“On Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be.”
— Ava Dellaira
What do you want to be on Halloween? And what if you could be granted three wishes on Halloween by your Halloween alter ego?
Halloween is mystical, magical holiday, no matter how old you are. It has become a holiday where we can all be witches, ghouls or super-heroes, even if just for one day. We can dress up in silly costumes and no one will make fun of us. In fact, if you don’t dress up, you may miss out on some real benefits for your brain. Maybe you will even develop some new super powers by just being someone or something else. You won’t know until you try it. So what would you wish for?
My Three Wishes
1. With one sweep of my magic broomstick, I want to turn Twitchy Woman back into Witchy Woman. Is that asking too much, even if for one day? No more tremors, sleepless nights, fatigue and stiffness.
2. The calorie count for all of the Halloween candy is 0. Zero. Nil. Enjoy all of those bite-sized treats. After all, you can never have too much Chocolate. Besides, research has shown that Chocolate actually helps the the neurons in our brains. But skip the candy corn. No chocolate, no brain benefits.
3. For one day, we can pretend to be someone or something else. What ever our wildest dreams can imagine. So pick a super-hero. Any super-hero. Transform yourself into someone who has the power to ”knock out” Parkinson’s. By the way, performing in improv classes is good for people with Parkinson’s, so become your super-hero for the day. Stay “in character”. Your neurons will thank you.
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