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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!

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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…