I’ve been having a good time watching “One Day at a Time”. It has a great story about a mom -Ann Romano- who moved out on her own with her two teenage daughters: the rebellious Julie and the wisecracking Barbara. Ann Romano, fantastically played by Bonnie Franklin.
I love the premise of the show: a divorcee mom with two daughters not being afraid of making it in the world alone, feeling free, hopeful, happy and strong. I don’t know if you, reader, have watched this tv show, if you haven’t and you like to have a good time with your family, I recommend you see it.
Another thing I adore about this series is the theme song:
One Day at a Time premiered on December 16, 1975 and ended in 1984; 9 seasons. It was best known as a staple of the CBS Sunday-night lineup, along with Archie Bunker’s Place, Alice and The Jeffersons.
Ann frequently struggles with maintaining her role as mother while affording her daughters the freedom she never had as a young woman. David Kane, Ann’s divorce lawyer and neighbor, takes a romantic interest in her, but she isn’t ready to remarry. Dwayne Schneider, the building’s quirky superintendent (most often referred to only by his last name), provides usually-unwanted advice to the tenants.
When you travel make sure you choose well. Your travel experience could be full with pleasure and excitement, or you might want peace and quiet. Whatever you wish, you always want to have the help you need right at your fingertips.
Management and staff should go out of their way to make you feel welcome. making your stay one of the most memorable and pleasant ones ever.
In these hotels you find quality service, comfort and the most exquisite food in the world. For the entrepreneurs or scientists, they also have alluring rooms and saloons for all kinds of conferences.
My favorite hiking trails so far…but more to come!
Mist Trail in Yosemite California
Kalalau Hiking Path in Hawaii
National Scotland Paradise Tracks
Inca Trail in Perú. This one takes you to Machu Picchu
Queen Charlotte Track New Zealand
A healthy body is a happy body, and one of the best ways to stay healthy is to get plenty of exercise. Hiking is an economical way to increase your activity level, while offering a plethora of health benefits. Start slowly, especially if you are a bit out of shape. Invest in a sturdy pair of hiking boots and do your research first. Read more here
Just like when you want to see a medical doctor, you want to make sure that you are consulting a true qualified graduate medical doctor, don’t you? You want to see his medical license and maybe you check him/her out on the Internet or even call the medical board of your state/country to corroborate that s/he is in fact a physician.
And that is how you should behave when you navigate in the internet, exactly the same way. You should always make sure that the person giving advice has the proper qualifications and professional training in the field you want advise or guideline.
There are thousands of people in social media and all over the Internet that want to make a quick buck, and they use their expertise in advertising to start a digital business promoting health products, physical therapy treatments, “health magazines” that have damaged a lot of people who are desperate for a “cure” and they haven’t found it in traditional medicine for different reasons:
Graduate medical doctors who are not well trained.
Lack of interest by the healthcare provider in the benefit of the patient.
Medical doctors who just care about billing the medical insurance for pure profit.
Physicians who never had an excellent qualified expertise attending patients as a whole.
Physicians who do not keep on studying the newest medical advances and do not keep up to date on medica scientific advances.
Even the most credible information found online is useless in the absence of expert physician evaluation and diagnosis. Tell your doctor you fully trust what you have read online. Email them the article that’s captured your interest, or print it out and bring it to your next appointment. A good doctor will walk you through it.
Interesting Data Link for you to visit if you like plants as much as I do:
“The International Aroid Societyhas a long history of affiliation with local Aroid groups. Though there are not many chapters currently active, a West Coast Chapter based in California has begun what is hopefully a new trend.”
Pini Jambu – A watery fruit in Sri Lanka
Dead snapdragon flowers look like weird skulls
I don’t think I would like to have this particular plant in my farm, especially because in summer I go out to the yard to inspect my and detect larvas, caterpillars with an ultraviolet lamp, and seeing this scary flower would probably be a deterrent for me to keep on doing what I have being doing for years 🤣😁
the largest and most famous waterfalls in the world
Niagara Falls, New York and Ontario
Waterfalls commonly form where water rushes down steep hillsides in upland areas. They are typical of the upper valley but can be found in the rivers lower courses where the process of rejuvenation creates enough potential energy for vertical erosion to recommence closer to the mouth of the river. The height and number of waterfalls along a stream or river depend upon the type of rocks that are being eroded by the water. This typically occurs in areas where alternating bands of bedrock, made up of varying levels of resistance, form the bedrock. Some types of rocks (shale, for example) wear away more easily than others (such as sandstone or limestone). Source
Then start living now, breathing now, be absolutely conscious of your living state at every moment of your life, every second.
LIVE HERE AND NOW….BREATHE!
You waste your life away when you constantly replay the past in your mind, when you imagine a future and live every day trying to “live in the future” that will never be present.
We can plan for the future and act according to it. Putting in action our plans with passion to accomplish our goals, but always living in the present!
Some people say the following words are cliché. In my opinion they have truth in the message and they are worth of mentioning them:
Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
But today is a gift
That is why it is called the present
IMPORTANT NOTE from Dr. Castro:
Please don’t assume that I am a Democrat or Republican just because I write or mention my admiration about certain people. I am neither. I hold no rigid political affiliation.
I admire the human being, no matter his/her political affiliation, religion or lack thereof.
I am a true freedom thinker who do not like labels. I don’t follow hypocrites. I admire what I think it’s admirable to me, and criticise what I sincerely think has to be denounced as a bad policy, error or a crime.
Depression: Sadness, feeling down, having a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities – these are symptoms familiar to all of us. But, if they persist and affect our life substantially, it may be depression.
The World Health Organization estimates that 121 million people worldwide suffer from depression. I am one of those 121 million people. Maybe you are too. Maybe you know someone close to you who is affected by depression.
Although it may seem trivial to some, I have found great comfort in dark times in some of the following inspirational quotes about depression. To know others have experienced the darkness of depression and have seen the light at the end is sometimes all we need when we feel we are alone.
“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” James R. Cook
“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” Richard L. Evans
“It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.” Isaac Asimov
“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” Robert Schiller
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of Assisi
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” Mark Twain
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can change his life by changing his attitude of mind.” William James
“Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
“There are two ways to live your lif e. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein
“Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” George S. Patton
“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now – and do it.” William Durant
“Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.” unknown author
“Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master’s chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.” Thoreau
“When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell