Jackets never fitting my arms.

“The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.” – Jim Henson

Hey, I’m Louise! I am fascinated by how play can be used as a tool to build community, make social change and create more joyful, embodied humans.

I explore this through my podcast The Recess Life where I have conversations with psychologists, evolutionary biologists, Academy Award nominees, former American Idol contestants and more about lifelong play and how it can make our world a better place.

If that wasn’t already enough nerding out, I am in the process of my Masters in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. You’re telling me there’s a SCIENCE to all this? Sign me up!

I am the owner and lead producer of Gemlike, a company that specializes in working with social good organizations to produce their conferences, convenings and content. We have worked with organizations like the End Well Project, the Wikimedia Foundation and Kiva.

When I am not fumbling over an academic paper, working with my clients or recording an episode of the podcast you can usually find me bumbling around like this:

“The child is in me still and sometimes not so still.” – Fred Rogers

I sincerely wish that you find something here that sparks you to think about how play can be a positive force in your life. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast and follow along on Instagram to get bits of inspiration from me about play.

I would love to stay connected and share when new episodes are released as well as other fun surprises about play, creativity and inspiration. Just enter your email below!

Oh, and if anyone EVER tells you to grow up, just send them to me 🙂

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