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…

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Yesterday, I received a lovely email from my Blue Brain “Crochet” friend, Nancy Karasek. Nancy wrote: “From Jan Richardson’s Sanctuary of Women:  In some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6th ) is celebrated as Women’s Christmas. Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women’s Christmas began as a day when…

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A week from today will be the 8th and final day of Chanukah and Christmas Eve. Each holiday has religious, cultural, and family rituals, traditions, songs, foods, gifts, greetings, festivities, and messages that are practiced across the globe. The joyfulness and blessings of this season are spoken with the good wishes people exchange with one…

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On Tuesday, I received Gwen Blakley Kinsler’s Crochet Queen’s Royal Rambling blog post. Gwen was sharing information about her amazingly beautiful and well researched book, The Fine Art of Crochet, as a list minute Christmas Gift. I wrote about Gwen in my previous blog post: I Am A Blue Brain Hooker Who Is Hooked On…

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This afternoon, I was listening to NPR while driving home for an appointment. One of the news stories was about the 7 days left until Christmas. That means some people are wondering what gifts are appropriate for each Brain Color Personality. If you read my December 2013 BrainBuzz Newsletter  these Brain Color Tips will be…

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Today is the first day of Chanukah. Our celebration began last night and will last for eight days; and Christmas will be celebrated this weekend. Below are  more Tips from my What Color Is Your Brain? book to help you understand how each Brain Color personality handles the stress of  Holiday Celebrations  with family members and friends, and how to make your festivities…

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