If you are going to take any kind of risk, make sure that you have looked at all the angles!
The added pressure of trying to produce “the right gift” and to cook “the right meal” on top of dealing with your Parkinson’s disease probably isn’t of benefit to your condition. I know from experience, that when I am overloaded with a laundry list of to-do items and I am facing deadlines, stress and tension builds higher and higher – only to make my PD worsen.
Who would have that thought a piece of technology, like Headspace, could be so instrumental in reviving my peace and calm.
It’s official–I have a confession! Maybe, it is an obsession, a compulsion, or just a
If you follow me and read this blog, you know that I have a passion
As Thanksgiving rapidly nears, I am compelled to once again share the many gifts and
Let’s stop worrying about the parts of our lives that we can’t possibly change.
Today, the newest James Bond blockbuster, SPECTRE, is released in the United States! The Bond
It has always been my intention to provide the readers, both Parkinson’s disease related and not, a thought, a picture, or a story that might inspire or spark conversation.
At the time of my diagnosis, I was said to be in the rare two percentile of patients. Now, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) it is estimated four percent of people with PD are diagnosed before the age of 50. It is estimated that 60,000 new cases are diagnosed a year and somewhere between 1 million to 1.5 million people in the United States are living with it.
These are just a few of my observations from living with Parkinson’s disease for over 30 years. I hope you find them to be of help and encourage you to share what have learned with me and my readers.
I was going through my files of paperwork and came across years of documents that I considered to be motivational, inspirational, and truly worth being read and reread.
When my medications turned off immediately for no apparent reason, I was befuddled and beyond worried. Not long ago a good friend experienced the same perplexing event with no medical forewarning.
Animals have healing properties all of their own. Look deep into these amazing and loving eyes and you can sense the intense power.
I have strategies to counteract Parkinson’s disease, but like most of us, I falter and forget to use them. I am exploring a 10 minute a day mind and body exercise program to see if just adding this short time can improve my day.
There is no question that Parkinson’s disease can be a tremendous struggle, filled with changes and developments. My theory is that when we ‘wage war, go to battle, or fight’, we highlight stress, violence, and turmoil.
Back To School A phrase or term in the English language that makes
On occasion I get requests to endorse, promote, or mention products. I am careful what
I am fresh back from Alaska where I was treated to a bounty of natural
Parkinson’s disease can force us to make major life alterations and re-prioritize what it is
Parkinson’s never asked me if it come and play,
It’s the kind of houseguest you wish would go away.
If you read my blog, I am a positive person but I see far too many friends disappearing from our community. As these voices go silent, it becomes easier for them to go missing.
Modern medicine is remarkable and the leaps that we have made show great promise for our future.
Whether you have Parkinson’s disease or not in your life, I have discovered one important constant that makes a difference.
Look beyond what you may not know. Keep an open mind and answers start to show.
As you probably know by now, the World Parkinson Coalition’s big event, the 4th World Parkinson Congress, is coming to Portland, Oregon in September 2016.
It will take change to make a difference in our own care. We can’t rely totally on Western medicine. You only see your neurologist a few times a year.
Parkinson’s disease has taught me so much about living! It has brought me a perspective, a purpose, and a focus!