Stress: Part II

     I thought that when I retired I would be free of the tensions and emotional strains that had accompanied my job.  But other stressors gradually nudged their way into my life, a vast array, including financial, relationships, family sickness, my own health...

Exercise + PD

(Stress Part II, has been delayed (Lao Du is sleeping)      Exercise is a crucial component of a Parkinson’s treatment program.  It’s not an option – it’s  a MUST.  Keeping fit  by working out  promotes neuroplasticity and is as important as the pharmacological...

Stress, Part I

     Hey, pal, you say you were just rammed by a cruise ship while sailing your little 20 foot sloop offshore, and now you’re cold and wet because there’s a hole the size of a watermelon at the bow below the waterline … and the water is coming into...

Champs and Chumps

     I think every kid in Flushing in the mid 1950’s knew that it was Leo Durocher, the manager of the NY (baseball) Giants, who said “Nice guys finish last.”   It was common knowledge that he said that, and it was also  implicitly...