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Celebrating My Birthday! Best Wishes Accepted Thank You!

Life goes on, with or without a lockdown, staying at home or traveling. Life goes on and we have to make the best out of it. So, even when I am getting a little tiny bit older (lol), my body, my mind celebrates greatly another year of life in this wonderful earth of ours.

A PICTURE OF MINE JUST BEFORE THE LOCKDOWN!

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I am going to be so proud of me when I am 100+ years old! Not far to get there, 58 tomorrow, April 18. But I am accepting virtual gifts, celebrations and best wishes starting today!

Even though my work is essential and I can go outside taking all precautions, -social distancing etc-, people are dying around the world, non-essential businesses closed. All this changes ones reality, but it still important to celebrate things in life.

So please, feel free to congratulate me today and tomorrow 😅 Thank you, my virtual friends. I love you all!

A PICTURE OF ME DURING THE LOCKDOWN

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KEEPING MYSELF HEALTHY IN MY HOUSE DURING THE LOCKDOWN!

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THIS IS ME TODAY AFTER A LONG LOCKDOWN!

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Thought of the Day Being Strong

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I can be sobbing in front of you with a broken heart and I’ll still crack a joke…because life is laconic, because I deserve to be joyous, jubilant, ecstatic, because laughing makes me go on and brightens up whatever dim light has stayed in my soul.

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Try to dim my spirit and it will get lots of bright light instead, try to dim my eyes and they will see beyond the three dimensions our brain is boxed in.

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“The more harm anyone wants to inflict on me, the better person I become.”–Dr. Martha A. Castro N. MD

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Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrating here my amazing women colleagues at Cedars-Sinaihashtag#Geriatrics! Elizabeth WhitemanAllison Mays MD, MASNicha Tantipinichwong, PharmD, MPH Thank you for all that you do!🙏🏻 hashtag#WeLoveWhatWeDo 🌎♥️

Being a woman itself is a superpower. Celebrate that.Happy International Women’s Day.

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Beautiful Messy Sunday Forget Perfectionism … It Sucks!

Breakfast in Messy Bed!

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Perfectionists have a lot of baggage that other people don’t, and that baggage comes from constantly striving to appear perfect.” Basically, it’s not easy being perfect; it’s heavy and exhausting.

When we live a rigid life in order to attain out-of-reach goals, we miss out on the organic rhythms that our mind and bodies might be moving to in a life less focused on perfection. Striving to be great … or good or even just okay.

Messy but lots of Fun!

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Rather than perfect allows one to find their groove and excel, even if that means excelling with a messy sink or undone hair. And when you get to that point, and can find the liberating joy of imperfection? I would say that’s pretty perfect.

Messy Beautiful Hair!

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Furnham says that people focused on perfection tend to have low self-esteem, noting also the presence of “guilt and its fellow travelers, shame and self-recrimination.” Admittedly it’s not clear if low self esteem feeds perfectionism or if perfectionism feeds low self esteem, but when I think of the more confident people I know, they are the ones unashamed of imperfection.

I for one stopped being so rigid in my cycling schedule. I now dress the way I feel like, colorful if I want to, no planned routes. Yes, I am a Messy Cyclist, and I LOVE IT!

Messy Happy Cyclists!

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“If you believe in yourself, everything is possible. Live the life of your dreams. Let it be!”—dramacn

Dr. Martha Castro Noriega, MD

Cheerful and Wishful Wednesday : Submit 1 Kindness Picture and Win Cash!

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It is soooooo easy to find gloom and doom stories around the http://www.com, but try to find positive and cheerful news, I dare you, it takes a long time. But it’s worth the effort!

 

I found this GREAT contest about kindness and compassion picture taking contest. If you don’t need the cash you can donate it later. After all, competing and sharing awesome photos that show kindness, love and tender care is what the world needs now…it is what WE all NEED now!

 

I hope you enjoy it and love it. Be cheerful today. Remember: living in the “here and now” with love, compassion and happiness is all we need, for each one of us can live strong and forever 💪💖😉

 

Our World Is Kind: A Global Photography Contest

 

 

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Research has shown that viewing images of peace, kindness, and compassion has a dramatic impact on a person’s happiness and wellbeing – and that’s why photographers from all over the world are now being asked to share their kindest photos.

 

 

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“Every day, people are exposed to negative images, stories, and experiences,” says David Fryburg, founder of Envision Kindness. “We know that this exposure is stressful to the viewer—it causes anger, anxiety, depression, and can affect behavior, disconnecting people from one another.”

 

“To help counterbalance the negative, let’s share diverse, positive images like those submitted to the contest on a regular basis. We know that these images have great power to bring out joy, gratitude, optimism, love, and compassion.”

 

Our World Is Kind: A Global Photography Contest

 

 

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6 Motivational Happiness Quotes – Mark Twain Abraham Lincoln

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6 Motivational Happiness Quotes

 

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“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”
Morris West

“Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.”
Milton Erickson

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
Kahlil Gibran

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
Unknown

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