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.

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.

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: 9781525513329

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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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.

Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life

This book explores the spiritual dimension of ageing and investigates the role of pastoral and spiritual care in helping the frail elderly cope with end-of-life issues.

Author: Elizabeth MacKinlay

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843102311

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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This book explores the spiritual dimension of ageing and investigates the role of pastoral and spiritual care in helping the frail elderly cope with end-of-life issues. Focusing on the experience of nursing home residents and anecdotes gathered in interviews, MacKinlay sensitively presents the struggles facing older people in need of care.

Wisdom on the Camino

Wisdom on the Camino is a captivating chronicle of the adventures of a 70-year young woman who walked solo the Camino Santiago de Compostela.

Author: Kathleen Donnelly Israel

Publisher:

ISBN: 173699980X

Category:

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Wisdom on the Camino is a captivating chronicle of the adventures of a 70-year young woman who walked solo the Camino Santiago de Compostela. It is about the wisdom and forgiveness she shared with other pilgrims along the way and the joy of living in the beauty of the natural environment in Northern Spain. Reading about the escapades, interactions with other pilgrims, difficulties and ultimate completion of this spiritual journey will bring a smile to your face and keep you reading on to find out what happens next.

My Journey with Parkinson s Disease

Eventually, as I became more accepting of my PD, I saw progress as personal growth: emotional, spiritual, and intellectual. For a guy who wanted to know the length of the journey, the distance made per day, and the end point, ...

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

Benefits of Pranayama

As you know, the great rishis of India have from time to time contributed towards development of yoga in the form of spiritual journey of science without ignoring the micros and macros; yoga is the right means for attaining the minute and ...

Author: Sunil

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

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As you know, the great rishis of India have from time to time contributed towards development of yoga in the form of spiritual journey of science without ignoring the micros and macros; yoga is the right means for attaining the minute and the Supreme. Still, there is no doubt that it was Maharshi Patanjali who for the first time made yoga an organised, scientific and developed discipline; Hatha yogis were the next. These thinkers composed many yoga scriptures that are even today recognised as the most authentic sources of yoga literature.

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, giving back, volunteering); Bhakti (the path of devotion); Jnana (the path of ...

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

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About TM Parkinson s Disease

Learn to live positively with optimal physical and spiritual health whether you have Parkinson's disease or not. THE JOURNEY INTO MEDICINE AND BEYOND I knew I wanted to be a doctor in tenth grade. It was a combination of having a crush ...

Author: Mary J. Shomon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759527508

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

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From established, trusted doctors comes another groundbreaking "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You" book on Parkinson's Disease, a debilitating neurological disorder that affects over one million people in the U.S.​ Parkinson's patients can now choose from a variety of increasingly effective treatments, including new drugs, revolutionary surgical techniques, and cutting-edge alternative treatments such as intravenous glutathione therapy. The book covers not only the pros and cons of prescription drug and surgical treatments for Parkinson’s, but discusses the latest alternative therapies, including herbal treatments, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, diet, exercise, mind-body approaches like Tai Chi, and energy work. With special sections focusing on how patients can deal with persistent problems such as fatigue, depression, and balance problems, and unique chapters that specifically address the interests of the growing number of both caregivers and young-onset Parkinson’s patients, this book is a must for anyone looking to alleviate the disabilities caused by this devastating illness.

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.

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.

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: 9781525541360

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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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.