The Opposites Game

Furious/curious They rhyme, but they have opposite meanings. It’s very difficult to feel both emotions at the same time, and one is far more productive than the other. Seth Godin At Practice Playfulness, for the most part, we are not fans of ‘should.’ You should, he should, they should, we all should. We also tryContinue reading “The Opposites Game”

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”

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”

Playfulness & Community

Our power as individuals is multiplied when we gather together as families, groups, and communities with common goals. The I Ching Play and the Practice of Playfulness are good for us as individuals and helpful in building Community.  Community as we fondly refer to it  with a small ‘c’ is made up of smaller closeContinue reading “Playfulness & Community”