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

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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.

Alzheimer s and Parkinson s Diseases

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Aging as a Spiritual Journey , " The Crosswood Publishing Company , New ...

Author: Harvey J. Altman

Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corporation

ISBN: UOM:39015018469703

Category: Alzheimer's disease

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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.

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.

Depression as a Spiritual Journey

We can see how this happensin Parkinson's diseasewhere there isa deficit in the
neurotransmitter dopamine which directly affects mobility. A deficiency
hereinvolvesloss ofcontrol of smallmotor movements and thetremor, so
reminiscent of the ...

Author: Stephanie Sorrell

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780996448

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

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Depression as a Spiritual Journey is the first book to address depression as a spiritual journey in the context of medication and counselling. It serves as an invitation to reframe depression in a new way. Many people resist embracing medication as part of the healing process. Others confuse emotional and mental dis-ease.

The Spiritual Journey of Family Caregiving

Alzheimer's Disease was the most common ailment but we also commonly met
with families coping with Parkinson's Disease, stroke, MS, ALS, Huntington's
Disease, traumatic brain injuries, and a number of other lesser known but equally
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Author: Sheryl Karas

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615186030

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

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For five years, ending in 2005, Sheryl Karas worked as a Family Caregiving Consultant at the Alzheimer's Association and Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center helping families taking care of loved ones with incurable progressive memory loss and dementia. Trying to find services needed to provide basic care is what brought people in to see her first, but as the caregivers became more ensconced in their caregiving roles inevitably emotional and spiritual issues would become their primary concerns. Sheryl's role shifted to providing a combination of practical and spiritual care. During this period she wrote a caregiver newsletter every month and this book is the result.The author uses a very open, nondogmatic spiritual frame, appropriate for people of all religious backgrounds or none at all. Inspirational, comforting, and informative--highly recommended for anyone involved with long term care.

Ms and Relationships My Healing Spiritual Journey

Other diseases in the same category were lupus, arthritis, and Parkinson's. At the
time this didn't mean a lot to me. It would be some time before I discovered that
Michael J. Fox admitted that he had Parkinson's. Then I was interested. Yes ...

Author: Karen Lawrence

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504373326

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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Karen initially believed that her interest and curiosity in the new age realm would lead her to a full recovery or cure from Multiple Sclerosis. What she discovered was how her relationships played a key role in her mental, physical, and spiritual health. It began by ending friendships that were or never were healthy in the first place. She then discovered that it was not only the unhealthy friendships but it carried over to intimate relationships and professional relationships with her clients as well as other collegues. When she wanted to know why she had attracted so many people in her life that did not reflect her integrity her Homeopathic team placed Karen on a journey of self discovery. She began to realize that this pattern of relationships stemmed from the first relationships she made with her parents particularly her mother. She started to notice the significance of her relationship with her mother when she began the writing process of this book. Having all the intention of filling the pages with Alternative Health care Professionals, instead, she found herself writing about her mother. Prior to writing her book she read another book which was a guide for beginner writers and she knew she had to finish writing her thoughts on paper before she could continue as she thought, to write about Practitioners. However, Karen couldnt stop writing about her mother but continued to write and found that the writing process became very healing for her. This new journey became the source of what healing from Multiple Sclerosis was all about for Karen. What she gained from the result of her relationship with her mother was to learn to love herself. Once she did that she was able to break through her chrysalis and transform into a beautiful, spiritually-healed woman.

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.

The Journey Begins with 1 000 Miles

John became a distance cyclist and triathlete after discovering that staying active is one of the best ways to combat the effects of the disease. John maintains his upbeat attitude by seeking inspiration from the Parkinson's community.

Author: John C. Alexander

Publisher: Positively Powered

ISBN: 0996169237

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When John Alexander was diagnosed with a degenerative disease, he decided to take control of his health and mindset by finding ways to motivate himself and others with Parkinson's. John became a distance cyclist and triathlete after discovering that staying active is one of the best ways to combat the effects of the disease. John maintains his upbeat attitude by seeking inspiration from the Parkinson's community. He stays involved in helping transform other peoples' lives as a dedicated ambassador for numerous organizations and a sought-after inspirational speaker.

Reading for Results

Author: Laraine E. Flemming

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 0395899567

Category: College reader

Page: 587

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This developmental reading text features explanations of basic skills and concepts. Reading for Results helps students first discover the key elements of individual paragraphs and then apply what they have learned to longer, multi-paragraph selections from textbooks, magazines, and newspapers.

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resource book for patients and families / David L . Cram , M . D ... 86 ' 06 Mindful
recovery : a spiritual path to healing from addiction / Thomas Bien , Beverly Bien .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111052911

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Tremors in the Cloister A Memoir

Tremors in the Cloister is a heartwarming, true story of a friendship between Allan, a young monk, and Father Julian, a Catholic priest struggling to maintain his quality of life despite the ravages of Parkinson's disease.

Author: Allan Spiegler

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781627872980

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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Tremors in the Cloister is a heartwarming, true story of a friendship between Allan, a young monk, and Father Julian, a Catholic priest struggling to maintain his quality of life despite the ravages of Parkinson's disease. Julian – also a college professor and monk -- is a devoted naturalist involved in many outdoor projects. By happenstance, Allan becomes Julian's chauffer and assistant. The two men soon bond over their love of nature through making elderberry wine, tracking the illusive sheepshead mushroom, and secretly growing marijuana used to alleviate symptoms of Julian's illness. Julian quickly becomes a mentor for Allan and teaches him not only about the natural world, but also how to become a more spiritual person and appreciate what matters in life. As Julian's health declines, he is forced to make important decisions regarding surgical operations while Allan has his own crisis regarding making a lifelong commitment to the monastic vocation. Tremors offers a real-life account into the nature of Parkinson's disease, the difficulties it creates, and ways of coping with the illness. It also elaborates on some of the significant changes that have occurred in the Roman Catholic Church over the past fifty years. Spiegler's perspective gives the reader a closeup view of monastic life, a view generally shielded from the public. Enlightening and poignant, this memoir of a young man's spiritual journey and meaningful friendship combines moments of humor and sadness, giving readers an unforgettable experience.

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.

Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life

This book will be of interest to nurses, care workers, pastoral support professionals and anyone else working with older people.

Author: Elizabeth MacKinlay

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846424801

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life 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, such as loss of independence and privacy. Her findings show that despite ill health, loneliness and depression, older people near the end of their lives find meaning and support in (re)discovering their spirituality, and that this is not just the experience of those in care facilities, but of older people more generally. The book includes a useful chapter on spiritual assessment, providing carers with information on how to recognise the need for care. This book will be of interest to nurses, care workers, pastoral support professionals and anyone else working with older people.

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Birth , life , death , the confining rigidity of sin and the freedom of the spiritual are
all played out in a sort of landscape theater carved out of the vast desert floor . de
Dust To Dust David Roccosalva Spiritual Expansions Scott Parkinson falls of clay
interrupt the ... During their daily ritual of work and prayer the disappearing
landscape reminds the monks of the spiritual journey on which they have
embarked .

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ISBN: UOM:39015025987804

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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:

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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.

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century

Parkinson , T. , M.D. Treat . on the Management of " It is an interesting work ,
containing the results of much Parturient ... in revolutionary plots ; and 362 . his
escape from prison and perilous journey on foot to an Italian Parkinson , William ,
1. ... Life in Abyssinia : being ** His volume throughout is instinct with the spirit of
the wild Notes collected during Three Years ' Residence and life which it
describes .

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044090292541

Category: American literature

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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased

Parkinson , T . , M . D . Treat . on the Management of “ It is an interesting work ,
containing the results of much Parturient ... in revolutionary plots ; and 362 . his
escape from prison and perilous journey on foot to an Italian Parkinson , William .
1 . ... Life in Abyssinia : being * His volume throughout is instinct with the spirit of
the wild Notes collected during Three Years ' Residence and life which it
describes .

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z229202907

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Highland Journey

He had taken Edwin Muir ' s Scottish Journey as his model for a tour round
Scotland prior to the ( re - ) establishment of a ... Reading his account , and
subsequently Muir ' s Journey , it gradually dawned on me that a photographic
journey , in the spirit of Edwin Muir ' s ... And in Orkney , Alistair Peebles , Andrew
Parkinson and Neil Firth at the Pier Arts Centre , Bryce Wilson , and Liza and
Brian Murray .

Author: Robin Gillanders

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: IND:30000110620451

Category: Travel

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Over a period of 90 days, Robin Gillanders journeyed throughout the Highlands of Scotland and Orkney in the spirit of Edwin Muir's Scottish Journey of 1934, photographing whoever and whatever he encountered. The journey was made in a campervan with the shower converted into a darkroom, so that film processing could take place 'on the road'. In the manner of itinerant photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries, he used a traditional large format camera and black and white film; the photographs, each with accompanying text, describe the journey and relate to specific issues facing the highlands today and draw comparison with Edwin Muir's highlands of 75 years ago. Edwin Muir became particularly interested in the nature of Scottish 'identity' during his journey and his descriptions have become an important historical resource for the economic, political and social condition of Scotland between the world wars. As with Muir in 1934, it was not Gillanders' intention to present an image of the 'tourist' Highlands, but rather to present an honest, and subjective account of what he encountered. This is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated account of contemporary life in the Scottish Highlands and is set to become as important a record as Edwin Muir's venerated work.