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Depression is quiet — wonderful cartoon

October 18, 2014
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Depression is quiet — wonderful cartoon

http://blogzuola.blogspot.ca/2014/10/depression.html?m=1


In Case of Emergency…

October 11, 2014
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Here are some methods to stop a seizure in its tracks. Or shorten one. And some help relieve you of the dreaded after-effects. Possibilities you might not have known about, especially the new nasal sprays…


A Beautiful Epilepsy Awareness Stamp

October 9, 2014
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A beautiful postal stamp for Epilepsy Awareness month on zazzle…


How were YOU first diagnosed with epilepsy?

October 4, 2014
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I almost drowned in the shower.

It had three round shower heads on the wall with one more huge one overhead. And a heavy plate glass door that was like trying to get out of a vault!

All of a sudden, I felt the blood rush through my toes (that’s what it felt like) and I knew I had to get out. Or drown…


Damaged Goods

October 4, 2014
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There’s something liberating in being expected to fail. No expectations, no explanations. After all, “you’ll never amount to anything,” you’re damaged goods.

So you’re free to fall on your face. Or reach for the stars. I did both…


The Stigma of Epilepsy

September 28, 2014
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People with epilepsy have been viewed as degenerate, demonic, or possessed, through the ages.

Women have been sterilized, people have been burned at the stake, and many were placed in institutions for the criminally insane.

Today, the stigma for people with epilepsy is that you are weird, dangerous, or mentally ill…


WE ARE FAMILY!

September 20, 2014
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I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it!

Our family has just reached 1,000 members today.

Which is a testament to YOU!

Your compassion, sharing and caring.

The selflessness with which you help others. Your patience and persistence.

All the things I treasure about you as a family.


The Art of Epilepsy

September 13, 2014
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The creative process of art therapy can help resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress and build the self-image of children and adolescents with epilepsy.

It can help develop artistic expression…build autonomy…empower…build a stability and a sense of self-worth as well as connecting with others in a new and wondrous way.


Epilepsy — At What Cost?

September 7, 2014
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Here’s a look at how epilepsy can affect your pocketbook…


Expanded Guide to Epilepsy Books for People of All Ages

August 31, 2014
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When I decided to begin an epilepsy library for reference, I was absolutely overwhelmed by the millions of books out there.

So, I went to Amazon, rolled the dice and ended up spending needless money on a lot of duds.

Don’t get me wrong, some were of value, but most were a waste of time.

So, to save you from my disappointing experience, I’ve combed the web, epilepsy foundations, blogs and wherever else I could think of, to find books that would actually inform, explain and even sometimes, entertain.

I hope you’ll find something of use on this list, which is truly a labor of love…


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I've also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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