In Norman Cousins’ book, Anatomy of An Illness, Cousins mentions a placebo study where over
Pressure hits us all. Some people thrive under pressure, while others just cannot deal with
Don’t be alarmed– but be aware, my fellow Parkinson’s disease travelers! As if we didn’t
Rigidity in thought and body may go hand in hand. Rigidity can be many people’s main complaint when they are first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Keeping active, moving, exercise, and stretching are just a few of the tools to keep in mind when your body starts to stiffen up.
This was created in May 2014, but I thought it was worthy of another appearance.
UPDATE 07/23/18 – I am happy to report that The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks project on
It isn’t often that I write a movie review. Okay! In fact, I NEVER write
If you are embarrassed, sad, shamed, or lack self confidence about having Parkinson’s, I am here to tell you that you don’t have the energy or time to devote to such unproductive emotions.
On this, the 8th Mother’s Day without her, I lit a candle and enjoyed her
When I was first diagnosed, the neurologist in 1991, coldly and in a matter of
This, as is every April, is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month—it is a time to learn
In the past week, I mentioned the loss of Toys R US, which is a
The World Weeps for Geoffrey—A Part of our childhood has gone! Without trying to sound
This was my first blog post 10 years ago–slightly updated! When I was first diagnosed
It is official—this blog, http://www.Asoftvoice.com, is 10 years old! With over 300 archived posts pertaining
Without some sort of plan or framework, it is very easy to get lost along
Nature on Netflix To Wake To, Sleep To, and Enjoy – A Soft Voice In a Noisy World blog Karl Robb
The Magic isn’t gone, but it is fading fast. The art of magic will never
Winter is cold and Winter is icy, The days are dark and the roads are
My card to you for these holidays, Is one of appreciation, in so many ways,
This morning I received one of those nuisance solicitations from a charity that I had
The view was expansive. The calm of the site was not what I expected. I
These are 2 very different photos. One taken in Virginia and one of the NYC
This was a wonderful walk full of Fall color and raining leaves. The wind was
For me, the holiday resonates with special memories of the whole family watching parades, football,
Diet and Parkinson’s disease seem to go together; which makes complete sense, as reams of research seem to point to the gut as a possible culprit for the illness.
Clinging on to that which does not serve us only weighs us down. Rather than
An Inspirational Magic Man Ricky D Boone – Mr. Boone is a true inspiration to me, only after having the gift of getting to know him for about an hour. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet a man with such spirit, grace, humor, compassion, and presence.
The struggles of coping with dyskinesia and understanding how it differs from tremor.