Category: Creativity

Robin Morgan Parkinson’s Poems

  When poet Robin Morgan found herself facing Parkinson’s disease, she distilled her experiences into these four quietly powerful poems — meditating on age, loss, and the simple power of noticing.  This Ted Talks presentation has over one millions views. My favorite is This Dark Hour at the 9:25 mark.  Here are a few of …

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Digital Dog Portraits by Artist Donna Krenicki

“Lively” “Full of personality” “The eyes are looking right at me” “Amazing eyes captured so expertly” “Follows my movement with relentless gaze” These reactions reflect appreciation for Donna Krenicki’s artistic talent and innovative digital dog art. Donna grew up in Connecticut, and she has been creative since a child. Her father encouraged her to paint, …

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Zentangle Calms Artist with Parkinson’s

  Frances Bertles showed her creative side during childhood when she made mud cakes with her brother. She was quick to make the distinction between mud cakes and pies. “You can decorate mud cakes, but you can’t cut mud pies.”  Later she was destined to decorate Zintangles and boxes. Frances grew up in Conway, a …

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Connections by Janice Rowan

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you. ~ Augustine of Hippo I connected with Janice Rowan through a Parkinson’s Facebook group and knew I had to interview her.  Her unique …

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