Category Archives: Living with Parkinson’s

David Leventhal: Dancer, Teacher, Community Leader, Humanitarian, Movement Specialist

WPC 2016 successfully convened  over 4000 participants from several nations. Represented  were  health professionals,  scientists, researchers, artists, PwPs, caregivers and families. This diverse community, committed to fight PD, generously shared existing knowledge, reported on recent advances and future directions in … Continue reading

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Notes on Acceptance

Many of us, PwPs, share a similar story. Once upon a time all was well. Our lives were on course, responding to the expectancies outlined in our life goals. We felt safe, secure, content, confident, motivated, engaged.  Our lives had … Continue reading

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Managing the Holiday Blues

The Holiday Season is here with its promise of joy. Families and friends gather to celebrate their traditions and affirm their relationships. Festive foods will be shared. Gifts will be exchanged.  Expectations fill the air.

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Present Moment: A Continued Conversation

This past September NWPF held the 10th annual HOPE Conference, in Seattle Washington. It was a resounding success.  NWPF’s executive director Steve Wright and his dedicated staff, treated us to high caliber presentations by top notch speakers. If you did … Continue reading

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The 2016 World Parkinson’s Congress in Portland, Oregon is Fast Approaching: Make Plans to Attend

I attended the Montreal event in 2013 and will be participating in the one in 4th World Parkinson Congress 2016. I invite you to do the same. You will not be disappointed. Personally, the 3rd World Congress was a changing … Continue reading

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Resilience: Bouncing Back from Adversity

Este mensaje se puede ver en español. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free We have met people with an uncanny ability to bounce back from the many … Continue reading

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Caring for a Spouse Living with PD

Este mensaje se puede ver en español. We hear it frequently: Our PD community is vibrant, well informed and always willing to extend help and support as well as share their experience of living with PD. In the past 3-4 months, … Continue reading

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Our Brain’s “Negativity Bias” Part 2

Part 1 of this blog was posted this past March 2015. It focused on neuropsychologist Rick Hanson’s work on the brain’s negativity and positivity bias, two evolutionary distinct neural pathways; both of crucial importance to human survival and human adaptation … Continue reading

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Our Brain’s “Negativity Bias”

Negativity is an addiction to the bleak shadow that lingers around every human form … you can transfigure negativity by turning it toward the light of your soul. John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Quality of life, general … Continue reading

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Making Spousal Relationships Work

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. — Sam Keen This Valentine’s Day, along with the cards, flowers and dining out, let us give our ourselves and spouses, who are … Continue reading

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