I’m Alright, Just Slow!

I find myself uttering this remark far too often already 🙂  Unfortunately it was the first of my noticeable symptoms and the one that is still present, even with the improvements from the medication.  While my normal walk in the county park next door has gone from 42 minutes down to 37 minutes since I started the medication, I still have my slow times during the day.  I guess even the walk is still slow, used to be able to complete in 34 minutes a year ago. There are many research studies that show exercise helps to slow the progression…

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Why Zen?

Why Zen and living with Parkinson’s?  I added the subtitle as I hope to also chronicle the effects of practicing the principles of Buddhism as I deal with the progress of PD.  In particular I think it will be interesting to see how meditation impacts the stress of  my day to day dealings with the vagaries of Parkinson’s.  I have used meditative techniques for stress and general well being for many years.  Those that know me well probably recognize my motto in the title of this blog…It Is What It Is. I am a ‘glass is half full’ kind of…

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