Let’s go out and PLAY!

No one ever said on their deathbed ‘I wish I’d spent more time at the office.’ — Rabi Harold Kushner Americans are terrible at taking vacation days and each year we get worse and worse at taking time off – really. Time off is key to recharging your batteries, critical to maintaining a fresh perspectiveContinue reading “Let’s go out and PLAY!”

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”

Play On Words

The power of words is not a metaphor; it’s in our brain wiring…Other people’s words have a direct effect on your brain activity and your bodily systems, and your words have that same effect on other people. Whether you intend that effect is irrelevant. It’s how we’re wired.  Lisa Feldman Barrett PhD Words matter. THEYContinue reading “Play On Words”

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”

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.”

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!”

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”