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It’s Play Time!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My childhood activities consisted of playing hopscotch, jumping rope, kicking ball, and dressing-up Midge (Barbie’s cousin). The mere mention of such play brings back good memories for me. Oh, the hours of fun, fighting, and friendship. As a child, these activities enhanced my coordination, exercised my body, and developed my imagination.

So, the question I ask is why not do child’s play as an adult?

I’m thinking stores that sell office items are onto this very idea. There are actually desk toys! Here’s some that I’ve noted: paperweights that spin to provide an answer, a mini Casino, mini golf green, and mini beach spot (complete with sand and a beach chair), and other trinkets to play with during a stressful day at work.

Most adulthood activities consist of checking (emails), paying (bills), and driving (around). Though necessary, this type of play isn’t going to provide the Dose any fun or get her fit. With that said, I’ve incorporated some child-like activities—such as rollerblading, playing in dirt (aka gardening), and doing arts and crafts—into my daily life…doing so will exercise my body, feed my soul, and calm my spirit.

Go play, and don’t forget to get some desk toys!

Time for Sorbet?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Who doesn’t love going to a fancy restaurant? The lovely ambiance, the over-the-top service, the delectable food, and not to mention the chic restrooms. Recently I enjoyed such an experience. Interesting that it was the sorbet served between courses that struck a chord with me. It made me think: should we not have “sorbet” between the “courses” of our lives?

As I think about my journey, I note that the different “courses” of my life – whether it’s a change in jobs or the transition between one decade and the next – have often been separated with a “sorbet.” I have taken a week vacation when changing jobs. I marked my 30th, 40th, and 50th birthdays by celebrating in “Dose-style.” And, when I didn’t “sorbet” between significant relationships, the next relationship suffered. These two courses became one and the same…namely, trouble!

As the restaurant prepares the fancy dish of sorbet to refresh our palates, we need to plan our life sorbet. Is there a transition period coming up in your life? Make certain to enjoy the next course by having sorbet.