Tag: play

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 to Win

Playing To Win?

And Losing Ourselves in Fun by Ginny Hunneke The 2016 Summer Olympics Games have us thinking about competition and fun in the sports world.  We hear the expression playing to win all the time, but we rarely stop to think about what that means exactly.  There’s a lot of wiggle room in those three small words.  And from the perspective of many…

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…

Fun Coaching Knots

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…

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…

Gratitude Walk

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…

Tree Feet

Play Like Your Life Depends On It

Because It Does. by Jennifer Maurer I still remember the day I decided to quit my job. It started out like any other day. I woke up anxious and exhausted. Ate breakfast, got dressed, barely aware of what I put in or on my body. Drove to work, opened up the office and started the coffee maker, the slow drip, drip,…