Sunday, 18 February 2018

Family day out

Hello #marlife people,

As part of trying to enjoy the simple things in life, I went out for a walk in the Phoenix Park with my hubby, John, and our dog Sammy. We had a nice time walking around the park and seeing Sammy getting dirty and wet, as you can imagine it is a rainy day here in Dublin. I guess the rain is a blessing from heaven.

We have decided that it is time to start enjoying the simple things in life and more important to spend more quality time with each other, too.

Today, more than ever, I have realised that life is precious. Life is full of great and beautiful things. All we have to do is to try to see those wonderful things and enjoy them.

So, I invite you to see life from the perspective of simpleness, and you will see a life full of wonderfulness.

With love


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Hasta la 'Vista', sadness!

Hello everybody!

As you might know, I have been very sad grieving and mourning the death of my niece, Yelitza - who passed away on January 24th.

I was and felt in a very dark place. The feeling of sadness took over my whole existence, literally. It was a feeling much bigger than me, but...


I have started feeling myself again, even though I am up and down, I can say I am grasping the joys of life again.

Things I have done to help myself

I am reading a book called 'On Grief and Grieving - Finding The Meaning Of Grief Through The Five Stages Of Loss' - given to me by a work colleague. It is a great book and it has helped me to understand a lot of things in life, and about myself, too.

I am also seeing a Psychologist from the Wellness department in work. She has been of great help. She has helped me to remember of the resilience I possess as a person; how broad and strong my outlook in life is; she has reminded me of how pivotal my self-esteem is - which is the core of my happiness. Overall, she has helped me to re-encounter with who really I am.

More importantly, she has helped me to revalidate my belief that happy people recover much quicker from the hardships of life. To me, this is crucial.

Things I have learned & reinforced from this adversity

  •  That no matter how happy we are, life can be cruel but is still worth living
  •  The importance of reconnecting with yourself, family and friends
  •  There is nothing wrong with being sad or vulnerable, all we have to do is express it
  •  To appreciate even more the way people love/like me. People have shown me their love in     many ways and I am very grateful for that

I am happy to say, I knew this was not going to last forever. I knew I was going to be back to be myself again, but I had to do some things for self-help.

These are some reasons why I am saying to sadness 'Hasta La Vista Sadness'