The Need For Play

Star_trek_shorve_leave_2_smallWe forget that the counter balance for work isn’t self-care, that’s often maintenance and triaging damage, but play. The type of play which has no goals, needs little planning, and fills us with delight. Like stopping at your favorite hobby shop just because, wearing Gothic skull head tennis shoes to walk to work, keeping a toy unicorn in your purse, or taking a Magic 8-ball into meetings because it’s answers will be just as useful as some from the department heads and it will break up tension in an otherwise deadly meeting of death by a thousand Power Points.…