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Giving Yourself Permission is Bull#@&!

Unfortunately in our world, full-grown adults still require permission to en-JOY life or to play and create. We “grant ourselves permission” or wait for it from our bosses, jobs, family, or friends to allow ourselves the space to play and create. This, my friends, is crap. You do NOT need permission from anyone, except possibly…

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The Power of a Smile

Here’s a “funny” for you…”What did the 0 say to the 8?” Read this post and the answer is at the bottom! I often share random jokes in my Play Everyday Facebook group or on my writer page. And, there’s actually a psychological reason for sharing random “funnies” other than just being silly. There’s a…

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Are you letting JOY lead?

July has been a month full of adventures, growth, and self-discovery. The first weekend found me swimming a class V rapid in Colorado. The middle of the month I was in Belize with my mentor and coach on a transformative trip with an amazing group of women where I got to inner tube the Maca…

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Leaving (and returning to) my Comfort Zone

Last fall I took a super scary BIG deal step for me and made the investment to work with a mindset and business coach. This was a huge initial step out of my comfort zone. Part of my coach’s program included three retreats, one of which was international. I would obviously NOT be going on…

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Create Your “Ta-Da” list

Let me start this post by saying that a TA DA list is NOT a to-do list. This exercise is not about adding anything else to your already full plate. It’s all about celebrating and shifting your mindset from doing to being and feeling, which is key when you’re trying to get out of overwhelm…

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Banish the Guilt of “Guilty Pleasures”

I was listening to one of my fav podcasts this week and the host talked about joyfully indulging in a “guilty pleasure” which totally got me thinking…and feeling.  Why? Because…Guilt feels AWFUL. Physically, I get a tight squeezy feeling in my chest, maybe some nausea, and my throat might tighten up.  Emotionally, I run through…

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22 Ideas for going on a Date…with Yourself

Have you ever taken yourself on a date, to enjoy your own company, unwind, and do something JUST for you? Not so you can become more “dateable,” or find love or check the “self-care item” off your to-do list. The reason to go on a date with yourself is to have FUN. Have you ever…

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How do you like to have fun?

Do you even know what you like to do for fun anymore? This has been an interesting question/thought that I’ve been playing with and journaling about because I have had the horrifying realization that… a) I wasn’t sure I knew what I liked to do for fun which made me feel like the stodgiest dullest…

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10 Lessons on Having More Fun from 40 Days of Play

Focusing on playing and having more fun for the past 40 days has been eye-opening. I’ve had fun and also made some discoveries about how to play, who I am when I play, and that I’m a much happier person (who I like a lot more) when I play. #1 – Fun is there all…

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Should You Listen to Music While Writing?

This past spring, I went to two education conferences where speakers discussed the neuroscience of learning, and they both talked about how our brains are unable to multitask. Doing two things at the same time dramatically impacts our performance. I asked both presenters specifically if students should listen to music while writing, and both gave…

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