Evoking the State of Flow

“Dr. Csikszentmihalyi’s work tells us achieving the flow state regularly is a key component of happiness.” This is so true. A fabulous article on the subject of flow with our children.

Laura Grace Weldon

state of flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, rapt absorption, learning through flow, advance learning with flow, CC by 2.0 Jonf728’s flickr photostream

Flow is “a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.”   ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

My daughter spent much of this week with a deer skeleton she found in the woods.

As she searched the site she was thrilled to find most bones intact. I wasn’t at all involved beyond providing toothbrushes and bleach to clean them.

Today she’s reassembling the skeleton in the driveway. She shows me how the back legs fit into the hip sockets, giving the deer power to leap and run while the front legs are mostly held on by bone and connective tissue.

She points out that the spine is somewhat similar to a human spine in the lower…

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