Michael Dargie, Creative Zealot

By Lauren Williams | June 26, 2021

Michael Dargie, Creative Zealot, in his 2021 Creative Playful Summit Playing Within The Guardrails conversation with David Chislett, touched on so many ideas about creativity I wish I could just…

Self-care is hard!

By Lauren Williams | June 24, 2021

I had a minor medical procedure recently. Very very very minor, but the aftermath wasn’t what I expected and, in recovery, I cancelled an appointment with a client with only…

Competition ain’t playful

By Lauren Williams | June 23, 2021

Competition ain’t playful – it can be healthy, if it’s goal-oriented. BUT… don’t confuse competition with play, actively engaging in relaxing, mindless, unstructured, “timeless” and/or energizing pastimes without any purpose…

Judging Words

By Lauren Williams | June 22, 2021

I teach what I call “thoughtful release” when I guide people in making their keep/let go decisions about their stuff. One of my mentors pointed out that “thoughtful” has several…

PlayfulFest – OH WOW, there are Playfulness Festivals

By Lauren Williams | June 21, 2021

PlayfulFest is one, which has deep connections to a clown festival! I can’t describe PlayfulFest accurately. Its 2020 website details classes in playfulness as active meditation, musical games, clown cabaret,…

Juan David Garzon

By Lauren Williams | June 20, 2021

I’d never thought of music as “play” until I listened to Juan David Garzon’s 2021 Playful Creative Summit presentation “Collective Creativity Sparks Motivation.” Which surprised me, because I can remember…

Marilyn Paul, PhD Get Food on the Table Without Making Such a Mess

By Lauren Williams | June 16, 2021

Marilyn Paul, PhD, author of An Oasis in Time and It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys, will be offering her unique, warm perspective on…

Press Start Academy Hong Kong

By Lauren Williams | June 13, 2021

How to explain Press Start Academy Hong Kong, another company I’ve “met” through the 2021 Playful Creative Summit? I’m not sure, because it does a lot of a lot of…


Trusting Trusted Sources

By Lauren Williams | June 13, 2021

My son and I are mushes for all sorts of animals. If we can ever manage it, we want to keep a paludarium, who knows what other kinds of reptiles,…

How to Clean Practically Anything

By Lauren Williams | June 9, 2021

How to Clean Practically Anything Alright, I’m cheating here.  I have the 1996 edition of How to Clean Practically Anything, by the Editors of Consumer Reports  – WHICH I still…

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