Len is the recipient of a gorgeous bocci ball set from Heineken(yes, the beer people — don’t ask). A super cool gift because we happen to live just two blocks from a park that boasts a beautiful bocci ball court.
Studies show that play for adults — not just children — isn’t a frivolous use of time. In fact, play is a vital component to health and wellbeing. Just a few of the many benefits include:
Stress relief. Endorphins (one of the brain’s feel-good chemicals) are released during play.
Connection. Shared laughter promotes a playful disposition and boosts our relationship with others.
Enhanced brain function. Play stimulates creativity and can even help to stave off depression.
Physical vibrancy. Play promotes vitality (energy) and stamina (endurance).
Our spirits need celebration! What feels joyful to us encourages us along the path of personal growth and expansion.
“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” — Michael Pritchard
Play is the exuberant expression of our being, it fuels our joy and wonder. Play provides the energetic space we need to feel alive; it taps into unlimited possibility, inspiring us; it resides at the heart of our creativity and our most carefree moments of devotion. Play is a powerful way to feed our soul.