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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Sitting on beach

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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Millennials, Damned Lies and Statistics

Great overview of the Millennial Generation.

The Daily Millennial

Everyone wants to know who we are.Politicians want to know how we’ll vote. Brands want to know what we’ll buy. Companies want to know how to recruit us (which is weird since they don’t seem to be doing a lot of hiring…). So when statistical reports come out everyone hangs on each little number hoping that it provides a glimpse into our strange little heads.   Some comparative analysis of findings as well as a look at the population of the survey shows that really no one knows what they’re talking about.  

Gen Y’s are demanding says Deloitte research

Deloitte says that as a generation we’re demanding of both government and business. Respondents from 28 different were degree educated and held full-time positions.

Big demands and high expectations summarise the results of this year’s Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL) third annual Millennial Survey released today. Across the globe…

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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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