Author Archives: Robyn Michele Levy
Woke up alone in bed. Again. Shuffled to the kitchen. Greeted “good morning” by my radiant piano. Tuned in to Bergen. He loved music and how it connects communities. The way Keys to the Streets does — a project that aims to transform … Continue reading
Found my late husband’s driver’s licence from 1965. Bergen was 22. A young man destined to travel the world. Had we met back then — when I was just one year old — I could have been his carry-on luggage.
April 21, 1943 – January 16, 2016 Bergen Amren passed away peacefully on January 16th. Born in Prince Rupert, he grew up in the bustling town of Bear Creek, Yukon, he was moved to Vancouver at the age of seven … Continue reading
Bergen Amren April 21, 1943 – January 16, 2016 My love, my muse, my best friend R.I.P.
It’s been – and still is – a long, hot summer. Miraculously, I’ve managed not to melt. More incredible, I worked up the courage to buy some real art supplies. Stuff I intentionally stopped using when diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Why? By avoiding … Continue reading
1. A stranger accidentally stepped on it while I was at Rain or Shine — my favourite ice cream store. 2. I got carried away while reading Toes In My Nose, a poem by Sheree Fitch. 3. My toe snagged on … Continue reading
Parkie Bruce Ballard — fellow WPC Blogger Partner — is shaking up the internet with his recent post: “What’s It Like Having Parkinson’s?.” If you’ve ever wondered what PD feels like, try these simulation exercises and encourage your friends to join the thousands … Continue reading
World Parkinson Congress 2016 Launches “Portland Countdown” #WPCPodcast Today — Tuesday June 2, 2015
I’m a firm believer that knowledge is power. That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about Portland Countdown. This new series of free educational podcasts — hosted by two highly experienced journalists (who are also living with Parkinson’s) — … Continue reading
Parky made its debut in Montreal at the World Parkinson Congress 2013. Selling these stuffed toy raccoons was a “last minute” fundraising idea, leaving no time to create and advertise a Parky fundraising campaign. Much to everyone’s surprise and delight, Parky … Continue reading
Today is a brave new day in your neurodegenerative life! Your brain chemistry — probably your dopamine levels — are out of whack and causing havoc: On/Off symptoms; body trembling; sleep deprivation. Begin neurologist’s new (and improved?) medication regime. Keep track of side-effects. Resist urge … Continue reading