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50 Ways to Cope with Stress :)

11 Apr

This was shared to me via Facebook by my good friend- Mel! 🙂 My favorites are Nos. 21, 46, and 50 🙂 Go read ’em and learn em’ by heart 🙂


1. Get up 15 minutes earlier.
2. Prepare for the morning the night before.
3. Don’t rely on your memory. Write things down.
4. Repair things that don’t work properly.
5. Make duplicate keys.
6. Say “No” more often.
7. Set priorities in your life.
8. Avoid negative people.
9. Always make copies of important papers.
10. Ask for help with jobs you dislike.
11. Break large tasks into bite-sized portions.
12. Look at problems as challenges.
13. Smile more.
14. Be prepared for rain.
15. Schedule a play time into every day.
16. Avoid tight-fitting clothes.
17. Take a bubble bath.
18. Believe in you.
19. Visualize yourself winning.
20. Develop a sense of humor.
21. Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better day.
22. Have goals for yourself.
23. Say hello to a stranger.
24. Look up at the stars.
25. Practice breathing slowly.
26. Do brand new things.
27. Stop a bad habit.
28. Take stock of your achievements.
29. Do it today.
30. Strive for excellence, NOT perfection.
31. Look at a work of art.
32. Maintain your weight.
33. Plant a tree.
34. Stand up and stretch.
35. Always have a plan B.
36. Learn a new doodle.
37. Learn to meet your own needs.
38. Become a better listener.
39. Know your limitations and let others know them, too.
40. Throw a paper airplane.
41. Exercise everyday.
42. Get to work early.
43. Clean out one closet.
44. Take a different route to work.
45. Leave work early (with permission).
46. Remember you always have options.
47. Quit trying to “fix” other people.
48. Get enough sleep.
49. Praise other people.
50. Relax, take each day at a time . . . you have the rest of your life to live.

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*Reposting from @Ria Santos-Natividad



19 Feb


kcat, I’m very proud of you.. You never fail to stay positive despite the health challenges that you have. Your kind heart always prevails! 🙂 I’ll be praying for you, your family, and loved ones. 🙂 will reblog this to my blogspot and wordpress 🙂

God bless! 🙂



Reblog starts here.


Neurofibromatosis is a continuing battle, we never know when an aggressive tumor will strike. There are multiple tumors in some parts of my body but mostly are not active, I am always hoping and praying that they will behave and do no harm in me anymore.

March 2010, I had my regular CT scan done.   The  study showed hyperostosis (abnormal thickening of soft tissues) of my right sphenoid bone and lateral orbital wall. November 2010, I started to notice protrusion of my right eye. Last January, I had my eye checked with my Opthalmologist and my Neurosurgeon. A soft mass/tumor(meningiomas) is stimulating the bone to overgrow. According to my neurosurgeon, Dr. Lopez, the cause usually is if you have meningioma, the bone reacts to the tumor by hypertrophy. My recent CT scan study done Feb. 17, 2011 showed increasing hyperostosis that is pushing my right eye to budge out. But still, I thank God, the tumors are relatively unchanged based on the prior study, meaning they are sleeping already, not aggressive and I am really praying hard for them to just sleep well there, don’t ever cause me harm anymore.

To be able to reduce the prostosis of my eye, I need to undergo a head surgery to remove the abnormal bone  to allow my right eye to fall back. This would cost us a lot. Once again, I need your support. I am not seeking any solicitation or donation using your hard-earned money. I am launching my EYE-CAN fund drive campaign where I will be selling my personalized designs created from my heart. All I am asking is your support to buy my products for me to raise the amount I needed for my surgery.

I am also launching a new shirt design, which was inspired by the kindhearted people who helped us so much in my hEAR Campaign for my Cochlear Implantation in 2007. I believed that as long as we let our hearts see, hear and feel, that everything we mean really comes deep from the heart, we will definitely receive so many blessings from up above and from so many people. Once again,”hEAR me with your hEARt”, I know EYE-CAN

Thank you so much for extending help for my EAR. Please help me with my EYE. With your support , I know  I (eye) CAN, definitely. My neverending thank you so much! God bless us all!


Maria Kathrina “KCAT” Lopez Yarza

Here’s my online store:

You can text me at 09063360757 or 09235219600

Or contact my mom at 09272459400 (Madge)

It would be very grateful if you could pass this on and spread to all your friends for them to do likewise. Super thank you very very so so much!