We must stay focused on keeping ourselves and all of those who we care about safe and healthy. There is no shortage of generosity, love, and compassion. We offer a piece of positivity and motivation for this Monday! #MotivationMonday
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.
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.
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.
This pandemic has led us to turning our family homes into a workplace, an online schoolhouse, and with telemedicine, our doctor’s office. The safety and convenience of telemedicine have altered and changed life as we know it, for good.
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.
ZOOM Is Changing The Way We Communicate by author and blogger Karl Robb – A Soft Voice in a Noisy World
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.
Making a connection with your physician(s) can build a rapport that is less stressful and reduces the usual doctor visit anxiety.
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.
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.
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.
The 2020 pandemic has robbed us of my favorite living musician, the great John Prine.
If you are complaining about being sequestered at home, be grateful that you have a home and a place to reside through this craziness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wishing all ASoftVoice.com readers a very Happy Holiday Season! From Karl Robb:
Being Thankful On the morning of this chilly windy Thanksgiving day, I want to express
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.
I treasure the wonderful camaraderie of pride and love for humanity that shone for that gorgeous but ever so brief moment in time.
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.
Trust me, I am not a reminder service, nor am I a medical professional, but
On August 24th, in Philadelphia, PA, hundreds of people with Parkinson’s and those who care
I have been fortunate to meet hundreds of people over these thirty plus years with
Thursday 5/23/19 Dealing & Healing Book Reading & Author event in NoVA with Angela and Karl Robb at Patrick Henry Library in Vienna Virginia