inspiration, Motivation, Nature

Just because …We Love – For You To Be Happy Today!

Looking at beautiful pictures is an incentive to our brain neurons to produce dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins to makes us feel good, better, happy, up-beat. Also reading few encouraging lines, and peaceful notes of love, is good enough to activate these hormones and neurotransmitters to make us go stronger and more hopeful through out our day. So here are some for today!

When you love, you don’t abandon …ever!

“The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.” ― Brian A. McBride, 

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“But I love your feet, only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me”Pablo Neruda

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“The heart is a the thousand-stringed instrument that can only be tuned with Love.” —Hafiz

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“Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.” —Emily Dickinson

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Blogging, Humor, inspiration

Ranting Friday Night: 10 Things I Hate About The Blogging World!

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  1. I hate that a blogger follows/subscribes to your blog, you follow him/her back, and then s/he unfollows you, hoping you don’t notice. I really don’t like this.
  2. I hate it that you give likes to a blogger, comment on his/her blog, and they never return the favor, not even at least once!
  3. I hate it that people unfollow you if your political or religious views or the lack thereof are different from theirs. What? Why? Can we be a little bit mature and respect other people’s views? Thank you very much.
  4. I hate it that people want to copy your content to benefit their own website or social media without giving you credit. Geez!
  5. I hate it that sometimes I have written almost the whole blog post and uploaded images and pictures and I click the wrong button and the post disappears! Have to start over or use the autosaving that WordPress left for me.
  6. I hate trolls. Icky internet trolls that pick on people, write hateful comments and are completely unhelpful.
  7. I hate Alexa Traffic Widget It doesn’t matter if your Alexa traffic rank is 1,000 or even 100 when the quality of your blog sucks. I mean, you know that Alexa traffic rank is just a number and it doesn’t reflect the ‘real’ traffic stats.
  8. I hate insane publishing frequency, like more than 8 or 10 posts a day?!
  9. I hate it when I don’t have enough time to respond to all my subscribers comments on my blog.
  10. I hate it when I visit a blog and it has infinite ads and pop-ups. I had a blog like that 2 years ago and it was driving ME crazy, LOL
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On a side note, I’m pretty sure that there are some things that you hate about my blog. Criticism is always appreciated (as long as it’s constructive and NOT judgmental in my persona or MY freedom of speech), so do share it as a comment below.

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Happy Blogging!

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inspiration, Motivation

Communication The Beauty of Speaking and Listening…Peace! (video and quotes)

Communication starts not from the mouth that speaks but from the ear that listens.

“Communication occurs when, in addition to the message, a soul supplement also passes.”
(Henri Bergson)

“What you cannot communicate ruins your life.”
(Robert Anthony)

“The most important thing in communication is to listen to what is not said.”
(Peter Drucker)

“There is a loquacity that says nothing and there is a silence that says a lot.”
(Thomas Hardy)

Blogging

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination … Yes!

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Sunshine Blogger Award

I have kindly been nominated by Dr Sarah Mehta Mahajan from her blog HeartyPsych for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am sincerely grateful to Dr. Mehta for having me taken in consideration for this award. It means a lot to me, especially because it is about a sunshine, and a sunshine is about life and hope. Again, thank you!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

“The Blogosphere community holds several awards that bloggers use to nominate a blog in appreciation for its creative, inspiring, or motivational content.”
“The award also helps other blogger receive recognition and free exposure for their blogs.”

Award’s Rules

There are some basic rules to follow if you decide to participate:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog so everyone can visit.
2. Answer the questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
4. Notify the nominees by commenting on their blog post.
5. List the rules and display the Award logo on your blog post.

Questions from HearthyPsych are:

1. How old is your blog? A= 3 years

2. What do you enjoy most about blogging? A=Inspiring with my writing, making people happy and sometimes even ranting, creating some interesting discussions in the comment section.

3. How important do you think Social Media is for the success of a blog? A= It is very important for marketing and PR but most important than that is the quality of your blog.

4. How would you define a successful blog? In other words, what do you think a successful blog looks like? A= I can only answer for the success I want for my blog: quality followers and subscribers, people showing me some love through their likes and comments, interacting with me. Some other bloggers probably desire to make money or become famous, which is perfectly fine with me.

5. Have you ever thought about monetizing your blog? A= Yes

6. If so, what do you think is the best method for monetizing? A= The best method depends on what the blogger wants and his or her qualifications, career, etc.

My nominees are:

WALKIN’, WRITIN’, WIT & WHIMSY

magicandbeauty

nz

When Women Inspire

View from the Back

Made of sticks and stones

Edge of Humanity Magazine

Chantel Keona

David, earth planet , knopfler and a humble man

Contemplation

Victoria Ray

My questions to the nominees are:

  1. How old is your blog?
  2. Why do you like blogging?
  3. Do you like interacting with your followers in the comment section?
  4. Do you prefer blogging than social media?
  5. Do you like being nominated for blogging awards?
  6. Do you plan blogging for long time?
  7. What is the best accomplishment or satisfaction you have had through your blogging?
  8. Have you ever blogged about very controversial topics?
  9. As a blogger, do you think that there should be more bloggers than Facebook addicts?
  10. Do you like html and have you created a code of your own?
  11. What do you think about live blogging, video, podcast?

Thank you for reading my blog and take care of yourselves. Don’t forget to laugh today!

Dr. Martha Castro Noriega, MD

Beauty, Blogging

New Blogger Day in WordPress: Contemplation Adorable Chickens and More!

NEW BLOGGER IN WORDPRESS:

 

I find this post by Michele Pruitt so cute, I couldn’t resist to show you her pictures and what she is all about in her new blog: Contemplation

But before I share with you one of the brand new posts, I want to welcome her to this wonderful world of blogging in WordPress.

 

 

                            CHICKENS IN THE YARD

 

 

I love having chickens in the backyard. Besides being interesting, noisy, and colorful, they provide my family with delicious eggs. It is also amazing to watch a hen sit on her eggs and hatch baby chicks!

 

 

Chickens do have personalities that are unique, some let you carry them around while others like to sit on your shoulder. They even get along with cats!

 

 

Overall, I like all kinds of birds, but i do love having and caring for chickens.

 

Dr. Martha Castro, MD

 

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Beauty, Blogging

Breaking Record again in My WordPress Blog Posts 149 Likes in One Day!

Let’s see, I have been writing blog posts since 2005. But it was in 2008 when I discovered WordPress and since then this platform has been my digital home. Of course, the domain has changed through out the years, but it is until recently that I found the perfect domain name for me. I like the way it is and I am planning to keep it the same.

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Who writes a blog and doesn’t pay attention to the “likes” one receives? The more your blog is read the better is for you, unless you are writing a private blog for another purpose.

 

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So, I am proud to announce that yesterday WordPress notified me that I broke my old record of 148 per day. I got 149, which makes me want to write more often, be consistent with my blog, promote it, interact with all of you, be grateful with all my followers for their loyalty through out the years. Thank you!

 

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Dr. Martha Castro, MD 

 

Art, Beauty, books

Goodreads Book of the Day Life and Death of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

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In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin

Marie Colvin, the headmost war reporter of her generation was killed in Syria in 2012 at age 56 by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). The world of journalism lost a great and iconoclastic correspondent, a fearless female who covered  the most destructive global calamities of our times.

 

She lost an eye when she was reporting in Sri Lanka at the end of the civil war. She interviewed Gaddafi twice, and risked her life covering conflict in Chechnya, East Timor, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe.

Her personal life was highly interesting as it was her professional one: extremely motivated, bold and unpredictable. She married several times, drank heavily, suffered from PTSD and never allowed anyone to box her into what society expects from women’s roles.

In Extremis: The Life and Death of War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum

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Blogging, inspiration, Motivation

We Have Reached 500+ Followers Thank You!

From the bottom of my heart to all of you: Thank you! Thank you for all the support, your subscriptions, your likes, your interesting, intelligent, funny comments.

You all are excellent bloggers and it is an honor for me to be in contact with all of you, where ever you are in the world.

I also want to thank all my readers who do not blog but who they visit my site and subscribe via email and to my newsletter.

Thank you to all those who have donated to my site. Thank you for your trust and your loyalty.

If you like my blog and blog posts please follow my blog.