Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyParkinsonsTeam

Being Yourself Is More Than Enough

Posted on May 14, 2018

"After years of feeling like I need to be better, stronger, healthier, and in control, I now know I am enough." -Member of MyParkinsonsTeam

Members of MyParkinsonsTeam experience the burden of Parkinson's physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Sometimes we strive to appear healthier than we are to avoid the stigma of Parkinson's. Other times, we experience relief and support from others who've been in our shoes. For some, striving to provide proper care for a loved one who has Parkinson's is their main focus.

"I'm getting out of the rat race. I'm not hiding my condition anymore. If I'm tired, I'm going to rest. Hearing from others with Parkinson's has taught me that I have to prioritize ME."
-Member of MyParkinsonsTeam

Here are recent conversations from members on MyParkinsonsTeam:

"When I was first diagnosed just four months ago, I promised myself 3 things:
1. I will not hide. I have to get used to being seen like this and people need to get used to seeing me.
2. I will not chase cure-scams.
3. I refuse to see Parkinson’s as anything other than a blessing and a high calling."

"PD LIFE can be a real bummer sometimes, even on our Good Unfrozen days...So how do we try and stay positive? Understanding PD AND BE WILLING TO TALK about the problems we face is a huge step forward in trying to come to grips and cope..."

"I know it’s hard to comprehend but we are all dealing with issues in our life. Everyone! It may be PD, family, job, other health problems, etc... I think I can check all the above. Today I’m good. Tomorrow, who knows?"

Have you found yourself striving to appear as though you have it all together? Have you discovered ways to surround yourself with others who make you feel that you are more than enough? Share what you've learned in the comments below or directly on MyParkinsonsTeam.com.

All updates must be accompanied by text or a picture.

Related articles

Because the physical impact of Parkinson's disease can be all-consuming, you may be dealing with...

How Parkinson’s Disease Can Affect Your Mental Health

Because the physical impact of Parkinson's disease can be all-consuming, you may be dealing with...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults are at higher...

Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Parkinson's

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults are at higher...
This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with...

Practicing Gratitude With Parkinson's Disease

This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with...
Accepting that you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease can be an important step towards living...

Learning to Accept Parkinson’s Disease

Accepting that you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease can be an important step towards living...
Living with Parkinson's disease can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find...

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with Parkinson's disease can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find...
Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a...

Who’s the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a...

Recent articles

Many symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism can interfere with daily life. Parkinson’s...

Micrographia (Handwriting Difficulties) and Parkinson’s Disease

Many symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism can interfere with daily life. Parkinson’s...
Many people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) worry whether they’ll be able to continue driving with...

Driving and Parkinson’s: Your Guide

Many people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) worry whether they’ll be able to continue driving with...
Parkinson’s disease (PD) psychosis most commonly involves hallucinations and delusions. It...

Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Psychosis

Parkinson’s disease (PD) psychosis most commonly involves hallucinations and delusions. It...
Hallucinations and delusions occur for 20 percent to 40 percent of people with Parkinson’s...

How To Recognize Hallucinations and Delusions

Hallucinations and delusions occur for 20 percent to 40 percent of people with Parkinson’s...
Hallucinations and delusions can be a major source of stress for caregivers caring for people...

How To Manage Hallucinations and Delusions: Tips for Caregivers

Hallucinations and delusions can be a major source of stress for caregivers caring for people...
Dyskinesias are involuntary, erratic movements of the face, limbs, or torso that occur as a side...

Poll: What Have You Done To Manage Dyskinesia?

Dyskinesias are involuntary, erratic movements of the face, limbs, or torso that occur as a side...
MyParkinsonsTeam My Parkinson's disease Team

Thank you for subscribing!

Become a member to get even more:

sign up for free

close
MyParkinsonsTeam My Parkinson's disease Team

Want to stay up to date on the latest news and articles about Parkinson's disease?