“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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
“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! Inspirational Quote #9 Inspirational Quote #10 Inspirational Quote #11 Inspirational Quote #12 Inspirational Quote #13 Check back for more quotes soon!
“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. […]
“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!
“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:
“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:
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 […]
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 […]