Ten Years a Parky

It doesn't seem possible that ten years has passed since I first heard the words 'You have Parkinson's'. In some ways it feels as though little time has passed that it was a mere few months ago. In other ways it feels as though several lifetimes have passed. A lot has...

So, my wife is gone

So, my wife is gone. She does these retreats every year or two where she finds some quiet place to hole up for a day to two, read, think, plan, rest and I have to believe, take a small break from PD. I hate it when she’s gone. It brings me face to face with things I...

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A Conversation with My Newly Diagnosed Self

      William J Braddock   You’re screwed. Okay, maybe that’s not the way I would start the conversation but it would be very tempting. That is an awfully tough way to start a conversation though. Furthermore, it may not be true for you as a person newly diagnosed...

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My Secret to Success with Parkinson’s

There is a local pizza joint that at one time ran television commercials with the tag line, ‘It’s All About the Sauce’. The claim being that they had the corner on how to make a great pizza and the secret was their sauce. I remember the commercial spots primarily for...

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Find Community

Lesson 7: Find Community As a husband and father, a healthcare professional, and a man living with Parkinson’s, take it from me: we all need to ask for help sometimes. And that’s a good thing. Many a Parkinson’s fighter is drawn to isolation, just as many people...

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Pay Attention

Lesson 6: Pay Attention In lesson 5 I talked about taking advantage of good fortune when it comes our way.  Sometimes recognizing those gifts isn’t easy, which is why it’s so important to pay attention. To this day I still smile when I think of the edge we gained over...

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Coffee with Tim: join Tim weekly on YouTube as he chats about his experience of Parkinson’s, how he continues to persevere and the ups & downs of everyday life. 

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