Mandalas are wonderful. Our Universe is a giant mandala and I have discovered over the years the many benefits of painting or coloring mandalas either simply or in a complicated fashion. The benefits seem to be amazing and long lasting no matter what road you take. So I started using mandalas with children and it helps them focus, de-stress and relax very quickly. In this day and age of pressure and fast paced…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on April 17, 2016 at 12:54pm — No Comments
We are so excited about the our new Tele Summit coming up September 8th, 9th & 10th...The most amazing people have agreed to talk to us and the variety is fantastic! Michael J. Gelb the author of the How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci was our first interview and I have to say within minutes I was totally mesmerized by this wonderful speaker and presenters. He even had a great story about being the opening act for the Rolling Stones as a juggler! He is followed by John Schaefer, who…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on August 29, 2015 at 10:46pm — No Comments
My life has been filled with chaos, joy, grandchildren, children, animals, students, writing intermingled with walks along the beach and hikes through the mountains. None of this has turned my life upside down like my latest endeavor! We have a wonderful conference in its 2nd year coming up this April in Minneapolis, MN. It is designed to bring creatives (musicians, artists and writers) together with brain experts and educators. I can't believe how amazing this…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on November 4, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments
Sir Ken Robinson, the internationally renowned expert in the field of creativity, is a powerful spokesman for the children of our world. Governments, corporations and cultural organizations worldwide employ this visionary to change and improve the institutions and companies worldwide.
He is the author of many reports, papers and several books The Element - How…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on February 14, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments
One of the best things I learned that helped me dramatically through the years of raising my beautiful daughters and now helping with my amazing grandchildren is reiki (ray-key). In 1985 a friend of mine talked me into taking a Reiki I class. She convinced me that it would help the learning disabled students I worked with - so I took the class which was held at her home in Boulder, Colorado.
Well I can tell you that was a…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on October 31, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments
Life is so interesting in so many ways. The history of chess is fascinating. The game of chess is one of those surprising tools that parents and educators are discovering around the world. In its earliest forms chess was played in India during the 6th Century. It spread and developed throughout the world from the Middle East and to Europe. It became part of the education of the Persian nobility. It reached Europe through Persia, the Byzantine Empire and Arabian…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on October 28, 2011 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Taking life seriously is a big mistake and most of us do that at one time or another.. We think we have to control situations, conditions or people in our lives, cities, states and the world. When in reality just taking care of our bodies, minds, emotions, responses and interactions with others is a full time job.
Spreading a little joy, compassion, kindness or laughter on a daily basis is a huge contribution to our world,…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on October 26, 2011 at 9:54pm — No Comments