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How to Start Your Own Adult Epilepsy Support Group

August 14, 2019
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One thing I’ve discovered is the search for support groups is endless — and seldom successful.

Especially now that charitable contributions are tight and epilepsy centers have had to cut expenses. (Yes, our support is considered an “expense”.)

That’s why I’ve put together this short guide on how to form your own Epilepsy Support Group.


Gratitude is the Attitude

July 28, 2019
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A wise woman once told me:

“When you wake up in the morning — before you get out of bed — think of 5 (or 10!) things that you’re really grateful for.”

(I think 10 is a bit of a stretch.)

That simple advice, changed my attitude. And my life.


What’s been your greatest success?

June 16, 2019
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For me, it’s living.

There was a time when I truly wanted to die.

Life was so out of control and I was so desperate, I saw death as the only way out.

Death was my siren song…whispering to me every day.


A Reason to Celebrate!

March 15, 2013
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Epilepsy Talk has just surpassed 1,000 visitors a day.

And that’s because of YOU!


Gratitude is the Attitude — Part 5

March 30, 2011
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There’s so very much to be grateful for…

All of you and the richness you have brought to my life…
The happy news you share in these times of stress and strife…
Your comfort, support and wisdom…
An abundance of generosity and caring…
The heartful love you all share.


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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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