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Bernie DeKoven
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author of Junkyard Sports, The Well-Played Game, A Playful Path, and DeepFUN.com
author of Junkyard Sports, The Well-Played Game, A Playful Path, and DeepFUN.com

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http://www.deepfun.com/relationship-between-fun-workplace-informal-learning/

Informal learning, see, "is not highly structured", is "learner-initiated and learner controlled," and it "involves a conscious intent to engage in independent actions and interactions." Just like fun. Already, before going into any detail, the case is made. All the earmarks are there. The connection is vividly clear. Informal learning is fun, and it only works when it is fun.

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http://www.aplayfulpath.com/manifest-playfulness-freedom-visible/

Just plain playfulness. As in the kind of playfulness that you find once you discover your playful path.

Yes. That's the freeing kind of play. That's the not just playing. That's the way of being that sets you and all with whom you are playful free. Yes. Playful being. That kind.

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http://www.deepfun.com/good-fun-revisited/

"Good fun is a healing kind of fun. Healing itself is fun of the good kind, whether you’re healing yourself or the world. The fun that characterizes much of the experience of those who volunteer to be part of things like Doctors Without Borders. The fun of doing good. Then there’s the kind of fun that comes from playing well together, or from funny games that just make you laugh together, or just from laughing together. And loving fun – the fun of loving, the fun of playing lovingly."

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http://www.aplayfulpath.com/structural-model-study-adult-playfulness/

I am not a psychologist, and hence not convinced that playfulness is as much of a "personality trait" as it is a gift that some of us have accepted and others are still unwrapping. I think that the insight that "Playfulness...allows people to frame or reframe everyday situations in a way such that they experience them as entertaining, and/or intellectually stimulating, and/or personally interesting" is especially useful to those of us who are trying to understand why playfulness is such a valuable, and, in deed, essential tool for survival - at work, in public, in life. Framing and reframing everyday situations is the gateway to a playful path.

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http://www.deepfun.com/bunny/

"Get everyone in a circle. One player becomes the body of a bunny - this is done by holding both arms in front of your chest, elbows touching your rib cage, and letting hands hang. Her 2 neighbors become the `ears` of the bunny, by waving a hand next to the middle player`s ears. All 3 say `bunny', three times together, until the middle player `throws` a `bunny` to another player in the circle. This player becomes the bunny body, and his neighbors get to do the ears."

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http://www.deepfun.com/yearn-to-be-fully-alive-having-fun-means-to-do-it/

"Play and fun both produce positive benefits, and, if it’s not yet possible to isolate which benefits come from the play itself versus the fun we experience as we play, well, it also may not really matter. The key is to start playing..."

ttp://www.aplayfulpath.com/good-humor-playfulness-best/

1) Affiliative. This style is characterized by using humor to foster group cohesion: telling jokes and making fun at things that everybody can safely laugh at and feel included in a merry-fellowship. Non-hostile, non-competitive and benign humor style.
2) Self-enhancing humor. Refers to how one uses humor on an individual level: a tendency to be amused by various things in one’s life, also when faced with difficult or stressful situations. It can be viewed as a skill used to cope with stress in a proactive way.

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http://www.deepfun.com/hidden-folks-game/

Such a gentle invitation to point and click your way to significant hours of light, but deep fun. Funny fun. The funny sounds. The funny drawings. Fun so gentle that you can play it with kids. In fact, the kids could even play it by themselves if you'd let them. So inviting that even passing kibitzers will find themselves gleefully included. Playful fun.

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http://www.aplayfulpath.com/want-enjoy-enjoy-someone-else/

enjoying my time with you, my life with you has taught me that I enjoy myself best when I'm enjoying somebody else.

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http://www.deepfun.com/new-slang/

"I wanted less supervision with with more creative freedom, but instead I’m getting micromanaged on the dork-wad account. What a futon assignment."
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