An Encouraging Poem

So much of what we read and hear to day is discouraging. I want to share one of my favorite poems, which never fails to inspire me. I hope is encourages you!IT COULDN’T BE DONE by Edgar A Guest Somebody said that it couldn’t be done, But he with a chuckle replied,That “maybe it couldn’t,” but…

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Spirit of American Teamwork

President Obama’s comments last night, brought to mind this poster, which hung in the company cafateria at my father’s laboratory instrument business for over 30 years.  Each one of us can show the Spirit of American Teamwork !Sheila N. Glazov, Author and Personality Type Expert who offers workshop, keynote and training programs.Please, visit my website to learn more about…

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Tenacious Technical Terrier

Family and friends have often compared my personality to a terrier. A spunky breed of dog, known for a tenacious and courageous temperament, which is magnified by their determination to hold onto whatever is within their grasp. Jericho, a Bedlington terrier, and our first Glazov family dog (1972)Last week, the technical problems with my blog were an unforgiving challenge. Just when I…

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The Spark of Love

Each month, Robert Hruzek generously posts a “What I Learned From…” groupwrite project on his Middle Zone Musing blog. Robert asks his fellow bloggers to send him their posts on a selected subject. This month of Valentine Romance, Robert has encouraged us to write about… “What I learned from… Love.”  After almost 42 years of marriage, love has taught…

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Brain Change & Plasticity

If you are wondering or concerned about how to keep your brain healthy, then you must readThe Brain That Changes Itself  written by Norman Doidge, M.D.I learned about this book, while watching WTTW, our outstanding Chicago public television station. I was fascinated by the program, the theories, and opportunities that were offered to enhance my life long learning…

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Make a Difference in 2009!

If you read my post, You Can Become a Shamas, you know that it helped me (and I hope you) to generate ideas about how to illuminate the world around with encouragement and opportunities. Again, I want to acknowledge and give attribution to Amy Hirshberg Lederman for her “brilliant” Chanukkah article in the Chicago Jewish News. The article’s concluding suggestions also resonated with…

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BLOGAPALOOZA ENTRY!

Yesterday, I sent my BLOGAPALOOZA entry to Robert Hruzek . I have enjoyed reading Robert’s Middle Zone Musing Blog, which is an engaging, educational and entertaining. Recently, Robert had posted an invitation on his blog for individuals to send him a list of their favorite, funniest, most thought-provoking, amazing, well written, impactful and/or “what I learned  from” monthly blog posts of 2008. Earlier in the…

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De-Stress The Holidays With Your Brain Color

George Bernard Shaw said, “When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.”   When your relatives come home for a holiday or a special occasion, do you think they resemble the people on a Disney World dream vacation brochure or…

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Channukah Cookie Recipe (Best Butter Cookies)

Happy Chanukkah or Hanukkah! Tonight is the first night of the Jewish Festival of Lights .It is a tradition in our family to make latkahs, potato pancakes, cooked in oil to remind us of the oil that burned in the Temple for eight days. We also enjoy my grandmother, Mimi Eva’s butter cookies that are sprinkled…

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Celebrating Joyful Chaos

My “Blue Brain” apologies for not posting for the last month. Since, October 27th, when our son, Noah, daughter-in-law, Kelly and granddaughter, Yasmin, moved home from Sao Paulo, Brazil, my Brain Colors have continually experienced “Joyful Chaos!”Kelly (baby#2) Jordan, Noah, Yasmin, Joshua and me at O’Hare for the Brazilians’ 6:00am  arrivalThe following are some of  my  “Joyful Chaos” moments that…

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Diabetes, Stress, Motivation & Decision Making

This is the 3rd week of American Diabetes Month and another opportunity to create a greater awareness about diabetes management, reducing stress and making healthy decisions. Chapter 15 in my book, What Color Is Your Brain?, is entitled Effective Decision Making. Roy Disney said, “It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your…

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Diabetes & Silpada Designs

Today begins the second week of American Diabetes Awareness Month. I am delighted to highlight my friend, Ellen Day, again. Ellen is a Silver Manager for Silpada Designs, Sterling Silver Jewelry. Last, June I had the pleasure and privilege of presenting a What Color Is Your Brain? workshop for Ellen and her  Silpada sales team.…

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