Vaccination! 💉

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I got a bad cold late last year and the doctor recommended to update my vaccines since people can lose immunity as they get older, he also said not to doit while I was sick, but to wait until I was healthy again. I finally got my wellness annual check up appointment recently and got the shots, it was the Tdap (Tetanus and diphtheria) and the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). I thought I was done doing this but I guess not. And also I was feeling very confident that it was going to be easy, two pinches and done.

Well, I guessed wronged because my left arm really freaking hurts! It’s very sore and even doing things that we take for granted like putting your pants in and taking them off, hurts! Not all the movements hurt, thank god, but there are a few movements that do and sometimes it makes me cringe and almost cry. Also I feel a little bad, because sometimes I think it was the nurses fault because she pinched me really hard before inserting the needle, so hard I didn’t even feel the needle pinch, so I tend to blame her and I think a bunch of bad words every time my arm hurts (sorry), but then I calm down and think that she was probably doing her best and after reading online it does say you would be sore from this vaccine, so she may be off the hook.

I am once again reminded that being healthy is the most precious thing we could have, with health you can work on the other areas of your life, without it, we are really not at our best and everything else can fall through the cracks. I am also thankful for medical insurance because if not those vaccines can be so expensive!

A friend of mine had an accident playing hockey and he had to have shoulder surgery, it’s been about 6 months since the incident and he is still doing physical therapy and still hurts. He says it may take a year to feel back to normal. I can’t imagine.

Hoping everyone is in good health today! Thanking my lucky stars for my body, my mind and the opportunity to ride this balancing act called life. 🙏🏻

Pasar corriente 🔋⚡

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Como estoy en modo gracias desde hace un buen tiempo, me gusta pensar sobre todo por lo que puedo dar gracias y en estos días estuve recordando momentos donde he tenido alguna necesidad o alguna situación algo complicada, y en la gente que me ha brindado la ayuda para poder completar esas necesidades. Hay situaciones de situaciones, pero sin ponernos muy dramaticos, un buen ejemplo que tengo y que me ha pasado varias veces es cuando a uno se le muere la batería del carro. A mi esto me ha pasado por lo menos 4 veces creo, las suficientes que hasta me compre los cables esos para tenerlos en el carro.

Y en cada ocasión y gracias a la abundancia del universo y a la gente buena y que quiere ayudar me han aparecido personas ( o angelitos) que me han dado la mano y su tiempo para pasarme corriente!

Y estos momentos que pueden ser tan estresantes, se convierten es momentos tan chéveres porque ademas de recargar la batería al carro, le queda a uno recargada el alma por la esperanza de que todo al final se puede solucionar, y recargado el corazón de agradecimiento por estos gestos bondadosos! Alguna vez pude devolver el favor a unos amigos lo cual se siente muy bien también.

Esto es solo un pequeño ejemplo de como el universo nos manda nuestras ayudas y como no debemos perder la fe en que las cosas y los momentos duros tienen siempre solución! GRACIAS por la corriente! 🙏🏻⚡

Book Review: Advice not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself by Mark Epstein . 🧘🏻‍♀️☸️

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Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself by Mark Epstein

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very easy to follow and simple writing to explain the eightfold path.
I thought the examples the author uses were good to make the points. Also, there is a good explanation of meditation, plus how it is not something that you reach and maintain, we have to deal with impermanence, or as they saying goes, the only constant is change.

Epstein explains the eightfold path in more detail but here I highlighted what grabbed my attention the most.

“Concentration is the secret ingredient of meditation, the backbone of the entire endeavor. It is the simplest, most elementary, most concrete, most practical and most ancient therapeutic technique in Buddhist repertoire”

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow, come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all”

“Right speech: ask us to pay attention to the space between thought and action and to intervene when the words we want to say have a toxic quality. It ask us to abstain from language that serves no good purpose.” this may be a lot easier said than done… but i guess could have positive outcome if you achieve it. It’s like conscious speaking!

“Letting go even when you know you are right” some wisdom here!



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Book Review: Dear Girls: Intimate tales, untold secrets, & Advice for living your best life by Aly Wong 🌉🎤

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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This is a good read for sure. In this book the author writes the book as a letter to her daughters, she talks about her growing up, her siblings, her parents, other relatives that had an influence in her upbringing. Her decisions to leave the nest early and how she finally felt free to be herself when she got out of the nest. Her time in NYC and Vietnam, her romance encounters and phantasies while growing up. How it was rough to get on stage doing stand up comedy, the many times she bombed but accepting that this is the only way to get better at it. She started being intentional about exposing herself to different crowds so she could improve her shows and jokes. She talks about how she met her husband, their first dates, and how they finally became a couple, then becoming a mother and parenting, her relationship with her mom through how she has grown to have a better relationship with her mother through time because she has learned to see things through her mom’s lenses, who was an immigrant, even thought it would drive her crazy sometimes when she was younger, and how her grandparents and parents stories coming to the US also had huge impact on her. They mention how as a family they have been learning to manage fame and how they have been adapting to their new family needs, the cray tours and show schedules and how her husband has made important decisions to support his wife and ultimately their family unit. She talks about how she is very frugal and toughed it up when she was starting out, how she didn’t spend in a lot of stuff that people spend money on but how instead she has paid her mortgage. At the end of the book, her husband writes a few pages as well for his daughters and it’s very sweet. Of course her writing is funny as well. I recommend it plus its a fast easy read!



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Book Review: Las Hijas del Capitán por María Dueñas 🗽

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Las hijas del capitán by María Dueñas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Excelente escritora de ficción histórica. La misma de el tiempo entre costuras! Uno empieza a leer y no quiere soltar el libro. Esta historia es de inmigrantes españoles que llegan a NY alrededor de los años 30. Sus retos, sueños y contratiempos al adaptarse a un mundo completamente distinto del que venían y al que llegaron en contra de su voluntad… Recomendado!



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Show Review: Atypical! ❤️

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I recently watched Atypical and what a wonderful show this is. Totally recommend it, so well done and produced, and such an important topic. Without giving you a lot of info and avoiding spoilers, it’s about a teenager kid who is in the autistic spectrum. He is the main character, but there are many other roles that are interesting and it touches on many current situations and how he, his family and friends learn to navigate today’s society. Like I said, It’s WONDERFUL and so refreshing! It’s on Netflix!

Book Review: Inquebrantabeles by Daniel Habif 🙏

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Inquebrantables (Unbreakable Spanish Edition)

Inquebrantables by Daniel Habif

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Combina mensajes positivos con poemas del autor, o cartas a personas importantes en su vida.

Me gustó mucho el capítulo sobre el perdón. Algunos highlights:

-“Hay que usar el miedo a nuestro favor. Es fácil escribirlo pero hacerlo requiere ovarios o huevos. Solo incorporándolo a lo cotidiano podemos lograrlo. Cuando aprendemos a conducir, al principio nos aterra pensar que debemos tomar una vía rápida, pero gradualmente hacemos pequeños hasta que somos capaces de ingresar a la autopista con el volante en una mano y el cafe en la otra. Así es como el miedo se funde en lo cotidiano y deja de espantarnos.”

“De todos los sentimientos, el rencor es uno de las más destructivos, nos mantiene anclados en el pasado cuando debemos trabajar para el futuro. Todo inicia con una molestia que no expresaste, evoluciona como resentimiento, se transforma en rencor y terminas por ser esclavo del odio, viviendo en la amargura, soñando con salir de ese dolor que no te deja respirar. Perdona ya. El perdón es un regalo que debes darte, es para ti, no para quienes te ofendieron. Perdonar no siempre es olvidar, es abrir las ventanas y las puertas de la verdadera libertad. Perdonar es amarse a sí mismo, es un acto que te eleva más allá de lo común y te acerca a Dios. Perdonar es de personas sofisticadas, de valientes y sabios, nunca lo olvides.”

“Te bendigo por haber estado en mi vida, te hago responsable del mal que convertí en bien. Tú también me hiciste crecer”

Ejercicio: te agradezco por: _

“El amor siempre será la mejor opción. Habrá momentos en que te equivoques, pero apresúrate a resarcirlos. Tu paz no tiene precio. Eres responsable de tus hábitos, de tu salud, de quién te enamoraste, a quién contrataste, con quién te asociaste, en quién creíste, y si no tomaste la mejor decisión te queda la opción de mejorarlo todo a partir de la humildad y la sabiduría, cuando aparezcan las nuevas oportunidades. El necio repite sus errores, el sabio comete nuevos.”

“Cada queja te hace más pobre, y cada sonrisa te enriquece”

“La próxima vez que veas a alguien vacío, llénalo de amor, no de juicios






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