PARKINSON S AS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

Parkinson's as a Spiritual journey is a collection of stories that describe how the author has found meaning in Parkinson's disease.

Author: jOSEPH REITZ

Publisher: Innerlight Associates

ISBN: 0692694463

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 154

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Parkinson's as a Spiritual journey is a collection of stories that describe how the author has found meaning in Parkinson's disease. He has also discovered forgiveness and has developed compassion for others. Despite a diagnosis of PD, the author explains how he has incorporated-numerous healing modalities in dealing with Parkinson's..

Tremors in the Universe

It was liberating. I was given Parkinsons disease, and my life became better for it. This book is not what most people have come to expect about Parkinsons disease. Tremors in the Universe offers another way. Another way of thinking.

Author: Robert Lyman Baittie

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452520155

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

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It’s funny how life has a way of changing people. It definitely changed me. I was tooling along day after day, set in my ways, looking at life like a racehorse wearing blinders, oblivious to seeing the world any other way than I knew how, because I ultimately had fashioned my vision of it. I fit myself with the glasses I wore, and I wrote the prescription for the lenses with my attitude, faith, and beliefs. But I got lucky. Parkinson’s came along, slapped me upside the head, and knocked my spectacles off of my face. And luckier still, while my glasses were on the ground I inadvertently stepped on them and crushed them into a million pieces. I was blind. I was forced to extend my hands out in front of me to rediscover my world all over again. Taking baby steps with fear in my heart that I would bang my head into a wall. But you know what happened? A miraculous thing took place. My memory of where the important things in my life were took over, and what I valued and needed the most magically appeared for me. Love, friendship, compassion, spirit and purpose. My appreciation for what was at my fingertips was heightened as well. I suddenly discovered a comforting realization that I could continue to succeed in life with less. Less envy, less anger, less anxiety, less fear of old age and death. It was liberating. I was given Parkinson’s disease, and my life became better for it. This book is not what most people have come to expect about Parkinson’s disease. Tremors in the Universe offers another way. Another way of thinking. Another way of living.

It Doesn t Get Any Better Than This

Matt Wilbur's journey as a marathon runner with Parkinson's disease, is a spiritual journey as well as a physical one.

Author: Matt Wilbur

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1489554572

Category: Religion

Page: 70

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Matt Wilbur's journey as a marathon runner with Parkinson's disease, is a spiritual journey as well as a physical one. His journey has provided hope and inspiration to those with Parkinson's. The marathon has given him a unique insight into the lives of the invisible and marginalized members of our society, who reside in the "back of the pack." He has used his story as a platform to speak to thousands about walking in anticipation of wonderful blessings coming into our lives despite our circumstances.

Tremors in the Universe

It was liberating. I was given Parkinson's disease, and my life became better for it. This book is not what most people have come to expect about Parkinson's disease. Tremors in the Universe offers another way. Another way of thinking.

Author: Robert Lyman Baittie

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 145252016X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

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It's funny how life has a way of changing people. It definitely changed me. I was tooling along day after day, set in my ways, looking at life like a racehorse wearing blinders, oblivious to seeing the world any other way than I knew how, because I ultimately had fashioned my vision of it. I fit myself with the glasses I wore, and I wrote the prescription for the lenses with my attitude, faith, and beliefs. But I got lucky. Parkinson's came along, slapped me upside the head, and knocked my spectacles off of my face. And luckier still, while my glasses were on the ground I inadvertently stepped on them and crushed them into a million pieces. I was blind. I was forced to extend my hands out in front of me to rediscover my world all over again. Taking baby steps with fear in my heart that I would bang my head into a wall. But you know what happened? A miraculous thing took place. My memory of where the important things in my life were took over, and what I valued and needed the most magically appeared for me. Love, friendship, compassion, spirit and purpose. My appreciation for what was at my fingertips was heightened as well. I suddenly discovered a comforting realization that I could continue to succeed in life with less. Less envy, less anger, less anxiety, less fear of old age and death. It was liberating. I was given Parkinson's disease, and my life became better for it. This book is not what most people have come to expect about Parkinson's disease. Tremors in the Universe offers another way. Another way of thinking. Another way of living.

A Soft Voice in a Noisy World

Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had Parkinson's disease for many years, or you are younger or older, the lessons that Karl Robb offers in this book will apply to your situation.

Author: Karl Robb

Publisher: Robbworks

ISBN: 9780988184701

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 326

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Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had Parkinson's disease for many years, or you are younger or older, the lessons that Karl Robb offers in this book will apply to your situation. A culmination of over twenty years of personal experience, in A Soft Voice in a Noisy World Karl Robb provides an assortment of tips and suggestions that have made a difference in his life and benefitted him in his personal struggle with PD. This guide shows how one man successfully navigated the medical gauntlet with the support of his wife and care partner, and found his answers, often in the unlikeliest of places. With forewords by award winning broadcast journalist and author, Bill Moyers and Parkinson's Action Network CEO, Amy Comstock Rick. Drawn from the pages of the popular Parkinson's blog, ASoftVoice.com, this once-skeptic turned Reiki master describes the importance of complementary therapies to "Parkinsonians" through his personal mind, body, and spirit journey, detailing the role these have played in the course of his personal healing. In this book you will learn how through maintaining a positive attitude and utilizing Reiki and other complementary therapies, Karl has kept his Parkinson's in check, slowed the disease's progression, and amazingly seen signs of improvement, even after over two decades of dealing with PD. This book is a compilation of hundreds of insights and practical tools intended to add inspiration and ease to your daily life, including suggestions and resources for bettering your patient-doctor experience, living a productive and happy life, staying fit and active, traveling, participating in support groups, being a PD advocate, improving your mind-body connection, and empowering yourself to heal.

Rolling with the Waves Our Parkinson s Journey

It leaves you feeling that you're not alone. This in itself makes this book worthwhile for anyone dealing with this disease. But Claire does more than this.

Author: Claire Blatchford

Publisher: Lorian Press

ISBN: 1939790239

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 140

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With authenticity and honesty, Claire Blatchford writes from the heart of her experiences in facing the challenges of living with Parkinson's Disease as it has been manifesting in the body of her husband, Ed. In so doing, she gives us a book that is not only informative and helpful for anyone else navigating these same challenges but one that is healing as well. I believe this book offers the invaluable gift to anyone dealing with Parkinson's, either directly as a patient or indirectly as a caregiver, of being seen, heard, and understood. It leaves you feeling that you're not alone. This in itself makes this book worthwhile for anyone dealing with this disease. But Claire does more than this. Through the largeness of her own spirit, she enables any of us to feel, whether Parkinson's Disease is part of our life or not, that we are not alone, period. Claire is a beautiful writer whose skill with words and images I admire and envy, but she is more than this. In showing us the spirit we all have within us, connecting us to the wholeness of life, Claire is a healer, which makes this book a healer's gift.

The History Teacher

Their renewed enthusiasm to learn is just the start of a collective passion for the world awaiting them outside the walls of the school. is story is an informative and entertaining trip through both time and the depths of the human spirit.

Author: Fred Phillips

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525513305

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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When the new History teacher arrives at PLJ High, he is confronted by a classroom of students disgruntled with the current education curriculum who want to understand the true purpose of life! In the midst of a powerful spiritual transformation, John Stevens must overcome adversity and his own fears in order to win the confidence of the students and guide them on their amazing journey. Their renewed enthusiasm to learn is just the start of a collective passion for the world awaiting them outside the walls of the school. is story is an informative and entertaining trip through both time and the depths of the human spirit.

My Happy Feet

This is the story of my twenty-six year journey with Parkinson's Disease, and its progression since my diagnosis in 1990.

Author: Ruth Anne Drown

Publisher:

ISBN: 1365633918

Category:

Page: 156

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This is the story of my twenty-six year journey with Parkinson's Disease, and its progression since my diagnosis in 1990. It is a story of faith, family, love, and hope. It contains memoirs of early symptoms, emotions, and details about the progression of the disease. My journey is also about spiritual healing. I hope my story offers hope to those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's. There is life beyond this diagnosis. My journey continues today, as I battle this disease with my loved ones.

My Journey with Parkinson s Disease

between the body, mind, emotion, and expression of the human spirit are realized through this popular healing work. This approach touts that specific gentle ...

Author: Robert Spekman

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781641381758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 74

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I have had Parkinson's disease (PD) for twenty-two years. I am told I have a mild case, but it is still my PD and I live with it 24/7. I would be a gross understatement to say my life was changed forever. Interesting, many of these changes have made me a more compassionate, empathetic, and caring person. In part, this book was motivated by the following premise: Many of us will experience a life-changing event that will cause us to pause and reassess where we are, what we do, and why we do it. F

The hiss of hope

A re-molding takes place during the course of an eight year journey. The nucleus of this book is a descriptive narrative of this journey, of a voyage to the paradoxical space of an intimate autonomy.

Author: Meredith Oenning-Hodgson

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Parkinson’s Disease;chronic illness;intimate autonomy;psychology;Jungian psychology From the initial port of a relating pattern with Parkinson’s Disease consisting of the usual fight, flight, freeze or the book’s new ‘fall’ structural methodology, the author takes off on a voyage harboring cryptic intimations about being “with” an illness, about a less ego accentuated interacting. This remarkable transmutation happens gradually. A re-molding takes place during the course of an eight year journey. The nucleus of this book is a descriptive narrative of this journey, of a voyage to the paradoxical space of an intimate autonomy. Even though THE HISS OF HOPE is about living with a chronic disease, the book does not dwell on a life of suffering and desperation, but rather, it also depicts the adventure leading to places, to encounters and to depths of experience that would not have been possible without first having been ambushed by Parkinson’s. Today’s Zeitgeist seems to be pregnant with dark and fearful hints of impending disasters. This book suggests an intimate autonomy as a culturally integrable relating pattern to cope with life in the first half of the 21st century. And with death. With a grateful nod to Parkinson’s Disease and its initial rupture of her life, the author concludes her book with a generous smile. The sparkle of the ‘before’ space links to the calm radiance of the ‘after’. And the sibilant hiss, reveals itself as a dynamic third between hope and no-hope: a concurrent unity of an intimate togetherness and an autonomous separateness. A beginning asserts itself at the end. Parkinson’s reacts with a wise and iconic grin.

My Journey with Parkinson s Disease

And hope does not put us to shame because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, and has been given to us ...

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796013092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 50

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My book is about an eight-year journey of getting a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. I have ten to eleven years of experience working as a physical therapist assistant. I have experience in water, hospital, and nursing home while battling this condition. I have had to plead my own disability case and, after being awarded my back pay, found the treatment of choice, which is stem cell. I am the first person in West Tennessee to have this treatment. The stem cell treatment stops the progression of the disease and the symptoms. While waiting to get the stem cell treatment, I used my experience as a physical therapist assistant to help control my symptoms such as line dancing, playing cards, and swimming that stopped the tremor. My hope is that my journey and experiences will help other people who are dealing with Parkinson’s disease and similar conditions and to get the awareness out to the community.

The Heartbeat of Creativity

Each part of the book is made up of a series of short 'bytes' or stories.This book is the result of a steadfast, loving and creative collaboration between two women over ten years.

Author: Margaret Blackwell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1545023662

Category:

Page: 252

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Creativity and Parkinson's Disease don't usually occupy the same space, but they have in the life of Margaret Blackwell, a creativity consultant who in 1996 at the age of 50 was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. She completed her research (M Phil) into the nature of creativity at Dartington College of Arts and Exeter University in the UK before heading to the US to pursue her spiritual development, and to become an adjunct professor and successful creativity consultant. Margaret Blackwell is now 71 and lives in London. She has had DBS brain surgery. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 opens the door to Margaret Blackwell's life story where we find the origins of her passionate interest in creativity and traces the development of her skills and experience as a creativity consultant. Her life took a very unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, and in this part of the book she shares how she has steadfastly met the challenges of this debilitating disease with no known cure in creative ways. Part 2 describes a new way of understanding what creativity is, and has grown out of the investigation described in Part 1. It can be used as a guidebook on how to live a creative life with examples offered to give confidence and help develop new skills. Case studies of successful collective creativity are also included to give a glimpse of the emerging possibility of how complex issues can be creatively resolved, and how people can work together in positive ways. Each part of the book is made up of a series of short 'bytes' or stories. This book is the result of a steadfast, loving and creative collaboration between two women over ten years.

My Shepherd Lord

When David wrote Psalm 23, he realized how important God had been in his life.

Author: E. Gayleen Deininger

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412046459

Category: Religion

Page: 211

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When David wrote Psalm 23, he realized how important God had been in his life. David wrote this Psalm about the three distinct spiritual areas of his life that proved him as a "man after God's own heart." From his early years as a shepherd boy, to learning endurance and patience, to his weakness of committing adultery, David learned what it meant to walk closely with his Shepherd. In his final years of living on earth, David yearned for and expected the ultimate reward of living forever with his Holy God. David understood who the Shepherd was in his life. Today, learning how our Good Shepherd still works in the lives of believers will enhance your spiritual journey into eternity with Him. Discover the secret of how to become a man or women "after God's own heart." Relate Psalm 23 to your own personal journey with God through the eyes of David.

Stop Parkin and Start Livin

Stop Parkin' and Start Livin': Reversing the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease is an invaluable resource for those diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

Author: John C. Coleman

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781427096333

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

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Stop Parkin' and Start Livin': Reversing the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease is an invaluable resource for those diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. It provides a plan of action and significant information which the reader can use to return to good health, and as an adjunct to working with supportive therapists.

Yoga and Parkinson s Disease

A Journey to Health and Healing Peggy Van Hulsteyn ... Other branches of yoga include Raja (meditation and spiritual practices); Karma (the path of service, ...

Author: Peggy Van Hulsteyn

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781617051722

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

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Ease stiffness, improve strength and balance, and relieve stress with gentle, easy yoga postures. Yoga is one of the most beneficial complementary therapies for Parkinsonís disease (PD), helping to increase flexibility, correct posture, loosen tight, painful muscles, build confidence, and in general, enhance the quality of life. Peggy van Hulsteyn, who was diagnosed with PD 12 years ago, has experienced these benefits firsthand. In Yoga and Parkinson's Disease, van Hulsteyn draws on her 40-year yoga practice, collaborating with two certified yoga teachers to provide an accessible, easy-to-follow, and encouraging guide for bringing the benefits of yoga into your life, even if you've never done yoga before. Yoga and Parkinsonís Disease includes: Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photographs Seated and assisted postures for those with limited mobility and unsteadiness Postures that can be done in bed to help you start your day Variations to ensure comfort and safety Tips for making practice easy, approachable, and sustainable And much more

The History Teacher Adventure in Estonia

The story also examines one of the great challenges of human evolution, the steadfast and sometimes violent resistance to change.

Author: Fred Phillips

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525541377

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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In this third instalment of The History Teacher trilogy, John Stevens, the history teacher, takes a trip to Estonia where he is drawn into an extraordinary adventure of hope and intrigue! Intent on changing the course of human history, an international group of do-gooders gathers in this tiny Eastern European country to map out a strategy for change! First, though, they must overcome the power structures and attitudes meant to maintain the global status quo. All too often, people ask what we as individuals can do to contribute to meaningful change, feeling too uninformed and powerless to take direct action! The History Teacher, Adventure in Estonia provides simple guidance on how spiritual consciousness and divine love can overcome this dilemma! It transends country, cultural, racial, religious and gender borders to remind us that we are all in this together, sharing a common source and purpose. The story also examines one of the great challenges of human evolution, the steadfast and sometimes violent resistance to change. Similar to the first two editions of this trilogy, the protagonist receives guidance on his journey through dreams, angel visits and synchronistic encounters, amidst a delightfully informative blend of spirituality, history and rock n' roll.

My Second Life

The news changed his life forever,bringing forth a saga that will give hope to not only Parkinsonians, but to people with chronic disease everywhere. My Second Life is not a detailed road map or a set of instructions.

Author: William A. Harshaw

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459714618

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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At the age of 37, Bill Harshaw was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The news changed his life forever,bringing forth a saga that will give hope to not only Parkinsonians, but to people with chronic disease everywhere. My Second Life is not a detailed road map or a set of instructions. Instead, it is an account of his changing state of mind over the two decades that he has had Parkinson’s Disease. Beginning with his diagnosis at the age of 37, this twenty-year journey covers diagnosis, denial, coping with work, early retirement, experimental neurosurgery, and taking a major leadership role in The Parkinson Foundation of Canada. Bill’s account of the two neurosurgical procedures is the first by a patient of the operations that gave him a second chance at life. "They say adversity draws out our deepest human qualities. To read Bill Harshaw’s story is to confirm that truth. From the scrap heap of neurogeneration at the same age as Michael J. Fox, to guinea pig for risky brain surgery and then to resurgence and rejoicing, Bill’s exemplary journey is a metaphor for the vast and positive capabilities of the human spirit." -David C. Simmonds, Chair, Parkinson Foundation of Canada