Our Mission:

The Time to Play Foundation, Inc. is a not for profit 501c3 corporation with the mission and purpose to enrich the lives of others through programs, public awareness outreach activities, events and learning opportunities that further the concept of enjoying life.

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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


Doreen and Jim Guma

Welcome to TimetoPlay.com. 

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. More about me

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.


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