Stay Calm–It’s The Most Wonderful Time!

Happy Holidays And A Wonderful New Year!

As wonderful as this time of year can be, it brings stress with it. From decorating to other’s standards, to getting the house in shape, to finding just the right gift, I offer these 3 pieces of advice:

1. The gifts shouldn’t mean that much. Enjoy time with friends and family. Take time for you!

2. Try to get some quiet time. Parties are loads of fun, but take some down-time. Take time for you! 

3. Be kind to yourself. Remember to breath when the stress rises. Deep cleansing breathing works wonders. Enjoy yourself and keep hope for the New Year!

Happy Holidays from Karl Robb, Writer at ASoftVoice.com! Thanks for reading my blog!

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over thirty years. With symptoms since he was seventeen years old, Karl was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty-one, he is a Parkinson’s disease advocate, an entrepreneur, an inventor, an author of two books (A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Conditions: A Workbook for Body, Mind, and Spirit) with his wife and care partner, Angela Robb. He has blogged for ten years on his website, ASoftVoice.com. He is a Community Team Member to ParkinsonsDisease.net and is a contributor to PatientsLikeMe.com. His blog, ASoftVoice.com, has been recognized four years in a row by Healthline.com as one of The Best Parkinson’s Blogs of 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015! Healthline.com also listed the book A Soft Voice in a Noisy World in their list of Best Parkinson’s Disease Books of 2017! FeedSpot.com has recognized ASoftVoice.com for 2018 and 2017 as a Top 50 Parkinson’s Disease blog. Karl was a blogger for the 2016 World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon. He is a frequent speaker on Parkinson’s disease issues as well as an experienced advocate for Parkinson’s issues throughout the United States. He is also an advisor and consultant on Parkinson’s disease. Karl is a board member of both the Parkinson Voice Project and Parkinson Social Network based in Virginia. He was an active board member (6 years) and an advocate (18 years) with the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). In his free time, he is a photographer, constant writer, longtime magician, and a practicing Reiki Jin Kei Do master. Karl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been featured by The New York Post, BBC Radio, CBS News, National Public Broadcasting (NPR), in The New Republic magazine and NHK World Television, as well as several Washington, D.C., television stations. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd. I’m available for speaking engagements to share my experience living with Parkinson’s disease. Please contact me at asoftvoice@gmail.com if you are interested in having me speak to your group, conference/symposium, or would like me to write an article for your newsletter or blog. I am not a medical professional and this information is my personal view. I am just sharing my medical journey with you, the reader. I encourage you to seek all avenues that can benefit your condition.

Posted on December 19, 2011, in Education & Support, Health, Parkinson's Disease, Philosophy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The holidays can be difficult! Unfortunately when a person has family problems, the holiday season may bring on depression. Unfortunately this is true for me.

    Your suggestion of deep cleansing breathing is a good one. And so is taking some quiet time to reflect on what is good in your life. That often will give balance against what (or who) brings on life’s difficulties.

    Warm wishes to all this holiday season – your friend, jean
    PS. And I really enjoy your blog!

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