The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's

GO DEEP!

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One of the things I noticed about my symptoms is that they disappear when I get into my art (NON-commercial projects work best!) Separated from the house, no computers or interruptions, in my studio, I drop into the “zone”. No tremors, it’s all as if it didn’t exist!

So I HAD to get this book when I read about it: DEEP WORK!

It chronicles what is going on when you intensely concentrate on a project for an uninterrupted period of time. Cal Newport calls this “Deep Work.”

My takeaway so far is that you have to find something you are interested in and really get “lost” in it. The thing is it doesn’t HAVE to be creative (which is what I thought initially.) It should push your boundaries.

Written by martyworld

January 30, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Batguano

The Chamorro people of Guam consume a fruit bat that eats a fruit that has a neurotoxin that can cause Parkinson’s. Read about it here.

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Written by martyworld

January 27, 2016 at 10:21 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Have a symptom free Christmas!

(or at least lessened a bit!)

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Written by martyworld

December 21, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Drink your milk!

Turns out milk consumption in the 60’s is related to Parkinson’s. Seems the pesticide that they used grow the hay was passed on through the cows. Bummer, I put away a lot of Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops and Rice Krispies (never did trust elves named “Snap, Crackle and Pop”) all with a lotta’ milk!

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Written by martyworld

December 19, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Imperial Brain Walkers

If you got PD, just make sure you take extra meds with you when you set out to wipe out those stubborn resistance fighters…

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Written by martyworld

December 18, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

!@#$ buttons!

Okay, I am ALMOST at this point. Trying to figure out why they made the button holes so !@#$ small on my new shirts! Then I read about a fashion designer’s husband (who was a coach) that has young onset PD and was having such a hard time one day buttoning his shirt that he had to have one of his players button his shirt for him.

Well Maura swung into it and invented a really classy way for us PD folks that fight buttons to look GQ. Check it out here!

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Written by martyworld

October 12, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Brain Toast!

Some of thinking now is that mitochondria are burning themselves out in the Parkinson’s patient’s neurons. Like an aluminum small block in a Chevy Vega, they just can’t handle the RPM!

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Written by martyworld

September 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

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