These are some of the positive things about me.....
I do not drink alcohol. I love my children. They are my most precious blessings. I am very smart. I think I am very loved by God. Because, he hears and answers my prayers. Even though I am Christian, I usually pray directly to God. I am a very good nurse with lots of empathy for my patients. Blessed with intellectual brains to get me through college during very stressful times. I was one of 30 chosen out of 400 applicants for nursing school. The stress I have endured in my life makes my life as a nurse really easier than most because... Read More
I have been reading a lot about Mark Boyle and his new book No Money Man, which chronicles the year he spent living cash-free in a trailer outside of Bristol, England. His caravan was donated and is situated – luckily enough – on an organic farm, which are two major bonuses for this type of living, but the rest is hard work. He bikes to find supplies, forages for food (including supermarket dumpster-diving, a dubious practice to champion in my view), uses a compost toilet and bathes in the river.
This last detail caught my attention because it resonated with me. It brought to mind... Read More
I grab my sneakers from my closet and tie them, excited to run. I used to go running with my friend Bri, all the time.
We'd wake up at 5:30 each morning and meet at the park. We'd stretch while exchanging a few words. I remember the first time we went running, I ran a block as fast as I could, to try and impress her, but ended up panting by time I hit the corner. I didn't realize, back then, that it wasn't all about the speed, distance and pace mattered too. Now I know better.
She would always yell at me to go a little further, call me names here and there and would get... Read More
Walk around NoLa and you'll sense a pride. People wearing "I HEART NoLa" t-shirts are present everywhere, there is a new energy to this city. From taxi drivers to the waiter, they each share their story, their strength in returning, their pride and courage -when so many of their friends don't - and how things are bigger and better for them now. It's clear too that this alone is not enough for them. They each hold a part of a much larger dream.
New Orleans still has the you're in a different place, surreal feel. "Characters" fill the streets, the restaurants and the parks. The... Read More
When I stop to think about it, I realize that for me All social media and social networking and (insert other buzzwords here) all really boil down to one thing. Making friends.
That sounds so simple, too simple really. It has no "secret formula", no Web 2.0, no sense of having just let all of you in on some big secret. I started blogging because I had fallen into the habit of keeping up with two of my oldest, dearest friends (Hi Ron, Hi Bev) via their blogs and I wanted them to be able to keep up with me too. And I included book reviews in my blog posts almost from the first, because... Read More
This is probably the hardest story that I have ever attempted to write, and do so because of another blogger on MSNBC who asked me my story, and to whom I gave no answer. I write it because of another story she wrote that dealt with the subject of letting go, something that touched me, and caused a stirring of warmth just large enough to allow me to attempt this. She'll know who she is if she ever reads this.
My son was four years old when he was diagnosed with leukemia. The shock that his mother and I felt at that moment is a feeling that I don't believe time will ever erase. Sure,... Read More
Using a criteria based on several factors, such as a population of 150,000 or more, services available per capita, quality of services, and access to services, I have come up with America's Most Compassionate City. It's not a city that most would think of in this day and age of made up divisions like 'red' states, 'blue' states, or the increasingly popular 'purple' state terms thrown about by talking heads in MSM.
Founded in 1856, Lincoln, Nebraska quickly grew to the seat of local government, and was named the capitol of the state in 1867. Nebraska, having lagged behind the rest of... Read More
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Thank you for good advice! I will follow your tips. Especially I like the idea to initiate the activity for friends; this means that I could try myself as a leader. Here is the list of 10 super healthy foods that boost productivity I would like to add...
I know that writng isn't an easy thing. I also started to blog 2 months ago. It takes a lot of time and efforts, but i like it and will continue to work on my blog. Every day I do activities which help me to be inspired. I found it here https://www.imindq.com/blog/7-daily-activities-for-increasing-writing-inspiration....
The biggest treasure is the wise words of mature woman. If everyone reads all these life lesson we won't do as many mistakes in life as we do. I read an interesting and also wise article at http://www.lifeadvancer.com/6-life-changing-questions-you-need-to-ask-yourself-in-your-20s...