Honoring #caregivers in November for #NationalFamilyCaregiversMonth2018 🌹
Caring for our Caregivers luncheon https://parkinsonsocialnetwork.org/caring-for-our-caregivers/ via @PSN_PDsocial #Parkinsons #PDCaregivers #SelfCare
Unfortunately, due to lack of interest, we’ve cancelled this workshop/class for May. We are working to find an alternative date this Fall 2018.
Karl and I are pleased to announce that we have been asked by a friend to teach a First Degree Reiki class in May. It’s been a few years since we’ve taught a First Degree class and we are very excited to share Reiki with the community!
Reiki Jin Kei Do First Degree Workshop
Use this link to download the flyer – For the class
When: May 12 10am-6pm and May 19 1:30pm-7pm
(You must attend both sessions to complete the training & receive your certificate.)
Class size limited to 10 students.
In this two-day workshop you will learn:
– A meditation practice to enhance your listening to your inner wisdom.
– A Qigong practice to increase your
– A Reiki Self-treatment practice to give yourself Reiki anytime,
– A Seated chair Reiki practice to share Reiki with others.
In hoping Spring is on it’s way, Karl shares with his readers some of the items that help him improve his day!
Mindfulness Meditation Training Lowers Biomarkers of Stress Response in Anxiety Disorder | Georgetown University Medical Center | Georgetown University
A fascinating research article on how mindfulness meditation impacted those patients with an anxiety disorder.
GUMC researchers found that anxiety disorder patients had sharply reduced stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to a stressful situation after taking a mindfulness meditation course—whereas patients who took a non-meditation stress management course had worsened responses.
I found this article to be helpful for myself as I considered the feelings of the end of one administration and beginning of a new administration.
Posting this excellent article from the Daily Om. Body scans can be extremely helpful when you are looking for some information about how your body, mind or spirit feels.
As the living vehicles for our spirits, our bodies deserve loving attention and care. We can positively affect our health, prevent illness, and heal injuries by regularly focusing our mental and spiritual energy on the workings of our bodies. This can be done by performing a body scan on yourself.
Source: DailyOM – Blessing Our Bodies
Sharing Dr. De Leon’s sage words of wisdom about her experiences in caregiving. As we start November, which is National Family Caregivers Month, I thought I would share Dr. De Leon’s post with you.
Don’t dwell on the disease. Value the moments, the pearls of wisdom, their smile, their humor.” St. Elizabeth Caregiving is not for the faint of heart. I have had to be the caregiv…
One of Karl’s recent posts regarding stress and Parkinson’s disease.
If you are a frequent reader of this blog or have read my book, you know that I talk a great deal about the impact that I believe stress plays on Parkinson’s disease and the related symptoms of the…
Seeking peace and serenity can only add to your health. The more that we know about what brings us peace and calmness, the closer we are to finding balance.
Source: The Power of Calm
I was recently asked to answer some questions about being a caregiver for eCareDiary.com.
Not only do I comment on being a Parkinson’s disease carepartner/caregiver but I also share some comments about Reiki in my life. I hope you enjoy the article – here’s the link:
When Your Partner is Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: A Caregiver’s Story