News and Stress It seems that everyone is talking about the stress they are experiencing. My neighbor and I were discussing  how the daily news about the Coronavirus, the economy, demonstrations, deaths, students remote learning at home, and the 2020 election can spark and ignite an individual’s stress level. Social media, newspapers, radio programs, blogs, and…

Read more

Full, Empty or Overflowing? People talk about their glass being 1/2 Full or 1/2 Empty. However, my childhood friend Helene describe her glass as filled to the top and with bubbles overflowing the rim of the glass. Helene says, “You must keep your own glass not only full, but overflowing so you have all of…

Read more

During the Coronavirus, we have  been reminded of the lessons of humanity in the newspapers, on the television, radio and/or our phones or tablets.  Today, I thought about the inspirational anecdote my Uncle Jerry, who is my mother’s 93 year old brother, contributed to my latest book, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) Below is…

Read more

Are you missing a hug from a loved one, friend, neighbor, and/or colleague? Because of the Coronavirus many people are feeling stressed and missing healthy hugs, which are an emotional connection to others for humans, as well as some animals. I enjoyed  reading the newspaper article entitled: We’re Human, we have to hug, which caught…

Read more

As businesses re-open and changes have to be made, there is advice to help prevent issues because the Coronovirus. However, are you needing a time-tested blueprint to help you re-open, modify, build, and maintain your business successfully? My latest book, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is the perfect blueprint and solution to achieve goals…

Read more

The “Stay at home” order because of the Coronavirus has given people more time to connect and re-connect with family members and friends. Last Wednesday, I enjoyed a Zoom call with a group “girls” I attended Frances Willard Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High School, and/or Oak Park River Forest High School with. It was a…

Read more

“Titivate” is my word for WordWednesday. • Verb: To add some finishing touches to, enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient. Giving a face-lift or preen • Usage: When I was a little girl I loved to watch my mother “Titivate” her make-up. • Pronunciation – tidəˌvāt • Do you take the…

Read more

As an educator, I want share my Brain Color Personality Tips to help you understand how your children learn best; what attributes their teachers or you, as their “stay at home teachers,” teach them, including their school work; and how parents/guardians encourage their children during the Coronavirus and when we eventually live in our new…

Read more

“Haggadah” is my word for WordWednesday. ♦ I think we will have to amend the “Haggadah” and add the Coronavirus as the 11th Plague.  • Noun: 1. Text recited at the Seder on the first two nights of the Jewish Passover or Pesach, including a narrative of the Exodus from Egypt. 2.  Legend, parable, or anecdote used…

Read more

“Welkin” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun: Sky or heaven • Usage: The “Welkin” will ring with our joy and relief when a cure for the Coronavisus is discovered! • Pronunciation – welkən • The British pronunciation does not sound the “l” in  “Welkin”. • Enjoy the song “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” from…

Read more

Because of the Coronavirus individual are learning how to juggle and manage their professional and personal lives and projects. Before the Coronavirus people were going to work in their offices, businesses, or their home office and managing their own personal scheduling, connections, and projects. Now, thousands of people are juggling how to manage their work…

Read more

“Bonhomie” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun: Cheerfulness, friendliness, kindness, geniality, good nature atttitude • Usage: It is heartwarming to see how communities have shown a grand sense of  “Bonhomie” during the Coronavirus!  • Pronunciation – ˌbänəˈmē orˈbänəmē • Demonstrating “Bonhomie” toward others will help cheer your heart and theirs, during this difficult time.…

Read more