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    World Suicide Prevention Day – Rise Above

    “It gets better. It’s hard to believe it right now, but I promise. It gets better.” September 10th is designated as World Suicide Prevention Day. Observed every year, World Suicide Prevention Day, provides worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with…

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    Epilepsy Meet Yoga

    “Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.” Physical fitness and especially yoga has always been something that I found always interested me. I had dabbled in it off and on over the years quite a bit.…

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    Epilepsy: Take Courage

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God will be with you wherever you may go.” Joshua 1:9 Jesus Walks on the Water 22 Immediately He…

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    Epilepsy: Good-Bye Java

    “If you’re waiting for the right time, it’s now.” Before I had become diagnosed with Epilepsy back in 2008, I was probably in pretty bad shape when it came to eating habits. I was just plain no good at it.…

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    Concept Contemplation: Medical Marijuana

    “Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.” — Margaret Wheatley Growing up, I was always raised to believe that marijuana was bad for you. A gateway drug. A drug that had the potential to lead you into trouble.…

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    Epilepsy: Not A Curse

    “Epilepsy is a neurological condition in which a person has repeated seizures over time.” Epilepsy is a diverse neurological condition where excessive disruption to the brains normal electrical activity causes recurring seizures or brief episodes of altered consciousness. Around 65 million…

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    Parting Ways With Part-Time

    “Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie I remember my very first job like it were yesterday. Bundled up, sitting in the passenger seat of my mother’s cold car in the frigid winter delivering newspapers to…

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    Burden

    “Remember… No burden is worthy of becoming you. You’ll always have enough independence to make sure of that.” — Chris Kairos I always saw myself as an Independent kind of person. The kind of person who strived to achieve everything…

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    Meeting The Reason Part 2: Cavernous Angioma

    The brain. The human brain is one of the body’s largest organs, consisting of some 100 billion nerve cells that not only put together thoughts and highly coordinated physical actions but regulate our unconscious body processes, such as digestion and breathing.…

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    1,825 Days

    “Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.” — Max Frisch 1,825 days ago today, or 5 years ago, before the hour of 9 a.m., I awoke a seemingly happy healthy young woman. I awoke still a newly wed of…

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    23,000 Pills

    It has been over 4 1/2 years that I’ve lived with Epilepsy. I suffered my first grand mal seizure at age 16. Seven years later, it returned in full force. EKG’s and MRI’s confirmed that medication was the recommended method…

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    Breaking The Addiction – Smoking & Epilepsy

    The 1982 United States Surgeon General’s report stated that “Cigarette smoking is the major single cause of cancer mortality [death] in the United States.” This statement is as true today as it was then. Tobacco use is responsible for nearly…