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Coloring Isn’t Just For Kids
Crayola Coloring Crayons

Remember when your mom or grandmother use to color with you? Maybe you’ve even shared those moments with your own children or if you’re as old as I am, your grandchildren. And every time I hoped the moment could last forever. I still love to crack open a brand new coloring book, dump a box of crayons on the table, and enjoy that feeling that life couldn’t get any better. Not everyone thinks coloring is as fun or relaxing as I do. Some researchers say this is because, as adults, we choose hobbies that we either enjoyed when we were…

BEST & Etopia: A Partnership For the Pandemic Era

We have been offering discussion groups, workshops, and presentations in Second Life since 2009 and opened our official Second Life office at Etopia in 2010.  In May of 2020 we moved all of our programming online and into our main campus; also at Etopia. Because of the restrictions the COVID-19 pandemic placed on our community BEST deepened other Second Life collaborations with long standing partners like Peninsula College in WA, Whole Brain Health in Second Life, Virtual Ability, and others. In November 2020 BEST assumed ownership of Etopia as part of our online suite of service platforms. What’s the benefit…

Twenty-Twenty-Won & Being Our BEST Self

Sure, the “twenty-twenty-won” is hijacked from a commercial (don’t remember the product, just the play on words), but it’s a great way to start this year. This year can be a continuation of last year or we can greet it with optimism and a sense of hope for a brighter future. I choose the latter. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sensationalism and gloomy news of the day. It’s just as easy to be awash in positive images, words of encouragement, and determination for a brighter day; today and tomorrow. Here are some simple ways you can do that…

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