Playfulness
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Playfulness
“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at PLAY.”
― Charles Schaefer
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Princeton University - Video feature: 'The Psychology of Humor'

Princeton University - Video feature: 'The Psychology of Humor' | Playfulness | Scoop.it

Adam Mastroianni is serious about humor. He graduated in June with a degree from Princeton's psychology department, where he wrote his senior thesis on the psychology of humor.

He started working on his topic while a sophomore when he found an adviser, Susan Fiske. Fiske, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, has said, "My only challenge in advising him is keeping up with him."

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It's not the miles, it's how you live them

Just a little reminder that every second on earth is an opportunity to live life to its fullest. Brought to you by Volkswagen.
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A delightful 30 second video of people laughing from young to old. It will definetly make you smile if not chuckle yourself. 

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Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor

Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor | Playfulness | Scoop.it
Learn how to harness the powerful health benefits of laughter and humor.


Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use

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TY Jennifer Christian and @4afullerlife! 

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Playing Well - Revealing the Alternative

Playing Well - Revealing the Alternative | Playfulness | Scoop.it
We experience the alternative every time we play together. It doesn't matter what we play. It's in the "playing together" part that the world as it could be, the world as it should be is revealed. ...
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We experience it as fun, exciting, memorable. But, because it’s a game, we don’t see it as anything else. There we were, together, sharing community, freedom, health, joy, excellence, actually playing together, and playing particularly well. And five minutes before, we were sharing something else entirely: alienation, isolation, mistrust, anonymity, anxiety.  

from DeepFun by Bernard DeKoven


When we bring a sense of playfulness to any scenario we are creating a potential alternate reality with the power to alter the relational experience, even with ourselves. A bit of humor, from a gentle smile to raw scarcasm, can shift the energy of the room in a moment. Playfulness is healing for parenting, marriage and friendship.


Those of us earning a living by promoting "mental health" (no longer called mental illness) spend a lot of time talking and thinking about wellness. Playing well in our lives bridges the concept of wellness to a whole new level. Thanks Bernard DeKoven

Amy Fuller PhD


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