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Playtime is Essential to Life

By April 30, 2010 Uncategorized

Do you remember, not too long ago, when people (like Walter Cronkite) assured us that with all of this new technology, we would have LOTS more leisure time? Well, do you have more leisure time today? Most people don’t, perhaps for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the ball and chain known as technology (e.g., cell phones, email, twitter, etc). Sadly, many people bring this stuff with them on vacations, never fully separating from work, never fully engaging in play. NOT good! Playtime is essential for our health, no matter what age you are. Playtime is essential for your right brain as well. Balance is the key!

• Stress Tip for the Day
Today’s stress tip invites you to take some time to engage the right side of your brain and play. A game of scrabble, a jigsaw puzzle, ultimate frizbee.. (exercises in the link below) you decide, but whatever you decide, go play!

• Links/Books Worth Noting:
This link will show you some right brain exercises (play). Enjoy!

http://www.urbantulsa.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A25597

• Quote for the Day:
“You’re never to old to live a happy childhood.” Tom Robbins (author)

Photo of the Day:
I just returned from a short photo expedition to Sanibel Island, FL where I spent some time photographing dolphins. Dolphins really know how to play. Enjoy

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net

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