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Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 27: Gratitude

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 27: Gratitude

Today is a day for gratitude! Richard, Robert and I share what we are grateful for and wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!One impact epilepsy has had on Robert is that it has made our family that much closer.  For that, we are all grateful.We...

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FOX40
Crickets, the Latest Health Food Craze

Nov 27, 2014
Crickets, the Latest Health Food Craze

(CNN)- While many people noshed on turkey or ham today, some got their protein from another source, a six-legged source. Crickets are becoming a popular food option. Exo, short for exoskeleton, is one company leading the cricket revolution. “We had live crickets show up on our doorstep; ordered them through the mail. And we put...

Game to 100
Deciding which road to take

Nov 27, 2014

I enjoyed the first installment this week of the Lifetime television series “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns.” The six-part reality show follows five women who are considering becoming Catholic nuns. Having been taught by Kentucky Dominican nuns for eight years at … Continue reading

Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 26: Epilepsy Rant

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 26: Epilepsy Rant

I am usually a positive person but today has been especially trying. I realize tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I should be espousing everything I am grateful for.  I will. 

Just not today. 

Today I am on a rant. 

Epilepsy sucks.  It is more insidious than people realize.  People who have seizures lose...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 25: Epilepsy and Dental Care

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 25: Epilepsy and Dental Care

Anti-epilepsy medications can ruin a person’s teeth

Robert is very comfortable at the dentist
Robert has always been good about brushing his teeth but when he lived independently he didn’t regularly see a dentist.  As we found out this year, the dentist he did see actually did not...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Snippets Before the Holiday – Life with Cancer

Have you liked my facebook page?  I've been posting little snippets of my life with cancer there, and here is what you have missed: November 24, 2014 - Cleaning for Thanksgiving Why did I spend hours today cleaning my closet when I have guests co...

Nanny Goats in Panties
Meet My New Buddy, Perry Mennow Paws

Meet My New Buddy, Perry Mennow Paws

Have you ever sat on the cold, concrete tombstone of a stranger, just to watch a gravedigger? It’s twilight and all you can hear is the shovel cutting into the soil and the birds chirping in the trees. They all seem to wear flannel plaid snap-front work shirts and muddy boots. Most have beards....

Consciousness and Health
What Is It About Giving Thanks That Makes Us Healthy?

What Is It About Giving Thanks That Makes Us Healthy?

In remarks made to a conference convened this summer by Cal Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC), renowned gratitude expert Dr. Robert Emmons explained why giving thanks is so appealing to so many. “Gratitude has the power to heal, to energize and to change lives,” he said. More specifically, gratitude increases our...

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New Data Confirms “Hidden Crisis” Among California Children

Nov 25, 2014
New Data Confirms “Hidden Crisis” Among California Children

Years of data collection from an organization advocating for children’s health is now available in its latest Hidden Crisis Report. The Center for Youth Wellness hopes to put a spotlight on a crucial yet hard-to-quantify part of childhood development: adversity. “The Center is a centralized resource center where school staff, administrators, teachers, parents and...

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Davis Vanguard
Should Council Pass Ordinance Addressing Sugary Beverages?

Nov 25, 2014
Should Council Pass Ordinance Addressing Sugary Beverages?

One plank of Mayor Dan Wolk’s healthy children’s initiative is eliminating sugary drinks at restaurant and making low-fat milk the default beverage. Next Tuesday, the Council will hear information from First 5 Yolo and could potentially direct “staff to work with the City Attorney to draft an ordinance addressing sugary beverages in kids’ meals,...

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