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”

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”

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!”

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? The Dull Men’s Club: where being extraordinarily ordinary is celebrated. (Watch: 15 minutes) The Hairy, Potbellied Mermen Taking the Canadian Coast. (Read: 6 minutes)

Politics, Ping Pong, and Play

The opposite of winning isn’t losing. It’s failing to see the larger picture. Pico Iyer 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 theContinue reading “Politics, Ping Pong, and Play”

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”

Hobbies…Do They Really Impact Well-Being?

Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby. George Bernard Shaw How To Find A Hobby (Read: 13 minutes. Worth every second) 30 Fun New Hobbies for Women to try in 2020. (Read: 4 minutes) Spending More Time On Your Hobbies Can Boost Confidence At Work — If They Are SufficientlyContinue reading “Hobbies…Do They Really Impact Well-Being?”