In this world, full of distractions and misdirection, if we don’t have an itinerary or plan to keep us on our path, it becomes too easy to lose our way. #MotivationMonday
Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Parkinson’s disease Awareness Month has begun! Spreading awareness and information, when at all possible is key. #ParkinsonsAwarenessMonth
Talking with my Neurologist, Dr. Randolph Stephenson!
My latest talk with my Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist, Dr. Randolph Stephenson, is so much more than a patient, a care partner, and a neurologist having a chat.
Interview with Alec Langstein, Rock Steady Boxing NoVA
Alec Langstein, a personal trainer, Rock Steady Boxing NoVA owner and coach, is not yet 30 but he’s changing the lives of many living with Parkinson’s Disease. Alec Langstein set out on a plan to share the benefits of Rock Steady Boxing and what he had seen it do for people with Parkinson’s disease. Watch as Alec shares his passion and vision to making a difference in his boxer’s lives.
The morning glow of beaming light through the trees, paints a glorious awakening for the start of the day. A dramatic sunrise fuels the spirit. #MotivationMonday by Karl Robb
Nature rejuvenates and replenishes. Take in the gift of Nature without disturbing the residents. #MotivationMonday
Gratitude is the Fashion
Gratitude is the fashion that never goes out of style. #MotivationMonday
Being More Receptive
The more receptive you are to the energy all around us, the more productive the healing. #MotivationMonday
The most beneficial action that you can make in your life is to take charge and get as healthy as you can.
Outward influences have inward consequences. Be aware of the choices that you make! #MotivationMonday
Interview with Dr. Ray Dorsey, Neurologist and Co-Author of Ending Parkinson’s Disease!
Karl Robb and Angela Robb interview Dr. Ray Dorsey, who is a Parkinson’s Disease neurologist, researcher, and author. Dr. Dorsey is the David M. Levy Professor of Neurology and Director of the Center for Health + Technology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and co-author of the book Ending Parkinson’s Disease: A Prescription for Action.
My 30 Year Anniversary of a Parkinson’s Diagnosis–with Gratitude
February 23, 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of my official diagnosis for having Young Onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD).
Practice Traffic Stops with Fairfax County Police
I was fortunate to be asked to be a participant in a Practice Traffic Stop. Awareness and understanding can improve everyone’s knowledge of Parkinson’s disease.
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
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.
Does Masking Have A New Meaning?
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.
Getting What You Need-Support
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.
A Day of Parkinson’s Education in Williamsburg
A Day of Parkinson’s Education in Williamsburg #parkinsons #education #support by Karl Robb – A Soft Voice in a Noisy World blog
Thursday 5/23/19 Dealing & Healing Book Reading & Author event in NoVA
Thursday 5/23/19 Dealing & Healing Book Reading & Author event in NoVA with Angela and Karl Robb at Patrick Henry Library in Vienna Virginia
Conference Nirvana and The Real World!
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.
Don’t Expect Everyone To Understand Parkinson’s-2018!
This was my first blog post 10 years ago–slightly updated! When I was first diagnosed
Rock Steady Boxing–It’s so much more than just boxing!
I recently joined a Rock Steady Boxing class! The class and the instructor are wonderful!
The Magic in Magic!
The Magic isn’t gone, but it is fading fast. The art of magic will never
Collaboration with PatientsLikeMe
I am so excited to announce that Angela and I will be guest blogging for
Community Update – Events and Online Resources
ParkinsonsDisease.net Reaches 10k Likes! If you follow this blog, you know that I have been
Guest Blogging for PatientsLikeMe #MoreThan Campaign
I am so excited to be part of the @PatientsLikeMe #MoreThan campaign! I recently wrote
Positive Daily Living Sample Chapter from Dealing and Healing
We are excited to provide this collection of exercises and tools that we believe can benefit most anyone! Whether you are an individual, a support group, a social group, or a small informal group, we encourage you to try these exercises and to share it with those who you feel may benefit from it.
Parkinson’s Essay Turns 200!
Tomorrow, James Parkinson‘s essay will be 200 years old. Since his discovery, modern medicine has
Out of Control
Parkinson’s Disease agonist medications (Requip and Mirapex) have been shown to cause compulsive behavior for
Five or More… with Robin Elliott, Executive Director & CEO of PDF
I am so pleased to have Robin Elliott, the Executive Director and CEO of the