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Seven Elements…Oh Bother

In my Facebook peregrinations, I stumbled upon “Seven Elements of a Highly Effective Parkinson’s Exercise Program“, presented by a (inevitably) perky physical therapist named Dr. Sarah King.  She runs a physical therapy business (Invigorate Physical Therapy and Wellness) in Austin, … Continue reading

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Keep Moving and Keep Smiling

Keep moving and keep smiling I am indebted to one of my dance partners Paul Griffin for this mantra.  Paul is the tall fellow in the photo, taken on the last night of my latest set of dance lessons.  I … Continue reading

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo

“Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo”  –Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, indeed.  This is what is going through my head right now.  I am imagining my  own  personal fairy godmother, who would have a cooler  outfit than the dowdy number that Disney … Continue reading

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Downhill Journey

When the plane touched down in Seattle this past Tuesday, I instantly felt a wave of relief.  I was returning from the second of two downhill ski trips this season, and the relief was that I hadn’t broken anything – … Continue reading

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Feldenkrais – Fulfilling or Fooey?

Jane Brody, veteran health journalist for the New York Times, is hardly a fluttering reporter swooning over the latest health fad.  But she waxed poetic in describing her body after a couple Feldenkrais sessions:  “I felt like I was walking … Continue reading

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All Downhill From Here

The ancient Subaru station wagon is packed with so much snow gear that it looks like a traveling REI store.  We are driving tomorrow to British Columbia (Silver Star near Vernon for you ski bums) for a Thanksgiving of eating … Continue reading

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“All Right Now”

“All Right Now” is the de facto fight song of my alma mater, Stanford University.  It’s also the title of the Class Panel that we grizzled old alumni held during our class reunion.  The theme was that life had thrown … 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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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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