Today’s Motivation Monday is on deciding to take charge of our lives. I am even asking you to make a decision. Had I chosen to believe that I was dealing with a chronic illness with no options, I would not be here thirty years later. I made a choice. #MotivationMonday
I was reminded that I have an obligation for young onset and newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, who might learn from my experience. I am dedicated, after 40 years of living with Parkinson’s disease, to offering assistance and benefit to the Parkinson’s community.
Routine has advantages. Routine makes a practice. A practice leads to becoming comfortable with the routine and finding the benefits of the practice.
For over forty years, I have had at least one camera in my hand. There is true joy in capturing a beautiful moment in nature and time. I lose myself in the moments behind the camera. Parkinson’s disease symptoms seem to vanish briefly, as I focus on the image at hand. It takes my complete attention.
I find myself spinning my wheels rather than keeping focused on what I should be doing. The distractions are boundless. Procrastination has become far too easy!
I am 53 years old and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 23. I have made it my mission to provide Parkinson’s awareness. Thirty plus years with Parkinson’s has taught me a great deal about living well with this chronic condition.
Trust, faith, hope, and diligence are four key components to
Rigidity in thought and body may go hand in hand. Rigidity can be many people’s main complaint when they are first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Keeping active, moving, exercise, and stretching are just a few of the tools to keep in mind when your body starts to stiffen up.
UPDATE 07/23/18 – I am happy to report that The Animated
Rock Steady Boxing is like a fast-paced support group that makes you sweat.
The struggles of coping with dyskinesia and understanding how it differs from tremor.
Diet and Parkinson’s disease seem to go together; which makes complete sense, as reams of research seem to point to the gut as a possible culprit for the illness.
Taking time for yourself isn’t a luxury–it’s a necessity! Just taking a few minutes more, every day, can make a difference in your mood, your creativity, and overall well-being living with a chronic condition.
Where are you going, what are you doing, how will
Who would have that thought a piece of technology, like Headspace, could be so instrumental in reviving my peace and calm.
Wellness Way is your opportunity at the World Parkinson Congress 2016 in Portland, OR, to take time for yourself and experience therapies like massage, yoga, reiki, meditation and more.
Calm and Very Cool! The time has come to demystify
Our intuition is what keeps us stable and on an
As Christmas nears and I think about the coming New
What does a cure mean to you? Does it mean
We live in a world of faster is better: food-service,
It’s what you tell yourself when a thought or emotion
As an advocate for Parkinson’s disease (PD) awareness and issues
I have little doubt that Neurological disorders like, Parkinson’s disease,
It is ingrained in western culture not to question the
Do you find yourself losing track of time? Do you
As we end the celebration of the 4th of July
10 TIPS FOR BETTER LIVING WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE (PD)(AND MAYBE SOME OTHER CHRONIC ILLNESSES)
There is little doubt that human touch is of benefit
Over a decade ago, I had the good fortune of meeting my current Reiki teacher. When he
introduced me to Reiki, I thought it to be pure quackery, but I had nothing to lose in keeping an open-mind.