Happy Birthday Mom!

“In Tibet, we say that many illnesses can be cured exclusively by the remedy of love and compassion. These qualities are the ultimate source of happiness, and we need them in our inner most being.” – The Dalai Lama

Today, December 28th, is my birthday and my daughters made my birthday cake. They made a carrot walnut date cake from healthcontinuum.org. You can view the recipe here.

Not only is the cake delicious, but I am touched by the love and compassion that my daughters have shown on my birthday. Love and compassion are inherent to us all and it’s up to us to cultivate these traits.

Living with compassion alleviates suffering and promotes healing. It’s necessary to experience a full, happy and healthy life. It brings enormous benefits to those who give it and receive it.

Thank you Alexandra and Kristen!

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Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

9 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Mom!

  1. HI Julie,
    We tried to call several times to wish you Happy Birthday and a great New Year ! How special is that having both your daughters with you and John to celebrate your birthday. John and I love the photo and you look like one of the sisters!!!! Really.
    Love to all,
    Phyllis
    Mother-in-Law
    Grandmother
    Mother

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