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Hey there stranger!

Don’t miss out… check out my latest post on National Parkinson Foundation’s yoga retreat for people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners HERE


And while you’re there, don’t forget to sign up to stay up-t0-date on my new “summer series” … which will include weekly yoga postures! much love.




hey… exciting news!

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much love.

A blood test for Alzheimer’s disease?

In this study we sought to find a set of circulating molecules in the blood of individuals who were cognitively normal that would allow us to predict who in the next several years will develop cognitive impairement or Alzheimer’s disease, and that is exactly what we found

Dr. Federoff at Georgetown University published research in the journal Nature Medicine that identified 10 molecules in the blood that could be used to predict with at least 90% accuracy whether people went on to develop mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s. It is the first study to show differences in biomarkers in the blood between those who went on to suffer the disease, and those who remained “cognitively normal”.

If you could get a test to see if Alzheimer’s was in your future would you? This leads to ethical implications of a test that could predict a disease that currently has no cure. What do you think about this? Would you get tested? much love.


The Current (episode March 12, 2014)


parkinson bloggers: an update

I thought i’d share an update of what i’ve been reading… blogger addition.

some in this list are new, some have been mentioned HERE (parkinson blogger gals) or HERE (more parkinson blogs) but all are wonderful PERSONAL blogs about experiences living with PD.

… what have you been reading? any others to add to the list? much love.

WPC2013: a recap in photos


< after a long red-eye flight (3 planes total), arriving at my hotel with my poster in hand >


< listening to Bob Kuhn (a PWP from Vancouver) inspire the crowd to create community with his statement “Illness starts with I, wellness starts with WE”. Follow his blog, Positively Parkinson’s, HERE >


< Tim (PWP from Manitoba), winner of Canada’s inaugural amazing race, telling the crowd about finding your own inner strength and courage >


< Drs Stoessl and Fahn welcoming us to Montreal and WPC 2013! >


< stretching out those hips and glutes during yoga with Renee LeVerrier (her site HERE) and myself day 1 in the renewal room >

IMG_1974< Montreal weather was so kind to us during the week! Beautiful sunrise on day 2! >


< working through our chakra energy during Let Your Yoga Dance  in the renewal room on day 2 with Megha (check her out HERE)


< presenting my PhD research on daily muscle activation patterns in men and women with PD. The full study is published in the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology HERE >


< great lecture on the final day by an all-female lineup Drs Nieuwboer, Horak and Goodwin on freezing, falls and targeted exercise >

IMG_2001< looking forward to it! see you next time on the west coast! much love >