19: November

As many of you reading this already know, November is epilepsy awareness month. I'm not sure when it was officially dubbed that November was the best month for epilepsy awareness, but no matter.

If you visit any groups or support organizations this month, you will likely see lavender colored ribbons all over. Lavender was chosen originally because a calm mind is less likely to experience seizure activity, and lavender is supposed to be a calming color and scent. I can't say whether the color affects me, but it is no doubt a calming scent.

Different epilepsy related groups are holding special events some time this month, so if you know of one near you, check it out to see if there are any you can participate in. This site has many ideas on what you can do to create awareness.

So far this month, there has been a surprising amount of events to bring about awareness. There are too many to list here, as so many states and organizations are putting on individual agendas. However, there is an epilepsy awareness month challenge put out by the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas that has some interesting ideas to try and accomplish each day.

This of course is just a small snippet, if you need more detail it's a quick internet search away. Each day you can try to accomplish something in your life that relates to these concepts. Related to epilepsy or not, it doesn't matter, as long as you try to integrate the idea in to your life. Since I've included so many items to take a look at, I'll leave it at that this week. Thanks for reading!

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