Blogging, Workshops and Character Archetypes
“Are you on vacation? Miss your insight and humor! You were missed!” were comments in emails I received from my friend, Penelope, who is the blog author of the movie review site Penflix, which I highly recommend that you visit and share with your family and friends.
It’s lovely to be missed! However, I was not on vacation. I was focused on preparing for, presenting and traveling to What Color Is Your Brain? Workshops, since the last week in April.
May began with a program for the patrons of the Orland Park Library. The next day Jordan and I drove to Peoria, Illinois where I presented two workshops for the IRMS (Illinois Hospital Association Risk Management Services and Illinois OHP (Occupational Health Professionals) Symposium.
The following week was a book signing and workshop at the University of Chicago Bookstore and a flight to New York. Then I spent a relaxing weekend with my college roommate and her husband.
The next week began another series of workshops for the OSHA Region 2 offices in Long Island, Manhattan/Queens, Syracuse, New York and Marlton, NJ.
I returned home last Saturday and felt like Dorothy in my favorite movie, The Wizard of Oz. I did not have to say a tearful goodbye to my friends or clients, nor did I follow Glinda the Good Witch of the North’s instructions by closing my eyes, tapping the heels of my red sequined shoes together three times to return home. Image not being able to take off those sparkling shoes at security in all the airports I went through.
However, I must confess that I silently chanted “There’s no place like home.” to myself several times when the plane landed at O’hare!
Feeling like Dorothy brought to mind one of my workshop slides that demonstrates the four character archetypes in the story and how they relate to the four “Brain Colors “.
“Yellow Brain” – Dorothy who yearns for the security and comfort of home.
“Blue Brain” – The Tin Man who desires a heart.
“Green Brain” – The Scarecrow who needs a brain.
“Orange Brain” -The Lion who wants courage.
Let us not forget, the Wicked Witch of the West who represents the Jungian “Shadowed” personality type or villain we all can easily transform into when we are are not feeling esteemed.
Next time you read a novel or watch a movie, have fun looking for the archetypes and Brain Color Personalities. If you want to learn more, of course read my book, and read both the Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell and the Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler.
Unlike Dorothy, who promises everyone that she will never leave home again,
I know I will be on the road again.
But, for now, I’m going to enjoy being home with my family and friends,
working in my garden and writing posts on my blog!
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Sheila N. Glazov , Author, Personality Type Expert, Professional Speaker and Educator
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