SANTA MARIA: PLAY

Friday, Jan. 15th session.  Today, we tried to get the women to join us in some playful cardio.  Most of them couldn't even get though 2 minutes.  And, so, we stopped them and had them sit down.  We discussed how their life and the events that had unfolded due to their addiction had stolen their access to play, physically and emotionally.  We suggested that they decide to fight to get that stolen gift back.  That it was their birthright and a part of their spirit that deserved care and protection, but never received it.  

We had them do the intervals again with that fighting spirit and then took them outside for a game of volleyball, that proved to be magical on all fronts.

Play = Access to power.