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How Do You Come Up With Your Ideas?

Those of you who have taken any of my workshops on creativity know that keeping your inner child happy with an attitude of play is essential. Actually, it’s essential in all areas of life—but for this quick post, let’s stick to creativity and inspiration.  Where does yours come from?  How do you get creative? In [...]

Does Giving Make You Nervous?

We all know, intuitively that giving is a good thing. Of course, we should be open to receiving, as well-it’s ok to get help occasionally and just be thankful when someone does something nice for you or even just gives you a compliment.  But around this time of year, it’s all about the “giving” part! [...]

Can You Relate?

    Donna DiRenzo Graves              Paola Palazzo and Donnie Graves   Relationships are everything.  From your mail carrier to your boss, relationships can make your life easier or make your life hell.   Relationships fall under your social wellbeing.  Your social prowess or lack-thereof often drives how successful you are in [...]

Being Emotionally Fit at Work

  One of PlayMore’s 10 areas of Wellbeing is that of mental/emotional wellbeing.  In a nutshell, being balanced in this area means being able to cope with life’s ups and downs, dealing effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships. When we’re emotionally and mentally, we live life with purpose and meaning. We’re able to be [...]

Hell On Wheels

Wheeee!   If you’ve read some of PlayMore’s blog posts, you know we’re all about having a sense of play about…well…everything.  Granted, sometimes playfulness isn’t appropriate; like having a food fight at your great-uncle’s funeral, but for the most part, letting your inner child have some fun has a ton of benefits.  So [...]

How Changeable Are You?

This past week, I was asked to do a seminar on Change Management for a group of managers at a local hospital.  While all experts at their job, I was gob smacked at how little they knew about the process of managing change. While not a certified expert in Change Management (c’mon, I’m only one [...]

5 Habits that Inspire Creative Thinking

As I scoured the internet looking for interesting articles and research on play, creativity and stress reduction, I found this.  It's short, sweet and mentions activities from 5 of PlayMore's 10 Areas of Wellbeing.  They're easy to do and make life that much more fun...oh, and of course, spark creativity!  Enjoy and give 'em a [...]

Meeting “Cute”-7 Meeting Hacks For More Productivity

Are you "meeting" right? When I was a sales manager, I started out having the obligatory Monday morning meetings," to find out what my sales people were up to for the week. It was long. It was boring. It was the wrong way to have a meeting. No one was happy to be [...]

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Why Is It Important to Play?

Do you allow your inner child to come out? (As seen in Corporate Wellness Magazine, June 2017) All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make [...]

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Tanks for the Float

This past weekend, I got to experience a sensory deprivation tank…also called Float Therapy--probably because it sounds a lot nicer than “sensory deprivation.” These things have been around for years. The isolation tank was developed in 1954 by John C Lilly, a medical practitioner and neuropsychiatrist. During his training in psychoanalysis at the US National [...]