Sheila Glazov's December Brain Buzz

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The Holiday season has jump started planning, shopping, baking, partying and traveling.


You can enjoy celebrating with your family members, friends and

co-workers with less stress, the appropriate gifts, and more time for fun if you understand the Brain Colors of everyone involved, including your own.

Get ready to...
Stress Less - Celebrate Better - Love More - Laugh Often!
ig logoBrain Colors Around The World
Recently, I received another request from Clarissa Passos at iG, the largest Internet portal in Brazil. Clarissa requested another quiz to help people celebrate a
Hassle-Free Holiday Season. I was delighted when she wrote, "I want you to know that our test about the Brain Colors is a huge success. Actually, it's the most viewed page on iG Delas, our women's webnews portal!"

happy woman mag.Last week, I received an email from Carla Azevedo, a journalist for Happy Woman Magazine in Lisbon Portugal. She wrote, "I would like to publish one quiz for parents to find out the Brain Color of their children as well as personality, features, and profile. I saw one on the Brasilian website (iG delas) and I would to do that in Happy Woman magazine. Can you do something similar?"

I replied that it would be my pleasure to create a quiz and include information to help the the parents understand and appreciate their children's Brain Colors. I'm looking forward to seeing the latest Brazilian quiz and Portuguese magazine article.

grinch womanHassle-Free Holiday Tips 

The holiday season has arrived, and visitors will also be arriving for festivities and/or stay at your home. Are you concerned about your relative, who resembles Cousin Eddie, in the Griswold's Christmas Vacation Movie, because he always disrupts your Holiday Open House? Are you worried about your in-laws, "The Grinches" who whip up high drama and discomfort at every holiday dinner. Put your worries aside, you will stress less when you take a moment to watch the Hassle-Free Holiday Tips video on my YouTube channel.


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Holiday Gift Guide

If you are wondering what gifts are appropriate for each Brain Color, the following will offer you some colorful suggestions:


Yellow Brainers want Practical Gifts: clocks, watches, purses, robes, sweaters, scarves, jewelry, picture albums, wallets and calendars.  

Blue Brainers appreciate Romantic Gifts: picture frames, candles, garden items, gifts for pets and tickets to a play or concert                      

Green Brainers likeTechnical Gifts: cutting edge gadgets, computers, electronic devices, lessons, and books.     

Orange Brainers enjoy Fun Gifts: sports equipment or memorabilia, tools, gadgets, tickets to a sporting and musical events or getaway trip.

Bonus Gifts
If you implement the following holiday and celebration tips, you will also receive joyful bonus gifts:

Assist Yellow Brainers and them plan the next family get-together. You will win a "respectable" 1st place ribbon.

Score points with Blue Brainers. Give them an extra "love gift" when it is not a holiday or special occasion. 

Give the Green Brainers a little extra solitude, and they will not mumble "Bah, humbug!" at your celebration.

Delight and compliment the Orange Brainers with a "How did you do it?" or "It's exactly what I wanted!"

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Mimi Eva baking cookies with our son, Joshua in 1975.

Mimi Eva's Butter Cookie Recipe

For the past 43 years, I have made my Grandmother's butter cookie recipe for my Chanukah Cookies. They have become a holiday

tradition in our family. Mimi Eva added a secret ingredient that makes the cookies moist and delicious. I trust you and your family will enjoy them as much the Glazov Family does! 


Mimi Eva's Butter Cookies

41/2 C. Flour sifted

2 tsp. Baking soda

1 C. Sugar

1 Pinch salt

1 tsp. Vanilla

2 Sticks sweet butter

2 Large eggs (3 if small)

2 Tbs. Sour cream... the secret ingredient


Cream sugar and butter together, add eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Gradually add flour, soda, salt and mix until smooth. Refrigerate until dough can be rolled out. Sprinkle cutting board with flour, roll out to the desired thickness (our family likes them very thin) and cut into desired shapes according to the occasion or holiday. I still use Mimi Eva's heart shaped cookie cutter and the dreidel shape from our sons' childhood. Sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes, depending on how brown and crisp you like your cookies.

Mimi Eva dictated this recipe to me. She never had an exact formula because the recipe was in her head and her hands. She always said, "You can feel the dough and know when it's right."


Enjoy a ton of our delicious Glazov Family Favorite cookies!

Holiday Greetings


The Chanukah celebration offers a message of religious freedom and rededication in your life.


The Christmas celebration offers a message of peace on earth and good will towards others.


No matter what your religious or cultural observance at this time of year, upholding those ideals all year long can make our world a safer and healthier place to live.  


A few years ago, Jordan and I felt most grateful for all the blessings in our life and decided it was no longer comfortable to purchase and exchange holiday gifts with our family members, friends and colleagues, except for books and small gifts for our grandchildren. However, In the spirit of sharing, we have made a traditional "Holiday Gift" donation to one of my favorite clients, the  Community Crisis Center in Elgin, Illinois.The Community Crisis Center is one of the oldest domestic violence shelters in the state of Illinois. Its mission is to provide Safety, Hope, Advocacy, Respite and Education for those impacted by crisis and violence in the Fox Valley Region and Illinois.

With so many adults and children in need of food, a safe shelter and clothing, please remember those who are not as fortunate as you.


Best Wishes for a Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year that will be filled with an abundance of Good Health, Love, Joy, Peace and Prosperity for you and your loved ones!  

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