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Upcoming Parkinson’s workshops in Sechelt BC, May 13: Yogadopa and Cognition

For any of you in the area, I will be in Sechelt British Columbia next week doing some yogadopa in the morning and discussing both motor and non-motor changes in PD in the afternoon. Care partners are also welcome to join as both sessions will be applicable to you too (everyone can use a little more yoga in their lives,… Read more »

Kelowna, I’m bringing some Parkinson’s yoga and Time Out for Caregivers to you!

After spending 4 years in Kelowna completing my PhD, the Kelowna PD community is near and dear to my heart! Just ask about 70 of them about getting hooked up with an EMG machine and spending the day being monitored… I definitely couldn’t have done my PhD without them! … that’s why I’m coming back to Kelowna and bringing some… Read more »

Parkinson Wellness Recovery – Exercise 4 Brain Change!

Last week, I went to a talk by┬áBecky Farley, PhD, MS, PT,┬ásponsored by Parkinson Society BC. The topic was “EXERCISE AS MEDICINE” and she discussed some of the work she does at her Parkinson Wellness Recovery gym in Tuscon, Arizona. About Dr. Becky Farley Becky became involved in Parkinson’s disease during her post-doctoral work when she investigated the muscle activation… Read more »

a lesson on acceptance from the fantastic mr. fox

there comes a point where we all have to face a challenge or we encounter a roadblock… and sometimes it takes stepping up to the challenge and doing the work, while other times the only thing to do is practice acceptance. I read this quote from Michael J. Fox, in Parade magazine (READ HERE) on acceptance, and found it not… Read more »

self-care

The Parkinson Society British Columbia (website here) has a much needed initiative this year to support workshops for caregivers of persons with Parkinson’s disease, Time Out for Caregivers. I was asked to be the keynote speaker at their second workshop in Kelowna on May 26th and was so honored to be able to share the afternoon with these amazing men… Read more »