Welcome Lifelong Learners

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make it through the year without getting sick?  Join me for an education on how to protect yourself, your family, and your students – from toxic consumer choices, environmental challenges, and more! The Essential Classroom is both an online educational experience and personal coaching & empowerment service.  Margarete teaches people...
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12 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

The Power of Lavender Essential Oil Do you feel overwhelmed from life and work?  Are you dealing with change of season triggers that make you want to hide your runny nose & watering eyes while crawling under the covers to sleep all day?  Do you suffer from annoying and sometimes accidental skin upsets?  Are you able to stay calm under...
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How to Rise and Shine from Rock Bottom

Do you feel like you are at or near rock bottom?  Are you currently dealing with one or more of the following life struggles:  divorce, loss of a loved one, an unhappy relationship, loss of a job, loss of finances, stressful work life, chronic mystery illness with or without a label, a dis-ease with a label, chronic pain, healing from...
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Love Bugs Craft for Kids

Do you love to create with your kids!?  As a Visual Arts Teacher, I love designing art lessons that challenge my students to grow creatively.  I expose my students to a wide variety of art materials, artist exemplars, and techniques. Experimentation and playing joyfully through creativity is so much fun for kids, and believe it or not, it’s fun for...
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Make-a-Date Sticks

Are you looking for a creative way to remind yourself that it’s ok to schedule time for fun? Most of us are overwhelmed with responsibility and our daily routines. We may easily lose sight of what it means to live in joy, happily ever after – for real!  Consider giving this jar of “Make-a-Date sticks” to your hubby, boyfriend, girlfriend,...
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Mini Quotation Cards for Valentine’s Day

It’s fun to design these mini quotation cards with a variety of card-stock and unique papers. As an artist educator, I save scraps of just about everything, because whether I’m in my home art studio or classroom art studio, I put everything to good use and up-cycle as much as possible. If you love to create using the collage technique,...
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