The last Brain Color Clue entry for this month is definitely not the least. It is all about having a grand time with the “Orange Brainers” who love to have fun, be spontaneity and experience variety on their vacationsor at family reunions.  Orange Brainers find unfamiliar or exotic places and meeting new people exciting. Sporting trips such as helicopter skiing, crewing on a sailboat, whitewater rafting, or…

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This morning, I attended an engaging and educational garden photography class at my favorite garden store, Hawthorn Gardens, in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. The class was offered by photographer Lou Nettelhorst, owner of CloseupPhotographs, Inc. Lou also offers classes at College of Lake County, located in Grayslake, Illinois and in Sister Bay,Wisconsin (Door County) in the spring and fall.  The…

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Did you know that your Brain Color tone can throw people off guard? I was speaking with a business associate about my What Color Is Your Brain? book in my customary “Lovely Blue Brain” tone of voice. He then asked me a question which I answered in my “Logical Green Brain” tone. He immediate questioned, “Do I note…

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I am fascinated by Greta Garbo’s “Green Brain” contemplative pose. Is she thinking… “I’m so misunderstood!”“I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be left alone.’ There is all the difference.”For most “Green Brainers” there is no difference in her quote, because the optimum word is “ALONE.” My interpretation: Greta could have been thinking… “How can…

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“EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION…LIFE WITHOUT DIABETES!  Wouldn’t that be wonderful?  Until that day is upon us, we need to give our children and families the tools they need to manage their diabetes.  We, at the Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation, believe the best way for that to happen is through education.”What you have just read is…

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Hurrah for Serendipity! Last week I received an email from Mary Podjasek, the President of the Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation Mary’s friend, Carole Ewert was reading  Christy Suerth’s LUNGevity website. Christy is committed to training and running on with a  LUNGevity team in her FIRST Chicago Marathon on October 12, 2008. She is running to find a cure for…

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Last Saturday, our eldest son, Joshua, celebrated his 38th birthday. Joshua also shares his birthday with his cousins, Steven Elrod , and  Michelle Glazov Vogel, and with Bill Will the owner Camp Shewahmegon, in Drummond, Wisconsin, which Joshua and Noah attended for many summers as campers and counselors. Joshua was born July 12, 1970 at 1:50am, which was opening morning of…

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As Blue Brainer, when I think about my relationships with family members and friends, I visualize my heart as a honeycomb, with a compartment for each individual. However, at times, it has felt like the cast members from The Guiding Light, the longest running soap opera, have filled those compartments instead of cover models of Family…

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In 1985, when our eldest son, Joshua, was diagnosed with Type I diabetes were told, “There will be a cure in the next five years.” At that time Joshua was 15 years old and on Saturday, July 12th, we will celebrate his 38th birthday. For almost 23 years we have been wanting and working towards a cure…

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July is Family Reunion Month, according to Chase’s Calendar of Events. Many families incorporate family reunions into their vacations. That mixture can be harmonious or hazardous. For the next four Mondays I will post Brain Color Clues to help you create more harmony, and avoid the hazards of visiting family members, at home or on the road. Yellow Brainers arrange…

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This morning, Jordan and I drove our 1962 White Ford Falcon  (a replica of the car he picked me up in on our first date) over to our Tower Lakes Village 4th of July parade and festivities. We did not find the “Hordes of Humanity” riding on professionally created floats and zinging candy at bystanders. Joyfully, we…

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Today is the 5th Monday of the Month and I decided to share a Brian Color Conflict Resolution experience with you.  My goal is to encourage you, as I did, to challenge yourself and change your Brain Color Perspective. Yesterday, my friend and blog mentor, Karen Hanrahan and I had a blog brainstorming session. Karen is a “Blue Brainer.” I affectionately…

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