Do You Belive In Soul Mates?

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Do you believe in soul mates? Do you believe that there is some one, some where out there in this world that is meant to be with just you? Do you think that the one you’re with is your soul mate? The question is, how do you know? When will you know, does everyone have a soul mate or do some people pick a mate based of common ground, because they don’t believe they will find their soul mate so they settle.

How do you know that’s the one? The one true love of your life. What about the people who have been married more than once, they thought at one time in their relationship that their partner was the one and they end up not being the one. Were they soul mates or was it a time in passing until the one finally came.

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Relationships are not easy and many struggle with finding the ONE. The question is though what is the ONE, is it the one you can not live without, is it the one who you are completely on the same page with, your always in sync. Your deeply madly in love. Is that what your soul mate is to feel like, you can’t live with out them.

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Can you have more that one soul mate threw out your life, as we change and want different things as we age and mature our tastes our likes and dislikes change, what we want out of life changes. I know for certain I’m not the same woman I was when I was twenty. And I’m not the same person I was when I was thirty. So what we are looking for in a spouse changes as well. Our experiences also change what our wants are and how we want to live our life. What we are willing to sacrifice in a relationship and what we will not tolerate.

I look back on my past and think I can only say there was one person who I could truly say would have been my soul mate, but for unforeseen circumstances we had not been able to see threw the relationship. I believe if he was still here to this day he and I would still be happily married, all these years later. He passed away when we were just teenagers, he had just graduated High school but didn’t even make it to his graduation. He was a great man who knew me inside and out, he was the man who I could see having a long life with.

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I’m currently very happy in my life, I have a great family who I care for deeply and friends who I may not see all the time but when we do we can pick up where we left off.

I believe men and woman can be friends with out any attachments. I have many male friends, some I have known since grade school.

Will I find my soul mate, maybe some day but, for now I will continue to live my life with my dog and live with no regrets.

SO my question is, Do you belive you found your soul mate?

Tonia

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Travel

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With the weather so cold and snowing here in Ontario Canada, I thought I would repost about TRAVELLING. I have since been on other trips. I drove 18 hours to Myrtle Beach and as I now have a small dog. I wanted the warm weather but she was still to young to leave her with anyone. So I went to the closest place that was the warmest, and that was Myrtle Beach South Carolina. I will add pictures at the end of the blog as to keep it in sync with the older one, I hope you enjoy.

Whereever your heart leads you to travel to I hope that you have an amazing time. Traveling is a great way to relax and enjoy life. Be safe and stay safe. 

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 How do you relax? Do you love the sun, sand, and crystal blue waters of the ocean or do you enjoy downhill skiing in the mountains. Or do you enjoy going on a Safari in Africa or the out backs of Australia, or maybe you would love the cobble stone streets of Italy or Greece.

Nothing feels better than knowing your getting on a plane and heading out of the bitter cold winters of your town. Your body then begins to relax when you know you are heading out of the every day grind. Knowing that soon you will be putting you toes in the white sand or strapping on your ski’s to fly down a mountain.

Your mind, body and soul then relaxes. The tension of the past months begin to fade away. Everyone needs a vacation and time to unwind, its great for your health and soul.

I love to travel to the crystal clear waters of the Ocean. I have been many places and plan to go to many more places. I try to travel once a year. It’s a time I can turn off my phone, and relax the mind. I love to get up early sit by the water and take in the quiet sounds of the ocean. The smell of the salt water. I enjoy taking a long walk on the beach with my favourite music playing in my ears. Having no place to go but the to grab a cold drink, and a bite to eat. Talking to new people and speaking with the people of the resort getting to know their story.

I do not take it lightly that I have been able to travel. I think it’s a blessing that we are able to go and enjoy other islands and places. Being able to meet and become friends with people that we may have never met before. Being able to learn another culture or way of life is a great blessing that we are able to do.

I have had the privilege to have been able to travel to these countries and provinces. I have not listed the following to brag, I have listed it to state that Im a traveller and that I have seen how the poor under developed countries are and I have also seen the more well off  countrys as well.

 BERMUDA


CubaVaradero, Santa Maria, a lot


Dominican Republic a couple of times


JAMAICA

FLORIDA a few times as a child

  

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MEXICO a few times


 ARUBA

  

NEWFOUNDLAND a few times


NASSAU BAHAMAS

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I love going to Santa Maria Cuba it’s a 90 minute bus ride from Santa Clara and your 40 minutes on a cause way alone. The Island Santa Maria is a beautiful Island the people are amazing. It’s a very quiet Island, if you are looking to party and hang out this is not the Island for you. If your looking for relaxing and the most beautiful beach then this island is for you. The people that work on the resorts are all bused to and from work, the have there own man made, El Pueblo (the town)
I had the opportunity to travel to St. Martin and Aruba last winter, I loved both but I fell in love with Aruba. The resort had its own, Island that had two beaches on it, for family and adult only which have flamingos on the beaches. It’s the most beautiful thing that I had ever seen.

I loved Bermuda as well the colours of the houses when you are flying in, is amazing.

St. Martin was nice as well, it was a busy week of water sports and great fun. Touring around the island on jet skies was the high light of the week. Seeing all of the homes and the yachts that were docked in the harbours.

Being in any country is amazing and each come with their own experiences. If you travel often or have never been you should really try to take a vacation. It changes who you are and it’s memories that you will always have. 

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The drive was long but it was worth everything when we got there. The beach was beautiful and the weather was great. We had a suite with a full kitchen and dogs were welcome. It was a great week away with my mom and Ava. We stayed at The Oceana Resort and Spa in South Carolina

 

Tonia

LIFE AS WE SHOULD KNOW IT!

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Life as we know it, is a beautiful thing. Sometimes we take it for granted, I have recently read the post that the young girl had wrote that her parents posted after she past away. It was a great reminder that the things, that we worry about or fret about, really is not that important in the end. I myself have a certificate to work with people in palliative care and end of life. So, this letter really made me think. What would you do if faced with limited time? Does money really matter? Does beauty really matter? What matters is peace, love and dignity. Being able to tell the ones you love that you love them. Your not going to wonder in the end was I beautiful or not, your going to be thinking of all the beautiful things around you, that you want to take with you, the sun, the clouds the smell of the rain, the beautiful beaches you walked while you vacationed. The sun rising and setting. The way the air smelled after it rained, or the way the grass smelled after it was cut, that’s what’s beautiful in the end, NOT how beautiful you worked so hard to achieve. Don’t get me wrong it feels good to get dressed up and look good but in the end that’s not what your going to be looking back on.

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Any of the people who I have worked with who had been at the end of their life, let me tell you, money, beauty and awards and all the hours they spent at work is the last thing they wished they remembered.

I remember one man who was very ill, I will keep his name private, I remember he would hold my hand and spin my ring, he knew that was me, this was at his very last weeks and days he would do this as he was not speaking much at this time, but when he was speaking a little he said when he feels my ring he knew it was me and that, that was comfort to him. So in the very last days that’s all he would do, was spin my ring and rub the top of it when I was there. In some way it comforted me knowing that he knew I was there, even if he couldn’t say.

You see when we are at the end of our lives does it really matter how great we looked, the money we had, the nice car, the big house, all that does not matter in the end. What matters is the little things, so why not find our inner peace now while we are healthy and able to get out and find that. The next time you step outside whether the sun is shining, or the rain is falling, smell the rain, really feel the sun on your face, smell the grass that someone has just cut, be thankful that you are healthy to be able to do that, If your not in a healthy state remember that someone is always worse off than you, so take that extra breath, and stop to smell the roses.

If your walking along the beach don’t stop and take a picture of it, really take it in with your own eyes and put that memory in your mind for a day that you may really need it. Don’t pick that beautiful flower you see, keep it there for another person who may need to see it that day. Life is full of beauty stop and take a look around, smell the air, see the view and just be with the ones around you in that moment, because one day that moment will only be a memory.

I have attached the letter the young 27-year-old girl wrote. It is worth a read, it will make you think and dig deep into your soul. The link is at the bottom of the post.

If you haven’t said it today, tell someone how much you care and love them today they may be needing it.

I hope that each one of you find the time to reflect on your own life and see where you can find some time out in your day to be thankful for life and what this life means to you. So my question to you is how do you want to live the rest of your life?

http://tribunist.com/news/im-27-i-dont-want-to-go-i-love-my-life-heartbreaking-letter-written-by-young-woman-dying-of-cancer/?utm_source=MOH

THANK YOU

TONIA

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75 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

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WOW is all I can say, man is this woman a powerful woman and her words speak right to you and threw you. I have watched this woman since the day she aired her first show. She is a beautiful woman inside and out, she is strong and stands by her beliefs. I could sit and listen to everything she says. When she speaks she speaks truth.  And again, tonight she never let us down. Her poise, her beauty and her words spoke to an audience of men and woman standing up for equality and for men and woman around the world. TIMES UP!

YES Everyone Im talking about the one and only OPRAH

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Oprah Winfrey gave one of the most iconic speeches of all time at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards when she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

If you would like to read the whole speech I have attached the link. It’s worth checking it out

http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/a14776245/oprah-winfrey-speech-golden-globes-2018/

Even if your not a Golden Glob Award watcher her speech is worth reading or watching as you can watch it on line. This show tonight wasn’t about who wore what and who had the best dress and suits, yes people will be judging but tonight they chose to all wear black and stand. I think this is the best Golden Globes I have ever seen, and the fact they all wore black is one of the reasons. It was brilliant, the ladies beauty stood out more than eve, and the men looked ravishing dressed in black, it gives the saying MEN IN BLACK a whole new meaning.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and nominees, here is a link to all the winners.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/movies/golden-globes-winners-list.html?=ggnav

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if you were unable to watch the Golden globes I hope this post allows you to get a little bit of an inside look.

Unveiling Of The New 2009 Golden Globe Statuettes

Tonia

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To Wear or Not to Wear Clothes

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I recently followed another post in a group on Facebook that I belong to. I have a cute little Chorkie dog and the group is for people who love and have Chorkie dogs. The post got a little out of hand as the question put to the group was, about dressing up your pet in clothes. The views on the post ranged from outrage to supportive. Some agreed it was alright to dress them in coats when it was cold but anything else was ridiculous, to why would you ever dress them in anything that they have a fur coat no need, also saying its being abusive to make them wear clothes. To people dressing them up all the time. To those who dress then up all the time people had gotten nasty. I believe its to each their own.

I have a very small Chorkie dog who will be two in May. She weighs no more than four pounds. Its in her breed to shake, but more so when she is cold. I live in Canada where for example its -26 feeling -37 with the wind. The poor thing is frozen outside so she wears her pjs and a coat to keep her legs warm and body warm.

Ava does not fight me, on putting the clothes on, if she was causing an issue of me trying to put it on obviously I would not make her wear them. The warmer she is the longer she will stay outside to do her business.

SO my question to you all is What’s your take on dogs wearing clothes? Is it cute? Is it wrong? Or do you feel its to each their own preference?

Has Elsa from Frozen touched Niagara Falls

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I recently went to see the Falls in Niagara Falls, it has been extremely cold in Ontario and the falls has ben freezing over. The mist that comes off the falls is making it look like Elsa the frozen Queen from the movie Frozen has been there. Being that the Falls is one of the seven wonders of the world. It’s an amazing thing to see it when its beginning to freeze. It’s a very cold walk to go see them ad the wind and the mist is coming off the falls but if you can bare the cold temps its sure worth it.

The view is spectacular and the energy that surrounds the falls on any given day whether its summer or winter is always a great feeling to be down there. We had been there New Years Eve so it was extra special to ring in the new year in a place that so many come to see from around the world.

I also seen that CNN had also spoke of the falls and as well Fox News carried the story.

http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/02/19/pkg-niagara-falls-freeze-draws-tourist.wivb/video/playlists/mother-natures-wild-ways/

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Even if you’re not a fan of the cold weather and I for one am not, its still an amazing view to take in and for all of you who are not able to make it I have included some pictures. I have posted my own pictures as well as some others that are worth posting. Enjoy these magical photo’s of the falls. Welcome to Canada EH! 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Well another year has come and gone and what a year it was. I’m not one for setting new years resolutions, lets face it most people don’t keep them. I’m all for goal setting as I believe they work. Resolutions are things we need to work on, but goals are something that we work towards.

According to the dictionary

1.

a firm decision to do or not to do something.

“she kept her resolution not to see Anne any more”

2.

the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.

“the peaceful resolution of all disputes”

Goals are something we can achieve and be proud of what we accomplished when that mile stone has been achieved. I’m not saying new years resolutions are a bad thing, I just believe that too many are broken to fast. Goals

goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or a group of people envisions, plans and commits to achieve. People endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines.

Goals usually have deadlines what ever you think is an appropriate time line to reach that goal.

Goals make you accountable for your actions which make you want to reach them on time or before the time is up. What a feeling when you can say wow I reached my goal.

What are some of your GOALS and New Years Resolutions?

Are you a New Years resolution person or a Goal setter?

Which ever you are may your 2018 be filled with abundance of HAPPINIES, LOVE, AND PURE JOY. May the wind be at you r back to help you along and may sun shine on you to guide your way to a better and healthier 2018.

 

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I wrote this acouple of years ago, I thought I would re post it. Enjoy


Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome #cvsisarealthing

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CVS is a disorder that not many people have heard of, But when you have the illness, and you belong to a group of people who have it, or look after someone who does have it, you realize its more common than not. So why is it then that doctors have not heard of it or why do they seem to think that patients that come into the ER are drug seekers. This is disorder can be very debilitating, as well a person may not look ill all the time.

Please take a look and get to know what CVS is in the link below.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cyclic-vomiting-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028160

People who have this can range in age from infant to being diagnosed at an older age. People who have this feel very very alone, this illness is also an invisible illness as you can feel great one minute and then the next your feeling horrible. It can be very debilitating.

I started a Facebook group 6 years ago, https://www.facebook.com/groups/25359810136/ as I was very ill from this disorder myself. I started it to keep my friends and family up to date with my illness and now its has 3,533  members, people who suffer or they are supporting people who suffer or they are parents of children who have CVS. Having CVS myself I cant imagine being a parent and having to watch a child go threw this.


Im still trying to figure how so many people have this illness and doctors still are unaware of this disorder and are telling the patient that they are making it up or that they are anorexia/bulimia or that they are seeking drugs. This angers me. Why would anyone want to suffer such a disorder.


Im so glad that I started the group on Facebook it’s a great place for people to connect and not feel so alone. Whether it be the person who is suffering or a parent or loved one. Sometimes it brings tears to my eyes when I get a personal note from one of them telling me how this group have changed their lives and how they no longer feel alone.

I pray that each and every person who suffers this disorder are able to get a cure for this disorder and not just having to take medication to help with the symptoms. One may feel great and then all of a sudden get a really bad migraine or severe stomach aches or start to throw up for hours or even days at a time. Most people suffer severe migraines. Which cause vomiting as well.

I pray for each and everyone who suffers this horrible illness.


I have included some pictures of people who have allowed me to post on the blog. The group has many more pictures of people who suffer with CVS and there are thousands more.




This Illness may not be known by the public a lot of doctors but for the ones who do have it become frustrated to have to explain why they are ill a lot of the time.

I chose to blog about CVS to bring awarness to the public. I hope you learned something new that many suffer and when you see someone who may be under weight or ill all the time dont assume that they want to be this way or that they are making  themselves ill to be thin, maybe ask or dont assume that you know. Knowlege is powerful.

I’m also the administrator of the Facebook Page, mentioned in the above. If you do not suffer but would like to join please add yourself you will be more than welcome. Thank you for reading my blog and please   feel free to follow my blog.

Thanks again

Tonia Giles

Stand Up Paddle Boarding,

 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Whats your Hobby

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I wanted to find a hobby that I could really get into, one that I could do alone or do with others. I wanted to be able to go and get away. I took an interest in SUP. Stand up Paddle boarding. I wanted to try and use it before I purchased such a costly thing. What better way then when I was in St, Martin. I decided to get a lesson and try it out. Even though the waves were up I was told that’s the best time to learn when its wavy because if you learn in calm waters you will have a harder time when the waves pick up.

 

It was the best feeling going across the crystal clear blue waters. Looking back at the sandy white beach. Looking down and passing sea turtles. What a thrill it was, as well as being a very relaxing ride. I felt I was in my element and that I had found my new hobby.

Now the time came to research and look around at what would be the best board to fit my size and style. Not only did I have the issue of type of board, I also own a very small shot car that would only hold a certain length of board. As well I needed a board that wasn’t too heavy. As I would be the one lifting it up over my head to put on and off my car, so it needed to be a good weight.

After a lot of researching I decided to go look at a friends store that sold them. They found me a nice board with everything that I needed to make my new hobby soar. I found a board that matched the colour of my car as well. The board and car match perfectly. LOL

I drove off the lot the same day that I went to look at the boards.

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Fast forward another summer and I was able to purchase a trailer and found a spot on a calm lake that I’m able to paddle on. Its calm and relaxing. I also picked up myself a beautiful dog last summer as well and I have trained her to ride along with me on the board. I only take her out on nice days not too hot. Ava and I have had many rides on the board this past summer and I plan to go on many more rides this coming summer.

I find this hobby so relaxing just myself, Ava and to open waters of the lake. The best time to paddle I find is in the evening as the sun is going down and the lake is calm and the fishermen are out trying to catch the mornings breakfast. Listening to the loons calling for their mates.

I hope that whatever hobbies that you love to do, that you find your inner peace and solace in whatever you are doing. Take time to breath and meditate in anyway that suits your fancy.

 

 

THE FIT BIT CHARGE 2

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I have recently purchased the fit bit charge 2. I wasn’t too sure how I would like it or if I would find that it wouldn’t be useful to me. I was mistaken. I find it very useful. I’m not wanting it to lose weight, as I’m fit myself. I find it really helps me to keep track of my food intake to keep my weight on, and I love the sleep track. I also find the sleep tracker of great use, I didn’t think it would be of any help to know how I slept, but its shows you everything. How long you slept, how long you were in each sleep cycle, which lets you know how well your sleeping and how many times you wake up. You ask why is this so important, the same thing my mother asked me as well. Each stage of sleep does something different for you, physically and mentally.

I also love being able to keep track of daily food intake to make sure I’m getting the full amount of calories I’m to be getting in each day to maintain my weight. I also love the fact that it tracks how many steps I’m taking and encouraging me to get up and move.

Its amazing how a small gadget can keep you on track. I’m so glad I bought it, now that I know how handy it really is.

Now I’m looking to purchase a Hydrate spark water bottle that keeps you on track with your water intake. I for sure know that I do not drink enough water. Maybe having a bottle that flashes to tell me to drink more with help. I need all the help I can get. Lol please give me some feed back on the Hydrate Spark if you have one. Thank you.

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