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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

Karl Robb with Urban Poling's Activator Poles

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.