Summer Skips Into September
I hope you are continuing to enjoy a fun-filled and relaxing summer as it quickly skips into September. Summer in Chicago brought an abundance of rain and summer weather arrived a finally a few week ago. Hurrah! It's finally hot enough for my tomatoes and peppers to ripen!
Since my May BrainBuzz Newsletter, I have not been smothered in sun block, sitting on a beach, and sipping coconut water. My summer schedule has been filled with What Color Is Your Brain Color?® Programs and reviewing, re-reading, and revising my new book.
Last week, all the revisions were finalized and the book was sent to the printer in the United States.
"It's not about how much you do,
but how much love you put into
what you do that counts."
— Mother Teresa
Supporting Our Veterans
PMI Veterans Program
On July 25th, I was honored and the delighted to of be part of the Chicagoland PMI (Project Managers Institute) Veteran Mentoring and Outreach day of training. The veterans who attended my What Color Is Your "Project Manager" Brain? program had completed the
5-week classes that were taught at the IIT Stuart School of Business.
The PMI Training is offered to veterans who have been released from active duty. It is a perfect fit because of the structured nature of project management and their military careers.
Transitioning to civilian life coupled with finding a job can be extremely challenging. The classes provided the veterans with opportunities to identify their project management skills and how those skills apply to possible job opportunities. The 35 hours of instruction is required for their PMP (Project Manager Professional ) certification.Below are the veterans' responses, you may find helpful in your professional life.
The 1st Brain Color Group Activity was about Self-Motivation. All the veterans said they were "Self-Motivated" and "Want to Succeed!"
The 4th question asked: What resources do you utilize to improve your professional skills and knowledge?
Yellow Brainers: Your network, people, and online resources.
Blue Brainers: Google and People. Green Brainers: PMI organization, Toastmasters, blogging, university and online courses, audio books while driving or jogging.Orange Brainers: Continuing education, advanced technology, networking, people,
personal development, and spiritual development.
If you know a veteran who would benefit from this program, please contact me at 847.526.9039 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Last November, I received a call from the Manager of Youth Development and AQHYA (American Quarter Horse Youth Association). She had found What Color Is Your Brain?® online and wanted to chat with me about speaking at the AQHYA Y.E.S (Youth Excellence Seminar) in Amarillo, Texas, on July 7th and 8th.
After months of Yellow Planning with Kate Vierthaler, I presented a Friendly Ice Breaker, Informative What Color Is Your "Leadership" Brain?® Keynote, an Insightful "Praiseworthy Gift" Activity and Fun Brain Color Group Activity at Y.E.S.
The 200+ youth leaders and members were remarkable youngsters from 10 to 18 years of age. I was impressed with their mature attitudes and love, respect, and commitment to their horse(s), their fellow AQHYA members, parents, and advisers. The following are their Brain Color Youth attendees statistics:
24% Yellow, 24% Blue,I think you will be amazed and impressed by the mature and insightful answers the youngsters recorded for one of the Brain Color Group Activity questions. I am sure you will find their responses helpful in your home, workplace, organization, and/or community.
18% Green, 34% Orange.
What are your suggestions for making others feel comfortable and part of your affiliate and AQHYA? Yellow Brainers: Find something in common, Attend and reach out to other organizations, Be an ambassador, Learn about their interests, Introduce new people to other people you know.
Blue Brainers: Cheer for everyone, Acknowledge others, Invite newcomers to events/receptions, Make others feel comfortable, Stay in personal contact. Green Brainers: Make an effort to introduce yourself, Be a mentor, Have them introduce themselves so others know them, Remember their names, Inform them about all the opportunities within the organization. Orange Brainers: Smile, Be inclusionary, Congratulate wins and ideas, Promote fun non-riding events, Host welcome parties.
To everyone who will be celebrating the
Jewish New Year 5776,
"L' Shana Tova" from my family to yours!
May you enjoy a Sweet New Year filled with Good Health, Love, Joy, and Peace!
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It Can Be Done! Recently my husband and I were watching a TV commercial for Audi automobiles. As the advertisement played, I began reciting every word of the following poem I learned as a young camper at Mac-Do Lodge Summer Camp for Girls. The poem was inspirational then as it is now! Blue Brainers love poetry. I often share this poem with my program attendees. Please feel free to share it with others! It Couldn't Be Doneby Edgar A Guest
Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied that
"maybe it couldn't,"
but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he tried.
So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done and he did it.
"Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it";
But he took off his coat
and he took off his hat, and
the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.
There are thousands to tell you
it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out
to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That cannot be done
and you'll do it!
Coloring Calms Your Brain!
In my latest Yoga Journal Magazine 40th Anniversary Issue, I enjoyed reading about how calming coloring is for adults because you focus on a single task that helps you forget about worries and stress and encourages you to relax and enjoy yourself.
For example, coloring a mandala, which is a geometric figure representative of the universe in Buddhist and Hindu symbolism, creates a structure for your mind to pay attention to your coloring and be completely absorbed in the process.
This week, I received a blog post from Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD who is the founder of Kidlutions that included information about Wendy's new Coloring Craze: Mandalas to Calm You
. I purchased the mandalas to enjoy myself and to enjoy with my grandchildren.
Have Fun Coloring Calmly!
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