"Play: this life force inside all of us"

My most recent PechaKucha talk is all about play which, as I've come to know it, is transformative for us all. PK's are a unique presentation tool used all around the globe to tell stories and share projects or ideas using 20 slides and only 20 seconds per slide.

As we navigate this unprecedented time amid a global pandemic, play might feel too simple to pursue. It might feel like cleaning the closet, suddenly being tasked with putting together your kids' education or figuring out which store might have your groceries are the most important task...

I'd like to humbly offer you another solution to the panic and worry we're all saddled with... And the good news is that you already have what it takes. It's inside you. Maybe it's something you did a child, maybe it's picking up that guitar or sitting down at the piano. Maybe it was laying in the grass announcing shapes of desserts and animals in the clouds or that book that you read 17 times because it felt like it was written just for you.

I'm talking about that feeling.

That feeling still waits for you... And all you have to do is say yes. If you're waiting for permission or more time... the universe just handed it to you. But I don't want you to feel pressure... I want you to feel permission. Follow that gentle nudge of an idea. Put that record on or try on your favorite shirt from the 80's that you kept because it's TOO good to toss.

Even after this, I have more to say about play and why it is the most important pursuit in life. Listen to my PK talk and share your thoughts or your play with us. We'll get through this situation together and I hope we'll be more in touch with ourselves and our own drive to play on the other side. Stay safe, friends.

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