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Art of Play

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Rank #113 in Self-Improvement category

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Kids & Family
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An exploratory podcast about how humans relate to play through life. Interviews and observations of how play influences: relationships, business, marriage, entrepreneurs, family bonds, and self-care.

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An exploratory podcast about how humans relate to play through life. Interviews and observations of how play influences: relationships, business, marriage, entrepreneurs, family bonds, and self-care.

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Well done

By The pedal doctor - Feb 17 2020
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Well done. Look forward to more of these.

Can’t wait for more!

By al.bunnell - Feb 15 2020
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Excited to learn more and feel personally connected to the mission of this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
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Well done

By The pedal doctor - Feb 17 2020
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Well done. Look forward to more of these.

Can’t wait for more!

By al.bunnell - Feb 15 2020
Read more
Excited to learn more and feel personally connected to the mission of this podcast.
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Art of Play

Latest release on Oct 16, 2020

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An exploratory podcast about how humans relate to play through life. Interviews and observations of how play influences: relationships, business, marriage, entrepreneurs, family bonds, and self-care.

Rank #1: (Ep15) Play: The First Stress Buster

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We all know about stress, but we are going to dig a little deeper into the detriments of stress, plus some incentives to make play your stress buster of choice. 

Find something good in your life through play, and find ways to add more playfulness to your everyday and beat that stress at its own game. 

Resources of research for this episode  came from: 

http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Consequences_of_Play_Deprivation

May 22 2020

19mins

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Rank #2: (Ep3) Interview with Chris Grant

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Please find us online at:

TheOliverFund.org

and on social media 

@TheOliverFund and @ArtOfPlayPodcast

Feb 28 2020

37mins

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Rank #3: (Ep7) Interview with Kyle Kelson: Audacious Joy

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This interview was such a blast, and since it was a spur of the moment interview, I am so grateful that Kyle was able to spend some time on a mic for this interview. Kyle’s story is one that I think the majority of people over the age of 18 can relate to. Kyle has some bold advice for all of us to tap into our genuine selves and find a way to make joy in our lives consistently.  He showed up big for this episode and I want you to watch out for some of his more subtle advice, such as acting on joyful past experiences, being consistent, and genuine self-expression.

Kyle’s Youtube Channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCON6DI3XGSgYPspz6IhXwQw

Kyle’s debut video with YouTuber Jazza: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbS4oxLPH_I

Mar 27 2020

40mins

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Rank #4: (Ep4) Interview with Megan Bryant: "Yes, and"

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Megan Bryant is a charismatic business improv trainer, comedian, and performer.  She has a large presence and her energy is contagious. Her ability to read the room, and influence positively is exceptional. I first met Megan in 2008 and ever since then I have been impressed with her goodness, her generosity, and her kindness. We speak in this interview about the necessity of tapping into play in your pursuits in life, including your profession; and especially if you can manage to access fulfilling play in your off hours, you can tap into more productive creativity even in the workplace. 

Megan is an engaging speaker, entertainer, podcaster and author. You can find more about her from the links below: 

Her Bio: 

https://meetmeganbryant.com/about/

Her Podcast Page: 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-hardly-know-her/id1461493421

Her Book: 

https://www.amazon.com/Not-My-Plan-Sucking-Until-ebook/dp/B01H490P1S/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Not+my+plan+megan+bryant&qid=1583436110&sr=8-1

Mar 06 2020

29mins

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Rank #5: (Ep13) The Normal We Create

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Having the chance to start over is scary, but exciting. There's an exhilaration that comes with getting to rewrite what was once thought to be written in the stars.  Post-Corona worlds look like anything we want. There are things that made us happy that no longer find importance.  This is just a starting point, and it's a pleasure to get to share my list of things I am implementing and trying out with you today. 

May 08 2020

22mins

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Rank #6: (Ep8) All the things I do not like

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This is a quick thought about how the world is going, maybe taking inventory with how you are coming out of this. Maybe just taking a minute or two to spend taking stock, assessing how we feel, and making time in our real lives for the things that have fulfilled us and steadied us through this worldwide event. 

Apr 03 2020

7mins

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Rank #7: (Ep6) Secondary Departure from the Plan

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Just checking in with everyone to see how they are doing? What are you up to? How are you all surviving, and what are you surviving on? 

This episode is 3 quick tips on how to make the best and most of this unique time in history. Hope you enjoy, and please pass it along to anyone you think would benefit.  

Mar 20 2020

13mins

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Rank #8: (Ep9) Backstory to Boise

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5 close family deaths in 3 years. When you're newlyweds, maybe that is not the best tag line for a joyful life setup. This episode is really to introduce the backstory of why our family lived in Boise, and why I have all these interviews coming from incredible people that all are from Boise. Boise was a turning point for our family, and really my personal life. This is the reason why.  

Apr 10 2020

38mins

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Rank #9: (Ep14) Generational Play with Caralee Johnson

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Caralee Johnson is our guest today. She is one of those people that set the precedence of play in her life early on and now can see the repercussions for three generations.  She has a history of shepherding children toward more play, both physical and imaginative, she worked as a librarian and would influence the children in her life toward creativity, expanding horizons and using their imaginations. She is still using play in most of the aspects of her adult life, and she is a prime example to  using the benefits of play to enrich your life. 

Find us online at TheOliverFund.org and on Instagram @TheOliverFund and @ArtofPlayPodcast

May 15 2020

33mins

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Rank #10: (Ep5) Corona-What-Now?

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Hey! Just here giving more tips on how to manage to help squeeze just a little more joy out of life hopefully catching you at a point when you feel like you can use it! 

This episode is split into two main chunks: 1) Reminders from the playground and 2) Suggestions to help instigate play as a resource to fuel more creativity than chaos. 

Here are some of the resources I mention in the episode: 

Article food for thought:

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

Youtube Videos: 

Kristin Andrus and her amazing cache of workouts:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQjPy3drF0G5AcTRpsLv-pA

Sculpt Society Cache: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCYT_BvUB1Wy-lxqPHPjs11GTkE7YDueH

Body Weight Warrior Channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU0DZhN-8KFLYO6beSaYljg

Find us on social media

@TheOliverFund

@ArtOfPlayPodcast

Mar 13 2020

19mins

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Rank #11: (Ep12): Interview with Tawni Beardall

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Tawni Beardall is a family woman  and friend. She is the cohost of the podcast Becoming for Teens and she is one of the best teachers I know. She is always pushing herself to learn new things and grow in new ways and she is an amazing example of loving the process for the outcomes sake.

"It’s about being comfortable in your own skin and being able to push myself out of my comfort zone and accomplish something and it feels good.” 

“Learning things on Youtube—figuring things out for yourself. Tawni learned how to crochet, learned how to can peaches, and has turned to Youtube because she has tried it once and knows that she can make it work for herself again and again. 

Practice building the connections of “I CAN”. I can be more playful, I can figure that out, I can be a more fun mom, I can figure out how to pay off debt and still work toward a vacation, I can plant a garden, I can get that real estate license. WHatever you WANT to do, there is a way for you to learn how to DO it. 

Create your own cheering section for yourself, and make sure others feel that too. Cheer others on, and find joy in passing light and love. 

Tawni’s podcast is Becoming for Teens, and she started recording it because she wished someone would have told her these same things as a teenager. Her hopes that she can help lighten the load, or help with understanding heavy topics personifies how great Tawni is at seeing a need and filling it. I hope you’ll refer any teens you know that need a little light in their lives.

Podcast: Becoming for Teens 

https://becomingforteens.podbean.com/

May 01 2020

27mins

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Rank #12: (Ep11) Sneaky Hope

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Hope. Grounds for believing something good may happen. I am here today to try to prove to you why today is a the day we become a hopeful society.

Hope is a subjective thing, and normally can’t just be defined with finite terms because it means something to everyone in a different way. Hope is something that some people see as just a personality trait, and others feel hope is gained by experiences in life, and then there are still others who think you can just always choose to be hopeful. Come listen and see where I stand! 

 If you have someone who would love this episode, or someone who needs it, please use the links in the show notes to send them to hear us. We are on all major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Iheartradio podcasts, and Spotify. 

Hope Reference: https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/what-is-hope

Apr 24 2020

16mins

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Rank #13: (Ep10) Interview: Kelli and Cody Weight

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Kelli and Cody Weight are some of the most dear people in the world to my family. As we explained last Episode (9 if you’re wondering), Kelli and Cody took Jared and I under their wings and they taught us that value of a full life that has plenty of room for play, especially physical play. These two people have had full lives of accomplishments and are both talented athletes on multiple podiums. They share their love of just about everything with others, and they pass on their knowledge to people willing to put in the work, and they take great pride in the coaching they are able to share with others. They are some of the most generous, genuine people, and their example is a legacy in itself. I hope you find value in what they share today. 

These two were so much fun to have on an interview and after not seeing them in quite a while I was so happy to see them and chat once again. I wanted to pinpoint some quick takeaways from todays episodes: 

First: Positivity, patience, and consistency will take you far. These three core values Cody and Kelli mentioned multiple times, and I assure you they practice what they preach. 

Next, finding something you can get excited about and develop a love for is highly important. It may change over time, but finding that golden ticket will help you keep up your positive momentum and give you something everyday to look forward to. 

Third: Find your people. Find a cheering section. Surround yourself with people who cheer you on, and make a community. Find your people to celebrate with you, celebrate your abilities, and give you a helping hand where you need it. 

Finally, I know they did not share too much about this, but their overall message that I always take away is that life is meant to be joyfully lived. Make the joy for yourself, use the joy in your life, and share your joy with others and your life will be a rich one well-lived and worthwhile to the one living it: that’s you. 

Thank you for lending us your ears today. I hope you and yours are safe, healthy and I hope to add just a little more light and life to your life today. 

Apr 17 2020

31mins

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Rank #14: (Ep2) Modeling Play

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  1. We all want connection, maybe we never had solid connection, or maybe we just want to build the kind of life that is open to more connection, but we all have the hardwiring for true connection. 
  2. We are all individuals. We want to express our unique creativity, we want to be our authentic selves, and no one can do that but us! 
  3. We are all watching each other. We choose to show our core values to each other by the way we behave, and hopefully we begin to attract what we model. 

Feb 21 2020

24mins

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Rank #15: (Ep1) Play: A How To

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    Just a little summary of what you can expect out of this episode: 

    First I will give you a definition of play, What it is, and how we use it.

    Second, I will tell you why I think play is so important. 

    Third, Are some basic ways to relate to play, find play again, and utilize play for our overall enrichment. 

    Finally, I’ll tell you why I am her, and how I got here.

Play is where we all began. We happen to be hardwired to play like big play machines. Play may be seemingly purposeless but it’s where we develop our Resilience, Persistence, Creativity, and Concentration, just to name a few.

I named this podcast The Art of Play because like a master craftsman, I feel like as adults, play needs to become our art, as we have mastered the skill development, we move on to the distilled but ideal version. 

If you create joy, you can more easily share or spread joy. My mission is to help people share more joy from their own lives with others. Giving hope, helping create, and fostering community. 

Feb 13 2020

15mins

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(Ep36) Relationship Series: Kristin Andrus, Ambassador for Good

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Kristin is a master at showing up as herself, and she applies that to her marriage. Her ability to encourage, cheerlead, gather, and defend  are all a tribute to her working on many different aspects that bring her joy in life. Her love of gathering and feeding others has fostered a love of helping and lifting others. This has also shed a light on the relationship that Kristin shares with her husband Jeremy. They show the ability they have to support and care for each other in a tailor made way! Her tips and advice go a long way, and every relationship can benefit! 

Find more of her goodness: @kristinandrus on Instagram

Oct 16 2020

52mins

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(Ep35) Relationship Series: Dr. Finlayson-Fife, Sex Therapist

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Dr. Jennifer Finalyson-Fife is a sex therapist concerned with the thought that women (and men) can lose themselves in the expectations placed upon them in relationships rather than being true to their own innate desire to know themselves before they are known by someone else. 

While Dr. Finlayson-Fife is usually called up for a discourse on how to tap into your own desires to create an intimate relationship (generally with a partner), her wisdom and encouragement for women (and men) to figure out what makes them happy readily applies to the versions of ourselves that are "allowed" to do things, such as play. 

Dr. Finlayson-Fife has a wide variety of resources and educational guides on her website, including a vast library of podcast episodes she has done in the past, found here: https://www.finlayson-fife.com/podcasts

Oct 09 2020

35mins

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(Ep34) Introducing the Relationship Series!

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Our guests in this series tell us all about their work, thoughts, and callings in bringing people together, even if it is just a partner or friends. We have a series of conversations about relationships, how they work, how unique they are, and how we can value ourselves in the process of making our relationships last. 

Stay tuned for some of the best in the relationship business! 

Oct 02 2020

34mins

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(Ep33) RECAP Creative Series

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Here are the contributors 

@jennaevanswelch

@jkirkrichards

@tiffanyrosenhan @girlfromnowherebook

@farmhousevernacular

@missessies_est2003

Sep 25 2020

18mins

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(Ep32) Creative Series: Marcus Jones, Entrepreneur +BBQ Master

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Marcus is an owner of the small but mighty BBQ business, and Marcus created the  beauty behind the meats. I stumbled upon Miss Essie's BBQ sauce at our local Smith's here in Salt Lake and it is just the making of any great BBQ. Even if I can only make mediocre meat. 

Marcus has a true gift of tinkering and playing with flavors until they are just right, and his tinker abilities expand to also be a part of his business abilities. He is ready to tinker to get things right, and to expand his company! 

You can find Mr. Marcus online at: 

https://missessiesbbq.com/

And on Instagram: 

@missessies_est2003

Sep 18 2020

56mins

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(Ep31) Creative Series: Paige Sander Engineer/Remodeler

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I have the pleasure of introducing Paige Sander of the Instagram and Youtube Channel for Farmhouse Vernacular. She and her husband are double degreed engineers, and both grew up on farmland. When it came time to find a house they both wanted to settle on some land of their own in a house they could make their own. They found a 1905 farmhouse on 50 acres and it fit the bill with precision. They have taken the time and creativity to restore this home with an online audience and take us on entertaining diversions through remodeling bathrooms, and kitchens, and learning how to do things in the 21st century. Through all of these things Paige manages to keep a cheery entertainment about her, and it was on one of her soapbox’s about Play that I pounced on the opportunity to interview her and gain her perspective on why play is looked down on, but why it is ever more pressing than ever before.

Instagram: @farmhousevernacular

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkx82bdlBc68Ty4EfDeCn1Q

Sep 11 2020

52mins

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(Ep30) Creative Series: Tiffany Rosenhan, Author

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Tiffany is a writer, who literally began writing as a hobby, and has grown her hobby into a novel!  Her book has been an Amazon Number one release for the summer and is making waves throughout the country! 

You can buy her book here: 

https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Nowhere-Tiffany-Rosenhan/dp/1547603038/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1KZVJAOO1JVGM&dchild=1&keywords=girl+from+nowhere+book&qid=1599160290&sprefix=Girl+from%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-1

Sep 04 2020

52mins

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(Ep29) Creative Series: J.Kirk Richards, Artist

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His work has highlighted for many the approachable aspect of learning scriptural stories through a human lens of being in the story. His view of art and how it is a pass down of creativity and the value of the human being to create is contagious. 

Find Kirk on Instagram 

@jkirkrichards and @joel.church 

Here is his art school:  @jkrstudioacademy

JKR Gallery handle:  @jkrgallery (check out their business card art show coming up!! 

Aug 28 2020

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(Ep28) Creative Series: Jenna Evans-Welch NYT Bestselling Author

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Jenna Evans-Welch is a New York Times best-selling author. She has a myriad of talents, but her innate sense of direction in creative endeavors makes her a natural storyteller. Tune in and find out why this woman is a champion of creativity. 

Jenna’s Books: 

Love and Gelato

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Gelato-Jenna-Evans-Welch/dp/1481432559/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Love+and+Gelato&qid=1597855399&sr=8-1

Love and Luck

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Luck-Jenna-Evans-Welch/dp/1534401016/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Love+and+Luck&qid=1597855430&sr=8-2

Love and Olives 

Released November 10

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Olives-Jenna-Evans-Welch/dp/1534448837/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Love+and+Olives&qid=1597855495&sr=8-1

Jenna on Social Media: 

@jennaevanswelch on Instagram


Jenna’s summer book recommendations: 

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Aug 21 2020

56mins

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(Ep27) Disappointment

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Aug 14 2020

25mins

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(Ep25) Rebounding

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I think we all know that there is rebounding in living. We have to develop certain things from childhood on. We have to learn that life has disappointments, we can’t be invited to every party, friends move away or move schools, sometimes we are treated unfairly by someone we know well, or we have to be able to deal and cope with general disappointments in life.

Here is a link to the book referenced in the podcast: 

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/authors/54848/rick-newman

Jul 31 2020

20mins

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(Ep24) Mistakes

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Our mistakes can be categorized into four different types. The faster we learn what type of mistake we are making, the earlier it is we can rectify our mistakes and become better! 

References for this podcast include the following:

Mindset Article + Graphic: 

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/42874/why-understanding-these-four-types-of-mistakes-can-help-us-learn

Neil Gaiman Thoughts: 

https://www.dumbofeather.com/articles/the-value-of-making-mistakes/

Jul 24 2020

16mins

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(Ep23) Goals

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I promised that I would put the following in the show notes so here you go: 

S specific

M measurable 

A attainable

R relevant

T time bound

These are the known goal setting recipes for success. Take a listen and don't forget to share! 

Jul 17 2020

24mins

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(Ep22) Rebellion of Play

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The systems in our body are hardwired for efficiency and maintaining of the status quo. Sometimes in order to change the way our minds process or see things we have to envision some new way to challenge our bodies that does not require us to challenge them in fear. Here are some of the resources I used in todays episode: 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-your-brain-is-wired-reveals-the-real-you/

http://ecereport.ca/en/early-years-studies/early-years-study-3-2011/chapter-2-early-life-and-learning-behaviour-and-health/4-limbic-system-pathways/#:~:text=When%20cortisol%20levels%20are%20consistently,the%20limbic%20system%20are%20affected.&text=The%20fetus%20responds%20to%20the,slow%20to%20recover%20HPA%20pathway.

Jul 10 2020

28mins

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(Ep21) 1 Billion Hours

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Just to put it in perspective the majority of the world now has access to a screen, and in this way we are seeing a decline in our ability to think and act with creativity. 

In this episode we talk about how sneaky little devices can siphon your creative juices and under the guise of relaxing or unwinding can sneak up and steal your time. Time that was meant to reset your brain and give you a reprieve. 

In this episode we take a look at how our play time has declined and screen time has increased. Society finds this acceptable, but at what cost? Jumpstart your creative thinking today with PLAY! 

Podcast referenced: 

https://www.nytimes.com/column/rabbit-hole

Jul 03 2020

26mins

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(Ep20) Safety in Play

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Remembering that fear is an excellent teacher is one way that we can look back as adults and see how we have shaped our perceptions of the world. Fear can be an excellent indicator of where we have emotional work to do, physical barriers to overcome and spiritual guides to be gained.  Not to mention that we have a politically charged world to tell us where to direct our fear.  This episode I hope puts all that in perspective. Fearing where we are going is not the answer. Finding why we fear, is how we know what we care about. 

Jun 26 2020

23mins

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(Ep19) GET OUTDOORS with Ashleigh Bassett

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Ashleigh is a long time adventurer, in fact she's the epitome of a life-time adventurer as she doesn't remember a time not being active and adventuring with her family. Learning along the way in the outdoors allows for a unique perspective on what kind of a person you have to show up when you're out in the great wide: YOURSELF. You can only be you, because any inconsistencies or incongruences can lead to unsafe situations and be detrimental for you. You have to be you, and as the outdoors shows us how to show up as ourselves we can also be taught to show up FOR ourselves. Take a listen from this stellar woman and get ready to play outside! 

Jun 19 2020

57mins

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(Ep18) Emotional Range of Play

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“The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.”

C.G. Jung

We all owe our childhood selves big time right now.  The majority of us I feel did the best learning with what we were presented with, and  I want to believe that the majority of people are doing the best we can. This episode is just pinpointing how I think we can be helping ourselves do better. We can imagine a place where everyone gets to feel the full force of being valued.  We, as adults, can help build a world that is better for everyone, and equitable for all. 

A few references from this episode: 

https://voiceofplay.org/benefits-of-play/#emotional 

Resource for play definitions. 

"Finding Fred" hosted by Mr. Carvall Wallace

https://www.fatherly.com/finding-fred-rogers-podcast/

Jun 12 2020

15mins

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Well done

By The pedal doctor - Feb 17 2020
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Well done. Look forward to more of these.

Can’t wait for more!

By al.bunnell - Feb 15 2020
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Excited to learn more and feel personally connected to the mission of this podcast.