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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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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

By E.J. Mundell, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests.The...
Posted 03/14/2019
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