Inspired by Colleen

Our support group, Inspired Women with Parkinson's in Los Angeles, met last Sunday with yoga therapist extraordinaire, Colleen Carroll. We began the meeting with each person naming one challenge she has because of Parkinson's.  The two most common challenges were deteriorating handwriting and sleep issues.  It seemed that handwriting was much more important than lack of sleep …

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Boxing in the Windy City

"You get so much more out of giving than taking.  Just try to do something nice for others every day." Jim Kroeger There is a Rock Steady Boxing in Chicago, not too far from my daughter's house on the north side of the city.  I found it last year when I visited her and have …

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PT or not PT?

On Sunday, our Inspired Women with Parkinson's in Los Angeles group met with Dr. Ali Elder of [re+active] physical therapy and wellness in Los Angeles.  Dr. Elder spoke to us about the benefits of exercise for People with Parkinson's (PWP) and showed slides of dopamine in the brain before and after exercise.  Exercises can delay the progression …

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