A Parkinson’s Diagnosis: You Still Control Your Life

"Your life is a work of art that you will work on the rest of your life." Richard Blanco "Today is the first day of the rest of your life, and if you screw that up, you can start again tomorrow." Ingrid Weir A Not So Typical "Anniversary" Blog Post:Six years ago this week, I …

Life Happens: Believe, Accept, and Understand

“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.” Paulo Coelho "Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." …

Words Worth Living

"In all things it is better to hope than to despair."  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe What we know matters but who we are matters more.” Brené Brown A beginning: A common theme throughout this blog has been the inclusion of quotes to accompany my comments.  Searching and vetting these words are important to me, and …

Hope, Courage, Persistence, Positivity, Mindfulness, And The Journey

“I often say now I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson’s, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.”  Michael J. Fox “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” Brené Brown …

Personal Strengths of Character

"Perhaps I am stronger than I think." Thomas Merton “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”  Bruce Lee See yourself with strength: Life comes with varying conditions, such as easy/hard, simple/complicated, happy/sad, successful/unsuccessful, short/long and healthy/sick.  Being prepared is always good; especially if the equation becomes …

Believe In Big Movements Of LSVT BIG Physical Therapy For Parkinson’s

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” Bruce Lee "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T.S. Eliot Believe:  I believe that staying positive will help control the course of my Parkinson's.  …

My Life Is Not Being Measured By Days, My Life Is Being Measured And Lived By Years

"You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope." Thomas Merton Précis:  My Physician DID NOT tell me I had 12 months to …

Hope Resides Within the Adversity of Parkinson’s

"We are each on our own journey. Each of us is on our very own adventure; encountering all kinds of challenges, and the choices we make on that adventure will shape us as we go; these choices will stretch us, test us and push us to our limit; and our adventure will make us stronger …

Persistence and Parkinson’s

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."  Calvin Coolidge Persistence: Besides remaining hopeful, being persistent …