Inspirational Message

Today is International Happy Day. Be Happy! Here is How!

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Five Tips for Happiness by Laura Posada


1. Be your number one fan and love yourself no matter what
For other people to start appreciating you, you have to value and appreciate yourself first. Once you discover how much you’re worth everyone else will see it.

2. Forgive and move one, leave the past behind
Holding grudges and resentment holds you back from achieving happiness. You can’t change the things that happened in your life, but you can decide how you interpret and respond to them. Don’t cling to negative feelings, you need to let go in order to move forward.

3. Be in control of your mind! Remind yourself every day you are strong and stay positive
A positive attitude and mindset attracts success. Reinforce positive thoughts and behaviors and don’t focus on the negative. Tell yourself you are doing a great job at work, raising your children or whatever you do. Appreciate your hard work and remind yourself you can achieve anything you want.

4. Stop thinking and start doing, lose fear
See challenges as stepping stones to overcome your fears and obstacles. Many times we don’t do the things we want because of fear of failing. Understand that failing is learning and an opportunity to improve and do better next time.

5. Appreciate the journey and enjoy life. Choose happiness, you deserve it
In order to find happiness you have to find balance in your life, find time for yourself and discover what fulfills you. Those who believe don’t deserve happiness will sabotage their own efforts to achieve it. Remind yourself every day the steps you need to take to achieve the happiness you deserve.

PBS brings you great Latino themed programming for July!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

INDEPENDENT LENS “Biblioburro”

Short listing: This is the story of a librarian — and a library — like no other. Luis Soriano spends his weekends bringing precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of a poor and violence-ridden province in Colombia. As Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat, his library-on-hooves carries an inspirational message about education and a better future for his country.

Long listing: “Biblioburro” is the story of a librarian — and a library — like no other. A decade ago, Colombian teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of a poor and violence-ridden province. As Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat, his library on hooves carries an inspirational message about education and a better future for Colombia. His efforts have attracted worldwide attention — and imitators — but his story has never been better told than in this heartwarming yet unsentimental film.  Download press materials here:  http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/p/POV/2405-Biblioburro-The-Donkey-Library.aspx

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Lost in the Amazon”(repeat) Short listing: A modern day quest to find the truth behind one of exploration’s greatest mysteries: What happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett who went looking for a city of gold —  the Lost City of “Z” —  in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? Long listing: A modern day quest to find the truth behind one of exploration’s greatest mysteries: What happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett who went looking for a city of gold — the Lost City of “Z” — in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? New archaeological digs, the science behind the discovery of “newly found” jungle cities and clues collected over the years reveal the fate of Fawcett. The program unravels the truth of what really happened to Fawcett, and shares surprising finds that are causing experts to re-think the image of a pristine uninhabited Amazon rainforest: a place that before Columbus, may have had large populations living in sophisticated towns and cities. Fawcett may have actually discovered these ruins fueling his fervor to find the city of gold. The myth becomes reality! Download press materials here:  http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/s/SECRETS-OF-THE-DEAD/1102-Lost-in-the-Amazon.aspx

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

NOVA “The Great Inca Rebellion” (repeat)

Short listing: The first NOVA/National Geographic Television special goes to an impoverished suburb of Lima, Peru, where an ancient cemetery crammed with mummies is excavated by Peruvian archaeologist Guillermo Cock. In a truly startling find, he discovers corpses that differ from all the rest.

Long listing: They have been hastily buried and disfigured by multiple, appalling wounds and fractures. Forensic experts help to determine that these remains are victims of a battle that pitted club-wielding Inca warriors against Spanish cavalry. The forensic evidence may be a decisive clue that helps explain a long-standing mystery about the Spanish conquest of Peru. How, in 1532, did a tiny band of Spanish soldiers crush the mighty Inca Empire, then the most powerful civilization in the Americas? Were the conquistadors’ obvious advantages – steel arms, gunpowder and horses – the key to their success, as is generally supposed? Or were disease and civil war more significant factors that were downplayed by the invaders? By uncovering new evidence from the Lima cemetery, NOVA and National Geographic reveal the untold final chapter of the conquest: not the Spanish walkover familiar from well-known accounts, but rather a protracted and complex war of astonishing brutality that almost led to the Spanish losing their precarious foothold in the Andes.  Download press materials here:  http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/n/NOVA/3409-The-Great-Inca-Rebellion.aspx

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

“Aztec Massacre” (repeat) Short listing: This episode paints a new picture of the violent relations between the Aztecs and the conquistadors and rewrites much of what we thought we knew about the Aztec civilization.

Long listing: Throughout recent times, historians have believed that when the Spanish conquistadors arrived in Aztec territory in the 15th century, they were welcomed as returning light-skinned gods by the Aztecs, who put up little resistance to their conquest. But now, a new find outside of Mexico City is turning history on its head. The discovery: more than 400 bodies, many of which show signs of having been mutilated and even eaten. More important, more than 40 of the bodies appear to be European, indicating that the Aztecs not only resisted the invaders, they sacrificed them to their gods, pulling their still-beating hearts from chests and stringing their heads (along with the heads of their horses) on wooden skull racks for public display. Exploring the archeology of the site, the forensics of the bones and beautiful but grotesque codices that document the events, this program paints a new picture of the violent relations between the Aztecs and the conquistadors and rewrites much of what we thought we knew about the Aztec civilization.  Download press materials here:  http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/s/SECRETS-OF-THE-DEAD/701-Aztec-Massacre.aspx