June 22, 2022
How It All Began

Ever wonder how Play Theory got started? I sit down with Janna Hargadon and talk about the origins of Take Note Troupe, the theater program where Play Theory was conceived. Without Janna, Take Note Troupe nor Play Theory would exist. In our conversation we cover the impetus behind the creation of Play Theory and how […]

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June 15, 2022
To Find Yourself, Lose Yourself

To find ourselves we have to look past our reflection and see the others in our sphere of influence. As we do this we’ll develop deeper connection and more satisfying relationships. In this episode we take a look at how looking outward and serving others is ironically the best way to serve ourselves. Play of […]

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June 8, 2022
Pain Happens, Suffering is Optional

Pain is a very real part of our lives. It’s unavoidable. It's even essential for our well being. But what about suffering?  All suffering is pain without acceptance. This is where the PLAY THEORY principle, Accept and Build, comes in. We all experience pain. When we refuse to accept it and instead resist it, is when […]

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June 1, 2022
When the Game Stops Being Fun

Has this ever happened to you? You’re enjoying an evening of cards with friends and someone gets unlucky one time too many and suddenly everyone is walking on eggshells cause they know that person is about to lose it. What do you do? How do you defuse the negative energy? How can you rise above it […]

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May 25, 2022
Don't Be a Goldfish, Get a Drishti

In this episode we’re focusing on the PLAY THEORY principle, Be Present and the power of focus. Another word for focus is attention. The longer our attention span the greater our ability to focus. So who do you think has a longer attention span, us or goldfish? Listen to find out. We also cover why our attention […]

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May 18, 2022
Overcoming Eating disorders with Ryann Bailey Wawro (Part 2)

Part 2 of our conversation with Ryann Bailey Wawro about her journey through eating disorders.

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May 11, 2022
Overcoming Eating disorders with Ryann Bailey Wawro (Part 1)

This convo with Ryann Bailey Wawro about creativity, crossing into adulthood from adolescence and her journey with eating disorders is not to be missed. We reminisce about some choice memories and address the elephant in the room, Ryann's battle with food and how Play Theory was one axis in her recovery. Ryann is an accomplished […]

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May 4, 2022
Got Kigatsuku?

In this episode we learn about Kigatsuku (Key gots cuh) a Japanese word meaning “an inner spirit to act without being told what to do. The ability to focus is at the root of this principle cause that’s where it all starts. If we don’t even notice the trash on the trail or the dirty […]

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April 27, 2022
The Power of Practice

Do you have a happiness practice? Practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior repeatedly in order to master a skill. In today's episode we talk about why you need to practise happiness regularly (yes I used an "s"). We think you'll enjoy this enlightening perspective on the power of practice with your team happiness […]

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April 20, 2022
Antifragile: Stress is a Good Thing?

Can stress be a good thing, even a necessary thing? We're exploring the idea of Antifragility and how it relates to the Play Theory principles, Accept and Build and Let Go and Play. Play of the Week: When you're feeling frustrated, disappointment or hurt ask yourself "How is this strengthening me?" Stingless Bees Bring Life […]

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