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?”

Make 2021 YOUR Year of Playfulness!

You’ll never get bored when you try something new, There’s no limit to what you can do. – Dr. Seuss 2020 is a year to remember.  Truly.  Given difficult times, fear and  unknowns it has still been full of meaningful moments to reflect upon. This next year holds the promise of a new and betterContinue reading “Make 2021 YOUR Year of Playfulness!”

Find The Mirth

There was a time, long ago, when we knew all about Christmas. We were small; we held it right in our hearts.  We have to work at it to find Christmas now, but it’s worth looking for. Essayist Murr Brewster The holidays can be challenging for some. It may take slowing down, focus, and practiceContinue reading “Find The Mirth”

Playfulness in community for Community

“Play is not merely idle time; it’s an opportunity to experiment with new interests and to draw closer to other people.”  Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal by Gretchen Rubin When we play with others we learn about ourselves, have fun, and build trust. The more we play together in smaller groups or small communities the moreContinue reading “Playfulness in community for Community”

Creativity & Play Through the Eyes of Adults with Autism

Play should be a place that anyone can occupy and where all are welcome, without barriers, boundaries or limitations. It should be an endless place to be and to fundamentally enjoy being. University of Sheffield Several months ago we took a wonderful online course through FutureLearn on the Importance of Play In Everyday Life. OneContinue reading “Creativity & Play Through the Eyes of Adults with Autism”

Thanksgiving. Anticipate, Experience, Remember Play

Research in behavioral science suggests that the actual in-person experience is only one of three legs of the overall experience. The second is anticipation — things that happen before the experience. The many days that you spend planning a trip … and the pleasure it brings you creates the anticipation……. The third is remembrance —Continue reading “Thanksgiving. Anticipate, Experience, Remember Play”

Pubs hold the treasures of community & play

It’s not like a saloon, it’s more like a club for men and women…who don’t drink for the sake of drinking but for the company. Burgess Meredith It takes time to build community. Flexibility and kindness allow people to comfortably enter and leave at will — kind of like how we are free to chooseContinue reading “Pubs hold the treasures of community & play”