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As of 7/1/2021, Washington State requires me to charge sales tax on my services and any goods or services, for example the assistance of subcontractors, I add to my services on behalf of a Washington client. The charge will depend on a client's location: current rates vary from 8.4 to 10.4% of my...
07/04/2021
Michael Dargie, Creative Zealot, in his 2021 Creative Playful Summit Playing Within The Guardrails conversation with David Chislett, touched on so many ideas about creativity I wish I could just open up the YouTube video to the world. I need to start this summary by making it EXTREMELY clear that...
06/26/2021
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I had a minor medical procedure recently. Very very very minor, but the aftermath wasn't what I expected and, in recovery, I cancelled an appointment with a client with only 24-hours notice to her. That was discouragingly hard! Not because of the client - the client was so gracious, so enrichingl...
06/24/2021
Competition ain't playful - it can be healthy, if it's goal-oriented. BUT... don't confuse competition with play, actively engaging in relaxing, mindless, unstructured, "timeless" and/or energizing pastimes without any purpose other than having fun. Which, by the way, seriously promotes creativit...
06/23/2021
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I teach what I call "thoughtful release" when I guide people in making their keep/let go decisions about their stuff. One of my mentors pointed out that "thoughtful" has several definitions, all appropriate in regard to organizing (Oxford English Dictionary, via Google): "absorbed in or involving...
06/22/2021
PlayfulFest is one, which has deep connections to a clown festival! I can't describe PlayfulFest accurately. Its 2020 website details classes in playfulness as active meditation, musical games, clown cabaret, creative movement and so much more. Saras Feijoo, the Festival's Founder, is a playfulne...
06/21/2021
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I’d never thought of music as “play” until I listened to Juan David Garzon’s 2021 Playful Creative Summit presentation “Collective Creativity Sparks Motivation.” Which surprised me, because I can remember being a little kid, banging away on pots and pans and anything else I could turn into a nois...
06/20/2021
Marilyn Paul, PhD, author of An Oasis in Time and It's Hard to Make a Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys, will be offering her unique, warm perspective on pleasurable livingGet Food on the Table Without Making Such a Mess:In the Kitchen and on the Planet It’s surprising, even shocking, to d...
06/16/2021
How to explain Press Start Academy Hong Kong, another company I've "met" through the 2021 Playful Creative Summit? I'm not sure, because it does a lot of a lot of many things. Among other specialties, it produces play-based educational modules for kids aged 4 - 16; customized game-based employee ...
06/13/2021
Alyea Sandovar of Tint Hue is a cofounder of the Playful Creative Summit and the first person I want to highlight in a series about playfulness and business. Alyea is a gamification expert, someone who understands the design and application of games to make them more fun and more valuable as tool...
06/13/2021
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