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2017 Resolutions | December 31, 2016

We all have them. Whether we keep them a secret to ourselves or proclaim them to the world.

I guess mine are now hardly secret.

But here I go, taking the plunge…

My resolutions for 2017:

1. To give as much to my Epilepsy Talk family as you give to me

2. To listen more closely to others

3. To be more patient

4. To be more understanding

5. To be a better problem solver

6. To be more proactive rather than reactive. (That’s a toughie.)

7. To spend a little less time working (!)

8. To spend more time with my extended family

9. To laugh more — it’s good for the soul (and brainwaves)

10. And of course, to lose 10 pounds!

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  1. 2,3,4,5,6,9 I,m already that way, I love to work and my family I don,t see as much. We all live in different place,s.


    Comment by michele metzger — December 31, 2016 @ 2:14 PM

  2. Phylis, You always have such a good attitude. I really enjoy reading your posts. You never let Epilepsy get you down. That is really encouraging. It is great to have you informing us on the latest research. Peace, health, and happiness for the new year! Mary Jane


    Comment by Mary Jane Levell — December 31, 2016 @ 4:16 PM

  3. Phylis,, As I know how NOT having the EXCITOTOXINS FOOD CHEMICALS to keep from having seizures, avoiding those same things WILL make you lose weight BIG TIME, as 10 pounds will come off like 10 ounces. So STAY AWAY from the ASPARTAME’s & MSG’s to start then learn what all else you can stay away from on these 4 sites. http://www.msgtruth.org http://www.saynotomsg.com http://www.mpwhi.com http://www.truthinlabeling.org YES the seizures will be less or no more, and so will the weight be less. You also fell like a little food will make you feel FULL, but when the MSG & ASPARTAME foods & drinks keep getting to the lips & down the throat, more weight & seizures can easily be the result. On another issue,, What do you know about the AMINO ACID ”Taurine”? I believe I lack it some and I did try it with BAD result, but I only took it for 1 day. Can’t say I gave it a real chance or my brain fair chance to adapt to taking less amounts of it. Do you know if it can stop seizures 100% & HOW does it effect the ways GLUCOSE & GLUTAMATE levels act & work in the brain by how Taurine effects BOTH levels ?


    Comment by C D — December 31, 2016 @ 5:44 PM

  4. Hello Phylis,
    A note of thanks for just being around. Sure appreciate your being just right here, down the road, where we can reach out to you. I have decided to go ahead with my surgery, so they are going to go ahead and start rummaging around in my old attic. Probably messing with my nice neat little filing system. (Don’t let him fool you, he is a hoarder.) That’s just one of those voices, don’t listen to him. I will be having a right temporal lobectomy and the RNS unit attached to the left temporal lobe. I guess first they will get the pest control boys up there to get those termites under control. But anyway, I think we all appreciate you being here for us not only as a friend with a sympathetic ear but also as one who has been down in the trenches with us. Hope you have a great year ahead of you.


    Comment by edbrad — January 1, 2017 @ 5:55 PM

    • Ed, I hope YOU have a great year and a wonderfully successful surgery.

      I’ll be thinking of you. Good luck! Keep us posted, please.


      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — January 2, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I 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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