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    Old San Juan

    Today I decided to take a little adventure to Old San Juan while I’m staying in Puerto Rico for Spring Break. From my Uber drive there, the scenery was absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. The historic sites left me in awe because of how huge and vivid they were. When you enter the iconic entrance of Old San Juan, you immediately see stores, restaurants, and the beautiful architecture of the colorful buildings. Some of the buildings are grand and some are minimalistic, but they really are a sight to see. As I walked along the cobblestoned roads, there was so much to take in from the beautiful flowers, panoramic ocean views,…

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    Tracy Braxton Passes Away From Cancer 1971-2022

    Singer and reality star Traci Braxton has passed away at the young age of 50 after a yearlong cancer battle, family members say. Tracy Braxton starred with her sisters, including R&B star Toni Braxton, on “Braxton Family Values”. The tv show ran for seven seasons starting in 2011, chronicling the famous sisters’ lives. Toni Braxton said her sister died Saturday morning. “It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci,” Toni Braxton said on social media. “Needless to say, she was a bright light, a wonderful daughter, an amazing sister, a loving mother, wife, grandmother and a respected performer.” Several news outlets…

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    Just Breathe

    Let’s Breathe Together The importance of breathing cannot be stressed enough. It provides the oxygen for the metabolic processes, literally it supports the fires of our life. We live in an ocean of air like fish in a body of water. By breathing we are attuned to our environment and atmosphere. If we inhibit our breathing we isolate ourselves from the medium in which we exist. Everybody breathes. It’s a fundamental activity that we do all every day. When our breath ceases, everything around us loses all importance. Our breath should be our first priority, yet we tend to ignore it until it becomes a problem. The reality is that…

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    Self Care Tips: What Is Self Care?

    WHAT IS SELF – CARE? Self -care is not about being selfish, it is a conscious act one takes in order to promote their own physical, mental, and emotional health. It is not a self centered to focus on yourself and to take time to look after you, it is a self – respectful act. The more you take time to look after yourself and keep your physical, emotional, and social wellness in check, the more energy you have for focusing on your family, friends, work, and the commitments and activities in your life. There are many forms self-care may take. It could be ensuring you get enough sleep every…

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    Several Ways To Reduce Hypertension

      If you’ve recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure under the new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology you might be wondering what your next step is. The guidelines lowered the definition for high blood pressure to 130/80 from 140/90 millimeters and mercury (mmHg), meaning more people now meet the criteria for stage 1 hypertension. Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your blood pressure. If you control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle you might avoid, delay, or reduce the need for medication. Here are some lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down. Lose…

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    New Home Rules: Post Covid-19 Over Night Stays

    Overnight visits are starting and new rules are in place. *Negotiate Ahead of Time* – Do we hug? – Wear a mask? – Go to restaurants? – Have others overs, too? – Bring our own towels? – Drive to places together? Everybody is not always on the same page, so it is best to get it out the way, so you can have a good time. *Do Not Spark Any Debates* We already had an intense year of divisive arguments on politics, race, economics, education, healthcare, and more. Make your time together personal and fun. it is not your job to convince your host to embrace your point of view.…

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    Sweet Benefits Of Chocolate!

    Let’s talk about chocolate and its benefits. Chocolate lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke,  protects against free radicals damage, an effective cough suppressant, stomachs, and much more. History: Chocolate comes from the seeds of the cacao pod, which grows on the cacao tree. Theobroma cacao is native to the tropical rainforests of Central America, where it has grown for thousands of years.  Around 2,000 years ago, the Maya have experienced cacao bean farmers and were fond of grinding them up for a refreshing hot beverage. There are three main varieties of cacao bean: Criollo from Latin America, Forastero from Africa, and Trinitario from the Caribbean. Forastero accounts for about…

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    Do You Have A Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

    Define narcissistic personality disorder To define narcissistic personality disorder one might say, self-centeredness, troubled relationships, lack of empathy for others, and an exaggerated sense of self-importance. The narcissists foresee people showering them with attention and favors, though they rarely return the favor. Self-absorbing to the point where they are almost obsessed with their own self–importance, brilliance, and power. A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school, or financial affairs. They may find their relationships unfulfilling, and others may not enjoy being around them. Signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder –Have an exaggerated sense of self-importance –Have a sense of entitlement and…

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    Grain and Berry – St. Petersburg

    Today my daughter and I tried a new superfood cafe, Grain and Berry located in Saint Petersburg Florida. The layout of the establishment is very modern yet cozy and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The menu ranges from superfood smoothie bowls, yogurt banana splits, yogurt parfaits, fresh juices, avocado toasts, healthy shots, smoothies, flatbreads, and quesadillas. My daughter and I both had the chance to sample spirulina and we absolutely loved it. I chose to have the “Feed The Soul” with the spirulina base, and it all comes with organic granola, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, honey, and hemp seeds.  My daughter on the other hand chose to have the…

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    How To Obtain A Passport During A Pandemic

    Like most things in this pandemic, getting a new passport requires a lot of patience and planning ahead (at least 3 months). Well, my daughter and I decided that if we send off our passports in February and expedite them, we should get them within the time frame of 4-6 weeks, right? Oh, but wait now, let’s add the fact that while trying to be organized a while ago I laminated a lot of our important papers including our birth certificates in order to keep them from getting lost and faded. So, I turned those into the passport department, and the clerk did state that the department might not accept…