Practicing Playfulness. As simple as Salmon and Rice.

It’s a prayer for her, for me, for you, for the whole world. I figure it’s a perfect time to pray for the whole world twice a day, morning and evening… Mandy Patinkin Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying “It is a happy talent to know how to play.” Talent (more often than not) takes practice.Continue reading “Practicing Playfulness. As simple as Salmon and Rice.”

The Sacred Activity of Free Play

Holiness and play always tend to overlap. So do poetic imagination and faith. Johan Huizinga There is much to learn on the value of play and playfulness for adults. In his formative work “Homo Ludens A Study of the Play-Element in Culture” Johan Huizinga explored ancient culture, mythology, ritual, contests, and humor around the theContinue reading “The Sacred Activity of Free 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!”

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 & 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”

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 beyondContinue reading “Play. The Great State vs Trait Debate!”