I don’t mean engaged to be married. I mean are you engaged with life? Do you make the most of every precious moment? Do you embrace the world around you? Is life an adventure? My guess is that for most of you the answer is no; at least not 24/7. I know it’s not true … More Are you engaged?
Is there a difference? In my mind there is. It’s a matter of degree and a matter of perspective. Different emotions come into play also. A concerned person sees something problematical and considers what needs to be done. The person who is worried will be anxious and distressed, and in general very emotional; and if … More Concerned, or Worried?
The journey has begun. I’m not here just to talk. I’m here to do something. That Venture is now underway. I have created a MeetUp group where I’ll make use of my mental meanderings. Not only is being playful good for you; I believe it can be taught to anyone willing to give it a … More The Playful Life begins
One April Fool’s Day Burger King sold left-handed burgers. Made just like thier regular ones but with the ingredients rotated 180′ April Fool’s Day; a day for paying close attention, to be ready for the unexpected. It’s always been one of my favorite days. Not for the experience of being fooled or the opportunity for … More A Day of Fools
“Desire to know” “Interest leading to inquiry” These are the first two entries in Mirriam-Webster for curiosity. WHY? Anyone who’s had children or anyone who was a child will know That word is a huge part of being a kid. 😉 It’s a necessary tool. We don’t come into this world with all the “software” … More “So curiosity, I think, is a really important aspect of staying young or youthful” Goldie Hawn
Photography these days is much different than when I was a kid. There is so much more you can do After you take a picture. I remember then how important it was to frame the shot with your camera; what is now called “in camera” editing. We do this; everyone of us; all the time. … More In the Box
That is the definition of Zest. Gusto, relish, liveliness, or vitality by another name. Imagine when you were a young’n back in Grade School. When you couldn’t wait to be free of the perceived or real confines of the classroom. The bell would ring and your young feet would fly you outside; feet hardly … More Great Enthusiasm and Energy
I have been known to do that, but in this case I am not. I know of three studies that psychologists have done that show the connection between being playful and life enhancing characteristics. The first one I read is “The virtuousness of adult playfulness: the relation of playfulness with strengths of character” by Rene’ … More Am I just talking out my ass?
“Let your ‘inner child’ out”. We’ve all heard that one. That phrase always fascinated me. I was always like: “it’s supposed to be inner!”. However you are all probably thinking: “That’s nice Steve but I’m not silly; I’m not playful”. “How do I embrace my inner fool?”. My answer is it’s simple. Not necessarily easy … More “Let me out!”
There’s a distinction I need to make here. Though related these two ideas are different. One is an activity and the other an attitude. Certainly if you are playing with something/someone it’ll probably lead to a sense of playfulness. Conversely if you have a silly or whimsical frame of mind you’re likely to want to … More Playing or Playful?