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How To Cope with Anger While You are Grieving

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Losing a loved one can be one of the most painful and stressful events in your life, and it might cause a severe emotional crisis that could develop into different physical symptoms or diseases:

  • Anger
  • Despair
  • Guilt
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Bone aches
  • Worsening of arthritis symptoms.
  • Gastritis or worsening of symptoms.
  • And more…

This emotional maelstrom can affect behavior and judgment. Many patients report to me stomach pain, and eating habit changes: loss or gain of appetite, intestinal upsets, sleep disturbances, and loss of energy. Of all life’s stresses, mourning can seriously test your natural defense systems. Existing illnesses may worsen or new conditions may appear.

In stressful and sad times you don’t need people around you who do not support you. You need to surround yourself with loving human beings who actually care about you. Go out with them, and trust them if they have proven to you that they are loyal and faithful.Having and caring for pets like dogs, cats, and birds, is another way to find comfort. I especially love cats, but others prefer dogs or birds. Some people don’t like animals and would rather care for plants. Therefore, get into planting, gardening, farming, and grafting. Some of my patients have expressed their liking towards social activities like volunteering, helping others, and “not being at home where there are so many memories” — they say. It is fine, but remember,  sooner or later you have to face reality and stay at home. So do the volunteering for other reasons such as helping others and just “not” to be at home.

Remember: After the storm, calm is restored.

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I Love Bacteria …. the Good Kind Though

Yes, there is always good and bad in all, isn’t? And bacteria is not the exception.

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Our bodies have different tissues full of excellent microbes that help us fight the bad ones. It is so important that we take care and preserve this kind, helpful and faithful bacteria, so we can have an army of healthy tiny micro bio-soldiers for the attack of the bad ones when necessary.

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In fact, you couldn’t survive without some bacteria!  Good ones help digest your food and fight invading microbes.  Also, they are used in making some of the dairy products you like to eat and also some types of medicines!  It is one of the best decomposers – they break down dead and decaying organic matter, from leaves to insects. 

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Best of all, it is being used to clean up oil spills to keep your environment healthy too.

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Good Morning To All Just Telling You It Is Nice To Be Alive

It is nice to be alive, and well. To be able to enjoy the pleasures of life, and learn from the pains that we all go through at some point in our lives.

Grow, run, pause, walk, think, fly, learn, forget, love, write, sing, dance… oh goodness, it is beautiful to have two eyes and be able to see the forest, the beach, the trees, to see nature, the entire world. It’s wonderful to be alive.

In the meantime, I will proceed to drink my cup of coffee and enjoy every single sip of it.

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5 Ways to Stop Worrying and to Truly Live Your Life

WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR LIFE!

#1 — Don’t allow the fear of failure to stop you from taking risks

While we will all do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure in the short term, we need to flip our thinking so that we look more to the long term. We must ask ourselves questions like, “Why am I so worried? What’s the worst that can happen if I just take a risk? What’s the potential outcome 2, 3, 5, or even 10 years from now?

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#2 — Remember that you’ve got this — you’ve pulled through before, and you’ll pull through again

Other ways to achieve it: all you have to do is realize that you’ve pulled through in the past and you’ll pull through again. Jot down how you were able to figure out a once-desperate situation. Recall the times when things seemed dark and bleak, but somehow, one way or another, you figured it out. You did it before and you’ll do it again.

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#3 — Immediately disrupt any and all detrimental behavior and negative beliefs that are holding you back

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I talk about beliefs because worry is born from a state of negative beliefs. There are different ways to come to the “chronic worrying path”. We worry because we believe we’re not good enough, smart enough, or capable enough to see something through. We worry because we don’t think we have what it takes. That leads to negative thinking and a set of resultant behaviors that help to close the loop of negativity.

#4 — Your self-worth doesn’t rely on others’ opinions of you — ignore the naysayers

Make a conscious decision right now to do it. Decide, right here in this very moment, that your life means more than others’ opinions of you. And tell yourself you’re not going to worry about it anymore. It’s just not that important. It’s not worth your mental health. Just keep doing you and moving forward. All of the rest will eventually fall into place over time.

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#5 — Anything in life that’s worthwhile, will never, ever come easy

Worrying does a huge number on us. It takes away on every level.

Physically, emotionally, spiritually, and or financially. But, in order to move away from worry, not only do we need a major shift in our focus, but we need a strategic plan for the future. We need to set goals, create a plan, take action, persist, and never give up. Find your way back!

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Get Ready For Summer Gorgeous Indoor Swimming Pool Designs for Your Home

Swimming pools make the body, mind and soul rejoice of beauty, in nature, man-made, in tropical or snowy environments, or indoors. An indoor swimming pool with the right architecture surrounding it can bring the most pleasure to your life.

When you love swimming pools building your own in your own property is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.

COME HOME AND JUMP IN….RELAX!

MY FAVORITE DESIGN: SMELLS LIKE EASTERN RED CEDAR ALL AROUND… A TRUE PARADISE!

ENJOYING AN INDOOR PARADISE

IF YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH SPACE, THIS DESIGN IS A PLUS

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102 Years Old Woman “I am Marvelous”

102 years old: MILLIE BAILEY
“I am Marvelous” by Shiloh Sophia

“Today I choose.
I have chosen to be the queen of my kingdom.
To name me as the ruler of my life.
I will not wait for the approval of others.
I choose to listen to this big heart within me.
I have chosen to occupy this space in this Universe.
I don’t keep my gifts hidden any longer.
I don’t allow fear to hinder my greatness.
I have chosen to be as wonderful as I truly am.
I don’t judge myself for the path I have not yet taken, or for the way I have behaved so far.
I choose to forgive myself and release the old stories
to make room for new stories, for legends to emerge.
I will not abandon my dreams and visions.
I will think with my thoughts.
I chose to fall in love with who I am, as I am, right now.
To embrace the messy and wonderful world inside of me.
I won’t diminish my light, one more day. You hear me now.
I let go of the shadows. I open my hands. I open my heart.
I choose to see myself, and to be seen by you too.
I choose to see myself as everything, holy, worthy, and wildly me.
This is more than enough. I chose to be scandalous!
Being Wonderful is not a defect.
It’s a choice.

You hear me now.
Are you ready for this? I am. Today I choose.
I have chosen to be Wonderful!”
– Shiloh Sophia

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Motivation: One of the Most Valuable Habits You Can Have is to Live in the Present

“To live in the present is to acquire peace in your heart. It is to admire nature and the moments you spend in this life. Appreciating your family time each second we share, never apart” –Dra. Martha A. Castro Noriega©

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Anti Aging Life: Lettuce from my Garden to the Table and Nutrition Facts

My romaine lettuce in my garden…GOING CRAZY…and healthy!

Lettuce Nutrition Facts at the bottom of the post.

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SO YUMMY!

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Lettuce is a great vegetable: it looks beautiful in your veggie yard, it is healthy on your plate and refreshing on your face.

My friend says lettuce and cucumber on her face work wonders. She looks 10-15 younger than her real age, that’s for sure!

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Many of us have the goal of being strong and healthy now and in our 80’s and 90’s ( I personally want to celebrate my 100 year birthday on a bicycle or motorcycle, yes, Sir! ) If you want to be live a long life you need to start eating some anti-aging food and, for starters, leafy greens have to be on your plate every day, lots of them!

DELICIOUS SALAD

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LETTUCE NUTRITION FACTS

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy55 kJ (13 kcal)
 
2.23 g
Sugars0.94
Dietary fiber1.1 g
 
0.22 g
 
1.35 g
 
VitaminsQuantity

 

%DV
Vitamin A equiv.

 

21%

166 μg

18%

1987 μg

1223 μg
Thiamine (B1)
5%

0.057 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
5%

0.062 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
3%

0.15 mg

Vitamin B6
6%

0.082 mg

Folate (B9)
18%

73 μg

Vitamin C
4%

3.7 mg

Vitamin E
1%

0.18 mg

Vitamin K
97%

102.3 μg

 
MineralsQuantity

 

%DV
Calcium
4%

35 mg

Iron
10%

1.24 mg

Magnesium
4%

13 mg

Manganese
9%

0.179 mg

Phosphorus
5%

33 mg

Potassium
5%

238 mg

Sodium
0%

5 mg

Zinc
2%

0.2 mg

 
Other constituentsQuantity
Water95.63 g

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database