Epilepsy Talk

What were your most formative moments?

January 23, 2022
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For me, it was three different stages, ages and issues…


Art therapy for epilepsy

January 22, 2022
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Reach out. Be creative. Feel good about yourself. That’s what art therapy is all about.

The creative process of art can help resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress and build the self-image of children, adolescents and adults 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.


How Music Soothes Your Seizures… 

January 19, 2022
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Music is food for the soul, the mind and the body.

Great music, when carefully selected, can change our moods, energize us, calm us, improve our mental focus, lift us up spiritually, and help us become more healthy.


Epilepsy and Romance — Getting Personal

January 14, 2022
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Romance is so many different things to different people.

But to me, intimacy requires acceptance, faith and loyalty.

The question is; how do you get there?

Especially when you have epilepsy?


Epilepsy Quotes to Inspire You…

December 27, 2021
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With the new year upon us, I thought you might enjoy some positivity to carry you through the year.

Wishing you a new year of health and happiness, love and light, every day of 2022.

Here are some quotes that have inspired me:


Seizure Provoking Conditions…

December 19, 2021
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Few of these conditions will cause epilepsy itself…but many can lead to seizures. So consider this a definition of the possibilities…


Top Seizure Apps For Smartphones…

December 1, 2021
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Many people already consider it hard to imagine life without a smartphone.

But the potential for smartphones to improve health and healthcare is just beginning to be realized.

Here are some examples:


Bullied Because of Epilepsy… 

November 19, 2021
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Like lions, they smell the difference…

Like hawks, they sweep down on you…

And like hyenas, they laugh and eat your heart out.


Is Your Epilepsy Inherited? 

November 11, 2021
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Just because you have a parent, sibling, cousin or aunt who has epilepsy doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have it also.

In fact, if you have a close relative with epilepsy, the chance of you having epilepsy is only about 2-5%, depending on the specific type of epilepsy.


The Mystery of Epilepsy and Celiac Disease

November 4, 2021
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The relationship between celiac disease and epilepsy has been documented in medical journals for decades. Yet neurologists rarely consider it as an underlying possibility in cases of idiopathic epilepsy.

It never ceases to amaze me what an impact celiac disease can have on one’s life and quality of life, but there is no routine testing for it. Yet, I‘ve been told (and have read) that very few people with epilepsy are told of the possibility of celiac disease!


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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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