Retirement brings leisure in the form of a hammock

Guest Post: Searching for Balance in Retirement

I am pleased to feature a fellow WordPress blogger Janis H. Her post first appeared on her website Retirementally Challenged. I encourage you to visit her blog! Take it away, Janis!   Sometimes it seems like it’s been much less than two years since I was wrapping up my final weeks of employment and looking …

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Desiderata–You Are a Child of the Universe

Happy Saturday and last day of February, 2015! I had to share this post again with this back story. I had some business on my university campus last summer and as I stood in line, a young woman in front of me sported a tattoo with some of the words from this poem: "You are …

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Perspectives On…Volunteers

Did you know that today (November 5th) is International Volunteer Managers' Day? This is a shout-out to all the dedicated people who work as leaders, managers or coordinators, who spend hours recruiting, hiring, training and working with volunteers. In the parks and recreation industry, as well as the non-profit field, many programs would not exist …

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Perspectives on …The Autumn of My Life

"Changing colors, dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes: do these mainstays of Fall fill your heart with warmth — or with dread?" Autumn is, hands-down, my favorite time of year. I always welcome the official first day of Autumn (Autumnal equinox) with joy! As a leisure practitioner working 35 frenetic summers planning everyone else's leisure time, …

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Dream Reader: Perspectives On…Being A Disappointed Daughter

As I delve more into blogging each day, sharing my perspectives, I’m challenged with the notion that I am a disappointed daughter. My mother may never see this, not because she has passed on, but because she is living in a nursing home since 2010, at the young age of 74. Mom’s health has always …

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Workplace Comparisons Part 2: Succession of Knowledge

In the previous post, I briefly compared each generation’s work attitude and outlook. This next post will look at how the succession of workplace knowledge may be lost with the exodus of the older generations. In the workplace, all employees regardless of age want meaningful work, a respectful work climate and the ability to acquire …

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Workplace Comparisons Part 3: Preferences for Receiving Information

Communication at work should be designed based on the way employees like to receive information. The idea that Baby Boomers continue to adapt their own communication styles in their workplaces may stem from their preferences for receiving daily world and local news through a variety of media sources such as television and radio, as well …

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