IG: How do you PLAY?💃🏻🤸🏽‍♀️🎨🤪 ✨ Play is a significant pillar of wellness that is very often overlooked or not even considered. ✨ When most of us think of “wellness”, we think of diet and exercise, but it’s so much more than just that. Put broadly, wellness is ‘living your life consciously in ways that improve your health and well being’, and this includes many elements such as relationships, eating, community, environment, movement, self care, and PLAY. ✨ As we graduate into ‘adulting’ and all the seriousness, responsibilities, expectations and obligations that accompany it, we kinda all just naturally abandon play 😱. But this is crazy, because play is essential to our happiness! ✨ Play comes in so many forms and is unique to each of us, but is generally a CHOSEN activity that makes you feel carefree, joyous, smiley, have FUN + de-stressed etc. ✨ My intuition has been telling me, recently, that I need more play in my life. It’s a pillar of my own wellness that I don’t put enough energy into and I’m not afraid to admit that. ✨ But today I decided it was time to play more. So I signed up for a sport I have no experience playing; FLOOR HOCKEY! 🏒 [don’t worry, it’s rec.] I won’t be good (that’s the point) and I don’t know anyone on my team or even in the league (also the point), so it’s a great way to play, to overcome our common fear of looking stupid in front of people AND to make friends in my new hood👌🏼👌🏼 ✨ Team sports aren’t everyone’s jam and I respect that, but for me I think they’re an excellent way to experience child-like play (plus an efficient way to satisfy other pillars of wellness such as movement, community, & transcendence/growth). ✨ After retiring from soccer 4 years ago and taking the subsequent years to gently regenerate and heal my broken body, I really haven’t played any sports! But I’m excited to get back out there in a challenging yet ‘for-fun’ way 🙌🏼. ✨ So— I’d love to know— how do YOU incorporate play into your busy life? (or, like me, is this an area you need to put more energy into?)❤️

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Laura Franklin, CNP

Laura Franklin, CNP

Holistic Nutritionist, Private Holistic Cook, Urban Garden Expert at Fresh and Frank Wellness
Laura Franklin is the owner of Fresh & Frank Wellness and curator of freshandfrank.com.
She is on a legit superhero mission to empower as many people as she can to practice preventive health care and TAKE BACK THEIR FOOD POWER via cooking, growing and preparing their own food. She is currently based in Toronto, Canada.
Laura Franklin, CNP

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