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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak ChopraWe all experience fear....… read more >
Posted 09/09/2018
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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of MyParkinsonsTeam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying to be...… read more >
Posted 08/29/2018
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What fruits and vegetables are in season?

One way to eat a healthier diet and include more fruits and vegetables is to eat what’s seasonally available. There’s a farmer’s market close to the office, so this past week's purchases were a cantaloupe, some basil, a couple of peaches. Time for...… read more >
Posted 08/27/2018
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The Importance of Trusting Yourself

Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better. An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust. "If something...… read more >
Posted 08/16/2018
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Parkinson’s – The Path to Diagnosis

The path to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s can be a long and uncertain one. Some people have multiple chronic conditions, making it difficult for doctors to identify whether motor symptoms are caused by a disease or a medication. Part of the criteria...… read more >
Posted 08/13/2018
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Stages of Parkinson’s

There are five commonly recognized stages of Parkinson’s. Neurologists stage Parkinson’s based on the way the condition typically progresses. However, symptoms of Parkinson’s vary by the type of parkinsonism and between individuals. An individual...… read more >
Posted 08/13/2018
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Types of Parkinson’s

Parkinsonism is a syndrome, or collection of symptoms, characterized by motor issues – bradykinesia (slowed movements), tremors, loss of balance, and stiffness. There are many types of parkinsonism classified by their cause and how they progress....… read more >
Posted 08/13/2018
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What Causes Parkinson’s?

The cause of most cases of Parkinson’s disease is unknown. While researchers have established that both hereditary and environmental factors influence a person’s risk for developing Parkinson’s, for the most part, they don’t know why some people...… read more >
Posted 08/13/2018
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Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism – An Overview

Parkinsonism is a syndrome, or collection of symptoms and signs, characterized by bradykinesia (slowed movements), tremors, loss of balance, and stiffness. The most common type of parkinsonism is Parkinson’s disease, which accounts for about 80...… read more >
Posted 08/13/2018
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Symptoms of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease mainly affects the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain and spinal cord. In Parkinson’s disease, the brain cells that produce a neurotransmitter (chemical that transmits nerve signals between cells)...… read more >
Posted 08/13/2018