Tag: Kimberly Burnham

Playing Online With Synonyms, Homonyms and Multilingual Dictionaries – guest blog post by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

  The use of a particular English word like “peace” varies over time. Some words become more popular while other drop in popularity.  On the Google Books Ngram Viewer we can look up the historical usage of “peace” in English, “paix” in French or “paz” in Spanish. We […]

Health, Healing and Peace through Narrative Poetry – guest blog post by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

Kimberly Burnham’s most recent book, Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program is on free download on February 14-15, 2019 at http://www.NerveWhisperer.Solutions. “Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity.” -- Hippocrates, 460 BC-370 BC. Poetry can […]

Before and After Dictionary Poems – guest blog post by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

Kimberly Burnham’s most recent book, Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program is on free download on December 24-25, 2018 at http://www.NerveWhisperer.Solutions. In an English dictionary the word “peace” is often found between the entry for “pay” or “pea” and “peacock”, “peach”, or […]

Enhance Creativity by Shifting Brain Function – (part 3/3) guest blog post series by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

READ PART I…            READ PART II… Creativity it turns out is not a magical quality that some lucky people have and others don’t. The spark of genius is in the ability to switch perspectives quickly--seeing each new challenge or event from different perspectives […]

Portraying Time and Space – (part 2) guest blog post series by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

Poets portray time--the past, the future, the passage of time, this moment now, and changes over a lifetime. Moments may be in front of us or behind us. Fictional poems can be set in the future or in a world where altitude or colors influences the passage of […]

Juggling Action Verbs For Health – guest blog post series by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

The type of verbs selected for a poem, essay, play, or friendly conversation impacts us--mind and body. The brain processes language--what we hear, read, and write but more and more research indicates that the body also pushes into our ability to recognize and use language. Often verbs generate […]

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