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Magnifying Moments

~ See the good…the generosity of family ~ Feel the happy…decaffeinated black tea that tastes like black tea ~ Brighten your mind…cacao nibs can prevent blood clots ~ Find the moment…burying cold toes into warm sand See the good (small things to be grateful for) Feel the happy (small things to be happy about) Brighten your mind (small things to be fascinated […] Read more…

Glimpse into Motivation Monday – BREATHE – week 20

Allow yourself the frustration, the anger, the sadness, the fear, the loneliness. Allow yourself the hope, the prayer, the optimism, the expectation, the aspiration. Know that you are not alone in this fight, and if you keep strong, no matter how empty you feel, something good will come. There is no other option. Giving up will […] Read more…

Magnifying Moments

Magnifying Moments ~ See the good…gluten free jelly snakes after a hard day.  ~ Feel the happy…seeing a message from a friend. ~ Brighten your mind…bees keep the whole world alive. ~ Find the moment…snuggling with a puppy.  See the good (small things to be grateful for) Feel the happy (small things to be happy about) Brighten your mind (small things to be […] Read more…

A glimpse into changing our focus

Something which I have come to realise is that the small things in life, which we so often overlook, can actually be defining and motivating moments which can change our course, our perspective, our appreciation and our happiness. When the universe forces us to stop, due to something like a chronic illness, it is often […] Read more…

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…