A while back, Tamara found a Facebook page through a friend where people were coloring. She loves being creative and really missed having a creative outlet, which, of course, she mentioned on Facebook. That evening, Frank, who had seen her post, brought home some large mandalas and a set of Primacolor pencils. (Yes, he's really that sweet.) She gave it a go. It was SO much fun to color! And, super-relaxing. The health coach in her immediately recognized both the relaxation benefit and the increased joy she felt from the visual stimulation of the colors and the act of coloring.
A couple nights later, after Frank got home from a super-stressful day at work, Tamara convinced him to let her hook him up to the blood-pressure cuff (yes, they have one) while he colored. She measured his blood pressure before he started, after 15 minutes and after 30 minutes. As Tamara suspected, Frank's blood pressure dropped dramatically! His systolic blood pressure dropped by 12 points and his diastolic blood pressure dropped
That just made coloring double-cool!
While drinking coffee in bed the next morning, they talked about how easy it would be to create their own mandalas. And maybe even share them. That evening ColorBinge was born! And we've been designing ever since!
Tamara does most of the designing because Frank has a full-time job, but Frank is there in the background, everyday, lending his magical knowledge and teaching Tamara all the tips and tricks that he has known for years.