Lets see…I have three or four books going at a time. Some are reference/National Geographic type of books, a couple are novels, and right now I am also reading an autobiography. Most of the books I pick up can be read in short sessions. I love, just love anything related to travel!
During my daily rounds as a nurse at the hospital, I frequently give my patients hugs! I know during nursing school, I was told that we should not get attached to our patients, but I can still care for them/about them, give them a hug if they need it, hold their hand, while maintaining a kind of mental separation after I leave for the day. As nurses we have to in order to stay sane!
Fun pics from Long Island! I grew up there and try to visit once a year! Thanks for sharing.
Funny story! I love the innocence of children!
In 1990, President De Klerk released Nelson Mandela from prison, the East German police dismantled the Berlin Wall, and, in a 10’ x 10’ makeshift classroom at the Ibn Sina Islamic Farsi immersion school in Sacramento, Khanoom Bahari, the religion teacher, liberated my soul from the threat of eternal hellfire with a cheat code for savab, or heaven points.
Khanoom Bahari had a ballerina’s posture and wore a permanent welcome-smile. She glided into the classroom to our metal fold out table, opened up our religion textbook, and, with her gentle voice, read aloud from the text describing charred skin, the screams of guilty souls, and the eternal damnation of hellfire.
As she ran down the list of sins, I searched my memory:
Lying – I lied to Dad almost every day, telling him that I’d done my prayers when really I’d been lying on my bed daydreaming.
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As a sufferer with multiple abdominal and cardiac issues, I can relate! Fortunately, I am still able to work full time, but fighting my illnesses drain me and I am exhausted on my time off.
#1 Only the old get sick:
Illness does not discriminate.
We are fair game.
#2 Looks reflect feelings:
If you bumped into me in the street, you would not think that I was suffering.
I may appear to be okay, maybe a little tired, but on the inside my muscles are aching, my head is spinning, my stomach is churning.
What needs to be known is that I can leave my house looking decent, but feeling absolutely terrible.
#3 Stress reduction techniques cure illness (ie exercise, meditation, yoga):
When people hear that you are unwell, they assume that the things that usually provide average people with a better wellbeing, will help you. This includes Exercise, Meditation, Diet Change, Juice Cleanse & Detox, Yoga etc.
This is incorrect. I encourage the Chronically Ill to try these, as they may provide a temporary relief for symptoms, but they are not a cure!
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Growing up on Long Island, I haven’t really noticed the smell of garbage when I went into the city, as much as the smell of exhaust!
At first I was so ecstatic about working in NYC. I missed the hustle and bustle of city life. I missed seeing the beautiful tall buildings and city skyline during the commutes. And then it hit me. I had forgotten about the OTHER miscellaneous things that I hated about working in the city. These are just my personal pet peeves in no specific order:
- City bikes are everywhere. Last time I never had any issues which was over 10 years ago. Today, they are all over the city. You can now rent them at multiple locations throughout the city. If you are not paying attention or have your earphones in with loud music playing (like myself), you will be hit. No mercy. Ugh.
- There are homeless people near my train station. I truly forgot about that. You know you feel horrible and want to help out but there’s just not enough…
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Great thoughts on maintaining balance. When I am done with work I try to shut off work and tune into my family.
Today’s topic has dealt with the importance of maintaining your personal relationships and being aware of life balance. These 5 tips will give you an idea of the mindset you should have to develop a solid balance in your relationships!
We work, take care of kids, run errands, etc, and often times our love life takes the back seat. Be very careful because one day you might wake up all alone.