Tag Archives: epilepsy and girls

Hi everyone! I thought I’d take a break from the recipes today & share an awesome full-body, body-weight only workout you can do right in your own living room. A few at-home workouts are nice to have on hand. Especially on these brutally hot summer days where you just do not want to get out […]

Happy Friday friends! You’ve heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day…” Well to each their own, but for me, breakfast is actually my favorite meal of the day! I could probably eat breakfast food for every meal. And today, I’m super excited to share with you one of my quick […]

Hello friends! Welcome to another edition of Fresh Fridays! Today I’m sharing a recipe that will have a healthy & delicious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes! These Sheet Pan Fajitas come from a fellow Idahoan, Sara Wells, with www.ourbestbites.com. This gal has an awesome website & IG (sara_ourbestbites), & if you […]

Hello friends! Jodi Suglio, MES Health & Wellness director here. As promised in my lil Facebook teaser post earlier this week (if you don’t follow us on our socials, do it!), I present “Fresh Fridays!”, a weekly healthy recipe share from some of my favorite chefs, dietitians, & go-to nutrition bloggers. I will be specifically […]

I was 18-months-old when I had my first seizure.  It was during a very high fever, so considered a febrile seizure, but it was a seizure nonetheless.  My father was a doctor who had been a front line medic in World World II, but, the story goes, he completely lost his cool when I had […]

Self-Love is the regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).  Self-love is not a bad thing when we do it correctly… In life, many women and girls do not love themselves whether it is from the pressures of society or from the pain of our pasts.  We […]

As I reflect on 2018 the word that comes to mind is Thankful.  I am thankful for wishes… I am thankful for all that we are are accomplishing at My Epilepsy Story (MES).  I am thankful for the amazing women and girls living with epilepsy that I have had the opportunity to meet this year. […]

My friend, Brandy with My Epilepsy Story, reached out to me and asked if I would write something that might help others like me, who have experienced the tragedy of loss.  Something that would help them be able to get through the holidays with a little comfort in knowing they are not alone.  Something that […]

My husband and I recently adopted a precious little girl, Virginia Mei, from China. Virginia Mei’s adoption was a special needs adoption. We chose Virginia Mei knowing she had hydrocephalus- fluid on the brain. In China, we were informed from caregivers in her orphanage that she had a shunt in her head to help relieve the […]

My name is Mary, and I have intractable epilepsy. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 14, and my seizures are complex partial with secondary generalization. My seizures have never been controlled, so I’ve had many surgeries in an attempt to identify the focal point and resect it. Within the last five years, I […]