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.
I find myself spinning my wheels rather than keeping focused on what I should be doing. The distractions are boundless. Procrastination has become far too easy!
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.
ZOOM Is Changing The Way We Communicate by author and blogger Karl Robb – A Soft Voice in a Noisy World
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.
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.
During these uncertain times, now seemed the right time to share with you some words that might be of help. As we all are at home during this outbreak, I know I’m thinking about and discovering how to get back to a routine that I can keep.
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.
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.
Being Thankful On the morning of this chilly windy Thanksgiving day, I want to express
Don’t miss 2019 APDA Virginia Education Day on Saturday 9/28 in Williamsburg VA!! Registration still open unil 9/25!
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.
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.
Angela and I have been contributing articles to ParkinsonsDisease.net for almost two years. Health Union (HU)’s
As much as Parkinson’s disease tests my day, it does not define my existence. My
Heroes come in and out of our lives, often unrecognized and frequently under appreciated. On
Today, of all days is the perfect time to discuss the subject of change. Today,
In Norman Cousins’ book, Anatomy of An Illness, Cousins mentions a placebo study where over
Rigidity in thought and body may go hand in hand. Rigidity can be many people’s main complaint when they are first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Keeping active, moving, exercise, and stretching are just a few of the tools to keep in mind when your body starts to stiffen up.
This was created in May 2014, but I thought it was worthy of another appearance.
It isn’t often that I write a movie review. Okay! In fact, I NEVER write
This was my first blog post 10 years ago–slightly updated! When I was first diagnosed
I recently joined a Rock Steady Boxing class! The class and the instructor are wonderful!
The Magic isn’t gone, but it is fading fast. The art of magic will never
Watch #SingOut2017 concert tomorrow 9/9
The struggles of coping with dyskinesia and understanding how it differs from tremor.
I am so excited to announce that Angela and I will be guest blogging for
My many thanks to my friends at the Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson, Texas for