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It Can Strike Anyone at Anytime

Excerpt of Article by Jim McBride | U~T San Diego A snowboarder crashes face first on an icy slope. A teenage driver is in a violent car accident. A middle age man walks past a construction zone, slips, falls and his head hits the concrete. A Marine in a war zone is hit with shrapnel from a roadside bomb. These …Continue reading →

Epilepsy Ireland Launches Smartphone App

Disclaimer I do not have an Android phone or any smartphone. I have not seen, downloaded, or used the app described below. However, I have been to the Epilepsy Ireland website, and I have seen screenshots of the app. I chose to share the information in this post because I think the app is a fantastic idea that could benefit …Continue reading →

Using Social Media to Combat Depression

Excerpt of Article written by Kyle VanHemert | Wired Robert Morris developed Panoply, a crowdsourced website for improving mental health. The site, which was the focus of his doctoral thesis at MIT Media Lab, trained users to reframe and reassess negative thoughts, embedding an established technique called cognitive behavioral therapy in an engaging, unthreatening interface. After a study confirmed the …Continue reading →

Understanding Epilepsy

Excerpt of Article by Hilary Mounfield | The Scotsman If you were to open any national newspaper this morning, there would be a good number of features and stories about health and medicine. However, when reading about all the different illnesses, epidemics and breakthroughs, one fairly common condition is regularly absent from the nation’s media – epilepsy. More than 50,000 …Continue reading →

Vet at War with the System

I realize there are people who disagree with some or all of my opinions and decisions. Even though we do not agree about everything, I am glad you visit my blog and spend your valuable time sharing comments about my posts. Based on the following article, and many similar stories, my conclusion is the United States Department of Veteran Affairs is …Continue reading →

Damsel in Depression

Excerpt of article by Kati van der Hoeven (Lepistö) | Disabled Magazine We all are different; we are all wired in a particular way. Even siblings conceived by the same father and mother, who grew up in the same environment can be very different. Just as our DNA is distinctive, so is the way we experience life. We all have different tastes, …Continue reading →

Gifted Kids with Learning Disabilities

Excerpt of Article by Catherine Wormald | The Conversation Mention the terms “intellectual giftedness” and “learning disability” and there is a general understanding of what each term means. However, most people are unaware that in many circumstances the two can go hand in hand. Research suggests that 14% of children who are identified as being intellectually gifted may also have …Continue reading →

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During the past 11 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! Let me show you how to overcome your challenges.

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