Gratitude is the fashion that never goes out of style. #MotivationMonday
Being More Receptive
The more receptive you are to the energy all around us, the more productive the healing. #MotivationMonday
Self care starts and ends with you!
Self care starts and ends with you! If you don’t do it, who will?
What We Are Capable Of!
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
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
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 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.
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
Spread Love, Compassion, Care, and Kindness-Not the Virus!
It is my hope that we choose to share compassion and kindness, in this time of need. This is our opportunity to reunify our nations and the entire planet.
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.
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.
Feeling Grateful-Happy Thanksgiving!
Being Thankful On the morning of this chilly windy Thanksgiving day, I want to express
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…
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.
Alike but Different!
I can’t explain the connection that I have to these tiny but beautiful pieces of art. Nature and time have created a cornucopia of remarkable masterpieces.
Does the Parkinson’s Profile Exist?
I have been fortunate to meet hundreds of people over these thirty plus years with
The Mysterious Future
Ben Franklin is quoted to having said: “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about
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 sound bites, there is no
Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month 2019
The month of April is upon us and this means a month of Parkinson’s awareness!
Conference Nirvana and The Real World!
When you bring hundreds of people together with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in one place, everything Parkinson’s seems normal and the world outside our hotel seemed odd. A peace came over us, where explaining ourselves to why we were doing what we were doing wasn’t necessary.
Expression and making our voice heard is hard enough but if you throw in a
Who is paying the price?
I found this quote that I wrote a year ago or so. I had put
Recently, I have been the recipient of kind acts from those who I don’t know.