Routine has advantages. Routine makes a practice. A practice leads to becoming comfortable with the routine and finding the benefits of the practice.
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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
A New Look with More to Offer at ASoftVoice.com
Our site has undergone a big redesign to improve your experience and navigation with much more to come. As one of the early blogs on Parkinson’s disease that is written by a person with the illness, it was released in 2008.
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.
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.
Hear It, Share It – How to Talk to Doctors (Part 3 of 4)
Making a connection with your physician(s) can build a rapport that is less stressful and reduces the usual doctor visit anxiety.
Tools and Resources
After over a quarter of a century of advocating to Congress about the benefits of telehealth, your doctor visit by video has become a reality out of sheer necessity.
A Partial History in Tees
Almost every Parkinson’s disease conference that I have ever attended, over these 30 years of going to symposiums, lectures, and meetings, almost all of them had a an associated tee shirt.
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.
Losing An American Treasure—The Loss of John Prine
The 2020 pandemic has robbed us of my favorite living
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
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.
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.
Feeling Grateful-Happy Thanksgiving!
Being Thankful On the morning of this chilly windy Thanksgiving
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.
Washington Nationals Win MLB World Championship!
Epic sports comeback stories are reminders for us all that sometimes the underdog wins. When in the face of adversity, when pressed, the team that you discount will surprise you and overcome the odds.
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.
Protect Yourself from Summer Dangers
Trust me, I am not a reminder service, nor am
Does the Parkinson’s Profile Exist?
I have been fortunate to meet hundreds of people over
The Mysterious Future
Ben Franklin is quoted to having said: “Do not
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.
An Informative Interview with Retired Dietitian, Kathrynne Holden
One question that I get all the time, is how
It’s World Parkinson’s Disease Day!
Today is special because it is about spreading awareness about
Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month 2019
The month of April is upon us and this means