playgrounding artwork final

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 discontent toward fulfillment.

I began thinking about play when I stumbled upon an amazing community of people who just happen to be very serious about their fun. As I got to know them, I started giving myself permission to play. It started transforming my outlook on life. It made me more creative and more willing to try new things, even to fail.

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, sharpens our instincts and deepens our relationships.

And after hearing what many of my guests have to say on the PlayGrounding Podcast, you may never look at your career path the same way again.


Subscribe to the Podcast

  • Connector.


    Stream or download podcasts from your favorite subscriptions. >Subscribe

  • Connector.


    An audio platform that enables sound creators to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds. >Follow Me

  • Connector.

    Google Play Music

    Use Google Play Music to listen to your favorite songs and store your music collection. You can also create playlists, listen to radio, and more. >Listen on Android

  • Connector.

    Stitcher Radio

    Stitcher is the easiest way to discover the best of over 40,000+ radio shows, live radio stations and podcasts. >Add Me To Your Favorites

  • Connector.


    Receive an email every time a show is published. To listen, just click the SoundCloud link to listen on your phone, tablet or laptop. >Sign Up Now

Kara Stewart 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

Organized Troublemaker