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Michael Dargie, Creative Zealot, in his 2021 Creative Playful Summit Playing Within The Guardrails conversation with David Chislett, touched on so many ideas about creativity I wish I could just open up the YouTube video to the world. I need to start this summary by making it EXTREMELY clear that...
06/26/2021
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I had a minor medical procedure recently. Very very very minor, but the aftermath wasn't what I expected and, in recovery, I cancelled an appointment with a client with only 24-hours notice to her. That was discouragingly hard! Not because of the client - the client was so gracious, so enrichingl...
06/24/2021
Competition ain't playful - it can be healthy, if it's goal-oriented. BUT... don't confuse competition with play, actively engaging in relaxing, mindless, unstructured, "timeless" and/or energizing pastimes without any purpose other than having fun. Which, by the way, seriously promotes creativit...
06/23/2021
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I teach what I call "thoughtful release" when I guide people in making their keep/let go decisions about their stuff. One of my mentors pointed out that "thoughtful" has several definitions, all appropriate in regard to organizing (Oxford English Dictionary, via Google): "absorbed in or involving...
06/22/2021
PlayfulFest is one, which has deep connections to a clown festival! I can't describe PlayfulFest accurately. Its 2020 website details classes in playfulness as active meditation, musical games, clown cabaret, creative movement and so much more. Saras Feijoo, the Festival's Founder, is a playfulne...
06/21/2021
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I’d never thought of music as “play” until I listened to Juan David Garzon’s 2021 Playful Creative Summit presentation “Collective Creativity Sparks Motivation.” Which surprised me, because I can remember being a little kid, banging away on pots and pans and anything else I could turn into a nois...
06/20/2021
Marilyn Paul, PhD, author of An Oasis in Time and It's Hard to Make a Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys, will be offering her unique, warm perspective on pleasurable livingGet Food on the Table Without Making Such a Mess:In the Kitchen and on the Planet It’s surprising, even shocking, to d...
06/16/2021
How to explain Press Start Academy Hong Kong, another company I've "met" through the 2021 Playful Creative Summit? I'm not sure, because it does a lot of a lot of many things. Among other specialties, it produces play-based educational modules for kids aged 4 - 16; customized game-based employee ...
06/13/2021
Alyea Sandovar of Tint Hue is a cofounder of the Playful Creative Summit and the first person I want to highlight in a series about playfulness and business. Alyea is a gamification expert, someone who understands the design and application of games to make them more fun and more valuable as tool...
06/13/2021
My son and I are mushes for all sorts of animals. If we can ever manage it, we want to keep a paludarium, who knows what other kinds of reptiles, goats, cats, dogs, and capybara. We're currently rescuing an abandoned hobby of fishkeeping. And we both support animal rescue agencies in various ways...
06/13/2021