You can’t do the bloom stuff until you have done the Maslow stuff. There is NO learning when there is FEAR . If children are fearful at school then the brain is not in its optimum state for creativity and higher order thinking. Cortisol levels compromise not only learning but the immune system.
Do you remember setting up the Christmas tree? Your birthday celebration? Friday evenings, first day of summer holidays? You may not remember all of it, nor will you remember exactly what happened during those events, but what you probably do remember is the feelings you experienced. You may remember how you felt, setting up and decorating the tree in your living room. You probably remember the anticipation of seeing presents under the tree and the excitement of finally unwrapping them, even though you don’t remember what the presents were. You may even remember some of the smells, and sounds, the Christmas jingles coming through the old cassette player (remember those?). These traditions or rituals are the spice in the dish of life.