & Next Generation Book Awards gold medalist). Shea's first book, Seven Times the Sun: Guiding Your Child Through the Rhythms of the Day is a long-time Waldorf education parenting favorite. Shea is the mother of two young adults and lives with her spouse, Andrew, in Lebanon, PA.


Average rating: 3.83 · 217 ratings · 34 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Seven Times the Sun: Guidin...
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Sanctuaries of Childhood: N...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Living Passages for the Who...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2008
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Grandpa's Garden
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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One of the best books I have read on processing the grief of a siblings death. Nadia guides her father to find healing after her brother's death. A must-read!
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“As we embrace the mystery of love, we see that it contains not an absence of error, but the presence of grace. It contains not the absence of anger or pain, but the presence of forgiveness and healing. Not the absence of disharmony or confusion, but the presence of peace and clarity.

To make a home into a sanctuary, we must be willing to make room in our hearts for one another's limitations, as well as our gifts. For it is here in this sacred space of the home and family, so brimming with life, so full of every emotion available to our hearts, that we learn what it means to love within all the nuances of an intimate relationship.”
Shea Darian, Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child's Spiritual Life

“I began to see that creating a healthy family, in which members develop the ability for mutual respect and caring, is a prerequisite for a more peaceful world. For, it is the family that creates the social fabric of our culture, as Mahatma Gandhi so poignantly illustrated, when he said:

If we are to teach real peace on this world...we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their own innocence, we won't have to struggle; we won't have to pass fruitless, idle resolutions, but we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which, consciously or unconsciously, the whole world is hungering

Sweeping floors, wiping noses, singing children to sleep...such is the work of peacemakers. Blessed be the peacemakers.”
Shea Darian, Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child's Spiritual Life




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