For many people experiencing the neurological condition known as Parkinson’s disease, anxiety is one of the more common and challenging symptoms.
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. It is an expression of fear, created by a thought. Given the challenges of the symptoms and given what the future holds for those who consider their condition to be incurable, it is no doubt that anxiety is so common.
Lately I’ve been focusing on topics and techniques meant to make our journey less stressful. Things such as laughter, karate techniques and spiritual practice. They have been very beneficial for me in managing my symptoms and keeping me in a positive frame of mind. In this post, I would like to touch on another stress buster … music … and more specifically, singing!
Dr. Joe Dispenza, chiropractor, neuroscientist and author of ‘you are the placebo,’ often talks about a study that demonstrated that people who have recovered their health [from a variety of health conditions] shared four common factors.
You’ve probably heard the story of Thomas Edison’s quest to create the light bulb. I’m paraphrasing here, but supposedly Edison tried many, many times unsuccessfully to create the light bulb before he finally did it. When asked if he ever felt like a failure, Edison responded by saying, “No, I just discovered 1000 different ways not to make a light bulb.”
Lately, I’ve been watching The Rick Mercer Report on CBC television here in the Great White North, aka, Canada. Mercer profiles life in Canada and spoofs Canadian politics. My favourite part of the show is his rants. There’s nothing like a good rant. If you go on youtube, you can watch videos on the best movie rants. Some of them are awesome!
Golf! Simple sport! Right? Wrong! In order to get that little white ball in that wee tiny hole several hundred yards away, you only need to do about 27 different things right! Keep your head down. Back straight. Knees slightly bent. Proper grip. Shift your weight from your front leg to your back leg during your back swing. Etc. Etc.
Warning: Please don’t read this blog while eating dinner!
One day on our recent trip to Estonia, we were stopped at a traffic light. As we sat there, five guys came out of a restaurant adjacent to the light walking in single file, when one of them decided to blow a snot rocket … with not just one nostril, nope, both of them. We were in downtown Tallinn, in the middle of the afternoon. Classy!