This morning, after yoga class two of my fellow yogis and I were chatting about the holidays. I told them that I always bake my sweet grandmother’s butter cookies with her secret ingredient for Chanukah.  I asked if they would like the recipe; they said yes; and I told them I would send them the…

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Did you know that between November 1st and January 15th approximately 29 holidays are observed by 7 of the world’s major religions? All those holidays can deplete your energy and create stressful holiday preparations and celebrations. Not delegating responsibilities and not asking for help are two behaviors that increase your stress and decrease your energy, especially…

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“Hiatus” is my word for #WordWednesday. Noun: A pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process. Usage: My Green Focused Brain is going on “Hiatus” from my weekly blog and Word Wednesday posts to work on two projects that require more of my time and attention. Pronunciation: shorturl.at/kEILP  –  hīˈādəs Have you ever taken…

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“Shana Tova” are my words for #WordWednesday Definition: A Good Year Usage:  “Shana Tova” is the Hebrew greeting for a Good New Year,! Pronunciation: shorturl.at/alAEQ  – שָׁנָה טוֹבָה To all my Jewish family members and friends, as we celebrate 5,780 I am wishing you and yours a “Shana Tova”  filed with an abundance of splendid…

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In November of 2011, I received a delightful email from Ayrton Silva, PMP who is project manager in Brazil. Ayrton had purchased the Brazilian Portuguese edition of What Color Is Your Brain?® and was using my book to teach project management students, real estate sales people, and other professionals in various cities in Brazil. Since…

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On this past Wednesday morning, I had the pleasure of presenting a What Color Is Your “Healthcare” Brain? Program that was hosted by Arboria of Long Grove, and sponsored by Elderwerks Educational Services and Northwest Community Hospital / Healthcare. The attendees who were  Illinois nurses, professional counselors, social workers, and senior living consultant were able to earn…

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Building a Thriving Business is the first chapter in my latest book,  No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense): Timely and Timeless Truths Business School Cannot Teach You. The following is the No Bunk Truth #6: How you think will make a difference, which is one of  ten No Bunk Truths in the chapter. Since this…

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Tomorrow is the 18th anniversary of 9/11. A solemn time to remember the tragedy, the lives lost and devastated, and where we were on the morning of attacks on our country. I vividly remember taking my usual morning walk in my neighborhood, when one of my neighbors ran down her drive way and told me…

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“Hamadryad” is my word for #WordWednesday. Noun: A tree dwelling nymph (that dies when the tree dies), or a venomous Indian snake,  or a Abyssinian baboon Usage: When the little girl was happy she behaved like “Hamadryad” and when she was angry she behaved like a poisonous king cobra or a famished large monkey. Pronunciation:…

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