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Burnout and Epilepsy: How I Was Forced to Take a Break!

You have permission to rest. You are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken. You do not have to try and make everyone happy. For now, take time for you. It’s time to replenish. -Unknown If anyone tells you that you deserve a vacation or you need a break, LISTEN TO THEM. For so Read More

The Journey Continues…

I can quote Forrest Gump all day long and that statement explains the last few months of my life perfectly. It has been filled with so many twist and turns. Some unimaginable events, some things I tried to prepare myself for but still was not ready for. Life has just been crazy. In the midst Read More

Beyond the Epilepsy Stigmas

This post is part of the Epilepsy Stigma Blog Relay which will run from June 1 through June 30. Follow along and add comments to posts that inspire you! Since seizures had a name and epilepsy was a known diagnosis, stigmas were attached. Epilepsy Stigmas are one of the toughest barriers to breakthrough. Society often Read More

Keep the Faith & Be Blessed!

  Last year around this time, I wrote one of my most read topics By The Grace of God.In that post, I let the world in on a side of my life I never really discussed. My faith. I stated that I knew of God, I believed, but I did not KNOW God. There is a Read More

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Do They Really Understand My Epilepsy?

  In life, we often go through things and look to others that shared similar situations, for support. We want someone who can say “hey, that happened to me too, or I understand because I’ve been there” and really mean it. We look for empathy not just sympathy in a sense. When it comes to seeing Read More

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Why Epilepsy? My Journey to Advocacy

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (‭Esther‬ ‭4‬:‭14‬ NIV) Oh-Em-Gee!!! 2015 has started out to be Read More

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Epilepsy and Disability: The Silent but Loud Struggle

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath. Scared to rock the boat and make a mess. So I sat quietly, agreed politely.I guess that I forgot I had a choice, I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything–Katy Perry When you start to feel that epilepsy is taking over your life, Read More

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Advocate to Educate

Over the last few weeks countless tweets, Instagram comments and emails have been pouring in stating “I want to advocate more”, “Thank you for being such a great advocate” or “How do I become an advocate for epilepsy?”. I’ve even gotten a few text messages from a close friend with epilepsy stating she sucks at Read More

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Stress and Seizures – This Too Shall Pass

Sometimes the fear is so loud in my head, that I can barely hear what God says. Then I hear a whisper that this too shall pass. My ancestors whisper that this day one day will be the past. So I walk in faith that this too shall pass.-India.Arie My famous phrase Oh-Em-Gee! I know Read More

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By the Grace of God…

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed-Proverbs 11:25 I have never been this “spiritual” person. If thats what you would like to call it. I’ve always questioned God, especially when it came to my epilepsy. “Why me?” just like most people when something bad happens. I spoke in my previous blog Read More