Driving involves multiple decisions being made at once. Sometimes the best decision is not to drive at all. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 45. Copyright 2021 One day I was about to leave my yoga studio after my Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease class. It always left me feeling more relaxed and stronger than before, and … Continue reading Good decision
Shoes matter. I rock the New Balance Velcro 813s now. I am happy that I have that option. If you are buying shoes for someone with Parkinson's or any mobility or communication issues, I offer some tips. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 44. Copyright 2021 My mother was an active woman. She was downright athletic, … Continue reading If the shoe fits
No filters. I am thinner than I have been since I stopped growing when I was 21. But I still have a Fat Kid inside. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 43. Copyright 2021 Once a fat kid, always a fat kid. If you were ever a fat kid, you know what I mean. You know … Continue reading Once a Fat Kid, Always a Fat Kid
Let's celebrate Parkinson's Awareness Month! A little late. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 42. Copyright 2021 I almost let the waning hours of Parkinson's Awareness Month get by without a comment. If you're reading this blog, you're aware of Parkinson's Disease. The title is Life through the Lens of Parkinson's, after all. I usually write … Continue reading Yay, Parkinson’s! Still
This rose bush took a while to bloom. It inspired me a while back. I rediscovered what I wrote back then, and I'm inspired again. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 41. Copyright 2021 I didn't plant the rose garden outside my front door. I tried tending it by myself, but the weeds had more stamina … Continue reading Blooming
The only painting I've done since the pandemic started was to put a pair of jeans on The Boy. He's the only one in this house who has worn hard pants. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 40. Copyright 2021 Are you wearing pants? I wouldn’t normally ask, but it seems to be a thing now—a … Continue reading Are you wearing pants?
If I don't use my muscles, they can atrophy. Is it the same for social skills? By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 39. Copyright 2021 A while back, I took some video of myself in preparation for an appointment with my Parkinson’s specialist. When I ran it back, I noticed that I had a stiff upper … Continue reading Use it or lose it
I press buttons all day long. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 38. Copyright 2020 I was only a toddler when The Jetsons debuted. I think I learned the theme song lyrics while I was learning to talk. Meet George Jetson, His boy Elroy, Daughter Judy, Jane, his wife… Jane was the one who was pretty … Continue reading The Jetsons got it right
My walker is a wheelbarrow, wagon, dessert cart, shopping cart, magic carpet... When I am behind my walker, the world looks more manageable. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 37. Copyright 2020 I had placed my walker between the car and the garage while I reached into the hatchback for one of the big, juicy watermelons … Continue reading Watermelons and the Walker Tango
By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 36 Copyright 2020 My painting says more than my words are able to. I call it Life Through the Lens of Parkinson's.