This afternoon, I was listening to NPR while driving home for an appointment. One of the news stories was about the 7 days left until Christmas. That means some people are wondering what gifts are appropriate for each Brain Color Personality. If you read my December 2013 BrainBuzz Newsletter  these Brain Color Tips will be…

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I have been practicing Yoga for over 20 years.  I will be 69 years old in February and I am positive that my Yoga practice keeps me healthy on many levels: physically, emotionally and spiritual. I go to Yoga class at least 3 to 4 times a week at my wonderful Silver Lotus Yoga Studio.…

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The holiday season has arrived, and visitors will also be arriving for festivities and/or a stay at your home. 1. Are you concerned about your relative who resembles Cousin Eddie in the Griswolds’ Christmas Vacation movie, because he will disrupt your Holiday Open House? 2. Are you worried about your in-laws, “The Grinches,” who whip…

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Today, my friend and fellow author, Laurie Buchanan gave me a gift for this blog post, from her blog post about living simply. My comment on Laurie’s blog was: “Living a simple life is remembering one of my mantras… If you’re aware the gifts are there!” We may not like the appearance of the gift…

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It is the holiday season and the time of gift giving. A few weeks ago, I received a message on CaringBridge from my long-time dear friend Dr. Ellen Sherman about a gift of life. But first a little Blue Brain back-story. Ellen and I met when we were both pregnant with our eldest sons. Ellen’s…

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Has anyone ever told you that you could not do something? Have you wanted to do something and never done it? Would you like to be inspired by an amazing “Can Do” attitude? If you answered yes to any of these questions you will love the Dancing Jane Video. Jane’s Yellow Brain Personality is determined.…

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Last Thursday, our family enjoyed a lovely and delicious “Thanksgivakkah“, which is the celebration of Thanksgiving and Chanukkah.  I found the holiday combination most appropriate. Chanukkah is a celebration of courage and gratefulness for the freedom to worship without oppression. Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate being grateful for the abundant blessings of family and…

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I have not written a blog post in a few weeks because our family sadly had been dealing with my husband’s brother’s illness and death. I had known my husband’s brother Burton, since I was 19 years old. As Burt said, “I had a great run!” and he did! His life was filled with a…

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Yesterday, after the What Color Is Your Brain? Team Building Program for staff at the Community Crisis Center in Elgin, Illinois, Ruth, one of the attendees, handed me a short poem that she felt complemented a poem I had used during the program. I shared my friend Jewel Manzay’s anonymous poem Three Men and adapted…

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I am preparing a Team Building Program for staff at the Community Crisis Center in Elgin, Illinois. I have been working the amazing staff  since 2000. It always is a pleasure and a privilege to share my Brain Color approach with the staff to help improve their understanding of each other and the woman, children,…

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The last 3 weeks have been filled with preparing and presenting What Color Is Your Brain? programs for early childhood learning and care centers staff, directors and owners. There were two “Team Building” programs  for the Gertrude B. Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center staff members,  one “Directors” program hosted by the Good Shepherd Center, and…

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