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I Want Mama

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

You are in pain and you do feel deep loss, but it goes under and is hidden and not accessible when it is not answered or comforted. You become depressed. Social skills and development become delayed and hope is hard to keep. Resiliency exists, but we can't rely on it alone.

This Is One Of The Best Things You Can Do For Your Health Today

The Quiet Revolution | Claire Diaz-Ortiz | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

This week, I’ve been learning about play. It all started when I read a book called, well, Play. Or rather, Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the ...

Legacy Writing: The Value of Play #110

Rachael Freed | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Freed

Reflection In a sling for six weeks this spring, I had lots of time to reflect on my life and what I want my legacy to be. One of the things I t...

The Butterfly-Plagued Dystopian Play We've Been Waiting For

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

There is more to Mercury Fur than the revulsion it creates. Ridley has brought the outrages of our time closer to home and cast a flashlight on where they could lead.

Want A New Approach To Racism?

Tina Lifford | Posted 08.18.2015 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

Looking through the lens of systematic oppression, hundreds of years in the making, it is easy to surmise that there is no end in sight to our historical predicament. However, this is not the lens through which I see.

Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Event and The Power of Imagination

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

What better gift could we give to poor children who live in challenging settings all over the world...to be in the moment perfectly free and without anxiety...laughing and creating from within their minds and souls, and being purely original and unique.

"The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey:" A 21st-Century Play for a 21st-Century Audience

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

His sensitivity and thoughtfulness contrasted my first impression of him from a few days before, when he primarily portrayed a gruff detective from the Jersey Shore in his one-man show at the Westside Theatre.

A Childhood Crisis of Technological Proportions

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Naphtali Hoff

The fact that we have developed this tablet dependency, however real, does trouble me. Technology offers many wonderful benefits, no doubt. But research is replete with data that continues to underscore the damaging effects of technology on relationship building, attention spans, and our ability to think and play creatively.

Expectation

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"This is going to be hard" "This is going to 'suck'" "I'm going to have a terrible time" "I'm dreading going to work" Sound familiar? When we...

Disconnected in an Overconnected World (Part 3)

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Menas C. Kafatos

Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D Jay Kumar, Ph.D. Your brain craves more downtime! We all know the benefits of what a relaxing summer vacation can do to rechar...

Playing With Your First Versus Your Second Baby

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

If you have more than one child, you know that you're a bit more... laid back with the second. And if you have three or more, I bet you don't even know where your youngest is right now. Sometimes you even forget they're on your breast when you nurse them. Then you stand up, and -- oops! Sorry, baby! Anyway, here's some differences between the games you play with your first and your second kids.

Playing the Way Towards Creative Success

Karen Musey | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

I believe that everyone has their own kind of creativity, regardless of job or lifestyle. Creativity has endless forms and ways of expression. It brings out our problem solver. When stress or life or you name it interferes, we become more limited in our ability to innovate and be our best.

The Result of Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School: EmpathicEducation for a CompassionateNation

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

This post is Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School. As a clinical psychologist and forensic expert in sp...

Essentials for Urban Moms : Part Two

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

Almost a year ago, I wrote a post via the blog on essentials for urban moms. As I was becoming a new mom myself, I found that while living in an urban space like NYC, there were many factors involved.

Come Out to Play

Darell Hammond | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
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Darell Hammond

"Go outside and play; just be home before dark!" Sound familiar? It's a line that encapsulates our own childhood, when the hours after school and just before dinner were ours for the taking.

5 Reasons Why Play Needs to Be a Part of a Happy Life

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

Last summer Thom and I rented a condo in Rosarito, Mexico. For a month we enjoyed the temperate climate, mixed up our routine, spent time outdoors,...

What I Wish I Had Saved

Dana Laquidara | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Dana Laquidara

I was a bystander in their doll games, a witness to it all. I saw the Oregon Trail from a distance, looking out the kitchen window, glimpses of three pony tailed heads and the pink wheels bumping along through the grass. I cannot bring the dolls back. But I can call up these memories, clear as a summer day on the prairie.

Why the Nose? This Man Celebrates Red Nose Day 365 Days a Year

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

After bumping into countless individuals at a local mall who were so consumed with their digital devices that they didn't bother to look up, Tex Allen was beyond frustrated by the state of disconnection in our world.

Jim Parsons Carries "An Act of God," Broadway's Latest Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Studio 54 boasts a legacy of irreverence. The opera house turned television studio turned disco club became one of the sexiest venues in New York City during the '70s, kenneling the coolest cats in the country.

How Our Urge To Play Invented The Future

Singularity University | Steven Kotler | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

One of the most interesting things about writing books is the macroscopic picture that emerges when you’re done. Larger patterns begin to reveal the...

PLAY: The Direct Path to Health, Wealth and Happiness

Susanne Menge | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanne Menge

Play is the HIGHEST form of research. -- Albert Einstein Get serious. Focus. Do. Take care of business, life, everything. You have got this. ...

From Russia, With Love: A Short Interview With Doctor Zhivago's Tom Hewitt

Danny Groner | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Danny Groner

It's a remarkable journey full of compelling twists and turns, and a lasting impression that combines sadness with kindness.

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

The Joy of Skipping: 4 Powerful Reasons to Put a Bounce in Your Step

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

While I could go on and on about the positive impact having a regular skipping practice has had on my life, the bottom line is that it is the most fun and uplifting way I've ever found to be fully present in the moment. It integrates body, mind, and spirit in numerous ways:

Play Everywhere: Making Play the Easy Choice

Darell Hammond | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Darell Hammond

The well-being of society begins with the well-being of kids. That is why we've made it our bold goal at KaBOOM! to help give all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive.