How (and why) to be more playful

How (and why) to be more playful

When we are in difficult times such as this one of pandemic and social turmoil, it’s easy to think that we should take everything very seriously. That’s not always the case. The National Institute for Play believes that play can dramatically transform our personal...
Let pain invite your imagination out to play

Let pain invite your imagination out to play

Awareness and imagination can be powerful partners in finding relief from pain. Becoming aware and present in this moment lifts me out of the fear and grief (and other Big Emotions) that accompany discomfort. When I bring compassion and imagination to the moment, I...
As usual, Kermit the frog was right

As usual, Kermit the frog was right

Sometimes, when things are changing, we tell ourselves that it is too overwhelming and we won’t be able to cope. That’s not very helpful self-talk, as anyone familiar with internal dialogue will tell you. It is difficult, though, to catch those thoughts before they...