Practice…… It can bring Magic to Play.

Real magic emerges when practice is internalized, becomes habit and intersects with play in a state of flow and joy.

Practice Playfulness
Credit: Petra Faltermaier from Pixaby.

Watch your thoughts, for they will become actions. Watch your actions, for they’ll become… habits. Watch your habits for they will forge your character. Watch your character, for it will make your destiny.

Margaret Thatcher

On the Journey to New Habits, Take Tiny Steps by BJ Fogg, PhD; WSJ read 3 min.

If you pick the right small behavior and sequence it right, then you won’t have to motivate yourself to have it grow. It will just happen naturally, like a good seed planted in a good spot.

BJ Fogg

Credit: YouTube Katelyn Ohashi

Floor is where I get to express myself. It’s, like my party time, like my play time.

Katelyn Ohashi

Play. The Great State vs Trait Debate!

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

Dr. Seuss

Today marks our sixth month learning the ins and outs of Word Press…poking and prodding the importance of playfulness for adults.

We are tickled pink when we strike a chord with a reader. To learn a posted story is useful takes us beyond personal amusement and blogging play.

Questions of course remain. From the beginning we have wondered what exactly is playfulness? Is it a learned skill, a longer term trait, or just a fun temporary state?

Credit: Nathan Bulmer

Is playfulness built into the human psyche? A way of being? And is play just an activity entered and left at will on a whim? Ultimately if play is a way of being can it be learned, turned into a habit, maintained over time, even enhanced, and if so to what end?

To our delight Professor René Proyer recently popped onto our radar.

Photo Credit: Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU)

Professor Proyer suggests adults can train themselves to become at least temporarily more playful. Could his work lead to more stimulating debate on what Playfulness really is? That Practicing Playfulness as a habit could be a means for long-term improved well-being? A tool for changing perspectives? We certainly hope so.

We were happy to see a recent flurry of similar articles from different media outlets so we’re only sharing one below. We’re confident you can google the rest if as excited (as we are) about the habit of playfulness.

Now more than ever a global mind shift to a more playful perspective could improve upon our state of equilibrium, collective well being, and a more relaxed world view.

To learn a little more about Professor Proyer’s research click below.

Boosting Ability to Be Playful May Enhance Satisfaction With Life (Read: 2 Minutes)

Young Adults and Playfulness


Image by Ananda Wisely from Pixabay 

Play brings joy. And it’s vital for problem solving, creativity and relationships.

 Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S

The Importance of Play for Adults 3 min Read.

Purchase to play @ Picadillyinc

The 9 Best Board Games for College Kids and Young Adults in 2020 by Lexi Dwyer 7 min read.

Cheers to Silly Seniors. More than just geriatric badasses.

Every day the world gets more serious, so fun is the most powerful thing in the world right now.

Ian Brackenbury Channell, The Wizard of Christchurch

Silly seniors? It’s the only way to go (Read 2 Minutes)

Credit: “Crush On: Lynn Ruth Miller” Freeda En

A good laugh, a playful prank and other such ‘silly’ behavior once in a while doesn’t just lift your spirits and relieve stress; it can also have a positive physical impact on your health.

Rebecca Weber, CEO Association of Mature American Citizens

How To Live Forever….The Documentary (Read: 2 minutes)

RBG – Remembering, Honoring, Playfully

Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ….An Unlikely Pop Culture Icon (3 minute Read)

The Notorious RBG Guide – 34 things every Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fan Needs

Recluse? Loner? Hermit? Solo Play. It’s O.K.

I need solitude, which is to say, recovery, return to my self, the breath of a free, light, playful air.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Why being a loner may be good for your health (Read 6 minutes)

Image by Stefan Waldvogel Stefan Waldvogel from Pixabay 

Benefits of Playing Golf Alone. (Read: 5 minutes)

Credit: Krista Walton – *KW and The K-Dubs present: Gang of Rhythm* 
(with apologies to Walk Off The Earth for this odd cover that’s a whole step higher than their original)

Making the Most of Alone Time (Read 6 minutes)

Image by Stefan Waldvogel Stefan Waldvogel from Pixabay 

The Difference Between Being Alone and Being Lonely (Read: 7 minutes)

Playful Inspiration!

Sometimes you need a bit of ….. Playful INSPIRATION!

Image by John Hain from Pixabay

“We all want to find some meaningful truth about who we are, … but we can only find it guided by our own wisdom – by our own rebel buddha within.”

Ponlos Rinpoche
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The Manly Art of Playfulness

Outside of a Dog, a Book is Man’s Best Friend. Inside of a Dog, It’s Too Dark to Read.

Groucho Marx? Jim Brewer ? Mary Stuart? Anonymous?

Photo Credit: The Dull Men’s Club

The Dull Men’s Club: where being extraordinarily ordinary is celebrated. (Watch: 15 minutes)

Credit: Dude Dad

The Hairy, Potbellied Mermen Taking the Canadian Coast. (Read: 6 minutes)

Credit: Newfoundland & Labrador Beard & Moustache Club, MerB’ys CBC doc directed by Jamie Miller.

Go PLAY!

In honor of Labor Day we are

OUT of OFFICE and OFF to PLAY!

Image by DavidRockDesign from Pixabay 

Suggest you do the same :-)!

Politics, Ping Pong, and Play

The opposite of winning isn’t losing. It’s failing to see the larger picture.

Pico Iyer
Image by Christian Dorn from Pixabay

What ping pong taught me about life (watch: 10 minutes)

Ping-Pong Diplomacy. (Read 2 minutes)

Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.

Boris Johnson
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