Read Your Strengths: Books that Reflect Intellection

I was thinking about how my strengths are reflected in the books I read. As I move from writing about Intellection to my next strength (Maximizer), I thought I'd share a few books I've read recently that remind me of intellection. They aren't perfect fits, but these books are a reflection of how I've taken … Continue reading Read Your Strengths: Books that Reflect Intellection

Seasons of Quality Time

To celebrate our first anniversary, Frank and I hiked the West Highland Way in Scotland. The nearly 100 mile trail wound through farms and small towns. Some days we saw lots of people; other days it was just us on our section of the trail. I've written before about one of my favorite days: When … Continue reading Seasons of Quality Time

Thinking Before Collaborating

Normally, I'm not a huge fan of brainstorming. Besides the fact that it's not an effective tool for generating ideas, I've been in too many settings where one dominating personality takes over the meeting. As someone who needs time to think, I get overwhelmed and then shut down without contributing. Last week, I was able to … Continue reading Thinking Before Collaborating

Life Unplanned

This past weekend started on an off-footing. (I don't want to say the wrong foot, but definitely.... Off.) We had talked about going up to the mountains to look at the changing Aspen leaves but the morning whiled away a bit and then it was too late. We ended up cleaning the house (probably a better … Continue reading Life Unplanned

Processing as a Habit

I was talking with a friend the other day about how excited I was for a weekend to myself. I was planning on reading, napping, and talking minimally with others. His first question was, So you're an introvert? I've always struggled with the introvert-extrovert scale. I love people; I love entertaining; I love not talking to … Continue reading Processing as a Habit