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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Hello family!!!

This Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, embrace every dimension of us.

I always try to think about each one of us as a human, before race, or culture, or health issues, or all the other aspects of ourselves. It is not easy many times, of course, because we have a history, our journey, everything we have learned, all we see in media, etc, and that makes us assume something about a person.

I have been an honorary lesbian, an honorary woman, an honorary black woman, an honorary straight person, an honorary trans latine, etc etc, etc

What I've meant with this, is that at many events, conversation tables, literally I've been told I am an honorary guest, that for me, it means been accepted in the family, in the group, in the chat.

It is an honor when a person or a group opens their heart or doubts, or questions to me. For many, it is difficult to start a chat, approach someone, or simply and complicated been ourselves in front of others. So, when I feel accepted, or I see smiles reflecting back to me, or a touch, a hug, a business card, or a WELCOME to this event, especially when the focus is on a particular community, the moment is magical.

I've been at many zooms, or gatherings where I am sometimes the only man, or the only Latino, or the only gay person, etc, etc...and it can be scary, it can be amazing, or complicated, because YES, it's ME/YOU, our body with all the mixing what makes me Jesus Guillen, but also, the way society works, we are REPRESENTING all our parts in front of others who are different ( and of course, this difference at the end means we are EQUAL, but also accepting what makes us unique).

All I'm trying to say is: LET's CELEBRATE THIS MONTH OUR Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage, friends, allies, collaborators, and simply HUMANITY. As a Mexican, many might not know, that our indigenous background has also possibilities of Asian background. Even what has been known and found, it's that even our indigenous past music was more related to the notes used in Asian music than occidental melodies and sounds. Of course, that's another long conversation because most of it was destroyed, hum, the priests said it was music from the devil.

MORE THAN EVER WE NEED TO BE #Together

But, yes, at this moment, sending love, thanks, and healing energy to all my Asian American & Pacific Islander friends, allies, and in general THE COMMUNITY.

ALWAYS FIGHT FOR EACH OTHER, and for having a representation of the most possible colors of the rainbow at any event, group, and social media.

Anyone who wants to collaborate in a Zoom or an event, I am here. #Pain #Anxiety #Aging #LGBTQI #Isolation #Loneliness #Understanding ALL!

Affectionate me.

#equality #Inclusion #MentalHealth #Race #ethnicgroup #antistigma #againstageism #Hope

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Monday Meltdown

#Depression #Anxiety #Aging #Stress #Job
#HowYaDoing

I'm funked up. Too long to explain. Need to go back to work; cry break is over.

How yall doing?

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Vent on fears, depression, shame #Fear #Depression #Shame #Cancer #HealthCare #money #Aging

Trying to sleep Friday night on the couch so I can cry. worried my body is failing and so is my cancer treatment. Muscles and joints are stiff. Feel like ive aged10 years in last 6 months. Tired, mentally and physically. If I keep going until AprilI am told I can retire with full medicl benefits. Supposedly. I do not trust HR or my retirement management group. I fear my job, medical plan,and health, all ending within the first 6 months of 2024

I am going to try and sleep.
Reading Howl's Moving Castle.
Identifying with the heroine Sophie, who was enchanted https://to.turn into an old woman.

Gnight

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Just to vent/be heard #Aging

Watching our usual holiday movies gets harder each year since I was diagnosed with cancer. I realize most of our favorites involve someone dying of old age or illness or because of poverty. I'm now 64, 3 1/2 years into my diagnosis, and wanting to retire in the summer of 2024 because I can finally get retirement medical benefits. (We'll lose a lot of income, but this job is making my health worse--and I want days to devote to me, not this job that has stressed me for the last 10 years.)

Anyway,
My husband and I have collected DVDs of our favorite Christmas themed movies and over the weekends following Hallowen watch moviesand miniseries. The last 3 years, less so because I had weekend work orwas physically or emotionally tired.
And a lot of these movies have people dying. Or we look up favorite actorsand find out that they died. Often from old age or cancer--or both.
Just tired tonight. I've got one more week of work before Christmas break, with PET scan
on Thursday. (And a week's worth of worry over the holidays befor my oncology appointment on Jan 2.

My back is tired and I'm dehydrated. I'm going to listen to some BBC comedies until I can sleep.

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Distraction post 🎆 Happy 4th of July week!

Just a little reminder to take the necessary things to help each and every day!!🙂 Take a break, step outside, call a friend or family member, spend time with a pet, do a favorite hobby or craft!
Do something for you!

Have a safe and nice 4th of July!
#Anxiety
#Caregiving
#PTSD
#menopause
#Aging
#Stress

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Wishing you all a peaceful, fun, and safe Memorial day weekend! 😌❤️🇺🇸

Happy Memorial day! Thank you to all past and present who have served our great Nation! 🙏🇺🇸
#Caregiving
#menopause
#Anxiety
#Aging
#PTSD
#Stress

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Just a nice distraction post! 🤗 This is Marley, my sweet Cockapoo. She wishes you all a good day! 🌞

Take good care today of you! My wishes for a peaceful and relaxing Sunday! 💜🙂
#DistractMe
#Anxiety
#menopause
#Aging
#Caregiving

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Wellness Wednesday: Type 4 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Pre-diabetes, Gestational Diabetes….

These types of diabetes are well known to most of us.

Diabetes Type 3c, LADA, MODY, Neonatal...

Unless you have been diagnosed or know someone with these conditions, most people are unaware of them.

How about Type 4 Diabetes?

That's right, it's true.

Although Type 4 diabetes is not an official type, it is very close to becoming so.

In general, type 4 diabetes affects the elderly without a history of diabetes. The aging process can cause blood sugar levels and A1c numbers to rise.

A few studies have been done on this, but Healthline has provided a helpful guide that discusses type 4 diabetes and what to look out for.

Type 4 Diabetes: Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, and More

❓Have you heard of Type 4 Diabetes? Answer in the comments 👇🏾

#Diabetes #ChronicIllness #Aging #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

Type 4 Diabetes: Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, and More

Type 4 diabetes is not an official term, but research suggests it’s different from other types.
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