February is for Lovers & Friends

Lets take this month to celebrate our partners & friends. Its Valentines, and the month my dad went to heaven in 2016, and heart disease awareness month, and the color of the month is red. Actually there is a lot of activities/causes that I am involved with & support coming up this month. So lets take a look…

Barby and her dad, Jim

Barby and her dad, Jim

February 2, 2018 – National Wear Red Day
February 4, 2018 – World Cancer Day
February 11 – February 17, 2018 – Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 17, 2018 – Random Acts of Kindness Day of Action)
February 18 – February 24, 2018 – National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
February 1 – February 28, 2018 – Black History Month, International Boost Self-Esteem Month

So here are a few facts to go with each cause:

#GoRedForWomen Heart Disease Awareness: Types – Coronary artery disease, High blood pressure, Cardiac arrest, Congestive heart failure, Arrhythmia, Peripheral artery disease, Stroke, Congenital heart disease, Cardiac Ischemia, heart valve failure #chronicpain #GenerationP #iPain

#WorldCancerDay #WeCanICan – A global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.

Observed on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. But lets take the whole week to share our kindness and the message, to help make the world a better place. #RandomActsOfKindness

National Eating Disorders Awareness – Join the conversation about food, body image, and exercise issues on social media with #NEDAwareness. Let’s bust myths, share our unique stories, and point people to support and resources. We have shareable graphics and sample messages to make it easy for you! Eating disorders are very serious and complex psychological diseases that cause grave social, emotional and physical harm when left untreated. It’s important that men, women, and teens living with eating disorders seek early diagnosis and treatment to avoid severe health complications later on.

Being part of a multicultural family – Black History Month is important to me; Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and in the Netherlands where it is known as Black Achievement Month. #BHM

International Boost Self-Esteem Month is a great one for me too… I love posting motivational quotes and sharing my positive attitude to help others do the same. Having a good self image and worth is so important…  Here are a few signs of Good Self-Esteem –

  1. – Be ok with making mistakes
  2. – Don’t use self-deprecating language
  3. – Have good posture, and hold your head high
  4. – Don’t take criticism personally
  5. – Take chances
  6. – Allow yourself to shine
  7. – Don’t put up with abuse or maltreatment from others

Here is wishing you the best month possible! With so much to share, celebrate, raise awareness of, I send you all blessings, love light, and peace! Hope is True, Barby


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  1. I enjoyed reading your article about “February is For Lovers & Friends”! It is exciting to see how many wonderful organizations you are participating in. Thank you for sharing these with us so that we can all participate. I also enjoyed learning more about International Boost Self-Esteem Month. I love reading your motivational quotes you share throughout the year. Thank you for sharing 7 signs of Good Self-Esteem. It can be hard to stay positive when we live with chronic pain. But I look forward to working on these. Thank you for inspiring us and being our #CheerleaderofHOPE! #HopeIsTrue #MakeADifference <3

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