We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Happier people make time for playing in their lives. Children are natural players. Unfortunately, as we age we forget how to play and most of us rarely prioritize it.
Why bother with what seems like a frivolous activity?
In the book Creating Your Best Life, Caroline Adams Miller and Dr. Michael B. Frisch describe the benefits like this:
Playing games and being spontaneous make us smile. Play goals also often involve learning new habits, making friends, getting fit, laughing, and exploring the world. Psychologists note that humor is one of the most powerful antidotes to discouragement and pessimism. Play also often puts us in a state of “flow” – where time stands still and we are completely engaged in the challenges in front of us – and it helps us…
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A very interesting article
Today I read a great article regarding sleep patterns, both current and historical.
Dr Joseph Mercola, an Illinois physician who is known worldwide for his work in health and wellness, covers the subject of sleep patterns.
Dr Mercola argues that our sleep patterns have changed radically throughout the last century, and that some current sleep disorders, may actually be an instinctive attempt to return to a natural biological sleep pattern.
Read the article below and decide for yourself.
comments are welcome, but please read the article first…
Always count yourself in!
Wonderful video using the Dalai Lama’s words. We’re all equal in our search for happiness and our humanity. Simple. Lovely. Touching.
If anyone’s in London on Tuesday 19 June at 2:00pm you can also go and see him at the Royal Albert Hall. Let me know if you do!
I believe that everything is a miracle! Thank you for sharing this, MoJo!