Holistic doctor
Epilepsy, Health

Good and bad experiences I have had with holistic and medical doctors

NOTE: THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE I often hear people scoff at holistic doctors and claim they offer no medical value compared to traditional medical doctors (MDs). However, based on experience, I have found holistic doctors and medical doctors to both play important roles in solving health issues, and I have had good and bad… Continue reading Good and bad experiences I have had with holistic and medical doctors

Little girl
Health

Pro-choice movement: Focus more on the lives of children

Mantras of the current American pro-choice movement are quotes like, "Get your hands off my ovaries, " and, "My body, my choice." While these quotes have significance, they tend to come off as self-centered rather than emphasizing a subject that hits hard on all people: the life of the child. Over a decade ago my… Continue reading Pro-choice movement: Focus more on the lives of children

Health, History, Living, Relationships, Sweden

Issues that need to be addressed as a result of women being in the workforce

Note: This article is a collection of observations and will be undergoing editing as new information is learned on the subject. While women often speak of how liberating it is to participate in the workforce, I often question the negatives that have resulted from their participation and think it sparks major issues that need to… Continue reading Issues that need to be addressed as a result of women being in the workforce

Pregnancy Swedish Healthcare
Health, Sweden

I have more fear of not receiving healthcare in Sweden than in the US

I recently spoke to a middle aged Swedish man who inquired about America's expensive healthcare system. He joked about American patients being thrown out on the streets by US hospitals if they could not pay for healthcare. I smiled courteously and said healthcare can be expensive in the United States, but people receive care quickly,… Continue reading I have more fear of not receiving healthcare in Sweden than in the US

Sweden healthcare
Health, Sweden

Long wait time and poor communication with Sweden’s healthcare system

Sweden's "free healthcare" system has many downsides, such as long wait times and poor communication that often make America's healthcare system seem superior (especially pre-Obamacare). I am an American born and raised in Southern California who was diagnosed with epilepsy at 25 years old. At 28 years old I moved to Sweden to live permanently… Continue reading Long wait time and poor communication with Sweden’s healthcare system

Epilepsy Awareness Facebook
Epilepsy, Health

Finding confidence with epilepsy in Facebook support groups

Having experienced seizures for years after turning 21 years old, I have found more confidence in myself and learned more about epilepsy after joining epilepsy awareness and support groups on Facebook. I first began having petit mal seizures when I was 21. While brushing my teeth in the morning my arm would suddenly jut out,… Continue reading Finding confidence with epilepsy in Facebook support groups

Affordable Care Act Obamacare
Epilepsy, Health

I was left high and dry by the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare

I have not been a fan of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," ever since it impacted by private health insurance plan in 2013. Before I explain my experience, I will note that I began having seizures at 21 years old and at 25 years old I was diagnosed with Epilepsy, a serious neurological disorder.… Continue reading I was left high and dry by the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare