Author: Jennifer Maurer

The Power of Playful Protests

When you need to laugh to keep from crying We are living in interesting times. And by interesting, I mean, terrifying. Millions of us are living with the constant fear of deportation. Millions more live in fear for their safety because of the color of their skin, the origin of their faith, the object of their affection, or their gender…

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When Happiness Is Hard Work

7 Ways To Survive the Baby Blues & Other Happy Challenges by Jennifer Maurer, MA, CLC I was going to write a blog about how pets support happiness and longevity by increasing our opportunities for companionship, exercise, playfulness and unconditional love. I had planned to write a story about puppy love. Specifically, my new puppy love, Po. That little guy up there. Adorable isn’t he?…

Playing for Time

The Secret to Healthy Aging by Jennifer Maurer Have you been searching for the Fountain of Youth? Before you answer that question, you might answer these: Do you take a daily vitamin or health supplement? (or a handful of them?) Are you constantly trying to find that perfect workout or exercise regimen? Do any of your face creams or lotions claim…

The Building Blocks of Success

Creative Innovation at Work by Jennifer Maurer Work harder. Work longer. Work faster. Work. Work. Work! There are lots of theories and self-help books out there claiming to have the secret to success and innovation. Unfortunately, many of them are wrong. More unfortunately, many of us don’t realize just how wrong they are. We’re too busy trying to keep up with a staggering…

Radiate Joy! Sol Camp for Adults

It’s your turn to play! Kick off summer with a mini-vacation from your grown-up obligations. Join us on June 12 for an afternoon of un-Adult-erated fun designed to help you liberate joy and your unique play personality, so you can access both more often! Don’t have time for fun? Too busy taking care of the rest of your family? Your job? Your…

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Do You Know How To KISS?

Fun Coaching for Simplicity by Ginny Hunneke Chances are you could use a refresher if you are feeling stressed out or burned out. You may be familiar with KISS as an acronym for Keep It Simple Stupid. A Fun Coach’s KISS is a little sweeter and encourages clients to switch the pejorative to “Sweetie” instead! As we age, life becomes…

Love and Play at Work

by Ginny Hunneke As Valentine’s Day approaches with all the rosey, chocolatey, kissey embellishments, are you thinking about your significant other—Work? We didn’t think so! (at least not in that context) It may be a stretch to consider Work as a significant other. Yet, most people with full-time jobs actually spend more time with Work than with their spouses, partners,…

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Reclaiming Your Inner Superhero

How To Become the Hero of Your Own Story by Jennifer Maurer We’re just about a week into the New Year… Do you know where your resolutions are? (we don’t either!) We’d like to suggest a more playful strategy for making this your best year yet. 2016 “Pick Your Powers” Challenge What super power(s) would you like to unlock this coming year? Would…

Making a Play for Peace

The Liberating Power of Play by Jennifer Maurer This year, holiday tidings of “Joy to the World” and “Peace on Earth” may seem too much to hope for given the crises in Paris, Syria, the Middle East and closer to home. Many of us are feeling overwhelmed by world events and powerless to make a difference. Some of us feel…

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Going to Gratitude on Black Friday

The road may be less traveled but it leads to joy! by Ginny Hunneke I took my dog for a walk this afternoon and passed a group of carolers singing “Oh Tidings of Comfort & Joy.” Mind you, it’s November 4th. And I haven’t tasted a single morsel of pumpkin pie, roast turkey, or sausage stuffing yet. That particular carol…