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Welcome to Carin's Gratitude webspace, a blog I write with a  focus on gratefulness, self-improvement through personal motivation, productivity, education, professional nursing, family life, volunteering, and health. I share my experiences and observations from books I have read, the meetings I have attended, my employment, therapy, volunteer work, tips from my productivity coach, and family life.

I record my podcasts here.

About Me

Hello.  I'm Carin.

I work 36 hours a week (sometimes more) as a nurse for sixteen years now and am currently taking care of critically ill patients in the adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU). I somewhat remotely parent my 2 young adult children, and grandparent two cute toddlers, and their-now 2 dogs (mix Pitts). 

I started this blog to write about gratitude, relieve stress, and share my little joys in life. I do not have all the answers but I write to share my observations as I experienced what it is like to:
  • live with cancer (I am a breast cancer survivor for eight years now)
  • face the struggle to stay fit 
  • have done parenting 2 challenging teens as a suddenly-single parent
  • face life with anxiety and depression 
  • work the stressful job of a nurse (I still love my job as a staff nurse for sixteen years preCOVID-and current COVID times)
  • put on a smile each day as life goes on
More About Me

I am from generation X, who formerly lived in the Philippines and California.

I am back in school to advance my degree in nursing.

I try to update this blog at least monthly.

As this is my personal blog, I mention my loved ones a lot.  Paul poses as my soul mate and husband, with our children and steps living close by.
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Thanks for reading.

Carin Diaz

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