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The ABCs of Parkinson’s: ‘F’ Is for ‘Fear’

Editor’s note: A continuation of the “ABCs of Parkinson’s” series. “You have Parkinson’s disease.” “What exactly does that mean?” I asked. While I waited for a response to my question, my thoughts covered a multitude of fears in a minimal amount of time. I sat and listened…

My Rock Steady Boxing Journey Continues

In part two of a series, columnist Jean Mellano’s Rock Steady Boxing journey continues. Read part one. Camaraderie The camaraderie fostered by Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) is off the charts, and our coach is so encouraging and compassionate. We are all part of a team united in…

Flee or Fight: Which Do You Choose?

As a young parent, it is often hard to realize how fast time slips away. You’re too busy changing diapers, refilling milk bottles, wiping dirty faces, and running bath water. You’re doing tubs of laundry daily and wiping up spills hourly. You’re consumed with the next activity, whether…

Who’s on Your Team?

According to Wikipedia, a “team is a group of individuals working together to achieve a goal.” But a “group does not necessarily constitute a team.” Teamwork is defined as “the collaborative effort of a team to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most…

Rock Steady Boxing: In the Beginning

In September 2017, I started to take Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) classes. RSB has truly made a remarkable impact on improving the quality of my life. What’s it all about? The RSB classes I attend twice a week average about 10 to 16 people per class. The…

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