Mindful Monday – What Personality Type Are YOU?

January can be a month in which to refocus our efforts on being more intentional about self-improvement. Personality tests are a fun and educational way to learn more about how we tick. While there are hundreds of temperament/personality tests available, the following are well-known and based on the science of ancient Greek studies, Carl Jung, …

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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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Happy Third Anniversary!

Today marks my third year blogging on WordPress! From that date in October 2011, I started and stopped and was very inconsistent. Thank you to Blogging 101 and 201 for the opportunity to grow and refocus my blog to what it is now! I have over 130 followers (impressive to me after I started 101 …

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The Inequality of Leaning Out

Sheryl Sandberg, in her groundbreaking book, Lean In, explores the inequalities of the women-to-men ratios in the workplace in terms of leadership. Women not only face institutional barriers, but a battle from within. Sandberg gave a TEDtalk on how women hold themselves back, literally choosing to watch from the sidelines, and from this, Lean In …

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Recognizing Your True Colors Temperament During the Grieving Process

  View of Washington Monument from Arlington Cemetery In 2014, our family lost my husband’s oldest brother to a sudden heart attack. Of course there was sadness, loss and regret for not being able to connect with him more often. As I sat in church today, I thought about how we grieve for our loved ones …

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Gold Standard

Last in this introductory series, but certainly not least, is the Gold personality type. Who invented the gold standard? Probably a structured, detail-oriented Gold! If it wasn't invented by a Gold, you can be sure that Golds followed its rules and standards to the letter. Golds tend to value processes more than people, but end …

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