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Free Play vs. Competition

Connor Kozlov | Posted 02.18.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

For decades, many corporations have used metaphors with sports to encourage hard work, dedication, and a persevering mindset. While competitive sports offer plenty of lessons and a better awareness of our habits, it also prevents us from the many benefits of free play.

Aaron Sorkin To Make 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Into A Broadway Play

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.10.2016 | Arts

Harper Lee's beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird will be coming to Broadway for the 2017-2018 season, in a new adaptation penned by screenwriter and...

It's Time to Enjoy Life: The Enjoy Life Community Program

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 02.07.2017 | Impact
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Years ago I was the President of the Port Jefferson Station / Terryville Civic Association. During my time as an officer, our organization functioned...

To the Moms I Am Not, But Was Supposed to Be

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 02.05.2017 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

I was pulled out of the comfort of my life by my child so hard I had whiplash, but now, years later and happy to be exactly where I am, I get to sit back and observe a world to which I wouldn't have been privy, a world I wouldn't have even noticed

Unblock the Kink in Creative Flow

Wendy Reese | Posted 01.31.2017 | Business
Wendy Reese

I'd been writing. I'd only planned on an hour or so, but three had passed. I just couldn't stop. It was like the words were flowing through me and I w...

The Surf Love Story of an Introvert Mermaid

Candace Loy | Posted 01.29.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

In the beginning, I was always more scared, than calm, excited and confident like those around me. The pictures you see of the composed and artful hu...

'I'm Going to Die Soon'

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"I'm going to die soon." Yesterday I spoke with a relative who said this to me. Not, thankfully, because she has any particular health reason for th...

Getting into the flow for entrepreneurs

Wendy Reese | Posted 01.22.2017 | Business
Wendy Reese

Remember when you had that crazy idea for a new business, product or service, that you felt you just had to do? It tugged at your mind and heart until...

Our Mother's Brief Affair: Secret Liaisons

Danny Groner | Posted 01.20.2017 | New York
Danny Groner

On its face, Our Mother's Brief Affair is a recognizable, even familiar, story. Two adult children visiting their mother discover some long-ago secret...

The Exhausted Child

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.18.2017 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

What if you are waking up 5:30 AM because your divorced parent works, driving to the other parent's home to be greeted by a babysitter while the other...

52 Ways to Awaken Your Playful Spirit in 2016

Meredith Sinclair | Posted 01.13.2017 | Parents
Meredith Sinclair

Here are some sure-fire ways to awaken your playful spirit (and your family's), in the coming year. And if I'm wrong, at least you'll all have had a really great time trying.

4 Benefits of Play to Help Improve Your Success

Connor Kozlov | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Connor Kozlov

No matter what role you have, adding play can help increase your chances of success and your ability to do creative and productive work. Even if you love the work that you do, it's fun to get away from it and have an objective-free space to unwind and reset yourself.

Guide: 7 Mobile Games You Can Play with One Hand | @nttd

Netted by the Webbys | Posted 01.12.2017 | Technology
Netted by the Webbys

You're on the train, squeezed between a double stroller with two screaming babies and a guy who smells like he bathed in sauerkraut. Ah, it's another ...

Actor/Director Gregg Daniel on Juggling Both Stage and Screen

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 01.12.2017 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Gregg Daniel has been busy. The accomplished actor has been a fixture in the entertainment world for close to 25 years and has over TV and film credits to his name, including the role of Reverend Daniels on the HBO hit series True Blood.

How 10 Minutes Can Change Your Life

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

Let's face it, none of us have time to waste -- so here are a few of my favorite powerhouse activities.

The Most Important New Year's Resolution and How to Achieve It

Connor Kozlov | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Connor Kozlov

In years past, I've scrolled through Facebook to see dozens of friends aiming for a slimmer waist, more sales, or upgraded relationships. There is not...

Just Let Them Play!

Joshua Barreiro | Posted 01.07.2017 | Parents
Joshua Barreiro

The need for increasing and maintaining physical activity in youth is something universally agreed upon, but not all activities are equal. Essentially there are three kinds of activity a child can engage in: unstructured, structured and semi-structured play.

The Glamorization of Toy Guns -- Counter-Productive Symbolism?

Iain Patton | Posted 01.04.2017 | Parents
Iain Patton

With names like Shooting Play, Army Machine Gun and Rapid Firing Gun, are we not pretending that these toys are doing anything other than re-enacting death and destruction in a play format?

The Wings of Children

Gina Ann | Posted 12.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gina Ann

Her name is jojo, a fairy angel. She has ripped her wing and cannot fly. The generosity of spirit is on its way as she meets a sweet bee, a hard wor...

Why You Don't Need to Worry About Your Health Over the Holidays

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

As a doctor, I'm going to tell you to stop stressing. Not only do most of those deprivation-fueled tips not work (who writes those things anyway?), staying healthy without obsessing is much easier than you think. That's mainly because there are likely things that you already enjoy -- and don't realize how good they are for you. Emphasize these four things and you won't have to choose between celebrating and health after all:

The Color Purple Author Alice Walker: 'Rebellion is Close to Godliness'

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 12.10.2016 | Entertainment
Sarah Beauchamp

Later on in her life, Walker realized that she "had to show what happened to them and why they were like that," she said of her grandparents. She had to tell the story of how people could move forward, break free from their former selves and change for the better.

J.J. Abrams Reveals Who Wrote The Cantina Band Music For 'The Force Awaken'

Associated Press | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.03.2017 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- The force of "Star Wars" has drawn together two of the biggest pop culture sensations of the year. Director J.J. Abrams divulged on M...

What We Can Learn from the Disembodied Voice

Joan Michelson | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Joan Michelson

Employees generally disengage from their work because they don't feel they can be themselves there. For many, it's because they feel they need to hide something about themselves to keep their job and/or advance.

Show Tackles Dating While Gay and Disabled

Christina Paschyn | Posted 11.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Christina Paschyn

How many able-bodied gay men would ask out a disabled gay man? That's the question actor Ryan J. Haddad, 23, has struggled with for most of his young adult life.

Arthur Miller's Gripping Polemic On Nazi Terror

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

If anyone still doubts after the attacks in Paris that terror and barbarity must be must be fought with all one's strength, they should get tickets to...