Author Archives: Robyn Michele Levy

About Robyn Michele Levy

I am an artist, writer, radio broadcaster, performer, mother, breast cancer survivor. I also have Parkinson's disease. My memoir, Most of Me, is available at local and on-line bookstores.

Today’s Big Pharma Forecast For Robyn Michele Levy’s Brain

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

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Sayonara Synthetic Dyes — I Was Still Raised on Kraft Dinner® and Gold Stars!

Raised on Kraft Dinner and Gold Stars © Robyn Michele Levy 1989 Raised on Kraft Dinner® and gold stars Chauffeured ‘round in fancy cars Pop-Tart® farts at the breakfast table T.V. Dinners with Rogers cable Froot Loops® drowned in two-percent Do … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From “Chasing Hope Through Humour & Art” in Medicine Hat

Parkinson Alberta‘s Beth Metcalf — who read my book twice and started planning this speaking engagement 3 years ago — is a multitalented, multitasking, make-it-happen maven (aka Client Services Coordinator). Parkinson Alberta has an awesome team of staff and volunteers dedicated to the Parkinson’s community. Medicine … Continue reading

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Robyn Michele Levy’s Brainwaves Join #FoxPDchat on Twitter — Friday April 17 at 12 pm ET

How is technology changing #Parkinsons research? Find out by joining @MichaelJFoxOrg for a scintillating #FoxPDchat on Twitter — Friday, April 17 at 12 pm ET.

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Robyn Michele Levy Brings “Chasing Hope Through Art & Humour” to Medicine Hat, Alberta This Tuesday, April 14

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm OR 7:00 pm at Medicine Hat Public Library For free tickets or more information call 403-526-5521

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Meet the World Parkinson Congress 2016 Ambassadors!

WPC 2016 Ambassadors play an important role: They all have Parkinson’s disease and have established themselves as dedicated and passionate leaders in PD communities close to home and around the world online; they’ve all attended at least one World Parkinson Congress; they … Continue reading

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Robyn Michele Levy Joins World Parkinson Coalition’s Global Community of Bloggers!

I am so thrilled to be a blogging partner with World Parkinson Coalition —  a nonprofit organization dedicated to a worldwide dialogue to help expedite the discovery of a cure and best treatment practices for this devastating disease. I will be one of … Continue reading

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Prescription Drugs in Blister Packs: Beware of Human Error — Even at the Best Pharmacy!

When I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I asked Marg Meikle — aka The Answer Lady — for advice. She said, “Find yourself a good pharmacist.” So I did. How do I define a good pharmacist? Professional. Trustworthy. Knowledgeable. Accountable … Continue reading

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Robyn Michele Levy Presents “Chasing Hope Through Art & Humour” April 14, 2015 in Medicine Hat, Alberta

In a couple of weeks, I’m heading to Medicine Hat, Alberta to be the Guest Speaker at Parkinson Alberta‘s Education Day.  My multi-media presentation is called Chasing Hope Through Art & Humour — something I’ve mastered since being diagnosed at age 43 with early onset Parkinson’s, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Fantastic #Parkinson Optimism Summit in Tuscon, Arizona

Physically I arrived home last week, but emotionally I haven’t landed yet. I’m still there — in the Tuscon desert — my heart open with gratitude for this tender, brave community finding me, inviting me. Thank you APDA Arizona!

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