Weekly Mixed Cuentos (1/2020).

Hello, dear ones!

I am back with some mixed random stuff for you to check out, should you feel the need to do that with yet another list of things. 🙂 I, for one, have a gigantic to-read list saved everywhere, it just never seems to finish, this semi-informational, semi-educational, supposedly funny flow of things we are exposed to daily. Lucky for you, I am here (trying to post this type of articles on Monday from now on, let’s see how it goes) to select some which could prove to be a good use of your time and neurons (hopefully). Here they are:

To Listen

To See

In my quest to discover every series ever made, I have seen Crashing. I think it is very repetitive if you have already seen Fleabag, but it does touch some relevant, albeit painful points. Most of all, I think it is funny, I laughed more than I cried, that counts for something. You can give it some hours of your life (there are only 6 episodes, about half an hour or so each) and draw your own conclusion:

To think

Google published the above image and…what do you think it is? Some contemporary art masterpiece? It could stand for that, but it is something pretty classic: the largest high-resolution map of brain connectivity in any animal – a 3D model that traces 20 million synapses connecting some 25,000 neurons in the brain of a fruit fly.


A very useful read on why procrastination, my main activity since forever, is about managing emotions and not time.


Here you can find details on 10 of Europe’s most scenic train journeys. There is one in there I already had the immense joy of exploring, but there are still 9 to go. I love travelling by train, trains are still the dreamiest for me. What about you?


This, with no further comments:


And this:


Here you can read the story of a Syrian doctor who saved countless lives in “The Cave”, an underground hospital. She was featured in a National Geographic documentary now nominated for The Academy Awards.


Finally, the anxiety, self-care and struggles corner. You’ll find below some of the things I thought to be most helpful lately, but please remember that Instagram is not a therapist, nor will you cure your mental issues all by yourself. Take care and find a specialist should you need one!

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This was my shame. This was my horror. ⁣⁣ But today, I have no hesitation. ⁣⁣ No nerves. ⁣⁣ No “oh my gosh what will they say?”. ⁣⁣ Just peace. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Because I understand now. I understand that this is just the human body. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This is a body that has carried three amazing children. ⁣⁣ This is a body that has been a range of weights swinging 110lbs in difference. ⁣⁣ This is a body that used to feel worthless and now feels strong. ⁣⁣ This is a body that needs to be fed with love, attention, kindness and good food. ⁣⁣ This is a body, and through PRACTICE and EFFORT and EXERCISE in self care, I have grown to love. ⁣⁣ This is a body that I will use to help show others that they are not alone in their bodies. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ My friends, this is your life. This is your body. Whether you’re tall or small, curvy or striped, this is you. And you ARE beautiful. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It may take time to grasp these things. It’s not something that you SUDDENLY magically feel ok with, but the effort in hate is more draining than the effort in love. So, practice. Practice. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Because it took years of words, pictures of perfection and endless comparisons to create the voice inside your head to where it is today, one that said you were not enough. And now it’s time to unlearn, to redirect. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Now it’s time to fill it with new words, new pictures, and valuable connections. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Now it’s time to live. Really live. ⁣⁣ With peace, and understanding. ⁣⁣ And a love that will not just fill you, but pour into others. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Spreading the truths for more to know. 🔅⁣⁣ That self love thing, it’s kind of oh-so worth it. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ So, practice. ❤️⁣ ⁣ (This post was one of my top and most favorite posts ever, so I’ve chosen to recycle it. Why? Because I needed it today. And I figure maybe you did too…)

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Finally, I hope you have an amazing week. Be good and Do good!

C.

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