Play, Playfulness, Uncategorized

Playfulness and Performance: Two Modes of Living

Lately I have been thinking a lot about playfulness and performance, which are two different modes of living. Playfulness and Performance When we are playful, we become joyfully caught up in the moment, focused on what we are doing for its own sake, [1] rather than focusing merely (or primarily) on what we gain from the… Continue reading Playfulness and Performance: Two Modes of Living

Play, Playfulness, Wonder and Whimsy

Embracing a Playful Life: An Interview with Paige Hankla

What if all of us could live a more playful life? I believe we can. This week I got to interview my friend Paige. I met Paige years ago and knew instantly I wanted to get to know her better. She has mastered the art of embracing a playful life. Paige is the mastermind and… Continue reading Embracing a Playful Life: An Interview with Paige Hankla

Playful Exercise, Playfulness

I Played in the Snow This Morning

I played in the snow this morning, and I loved it. This is something I would not have done a year ago, and I credit my rediscovery of the art of playfulness. You  can read more about this here: I Stopped Exercising and Started Playing—10 Results My Mini Snow Adventure  Last night we got several… Continue reading I Played in the Snow This Morning

Exercise, Exercising with a disability, Paraplegics and exercise, Play, Playful Exercise, Playfulness, Resilience, Wonder and Whimsy

Playful Lessons I Learned from My Mom: Paraplegia, Pandemics, and Play

If you have been following my blog for a while, you might remember a post I wrote about my mom that was about paraplegia and swimming. You can read that post here. My mom is a paraplegic and has been in a wheelchair for over fifty years as a result of injuries she sustained in… Continue reading Playful Lessons I Learned from My Mom: Paraplegia, Pandemics, and Play