About This Show
What happens when the way you play becomes the way you live and work? Each week, you'll hear interviews with courageous people who've let play inspire their daily lives - their relationships, hobbies, spirituality and even their career paths. Adulting doesn't have to be boring, but you have to be ready to step off of the beaten path.
Most Recent Episode
PGP 21: Adults at Play
3 days ago
Science tells us how important play is for kids – for the development of their minds and ability to adapt. But what about adults? Once we reach the age of adulthood, and often even in the midst of adolescence, play is left behind. Ben Ross (a.k.a. The Flying Raccoon) passionately believes that this can’t be right. His mission is to reintegrate Play into the lives of all adults to “grow their ability to let go; to gain a calmer outlook and become more able to respond positively to the events that life throws at us.” In this episode, Ben shares about steps we adults can take to reclaim play unapologetically. He talks about how we can start reintroducing play into our day-to-day experiences and begin to recognize and expand on the types of play we’re most drawn to. We explore the connection between play and mindfulness, as well as how we can only be really good at the work we do when we learn to play. Show Notes/Links "To the Burning Man Community Regarding the Oakland Fire" from the Burning Man Journal Today's Guest - Ben Ross Ben’s website, The Flying Raccoon Follow Ben on Twitter @flyraccoonfly Learn about Ben's play coaching for adults Ben's Inspirational Trip to Big Sur The Esalen Institute Lissa Rankin Some Organizations to Help You Rediscover Play School of Play Morning Gloryville Antidote and a Playful Escape Festival Project Awesome November Project