So Over Weight & Cleva (Narcolepsy Poem) by Shelly Bell

Shelly and I follow each other on Twitter.  When she shared this poem with me, I knew I had to share it with the rest of the community. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRn5HnfyTVc Thank you, Shelly, for writing this powerful message that so many of us can relate to in one way or another.   “Sometimes ya gotta get alright […]

Interview with Julie Flygare, Author of “Wide Awake and Dreaming” Plus A Chance to Win A Signed Copy of Her Book

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Browsing through the reviews 47 reviews already left on Amazon (and kicking myself for not leaving one of my own yet), I noticed some common themes from those who have read Julie Flygare’s “Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy.” One such theme was that for people with narcolepsy, reading can be a challenge. I […]

Operation ME: Change Starts with Me

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“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 […]

Attitude Adjustment

Source: google.com via Pamela on Pinterest     In my last post, I mentioned that I’ve been having a bit of a regression of sorts. The term I used was a “sickly, sleepy, slob” to be exact. I’ve been in a better place compared to where I’m at now. I’ve felt better. As frustrating as […]

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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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.