Our family deals with challenges by learning. Information helps us process. But TMI is a real danger. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 48. Copyright 2022 We stepped off the T holding hands so that The Boy wouldn’t get lost in the rush of subway passengers. He hung between us, his arms stretched as far … Continue reading Remembrance
I look for miracles everywhere. Otherwise, I'll never see them. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 47. Copyright 2021 This blog post is about miracles. I use that word on a regular basis. I need to. I need to see the miracles in my life. I remember seeing an interview with Brandon Lee, who talked … Continue reading Miracles
I don't need much to make fudge, one of my favorite guilty pleasures. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 46. Copyright 2021 I remember my little bare feet standing on a chair in front of the kitchen stove and being allowed to stir milk and sugar and cocoa powder together. It was my job to … Continue reading Oh, Fudge!
Driving involves multiple decisions being made at once. Sometimes the best decision is not to drive at all. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 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, … 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 post 43. Copyright 2021 Once a fat kid, always a fat kid. If you were ever a fat kid, you know what I mean. You … 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 post 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 … 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 post 40. Copyright 2021 Are you wearing pants? I wouldn’t normally ask, but it seems to be a thing … 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 post 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 … Continue reading Use it or lose it