Today’s Delicious Moment Of Play

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:

“Play

is the free spirit

of exploration–

doing and being

for its own

pure joy.”

There must be a swing, a slide or something that tickles your fancy near you.

Go play.

Warmly,

Nicole

Passion. Peace. Purpose.

4 Responses to “Today’s Delicious Moment Of Play”

  1. Lisa zeppegno

    I love the reminder to play and keep a balance in our lives. My little dog and horses help me to slow down and play every day.

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    • Nicole

      Hi Lisa,

      Well said. Dogs and horses are such powerful silent communicators of so many wise things that help keep the balance.

      My cat is a Zen master.

      Warmly,

      Nicole

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  2. Kathleen zeppegno

    To play is to thrive!!!!! My dogs remind me everyday with their unbound delight just chasing a ball. Simple!
    Fun!

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    • Nicole

      Hi Kathleen,

      Yes, I totally agree. Dogs are amazing teachers of play, and how to keep things simple. Good life lessons.

      Warmly,

      Nicole

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