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Improv(e) Your (Home, Work, Virtual) Life with an Improv Mindset – Amy Angelilli

By Lauren Williams | September 7, 2022

Improv(e) Your (Home, Work, Virtual) Life with an Improv Mindset, the chat between Amy Angelilli, The Adventure Project, and David Chislett for the 2021 Playful Creative Summit. So much to…

Late to the Party

By Lauren Williams | September 5, 2022

I’m seldom late to a party, unless traffic or the weather conspire against me. But I’m currently butting heads with a certain someone who will go unnamed who is likely…

Some Things I’m Confident I Think I Know – Jim Friedman part 3 – C4

By Lauren Williams | August 31, 2022

Some Things I’m Confident I Think I Know. This conversation between Dr. Jim Friedman, a professor of creativity and entrepreneurship at Miami University, chief steward for World Creativity and Innovation…

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Some Things I’m Confident I Think I Know – Jim Friedman part 2

By Lauren Williams | August 24, 2022

Some Things I’m Confident I Think I Know. OHMIUNIVERSE, I LOVE this title. I catch myself hemming and hawing like that CONSTANTLY. Dr. Jim Friedman, a professor of creativity and…

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Salience Network of the Human Brain or Adelaide’s Lament

By Lauren Williams | August 18, 2022

I recently attended a lecture by Dr. David F. Tolin, a highly-respected expert on hoarding disorder, in which he explained the salience network and its relevance to hoarding tendencies. In…

Sophia van Ruth – How Play Helps us Better Navigate Complexity

By Lauren Williams | August 17, 2022

How Play Helps us Better Navigate Complexity – WOW. Sophia van Ruth just tossed a mind-full at me during her 2021 Playful Creative Summit talk with David Chislett. So, let’s…

The Organized Student – Donna Goldberg & Jennifer Zwiebel

By Lauren Williams | August 16, 2022

The Organized Student by Donna Goldberg and Jennifer Zwiebel provides open-eyed, compassionate, practical advice for kids and parents who’ve hit the limits of their patience, energy and resources around challenges…

Decoupaged travel trunk

Houston, we have an excuse

By Lauren Williams | August 14, 2022

I have a thing for old travel trunks and vintage luggage. Brand-new storage with a travel theme or vintage look triumphs over uninspired, unremarkable items every time. Folding blankets this…

Meaningful Connections Through Play – Toby Falconer

By Lauren Williams | August 10, 2022

Toby Falconer, founder of The Open Fort, wants people, even complete strangers, to connect. He is, among other things, an advocate of placemaking, a movement to make public spaces welcoming,…

Newbie Pitfalls and You’re Never Too Old to Learn

By Lauren Williams | August 9, 2022

NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) Seattle Area Chapter has an extensive lending library. It lives under my bed. Inconvenient, you might say. Unless you’re me, a data…

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