My husband, Jordan, and I loved watching our resident Mother Robin building her nest within the supports beams below our upper deck. We secretly observed her construction project from the bay window that encircles Jordan’s desk in our lower level garden room. Mother Robin would gather dry grasses from our perennial gardens, lint from the pachysandra garden underneath the dryer vent and twigs from the apple trees . The custom fit…

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“Who Stole The cookie From The Cookie Jar?” is the title of this picture below.   The following are the photographers descriptive captions for “The CrasHBURN identity crisis:” a.) “The grumpy crashy: You did it again! I mean it, I’m gonna kick you’re a*s!” The “Orange” trickster getting caught b.) “The childish and schizophrenic crashy:…

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Today marks the 1st Anniversary of a “Special Delivery Celebration!”On Tuesday, June 19, 2007, a box of 20 books from my publisher, SLACK, Inc., arrived at our home.  It was packed with the first copies of my What Color Is Your Brain? book. It’s hard to believe that one year ago today, I tuned my imaginary hearing aids up to their highest level in…

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Below is my Guest Author Post that I was honored to write for my freind, Karen “Mother Earth” Hanrahan’s Blog.Caringrace by Sheila Glazov “Sheila Glazov, author, speaker, and educator entered my world passionately.  I needed her example. Little did I know how much. It’s one thing to find a new friend; one who has similar ideas about expression, one…

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This is the 3rd Weekly Brain Color Clue for Resolving Conflicts.This week’s focus will on the Green Brainers.   The symbol for the Green Brainers is a “Do Not Disiturb” sign. To avoid conflict with a Green Brainer respect and appreicate their need for privacy.   When our Brain Color intensifies, compatibility can be problematic. Green Brainers are…

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This morning, our family began our Father’s Day celebration with a Skype phone call and web cam visit to our Glazov Gang in Sao Paulo. Our youngest son, Noah, granddaughter, Yasmin and daughter-in-law, Kelly, were preparing to travel to a Brazilian Cultural Festival. Brazilians do not celebrate Father’s Day, today. However, we all enjoyed seeing one another and celebrating long distance. Yasmin and…

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My husband and I began the second week of June celebrating with dear friends at their daughter magical and magnificent wedding on Saturday evening, and with our family at our cousin’s entertaining and elaborate North Suburban School of Dance “2008 Student Dance Show” on Sunday afternoon. Fortunately, we enjoyed watching the familiar and unfamiliar Brain…

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June is perfect time to learn how the different Brain Colors communicate to resolve conflict. This month offers many opportunities for and conflict and compatibility. You might be spending more time with co-workers, family members and/or friends at weddings, graduations, company picnics, and/or family reunions or vacations. Within the next four weeks, I will offer you “No-Brainer…

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I always say that if had not become an educator, I would have been a librarian. I vividly remember how excited I was to have my own River Forest Public Library card. It was about the size of a credit card, manila colored with a little metal plate that was embossed with my own library card…

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This morning, I was reminiscing about the parades my parents took me to on Memorial Day. I remember sitting on the Lake Street curbside in River Forest, Illinois listening to the school and military marching bands, standing up and placing my hand over my heart when the American Flag passed by and watching the World War…

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Looking for A Consummate Management Consultant? A few months ago, my fellow creative, Christy Erbeck, founder of Metamorphic Consulting called me and asked if I would speak to the Chicagoland Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants. Christy thought I would enjoy speaking to the membership and they would benefit from understanding their Brain Colors. I agreed,…

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Monday began the third week of National Teen Self-Esteem Month, a month to celebrate our teenagers and help them healthfully enhance their self-esteem. The Teenage Brain Color Clue for this week will focus on the Green Brainers. When our son, Joshua, a Green Brainer, was a teenager he posted a sign over his bedroom door,…

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