My family has always been into card games, we love to play all sorts of games while hanging out around our big dining room table, far away from the TV and any other distractions. When I was back in Idaho for Christmas, we played our favorite games and a few new ones. We put our phones away and really connected with each other. We live in a world where our phones are our social life. This year one of my goals is to disconnect, so that I can connect more with my boys and family.
“How Do You See the World? Card Game
I recently found this awesome new game by Authentic Agility called “How Do You See the World?” It encourages people to go beyond their comfort zone and truly understand how others view the world. The essence of this game is that every interaction is an opportunity to dive deeper into making a connection. I sat around the table and played the game with my brothers and parents after the babies went to bed. We really got to know each other better. It’s so important to me to make real contact with my loved ones.
The game was developed by Cathy Cranberg, a Houston based entrepreneur and business leader, How Do You See the World? is a new type of game in that it’s both thought provoking and playful while encouraging people to listen to one another without judgment. In the world we live in today everyone judges everyone especially on social media; and it is hard not to compare yourself to others. This game really helps open your eyes and gets loved ones off their phones!
The game encourage quality time together with the friends and family, “At the heart of the mission of How Do You See the World?,” it is a movement that speaks not only to those we know, but those we wish to know better.
The Handstand Logo
Inversions are great for bringing blood flow to the brain and seeing things differently from a different perspective. Sometimes if I am feeling a bit off I will go into a handtand and I feel so much better. I love the handstand logo from the game, as Cathy Cranberg says, “a handstand forces her into the present moment, challenges her mind and body and allows her to immediately see the world from a different perspective”.
How Do You See the World? from Authentic Agility Games is an engaging card game that encourages people to go beyond their comfort zone while truly learning how others view the world by asking important questions. By truly listening, we can develop a better understanding of someone’s point of view, and hopefully learn to empathize instead of judge, regardless of whether we agree.
How is it played:
The game is played by answering open-ended questions with no right or wrong answers. To begin, players roll the dice to select one of five categories: Reflections, Relationships, Aspirations, Life’s Purpose and Beliefs. Players then pull a card, read the question from the associated category, and answers out loud. The conversations that come from this authentic type of sharing can be surprising, hysterical and touching. A portion of the proceeds from all Authentic Agility Games will go towards supporting educational and entrepreneurial organizations that are changing the world. Available on Amazon, $24.99, IG @AuthAgilityGames
This is such a wonderful game for having deeper conversations and getting to know people better. I think it’s really wonderful in this time and day when so many of us are stuck in social media to find a way to connect.
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!