Are You A Project Manager?
Each of us is a project manager. Families, clubs, classrooms, business departments, plans, service, and products, life cycle events, vacations, and holiday celebrations are just a few examples of projects and/or team members one might manage in his or her life.

During my What Color Is Your “Project Manager” Brain?® Program hosted by the gracious Project Managers Institute (PMI) Chicagoland Chapter meeting, I spoke to 200+ project managers. They each had "Brainbow" attributes and abilities concerning Scope, Cost, Time, and Quality, which each of us can relate to when working with others and/or team members to solve a problem and find a creative solution for a professional or personal project.

Yellow Brainers: Are comfortable organizing, and preparing projects and being accountable for an action plan to complete a project.

Blue Brainers: Work best when brainstorming new ideas and using their imagination to finding creative solutions to make the project successful.

Green Brainers: Are experts at evaluation and scrutinizing the scope, cost, time, and/or quality of a project to make sure it is feasible.

Orange Brainers: Work best when they can share their resources and enthusiastically sell their their ideas to manage a project successfully.

Quote of the Month
"No one can whistle
a symphony. It takes
a whole orchestra
to play the music."

 Quotes for Life and Words to Live By



Creating "Tikkun Olam"
The beautiful Hebrew expression “Tikkun Olam” means to fix, repair, or heal the world. It can also mean “to establish a peaceful, harmonious, and loving world. I also like 17-year-old Emily Gold's definition: “to build a better world for the future and repair the world for the present.

During my memorable and welcoming Scholar- In-Residence Weekend, which was hosted by Adath Emanu-El Synagogue in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, the adults and young adults who attended the program had several opportunities to ponder “Tikkun Olam.” During  the Saturday evening activity the attendees divided into the 4 Brain Color Groups and answered 4 questions according to their Brain Color. One of the questions was:
How can you develop harmonious relationships to establish “Tikkun Olam” for yourself and with your family, friends, and your community

The following are some of the responses that may help you create “Tikkun Olam” in your life.

Yellow Brainers: Try to be a good listener, Be objective, Don't be rigid: Acquiesce – give into others, Avoid conflicts

Blue Brainers: Know the correct time to speak, Extend myself, Love myself, Be a good listener

Green Brainers: Show kindness, Listen, Value other opinions, Humor
Orange Brainers: Focus on being open-minded,
Encourage others to join our fun, Meaningful activities to repair the world, Listen

Did you notice that each Brain Color stated that it is meaningful to "Listen"?  Imagine how much easier it would be to practice "Tikkun Olam" if  people sincerely listened to one another.

Maybe each of us can begin by thinking about how we can fix, repair, and/or heal the world in our homes, workplaces, schools, and/or communities to establish peace, harmony, and love and build a better world for the future and repair the world for the present!


Family Diabetes Conference
My Blue Heart knew how every parent who attended either of my What Color Is Your Brain?®: Family Communication and Diabetes Workshops felt about caring for a child with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

On March 28th, my Blue Brain was delighted to be a "Purr-fect Pal" and help parents, care-givers and children discover their Brain Color, improve their communication skills, and enhance how they relate to one another, while living with the "highs and lows" of diabetes management. 

Below are valuable comments that we all can learn from:

Yellow Brainers: "Be able to identify another family member's Brain Color that is experiencing stress from a T1D child."

Blue Brainers: "Express my feelings in a
non-judgmental way to better understand and appreciate my family members."

Green Brainers: "Listen and communicate with my family members and other Brain Colors according to their personality."  

Orange Brainers: "Learn to be more respectful and patient with the other Brain Colors who are very different than I am."

I was also thrilled to donate my time to the conference and a portion of all my book sales to the Conference's Scholarship Fund to help more family members attend future
the Living Well With Diabetes: Now and in the Future Conference, which is hosted by the Diabetes Center for Children at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

100% of the proceeds from the sale of Purr-fect Pals is donated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)!

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Discover your Brain Colors
You do not have to be confused about where to go to discover your Brain Colors. All of the upcoming WCIYB?® Programs that I will be facilitating are in the Chicagoland area.

April 28th  @ 8:30am - 2:00pm
Illinois Crime Prevention Association Spring Seminar

Take A Bite Out of Crime!!
What Color Is Your
“Crime Preventions Officer”

Naperville Police Dept.
Program information link

April 30th @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Staff Development Program
The Gertrude B. Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center

What Color Is Your
“Wet Paint” Brain?®

Program information link

  May 2nd @ 8:00am - 4:00pm
Lake County YWCA
2015 Annual Child Care Conference & Business Expo
What Color Is Your “Teacher” Brain?®
Program information link

May 7 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Algonquin Public Library
What Color Is Your Brain?®

Program information link

May 14, 2015 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Skokie Public Library

What Color Is Your Brain?®
Program information link


Your Yellow Brain, Blue Brain, Green Brain, and Orange Brain will no longer  have to wait to be surprised by the information this I promised in my
March BrainBuzz Newsletter!


It was a yummy surprise to me when my daughter-in-law told me about raspberry and blueberry bushes that grow in pots! I love fresh blueberries and raspberries, but never planted them in my gardens because of the hungry deer that graze in our yard.

Your Yellow Brain will enjoy adding one or more of the delicious Brazelberries® varieties to your shopping list. I purchased a BrazelBerries® Raspberry Shortcake™ and a BrazelBerries® Peach Sorbet™ locally at Hawthorn Gardens.

Your Blue Brain will love having fresh berries in your garden, but you will have to use netting to keep the birds away.

Your Green Brain can research and purchase your selections from your local garden center, as I did, or online from White Flower Farm.

Your Orange Brain will find them fun and easy to grow on your deck or porch and store in your garage or basement for the winter.

Bon Appétit!