|Sheila Glazov's November Brain Buzz|
If you have turned your clocks back, raked leaves, taken out the flannel sheets and/or begun preparing for the holidays season
You are ready to...
Celebrate Thankfully, Stress Less,
Laugh More & Smile Often!
Nearly 24,000,000 Americans have diabetes. Approximately 151,000 individuals below the age of 20 have diabetes. Diabetes has risen to an epidemic level in the United States. Over 3,000,000 Americans have Type 1 diabetes and approximately 15,000 people are diagnosed with Type1 each year. Over 20,000,000 Americans have Type 2 diabetes. There is NO cure for Type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be managed with regular exercise, a healthy diet and medication (when advised by a physician).
The International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Atlas, released in 2000, the estimated global diabetes prevalence was 151,000,000. In this newest edition, the estimated diabetes prevalence for 2010 has risen to 285,000,000 representing 6.4% of the world's adult population, with a prediction that by 2030 the number of people with diabetes will have risen to 438,000,000.
Diabetes is an insidious disease that requires constant and consistent monitoring to help prevent serious complications. There is no remission or time off!
However, there are repetitive diabetes management "time outs" that are part of a daily routine:
blood sugar monitoring, insulin shots or pump adjustments, preparation and/or selection of healthy food at the right times and adherence to an exercise plan.
Diabetes is stressful and challenging because children and adults must consider the consequences of their actions that most of us take for granted.
The Glazov Family unquestionably understands the challenges and complications of diabetes.
Our elder son, Joshua, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 25 years ago, when he was 15 years old; my father had Type 2 diabetes; and Luke, our 18 year old cat, also had Type 1 diabetes.
10% of the royalties from the sale of What Color Is Your Brain?
is allocated to the JDRF
(Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
My wish whenever I blow out my birthday cake candles, drop a penny in a fountain or find a 4 leaf clover is... A Cure For Diabetes!
Thanksgiving begins the holiday season and an increase of stress. You can enjoy the all the celebrations with less anxiety and more compatibility, if you understand the "Brain Colors" of your family members, co-workers, friends and customers.
1. Conflicts with "Yellow Brainers" arise because they have a strong sense of right and wrong. To defuse an upset, let them know you respect their opinion and commitment to their convictions, even if you have a different point of view.
2. Disputes for "Blue Brainers" are emotionally upsetting because they are non-confrontational and need peace and harmony. To calm their stress offer your help and time to listen about whom or what is bothering them.
3. "Green Brainers" dislike the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. When they tune out, tune into their "Bah-humbug" attitude. Respect their requirement for "alone time," and offer them some peace and quiet.
4. Disputes with "Orange Brainers" flare when they must deal with other people's holiday rules or traditions. They defuse with physical activity. Offer them fun and games, which allows them freedom to be "The Life of the Party!"
To control conflicts and diffuse disputes use this colorful tip my dearest friend Michelle's mother taught us...
Let people know you are "Wet Paint".
Ask them not to disturb or touch because your
"Yellow, Blue, Green or Orange Brain Color needs time to dry!"
As you know from my October newsletter, Door County, Wisconsin is one of my favorite places to take a vacation. The Shoreline is our favorite dinner restaurant and their pumpkin pie cake is our favorite desert. It will make a sumptuous, smooth and crunchy addition to your Thanksgiving feast!
Door County Shoreline Restaurant Pumpkin Pie Cake
1 pkg. White Cake Mix (divided use)
½ C. melted butter
5 eggs (divided use)
4 tsp. cinnamon, (divided use)
1 lb. 14 ounce can solid-pack pumpkin
1 ¾ C. sugar (divided use)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
1 C. heavy cream
¼ C. cold butter
¼ - ½ C. chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Measure 1 cup of cake mix and set aside.
Combine remaining mix with melted butter, 1 egg and 1 tsp EACH cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well and pour into 10 inch spring form pan that has been sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray.
In a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin with remaining eggs, 1½ cups sugar, and 2 tsp cinnamon. 1 tsp nutmeg, salt, ginger, cloves and cream. Mix well with a whisk and pour over unbaked crust.
Combine reserved cup of cake mix with 1 tsp cinnamon with ¼ C sugar and cold margarine. Mix until crumbly and ¼ - ½ C. chopped pecans and sprinkle over pumpkin filling. Bake 1½ to 2 hours or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. 16 servings
Brain Color Research
A few weeks ago, I was surprised by a delightful email from several of the enrichment class students and their teacher, Mrs. Eugeniya Kovaleva, at the Mark Twain Elementary School in Wheeling, Illinois. The students are involved in a Problem Solving Investigation (PSI) program.
I am honored and excited because this group is one of nine elementary school enrichment classes in the Community Consolidated School District #21 that is investigating learning styles and incorporating my Brain Color personality approach into their research.
My "Blue Brain" was honored to be part of their project. I loved creating and presenting a slide show for the students and their teachers that answered the thought-provoking questions they asked me for the investigation about their learning styles, multiple intelligence and Brain Colors. I was thrilled when they invited me to return and attend their presentation. I'm looking forward to learning the results of their investigation and continuing to work with the PSI group and their teachers.
On Oct. 29th I presented a workshop for the students, parents and grandparents to kick off the Options for College Success (OCS) Parents Weekend in Evanston, Illinois. I was introduced to OCS by my friend, Susan Snyder, MS, LCPC, Director of Counseling Services.What a remarkable group of students and dedicated family members!
The Brain Color group activity questions demonstrated that no matter what our stage of life or our circumstances, including Holiday stress, we all want to be understood. The following is a sampling of the answers from the students, parent and grandparents about how:
"I like to be understood":
Yellow Brainers: Concisely, What we say should be understood the first time, Exactly the way we say it the first time
Blue Brainers: Being listened to sincerely, Acknowledged, Not feeling rushed
Green Brainers: Not being judged, Being left alone, Answer questions directly
Orange Brainers: People really listen to me, People value me, People participate with me
Learning to understand and accept people for who they are and what they value, even if their perspective is different from yours, creates healthier and more harmonious relationships!
40 Years to Connect
If you or your organization are using your "Yellow Brains" to plan an event or meeting in 2011 and want to be as pleased as Susan Snyder at OCS:
"You delivered vital family lessons in a fun, stimulating, and most humorous style. Our families walked away with an enhanced understanding and acceptance of one another, while embracing their individual differences."
You won't have wait 40 years to connect with me, as Diane Testa and
Vicki LoBianco Peake, my former remarkable 3rd grade students from Washington Elementary School in Park Ridge, Illinois, did...
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May your Thanksgiving blessings be abundant and
your heart and home filled with joy!
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