I keep reading and hearing about people wanting to create more kindness, empathy, and understanding of others in their communities. Each time I am reminded of why I wrote Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift in 1997. I wrote my “Community Parable”  because children rarely are offered opportunities to identify their own personality traits and talents.…

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For centuries, all over the world, children have grown up listening to or reading fairy tales. These magical, engaging, and imaginary tales teach children and adults meaningful, relevant, and significant life lessons, which help them develop their self-image and how relate to other people, be honest, kind, strong, smart, and understanding of individuals who are…

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We all have experienced difficult people professionally and personally. Recently, I experienced a difficult person who I thought of as a Meevillian. Meevillain is the  Princess of the Forest of Fear in my Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, which is the children’s fairy tale version of What Color Is Your Brain?®. Meevillain is the “shadowed” side…

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Last Saturday, on February 2nd, my children Brain Color Fairy Tale celebrated her 22nd birthday. The first edition of Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift  was published in 1997 and the 2nd edition was published in 2011. Princes Shayna is the fairy tale version of What Color Is Your Brain?. 10% of the royalties from Shayna’s Invisible…

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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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