Author Archives: Laura Kennedy Gould

About Laura Kennedy Gould

Author of magictrickparkinsons.wordpress.com "The Magic Trick -- Life with Parkinson's

Anniversary

With a shock, I realize it’s been five years since the word “Parkinson’s” entered my life. Nearly everyone else who has Parkinson’s tells a tale of gradually becoming aware that something was wrong — “I didn’t know where my feet were … Continue reading

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Swimming for Parkinson’s

I just wrote about hiking for Parkinson’s, and here’s another opportunity to donate– swimming for Parkinson’s.  As with the hiking, it’s no sweat – all you have to do is lift your credit card and donate.  My fellow Parki blogger, … Continue reading

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Hit the trail for Parkinson’s

Last year, I wrote about the Pass-to-Pass group of intrepid Parkis who backpacked a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for American Parkinson’s Disease Association and Michael J. Fox Foundation.  I’m thrilled to report that they are … Continue reading

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Discipline

A usual feature of Parkinson’s conferences is The Inspirational Speaker.  I have to admit that I find these speakers….um, inspiring.  The latest speaker I encountered (at an APDA seminar) was Stephen Bergenholtz , just ending his time on the board … Continue reading

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Parkinsons and Melanomas

Why do I have a  photo of my late father in this blog?  I have a photo of my handsome, Irish father mostly because Father’s Day is coming up.   But we also share the same Irish face: pale white skin, … Continue reading

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Tom Isaacs, RIP

I just got word from my Canadian buddy and fellow blogger Natasha McCarthy that Tom Isaacs had died unexpectedly on May 31 at age 49.  Natasha and I had both heard Tom speak at the World Parkinsons Conference in Portland … Continue reading

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What to Say to a Person without Parkinsons

The World Parkinson’s Congress has selected its Blogger Partners for its 2019 Congress in Kyoto, Japan.   I had a lot of fun as an “Official Blogger” for the 2016 Congress in Portland, OR, but didn’t apply for this round … Continue reading

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Exercise – Part 2

I got so many heartfelt comments about my exercise post, “Esperanza” that I decided to put these comments together in a new post.  Having other people write my blog sounds like a great setup to me.  Come to think of it, … Continue reading

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Esperanza

When the neurologist first diagnosed me with Parkinson’s, I was surprised but calm.  It was when he said I really should exercise an hour every day that I practically burst into tears.   Exercise for me has always been a … Continue reading

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Do you like breathing? Want to continue?

Do you like breathing? Do you like drinking clean water? Then you should be concerned about Trump’s Executive Orders dismantling Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Action:  Here’s ACTIONS you can take: 1)  Submit your comment to the EPA opposing reversal of … Continue reading

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