The Healing Power of Play
I do not think I have ever refused an invitation when the opportunity to engage in some good old-fashioned play is up for grabs. Take the above moment between Arlo the dog, a grandmaster of play, and myself hanging upside down from a swing.
Many of my clients are so busy keeping their heads above water on a daily basis, that they lose touch with the impact of what just five solid minutes of play can have on the body, mind and spirit. One of my roles (and personal super powers) is to remind them to play.
I imagine Stephen Nachmanovitch, musician, author, computer artist, and educator, knows a thing or two about the healing power of play. He writes:
is the free spirit
doing and being
for its own
There must be a swing, a slide or something that tickles your fancy near you.