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Fab Five - Love Yourself

Posted by jennifer gibson on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, In : August 2019 

I’m sitting on the rooftop on a hot summer day, battling a bad cold and reading a new book by the Fab Five called “Queer Eye - Love Yourself”. Funnily enough, I've been seeing a lot of endorsement about loving ourselves which is a big sign for me since it’s also in many of BTS’s songs and videos. That’s saying something.

If you get a chance to peruse the book, grab it! It’s a worthwhile read with lots of fabulous advice and features an introspective look into the live...


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You're my light

Posted by jennifer gibson on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, In : July 2019 

One of my favourite bands, BTS, just released a phenomenal new song entitled “Lights” and it could not have come at a better time. 

After ending up in the ER, again, I relied on listening to BTS as a distraction from the severe pain I was in. I couldn’t have gotten through that night without the support of my dojo family. They were by my side through the entire ordeal and that gave me the strength to pull through it. 

I’ll admit that it took me longer than usual to recover...


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Home

Posted by jennifer gibson on Monday, May 20, 2019, In : May 2019 

Recently, someone commented how much I’ve changed, that I seem to be more grounded. They are right. After an immensely difficult couple of months due to my severe chronic pain and physical illness, I finally emerged as a stronger person. 

Normally, I face a lot of obstacles every day from my profound hearing loss but having being diagnosed with five herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spondylolysis, inactive C6 radiculopathy and Trigeminal Neuralgia, it tested my faith to the ext...


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Moments in life

Posted by jennifer gibson on Sunday, March 24, 2019, In : March 2019 

I recently saw this quote, “Believe that life is worth living” by William James and it immediately resonated with me. After a disastrous two months of being extremely ill, enduring severe spinal pain and multiple visits to the ER, that horrible sense of despair is finally fading away. 

There were moments when I nearly succumbed to the emotional isolation and melancholy of being in so much distress. I just wanted to give up. It was simply too much for me to take anymore. 

Not only wa...


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Kindness of strangers

Posted by jennifer gibson on Tuesday, February 26, 2013,
Kindness is everywhere, you just never know when you will be blessed with it.  I'm a strong believer in paying it forward.  If I have extra change on me and see someone struggling to pay for their cup of coffee, I'm more than happy to buy it for them.  The look of stunned surprise (and sometimes tears) on their faces never fails to amaze me. 

Recently I received two bracelets courtesy of Jackie Brazil World Jewelery, a delightful gift for my mother and I.  I received the Ciclon silver...

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