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5 Reasons I Love My Life Even More Because of My Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

I can most certainly tell that since my epilepsy diagnosis, my heart has swollen with compassion, with love, with understanding and sympathy because I know what it is to face pain, heartache, loss and many other feelings.

The Mozart Effect and Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

One researched remedy that I recently took notice of in my journey, entitled "The Mozart Effect," captured my interest and as someone who has a love for music, I decided that I would dig deeper into this Mozart Effect to grasp a better understanding in my pursuit for a cure.

How To Prepare For Your Child's Brain Surgery

Heather Lens | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Heather Lens

Over the past 2 years our family has fumbled our way through tuberous sclerosis complex and all the crazy curve balls it can throw. From seizures and hospital stays, to therapies and now brain surgery. I'll be honest though...I never expected to have to prepare for brain surgery.

If I Have A Seizure: A Call for Compassion

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

"If we could look into each other's hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, ...


Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

If you have epilepsy and if you're thinking about your independence, if it hurts that there are some things that you need a little help doing since becoming diagnosed, don't allow it to consume you not a second longer. It's okay to ask for help.

Facing Epilepsy Stigmas

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Terrible myths have been told about what epilepsy is and about people who live with the condition. Myths such as these can take such a toll on those living with this condition and their families too.

My Fear of Shark Attacks

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

You would never send your child into the ocean if you saw a shark. You would never send your child into a pool if you saw lightning. Let's treat our kids' hearts with the same sense of caution and urgency because the real threat to our kids may not be found in the water or sky. It is likely hiding in their chest.

You Don't Look Like You Have Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Most people might take into assumption that because I look happy and healthy that there's absolutely nothing wrong. Here's the thing: For the most part, I am completely happy and healthy except for that one minuscule problem. That bump in the road. Epilepsy.

ICYMI: The Science Behind Why We Watch Cat Videos And An Argument For Sleeping Alone

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a close look at the inner workings of the brain. We validated our cat video...

I'll Never Let My Epilepsy Stop Me From Living My Life The Way I Want To

Melissa Gil | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Gil

My parents face tough choices every day. They have endured my love for travel knowing that when I travel sometimes I will be out of their protection. But they are equally determined to celebrate these joys with me. They love and support that I work at overcoming the limitations epilepsy tries to impose.

My Seizure Diagnosis: Is There a Pony In This Shitpile?

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I'm ready to find the pony. But maybe I have to dig through a little more shit first. As some of my less pastoral friends and family put it, it could be worse. I could be dead. So I've got that going for me.

The Day We Were Told Not To Have More Children

Heather Lens | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Heather Lens

Irresponsible. What did he mean? He didn't say that we were physically unable to have kids. He said that if we chose to, we would be irresponsible.

Dear Doctor: My Child Has Epilepsy. Please Tell Me Everything

Tom Stanton | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Tom Stanton

When a parent is flying blind about the risks that come with epilepsy, they are powerless to protect a child. When a doctor provides information in an open and honest way, it builds trust and respect, and offers parents the chance to make informed decisions.

Your Story Matters. Here's Why.

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When I was more of a night owl, I spent a lot of time in the East Village at the theater Under St. Marks listening to one of the most powerful storyte...

From Terrible Twos To Drug Withdrawals

Heather Lens | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Heather Lens

When I think of the term withdrawals, my mind immediately goes to drugs, alcohol or prescription medicine abuse. My mind does not think of a happy, innocent toddler.

Dear (Not So Dear) Tuberous Sclerosis

Heather Lens | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Heather Lens

She is stronger than you. Which makes me stronger than you. Her smile returns my strength and makes me once again renewed and ready to tackle whatever you throw our way.

The Bruise

Heather Lens | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Heather Lens

When we first got the diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis, it hurt, it hurt parts of me that I didn't know could feel pain. It left us hurt and bruised

Nashville Rocker Holland Marie Drops Fiery, Heartfelt Debut

Joshua Kors | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

You haven't heard of Holland Marie. But you will. For two years the Nashville rocker has been ripping up Music City's honky tonks, marching across the stage in her skin-tight, black pleather pants, gyrating her hips and banging her long, brown locks with Def Leppard-like ferocity.

Meet the SeizureGirls

Anne Addison | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Anne Addison

I am ashamed to admit that I struggle to remember everyone's names, to separate the stories, but I feel the weight of their belief in the Unexpected Project, to share their stories and to make a difference for their surviving daughters, sisters, nieces and granddaughters.

The Seizure of Our Dis(content)

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

"Bring new eyes to a world or even new lenses and presto, new world." -- John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent Years ago, one of my children...

Autism and Holidays

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Liane Kupferberg Carter

Marc and I returned to the shambles of our kitchen. No one knew that Mickey had had a seizure. Our guests were consumed with their own family theatrics, oblivious to our family drama. Here we were, in the bosom of family, on our favorite holiday of the year.

Surfer Reunites With Woman Who Saved His Life

Posted 07.30.2014 | Good News

Nineteen-year-old Kai Lapschies would not be alive today if it had not been for Kelly Patrick, who he met for the first time yesterday. Lapschies w...

LISTEN: Brain Having A Seizure Sounds...Weird

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Maybe you know what a seizure looks like, but ever wonder what one sounds like? To create the strange music in the recording above, Stanford Universit...

Art Exhibit Closes After 3 Visitors Report Seizures-Like Symptoms

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts

PITTSBURGH — Authorities have temporarily shut down a room-sized art installation with blinking lights in Pittsburgh after three visitors report...

When 'We' Changes to 'Me' -- Finding the Strength to Move Forward After the Death of a Partner or Spouse

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

What if, in the midst of this blissful time, your partner suddenly and unexpectedly dies? How do you find hope and meaning in life after your world is turned upside down?