We are all tasked with some sort of physical, mental, or spiritual challenge in our lives at some point. Some events that we face are inexplicable and hard to fathom. Often, we categorize a level of what is fair or unfair.
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.
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.
In just a matter of days, our world has been turned upside down and around
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 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.
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.
CarePartner/Caregiver Appreciation Those of us living with Parkinson’s disease and have a caregiver or care
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.
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.
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.
Ben Franklin is quoted to having said: “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about
Trust, faith, hope, and diligence are four key components to seeing your way through any
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
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.
Appreciating those calm moments of the day, a good laugh, or even a brief nap, may seem simple daily occurrences that are the good stuff of life that we too often take for granted.
We must live in the here and now, plan for our future, and treasure joys
Keep an open mind and always look for something new to your toolbox!
Resilience and flexibility are two traits that we all have and often forget to use.
Be in the moment!
We all need a catalyst at sometime in our lives to keep momentum.