Being Human

Being Human is my blog space. Everyday life stories do not fit into neat little boxes. Here I talk about little interesting bits of life and possible ways of dancing and creating with it.

Enhancing Student Engagement Post-Disasters: A Guide

Posted by on Nov 4, 2012 in Coaching, Professional Growth | 0 comments

A Post-disaster Guide for Higher Education Context.

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Play and Parenting

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Parenting, Personal Growth, Play, Professional Growth | 0 comments

Join Emmy winning animator and designer Mark Greene and me in our conversations on the creative activity of living using play. Mark is also my conversation and play partner who blogs for the Good Men Project. Follow Mark and me on twitter to learn when our next live video conversation is taking place. Or tweet us your questions! Lets create the life we want with each...

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Creating the Serious Stuff of Life Through Play

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Coaching, Couples, Parenting, Personal Growth, Play, Professional Growth, Research | 0 comments

Nothing exists outside of play. We create all that we know, in play We create in play, then cultivate and habituate that which we created, thus making it “real”. We often say “play is not real”. But play is not separate from reality. Rather reality is what we arrive at when we play. Play means different things for different people. Most commonly play implies the frivolous, fun or something other than work or the serious stuff of life. And yet play is the central catalyst for creation. Play is like the air we breathe. It’s all...

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Play with Your Pace: Create Your Dreams

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Coaching, Couples, Parenting, Personal Growth, Play, Professional Growth, Relational Space | 0 comments

Daily on Twitter, I like to share a quote or a quip, playful or thoughtful, hopefully inspiring or reflective. March 2012 Tweets Uncertain? Learn to live in the in-between spaces. Confused? Get in the game…play with the confusion. Confusion is the game, not what you think it is. How to engage with your child? Pick up games from your own youth and play with them! Create a legacy and a bond! Feeling stuck? Watch children play for a refresher course. Stuckness is a reminder of what’s missing in our life: PLAY! In a conflict? Lean in:...

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Lifelong Learning is Play

Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 in Coaching, Personal Growth, Play, Professional Growth | 0 comments

Today I retweeted Steve Denning‘s article The single best idea for reforming K-12 that appeared in Forbes with the line that “Becoming lifelong learners is play.” What do I mean? It depends on how you understand play. I believe play to mean growth, flexibility and living creatively. Denning is the proponent of “Radical Management.” To reform K-12 education, he makes an excellent case of how one needs to shift from traditional ways of management thinking, which he calls the “factory model of management”...

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We Live the Stories We Tell

Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 in Coaching, Couples, Parenting, Personal Growth, Play, Professional Growth, Relational Space | 0 comments

How often do you tell yourself or your friends “this is who I am“? Who are you? What do you tell yourself and others? One of my lines was “I’m like aged wine, I taste better with time”. Well it may not have been the best line… but it was my line. So what did I want to tell people? I was telling them that the more they get to know me, the better they will like me. I developed this line when I developed my story that I don’t right away attract people to me. When I arrived in the US for my PhD at Virginia...

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What is Relational Thinking?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in Coaching, Couples, Parenting, Personal Growth, Professional Growth, Relational Space, Research | 2 comments

What is Relational Thinking?

Who we are and who we are becoming is born in the relational. Relational is the space that gets created in interaction between people. Such a space exits in the experiences and their meanings. I’m often asked, if one is not mindful about the relational space or what is created, does it exit? I think there are a number of ways to engage that question. Firstly, nothing exits within our landscape of meaning until we acknowledge it by our responsiveness. Secondly, even if we mindfully do not craft it, that which is created between people is...

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