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...

Accepting Limits

“I will not be defined by Parkinson’s.” I have heard and used some form of this statement more times than I can recall over the past seven years since I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. While I understand the feeling behind the statement, I’m still left with a bit of...

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year and your most amazing year yet in 2018!   2018 Speaking Engagements I will be speaking in the following States & Provinces over the course of the year: Alberta Ontario Louisiana Texas Nevada Manitoba Saskatchewan Missouri New...

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AC/PD – On Tour with Parkinson’s

It may rhyme with the 80’s rock band AC/DC but the only thing air conditioning and Parkinson’s has in common with the band is that they both can make me shake all over. I was about to take the stage in front of 200 or so healthcare leaders and I was quite uncertain...

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The Parkinson’s Life (You Should Be So Lucky)

I know, I know it’s a counter intuitive title and for some it may be right off putting. But of recent I’ve been reminded again that within every cloud there is that sliver of a silver lining. Sheryl and I (Sheryl being my wife and partner in this Parkinson’s journey)...

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The PD Coach January 2017

THE PD COACH  Discoveries made along my Parkinson’s journey Exercise and Parkinson’s. If you have PD you have been bombarded since diagnosis with the message that you need to exercise. Whether it’s dance or walking, running or resistance training, swimming or boxing,...

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India, Elephants and Parkinson’s

When the trip was first announced I came home and immediately said to my wife, Sheryl, ‘I want to go on this trip’. The trip was to India. It was a service trip where individuals from our church were invited by churches in India to assist them in their work. Their...

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Cease Striving

Live Your Best Lesson 4: Cease Striving Perseverance can sound easy—just don’t quit. Well, not so much. There are times when we do need to quit things, thoughts, or even people who are no longer working for us. We need to push out or just let go of what’s burdening...

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Run to #UTurnPD

I have always loved running. I had run for years but it took a significant hit when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s robbed me of a lot of my ability. However, in the last few months I have decided to take it up again. Recently I found myself...

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