Fordham IT Wellness Program
The IT wellness and fitness initiatives are designed to nourish employee health through exercise, meditation, and nutrition, as well as other activities. Learn more about what others in IT are doing on our Wall of Fame, and use the Calendar to catch our latest events and health initiatives.
We often think of play as a childhood activity that we outgrow as adults. Learn about the many reasons why adults need play too. And how you can incorporate the power of play in your life!
As part of the IT Wellness Program, I gave an interactive talk on “The Power of Play” at Rose Hill on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
I was also invited to give a version of this talk at Turner & Townsend in NYC on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
- Periodic Table of Play
- The National Institute for Play
How Einstein Thought: Why “Combinatory Play” is the Secret of Genius by Maria Popova (Brian Pickings)
- My bookmarks on Zentangle
- Zentangle Inspiration and Patterns via Flicker
- Colorfy Coloring App for Adults
- Here’s Three Magic Tricks You Can Easily Learn to Do with a Coin
Articles and Posts
- Bogost, Ian. “How to Use Fun to Find Meaning in Life.” The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 13 Sept. 2016. Web. 18 Oct. 2016.
- Robinson, Lawrence, Melinda Smith, Jeanne Segal, and Jennifer Shubin. “The Benefits of Play for Adults: How Play Benefits Your Relationships, Job, Bonding, and Mood.” HelpGuide, 1 Oct. 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
- Tartakovsky, Margarita. “The Importance of Play for Adults | World of Psychology.” World of Psychology. Psych Central, 15 Nov. 2012. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
- Gray, Peter. “The Value of Play I: The Definition of Play Gives Insights.”Psychology Today. Psychology Today, 19 Nov. 2008. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
- Gray, Peter. “The Value of Play II: How Play Promotes Reasoning“. Psychology Today, 19 Nov. 2008. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
- Fábrega, Marelisa. “10 Ways to Have More Fun and Play More As Adults.”Daring to Live Fully, 13 Oct. 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
- Sigman, Michael. “The Importance of Play: It’s More Than Just Fun and Games.” The Huffington Post, 2 Nov. 2011. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
- Seppälä, Emma. “A Stanford Psychologist Explains Why Spacing out and Goofing off Is so Good for You.” Washington Post.
- Arruda, William 13. “How To Make Work More Fun – And Why It’s Essential.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, Nov. 2016. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.
- Hershman, Anneli. “They’re Having Fun… but Are They Learning?” MIT Media Lab. N.p., 10 Feb. 2017. Web. 22 Feb. 2017
- “World-leading Academic Appointed to Lead Play Research Centre.” University of Cambridge. N.p., 26 May 2017. Web. 02 June 2017.
- Lynch, Matthew. “The Importance of Play: What Universities Can Learn from Preschools.” The Edvocate, 17 Mar. 2017.