The Gift of Parkinson’s

Like a sword forged in fire, Parkinson’s can make us stronger. Parkinson’s is often depicted as a ruthless and relentless taker. And in some sense, this progressive neurological disease is rightfully depicted this way. However, under the right circumstances Parkinson’s can be the gift that keeps on giving. Before I dig into how I haveContinue reading “The Gift of Parkinson’s”

Can’t Shake Me

You CAN do this. CSM can help. People with Parkinson’s (PwP) benefit greatly from regular intense exercise. Actually, everyone does. However, it’s particularly important for those of us living with the degenerative progressive neurological disease called Parkinson’s. Speaking for myself, challenging my body physically seems to magically reduce stiffness, rigidity, slowness, and other symptoms ofContinue reading “Can’t Shake Me”

Parkinson’s and Walking

Parkinson’s challenges you. It takes something that should be simple, like walking and turns it into something substantially more adventurous than it is for non-Parkies. When I’m walking at my very best, I get into what i believe is commonly referred to as a state of “flow”. Where I’m totally absorbed and occupied mentally andContinue reading “Parkinson’s and Walking”

Parkinson’s and relationships

Parkinson’s is difficult in many ways. From walking difficulties, to frequently feeling fatigued, speaking difficulties and….the list just goes on and on. But you know, it’s one thing when the un-invited guest tries to make a mess of my own life. But, I really hate it when the little bastard messes with those with whomContinue reading “Parkinson’s and relationships”

A Funeral Pyre for Your Innocence

My older son just turned 12. To celebrate we spent the weekend at the Graves Mountain Farm and Lodges with our family friends and their two boys. Their older son is also turning 12 and his birthday is within a few days of my sons. As the place is a relatively short 2 hour driveContinue reading “A Funeral Pyre for Your Innocence”