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SUDEP Awareness Day 2016 encourages people with epilepsy to take key steps to reduce their risk

20Oct

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SUDEP Awareness Day aims to improve awareness of SUDEP by highlighting key risks and steps that people with epilepsy can take to reduce their risk. Launched by UK Charity SUDEP Action on 23 October 2014, the awareness day shines a … Continue reading

  

Sunsets and reaching 30! 

11Jun

‘Every sunset gives us one day less to live but every sunrise gives us one more day to hope, So always hope for the best’ – Anon.  9th April 2015. That was the last day I blogged. It was the … Continue reading

  

Get involved this National Epilepsy Week

19May

At SUDEP Action, we supports people who have lost someone they love to epilepsy or Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). We also campaign for change and fund research to prevent epilepsy deaths in the future. What you can do … Continue reading

  

New Safety App for National Epilepsy Week Stay Smart campaign

15May

SUDEP Action has launched its Stay Smart campaign for National Epilepsy Week encouraging people with epilepsy to register for a new Safety App. The technology, EpSMon, is designed to help people with epilepsy assess their risks in between visits with … Continue reading

  

A little word called hope.. 

8Apr

‘Pain is real, it comes, it goes but hope is just around the corner’- Sarah Dryden.  As I sit in a world of wonder I look and see what is around me. Whether it be the Epilepsy or anything else … Continue reading

  

Heroes. 

8Mar

‘She needed a hero so that’s what she became’- Anon.  When you think of superheroes who do you automatically think of? Batman or superman? What about wonder woman do we ever think of her?  I know we should include her … Continue reading

  

The trust factor.

30Jan

Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it- Anon. Trust. What’s all that about? Why when that certain word is mentioned do we tend to go into that corner where you don’t know who to trust. … Continue reading

  

Broken Crayons.

17Dec

“Broken crayons still colour”- Anon. I’ve chosen this quote for one reason and that’s because life is made of obstacles. As you can probably see from my last post it’s been a while since I’ve blogged this is purely down … Continue reading

  

Broken Crayons.

17Dec

“Broken crayons still colour”- Anon. I’ve chosen this quote for one reason and that’s because life is made of obstacles. As you can probably see from my last post it’s been a while since I’ve blogged this is purely down … Continue reading

  

Average or Awesome?

23Nov

“I’m not here to be average, I’m here to be awesome”- Anon. Before I even begin I have to apologise for my lateness in writing a blog post. After numerous issues surrounding health I thought I would get my arse … Continue reading

  

Average or Awesome?

23Nov

“I’m not here to be average, I’m here to be awesome”- Anon. Before I even begin I have to apologise for my lateness in writing a blog post. After numerous issues surrounding health I thought I would get my arse … Continue reading

  

Flaws and all.

29Oct

” Once you’ve accepted your flaws no one can use them against you”- Anon. For those that are Beyoncé fans no I’m not going to break into the tune Flaws and all (A fabulous song by the way) however I’ve … Continue reading

  

Flaws and all.

29Oct

” Once you’ve accepted your flaws no one can use them against you”- Anon. For those that are Beyoncé fans no I’m not going to break into the tune Flaws and all (A fabulous song by the way) however I’ve … Continue reading

  

Live in the moment.

18Oct

“Live in the moment. Forget the past and don’t concern yourself with the future” Anon. A short post this evening… I’ve seen this quote tonight and automatically think of the think of the saying I’ve once said myself that’s to … Continue reading

  

Live in the moment.

18Oct

“Live in the moment. Forget the past and don’t concern yourself with the future” Anon. A short post this evening… I’ve seen this quote tonight and automatically think of the think of the saying I’ve once said myself that’s to … Continue reading

  

Apologies. Yay or nay?

8Oct

“Make no apologies for your personality”- Anon. I’ve chosen this quote for one reason and one reason only. That’s for you to just be yourself. After looking through various material this morning I stumbled across this quote and you know … Continue reading

  

Apologies. Yay or nay?

8Oct

“Make no apologies for your personality”- Anon. I’ve chosen this quote for one reason and one reason only. That’s for you to just be yourself. After looking through various material this morning I stumbled across this quote and you know … Continue reading

  

Support and the silent someone.

28Sep

“When someone is going through a storm your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words”- Thelma Davis. Support. Something that speaks volumes and shouldn’t cost a penny. Whether you be silent or outspoken having the right support … Continue reading

  

Support and the silent someone.

28Sep

“When someone is going through a storm your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words”- Thelma Davis. Support. Something that speaks volumes and shouldn’t cost a penny. Whether you be silent or outspoken having the right support … Continue reading

  

Problems… Get them out.

20Sep

“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit and talk about your joys” Anon. Haven’t we all fell into this category? Chatting to anyone and everyone about our problems striving for the solution to be right under … Continue reading

  

Problems… Get them out.

20Sep

“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit and talk about your joys” Anon. Haven’t we all fell into this category? Chatting to anyone and everyone about our problems striving for the solution to be right under … Continue reading

  

The joys of laughter and looking up.

9Sep

“Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart”- Mort Walker. Bloody hell how long has it been since I’ve been on here? I think my laptop is officially giving me a grilling because I haven’t blogged … Continue reading

  

The joys of laughter and looking up.

9Sep

“Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart”- Mort Walker. Bloody hell how long has it been since I’ve been on here? I think my laptop is officially giving me a grilling because I haven’t blogged … Continue reading

  

Great expectations?

25Aug

“You can’t base your life on other peoples expectations”-Stevie Wonder. Expectation. To expect something from someone, to expect that life will be easy or to base our own problems on what we expect ourselves to be. Great expectations was a … Continue reading

  

Great expectations?

25Aug

“You can’t base your life on other peoples expectations”-Stevie Wonder. Expectation. To expect something from someone, to expect that life will be easy or to base our own problems on what we expect ourselves to be. Great expectations was a … Continue reading

  

There’s no quick fix…

13Aug

“Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones and I will try to fix you”-Coldplay. First and foremost this has to be one of my all time favourite lyrics from a band that I’ve loved since I was a … Continue reading

  

The art of courage.

6Aug

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”-Anon. The quote above has been chosen today because I’ve drawn the conclusion that life and courage walk simultaneously together. Courage can be underestimated to others because we are … Continue reading

  

We aren’t all the same..

26Jul

” All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they aren’t all the same”- Marilyn Monroe. Evening all. I thought I had to write a blog post after seeing this quote, in fact I … Continue reading

  

Strength by numbers.

22Jul

“I may not be the strongest, I may not be the fastest but I’ll be damned if I’m not trying my hardest”-Anon. Success. Merit. Worth. All three words can depending upon the context make or break a sentence. It’s whether … Continue reading

  

Aren’t we all still learning?

13Jul

“I’m still learning myself”- Mulan. Throughout life one of the main questions I’ve heard uttered from the mouths of others is “When do we ever stop learning?”. My answer to that is.. I don’t think we ever do. During my … Continue reading

  

Don’t look back.

3Jul

“I never look back darling, It distracts me from the now”- Edna Mode (The Incredibles) I’ve chosen today’s quote from Disney Words a twitter account that I follow because it reminds me of films I’ve watched way back  when that reminds me … Continue reading

  

Challenge eHealth Innovation Awards

27Jun

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talkhealth are proud to be supporting the Challenge ‘eHealth innovation Awards’. Please see details below. Expressions of interest are now open for the ‘Challenge eHealth Innovation Awards’.  The event sponsored by the Welsh Government offers SMEs, clinicians, healthcare workers, patients, … Continue reading

  

The comfort barrier.

25Jun

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”-Neale Donald Walsch. Life is a word that throws up so many scenarios on a daily basis to the point where we can lose sight of our train of thought and can … Continue reading

  

Silence.. What’s it all about?

11Jun

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”- Martin Luther King. Before I begin I’ll ask you a quick question. What do you associate silence with? How do you define silence or being silent? … Continue reading

  

Let’s do this..

28May

“You have to get up every morning and tell yourself I can do this”- Anon. Too true. This is the thing. We all have those days where we feel demotivated like we cannot be arsed to get out of bed … Continue reading

  

A true honour..

15May

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“TEAM- Together everyone achieves more”- Anon Do we have to go it alone? Of course not. Do we sometimes feel like we cannot turn to anyone? Sometimes. Should we feel that way? No you don’t have to feel that way … Continue reading

  

A mother’s work is never done..

12May

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers”- Harriet Bercher Stowe. I thought it would be rather apt to write a post about something that has entered my head recently. As I’ve been online the main topic of conversation is Mother’s day and … Continue reading

  

Deciding who you are.

7May

“I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself”- Emma Watson. As I read the quote above I start to think about the influences that other people have on our lives whether … Continue reading

  

Want to know the latest news on talkhealth? Here’s what we’ve got coming up in May…

2May

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National Epilepsy Week National Epilepsy week for 2014 is running from 18th – 24th May – and talkhealth will be doing everything we can to help raise awareness during this time. We are very excited to be running the FIRST EVER … Continue reading

  

Doing what’s right.

30Apr

“Do what is right, not what is easy”- Anon. Today’s blog post is a one of reflection. A one of choice and a one of chance. The quote above symbolises to me the changes we all make during our lifetime … Continue reading

  

Moan less, live more.

23Apr

“Live more, complain less. More smiles, less stress. Less hate, more blessed”- Anon. Have I hit a raw nerve? I hope not however when I read this I thought to myself that my trait like many others out there is … Continue reading

  

Taking charge.

13Apr

“I was only really able to take charge of my life once I realised that my thoughts were creating my reality. It was such a revelation to discover that I could change my life by changing the way I think”- … Continue reading

  

The writing on the wall.

8Apr

“Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it’s addressed to someone else”- Ivern Ball. This quote hit me like a bag of hammers and got me thinking. Is this me or do we all … Continue reading

  

The future. Do we have to go at full speed?

5Apr

“The best thing about the future is it comes one day at a time”- Anon. Too true. But it’s not that simple right? Since writing Sazzle’s blog two of the questions raised are: “When you suffer from Epilepsy where does … Continue reading

  

All hail purple…

26Mar

” I know, I know times are changing. It’s time we reach out for something new. That means to you too, you say you wanna be a leader but you can’t seem to make up your mind. I think you … Continue reading

  

The sheep vs the lion. Where does Epilepsy fall in this choice?

16Mar

“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life”- Sister Elizabeth Kenny. What a strange quote but a one that didn’t half grab my attention. A quote that immediately made me wonder whether I … Continue reading

  

No more drama.

9Mar

“So tired, tired of all this drama, no more, no more. I wanna be free”- Mary J Blige. Both the title and quote may confirm the following, drama is without doubt one the most useless stresses that life has to … Continue reading

  

Note to one’s self.

2Mar

“If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in only two words?”- Anon. After a hectic week running around like a blue arsed fly I decided that it was about time that I put … Continue reading

  

From a father’s perspective..

23Feb

“My kids are my heart and soul. They will always be my babies even when they grow old”- Anon. Many may question why I’ve chosen today’s quote as I have no children of my own however I think the title … Continue reading

  

Epilepsy Cases Set To Rise In Yorkshire Due To Ageing Population

20Feb

A Leeds Consultant Neurologist has voiced his concern over the increasing number of epilepsy cases in the Yorkshire area. Dr. Peter Goulding, a specialist in epilepsy at Spire Leeds Hospital, says he expects the number of cases to continue to … Continue reading

  

Crossing paths and Valentine day thoughts.

16Feb

“You don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our paths for a reason”- Unknown. Right well I think this quote has pretty much summed up today’s entire blog post in one sentence. Need I continue? I think … Continue reading

  

Feeling like we are in the middle of nowhere.

8Feb

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself”-Anon. Till a year ago I never knew myself. I allowed myself to be dominated by a condition. A one where although … Continue reading

  

Epilepsy vs the world.

5Feb

” Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing, it was here first”- Mark Twain. I’ve chosen this quote above for a reason. Many may deem this quote as controversial and maybe a … Continue reading

  

Not giving up.

2Feb

“If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long”- Hayley Williams. Why is it every time we have an episode we have to make the ultimate decision as to whether to allow the episode … Continue reading

  

Birthday wishes and having faith.

29Jan

“To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe”- Anatole France. Poignant words for such a fitting couple of days. Before I take this post any further I would like to … Continue reading

  

We are what we do.

26Jan

“You are what you think, you are what you go for, you are what you do!” Bob Richard. What a statement eh? Gosh that quote didn’t half hit me hard when I read it and believe me I’ve read it … Continue reading

  

The finish line.

19Jan

“A man is not finished when he’s defeated; he’s finished when he quits”- Richard M Nixon. Defeat, worry, resentfulness. These three words are the one’s that come to mind when I read the quote above. I think it’s the subconscious … Continue reading

  

Can us warriors ever find peace with our Epilepsy?

11Jan

Tonight consists of two quotes both received from close friends of mine. I intend to look at them both closely and provide my interpretation albeit merging the two together perhaps. Here we go; ” The answer lies within ourselves. If … Continue reading

  

Can we really choose what we want?

8Jan

“There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he’s absolutely free to choose”- William B Bulger Choice it’s a word that can cause controversy. The word choice is something that we tend … Continue reading

  

The big push.

3Jan

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“Don’t be pushed by your problems be lead by your dreams” Ralph Waldo Emmerson. When I say push I mean don’t go trying to impersonate giving birth however in some ways the word rebirth can come into the equation. To … Continue reading

  

Here’s to another chapter.

29Dec

“All I can is be me- whoever that is”- Bob Dylan. There’s always that saying new year, new me and every year I tend to say it around this time on the hope that things will change. As I’m getting … Continue reading

  

Here’s to another chapter..

29Dec

“All I can is be me- whoever that is”- Bob Dylan. There’s always that saying new year, new me and every year I tend to say it around this time on the hope that things will change. As I’m getting … Continue reading

  

Let it be Christmas.

26Dec

“Christmas my child is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give it’s Christmas”- Dale Evans Rogers. Morning everyone and a very merry Christmas to you all. By now Christmas will have come and gone with Boxing … Continue reading

  

Clutter & Epilepsy? Do they need to be in the same sentence?

21Dec

“Out of clutter, find simplicity”- Albert Einstein. Clutter, schmutter! The more I say that the more I think is it as simple as that? Clutter to me is what I would call the bain of all evils as I have … Continue reading

  

No one can teach you how to be you.

15Dec

“There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult” Rainer Maria Rilke. A question for you? What is life really all about? To me life is a word … Continue reading

  

Letting go

11Dec

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be”- Lao Tzu. It’s safe to say that this post could be perceived as being a continuation from the last post I wrote on Sunday relating to … Continue reading

  

Preparing vs regretting.

8Dec

“It is better to look ahead than to look back and regret”- Jackie Joyner-Kersee. This morning I have chosen a quote that I feel I have done for many years and something that I tend to go back to particularly … Continue reading

  

The child in me.

4Dec

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once that child grows up” Pablo Picasso. Today has felt like a funny old day where nothing seems to be going right and the repercussions of yesterday’s … Continue reading

  

It all starts with W..

1Dec

“The six W’s: Work will win when wishing won’t”- Todd Blackledge. I’ve chosen today’s quote for one reason and one reason only. It’s the work you put in that provides you with that essence of satisfaction. Work isn’t necessarily about … Continue reading

  

Chasing the past..

27Nov

“Let the past be the past and let it pass”- Anon. The past a word that possibly everyone in their lifetime will drift into particularly when you’ve overcome a hurdle that has felt like it’s taken a million years to … Continue reading

  

Relationships, patience and Epilepsy thrown in between.

23Nov

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“Love is like a beautiful rose, it takes time and patience before it fully blossoms”- Anon. Today I promised myself I wouldn’t blog because today was about relaxation and being tranquil in both body and mind however when my husband … Continue reading

  

Helping one another. What’s wrong with that?

20Nov

As you grow older you’ll discover you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others”- Audrey Hepburn. Audrey my goodness what a woman, what a Hollywood goddess. This woman like many other actresses of the fifties … Continue reading

  

A speedy exit or a lifelong change?

14Nov

Every exit is an entry somewhere else”- Tom Stoppard. A rather small quote tonight one with great meaning and one that sounds like it’s just came out of C S Lewis’s famous novel The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. … Continue reading

  

What do you dream of?

9Nov

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality”- John Lennon. Dreaming. One word many authors have made an absolute fortune publishing books on, the majority of which have created little summaries … Continue reading

  

Struggles and being accepted by the Epilepsy community.

8Nov

“Opportunity follows struggle. It follows effort. It follows hard work, it doesn’t come before”- Anon. This evening’s quote is a one that has struck a cord with me tonight. It’s a quote that has made me see that the past … Continue reading

  

Bonfires and storms brewing.

5Nov

“Some people create their own storms and get mad when it rains”- Anon. First and foremost remember remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot! Good old Guy Fawkes the fact he wanted to blow up the houses of … Continue reading

  

Be your own leader.

3Nov

“Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve, it’s leadership”- Anon. Throughout life I’ve constantly wondered whether you can be your own leader or whether this is just a figment of my imagination. I have looked at many examples … Continue reading

  

Be slow and patient.

1Nov

“Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in continue firm and constant”- Socrates. Gosh can you all believe it? It’s November already, where has the year gone? It’s absolutely flown! Unfortunately this year cannot pass by quick … Continue reading

  

Does time really change things?

30Oct

“They always say time changes things but you actually have to change them yourself- Andy Warhol. Good evening everyone. Before I kick off tonight’s post I’ve got to say it “Oooo Halloween’s tomorrow” and I know that like most Halloween’s … Continue reading

  

Sing, dance and tell.

27Oct

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    “Sing your song, dance your dance, tell your tale”- Anon. Today’s post is a little different to the one’s I usually write. I think it’s dawning on me that we can all stand tall and that we shouldn’t … Continue reading

  

Seeing the world.

25Oct

“Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world”- George Bernard Shaw The world. It can sometimes feel like a daunting prospect when you’re suffering from a life long condition however to … Continue reading

  

Smiling and staring Epilepsy in the face.

20Oct

“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile”- Connie Stevens. Smiling. The big booming grin that can tell a thousand tales. Smiling usually consists of you raising both sides of your mouth and showing off those pearly whites of … Continue reading

  

This isn’t the end. Be proud of you.

18Oct

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“Everything is ok in the end, if it’s not ok then it isn’t the end”- Anon. A story. It has a start, a middle and an end. From my ramblings I think you know enough about me by now. As … Continue reading

  

Someone’s looking down on me.

14Oct

No quotes just one word. Hope. A mixture of three things tonight. One person, one condition, one almighty decision. Not usually am I a person who believes in the afterlife however over the past couple of years I’ve started to … Continue reading

  

Do something today..

10Oct

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for”- Anon. You know what it is? Life throws all sorts of problems and to be brutally honest that’s just normal in my world as it is with so many … Continue reading