Category Archives: Exercise

Challenge accomplished!

My backpacking challenge was accomplished!  But not quite as I anticipated. I was honored to join the PassToPass.org on a Pacific Crest Trail backpack  and meet people both courageous and interesting: Martha and John Carlin — After John got a … Continue reading

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Highlights from World Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto (WPC2019)

Since 2010, every three years the international Parkinson’s community — researchers, medical personnel, Persons with Parkinson’s, caregivers — has put on a worldwide conference to share information and build community.   I had the great opportunity to attend Montreal (2013), and … Continue reading

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Too much stuff – not enough dough

Laura models the backpack she will be using on the Pacific Crest Trail backpack as a “shadow hiker” with Pass to Pass.  This was 28.8 pounds – I’m taking some stuff out to get the pack down to 25 pounds.  I … Continue reading

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Laura’s going on a backpack!

I just sent out a post promoting “Pass to Pass”, a group of Parkies hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  Two things have happened since then: 1)  I’ve updated that post to correctly link to their current donation page.    … Continue reading

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Hike the Pacific Crest Trail for Parkinson’s

Way back in 2016, I gave a plug in this blog to Pass to Pass, a group of Parkies hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for Parkinson’s.  I sent them money, and thought that I might backpack again … Continue reading

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The Magic Exercise Program

I did not go to the Fifth World Parkinson’s Congress just completed in Kyoto, so I’m thankful for the excellent summaries prepared by Dr. Sarah King, the physical therapist behind the Invigorated Community program.  Her summary of some presentations from … Continue reading

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Pollyanna

Pollyanna gets a bad rap.  You remember the 1960s Disney movie in which Hayley Mills is so goody two shoes, so cheerful and optimistic, that she just makes your teeth ache.  Pollyanna plays the “glad game” – figure out some … Continue reading

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Do I Need a Wolfpack?

When I started this blog in 2012, I thought I was so unique and trendy.  I quickly found out there were many, many Parkie bloggers, who have all added to my awareness about the many faces of Parkinson’s. Recently I’ve had … Continue reading

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Blog Updates

Time for updates on several previous posts: Dance for Parkinson’s  —  David Leventhal, national director for this program created by Mark Morris Dance Company, recently came to Seattle to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program in this area.  … Continue reading

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“I Fight It”

As has been reported previously in this blog, I am increasingly looking like a walking question mark.  So it was not surprising when I was recently asked if I had scoliosis (that is, curvature of the spine).  I  told my … Continue reading

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