Practicing What I Teach

Breathe...


As a nurse and a teacher, I urge clients and students to strive for a balance with all matters in life.

Self - care is paramount to all else. So is breathing...!

Just Breathe: Willie Nelson

Slowly but surely I am achieving my milestones on HubPages, recently celebrating my two - year anniversary. I remain ever humbled whenever I receive a positive and supportive comment from one of my, now, 501 followers.

Although I do not write nearly as much as I would like, I love sharing comments and reading as many Hubs as I can possibly keep up with. I learn much wonderful, valuable information. In addition, I have bonded with many in our community. What a powerful friendship we have formed, virtually speaking!


Chill out and keep cool, Aunt Baby style!
Chill out and keep cool, Aunt Baby style! | Source

Then and now...


I experienced life altering trauma in June, 1999. Some recent Hubs by friends of mine have reminded me that this event could still very much weigh me down as baggage, if I allowed it.

And, thanks to my very first mentor, I also learned that some people in life teach me what to do and some, what not to do. I agree with my friend who writes that mentors pick you. I don't think my Mom had any choice in the matter!


Always look on the bright side and smile!
Always look on the bright side and smile! | Source

The Union of Nursing with Writing

After thirty years working in the hospital, the community and in administration, I have come to love my role as a Nursing Professor. I think nurses are remarkable women and men. I teach a variety of subjects such as Holistic Nursing, Leadership and Management, and Issues with Aging and Chronic Illness. I feel selfish because I learn so much from my students! It's just like my wise mentor told me when I was a little girl!

I have shared some of my poems about Mom in our discussions on death, dying and grief. This helps the students and is an amazing catharsis for me as well. PS, yes, I cry at times with the students. It is much better than breaking down in front of the patients!



What's Waiting Around the Corner?
What's Waiting Around the Corner? | Source

What's Next?


I am known far and wide with my students for my creative reflection exercises and imagery experiences. Writing has really helped me practice what I teach! I ask my students to journal for their personal self awareness and growth.

So, now I intend to do a little more of the same...

Until we meet again, I wish you peace, happiness and creative expression. Hugs, mar

© Maria Jordan (revised March, 2015)

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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

As I think I told you I am an RN also and worked in management until my Lupus became too severe. This hub is a lovely article of all the things you are doing. I don't know where you find all the time to teach and write. I think your newsletter is a great idea also. Awesome is the only way to rate this hub.


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

marcoujor, hello my darling friend. This hub is written with your usual flair and spontaneity. Just one of the things that I have come to admire about you. I wish you luck with your newsletter and may all your publishing dreams come true. x


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

What an upbeat and happy hub, Mar! And Congratulations on # 20!! A milestone along the way of life! I have enjoyed and loved each and every one of your articles on HP's and have also enjoyed your NF site. (I may have told you before, I'm having trouble accessing it from my google acct. for some reason...same w/the Kat's Tale and I'm an administrator on that site!!!?

Always always glad to see you and hear from you and this hub is a wonderful look into the life of Maria Jordan. A fantastic life it is, too!

Much love and luck to you...I shall continue to battle w/google to become an active member of NF!!

UP Awesome, Useful, Interesting and Beautiful...just like you!!


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Pamela,

Thank you ever so much for being the first pal to stop by and offer such a supportive comment. I greatly admire your work as both a nurse and a writer. It's wonderful how "we find each other" in a virtual community as well. How cool is that!

Have a great day, mar.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Maria -Keep the writing coming. You have a gift and you are one busy lady.

Congrats to Pamela for winning the writing contest!

The Frog


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Now I am crying happy tears. You are so loving and compassionate. I wish everything wonderful for your life. Hyph


writer20-Joyce 5 years ago

Great happy hub. Keeping up the happy writing.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I also meant to say that I am visiting NF and might be asking to join soon. I will subscribe to your newsletter.


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Car51 5 years ago

Congratulations on your 20th hub! May your writing bring you happiness and fulfillment!


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

bluestar,

Your comment is as lovely as you! How beautiful to see "you" on your avatar-- love it! Thank you for your neverending friendship and support, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Lucky,

Thank you for your fabulous comments! You have a way of making me feel very special and I appreciate that, dear friend. Your writing has definitely inspired me these last few months.

I have written you an e-mail. We'll try to figure out the google snafu so you can become a member of NF. Have a peaceful night, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Mr Frog,

You inspire me with your every "ribbit" and I thank you for your motivating words!

I join you in congratulating Pamela for winning the Hub contest on a subject close to a nurse & daughter's heart!


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Sweet Hyph,

I surely didn't mean to make you cry! Thank you ever so much for being you. How I love the passion you put behind all of your stories- true messages from your soul.

I appreciate you checking out NF and my Newsletter. I am always grateful for your feedback. Love you, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Thanks for stopping by, writer20- Joyce. I value your feedback very much.

Have a great evening, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Car51,

You haven't missed one Hub in 20, and I cannot thank you enough for your amazing support! Always, mar.


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

mar did you get a post from me? If so and you didn't want to post it ok but with the funny things going on i'm not sure if you got it?


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

What a great and wonderful hub, keep up the awesome writing !

Vote up !!!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Mar, I love your easy flowing style of writing, congratulations on your 20 hubs, and I look forward to many more.

Thank you for sharing your busy and amazing last few months with us, and I will check out your website.

My best wishes to you and happy writing:-)


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hi Mar,

Ooops, I accidentally unfollowed you, don't want to do that. Hit the wrong button lol.

Congratulations on reaching your 20 milestone . . . you are an inspiration to all of your fans and no doubt, everyone else you come in contact with throughout your journey. It sounds like you are doing well and I am so happy to hear that. I will check out NF, etc. Best wishes always & big hugs too,

Sharyn


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well you represent all that is good and wonderful about hubpages Saint Mar , lol, and I really think you must be a hubangel of some kind because you certainly write like one!~

lake erie time 9:54pm


september girl 5 years ago

Wow, I admire all you have done and what you are. Nursing is a hard field and takes a lot of passion with commitment to be one. I feel honored to know you. : ) Thanks for sharing your experiences with us! I wish you everything you hope for from your heart and that it proves to pan out as you would want it too. I will definitely check out your link as well. Great hub! Up and awesome!


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Dear Heart: Thank you for thinking about me, and congratulations for receiving The Hub Nugget Award. You are a fine writer, and a wonderful teacher, and professor. Always remember that God decides when we should live, or die, so do not be too troubled in your work. I am sure you conduct yourself like and angel, and so do other nurses do to. But God is in charge, and always decides who will get well, and who will not. Sometimes God wants some of us to meet him in Heaven sooner. God Bless You Dear Heart.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Good Morning, Alastar,

I just happened upon this and several other lovely comments from friends (I do usually get notified?) but none other from you. I always welcome your visits and hope all is well in your world!

Have a wonderful day, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Thank you so much kashmir56. It is always a pleasure when you stop by!

Hope you are doing well, mar.


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Good morning to you Nurse mar. Congrats on your 20th Hub and efforts with the website and newsletter. Had this really nice comment for you the other day that didn't post up here for some reason darn it. But you know I think the world of you. Thanks so very much for all you do Ginger, your the coolest one on the island...lol! XO


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Movie Master,

I am very grateful for your sweet remarks! Thanks for checking out my website as well, as I will be looking forward to catching up soon with your work as well.

Have a fabulous day, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Hi Sharyn,

As it is not "dusk", I do appreciate you having the time to stop by (LOL)! Thank you for your neverending friendship, support and virtual giggles, which I have come to greatly love!

Would love to see you on NF as you have the time and have a lovely day, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

ex-nay with the "lol" or you will blow my cover!! But seriously, I am beet red at this accolade and will have to try about 100% harder to meet your angelic expectations!

epi, you are a honey and may you have a serene and wonder-filled day, mar!


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

september girl,

It is wonderful to meet you! Thank you so much for your gracious remarks. I will greatly look forward to reading some of your work as well.

Take good care of yourself, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

stars439,

Your words are filled with wisdom and comfort, as usual.

Thank you for always being a supportive inspiration to me, whether through reading your beautiful work or your precious comments to me.

Have a blessed day, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Ahoy Alastar!

Thanks for keeping the dream alive! One day all of us will be writing from Gilligan's Island! Sign ups are currently being accepted (Ginger is obviously taken, sorry Lucky and Annette!) I hope you can resolve your Hub issues, sir, and thanks for your comments as ever, mar!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

So true marcoujor: We never know what positive (or negative) impact we make on others. The essense is to be true to ourselves as well as to others, and we must always be willing to learn from each other. As you’ve said, others teach us how/what to be or not to be. But so strange, those who teach me how/what not to be, may very effectively teach the opposite to somebody else. Life has phases – during our (emotional) baby phase we may/can do what we may not do in our adult phase. Moral is, we should never stop growing, and we should never judge and condemn others... Just report them to the appropriate Department of Justice :))

I enjoyed your newsletter, and I do hope all serious fiction writers will join Novelty Fiction.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Whenever you do find a chance to share your wonderful hubs with us, you will find your fellow hubbers waiting to indulge!


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Martie,

Thank you ever so much for your insightful comment. I totally agree with you on all counts! Your support and friendship means the world to me.

Have a wonderful day, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Dexter,

Of all your avatars, I love to see your beautiful face best of all. I was moved to tears by your tender remark. I'm so glad epigramman brought us together.

Have a peaceful day, mar.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A great hub and thank you for sharing.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

Holistic class? That's awesome! Wish I could join. :( Sounds like you are a busy lady, keep up the hard work and honorable goals, Mar. Voted up and awesome. You are truly an inspiration.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Eiddwen,

I always love a visit from you, my friend. Thank you for your kind words.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Lovely, Miss Kitty,

You are always welcome in my class! You may even wear your Sookie costume if you wish (LOL).

I seriously do appreciate your very fine comments and please take good care, mar.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

You re a great inspiration to me and many others out there. Keep up the good work. Be blessed.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Your comment humbles me, kind sir, and I thank you.

May you have a blessed day as well, mar.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

I knew you were strong and wise, especially after reading about your ordeal. Congratulations on your hub award! You are one of the most positive hubers I've met here, always the nurturer. You can be bossy? Impossible...


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

AAZ,

I do not appreciate you attempting to make "me" blush (LOL)! Please continue to believe the impossible where I am concerned and know how much I appreciate your friendship on HP. Thank you for your congrats/ kind words and have a fabulous weekend, mar.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Well, get ready to get severely upset. You opened the bottle, now the genie has been let out. Get ready to gush. The pleasure is mine.

Augustine


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

AAZ,

Now I am picturing "I Dream of Genie", so thanks for that visual, as well as your sweet words.

Hope you are OK from "Irene" and have a good day, mar.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well I've come back to revisit a classic and celebrate once again your fabulous milestone of 20 hubs - and now 21 - and remember it's quality not quantity - and my friend you are not only a quality writer but a quality human being too and always bring out the best in everyone who is graced by your presence including this humbled epi-man.

I sincerely hope you've had a safe happy and productive summmer my friend as it closes now with the end of august and lake erie time 10:54pm as I toast this beer to your health and happiness - ontario canada


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Thank you, my dear friend, epi.

I raise this AM my coffee cup to you as the sun is shining and all is well. Thank you for making this summer so delightful as I have gotten to know you through your plethora of poetry. You are an inspiration and a true gentleman!

Have a lovely week and "see" you in September, mar!


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

Hey, Nurse Mar. This is off topic, but any advice on how I can get into my local RN program? I have a cumulative 3.6, have all prereqs and general courses done, and have had all A's in human anatomy classes and B's in microbiology and I've been rejected from the program 3 times now. I don't know what else I can do, I've talked to counselors, etc. and they don't have any advice for me except for to "keep my fingers crossed"!


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Hi Kitty,

We surely need wonderful nurses and you are truly a sweetheart! A GPA of 3.6 is "awesome" and I cannot imagine a university rejecting you. Besides keeping your fingers crossed, can you ask the admissions office specifically what is prohibiting your acceptance? Please e-mail me if I can help you with any specifics at all. You are worth the investment and never give up, mar!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

You are such a great hubber to follow and also a great person that I am proud to call my friend.

Your hubs are always amazing and I love them.

Take care my friend and well done on your milestone. very well deserved praise from all.

Eiddwen.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Eiddwen,

Thank you ever so much for this beautiful comment. I am proud to call you my friend, for you are truly beautiful inside and out.

Hope all is well and please take care, mar.


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Dear Mar,It's a Great Hub, thank you for sharing. You are a wonderful writer, no matter which one I read I say to myself Wow, that's so good! I love your writings, you have an Excellent writing style. And you are a wonderful person too and this I can tell for sure. Believe me I am your great admirer and I pray to God to keep you well and make all your dreams come true.

Take care and keep writing my dear.

With all Best Wishes,

Kamalesh

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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Kamalesh,

This is one of the sweetest comments I have ever received, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I think you are a true gentleman, and I pray that you have the very best in life always.

Have a beautiful and peaceful day, mar.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

I came here through Sunnie Day's Pen to Page feature article about you and am so glad I did. Am signing up as a follower as I was so touched by your life story and your writing style in this hub. It is so easy to "preach" at others, much harder to teach by example, which I can see that you humbly try to do. I believe that wise teachers learn as much from their students as their students learn from them.

And life itself is the greatest teacher of all if we're willing to grow through our most painful challenges.

Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Happyboomernurse,

Thank you for making my acquaintance through Sunnie's blog. I read your inspiring introduction today on "Pen to Page" and loved it.

It is awesome to see both you and Sunnie making such a difference, as retired nurses and writing with so much passion, experience and knowledge.. I am looking forward to reading much more of your writing, mar.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

God Bless You in your work as a nurse and as a nursing professor. I can think of hardly any more noble profession. I enjoyed reading this Hub. Thank you!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

I believe everything happens for a reason Mar. I know your day jobs keep you busy, plus writing, that is a lot. I am sure whatever you decide, will be fine. Mar, I may be just 28 but I have learned a lot in my few years due to a rough life. I say listen to your heart. Why? Your heart never lies and always knows the right way to go. I like keeping a busy schedule cause my mind is off everything else. Your work and comments have always been professional. Your consideration, thoughtfulness, your spirit, you have such great qualities. It has been great getting to know you. Always a fan.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

James,

I am actually just coming in from a class and am thrilled to read your wonderful comment. It is heartwarming to hear such beautiful words about the Nursing profession from you.

A million thanks for stopping by and hoping you have a peaceful night, mar.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

thelyricwriter,

Thank you very much for your generous comment. It seems we have both learned some powerful life lessons, despite our age difference. I am greatly enjoying learning from you through your excellent writing.

Hope you are haing a great week and take care, mar.


stessily 4 years ago

mar, Beautiful photo of Aunty Baby with the question, "What's waiting around the corner?" Whatever it is, Aunty Baby will meet it and greet it with joy; if it's bad, Aunty B will rise above it and possibly dissipate it with kindness; if it's good, Aunty B will flow with it and spread it around.

I love people who practice what they teach.

Kind regards, Stessily


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Dear Stessily,

Thank you for your visit and sweet words about Aunty Baby. I'm glad you appreciate her picture, as I happen to think she is quite photogenic...!

You are someone who practices what they teach/ write as well.

Many hugs to you this evening, mar.


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Nurse Mar and Sista,

Practicing what you teach is an awesome piece. So like you to encourage and fortify others through your classes and your life experiences. To coin your phrase, you are a "heart writer".

So glad to find this one today. Inspirational!

Hugs from

Peg


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Dear Sista Peg,

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment. It truly means alot from someone I both respect and love so much.

Have a great night and SYS at the Cafe. Love, Maria


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Thank you for sharing this hub! I don't know how I missed it the first time around! It's a pleasure to get to know you all over again!:))


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

It's sheer pleasure reading this! As you may know mar, I'm a Doc who also teaches post grad doctors - I love sharing concepts from the hubs and very humbled when the students are delighted with the resultant lessons and workshops. Many have started writing themselves... As I read your experiences it makes me so happy that I'm not on my own in using the hubs as a launching pad for ideas and am equally humbled by the many here who support and indulge me.

Of course having read your first hub, your journey is all the more poignant, fellow professor!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Dear Linda,

Thank you for your heartwarming comment and the support/ friendship you always show to me. That means the world.

I need to get to The Land of Sunshine soon and see what I have been missing as I am so behind in my reading.

Love you, Maria


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Dear Mohan,

It is beautiful to learn more and more of our similarities. I thank you so much for sharing this hub and for making such an inspiring remark. To me, you have highlighted the true joy I get from my work.

Have a peaceful day and will be in touch soon.

Hugs, Maria


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

True friends never say goodbye. I am your friend....if you need to talk, reach out. I will not let you down.

love,

bill


Sannel 3 years ago

My beautiful angel, take as much free time as you need. Just know, your true friends will be waiting faithfully for your return. However, in the meantime, we will miss you tremendously!!!

My love and blessings to you.

Hugs,

Sannel


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Maria, lovely and dear friend.....it may not even be necessary for me to express my thorough understanding of your words, in terms of many of the decisions we come to make during our lifetime.

No one knows better what Maria feels she must focus on, at any given moment, than Maria does. I can appreciate the courage and contemplation it requires to choose amongst the many things we truly enjoy, the one or two that must be sadly placed on "hold" while ...as you so beautifully express......."We take time to breathe."

My thoughts of you and my love always, sweet Angel on Earth....Paula


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

It will be a bit like an eclipse of the sun, for your light to be directed elsewhere, Maria, but even the sun needs to regather its energy and light, to keep it strong and bright. I will miss you. I always so look forward to anything you have to say, in your own hubs and in insightful comments.

I was amazed when I realized that this hub was actually written way back when you were a newbie hubbie. I just celebrated my 3rd year here this March. I regret it took so long to cross paths with you, but that's the natue of HP. It was when my beloved Michael came on and began to circulate that you visited his hubs and I found a dear and valued friend in you - - one of the notorious 'sistas'. It's been a delightful romp with deeply meaningful moments ever since.

So - go and restore all your rays of light and energy and enjoy every moment of the vacation!

By the way - when you remaster the art of deep breathing, bring it along when you return to us. The "prana" - the breath of life, which is an actual physical breathing that "gets there" to replenish our whole beings - is available to anyone to be mastered and practiced, any time, any place, any situation. Several little physical exercises help it happen. Just expect it and enjoy it.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, my precious heart of a friend, Maria,

I just wanted to let you know how much you have inspired me, encouraged me, blessed me and loved on me as a true friend, and I will consider you my friend forever in this lifetime.

You're the best ever. And I am so glad to have met you via HP. I understand completely about pursuing other endeavors as the Lord has revealed to me some areas of my life that need addressing right now too (so I will not be on HP, except popping in now and then to answer comments, etc), and plus I am working on a novel I started many years ago, as well as a series of children's books, which I hope one day will be published.

I know many will miss you here, as you are a great role model, in my mind, as to how writing should be here on HP, great and of the highest quality, which you have gone above and beyond. I respect the person you are and your great writing abilities very much, and love you too.

God bless you. In His Love Always and Forever, Faith Reaper


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh Mar, my eyes are overflowing. I will miss you. I have been feeling the same way. I need to take time off from HP, so many are leaving. I think we all are suffering burn-out. I know we will keep in touch via email. I love you my sweet friend......


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Maria. I will miss you my dear

I understand how you feel

I am taking time off myself. Blessings

Debbie


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snakeslane 3 years ago from Canada

Mar, Close your eyes and turn your face to the sun. Let it warm you. Feel the warmth on your face. Then ever so slowly (with your eyes closed) look up at 12 o'clock and move your eyes around the clock slowly. Once around and back again. And just breathe! An instant relaxation tecnique I learned a very long time ago. I think it's Yoga, not sure. I should practise what I preach! Now, here's hoping we get some sun...


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Maria I understand the need to step back and 'breath' now and then.

You will be sorely missed but know that we will be here waiting and eager for your return.

Thank you for your support, your inspiration and your friendship but mostly for just being you. I have been blessed to know you.

Love and hugs my dear friend


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MickeySr 3 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

"Until we meet again, I wish you peace, happiness and creative expression"

I'm confused; it seems you're taking a bit of a leave of absence from HubPages, but wasn't the above quote from 19 months ago? Your note to me mentions a time frame and states "I will be back" . . . did you update this Hub and are on the verge stepping away from HubPages a bit? I'm sorry, I'm terribly thickheaded - are we to be without our dear, and lovely, Maria for awhile . . ? . . say it ain't so!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

MM, Have you returned yet? It's been a few hours! Oh, a few weeks!?!?I'll hold the fort down for you. Well, I'll try my best to! :)


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

geez...it took me so long to get down to the bottom of the comments - that i wonder if you're back yet? LOL..

You know you have my support - always - and i will be here if you need someone to talk to..

i'll also be there...and over there too...sooo...

keep in touch if you want/need to - i will be! It's time for a little self-pampering Maria - give yourself permission to indulge!

Nobody deserves it more!


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Lucky Cats 3 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Love you, Mar...and I am sure glad I happened upon this hub...you have always been a wonderful inspiration, a loving woman and a good friend...who also has such amazing talent and such a sense of love for your friends and for the human race....animals, too! I wrote an email to you....and I certainly understand the need to take a vacation from online life....Loveya' Kathy


Vickiw 3 years ago

Hi My dear Maria, how could I have come to know you so well in such a short while? I think your soul somehow transcends your writing. Like others, I will miss you, but so look forward to your return. Please look after yourself, take it easy and be refreshed whenever you decide to come back to us.


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Happyboomernurse 3 years ago from South Carolina

Hi Maria,

You continue to be my mentor, inspiration and friend, plus a great example of one who practices what she teaches!

May this time out for personal reflection, respite, self care and to tend to personal matters be just what you need for renewal, growth, peace and love.

I'm sure your writing here on HP will be super-charged with new passion and energy when you publish your next hub sometime in the future.

Sending Hub Hugs & Love,

Gail


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Our lives are always so busy that there is so little time just for our selves. I wish you all the best and hope you get back to HP soon. Missing your smiling face around here and looking forward to reading your hubs in the future. Love and hugs.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

This is what I have admired in you since the beginning, Maria my precious sista - your ability to maintain balance with all matters in life. Rest does not mean 'doing nothing', but doing things that are not part of our daily routine. Enjoy your break. Come back rested and refreshed :) In the meanwhile we'll hold the fort :)


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Dearest Bill, Sannel, Paula, Nellieanna, Faith, Ruby, Debbie, Snakeslane, Rosemary, Mickey, Linda, Leslie, Kathy, Vicki, Gail, Rasma, and Sista Martie.....

Each of you hold a very special piece of my heart, I hope you know that.

I am always here and I wish you peace, happiness & much love, mar.


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MickeySr 3 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

. . . but especially me, right?

Seriously, was this from some time ago and you're already back with us, or are you currently on leave for a bit?


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Maria, whatever it is you are going through, I am here for you. You have my email address. Use it whenever you want to talk.

Lots of Love,

Sha


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

From my Perspective, I am feeling the need for some balance and realignment. Mickey, I know you will keep everything in very good order in my absence...although I have some feelers out to make sure (LOL).

Thank heavens for good friends like the two of you. Hugs, mar


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PegCole17 12 months ago from Dallas, Texas

Came back by to refresh my memory on your wise words and to listen to a tune by the great Willie Nelson. Love this evergreen hub.


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Sunshine625 12 months ago from Orlando, FL

Hi MM, We could all use a reminder to practice what we teach...especially me! Thank you for sharing your words of wisdom. XO


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marcoujor 7 months ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Dear Peg and Linda,

Thanks for your patience as I realized how long it's been since I've checked in with my comments on HP... :(

Love you both and hoping you are enjoying a peaceful Spring day, Maria


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always exploring 7 months ago from Southern Illinois

I saw this notice and couldn't resist reading this once more. As I was strolling down to comment, I felt a loss, so many of the original hubbers are gone, and I do miss them as well as you. So glad Mike is still writing his wonderful stories. Have a great day. much love and admiration.


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marcoujor 5 months ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Sorry to just be seeing this, dear Ruby...I also feel that HP is no longer what it was...sad but I've made lifetime friends like you... Love ya, mar

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