Playing at Taxes (Really!)?

Nothing is certain except death and taxes Attributed to Benjamin Franklin For those of us in the U.S. taxes seem to be a most “certain” thing…. Why not make them Playful? Or, at a minimum, ease the stress and find a way to “Play” when gathering all the tiny bits of information that go intoContinue reading “Playing at Taxes (Really!)?”

Spend More Time Thinking Like A Playful Kid

We need to spend more time and effort as adults trying to think like kids. Erza Klein paraphrasing Alison Gopnik What do an Octopus, Kids, Adults, Play, and artificial intelligence have in common? Carve out time for “Why Adults Lose the ‘Beginner’s Mind’” and learn the answers. Trust us, it’s all about play. Crank upContinue reading “Spend More Time Thinking Like A Playful Kid”

Practicing Playfulness. As simple as Salmon and Rice.

It’s a prayer for her, for me, for you, for the whole world. I figure it’s a perfect time to pray for the whole world twice a day, morning and evening… Mandy Patinkin Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying “It is a happy talent to know how to play.” Talent (more often than not) takes practice.Continue reading “Practicing Playfulness. As simple as Salmon and Rice.”

The Sacred Activity of Free Play

Holiness and play always tend to overlap. So do poetic imagination and faith. Johan Huizinga There is much to learn on the value of play and playfulness for adults. In his formative work “Homo Ludens A Study of the Play-Element in Culture” Johan Huizinga explored ancient culture, mythology, ritual, contests, and humor around the theContinue reading “The Sacred Activity of Free Play”

Let’s Play with TIME!

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss Can TIME be bent? Does it fly? If traversable wormholes exist, they could allow time travel….. If you are drawn into theContinue reading “Let’s Play with TIME!”

Your Spirit Craves Play.

The human spirit is more powerful than any drug – and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter. Robin Williams Physical play is important to maintain a healthy and robust quality of life. Playfulness is equally important for our mental, emotional, and intellectual wellContinue reading “Your Spirit Craves Play.”

Camaraderie and Playfulness, claim your place and space!

Find where you belong…. claim your space and place through Play and Playfulness. “We often trick ourselves into thinking that we need is 1st place, when what we are really looking for is ‘our place.’ So when you find yours, amongst the renegades of spin; and the master string benders, don’t let anyone tell youContinue reading “Camaraderie and Playfulness, claim your place and space!”

IS YOUR TRIBE MADE UP OF PLAYFUL FRIENDS?

Friends hold a mirror up to each other; through that mirror they can see each other in ways that would not otherwise be accessible to them, and it is this mirroring that helps them improve themselves as persons. Aristotle Camaraderie, friendship, play, and playfulness — they all have deep importance for us here at PracticeContinue reading “IS YOUR TRIBE MADE UP OF PLAYFUL FRIENDS?”