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Awareness and Mindfulness

Awareness and Mindfulness – Distractions are everywhere. In a world where we praise speed and the ability to multi-task, it is easy to overlook the importance of performing one task at a time with mindfulness and efficiency. #MotivationMonday #parkinsonsawareness #selfcare #mindfulness

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New Years Thoughts and Good Wishes to you for 2021!

We hope this list is helpful in sparking your creativity and ideas for self-development and growth for 2021. Here’s to a healthier and happier New Year! We look forward to great things for the new year and hope we can all help each other!

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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

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Building Your Parkinson’s Virtual Wellness Plan with Polly Dawkins via Parkinson Social Network (PSN)

Angela and I were fortunate to have the opportunity to be virtual hosts to Polly Dawkins, Executive Director, of the Davis Phinney Foundation for a webinar organized by the Parkinson Social Network (PSN). Polly’s presentation is titled Building Your Parkinson’s Virtual Wellness Plan.

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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.

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The New and Improved Tools & Resource page!

Stay informed and aware of what people with Parkinson’s disease are writing about, how they are dealing with the illness, and find information that may inspire or educate. Gain perspective and get unique views from people from all over the world.

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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.

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Hear It, Share It – (Part 2 of 4) – This Disease Isn’t Fair

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.

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.