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Practicing gratitude with epilepsy

Practicing Gratitude with Epilepsy

Practicing Gratitude with Epilepsy

This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with epilepsy doesn’t make it any easier. One way to find some relief from the pressure and stress is to focus on gratitude. You might find gratefulness in...
Posted 11/27/2019
Epilepsy and stress related seizures

Epilepsy and Stress-Related Seizures

Epilepsy and Stress-Related Seizures

Are your seizures triggered by stress? You’re not alone. Stress is a hot topic on MyEpilepsyTeam, where members talk about their challenges managing life’s ups-and-downs with epilepsy. “Stress is definitely one of my biggest triggers,” said one...
Posted 11/08/2019
How to enjoy the holidays despite epilepsy

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Epilepsy

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Epilepsy

Living with epilepsy may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningful celebrations. Although epilepsy may make some holiday traditions challenging, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy connecting with friends and family during...
Posted 10/24/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Epilepsy. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Epilepsy. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have epilepsy, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have a diagnosis that explains your seizures. No matter what you’re feeling, you’re not alone. On...
Posted 10/03/2019
How good boundaries make life with epilepsy easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Epilepsy Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Epilepsy Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like epilepsy. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to protect...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with epilepsy can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed a seizure disorder. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you...
Posted 08/16/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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What Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz' Epilepsy Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz' Epilepsy Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, member of the hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, experienced a tonic-clonic seizure in 2003. When Ad-Rock announced he had begun to wear a medical alert bracelet due to epilepsy, a wave of empathy and validation washed over...
Posted 06/06/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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