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SparkleCast Episode 8 – The Twelve Days of Christmas with Meredith Markow

SparkleCast Episode 8 – The Twelve Days of Christmas with Meredith Markow

Meredith Markow is a teacher, Enneagram and Living Inquiries certified practitioner, and the Sparkle Schoolhouse “Head of School”! She uses her deep understanding of child development from Waldorf Education, personality types and tendencies from the Enneagram, and the gifts of deep presence from Living Inquiry – and offers them to Sparkle Stories with our ever-evolving Schoolhouse. In the Schoolhouse, you can find posts on being with anxiety, developing a festival life, understanding behavior, how to motivate work at home and so many other useful and inspirational topics for parents and educators.

In this episode, Meredith, Rebecca, and David discuss the collection Twelve Tales of a Tullyport Christmas – the stories-within-the-stories of our other holiday collection, Martin & Sylvia’s Twelve Days of Christmas. Meredith and David talk about the history of the festival and then how it has shown up in their lives.

Story:Tullyport Christmas - Tale Nine: Blueberry Buccelleti " from the Tales of a Tullyport Christmas Collection.


  • An understanding of the full Christmas festival that begins Christmas morning and ends on January 6th

  • Tips on how to mediate the natural let-down that comes with Christmas being celebrated on one day alone

  • How to develop Christmas traditions built on inspiration, food, family, and silliness

  • Reference to how family-of-origin plays into one’s sense of tradition and festival life (David talks about the service 23andMe where he learned about his genetic makeup and how that informed the creation of the Tullyport stories)

SparkleCast Episode 8 – The Twelve Days of Christmas with Meredith Markow


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More about Meredith Markow!

Meredith has been working with adults and children of all ages for the past 25 years as a Waldorf Teacher and Educational Consultant. She received a B.A. with a focus on child development and child psychology from the University of Michigan, in 1984, an M.A. Ed from Washington University in 1987, and her Waldorf Teaching Certificate from the Lehrerausbildung (Teacher Training) in Nurnberg, Germany in 1989. She was certified as a Living Inquiries Facilitator in 2014, and she completed her formal teaching certification with The Enneagram Institute in 2014. Her work in the classroom and with individuals and groups is designed to help people of all ages to drop self-limiting beliefs to live a more joyful and compassionate life.;

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Rebecca Beegle

Sparkle Stories Production Manager

Rebecca is Sparkle Stories' former production manager and co-host (along with David) of the SparkleCast podcast. She is also a writer, producer, and storyteller who performs in theaters, films, and living rooms. Find out more at

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