Living Well With Parkinson’s

"Live well, learn plenty, laugh often, love much." Ralph Waldo Emerson "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." Friedrich Nietzsche **Introduction: Recently, I wrote a blog post entitled "A Checklist for Supporting Someone with Parkinson’s" (to read it click here). Briefly, I had been meeting people who had friends with …

Love- 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month

"Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it." Nicholas Sparks "Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning." Paulo Coelho 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month: To help support the month of Parkinson’s awareness, here are 9 posts from April-•2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month- 12 Rules of …

Life- 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month

"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it." Suzanne Weyn "I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life." Louise Hay 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month: To help support the month of Parkinson’s awareness, here are 8 posts from April- •2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month- 12 Rules of Life With Exercise •2019 Parkinson’s …

Courage- 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” Plato “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.” Anais Nin 2019 Parkinson's Awareness Month: To help support the month of Parkinson's awareness, here are 5-posts from April- •2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month- 12 Rules of Life With Exercise •2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month (Part 2)- Exercise • April 11 is …

Positivity- 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month

"Because you are alive, everything is possible." Thich Nhat Hanh "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Maya Angelou 2019 Parkinson's Awareness Month: To help support the month of Parkinson's awareness, here are 4-posts from April- •2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month- 12 Rules of Life With Exercise •2019 …

Hope- 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month

"Hope is passion for what is possible." Soren Kierkegaard "What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life." Emil Brunner 2019 Parkinson's Awareness Month: To help support the month of Parkinson's awareness, here are 3-posts from earlier in April-•2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month- 12 Rules of Life With Exercise•2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month …

2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month (Part 2)- Exercise

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.“ William James "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." Jim Ryun Part 2 of Parkinson’s Awareness Month is Dedicated to Exercise:Introduction to Parkinson's:What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s usually presents as a motor system disorder that results from the loss …

Perseverance in Parkinson’s

"Perseverance, secret of all triumphs." Victor Hugo “Never, never, never give in!” Winston S. Churchill Perseverance Defined: <per·se·ver·ance /ˌpərsəˈvirəns/ noun> I really like the description given by vocabulary.com, "Perseverance is not giving up. It is persistence and tenacity, the effort required to do something and keep doing it till the end, even if it's hard. With …

Managing Chronic Pain in Parkinson’s Disease

"Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain." Bob Dylan "You feel your strength in the experience of pain." Jim Morrison An Aging Population with Chronic Pain: The definition of chronic pain is pain that continues beyond the expected time of healing. Chronic pain can increase frailty, and it's linked to falls, sleep disruption, …

Brief Report: Contentment, Gratitude, and Mindfulness in the Presence of Parkinson’s

"Contentment is natural wealth." Socrates "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie "Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves." Thich Nhat Hanh Contentment, Gratitude, and Mindfulness: Living with Parkinson's has brought me a lot; yes, it's a curse, yes, it …