making lemonade out of lemons
Season 2 Episode 6 Spill It Ladies Introduction
Brought together by the need to stay connected during the pandemic this group of 6 women, all with Parkinson’s disease, share their experience. An international group, some of whom I met in Kyoto, Japan at the World Parkinson Congress. This is the first in a series with these lovely ladies.
Season 2 Episode 5 with Omotola Thomas
Omotola Thomas is the founder of Parkinson's Africa, an organization dedicated to empowering Africans affected by Parkinson’s disease. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2016, at 35. Born and raised in Nigeria, she has also lived in America, South Africa, and most recently, England. In this episode, Omotola and I discuss the joys and struggles that come along with raising awareness about Parkinson's disease all around the world.
Women's Parkinson's Project
Co-founders Richelle Flanagan and Sri Sripathy join me to discuss the launch of the Women's Parkinson's Project. After meeting at the World Parkinson Congress, we joined together to raise the voices of women in our community. We discuss what it means to be female in the world of chronic illness and how we hope to empower others to find their voice.
PD Lemonade with Gaynor Edwards
Gaynor Edwards from Spotlight YOPD in the UK. Spotlight YOPD is the first and only non-profit (charity) dedicated to Young Onset Parkinson's disease. We discuss what it is to be young and be female with Parkinson's disease. We talk life, joy and how it feels to manage a disease that affects more men that women and more old than young. Shared passions for advocacy, we also talk about the work we are doing to help women hav a voice in research and management.
Season 2 Episode 2 Take 2
This is take 2 on my interview with Jane LaFazio. We discuss her and husband Don's journey with his brain aneurysm and how they navigate their life together with love, compassion, resilience and art. Their story will inspire and bring awareness to the complexity of brain disease and the art of living a rich and vibrant life in partnership. I hope you will tune in.
Life, Love, Longevity and Resilience
I am honored to share an interview with Jane LaFazio. She is an artist, a mentor, an advocate, wife and caretaker. After her husband suffered a brain anerysm, their lives were tied upside down. She shares their story of life, love, longevity and resilience. Truly an episode you don't want to miss!