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    How I Navigate My Epilepsy Self-Care During Coronavirus

    Self-care is an important component of all-around wellness when you have a chronic illness. For example, epilepsy. But suppose an unanticipated situation shakes up your everyday self-care routine. How do you navigate that? Over the last decade I’ve learned to adjust to a new normal in safe guarding my chronic illness. In a matter of a few months, I now am learning how to safe guard myself from the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of new coronavirus cases are being identified across the United States each day. It seems like in the blink of an eye, life has become more strenuous and…

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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…