• Epilepsy

    If I Have A Seizure: A Call For Compassion

    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” – Marvin J. Ashton   Recently,…

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    Epilepsy & Laughter: RX For Humor

    “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” Lord Byron In the very beginning of my journey of my epilepsy diagnosis, I was overwhelmed with many emotions. We as an entire family were. Fear, worry, confusion even frustration at…

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    Goodbye Why.

    “When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say “why me?” say “try me.”” How many of us would agree that we have at least once, maybe twice, perhaps hundreds of times asked “Why me?” when reflecting upon our epilepsy…

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    Positive Affirmations To Rise Above Epilepsy

    “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.” Collecting positive thoughts and affirmations, and storing them in your mind, like a mental bookshelf, is an absolutely excellent idea for…

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    Why Epilepsy Awareness Needs Televised

    “And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place.” Christiane Amanpour On April 20th, the television network MTV, debuted their latest documentary in their True Life series. This documentary was a bold and brilliant step in…

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    Getting Along With Epilepsy

    Once you’ve become diagnosed with epilepsy, your entire life begins to change. When I had become diagnosed with epilepsy, my life essentially fell apart. It was like watching a rock slide happening before my very eyes. That’s the crazy thing about rock…

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    You Don’t Look Like You Have Epilepsy

    “Not every condition is always visible.” I live with Epilepsy. I have lived with this condition for going on 7 years this December. I was diagnosed with this condition in 2008. Four short months after marrying my husband, days before…

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    When Choosing A Neurologist

    I have lived with epilepsy  for almost seven years, and I have come to the realization that the most important relationships I have had in my life are with God, my family, my husband and my neurologist. I became diagnosed with epilepsy within months…

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    10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Epilepsy Diagnosis

    We are two days away from kicking off Purple Day 2015! Recognizing survivors, supporting those currently battling epilepsy, remembering loved ones we’ve lost all around the world and educating everyone about this condition that over 65 million face right now. I am going to…

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    When The Road Turns To Quicksand

    “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Unknown Over 65 million of us worldwide are living with epilepsy. Depression affects between 30 and 55 percent of us on this very journey of epilepsy. Two-thirds of those dealing with depression do not reach out for…

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    Advocate With Love

    A short time ago, it had come to my attention while having a look upon Facebook that television journalist, currently at CNN, Chris Cuomo, had made a statement regarding seizures and swallowing of the tongue. A dangerous action a person…

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    Creating An Epilepsy Care Package

    It can be a challenge to lend a helping hand when you discover that a friend or family member has epilepsy. Here, I suggest putting together a care package of useful items: WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT – Handwritten cards, inspirational quotes, and…

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    When Side Effects Affect You

    Let’s think of it like this. The doctor or neurologist is the Army General. We and our brains are the ones under attack. We send missiles also known as medication to destroy the enemy known as epilepsy. Though at times,…

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    Through The Forest Of Side Effects

    Side effects. That big, tall, dark, ferocious, seemingly never ending forest of what to expect the moment you send in the troops, however many times a day your neurologist schedules, to battle back the storm happening inside your mind.  The…