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Creativity coach, writing and creative process instructor, speaker, author of Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Write the Way You Want (Penguin/Tarcher 2012) and Dancing in the Dragon's Den (Red Wheel Weiser), Teaching Artist at the Loft Literary Center.

How to Play Today

Another way to do Christmas cards: Playing pinochle with my mom Lois and my sister Glendeen

Play invites us to pause the constant flurry of doing, which is so often a desperate search for meaning — and in that pausing, we remember our Being that is the true source of meaning.

Play opens the door to beauty, joy, imagination and gratitude because it opens our hearts and our minds.

Today is the day to play. Don’t wait until you finish some “important” task. Play now and you’ll discover that play is the important non-task that illuminates your life and your writing/art.

Start with what you enjoy and people you love.

Or start by playing this — trust me, this TED Talk with Louie Schwartzberg is worth your time and attention.

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4 Comments on “How to Play Today”

  1. Liz Ward December 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    I love TED. And this is why. Thanks for the link Roseanne.


    • rosannebane December 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

      You’re welcome. I love to pass great stuff like along.



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