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What is your favorite joke?

October 31, 2022
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Ok, folks. Time to put your humor hat on here.

We’re looking for some pure fun.

So, bring it on.

We could use a laugh each day!


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A Caregiver’s Guide to Survival…

February 25, 2022
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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.


The Promise of the New Year…

December 30, 2020
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The new year falls upon us…

With hopes of health, dreams of joy…


Factoids for the trivia lover…

December 26, 2020
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Here are some factoids you may or may not know…

I tried to keep my trivia to things associated with health and the human body, but there are millions of other health tidbits that exist. 

So, if you want to add to the list, Chime in! 

Ok. Here we go!

Did you know that…


A Caregiver’s Guide to Survival…

September 18, 2019
15 Comments

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…


Happy New Year!

January 1, 2017
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New year’s blessings to all my Epilepsy Talk friends.


The Dalai Lama on Life

September 22, 2011
2 Comments

A question was posed to the Dalai Lama:

What is the thing about humanity that surprises you the most?”

His answer was as follows:


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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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