Our Mission:

The Time to Play Foundation is an enjoy life advocacy organization with the goal to enrich the lives of people and communities.

Group / Community Focus

Helping people to create and empower entire communities:  By following the principles of the Enjoy Life Community® program, the Time to Play Foundation can empower communities to focus on the strengths and possibilities in their communities and develop solutions that will benefit the whole community through a unique application of positive psychology.

Working with any community, we could bring awareness of the ability to focus on the positive strengths and possibilities of any community including:

  • Schools, Colleges & Universities,
  • Any Neighborhood
  • High Risk Neighborhoods or Groups
  • Business Communities

In any community structure, the result of the program is to create SOLUTIONS and bring ALL community organizations, groups and businesses together to focus on the strengths, positive and possibilities of the community as a whole, to encourage all community people to get involved, to spread the news of the good works of the community groups and people are currently doing, to eliminate the hopelessness that people feel, to eliminate the thinking they are powerless and to encourage them to believe that, as a community, anything can be achieved.

RESULTING IN the increase of community participation, decrease of social isolation, creation of solutions, increase of community engagement, improvement of business, and potential to decrease negative outcomes including by those experiencing PTSD.  This is implemented through an easy to utilize replicable model and includes the development of educational and empowerment programs, community events (i.e. Job Fair) and community awareness based on individual community findings working with local government (or corporate leadership in a business scenario).

The Time to Play Foundation is a solution-focused 501c3 not for profit corporation with the mission and purpose to enrich the lives of individuals and communities through educational programs, public awareness outreach activities, events and learning opportunities that further the concept of achieving life balance, mental and physical health, self-empowerment and happiness (a.k.a. enjoying life).

The intended outcome for these proactive programs that focus on empowerment and the solution of life enjoyment is to decrease the possibilities for negative outcomes including social isolation that lead to, for example, the increased possibilities for suicide, drug use, or gang involvement.  Funding is provide through private donations used to support the Foundation’s programs, including the Enjoy Life Community® and PREinvent Your Life® programs, as well as supporting local organizations that seek to improve the well-being of others.

This is accomplished through seminars and events promoting effective communication, relationships, health, financial strength, stress management, and achieving purpose in life.

Individual Focus & Empowerment

The PREinvent Your Life® program serves to enable individuals to develop skills to PREinvent their life versus the typical reinvention that is the customary approach in our society today. With these proactive tools, it is anticipated better choices could be made by the individual to be happy, healthy, have money and life balance to have quality of life.

The PREinvent YOUR Life® program is not a recovery or counseling program, but proactive life and coping skills that can create awareness of strengths and healthy options to individuals that, when implemented, may result in healthy choices, positive behaviors and a positive life experience.

Programs focus on topics such as coping, happiness, positive communication, emotional intelligence, life / work balance, business success, mindfulness.  Programs are available for ages youth through seniors and those who currently experience a negative life situation creating a refocus to positive strengths and options including veterans or at-risk youth or other populations.

Group / Community Focus

Helping people to create and empower entire communities:  By following the principles of the Enjoy Life Community® program, the Time to Play Foundation can empower communities to focus on the strengths and possibilities in their communities and develop solutions that will benefit the whole community through a unique application of positive psychology.

Working with any community, we could bring awareness of the ability to focus on the positive strengths and possibilities of any community including:

  • Schools, Colleges & Universities,
  • Any Neighborhood
  • High Risk Neighborhoods or Groups
  • Business Communities

In any community structure, the result of the program is to create SOLUTIONS and bring ALL community organizations, groups and businesses together to focus on the strengths, positive and possibilities of the community as a whole, to encourage all community people to get involved, to spread the news of the good works of the community groups and people are currently doing, to eliminate the hopelessness that people feel, to eliminate the thinking they are powerless and to encourage them to believe that, as a community, anything can be achieved.

RESULTING IN the increase of community participation, decrease of social isolation, creation of solutions, increase of community engagement, improvement of business, and potential to decrease negative outcomes including by those experiencing PTSD.  This is implemented through an easy to utilize replicable model and includes the development of educational and empowerment programs, community events (i.e. Job Fair) and community awareness based on individual community findings working with local government (or corporate leadership in a business scenario).

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About Us

“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming … WOW! What a ride!” – anonymous

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Doreen and Jim Guma, Founders

Welcome to Time to Play 

The above quote you have just read is my personal goal for the next chapter of my life.  I’ve worked hard, gone to school, raised the kids.  Now I’m working on the “Woo Hoo”.

Why did I start this project? Aside from it being my hope to re-learn how to play and enjoy life, I should mention that I am a Board-Certified Healthcare Executive. I’ve worked in the healthcare industry since 1987 and have observed people sick and sad. I’ve talked to people who have regrets. I’ve decided that there has to be something we can do, people helping people, to enjoy life. I’m also a Certified Professional Life Coach and Author.

For the purpose of Time to Play, it is important to note that “Play” is used synonymously with “quality of life”. I’ve realized that you cannot have quality of life if you are not happy, healthy, if you don’t have money, or if you have no work-life balance. If any of these are missing you may not “play” but become stressed, sick or sad…

I’ve tried to put everything I could think of into this project to help people have a better life, have a happier life, and to be able to enjoy life. To learn what they need to know so they can enjoy life.  To “plant a seed” to spark a change to make things better for themselves.

Another reason I’ve started timetoplay.com is I see so many who are tired. We’re working harder than ever. As I talk to people, so many seem to be in the same rut. People aren’t happy. They’re stressed out. Jobs are demanding, life is demanding. There is no “time to play”. But, there’s more. It’s come to my attention that our youth need the time to play philosophy, too. I don’t believe there is any age cut off for having happiness, health, or enjoying life.

TimetoPlay.com offers many different things – programs and education, events, a free podcast, news, and products.  Our goal is to always provide a reminder  for you to schedule time — for ourselves — for our quality of life – for our happiness… triggers that may be helpful to remind you to enjoy life.

I hope you will join me in my “quest for quality of life”. I hope the timetoplay.com website will be place for fun, a place to find things to do, a place to share a story or an event, a resource. A reminder to take time to play.

I look forward to hearing from you. Let me know of things you want to see on our site. And send lots of pictures and stories – doreen@timetoplay.com.

I hope to make you smile.

Love,

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC, Founder