June 2014 BrainBuzz Newsletter
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Your Brain Color Summer Vacation or Visitors
Do you think of your Brain Color vacation as torturous because you are spending time with the cast members of a soap opera? Or is your vacation as beautiful and relaxed as the people and setting on the cover of Good Housekeeping magazine?

Either way, your vacation and/or visitors will be an unforgettable opportunity to examine your “color-filled” relationships.

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Yellow Brainers arrange for well-planned vacations.They do their homework ahead of time and their suitcases are prepared in advance. Their family vacations are scheduled each year at the same time and the same place, such as a summer cottage or resort. On a driving trip they know the location of, and have a schedule for, every rest, fuel, or food stop and point of interest.

Blue Brainers love reunions with family members, close friends, classmates, and neighbors, as well as nature trips. Vacations are opportunities to share time with everyone they love.They enjoy helping everyone get all their belongings ready. On a driving trip, they like to stop along the way to spend time with loved ones and scenic spots where they can capture their memories on a their camera.

Green Brainers prefer to travel on their own or with a small group of individuals who share the same interests. They enjoy investigatory or educational tours of significant historic events, museums, and ruins of ancient civilizations or locations where they can acquire work-related information. They have a system for packing their suitcases and  researching their destinations.

Orange Brainers love spontaneity and variety for their vacations. They find unfamiliar or exotic places and meeting new people exciting. Sporting trips such as helicopter skiing, crewing on a sailboat, whitewater rafting, or going on an African safari are at the top of their list. Their packing is done at the last minute. "No need to worry, you can always buy what you need" is their attitude.

Yellow Brain Visitors arrive on time and keep your guest room neat and clean. If they are visiting with their children, they will make sure their children behave.

Blue Brain Visitors
will always ask, "How they can help you?" or they will quietly pitch in. They love staying up late telling stories, and enjoy relaxing and spending time with you.

Green Brain Visitors
will respect your privacy and  do not need to be entertained. However, they do  like visiting interesting sites with you or by themselves.  

Orange Brain Visitors
do not show up when they say they will and make you feel like a tornado zoomed through your home. They always are eager to join in the fun inside or outside your home.

Enjoy all your Brainbow Vacations and Visitors!    

Enjoy the Glazov Family's Refreshing Summer Spinach Borscht Recipe
You know it is summertime in our home when the old Spinach Borscht pot comes out of the cabinet. My remarkable Green Brain mother-in-law, later lovingly referred to as "Grandma Lil," gave me my 6-quart enameled Spinach Borscht pot as a bridal show gift, 47 years ago.

My introduction to Spinach Borscht was in the
summer of 1964. I was
having dinner with Jordan's family on a hot summer evening.

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I immediately loved the cold cream of spinach soup. It was delicious and so refreshing! Grandma Lil would jokingly say, "You cannot be a Glazov if you do not eat Spinach Borscht." My sweet fahther-in-law, Papa Joe, and other Russian Jews who emigrated from Russia, also refer to this Eastern European cold soup as "Shchav."

Below is our Glazov  Family recipe that is:

A Yellow family tradition
A Blue way to offer your loved ones a refreshing and healthy summer treat
A Green precise and simple recipe
An Orange energizing, quick, and easy summertime favorite

Summer Spinach Borscht Recipe
3 -16-oz bags of frozen chopped spinach
1 - Large-size sweet or Vidalia onion or a 12-oz bag of chopped onions
3 - Full teaspoons of Lemon Juice (fresh or from concentrate); I use one of my old wooden spoons
3 - Full teaspoons of Sour Salt (known as citric acid)
1 - Tablespoon of Sour Cream

Cooking Preparations
Put the 3 packages of frozen chopped spinach in the soup pot. Add chopped onions. Fill the pot with water until it is 2 inches from the top of the pot. Without the pot lid, cook until contents begin to bubble and come to a boil. Then turn the heat down, cover with the lid, and let the pot simmer for 1 hour. After 1 hour add the Sour Salt and Lemon Juice. Stir pot and let it cool down before you put in the refrigerator. You can also chill it faster by putting a trivet under the pot. I usually make my Spinach Borscht in the evening and let it chill overnight.     

To Serve
Ladle the Spinach Borscht into a soup bowl and serve with 1 Tablespoon of Sour Cream. The Glazov Family members are purists and only use sour cream. However, some people like to garnish the bowl with chopped chives, cucumbers, and/or eggs.

Enjoy this delicious, healthy, and refreshing Glazov Family Favorite!
A Tribute to a Life Well Lived
On April 19, our beloved cousin Richard J. "Dick" Elrod passed away.  Richard was married to my remarkable first cousin Marilyn for 58½ years. Last December, we celebrated their 80th birthdays at a joyful celebration with loving family members and devoted friends.

In 1969, Richard suffered a broken neck and became a quadriparetic (neurology weakness of both arms and both legs). However, nothing stopped Richard from enjoying his life, family, and career to the fullest!

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I think of Richard as a inspirational Renaissance Man with a "Can Do" Attitude, who admirably served as the Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, and as a Cook Circuit Court judge.

The following anonymous poem was included in Richard's memorial service.The words rang true about how Richard lived his life.The words are thought-provoking and a beautiful reminder about how we all can live our lives well!

One has achieved success who has lived life well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has gained the respect of intelligent adults and the love of little children;
Who has filled a niche and accomplished a task;
Who left the world better than one found it,
(whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;)
Who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given the best one had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory (is now) a benediction. 

How do you live your life well?

UPDATE:  Exciting news about What Color Is Your Brain? When Caring for Patients: An Easy Approach for Understanding Your Personality Type and Your Patient’s Perspective. Today, I received an update from John Bond, my publisher, and Michelle Gatt, the marketing director, at SLACK Incorporated. The book cover designs, peer-review feedback, a more definitive publication schedule, and publication release date will be available very soon. My Orange Brain is eager to see everything John and Michelle will be sending me!

UPDATE: My Green Brain is going to learn how to use a new Email Newsletter program this summer. I hope you will be patient with my learning curve. Learning this new program will be challenging, but my Orange Brain enjoys challenges!  

UPDATE: My Blue Brain is delighted with all the health care professionals' anecdotal stories for the new book. The contributors were concerned about their writing and I encouraged them to write from the "Authentic Voice" and they did.
Their stories are remarkable! You can read more about their contributions on my June 5th Blog Post - Authentic Narrative Voices From Health Care Professionals and Experts.

Just like my other books, 10% of royalties from the sale of this book will also be allocated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
My Yellow Brain is scheduling and preparing new Brain Color and Princess Shayna programs. I am always thrilled about new clients, following up with former clients, and the opportunities to share my What Color Is Your Brain? Programs. If you want get the crowd cheering and applauding at your next meeting or conference, contact me at sheila@sheilaglazov.com or 847.526.9039
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