Nature and Nurture My Blue Brain is happily watching the nature’s beautifully peaceful snow-fall. I know the moisture will nurture our gardens, flowers, bushes, and trees to keep them healthy for their springtime transition and change. New Beginnings As our new year and our new United States presidential administration begins, I thought about what each…

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New Year’s Resolution History The tradition of the New Year’s Resolutions can be traced back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar. With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions…

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Back in the classroom This afternoon, I told the GlobalEdSsChat teachers and student leaders that it was GRAND being back in a (virtual) classroom and being part of their remarkable program that connects teachers and students from all over the world.  See yesterday’s blog post: Education Chat for Students, Teachers and Parents – Building and…

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GlobalEdSsChat My Orange Brain is excited to be a guest panelist for the GlobalEdSsChat for December 2020. The Topic will be: Building and Keeping Virtual Relationships. My friend and colleague, Leigh Cassel, who is the founder of the Digital Human Library, asked me to share my Brain Color concepts with the students. Chat questions The…

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A Negotiator An individual who helps two people or a group of people who disagree to reach a successful agreement with each other. Negotiator in your professional life In our professional lives there are times we must be a negotiator. You might be negotiating for a new job, a raise, a project, collaboration with team…

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Did you know that between November 1st and January 15th approximately 29 holidays are observed by 7 of the world’s major religions? All those holidays can deplete your energy and create stressful holiday preparations and celebrations. Not delegating responsibilities and not asking for help are two behaviors that increase your stress and decrease your energy, especially…

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In November of 2011, I received a delightful email from Ayrton Silva, PMP who is project manager in Brazil. Ayrton had purchased the Brazilian Portuguese edition of What Color Is Your Brain?® and was using my book to teach project management students, real estate sales people, and other professionals in various cities in Brazil. Since…

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The month of May was filled with planning, preparing, and presenting What Color Is Your Brain?® Programs. The first program was for the patrons of the Wauconda Area Library, in Wauconda, Illinois. It was a pleasure working librarian Amy Saccca. 88 people were registered and we had a full room of people eager to discover…

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Last Friday, I enjoyed a color-filled Princess Shayna Author Visit with a group of 3rd graders, who read my Brain Color fairy tale this past semester for their enrichment program. My friend Laura Newcomer, who is an  Instructional Coach, and her colleague Kim Miller, who is the Information Literacy & Enrichment Teacher, arranged a grand…

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My Orange Brain is excited to give you a clue to the title of my new family business memoir, which fits into the “Profiles in Business” bookstore category. The clue is: No Bunk. In other words, No Nonsense. This writing project is incorporating and utilizing all my Brain Colors: My Yellow Brain Organizational skills to place…

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Do you want to learn how to motivate yourself when you have a Brain Freeze? I am not referring to the physical Brain Freeze when you have a cold-stimulus, ice-cream, or trigeminal headache, which scientifically is referred to as sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. I am referring to a Brain Freeze when you feel stuck, uninspired, lazy, foggy, etc.  As…

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Did you know that between November 1st and January 15th approximately 29 holidays are observed by 7 of the world’s major religions? All those holidays can deplete your energy and create stressful holiday preparations and celebrations. Not delegating responsibilities and not asking for help are two behaviors that increase your stress and decrease your energy, especially…

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