Today, on World Parkinson’s Day, make this a day of remembrance where we might commemorate those who have left us—those who lead us on our path in advocacy, research, clinical trials, education, fitness, or just touched our lives!
Category: Inspiring Stories
The Many Voices Facing Parkinson’s Disease
There are many voices facing Parkinson’s Disease throughout our community with experiences, perspectives, research information, or helpful ideas that might improve your quality of life.
Jonah Hill’s movie, Stutz, is a must see!
Jonah Hill’s intimate, deep and powerful, insightful, and illuminating documentary film, Stutz, unleashes so many important topics for discussion and expression that can lead to healing and understanding!
The Voices of Our Community series from ParkinsonsDisease.net
Watch these videos to learn more about these amazing people and how they are living with Parkinson’s disease!
Conversation with Rebecca and Larry Gifford
A conversation with Larry and Rebecca Gifford (co-hosts, When Life Gives You Parkinson’s podcast) – A casual talk between two couples about living with Parkinson’s disease…
Conversation with Jon Braddock, Author, Welcome to the YOPD Club
A conversation with author Jon Braddock. After his diagnosis with #YOPD, wrote a collection of 10 interviews to gain some perspective and to better understand from those who were living with young onset Parkinson’s.
Conversation with John Dahlem
Enjoy our conversation with a truly motivational man, mountain climber, John Dahlem, who does not have Parkinson’s disease but has messages that resonate with us all.
Meet John Ball
I think John is the perfect story to be the first person with Parkinson’s in our interviews as he shares his wisdom and indomitable spirit.
A Thought-Provoking Talk with Health Union’s CEO & Co-founder, Olivier Chateau
Watch a candid & inspiring conversation with CEO and co-founder of Health Union, Olivier Chateau. His exciting approach is novel, refreshing, and so insightful! Learn about how Health Union provides online communities and empowers people with chronic conditions.
Interview with Alec Langstein, Rock Steady Boxing NoVA
Alec Langstein, a personal trainer, Rock Steady Boxing NoVA owner and coach, is not yet 30 but he’s changing the lives of many living with Parkinson’s Disease. Alec Langstein set out on a plan to share the benefits of Rock Steady Boxing and what he had seen it do for people with Parkinson’s disease. Watch as Alec shares his passion and vision to making a difference in his boxer’s lives.
My 30 Year Anniversary of a Parkinson’s Diagnosis–with Gratitude
February 23, 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of my official diagnosis for having Young Onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD).
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 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.
Saying It Gracefully Through Poetry—Robin Morgan’s TED Talk
Robin Morgan’s TED talk in 2015 is an eloquent expression of her poetic epiphanies from years with Parkinson’s disease. Her gentle cadence and masterful verbiage put her finger on many of the concerns, frustrations, and unknowns…
Rock Steady Boxing is making a difference in my Parkinson’s disease!
Rock Steady Boxing and my coach, Alec Langstein (https://rocksteadynova.com/), have made me stronger, fitter, and quicker. There is a definite and noticeable improvement in my mobility, agility, and balance.
Remembering The Best Part of Ourselves
I treasure the wonderful camaraderie of pride and love for humanity that shone for that gorgeous but ever so brief moment in time.
The Mysterious Future
Ben Franklin is quoted to having said: “Do not
An Interview with journalist John Williams on his Parkinson’s journey and the common term that he created.
The following are 5 questions for writer/journalist, John Williams, who I met recently, at a local Parkinson’s disease (PD) event, here in Fairfax, VA. We talked about how important it is to remain active and not to spend too much time on the couch! Learn about John’s well-known creation and his amazing career as a journalist.
The Power of an Amazing Quote
Powerful words stay with us and in a world of
Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month 2019
The month of April is upon us and this means
Health Union’s Living With podcast features Karl and Angela Robb
Angela and I have been contributing articles to ParkinsonsDisease.net for almost two years. Health Union (HU)’s mission is to inspire people to live better with challenging health conditions.
Resilience and flexibility are two traits that we all have
Be in the moment!
Farewell and Thanks to Stan Lee!
Heroes come in and out of our lives, often unrecognized
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurological disorder in America with an estimated 6 million cases worldwide and approximately 1-1.5 million people in the United States.
Remember the Day!
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