Everybody Needs Play...

…adults, children, even you! Pick a category and start exploring how play makes us more creative, resilient & capable of handling life’s toughest challenges.

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  • play-and-innovation
  • work-play-balance
  • Play and Anxiety, Depression and Addiction
  • Adults Reclaim Play
  • fitness and play

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PlayGrounding is about the power of play and what it means to live a play-inspired life. Not just the “blow off some steam” kind of play, but the kind that can sharpen your mind, make you more creative and help you move from discontentment toward fulfillment.

There’s real science behind it. Play has given us an evolutionary advantage over other species. It helps shape our adult brains the same way it does for children. It increases our creativity and innovation, sharpens our instincts and deepens our relationships.

And after hearing what many of the PlayGrounding Podcast guests have to say, you’ll start to realize that play is as important to our physical and mental health as sleep, exercise and good nutrition.


Meet the Host, Kara Fortier

Hi! I’m Kara. I’m a writer, musician and part of an amazing community of creatives who’ve been teaching me what it means to live a productive life that’s also full of meaning and fun. I’m learning so much from them, so I created this space to share their wisdom with you too. You can learn more about PlayGrounding here, but this is an adequate summary of the host:

Fire Starter

Nonsense Enthusiast

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