Caretaking for Parkinson’s is a life we courageously live; finding our way through to a life we love—is what we consciously choose to create.

Humor is a Shortcut

Humor, leading to laughter, is a shortcut leading directly to compassion and love. For as long as I can remember, when I wished on stars, I wished for peace, love, joy and laughter for the whole world. Laughter is another trigger that sparks love and […]

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What’s Good For the Goose…

The trees in the forest do not get a fungus because they did something wrong. If you seek and find compassion for someone who has hurt you and then forgive the offence and feel love return, can you do this for yourself, when illness or […]

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Compassion:Easier Said Than Done

I felt sad, misunderstood and wronged. Later, I felt disappointed and wondered if we could ever be friends again. Finally I felt betrayed and feeling love was out of reach. Compassion is another component of love. For me it has been a tool that leads […]

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Is Forgiveness Hard?

When Andy was very sick, we discovered it was way too hard to keep wondering why? What had we done to deserve this? Where had we gone wrong in our thoughts, choices and lives? Forgiveness does not have to be hard. It is not, by […]

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How Does Love Work?

Of course love bubbles up when human beings are taxed and troubled with the trials of life. We are wired for love, unless somehow we’ve been damaged or turned off. Two things happened to me recently that showed me how love exists in people. I […]

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Love

The only reason ugly times didn’t destroy us, was that love bubbled up from the mud hole I was stuck in and I was lifted up so I could see further and recognized something much better to hold on to. Photo of Angmo being reunited […]

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Team Thinking

 Team thinking is considering others and their opinions and needs before making a decision I’ve been part of a family for my entire life, most of us are. Being in a family teaches team thinking skills, even when the family has dysfunction. Team thinking is […]

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Everyone Needs A Team

If you think about it, you have probably been on many teams in the name of friendship. When we get sick we need to be able to ask people for the help we need and to be willing to help those in need. There isn’t […]

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Are We Screwed Without a Team?

If you are alone and are facing an illness or disease, start thinking about who makes you feel better when you are around them. Dr. Nisar Shaikh and Dr. Anil are part of our team and pictured with Andy and I during Ayurvedic treatment in […]

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What Is Wellness?

Wellness is absolutely a condition that can be manifested while still living with illness or disease. Andy running to the top of sacred Buddhist site Phokardzong in Ladakh, India in 2014, ten years with Parkinson’s Disease In my book, Your Wildest dreams; A Parkinson’s Love […]

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