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    How to Protect Your Mental Health While Living with Epilepsy

    What Is Mental Health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Having epilepsy can have a huge impact on a persons well-being. Not solely physically but also emotionally, mentally and socially. When we look after our well-being, we can help to reduce seizures and function better in our daily lives. Below, I’ll discuss the different facets of well-being, how they’ve personally affected me along my journey and what we can do to protect them! Physical Well-Being…

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    What Epilepsy Reminds Me

    Over a decade. It has been a long journey and within this journey, I have learned so much, experienced so much, wrestled so many emotions, have had the opportunity to forge so many long lasting friendships with others who too…

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    Breaking the Ice on Intimacy and Epilepsy

    Yep, I’m going there. That awkward, not-often talked about subject coupled with epilepsy. When epilepsy and seizures decide to kill the mood for intimacy in a relationship. Sometimes we might feel self-conscious of our bodies, our emotions, or a deep…

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    The Road Doesn’t End Here

    One of the most difficult challenges since my diagnosis with epilepsy is finding reliable means of transportation. Sure. I have my husband and members of family who extend their willingness to help me get to and from where I want…

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    Secondary Epilepsy

    “Because I love you, because I care for you, because I know what you endure… you will never endure alone.” – Chris Kairos December 11, 2008, what seemed like a normal day, while at work, I received a call that…

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    How to Beat the Heat Living with Epilepsy

    “‘Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” – John Mayer What do you think of when you hear the word “summer”? Vacation, flip-flops, the beach, napping all afternoon in the hammock, fresh squeezed…

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    What NOT To Do When Living With Epilepsy

    Living with epilepsy, I often reflect on new and different ways to embrace the reality of my condition. Over the course of a decade, I’ve pursued and pocketed different suggestions for what to do, whether it be a new medication…

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    Grace, Gratitude & Acceptance

    “If you give up, you’ll have an attitude of resignation, of defeat that will affect—and infect—the rest of your life. Acceptance is empowering because it’s a choice you’ve made. Even if the outcome isn’t what you hoped for, you’re saying,…

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    Life With Epilepsy In Public

    “Do you know where you are?” “Can you tell me who the President is?”   These are examples of questions I have been asked when I find myself uncomfortably lying on the floor in a public area. My brain is…

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    How To Love Yourself Despite Epilepsy

    When epilepsy enters into your life, it can take a massive shot at your self-esteem. You’re not able to do certain things you once could do, you’ve got to rely on others for help, the medications that you take have…