A Different Kind of Parkinson’s Hero

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.Christopher Reeve In the last few years, several amazing Parkinson's heroes have become the face of the Parkinson's community world-wide. Super heroes like American Ninja Warrior Jimmy Choi, Matt Eagles, diagnosed at 8 years old, who …

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Grit and determination can help you get ahead when you have Parkinson’s

“Singing a happy tune stops you from thinking bad thoughts. Next time you feel a panic attack coming, try singing, humming or whistling, or even just smiling” Carol Clupny That was just one of the insightful comments that author Carol Clupny shared with us today at a meeting for women with Parkinson's. Carol was diagnosed …

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My Non-support Support Group

  Three years ago, I had the privilege to attend the Parkinson's Foundation's Women & PD Initiative.  At the end of the conference, we were asked to reach out to other women with PD in our communities.  Some of the women chose to hold a conference in their city for women with Parkinson's.  Others formed …

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Has it really been 10 years? Where did the time go?

Ten years ago, I broke my left ankle.  Ok, so what does that have to do with Parkinson's?  Not much, except that a few weeks later, my right foot started to twitch.  It wouldn't go away.  I thought that I have done something when I fell to cause it, but that was not the case. …

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An Evening with Jimmy

No matter what you are faced with, if you make your body healthier, you are going to feel better.  Jimmy Choi On a perfect Southern California evening a few days ago, Mr. Twitchy and I had the priviledge of hosting American Ninja/PD Warrior Jimmy Choi at our home, with the help of Alex Montaldo and …

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