Glimpsing Gembles

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Glimpse in Motivational Monday – LAUGHTER- week 15

Hello all, on this cloudy Motivational Monday! I spent time yesterday with some of my favourite people in the world, and it really showed me how laughter is the best medicine. It is incredible how much better you feel in a moment of laughter. Subsequently, this week’s motivational quote is going to be: “Against the […] Read more…

Glimpse into Motivational Monday – week 11 2014

“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” If you are stuck in bed most of the time like I am at the moment, this is especially poignant. It applies to everyone though. Keep smiling, keep positive, don’t give up. Cry and complain, because that is […] Read more…

Motivational Monday – Week 10 2014

As I am nearing a monumental birthday (the big 3-0), I am aware that this is typically a time people reflect on where they are in life and what they have done. Up until the age of about 26, I was happy with everything that I’d done; I felt accomplished, well travelled, educated and happy […] Read more…

Glimpse into Motivational Monday – Week 9, 2014

This week, I would like us to remember the words of Marcus Aurelius… “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” These words have helped me this past week while I have dealt with new information about my […] Read more…

Glimpse into Motivation Monday – week 8 2014

This week’s Motivation Monday…   This is especially apparent in chronic illness, due to the ongoing unwell times and loneliness, and then the stressful visits to doctors, endless tests, worry about employment and your lack of independence, and how you will get your life back on track, the loss of friends, and life plans and […] Read more…

Glimpse into Motivation Monday – week 7 2014

Welcome to the new blog series… Motivation Mondays! To get things started, here is an idea to think about this week….  “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” A big part of having a chronic illness is waiting. Waiting for answers, waiting for results, waiting for improvements. […] Read more…

Glimpse into the New Year

Today is New Year’s Day. A day typically dedicated to reflection and statements of intentions. Every New Year for the past 3 years, I have made New Year’s resolutions. These have all revolved around my health and improving its state of deterioration, which had begun to speed up between 2008 and 2010. Each year, I felt more determined […] Read more…

Glimpse into the world of blogs

I have a lot of time on my hands these days while I am unable to work or socialise because of my health. Sometimes, I waste this time, watching trashy sitcoms, or mindlessly flipping through magazines, and that is what I need at those times. Then other times, I make use of brain fog free […] Read more…

Glimpse into the briefest of updates

The redo of my parathyroid hormone level came back on Friday super low again. However, the other levels that usually are effected with this problem were not as out of whack as you might expect. So today, after advice from my specialist, I had more bloods taken, and will test my parathyroid level again…third time is a […] Read more…

Glimpse into the chronic illness rollercoaster

I have had another week riding the rollercoaster that is chronic illness and the hunt for answers and treatment. I had bloods done because I have been feeling quite unwell lately, and the results came back last week with a few discrepancies. My GP was alarmed at how low my parathyroid and calcium levels were. […] Read more…