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    Diagnosiversary

    “….Don’t deny the diagnosis; try to defy the verdict…” — Norman Cousins December 11th, 2008. A morning forever etched upon my heart, my mind and soul. Like that of a scar that once inflicted pain. Now, looking back, smiling in…

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    Finding The Silver Lining: Epilepsy

    “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” – Unknown Diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 22, a newlywed married only 4 months, my…

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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: 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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    Inspiration

    “Be the light that helps others see.” — Unknown When I began my journey of epilepsy back in 2008, each step I took, I took trembling with fear of the unknown. Fear of what to expect. Fear of so much.…

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    Facing The Fear Of: ALONE

    “It is in times of solitude that God refuels us and we can hear His voice.” Always. Always, I’d seen myself with a spirit of independence. Setting out bravely on my own, with my head held high and a smile…

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    "Lord, Help Me Hang In There."

    “Give your stress wings and let it fly away.” ~Terri Guillemets Stress. One of my major seizure triggers. According to the National Health Interview Survey, 75% of the general population experiences at least “some stress” every two weeks. Half of those experience…

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    Smile

    “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent”  Victor Hugo A break from the norm for just a moment to share with you a song that for many years has always, ironically,…

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    Moirai

    “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Psalm 139: 16 For the first time since leaving the hospital, I…

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    Normal

    “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” — Maya Angelou For as long as I can remember, I always recalled wanting to fit into the mold of what was considered…

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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…