Epilepsy Talk

Your mission for 2020: Live life to the fullest!

January 5, 2020
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When you’re feeling frustrated, bitter, or like you’ve lost all faith in humanity, turn to these 21 wonderful quotes to get back on track!


2020 Resolutions

January 2, 2020
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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…


A Blessed Thank You…

December 30, 2019
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In these uncertain times, there’s still so much to be grateful for.

Like each other…


Super Seizure De-Stressor

December 27, 2019
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We all know that stress is a super trigger for seizures.  Whether it’s family, friends, frustrations, conflict, work, school, fear, anger, anxiety, depression.  The list is almost endless.

While nobody can say there’s a magic formula for de-stressing, you might give Progressive Muscle Relaxation a try.  It’s a pretty powerful tool.


Wishing you a blessed Christmas…

December 23, 2019
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May all your hopes come true…


Your Hospital Rights…

November 3, 2019
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Did you know?

1. You have the right to be treated with respect, whatever your condition, whatever your reason for being admitted to the hospital…


If You’re Thinking Of Getting Pregnant…

November 3, 2019
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Years ago, women who had epilepsy were often discouraged from getting pregnant. Today, that’s no longer the case.

Thanks to early and regular prenatal care, more than 90 percent of pregnant women who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies, according to the Epilepsy Foundation.


Some Stress and Anxiety Solutions…

October 27, 2019
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Sometimes my hands shake so much, I look like I’m leading a symphony. (Without a baton.) Legs too, I have to sit down.

Maybe you panic before a test, the very fear of having a seizure, social rejection, job anxieties, debt, fear of failure, an anticipated argument, holidays, fear of flying.

There are probably as many kinds of stress and panic attacks as there are those of us who suffer from them.

And behaviors: trembling, sweating, hyperventilating, breathlessness, feeling faint or light-headed, a sense of disorientation, cramping, nausea, your heart pounding like it’s going to explode from your chest, a fear of dying.

Or you’re just plain scared.


FREE — Attorney’s Advice On Personal Security — No Charge!

October 7, 2019
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A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company.

Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday.

Maybe we should all take some of his advice!


A Caregiver’s Guide to Survival…

September 18, 2019
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It’s called “burn out.” Because, let’s face it, being a caregiver is exhausting.

You may feel guilt, resentment, anger, anxiety or helplessness.

You may have to give up your income and career prospects to care for someone.

Even if you love the person very deeply, it can feel as though the focus is always on them and your needs and wishes go unnoticed. 

Often you deal with the situation alone and feel very isolated.

(My mother-in-law didn’t leave the house for two years when my father-in-law was dying.)

But you can’t do anything to help another person if you’re a basket case yourself.

To be the best caregiver possible, you need to be physically and emotionally well, yourself.

After all, how effective can you be…


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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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