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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

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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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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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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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Making a splash with my #oneword to guide me in 2015

Last week I visited my friend Cyndee’s blog. Instead of making New Year resolutions, she selected one word — “DO” — to guide her professionally and personally throughout 2015. Inspired, this got me thinking about which word I’d choose. Reflecting … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Breakthrough! Cougar Trial Finder Extracts Dopamine from Disgraced Dalhousie Dental Students

OK, it was just a dream — but if you ask me, those misogynistic dentistry students at Dalhousie University have way too much dopamine flowing in their brains. I say round ’em up, shave their heads, and extract some of … Continue reading

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Somewhere In The Rainbow: Sean Rossiter — Beloved Vancouver writer

1946 – January 5, 2015 Sean Rossiter writer, illustrator, hockey goalie, son, brother, husband, father, friend, Parkinson warrior May he rest in peace

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Happy Noisy New Year Haiku

who knows the new noise you’ll yell YELL breaking out of your New Year’s shell

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My Merry Medicated Christmas Message to Everyone

 Wishing you all a loving & uplifting season!

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