A Soft Voice in a Noisy World:
A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease
Author: Karl Robb, co-leader of the Fairfax City Parkinson’s support group
Publisher: RobbWorks (November 27, 2012)
Here’s a summary about the book:
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had Parkinson’s disease for many years, younger or older, the lessons that Karl Robb offers in this book will apply to your situation. A culmination of over twenty years of personal experience, in A Soft Voice in a Noisy World, Karl Robb provides an assortment of tips and suggestions that have made a difference in his life and benefitted him in his personal struggle with PD.
This guide shows how one man successfully navigated the medical gauntlet with the support of his wife and care partner, and found his answers, often in the unlikeliest of places.
Drawn from the pages of the popular Parkinson’s blog, ASoftVoice.com, this once-skeptic turned Reiki master describes the importance of complementary therapies to “Parkinsonians” through his personal mind, body, and spirit journey, detailing the role these have played in the course of his personal healing. In this book you will learn how through maintaining a positive attitude and utilizing Reiki and other complementary therapies, Karl has kept his Parkinson’s in check, slowed the disease’s progression, and amazingly seen signs of improvement, even after over two decades of dealing with PD.
This book is a compilation of hundreds of insights and practical tools intended to add inspiration and ease to your daily life, including suggestions and resources for bettering your patient-doctor experience, living a productive and happy life, staying fit and active, traveling, participating in support groups, being a PD advocate, improving your mind-body connection, and empowering yourself to heal.
Praise for A Soft Voice in a Noisy World:
“Karl Robb shows us how under the most trying circumstances a human being can find strength and purpose beyond expectations.”
-Bill Moyers, award-winning broadcast journalist and author
“A humble, insightful book about taking charge of one’s life in the face of chronic illness.”
-Samantha Elandary, founder and CEO, Parkinson Voice Project
“A ‘must read’ for anyone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s-care partners, family members, or friends…wonderful, practical, common-sense ideas that apply to everyone.”
-Carol Walton, CEO, The Parkinson Alliance
“Karl Robb’s book offers sage advice and inspiration to help people affected by Parkinson’s to LIVE with the disease. ”
-Jackie Hunt Christensen, author of The First Year: Parkinson’s Disease and Life with a Battery-operated Brain: A Patient’s Guide to Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease
“Karl Robb’s book draws you in to his life and makes the uninformed feel connected in a frank and true understanding of life with Parkinson disease.”
-Lou Nistler, Executive Director, Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
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Thanks to all our friends who have encouraged, supported, and helped us make this dream a reality!
Karl and Angela Robb