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!
Posts Written in 2020
Motivation Monday–So long 2020–Got to find and keep balanced!
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
Choosing hope on Motivation Monday
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
Building Your Parkinson’s Virtual Wellness Plan with Polly Dawkins via Parkinson Social Network (PSN)
Angela and I were the hosts for speaker Polly Dawkins, Executive Director, of the Davis Phinney Foundation during a webinar organized by the Parkinson Social Network (PSN).
Our first Motivation Monday
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
A Dash of Positivity #1
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!
Announcing Inspiration Alley
Inspiration Alley is the exciting new part of our site dedicated to highlighting memorable audio, video, photos, and creative tools to teach, remind, laugh, and motivate!
A New Look with More to Offer at ASoftVoice.com
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.
My New Way of Walking (to vary my routine), Thanks to Urban Poling
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.
Come join the Parkinson Voice Project 15th Anniversary Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:30pm CST (7:30pmEST)
I invite you to join me and my friends at Parkinson Voice Project (PVP) for
A Passion for Pictures
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.
Are You A Little Lost? You Are Not Alone! We Are in Transition.
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!
A Documentary that Brought Me Unexpected Lessons and Hope!
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.
Remembering Our Animals
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’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease
The Mighty, one of the largest online information resources on various illnesses, recently launched their own Parkinson’s disease guide.
The Home in Transition!
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 Brings Change
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.
A Parkinson’s Wellness Checklist
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.
The New and Improved Tools & Resource page!
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.
Best Blogs on Parkinson’s 2020
A Soft Voice Chosen by Healthline.com as One of the Best Blogs on Parkinson’s Disease. Many thanks to you, my readers for making this possible and your continued support. I hope that I can provide you with positive and useful information. My goal is to empower and to offer a fresh perspective at how we handle and perceive our chronic illness.
ZOOM Is Changing The Way We Communicate
ZOOM Is Changing The Way We Communicate by author and blogger Karl Robb – A Soft Voice in a Noisy World
My First Online Doctor’s Visit – TeleHealth Makes Sense for Less Stress and Lower Expense
I asked Dr. Dorsey what his thoughts were on the rapid burst of telehealth popularity. His remarks were, that if you like using telemedicine for physician visits, to tell your representatives, so that we can keep this most beneficial technology.
Hear It, Share It – Positive Daily Living (Part 4 of 4)
Chapter 29 offers some fresh perspectives and numerous suggestions on how we might make some changes in our daily lives. Voice actor, Doug Gochman does a wonderful job in expressing my words on the audio book.
Hear It, Share It – How to Talk to Doctors (Part 3 of 4)
Making a connection with your physician(s) can build a rapport that is less stressful and reduces the usual doctor visit anxiety.
Does Masking Have A New Meaning?
There is a common, unfunny, and overused joke about not playing poker with people who have Parkinson’s disease because many of us have reduced facial movement and it can be hard to read our expressions.
Hear It, Share It – (Part 2 of 4) – This Disease Isn’t Fair
We are all tasked with some sort of physical, mental, or spiritual challenge in our lives at some point. Some events that we face are inexplicable and hard to fathom. Often, we categorize a level of what is fair or unfair.
Hear It, Share It (Part 1 of 4): Timing in Parkinson’s Disease May be Everything
During these uncertain times, now seemed the right time to share with you some words that might be of help. As we all are at home during this outbreak, I know I’m thinking about and discovering how to get back to a routine that I can keep.
My Droid Neighbors
Technology really can deliver, and Starship is proving it. This marvel of technology is providing
Tools and Resources
After over a quarter of a century of advocating to Congress about the benefits of telehealth, your doctor visit by video has become a reality out of sheer necessity.