Permission to Play: Taking Time to Celebrate and Enjoy Life

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From the author of Permission to Nap comes another reason to relax and have fun.
Permission to Play encourages women to carve out the time in their busy lives for fun, whether it's sports, crafts and other creative activities, or card and board games. When we play, we relax, we feel silly, we rejoice and we may just get in better shape.
Full of whimsical ideas, fun tips and useful, nothing-but-enjoyable activities you may never have thought of,...

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Overview

From the author of Permission to Nap comes another reason to relax and have fun.
Permission to Play encourages women to carve out the time in their busy lives for fun, whether it's sports, crafts and other creative activities, or card and board games. When we play, we relax, we feel silly, we rejoice and we may just get in better shape.
Full of whimsical ideas, fun tips and useful, nothing-but-enjoyable activities you may never have thought of, plus encouragement to make this essential happiness ingredient a part of your life, Permission to Play includes many ways to just let loose.
o Find the time in a busy schedule, motivate yourself and convince those around you how important it is to play.
o Age is irrelevant; it's never too late to take up a new activity or return to a sport you used to enjoy. From bicycling to rugby to rock climbing, get out there and get moving. You'll look and feel great.
o Watch your kids to get great play ideas. They're always coming up with something and will be thrilled to have you playing with them.
o Let your mind play as you create something (whether it be pottery, sculpture, painting or crochet); explore the different mediums, colors, textures and new ideas. You can even just finger paint or create mud pies. Who says it has to be art?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570719394
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.09 (w) x 7.03 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Murphy Long is a certified yoga instructor, athlete, ski instructor and professional writer. She held the positions of partner and creative director/copywriter for ten years at Murphy & Watt Advertising Agency, owned The Ad Group, and worked for Foote, Cone and Belding, ADWEEK, and the Advertising Center. She holds a B.A. in Communications and resides in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with her husband Greg and daughter Brittany Christine. Read more about Jill and her Permission books at permissionbooks.com.

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Table of Contents

?Introduction Chapter One -Women Who Play Wholeheartedly-and Without Permission Chapter Two -The Truth about Play-Why We Should Chapter Three -Creating Time for Play-Needs vs. Desires Chapter Four -Motivational Tips-Bribes, Charms, and Tricks Chapter Five - Active Play-Go Outside!
Chapter Six-Creative Expression-Art, Prose, and Song Chapter Seven -Mind Play-Fun and Games Chapter Eight-It's a Woman Thing-Like Minds and Bodies Unite Chapter Nine -Age is Irrelevant-Go Play!
Chapter Ten -Let's Go-Field Days and Road Trips Recommended Reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2005

    Falling in love with life

    Every time I read one of Jill Murphy Long's books (this is my third), I fall a little bit more in love with life and its possibilities. This one had some great ideas I can't wait to try.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2003

    So many great ideas!

    Wow--I don't know what to do first--paint, skate, or play Scrabble with my kids and husband tonight! I love this book because as a 'working mother' I have forgotten how to play. Now with 'permission' in hand, my new favorite book, I am going outside to play!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2003

    Finally--I have permission to play!

    In more ways than one--I just picked up my copy of Permission to Play at the post office and now I am going to play! This is exactly what I needed to get motivated once again. I think my mother also deserves this permission slip--she is the next who will receive this beautiful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2003

    I needed this book!

    Wow--now instead of watching my kids play, I get up and join them. This author hit it right when she said women need to play, too. I am thoroughly enjoying her ideas, time-management suggestions, and positive words.

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