Gardening Is Good for Your Mental Health!
Our Mental Health Sadly, we are now reading, watching, and listening to issues that impact our mental health. Time in Our Gardens With all the sadness in the world, to keep myself and my husband mentally healthy we spend time tending, planting, and weeding the gardens and plants around our home. A Garden Poem for…Read more
Celebrating “Thanksnukah” With Our Family!
Thanksgiving Celebration Jordan and I are delighted that we can host our traditional family Thanksgiving celebration in our home, this year! Chanukah Celebration This year Chanukah begins on Sunday, November 28 and ends in the evening of Monday, December 6. A “Thanksnukah” Celebration Since both holiday are so close together we have decided to double…Read more
Word Wednesday – Insouciance
Word Wednesday • “Insouciance” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition: • Noun: No worries, lighthearted, unconcern, nonchalance| Pronunciation • Pronunciation – in-SOO-see-unss Usage • Alfred E. Neuman is the “Insouciance” cover boy and mascot for Mad Magazine. Closing Question • When do you ever feel “Insouciance” in your personal and/or professional life? My family business memoir No…Read more
Word Wednesday – “Doyen”
Word Wednesday • “Doyen” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition • Noun: The senior member of a body or group, a knowledgeable or uniquely skilled person with experience in a specific field, or the oldest example in a category. Pronunciation • Pronunciation –DOY-un/ doy·en /doiˈ(y)en,ˈdôyən Usage • As the “Doyen” in my family, I always love baking…Read more
Word Wednesday -“Multifarious”
Word Wednesday • “Multifarious” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Adjective: Having or occurring in great variety or diversity Pronunciation • Pronunciation – Mul-tuh-FAIR-ee-us Usage • We have “Multifarious” ways to learn about the local, national, and worldwide news. Closing Question • Do you prefer a “Multifarious” bouquet or something simple? My family business memoir No Bunk,…Read more
Word Wednesday – “Parsimonious”
“Parsimonious” is my word for WordWednesday. • Adjective: Stingy, thrifty, economical, frugal, tightwad, sparing, restrained • Usage: People did not like Mr. Scrooge because he was “Parsimonious” with his money. • Pronunciation – par-suh-MOH-nee-us • It is said that people who are are “Parsimonious” with their money and also “Parsimonious” with their kindness! My family business…Read more
Word Wednesday – “Hiatus”
“Hiatus” is my word for #WordWednesday. Noun: A pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process. Usage: My Green Focused Brain is going on “Hiatus” from my weekly blog and Word Wednesday posts to work on two projects that require more of my time and attention. Pronunciation: shorturl.at/kEILP – hīˈādəs Have you ever taken…Read more
Gratitude and Remembrance for D-Day and the Battle of Midway
Today, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 1944. June 4th marked the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Midway on May 4, 1942. Both events mark turning points in World War II and the battles for freedom in the European and Pacific theaters of war. This morning, the Daily Herald newspaper featured…Read more
No Bunk – Employee and Teamwork Truth #1 – Hire A Winner!
Today’s post is from my family business memoir, which is my latest book, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) Chapter 3 – Employee and Teamwork Truths Below is an article from the book that emphasizes the simple truth of knowing that employees are part-owners of a business and why it is important to Hire a Winner!…Read more
World Diabetes Day: Doing What We Can, Together!
Today, I am honored to welcome and introduce Samantha Markovitz, NBC-HWC. Samantha is my guest blogger for World Diabetes Day and National Diabetes Awareness Month. Samantha is the accomplished founder of GraceMark Wellness & Lifestyle Coaching and the remarkable author of Type 1 Diabetes Caregiver Confidence. Samantha: “On World Diabetes Day (November 14th), we give pause and think about what this day…Read more
Tips to help you recognize and prevent “wilting” in your professional and personal life!
This week, my Yellow Brain Prepared for the Chicagoland winter weather by spraying Wilt Stop on my ornamental trees and bushes in my gardens. As I was spraying, my Blue Creative Brain imaged having a spray that would be effective for helping people recognize and prevent “wilting” in their workplaces and homes. Three definitions of wilt that can…Read more
Don’t Feel Overwhelmed: Terrific Tips for Organizing Ideas and Managing Projects!
If you read my Do You Want to Know the Secret to Writing a New Book? post on October 5th, you know that I am working on a new business/memoir book. I had been feeling overwhelmed by the copious ideas and information I needed to organize for my new book. The photo is a just small…Read more