This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and yesterday was National Teacher’s Day. I am celebrating our teachers with my post about Principal, Nathan E. Carter and his faculty at the Lake Zurich Middle School North in Lake Zurich, Illinois. On April 17th and May 1st, I had the pleasure and privilege of facilitating What Color Is Your…

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May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month, a month to celebrate our teenagers and help them healthfully enhance their self-esteem. Parents, teachers, friends and family members are encouraged to increase their aware of teenagers’ challenges and achievements, provide positive role models, promote an appreciation of differences, and foster a positive body image and sense of self-confidence. …

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The variegated green vista invited me to enjoy catching up on emails and workshop projects on our 3-season porch. I made myself comfortable on the couch and glided the sliding glass window open to rejoice in the lushness and activities in our yard. I’m fortunate, I don’t have to wait for “John the fireman” to come…

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“Surprising & Remarkable Words in Print!” Yesterday, I sent my publisher an email that read, “I found an error in the book that I hope you can edit. I don’t know the status of the second printing.” My publisher replied, “2nd printing long since done. Debra, the editor, will put in the file for potential 3rd.” What Color…

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Orange Fireworks! “It’s relationships that spark me.”The first time I read the relationship quote from composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, I visualized as an explosion of fireworks… an Orange Brain Romantic Relationship!

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Our “Spring Star” Each year, I feel that spring has arrived when the magnolia trees bloom. One of the unusual highlights of my childhood home, that my parents and I loved, was the placement of our living room. It was in the back of our home with a view was our beautiful and bountiful formal garden.…

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My Brain in Brazil!!! I just learned that my publisher, SLACK, Inc. signed a contract with Tecmedd Editora to translate What Color Is Your Brain? into Portuguese for the Brazilian market! What Color Is Your Brain? A Fun and Fascinating Approach to Understanding Yourself and Others will soon read… Qual a cor do seu cérebro? Uma abordagem fascinante e divertida…

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Brain Color Collaboration In February, Karen Hanrahan invited me to speak at the West Suburban Women Entrepreneurs WSWE monthly meeting. After the meeting Anne Chestney Mudd, an attorney from Western Springs, asked me if I would present a What Color Is Your Brain? program for the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois- West Suburban Practice Group on April 17th.  Anne explained…

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 Your Romantic Green Brain Last night my Green Brain husband and I were reminiscing about our romantic relationship. Jordan’s Blue Brain comment resonated with my Blue Heart when he said, “Our marriage is like creating a pearl. The layers of life build one upon the other… they are the layers of love!” This morning, I had…

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MOM’S MESSAGE© Because it is Diabetes Research and Management Month, I wanted to share my Mom’s Message from, Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat and Diabetes©, my picture book for children with diabetes with you.Mom’s Message“Someday, you will never want to change what has happened to Joshua,” my friend Joyce told me as she and I stood…

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Your Blue Romantic Brain This morning, my husband, Jordan, and I enjoyed observing a pair of robins scurrying around one of our perennial gardens collecting materials for the nest. They were surveying the soil and scrutinizing plant remnants before spearing dried grasses and pecking soggy leaves. It was fascinating to watch as each precise component was…

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Brain Color Library News   I love libraries… their filled with words! It makes sense… I am an author, a voracious reader and “I’ve been wrapped up in words since the day I was born.” Read my introduction if you are curious about the last statement.   I have fond memories of the library in…

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