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Just Today…

I will see with my ears.

I will listen with my eyes.

I will feel with my brain.

I will think with my heart.

I will run without restraints.

I will be quiet in my screams.

I will be loud in my silence.

I will touch with my soul.

I will uplift with my touch.

I will smile just because…

Yet, I do Smile every day.

Maybe tomorrow I will do so again,

And, Today…

I will just be Today.

A year old…

Happy First Tumblr Birthday to me!!!

Interesting how, as I turned a year old Tumblr-ee on 5/31/2014, I can’t recover from the shock of having post too little but written so much.

I guess I can NOT call this writer’s block, broken heart, laziness or else. I know, and I mean it, Life has given me top highs and deep lows these past few months. Life, you know!

So, as I go through all my writings, all the research I’ve done in these past months, and all I have lived, felt, learned, experienced, I find myself present in a moment of overwhelming astonishment. 

I will post it, without much editing. I’ll change places, names and anything, but how beautiful it is to be in this instant, seeing it all in hindsight and feeling absolute gratitude for it all. I can’t summarize it in one day, even if I wanted to. It is all so beautifully real. 

It’s like I’m sitting on a rock, with an embracing forest behind me, where a warm cottage, filled with love, awaits me, while I stare at the sunset in front me, rejoicing as the sun gently dips into the ocean in a never ending kiss and as I, kindly grateful, observe how this day ends. 

Yes, the day is over, making way for a restful night where I continue healing, growing, empowering, rejoicing, sharing my love and zest for life, no matter what. A night which will lead me into a welcoming Sunrise, a new day, a moment that will be present and in which I’ll be present with all my might. 

I’ll share what I’ve learned by posting some of my deepest thoughts and feelings, while I continue to leave the past where it belongs, rejoice in the present as I live, and let my future be a testament of a present well lived. 

As always, I continue to Stand Proud Beautiful Children, because each one of my experiences, feelings, thoughts, words, actions are lived and have been lived in the moment they are/were supposed to, and I am whom I am for being and having been 100% present in each one with all my heart, mind, body and soul. 

It’ll take me a couple of months or less, I hope, to post all my writings. But, I’ll share them all. I promise, and I keep all my promises. 

As Always, Stand Proud Beautiful Children!

Lovingly and Kindly,

Clara Isabel

@KindClara 

DREAM!

Do I dream? Oh, goodness, I take it as a rhetorical question.

My answer? YES!!! Yes, I dream people. I dream daily and I remember my dreams vividly. I, sometimes, find myself deciding to wake up from a dream to write down a couple of lines. I do have vivid dreams and have dreams of dreaming in my dreams… I don’t really know the concept of a nightmare, but I do know what a bad dream feels like and I tend to wake myself up from them. But, hey, there are things happening around us that should only be, if any, a forgotten nightmare of somebody’s feverish chills. 

I am one to encourage my children to think of their desires and dream about them. I guide them to feel in their dreams what it’s like to, for example, be at that specific sprinkler park, with the droplets of cool water kissing their skin and the mist surrounding them with its gentle embrace, how their feet are getting damp and they feel the floor of the sprinkling area warm and splashy. I tell to take in the sights, how many trees there are, the picnic tables, the sand area with wet and dry spots, the serendipitous beautiful rainbows jumping through the mist eluding their little anxious and giggling hunters, and so forth and so on. 

Then, I think, what do I want… I answer and I dream of it. Write the dream and see it come true as I work towards it. 

Dream loved ones… Dream.


Have Big Dreams, Keep Big Dreams, small dreams, medium size dreams. Color them with the Rainbow… Like Monet would…
Give them a Vivaldi, Puccini, Beethoven, Dvorak, soundtrack.
Write them down in a Dream Journal and add pictures, drawings, doodling to them. Quote Einstein, Dr. Seuss, AA Milne, Carl Sagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, your mom, your dad, your kids…

I’d like to see you make a habit of reading your dream journal once weekly… Read your dream journal and check those that have come true. And, if you realize that not all of your dreams, up to that point, have come true, no worries, keep in mind that YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE NEW DREAMS!!! They are yours to make, have and keep. So…

Have New Dreams when you feel like it…

Take it from me… You Know ME and you know I’M A DREAMER true and through! And will never change my ways… Oh but to see what dreams may come…

So, DREAM, DREAm, DREam, DReam, Dream, dream, d r e a m… while I leave you with…

A dreamer’s quote:

"You may say I’m dreamer,
But I’m not the only one!
I hope some day, you’ll join us.
And the world will be as one.”

John Lennon

And, as always, STAND PROUD BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN

Kindly spreading smiles all around, 

Clara Isabel

HERE’S TO ALL OF US IN THIS BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY TOGETHER.

To Our new family @YoungPhylo #Journeys

Let’s do this, let’s go hand in hand, parade in our journeys through life, bringing with us kindness, love, peace, gratitude. Knowing that when we smile, a smile is bound to come back. Being certain that if we can’t change the world, at least let’s do our best in changing one life. 

Let’s wake up each day, stretch and make it amazing, so when we go to bed we can truly say “I did my best, I gave my best, in peace I rest tonight, tomorrow better we’ll fly”

I’m honored to be a part of this big family and hope we continue to travel and enrich, support, uplift, hug, smile, embrace, love, share peace with one another, as we see each other grow. 

It’s not by simple chance that we’re in this together. Let’s make each other proud!

Always Kindly and Lovingly

Stand Proud Beautiful Children

AHIMSA, SHANTI, NAMASTE

Clara Isabel Garrison

Some of my friends with their own business have a huge influx of “Last Minute, Urgent Calls that require an ASAP call back” These calls also tend to come in after work hours which are already way longer, during the holidays so they can meet their customers need in a timely and very professional fashion/

I admit that I had that last minute urgency and/or have forgotten one or two or ten things and wanted to get the specific issue done/bought/prepared as soon as I remembered them, until one day I said to myself: “Enough Clara Isabel, enough of this fretting.” Since then, each holiday season, I see and appreciate more and more why, many years ago, I made a very important decision: I will enjoy the holidays with my family as joyfully and stress free as possible. If something comes up at the last minute that seems to be that urgent and stress inducing then: 

1. I might have to drive somewhere to get it. A call will not really be enough, considering the urgency.

2. I Don’t really need that type of stress in my life so I just set it aside and relax. If I didn’t get it done in due time, what am I thinking stressing this much is going to achieve? I mean, honestly what?, apart from a stomachache, bad mood, ruining a nice evening in front of the fire place, with a blanket, hot cocoa, and my lovers arms around me, once my children are already in bed?

3. If it is really that important I wouldn’t have forgotten. So, I don’t have to worry. 

4. I find a solution that leads to a great story to tell my grandchildren. 

5. I knock on my neighbors door and ask if they can help. 

6. In the end, is it really that important? Do I need to cause aggravation to the already tired people working long hours at the stores, having to put their best face on to smile at me, while last minute, frantic shoppers are going crazy and ignoring the fact that these workers, associates, team members, also have a life?

7. I think of my dream home, my beloved husband, my beautiful children and just breath in, “Oh the joys and the blessings.” To me, this is what I call: “The Elation and The Reasons of My Family Holiday Traditions”

8. I look in the mirror and smile at myself. I will always get a smile back, that I am sure of. Then, it all goes away. No worries, I just have holiday family moments to turn into beautiful family memories to share for generations to come. 

I see a challenge, I think solutions with the best possible outcome. I like to occupy myself in productive ways instead of preoccupying myself, which doesn’t really make much sense to me. For that, we have strategic planning, organized to do list, family routines in place, shared responsibilities, and schedules and structures to assist us. The rest is just technicalities. 

Now, here I leave you with a smile and a thought. If it is that urgent, that you need to call the store and get all stressed out, or call the owners, get a stomachache and feel upset while making others upset, then I’d be talking about something totally different that has nothing to do with the true holiday spirit and season, and I would be suggesting hiring a special type of concierge service, learning to prioritize, take a home economics class, asking a friend for suggestions on how to better keep track of must-do must-have items, reading a book in getting organized and making the properly prioritized to do list, or just find a good therapist, because sometimes, it really is all in my head and is not really that important. 

So, if you call a business and you get this type of voice mail, don’t blame me… just slowly move, please put the phone down, and even more slowly back away from the phone, find the closest mirror, look into it and smile, repeat the smile! I promise you will get a smile back each time, I promise! If you don’t get a smile, let me know and I’ll give you one. I always have smiles readily available to share. 

Enjoy the Holidays and forget the Bustling!

Smile, smile smile and Stand Proud Beautiful Children

As Always,

Festively, Kindly,

Clara Isabel

@KindClara 

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Me 100% of the time. Luckily Ito help for my ADD when I was a child

fun facts!

  • ADD and ADHD are the same disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder was officially renamed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 1994. Many people use ADD to refer to Type One presented here, and ADHD to refer to Type Two, but they are the same core disorder.
  • In many cases where ADHD carries into adulthood, it’s a genetic issue [My grandfather, mother, siblings, and I have all been diagnosed with ADHD], though this does not always occur.

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more fun facts!

  • there are a lot of talks about how ADHD is overdiagnosed, and that may be true for boys, but for girls ADHD is severely underdiagnosed.
  • older studies mostly looked at hyperactive boys and that’s the perception we have of ADHD. because of this many girls will go undiagnosed until adulthood.
  • most girls/women who have ADHD are inattentive type. they tend to be introverted, disorganized and daydreamers. 
  • girls will internalize these as personal failings and teenage girls have a much higher rate of suicide and self harm because of it
  • ADHD is often comorbid with anxiety and depression, both of which are caused by the failings from having ADHD
  • depression can present itself differently in people with ADHD. it’s more of a discouragement from constantly failing, but it can be just as debilitating.
  • read this article from the atlantic: It’s Different for Girls with ADHD

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