Burn the White Flag

It was a Sunday morning, the light streaming in through the blinds as I lay in bed trying to do some work on my laptop to catch up after a busy week of physical therapy, school commitments, toddler wrangling, and feeling unwell. I was listening to a playlist on Spotify called “Happy Folk” as I […]

Operation ME: Change Starts with Me


“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” -Voltaire This quote was emailed to me today. It was a random newsletter, yet the quote was pertinent. Because I like learning about people and the reasons why certain historical figures are quotable, I turned to Wikipedia. I’ve read some of his writings, but I didn’t […]

Monday Motivation: Your Mood and How to Improve It

Last week was full of ups and downs, but if there’s one pattern to be noticed, it’s that working out while I was down lifted my mood back up. Source: fitsugar.com via Heather on Pinterest   According to WebMD, “Improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular physical activity. When you exercise, your body […]

Monday Motivation: Are you the master of your fate?

Last week, I shared a short poem from The Grey that I found motivating. One of my readers responded with another thought-provoking poem. I liked it so much that I thought I’d share it with all of you. INVICTUS by William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from […]

Monday Motivation: Once More Into the Fray

Once more into the fray Into the last good fight I’ll ever know Live and die on this day Live and die on this day This little four-line poem was in a movie called The Grey with Liam Neeson. I saw the movie in theaters, and when these four lines were spoken, I got goosebumps. […]

Monday Motivation: Focus

This week’s Monday Motivation is something I am working on – focusing on the possibilities instead of on the problems.  Within each problem lies an opportunity to make a change for the better.  Don’t like your weight?  Time to start exercising and eating clean.  Not enjoying your current routine?  Change it up.  Try a new […]

Monday Motivation

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Before you can move forward, you gotta remember where you’ve been

Beautiful motivation to stay awake

With two days to go until the Virtual Run/Walk for Narcolepsy, it occurred to me that I’ve neglected to share MY story…. I’ve been a sleepy person as long as I can remember. My parents were divorced and lived three hours apart, meaning we had to make weekend trips once a month to go visit […]

Monday Motivation

Source: Uploaded by user via Heather on Pinterest     I’ve always believed that destiny isn’t something that just exists. You must create it. I am hard at work these days, trying to create mine.

Monday Motivation: Strength Times Two

Last week’s theme was strength. Because I feel it’s THAT important, I’m making it this week’s theme as well. Plus, it’s what I really need right now as I battle some tough waters in the sea of medication side-effects and trying to get back into running again. Source: fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net via Heather on Pinterest This is […]