Feel Good Fridays

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It’s FRIDAY!

Today’s lovely quote comes from Richard Simmons – he was very inspiring during this morning’s aerobics.

“It’s consistency and looking in the mirror every day and giving yourself some compliments. Being kind and non-judgmental to yourself and others. … If we did that, it’d be a better world.” ~ Richard Simmons; 2014, on CNN

I truly hope you take this quote and do it…every day.  I know I will.

Blogs I updated this week:

Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts – added our November session.

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Happy Friday!!!  I may not have had the time to finish a new blog entry for the week, but please take a look below.  I’ve updated a few with new studies that have come out.

I look forward to having more available free time to dedicate to new entries (sorry…life’s been busy).  Which leads me to today’s quote:

“Relax, Recharge and Reflect. Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing.” 
― Izey Victoria Odiase

I need to remind myself to stop, sit, and just…relax.  It’s been a go-go-go-go lifestyle for the past several months and hopefully this holiday season I can have some sit-down & do nothing” time.  I’m hoping you can do the same.

Have an INCREDIBLE week.

Love, Lisa

Blogs I updated this week:

Endometriosis & the Lungs – added a case study of a 37-year-old woman with Endometriosis lesions in her pleural cavity.  Published October 2017 in Radiology Case Reports.

Endometriosis on Your Skin – added a case study of a 49-year-old woman who suffered from a painful, swollen, stinky lump in her belly button for six years.  Published October 2017 in EC Gynaecology.

Stress Levels May Affect Endo – added a study on how stress may stimulate Endometriosis growth.  Published November 2017 in Sage Journals.

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I’m pre-writing this on Wednesday since I’ll be away with friends for the Thanksgiving holiday.

I hope that you’ve had a wonderful week surrounded by friends, family, support, and love.  Be thankful for the good moments…and the bad.  And if you’ve had a crappy week, keep a stiff upper lip and hope next week is better.  If you EVER need to talk – I’m here. ❤

Today’s quote is a doozy:

“My dearest friend Abigail, These probably could be the last words I write to you and I may not live long enough to see your response but I truly have lived long enough to live forever in the hearts of my friends. I thought a lot about what I should write to you. I thought of giving you blessings and wishes for things of great value to happen to you in future; I thought of appreciating you for being the way you are; I thought to give sweet and lovely compliments for everything about you; I thought to write something in praise of your poems and prose; and I thought of extending my gratitude for being one of the very few sincerest friends I have ever had. But that is what all friends do and they only qualify to remain as a part of the bunch of our loosely connected memories and that’s not what I can choose to be, I cannot choose to be lost somewhere in your memories. So I thought of something through which I hope you will remember me for a very long time. I decided to share some part of my story, of what led me here, the part we both have had in common. A past, which changed us and our perception of the world. A past, which shaped our future into an unknown yet exciting opportunity to revisit the lost thoughts and to break free from the libido of our lost dreams. A past, which questioned our whole past. My dear, when the moment of my past struck me, in its highest demonised form, I felt dead, like a dead-man walking in flesh without a soul, who had no reason to live any more. I no longer saw any meaning of life but then I saw no reason to die as well. I travelled to far away lands, running away from friends, family and everyone else and I confined myself to my thoughts, to my feelings and to myself. Hours, days, weeks and months passed and I waited for a moment of magic to happen, a turn of destiny, but nothing happened, nothing ever happens. I waited and I counted each moment of it, thinking about every moment of my life, the good and the bad ones. I then saw how powerful yet weak, bright yet dark, beautiful yet ugly, joyous yet grievous; is a one single moment. One moment makes the difference. Just a one moment. Such appears to be the extreme and undisputed power of a single moment. We live in a world of appearance, Abigail, where the reality lies beyond the appearances, and this is also only what appears to be such powerful when in actuality it is not. I realised that the power of the moment is not in the moment itself. The power, actually, is in us. Every single one of us has the power to make and shape our own moments. It is us who by feeling joyful, celebrate for a moment of success; and it is also us who by feeling saddened, cry and mourn over our losses. I, with all my heart and mind, now embrace this power which lies within us. I wish life offers you more time to make use of this power. Remember, we are our own griefs, my dear, we are our own happinesses and we are our own remedies.

Take care!

Love,
Francis.

Title: Letter to Abigail
Scene: “Death-bed”
Chapter: The Road To Awe”
― Huseyn Raza

May we embrace the moments…and the power we wield over them.

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It’s Friday!! I missed last Friday’s post because I was on a roadtrip with my Besty, Rosie.

So, today you’ll get TWO!

“The human touch is that little snippet of physical affection that brings a bit of comfort, support, and kindness. It doesn’t take much from the one who gives it, but can make a huge difference in the one who receives it.” 
― Mya RobartsThe V Girl

and

“We can all make the world a better place through the moment-to-moment decisions we make as we interact with people.” 
― Morton ShaevitzRefire! Don’t Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

Get out there, meet new people, reconnect with old friends, say hello to strangers, smile.  And have an incredible weekend!!!

Love, Lisa

Blogs I’ve updated this week:
Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts – added our 10/22/17 session.

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Another week has passed us by and now we’re in November! NOV-EM-BER!!

Already?!?

I hope you had a good one.  Okay, so here’s today’s Feel Good Friday quote:

“Once you start celebrating the little victories in life, you will realize just how infinite they truly are.” 
― Alicia EmamdeeAloha Self-Esteem?

Rolling your eyes at the little quote because nothing in life has been a victory for you?  Or this week was incredibly crummy?  Change your perspective…think of the little things you were able to do:  get out of bed, eat breakfast, go to work.  Couldn’t do any of those things?  Change it even further:  opened your eyes, took a breath, enjoyed stretching out… find something to celebrate; no matter how small.

And tell me about them!  Leave me a comment, or two, or three! Share with me what’s in your life worth celebrating!!!  And hold onto those moments!

❤ Lisa

 

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Another week has flown by and October is nearly finished. Already?!?

Last night was our monthly support group meeting.  We talk about a lot of things besides our illness, and it’s a great feeling to just be yourself and hang with people who know what you’re going through.

And now with the #MeToo movement all over social media, talking about things can really help – not only help connect with others, but free a piece of you that may feel trapped.

So, today’s quote:

“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

Whatever it is, don’t hold back. Be yourself, completely.  And share. Talk. Express.  Without fear. ❤

Have a wonderful weekend.

Blogs I’ve updated this week:

Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts – added our September session.  Stay tuned for October’s addition (our next session is this weekend!)

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Another week is gone, with too little time to read or write. Bah! Soon, I hope!

BUT…there’s always time for a Feel Good Friday’s quote!  And today it’s all about YOU!

“Self-care is a deliberate choice to gift ourself with people, places, things, events, and opportunities that recharge our personal battery and promote whole health—body, mind, and spirit.” 
― Laurie Buchanan, PhD

I hope that you’re able to focus on a bit of “Me Time” this weekend.  Honor yourself, inside and out.  And pass it on.

Love, Lisa

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AUGH!  It’s been such a busy week!  And I am so sorry I haven’t been able to dedicate any time to the blog.  I will try harder to fit in some time for researching, writing, and sharing.  I miss it.  And our connection.

So, today’s quote is inspired by my lack of time to do the things I wanted as of late:

“It wasn’t until I slowed the car and rolled down the windows that I realized I spend most of my days driving ‘through’ life without driving ‘in’ life. So, I’ve decided to walk because the pace is slower and the windows are always down.” 
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

May we all find time to “roll down the windows,” and enjoy a slower pace in life.  Take in the beauty around us and just breathe.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Love, Lisa