Words Wednesday Today my words are “Honoring our Veterans.” Today is is Veterans Day a reminder of all the men and woman who have heroically served our country and enabled us to enjoy the freedoms we enjoy each day. When I was a child, the day to honor veterans was called Armistice Day. In 1921, Congress declares…

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Word Wednesday • “Erudite” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Adjective|– Having or showing knowledge that is gained by studying Pronunciation • Pronunciation – AIR-uh-dyte Usage • She admired her student’s “Erudite” behavior. Closing Question • Green Brain personalities like to think of themselves as “Erudite” individuals.   My family business memoir No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. 10% of…

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Word Wednesday • “Winterize” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Verb – (North American) to adapt or prepare a garden, house and/or an automobile for use in cold weather. Pronunciation • Pronunciation – win(t)əˌrīz   Usage •  Last Saturday, Jordan and I practiced our annual autumn “Winterize” ritual to store all of our summer garden ornaments, take out some…

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Word Wednesday • “Pertinacious” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Adjective – Adhering resolutely to an opinion or purpose, stubbornly tenacity, or  perversely persistent Pronunciation • Pronunciation – per-tuh-NAY-shus Usage •  People all over the world are demonstrate their “Pertinacious” feelings about injustices and politics! Closing Question • What are your “Pertinacious” feelings and/or thoughts about the challenging times…

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Holding my breath Yesterday,  I experienced a routine ultrasound. The technician instructed me to take in a deep breath and hold my breath. I explained to her that I had been practicing yoga more than 25 years and I preferred my Belly Breathing, which might make her job more challenging. She said it would and…

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Word Wednesday • “Mythomania” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Noun – An excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating Pronunciation • Pronunciation – mith-uh-MAY-nee-uh Usage • Sometimes an individual’s imagination and self-esteem encourages “Mythomania” if they have a need to  impress others. Closing Question • “Mythomania” contains the word “Myth” which is defined as a widely…

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Decision Making & Stress It seems that our lives are changing at a faster pace every day. Today, people are stressed about making critical health care and economic decisions because of the Coronavirus and serious political decisions because of the election. Making those decision can be a stressful experience depending on your Brain Color personality…

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Word Wednesday • “Meliorism” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Noun: The belief that the world can improve and that humans can aid its betterment! Pronunciation • Pronunciation –  MEE-lee-uh-riz-um Usage • During these crazy times and the Coronavirus pandemic,  “Meliorism” can help people maintain a positive attitude and offer kindness to others. Closing Question • Is “Meliorism” your…

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Planning a New Garden I am back from my High Holidays respite. I have begun the new year of 5781 by planting in my new garden. I have sweet memories of working in the garden with my parents in the back yard of our home. It was a treat playing in the dirt and tending…

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