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
Category: Mind Body Spirit
New Years Thoughts and Good Wishes to you for 2021!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
It’s World Parkinson’s Day
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.
If you are complaining about being sequestered at home, be grateful that you have a home and a place to reside through this craziness.
A Very Different Parkinson’s Awareness Month!
In just a matter of days, our world has been turned upside down and around
Some things to watch on Netflix at this time.
If you have Netflix, here is a list of some suggestions to consider: As we
Trying to Process Shock, Loss, and Grief
Thinking that you are flexible and easy-going can be dramatically different until, you are challenged. Life has a way of sneaking in unexpected setbacks that knock your feet out from under you.
The Missing Month–Where Have I Been?
I am back, after taking almost a month-long adventure-road trip to Key West and back to Northern Virginia. For about 3 weeks, Angela, Lily, the Chocolate Lab, and I explored the Southeast coast and sucked up the warm breezes, compelling sunsets, and miles of open road.
Getting What You Need-Support
The reality is that a well-run support group offers camaraderie, information, and a wisdom that comes from so many, all in one place. When you find a good group, it feels like another family and a place that you belong.
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…
Ideas For The New Year
It’s a new year and the thought of those resolutions on the club napkin are but distant memories. Seriously, resolutions can be wonderful intentions yet only to create a burden that wasn’t the intention in the first place.
It’s National Family Caregivers Month-Here are some thoughts!
Take the time to show your love and gratitude for all that your caregivers do for you…
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.
The Mysterious Future
Ben Franklin is quoted to having said: “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about
An Informative Interview with Retired Dietitian, Kathrynne Holden
One question that I get all the time, is how to manage their diet with
The Power of an Amazing Quote
Powerful words stay with us and in a world of sound bites, there is no
Expression and making our voice heard is hard enough but if you throw in a
Recently, I have been the recipient of kind acts from those who I don’t know.
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.
It’s The Little Things That Aren’t So Little!
Appreciating those calm moments of the day, a good laugh, or even a brief nap, may seem simple daily occurrences that are the good stuff of life that we too often take for granted.