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.

Who Do You Trust?

When forming a treatment plan for an illness or disease it is helpful to understand your own nature, your doctor’s nature as well as the nature of the disease you are facing. This question is important to answer before making big decisions. I learned from […]

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One Step Leads to the Next and so on…

One step is all you need to take and that step will lead to another. There is value in recognizing that what your life has been up until now, still is. The life you have created doesn’t just disappear or evaporate. All the good you’ve […]

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Everything Feels Up In The Air

After a diagnosis of a disease or illness, whether one had an inkling that something was wrong or it came as a total shock, everything in life can feel uncertain, confusing and “up in the air”. Plans already made might need to change. Lifestyles, routines, […]

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Medicine Is Poison

Poison is defined as, “Anything that kills or injures through its chemical action.” The fact that medicine is poison used for healing is not unknown and is the reason why doctors are rigorously trained to determine dosages and risk versus reward balancing in all treatment. […]

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Release from Constraint of Fearful Thinking

Awareness, awareness and more awareness. Every person has the ability to use their conscious mind to step back, assess the situation and find their path forward. Yet we are all human and thus we can imagine much more than just our present circumstances. If I […]

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Fearful Thinking

When Andy taught twelfth grade behavioral special education at Molokai High, in Hawaii, he discovered a simple and profound truth. Success makes way for more success and failure makes more failure. Slowly, but surely, he set the conditions that allowed the students minds to conceive […]

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Introducing a new column and blog

 by Michele Potter Andy and Michelle met in Aspen, when she was  a 17-year old ski instructor. Andy and his friend spied her and drove her to work in his vintage Porsche. The rest is history, as they say, but in this case, an incredibly […]

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The Upside of Being Diagnosed Part two

A diagnosis of disease causes a time of upheaval that corresponds in intensity to a relationship ending, an accident causing death or disability, the surprise ending of a job, and losing one’s home from a disaster. In picturing these difficult scenarios, it is apparent that there must be a period of time to absorb the shock and process the new information […]

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The Upside of Being Diagnosed

A diagnosis is a naming of something going on. Usually, a person can tell when something is not right with them. Usually, but not always. There are countless fairy tales, stories and mythology from the beginning of time that show us the importance knowing a name can have. From Rumpelstiltskin to Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea Trilogy, stories tell us that a name has power […]

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A WAY THROUGH – 5th blog [video]

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