Play = fun + learning This blog from a high school senior documents well that need for exploration and creativity in school. It may make better humans!
True confessions. I haven’t felt much like playing. And I haven’t followed my own advice – that it’s important to play even when it seems counterintuitive. Life has intervened, as I like to say, so playfulness and this blog fell by the wayside. A hospitalized mother-in-law, a rejection letter, and an increase in parenting responsibilities … Continue reading Lighten up
As adults, we spend most of our week doing things we know, or we are good at, or we have trained to do. That's totally different from playing. You don't have to be good at playing; you just have to be playful, engaged, and present. It uses a different part of your being and brain … Continue reading Just for fun
Hallmark's famous slogan "When You Care Enough to Send the Very Best" was aimed at our heartstrings to increase our card buying habits, and it spurred an uptick in acknowledging special holidays. So many holidays in fact that it can feel burdensome to keep up with them all, and pre-packaging our sentiments can result in … Continue reading When You Care Enough
A new twist to Cocktail Hour I live in the North, but with Climate Change, that makes little difference. There is the possibility of snow everywhere, right? The natural challenges may make you feel limited to only inside options for playtime, but if winter is to go on for months and months, embracing the outdoors … Continue reading Making the Most of Winter
One very important precept in my view about play is that you don't first have to be in the mood to play. This is where we as grown-ups meet our downfall. Kids will play anytime, because hey, they want to play anytime. As we mature and take on responsibilities and concerns, we feel that carefree … Continue reading Making it, faking it