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24/100: Be Carefree

24/100 || I turned today’s morning walk into a morning skip. Well…skip-walk…cause skipping the whole way would have given me flashbacks to my track days of endless plyos and there was more pain then play there! You definitely feel a bit silly, but it does not take long to get lost in the carefree spirit of skipping.

While skipping, I couldn’t help but think of prancercising, which then made me think of my mother – … CONTINUE READING

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23/100: Be Persistent

23/100 || So, this feels a little like cheating because I wanted all of my play activities to be screen-free – but I noticed something while playing the highly addictive Two Dots (I know, I know – you warned me @mereblake) that I thought was rather interesting in relation to play. Which is that when we are in a state of play, we are much more likely to be persistent and allow space for failure. … CONTINUE READING

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22/100: Be in Your Own Flow

22/100 || Today I was able to check out an amazing yoga class at The People’s Yoga before leaving Portland – and it was just what I needed! I took a wonderful Hatha class with Rachel Stern, and one of the things that I loved most about the class was that she infused so much silliness and play into it. She instructed us to breathe in and then breathe out in the most ridiculous, … CONTINUE READING

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21/100: Be Different

21/100 || Ice cream in the rain at Salt and Straw in Portland! Not my best photography, but I was more concerned with gobbling it down than taking a picture! And – in the spirit of being playful, I went for the most out-of-the-box ice cream flavor on the board – pear and blue cheese. And…it was DELICIOUS! [Oh – and because they do a “split scoop,” I had to do some chocolate too!] My … CONTINUE READING

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20/100: Be Exploring

20/100 || Oh my goodness – Oregon is incredibly beautiful! Yesterday we explored the areas outside Portland and they were quite literally breath-taking. Even with the rain – you found yourself not even noticing because it just works here!! It is such a unique part of our country and I feel really luck to be able to explore it and learn more about it! It reminded me that there is so much to see and … CONTINUE READING

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19/100: Be Blooming

19/100 || I am a bit late on posting because I am in Portland for my friend’s birthday celebration, but I have been being playful over the last few days – it is amazing how we allow ourselves to be so much more playful when we are on vacation or out of our daily routine. It makes me wonder why we give ourselves so much more space to be playful and have fun when we … CONTINUE READING

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18/100: Be Belly Laughter

18/100 || These three ladies! I am so grateful for their wisdom, guidance, loving energy and ability to make me laugh so hard when we are together. And…they even willingly send me a selfie from the bar when I ask – no questions asked! After a day of being consumed by work and worry – being able to sit with them over a beer, share stories and have a few amazing belly laughs – well, … CONTINUE READING

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17/100: Be Inventive

17/100 || After my injury-inducing somersault, I decided to do something today that was a little less…physical. So before making my dinner, I thought I’d play with my food a bit. Cause when is the last time you were able to do that? I would never call myself a good cook – I usually just throw something together since a girl has to eat. But, taking the time to really examine my food as I … CONTINUE READING

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16/100: Be Out of Your Element

16/100 || Um…so…when did somersaults get so hard?! Seriously? I thought it would be a brilliant idea to do somersaults to my bedroom instead of walking and, well, it was *a* somersault that resulted in my legs hitting the wall – going the completely wrong direction from the direction I wanted to go. My cartwheels look like Simone Biles next to my somersaults (side note: I really wanted to write Mary Lou Retton, as she … CONTINUE READING

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15/100: Be Together

15/100: Today’s play = going to a BBQ at my friend Lacey’s place … first BBQ of the season and on a school-night to boot! It was completely spontaneous and not something that had been planned for weeks. We were supposed to get a drink and instead she brought a group of random friends together for delicious food, good conversation and newness! She was so supportive of trying to incorporate something playful into the evening, … CONTINUE READING

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