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Play at Work

We tend to associate play solely with childhood. Kids are supposed to play, but when adults play it is often viewed as “goofing off” or being unproductive. However, play is highly beneficial to our brains and can ultimately improve our productivity. In his book entitled Play, Dr. Stuart Brown explains that play stimulates nerve growth in the amygdla (the area that processes emotion) and in the prefrontal cortex where executive decisions are processed. He also states that play promotes new connections between neurons. In play, we create scenarios and systems that we can test out without fear of failure or severe consequences. As a result, we set up the neural pathways that will help us navigate through real life situations. Read More >

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Smart Idea – Lunch Hour Games

Joanna, a regular at our Grand Avenue location, has started playing games during lunch hour with her co-workers. We thought this was a great idea, and wanted her to share it with others so that they can start something during their own lunch hours! Read More >

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