Self-care is a topic that I talk about quite a bit, on this blog. During these changing times, it can be easy to forget wellness tools that we have in our toolbox.
In helping myself to remember to do my own self-care, I developed the checklist below and thought it might be a helpful resource and tool! You might consider using the list as a daily checklist to discover some helpful sites and be inspired to start or finish a project.
Wellness is an important part of our journey with Parkinson’s disease. I believe keeping the mind, body, and spirit in balance is a holistic approach to living well with Parkinson’s. This list covers these these 3 areas of wellness and allows to you to be creative with the items you feel drawn to add.
If you know your Parkinson’s disease resources well, you might share the list with those who are less familiar with available information. I hope that this is a tool that you can use to help yourself.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) remains a mystery to science almost as much as it does to the public. This illness impacts each and every patient in a unique and solitary way. Enter a room full of Parkinson’s patients and there is little chance of finding two who share the exact same symptoms nor the same drug regimen.
Determining the cause for one patient may unlock answers for one flavor of the disease. It may very well be that PD is more than one illness encased in a bubble labelled, “Parkinson’s”.
The complexities that surround the brain are revealing that what was once thought to be strictly a brain disorder may very well encompass a whole host of other systems, such as the digestion system, autonomic nervous system, and others. In short, it appears that it is all connected.
If it is all connected, one could easily make the leap that what we hear, see, smell, and eat all have influence on our mind, our body, as well as our spirit. Slowly, but surely, scientists and researchers are starting take a promising holistic approach to unravelling this devious and menacing illness.
The late best-selling author and motivational speaker, Dr. Wayne Dyer used to say:
‘When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.’
I believe this to be applicable to PD. This illness very well may require a new model and a fresh perspective in how we perceive this disease and how we break it down.