5
Dec
2016
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Podcast: The Art of Playing in the Everyday

I jumped on ZCast and recorded my first podcast about what led me to a re-claiming of play and creativity in my life and the practice of ‘the art of playing in the everyday’. What do you mean by play, Mary Alice? What does it mean to play in the every day? Between the ages...
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30
Nov
2016
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Conception: Each Story Has A Beginning and Then…

Experience tells me that writing memoir is first–to conceive. …to become pregnant with… play and create Its taken many years of playing with art-making, writing, and storytelling to come to an understanding of my life view and play-based process. In the end, It’s really simple! Play opens the Door to Creativity. conception There are events...
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21
Nov
2016
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21-Day ‘Start Writing Your Memoir’ Challenge

Start Writing Your Memoir, a brand new 21-Day Challenge for you! What does it mean to create? Is it at the inception of an idea that I am creating or when the idea is birthed or conceived? when conception happens After giving birth to my surrogate son in 1987 and returning home from the hospital...
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4
Oct
2016
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The Value of Playfulness: Live Each Moment to the Fullest

  If I had to live my life over again, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take few things seriously. I would take more chances. I would take more trips. I would climb more mountains,...
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13
Sep
2016
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Play=Peace: What’s the One Big Thing YOU NEED?

Many of you are enthusiastic followers of Play=Peace (Thank you!) or you may just happen to open this post and discover us. (Welcome!) For years I have been speaking, writing, performing, leading events and retreats, and collaborating with a number of inspirational creatives. When I founded Play=Peace I was a play-based, depth-oriented, licensed clinical social worker....
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10
Jun
2016
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Focusing on the Important Bits: Orange is the Best Color

During a graduation celebration at my daughter’s home last weekend I heard my grandson, Chase, call to me in the backyard. Nana! I bent down to give Chase a hug. After we embraced, he said excitedly, Nana, I saw a sunset!  How wonderful Chase. What colors did you see? After pausing for a minute, Chase...
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19
May
2016
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On Play + What Comes Naturally + Hangin On

The grey sky and rain encourage me to walk up the stairs to my studio. Playful writing this afternoon leads me to synchronicity, awareness, choice. flow….. Drawn by the setting sun, I walked out onto the deck to get a better look. I began to sing in an effortless way. I remember you. Dancing with...
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25
Apr
2016
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It Feels Right: I Have a Confession to Make

Writing or creating anything really seems to take its time with me. I collect ideas, dreams, images, and what-nots for an undetermined period of time and then when the time is right to let it rip-I share my collection. Its occurred to me lately that it might be wise to share bit-by-bit, in dribs and...
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4
Apr
2016
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Serial Play + Re-Solution + What is Possible Through Play

series: a succession of things of a similar kind or related nature coming one after another completion or re-solution When I write or say the word completion it doesn’t feel good in my body. My memoir’s manuscript is a part of my ongoing archival memoir project. As I develop and live the postpartum of my experience there...
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