Finding your Parkinson’s Community 

Today, two different people contacted me who were diagnosed with Parkinson's in the last few weeks.  They are both shell-shocked by their diagnosis.   One of them said she is about 20% Parkinson's and 80% fear at this point.  We have all been there.  Most people tend to retreat after their diagnosis. They don't know …

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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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Practice Your Downward Dog

Inspired Women with Parkinson's in Los Angeles Invites you to Yoga for Women with Parkinson's with special guest Colleen Carroll Yoga Therapist • Health Educator, Kaiser Permanent Sunday, August 14 at 10:30 am Westside Pavilion Community Room A 10800 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles No yoga experience necessary Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat …

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A Good Resource for all things Parkinson’s

You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails. Yiddish proverb I just saw this post on Parkinson's Women Support about a site called Parkinson's Patients Support Groups.  Although it is based in the Bay Area, there is a lot of good information about Parkinson's organizations, the latest news on PD and clinical trials.  A …

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