Routine has advantages. Routine makes a practice. A practice leads to becoming comfortable with the routine and finding the benefits of the practice.
Sharing the Voice Newsletter
In this Fall newsletter, check out the links to upcoming community events, thoughtful conversations, Fall Photo gallery, and What to Watch.
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
Announcing Inspiration Alley
Inspiration Alley is the exciting new part of our site dedicated to highlighting memorable audio, video, photos, and creative tools to teach, remind, laugh, and motivate!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Season’s Greetings from Karl Robb at asoftvoice.com
Wishing all ASoftVoice.com readers a very Happy Holiday Season!
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
Upcoming Victory Summit in Philadelphia
On August 24th, in Philadelphia, PA, hundreds of people with
Does the Parkinson’s Profile Exist?
I have been fortunate to meet hundreds of people over
World Parkinson Congress (WPC) 2019 in Kyoto!
WPC Kyoto 2019 I have had the good fortune to
The Mysterious Future
Ben Franklin is quoted to having said: “Do not