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”

Playfully Practice

“…..And allowing no answers, and just saying, you just have to observe it and be in wonder the whole time.” Amy Tan – Unintended Memoir As Seth Godin shares: “Creativity is the generous act of solving an interesting problem on behalf of someone else. It’s a chance to take emotional and intellectual risks with generosity.Continue reading “Playfully Practice”

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”