Inspirational Quotes

i love sleep my life has the tendency to fall apart when im awake hemingway inspiring quote national sleep awareness week julie flygare project sleep

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”-Ernest Hemingway Happy Sleep Week! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week (March 2-9, 2014). This week, you can sleep in and wear your pajamas to work. Tell them I gave you permission!  ;-) Inspirational Quote #6: Inspirational Quote #7: Inspirational Quote #8: Inspirational Quote […]

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We may be RARE but we've got ROAR julie flygare narcolepsy spokesperson rare disease day 2014 global genes

“We may be RARE, but we’ve got ROAR.”-Julie Flygare Yes, I’m (awkwardly) quoting myself today. Happy Rare Disease Day! The rare disease community is a huge source of inspiration to me. Many struggles I thought were “only narcolepsy”, are quite universal for rare disease patients.  We have difficulty finding proper diagnosis. We have limited treatment options, which […]

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inspirational quotes change the secret to change is to focus all of your energy no on fighting the old but on building the new socrates

 “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates  Living with narcolepsy, my energy is limited. It’s important to prioritize carefully and not fight losing battles. What’s done is done. EVER ONWARD!  Inspirational Quote #13: Inspirational Quote #12: Inspirational Quote #11: Inspirational Quote #10: Inspirational Quote […]

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inspirational quotes julie flygare the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”-Apple Computers Thank you to my dear friend, Sunny Dietra in Florida for sending me this quote! 8-) Inspirational Quote #9 Inspirational Quote #10 Inspirational Quote #11 Inspirational Quote #12 Inspirational Quote #13 Check back for more quotes soon!

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inspirational quotes narcolepsy the thing that is really hard and amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself

“The thing that is really hardand really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginningto work on becoming yourself.”-Anna Quindlen Aw, how very true! We all strive for perfection at times. Yet, I try to focus my energy on developing my unique set of talents and skills – with compassion and without comparing myself to others. […]

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inspirational quotes in the end only three things matter how much you loved buddha inspring quote

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”-Buddha Inspirational Quote #11:    Inspirational Quote #12:  Inspirational Quote #13:     Check back soon for more inspiring quotes!

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inspirational quotes inspiring quotes potential quotes inner voice quotes if you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be

 “If you are always trying to be NORMAL,you will never know how AMAZING you can be.”-Maya Angelou Normal is BORING! Why narcolepsy is NOT NORMAL in the best way possible. More inspiring quotes coming soon! Inspirational Quote #12:               Inspirational Quote #13:

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inspirational quotes inspiring quotes potential quotes inner voice quotes you are not a burden you have a burden which by definition is too heavy to carry on yoru own

 “You are not a burden. You HAVE a burden, which by definition, is too heavy to carry on your own.” Accepting help can be hard. Here’s how I created a strong support system. Come back soon for more inspirational quotes for those living with chronic invisible conditions like narcolepsy! Inspirational Quote #13:

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inspirational quotes inspiring quotes potential quotes inner voice quotes 13

Last year, I enjoyed sharing my top 13 Inspirational Quotes. I’ve decided to do this annually. Living with a life-long invisible illness like narcolepsy, feeling of guilt, regret, shame, and self-doubt inevitably creep in. Positive quotes have helped me combat negativity and stay on track towards achieving my goals. REM Runner’s Top 13 Inspirational Quotes 2014 […]

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REM Runner’s Top Five Empowering TED Talks

by julie on November 27, 2013

ted talks

I dream of giving a TED Talk someday. TED conferences brings together fascinating thinkers and doers to give inspiring talks – “ideas worth spreading”.  In working toward my dream, I’ve watched many many TED Talks.  Here are five empowering TED Talks that may change your thinking on illness and disability.  #1.  Phil Hansen – Embrace the […]

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