February 23, 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of my official diagnosis for having Young Onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD).
Awareness and Mindfulness – Distractions are everywhere. In a world where we praise speed and the ability to multi-task, it is easy to overlook the importance of performing one task at a time with mindfulness and efficiency. #MotivationMonday #parkinsonsawareness #selfcare #mindfulness
How well do we really know the people in our lives? Every life has a story and a meaning. Some lives just need a storyteller to relay it to others. #MotivationMonday
Every day is a new opportunity to learn and grow. Like a wave washes the sandy beach, as the sands mix, the beach is never exactly as it used to be. As much as we don’t see it, every second our body, thoughts, and feelings change. Move forward with the wide eyes of the eager student of life. -Karl Robb #MotivationMonday
There will be days for everyone with or without illness that we don’t want to get out of bed. Then, there will be days where we surprise ourselves at our fortitude and drive. #MotivationMonday
How we look at ourselves and the rest of the world may require us to adjust our perspective to pull from our can do spirit. #MotivationMonday
I was fortunate to be asked to be a participant in a Practice Traffic Stop. Awareness and understanding can improve everyone’s knowledge of Parkinson’s disease.
Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles – Martin Luther King Jr.
Sometimes our steepest climbs bring out the greatest lessons. We don’t really know what we are capable of until we are forced to risk our survival, our comfort, or being reliant on our own expediency. #MotivationMonday
It’s a new day. It’s a new year. It’s a new you! Finding our way around the roadblocks in our lives only makes us stronger. #MotivationMonday
We hope this list is helpful in sparking your creativity and ideas for self-development and growth for 2021. Here’s to a healthier and happier New Year! We look forward to great things for the new year and hope we can all help each other!
As the year 2021 approaches and we place high hopes upon what might be, it is with our wishes to all that 2021 bring a year of healing, health, and happiness. #MotivationMonday
Hope is a precious tool. It can drive us through the most difficult of times. Hope rejuvenates our drive. Without hope, we may drift and forget our direction toward the path that we had set out. On occasion, we all need a nudge to get back to where we should be going. #MotivationMonday #ParkinsonsDisease #ParkinsonsAwareness
Angela and I were fortunate to have the opportunity to be virtual hosts to Polly Dawkins, Executive Director, of the Davis Phinney Foundation for a webinar organized by the Parkinson Social Network (PSN). Polly’s presentation is titled Building Your Parkinson’s Virtual Wellness Plan.
We must stay focused on keeping ourselves and all of those who we care about safe and healthy. There is no shortage of generosity, love, and compassion. We offer a piece of positivity and motivation for this Monday! #MotivationMonday
I am writing this today to share some good stuff! There is a lot of negativity in the news, in health, and we tend to forget that there are stories to make us smile, laugh, and pick us up. Here are a few that I stumbled upon and hope that they just might brighten your day!
Welcome to Inspiration Alley, this is the exciting new part of our site that is dedicated to highlighting memorable audio, video, photos, and creative tools to teach, remind, laugh, and motivate!
Our site has undergone a big redesign to improve your experience and navigation with much more to come. As one of the early blogs on Parkinson’s disease that is written by a person with the illness, it was released in 2008.
Nordic walking, pole walking, power walking, or whatever you may call it, the exercise is popular around the world, for good reason. Pole walking forces the walker to move with purpose and intent. Walking can strengthen, restore, improve balance, help with coordination, and force your body to connect with your thoughts.
I invite you to join me and my friends at Parkinson Voice Project (PVP) for
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 was seeking something positive and uplifting to watch during this pandemic and year of uncertainty. I found the video that I needed, on Netflix.
The animals in our lives can leave long lasting imprints that help to make us who we are. Our awareness for creating a connection with another animal awakens our character and that feeling of responsibility.
The Mighty, one of the largest online information resources on various illnesses, recently launched their own Parkinson’s disease guide.
This pandemic has led us to turning our family homes into a workplace, an online schoolhouse, and with telemedicine, our doctor’s office. The safety and convenience of telemedicine have altered and changed life as we know it, for good.
Change is inevitable. From my experience, people with Parkinson’s disease are not wild about change. I am not big on change, but I try to embrace innovations and new technology, as best as I can. Some changes are easier than others.
Self-care is a topic that I talk about quite a bit, on this blog. During these changing times, it can be easy to forget wellness tools and tips that we have in our toolbox.
Stay informed and aware of what people with Parkinson’s disease are writing about, how they are dealing with the illness, and find information that may inspire or educate. Gain perspective and get unique views from people from all over the world.
Mask It -The number of infected and deaths from COVID-19 are staggering. If a mask means life or death, there really is no logical excuse for not wearing one. Once again, this pandemic shows that without severe caution and diligence, it will escalate with ease. This virus is not a joke and it is not just going to go away, like magic.