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Go Out and Play! Why You Shouldn't Stop Acting Like a Kid

Go Out and Play! Why You Shouldn’t Stop Acting Like a Kid

It seems like a simple solution to fighting modern day stress – go back to simpler times, even if it is just for a short stint. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

Evolutionary biologist and animal behavioral specialist Marc Bekoff, PhD, once said that “play is training for the unexpected.” And psychiatrist and play expert Stuart Brown, MD, said, “Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humor.” I’m beginning to think that playing can even access parts of our brain that are blocked to mindfulness, meditation, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In an article published in the spring 2011 issue of the American Journal of Play, Boston College research professor Peter Gray, PhD, wrote: Over the past half […]

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