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”

Play More. Exploit Less

Curiosity – It keeps us moving forward, exploring, experimenting, opening new doors. Walt Disney Early in the creation of Practice Playfulness we discussed how we are adults much longer than we are children. This became a cornerstone for our exploration of why play and playfulness could be as important if not more so for adultsContinue reading “Play More. Exploit Less”

How to Add More Play to Your Grown-Up Life, Even Now

Play can feel silly, unproductive and time consuming. And that’s precisely the point. Kristin Wong, Freelance Writer, NYTs, Smarter Living Don’t let this article on Adults & Play slip by. If you read **ANYTHING** this month on adults & play make sure it includes Kristin Wong’s New York Times article – “How to Add MoreContinue reading “How to Add More Play to Your Grown-Up Life, Even Now”

Ludicrous Folly. That’s Just Silly

“It’s okay to be absurd, ridiculous, and downright irrational at times; silliness is sweet syrup that helps us swallow the bitter pills of life.” Richelle E. Goodrich Q: What did the Unicorn say to the tomato growing in the field? A: U No Corn. For more Unicorn Jokes click here. The Power of Silliness. (Read:Continue reading “Ludicrous Folly. That’s Just Silly”

Why Play is Good for You and for Society

What all play has in common is that it offers a sense of engagement and pleasure, takes the player out of a sense of time and place, and the experience of doing it is more important than the outcome. Dr. Stuart Brown, Founder, The National Institute For Play Why it’s good for grown-ups to goContinue reading “Why Play is Good for You and for Society”

Adults Can Be More Playful

The joy is in the playing. Schroeder Play is those non obligatory activities we do in life. We engage with them primarily for their own sake rather than to produce some kind of outcome and they tend to lead to some positive feeling. Dr. Cathy Hope An Expert Guide To Playfulness, Sunday Brunch with KimContinue reading “Adults Can Be More Playful”