Epilepsy Talk

12 Recipes For Happiness — Even If You Have Epilepsy!

August 14, 2020
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No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.” — Barbara de Angelis

We all know that epilepsy is no day at the beach. You may feel depression, anxiety, fear, isolation, anger, or a whole host of other things, too may to mention.

But, if you dig deep into yourself, perhaps there’s a few things you can do to relieve those feelings.

Here are some ideas…


Weird Epilepsy Triggers

March 27, 2020
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Here’s a list of uncommon epilepsy triggers you may have experienced or know about.

Feel free to add to this list of the weird and the unknown…


Some Stress and Anxiety Solutions…

March 21, 2020
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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.


Poetry Is Music To The Soul…

August 10, 2019
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And we souls with epilepsy could use a little music.  But, since we can’t hear you, we’ll have to settle for the written word.


How Music Soothes Your Seizures…

August 6, 2019
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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.

Not surprisingly, music has also been found to have a profoundly positive effect on people with epilepsy.

In fact, one research study even found that when patients are treated with music therapy as well as conventional anti-seizure meds, as many as eighty percent of seizures were reduced by seventy-five percent!


Music, Sound and Seizures

August 17, 2014
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Everyone knows that listening to music can be calming — a steady rain storm can induce sleep — and white noise can help keep focus at bay.

But sound therapy has a long history and is being used as a successful form of therapy in many conditions…


Relax!

July 5, 2014
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Many studies have found that greater than 50% of people experienced declines in seizure frequency just by using relaxation techniques!

Here are a few suggestions…


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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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