Tag: happiness

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…

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…

Emotional Freedom

The Freedom of Expression

Embracing Our Full Range of Emotions by Ginny Hunneke Do you snort when you laugh? Do you feel embarrassed and self-conscious when you do? Well, I don’t, but my friend does. (Most people love it when she snorts!) I cry. A lot. I cry when I’m in pain, when I’m sad, when I’m frustrated and overwhelmed, AND when I experience joy. While some…

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…

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,…

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…