Exciting Orange Brain News!!
The Latest Brain Color book has arrived!
What Color Is Your Brain?® When Caring for Patients: An Easy Approach for Understanding Your Personality Type and Your Patient’s  Perspective can be purchased at Healio book.

My Green Brain Consummate Nurse co-author and friend, Denise Knoblauch, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM (see picture below) and I were thrilled when we received our advance copies. We both were thrilled with the size of the book. It’s thickness contains 272 pages of detailed Brain Color information and Blue Brain significant stories from the 31 health care story contributors who are nurses; physicians; physical; occupational; respiratory, and family therapists; parents; educators, business executives; and a yoga instructor.

The book offers readers 2 Orange Brain Fun Brain Color Quizzes: 1 for a health care professional’s professional life and 1 for his or her personal life.

The Yellow Brain Organization of the 3 sections includes: Brain Color: Concepts, Professional Connections, and Communication and Collaboration.

The 20 Green Brain Educational, Enlightening and Engaging chapters offer copious information about health care professionals’ relationships with patients, co-workers, management (leaders, managers, and administrators) and agencies, and family members and friends.

The chapters also include Yellow Details about  Brain Color: Differences, Ideal Conditions, Perspectives, Strengths, Combinations, Listening Skill, Building Rapport, Exceptional Patient Care, Bully Behavior, Conflict Resolution, Creative Problem Solving, Decreasing Stress, Increasing Wellness, Change, Decision Making, Motivation, and Clue, Quotes, and Famous Personalities.

I am confident that everyone who reads this new Brain Color book will discover a quick and easy approach and communication tool to improve their relationships in their health care workplace and at home!

Please note that 10% of the royalties from the sale of this book will be allocated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)!

Click here to buy your copy or copies of
What Color Is Your Brain?®
When Caring for Patients




Staff Team Building and  Professional Development
My Blue Brain enjoyed personal connections with two Staff Team Building and Professional Development Programs this summer. 

On July 23rd, I was honored to facilitate a What Color Is Your "Staff Member" Brain?® program for Turning Point, which is a domestic violence agency. I loved planning the program  with my remarkable former yoga instructor Jane Zamudio, who now is the Assistant Director at Turning Point. 

On September 18th, I ha
d the pleasure of facilitating a What Color Is Your "Staff Member" Brain?® program at the Bloomingdale Public Library as an In-Service Professional Team Building activity.

I enjoyed returning to Bloomingdale, Illinois where my husband, our eldest son, and I lived from 1970-1972, while my husband was the in-house attorney for the Hoffman Rosner Corporation
Yellow Brainers say: "With my team, I establish detailed policies and my communication style is direct."
Blue Brainers say: "With my team, I am a good listener and my communication style is encouraging."
Green Brainers say: "With my team, I reward achievements selectively and my communication style is precise."
Orange Brainers say: "With my team, I let them be themselves and my communication style is informal."

Both groups also enjoyed the unique, interactive, and insightful "Praiseworthy Gift" activity.

The process helps individuals think what is remarkable about themselves, which is not something most people do very often. This activity is not about being self-centered or narcissistic, it is about recognizing and taking good care of each individual's Brain Color Attributes and Abilities, which helps to build healthier and happier team members! 


"The great thing in this world
is not so much where you stand,
as in what direction you are moving."

 Oliver Wendell Holmes

Quotes for Life and Words to Live By
Joseph A. Fermano


 Good Health Tips:
Tests & Toes!
Test: I have always been allergic to dairy and for the past 14 years, I have suffered from food allergies: no gluten, soy, or corn. Eating has often been challenging and stressful.

With the encouragement of my friend Carole Childers, C.N., L.D.N., who is a licensed nutritionist and owner of All Ways Health, I decided to take the ALCAT Testing to find out my body's unique cellular responses to foods, chemicals, and environmental elements that trigger harmful immune system reactions.

Wow, was I surprised by the results! The information was enlightening and remarkable. I have been following the directions and feeling 100% better!

Most people do not know that 50% of neurons in their body are in their bellies and 50% are in their brains. Not only is there a connection to your gut feelings, belly inflammation, and discomfort is directly related to Brain fog and frustration! Now, I am feeling fantastic and energized instead of foggy and bloated.

Toes: I have been practicing yoga for almost 20 years. The health benefits of yoga are many, especially keeping my bones strong and my body flexible. I may not have my red hair any longer, but my family redhead predisposition for osteoporosis remains. Staying balanced in my body, breath, and brain are enhanced by my practice at home and at the Silver Lotus Yoga Studio. To stay balanced during yoga poses it is essential to spread your toes apart on the mat. I have found a grand way to do that with the Original Yoga Sandals. Another benefit from my "yoga toes" sandals, which I have share with others, is the lessening of ugly and painful bunions because your toes spread out and the bunions decrease and disappear!

I trust you have found the the previous Good Health Tips helpful. If you have any questions, send me an email at



Look Who Is Hosting 
® Programs!

October 16th, 17th, and 18th
What Color Is Your
"C.O.P.S."Brain? Program

and other Brain Color Activities at the Maryland
Concerns of Police Survivors

annual Weekend Retreat

October 23rd 
What Color Is Your "Project Manager" Brain?® Progam at the
Chicagoland Chapter PMI
(Project Managers Institute)

October 25th 
What Color Is Your Brain?®
Patron Program
at the
River Forest Public Library

November 4th
What Color Is Your
"Nurse" Brain?®
 Polytrauma Nurse
Staff Development Program
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

November 20th 
What Color Is Your
"Health Care Professional" Brain?®
Team Building Program
Shriners Hospital for Children


It's Not A Trick, It's A Treat!
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Joyful Coloring
As I promised in my September Brain Buzz Newsletter, I am going to share more information about "Joyful Coloring."
Alice Domar, PhD. says that coloring "engages both sides of your brain...coloring really requires you to be in the moment... brings you back to a simpler time, it's pleasurable, it's a chance to sit and be mindful...and at the end you get this beautiful result."

Enjoy coloring inside or outside the lines in the Thrill Murray coloring book, which is a
collection of images inspired by the actor Bill Murray.
If you Google "coloring for adults," you will find copious selections to chose from.

Be healthier and enjoy joyful coloring!


The Day The Colors Quarreled
The following color-filled poem, written by an unknown author, is a lesson to help you recognize, accept, and appreciate  others' "Brainbow" Personality Attributes and Abilities.

Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed that they were the best.The most important. The most useful.The favorite.

Green said: "Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves. Without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority."

Blue interrupted: "You only think about the earth,but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea.The sky gives space and peace and serenity, without my peace, you would all be nothing."

Yellow chuckled: "You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile.Without me there would be no fun."

Orange started next to blow her trumpet: "I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life.I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and papayas. I don't hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you."

Red could stand it no longer, he shouted out:"I am the ruler of all of you. I am blood — life's blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause.I bring fire into the blood. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon. I am the color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the poppy."

Purple rose up to his full height:
He was very tall and spoke with great pomp:"I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me, for I am the sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me!They listen and obey."

Finally Indigo spoke . . .much more quietly than all the others, but with just as much determination:"Think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial.I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace."

And so the colors went on boasting,each convinced of his or her own superiority. Their quarreling became louder and louder.Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightning, thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.

In the midst of the clamor, rain began to speak:"You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don't you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to me."Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands.

The rain continued: "From now on, when it rains,each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace.The Rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow."

And so, whenever a good rain washes the world, and a Rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to
appreciate one another!