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P to U, Thank You

P is for Paul , celebrating my birthday with me. Q is for a quilt-looking sea turtle large beach towel my sister sent me as a birthday gift. I love it. It will be perfect for Hawaii. R is for a relaxing day off with my grandson accessible via face time. He is playing with a filter here, a sparkly face mask? S is for my silly grandson. Here, he makes me laugh. T is for digital toys using the screen. If it's grandma on the other side of the screen, I think, we can allow more time. U is for just the two of us. My grandson is not too happy with the news that the new sibling will be a girl. I am trying to bank some just to two of us time, for in four months, we will be busy with a baby. V is for my forever valentine , birthday, and all holidays date who is also my foodie buddy.   W is for the wonderful cartoon filters that remove wrinkles automatically. :)


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

About Me

Hello.  I'm Carin.

I work 36 hours a week (sometimes more) as a nurse for nineteen years now and am currently taking care of critically ill patients in the adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU). I parent and grandparent young adults, children, and pets.

I started this blog to write about health promotion, preservation, gratitude, stress relief, and maintenance of simple 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, depression, and hypertension (I am a breast cancer survivor for eleven years now)
  • face the struggles to stay fit and healthy
  • parent challenging children
  • work the stressful job of a nurse (I still love my job as a staff nurse for 19 years from preCOVID-and post-COVID times)
  • put on a smile each day as life goes on
More About Me

I am from generation X, and formerly lived in the Philippines and California. I spend much of my free days outdoors and by the beach.

I constantly improve myself by taking courses and attending conferences.

I try to update this blog at least monthly.

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As this is my personal blog, I mention my loved ones a lot.  Paul poses as my soul mate and husband, with our young family living close by.

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Thanks for reading.

Carin Diaz

Health Blog Blogger