Performing Your World – How Imaginative Play Helps Us Grownups Get Unstuck

Kids love to play make-believe. When we talk about bringing back play as adults, this one seems like a stretch. Adults don’t play make believe, do we? Grownups don’t get together and announce that today we’re going to play Star Wars and you get to be Luke. Or do they? This week’s guest reminds us that the imaginative play that …

Kara Stewart Fortier, PlayGrounding Podcast

Keep Play Potentially Fatal

It’s easy to point a finger at over-protective parents, but don’t let yourself away with being over-protective of YOU. You’ll be missing all the fun. It’s so sad, right? Many kids don’t get to run free and play with sticks or climb dangerous jungle gyms anymore. But a lot of study has been done around how important it is for kids to …

Finding a Playground that Sets You Free

Keeping your feet on the ground is the number one cause of boring, uninspired lives. In addition to taking care of ourselves and our families, we have every right to play and lead fun, fulfilling and interesting lives. It’s one thing to know that and another to figure out how to do it. Especially if your feet have been on …

What is Your Play Personality?

“Play is a state of mind, rather than an activity.” – Dr. Stuart Brown This week we get ready for a new round of upcoming guests by exploring the eight “Play Personalities” from Dr. Brown’s book, Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. I look at the play personalities as a kind of menu. …

PlayGrounding, Kara Stewart Fortier, Audrey Wood, Mourning Wood, L.A. Derby Dolls

Find the Courage to Become an Instigator of Play

It’s one thing to know how important it is to play and another to work it into a busy schedule. Hear how Audrey “Mourning” Wood took on boredom. She’s been a member of the L.A. Derby Dolls Sirens team since 2011 and was a member of All Stars from 2012-2015. She’s a derby trainer and has been head trainer, captain …