Becoming Wildly Resilient: Playfulness and Laughter
Ann Bassoni, a mental health therapist with HR Work-Life, returns to kick off the first of a three-part series on (re)discovering our spark by seeking more true fun. In this episode, Ann and host Jakob Hester chat about playfulness, one of the three core elements of true fun. You’ll learn: What true fun is and is not; why focusing on true fun is a way forward for us; how playfulness and laughter are good for our minds, bodies and relationships; and how humor helps make the workplace feel more human. They also share some personal examples of true fun and playfulness, as well as ways you can begin incorporating more true fun and playfulness into your days.
Mentioned in This Episode
- Past Episode: “Episode 11: Moving Forward with our Well-Being” with Rhonda Henry and Ann Bassoni
- Book: “The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again” by Catherine Price
- Sitcom Reference: “Scott’s Tots” from NBC’s “The Office”
- Song Lyrics: opening verse of “A Spoonful of Sugar” from Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins”
- Lesson from Improv: The “yes, and” state of mind
- Research: Benefits of playfulness and humor in the workplace
Playlist: "A Wildly Resilient Playlist" on Spotify
- What song would you add? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Upcoming Events: UK Human Resources calendar
Have feedback or know someone at UK that would be a good guest? Email us at email@example.com.
You can listen and follow all episodes of “Becoming Wildly Resilient” wherever you find your podcasts.