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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 lemonade. Another word to tie to the word “summer” is heat. “Too much of a good thing can be taxing.” – Mae West The warm temperatures of summertime inspire us to pursue outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, swimming, and camping. Sometimes, summertime temperatures can get too warm. Living with epilepsy, exposure to extreme heat for an extended period of…

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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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    What Is: A Celebrities Impact

    As someone who lives with epilepsy, immediately my heart filled with compassion. Being handed a diagnosis, accepting the reality that your life is about to be altered is a bitter pill to swallow. Yet, I wasn’t about to let epilepsy…

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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…

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    Epilepsy & That Time Of The Month

    Yep. I’m going there. That awkward, not-often talked about subject coupled with epilepsy. First thing’s first. That time of the month sucks. An unwelcome guest that barges in and makes itself home every month, with us ladies. Sometimes we feel…