On Turning 50 – Just a few observations

 Getting Older

Star Trek and I turn 5 decades, 2.5 scores, 1/2 a century, or 50 years old, tomorrow. Needless to say, I am being overly contemplative, reflective, hopeful, and curious for what is to come in the next 50.

Here are a few observations of getting older and turning half a century:

  1. You are only as old as you feel.

  2. Often the greatest joys come from personal and simple pleasures.

  3. Don’t overlook accomplishments that move you closer to a goal.

  4. The older you get, the faster time seems to move.

  5. Do something that makes you happy, everyday.

  6. Savor, appreciate, and share your gratitude with others.

I am excited to announce that RobbWorks’ second book, our soon to be released workbook will be available soon–more on that coming shortly. Stay tuned!

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over thirty years. With symptoms since he was seventeen years old, Karl was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty-one, he is a Parkinson’s disease advocate, an entrepreneur, an inventor, an author of two books (A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Conditions: A Workbook for Body, Mind, and Spirit) with his wife and care partner, Angela Robb. He has blogged for ten years on his website, ASoftVoice.com. He is a Community Team Member to ParkinsonsDisease.net and is a contributor to PatientsLikeMe.com. His blog, ASoftVoice.com, has been recognized four years in a row by Healthline.com as one of The Best Parkinson’s Blogs of 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015! Healthline.com also listed the book A Soft Voice in a Noisy World in their list of Best Parkinson’s Disease Books of 2017! FeedSpot.com has recognized ASoftVoice.com for 2018 and 2017 as a Top 50 Parkinson’s Disease blog. Karl was a blogger for the 2016 World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon. He is a frequent speaker on Parkinson’s disease issues as well as an experienced advocate for Parkinson’s issues throughout the United States. He is also an advisor and consultant on Parkinson’s disease. Karl is a board member of both the Parkinson Voice Project and Parkinson Social Network based in Virginia. He was an active board member (6 years) and an advocate (18 years) with the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). In his free time, he is a photographer, constant writer, longtime magician, and a practicing Reiki Jin Kei Do master. Karl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been featured by The New York Post, BBC Radio, CBS News, National Public Broadcasting (NPR), in The New Republic magazine and NHK World Television, as well as several Washington, D.C., television stations. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd. I’m available for speaking engagements to share my experience living with Parkinson’s disease. Please contact me at asoftvoice@gmail.com if you are interested in having me speak to your group, conference/symposium, or would like me to write an article for your newsletter or blog. I am not a medical professional and this information is my personal view. I am just sharing my medical journey with you, the reader. I encourage you to seek all avenues that can benefit your condition.

Posted on September 5, 2016, in A Soft Voice book, Education, Education & Support, Health, Media & Trends, Parkinson's Disease, Philosophy, support groups, Uncategorized, Wellness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. P.S. Yours is good advice for any age. Thanks for the reminders.

    On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 10:20 PM, Cheryl Reames wrote:

    > Almost missed it! > > Happy Birthday! I almost remember turning 50. It was a hectic day – last > minute Christmas shopping, the Boy Scouts at our church decided that was a > good day to come install an outdoor light at our parsonage–with about 10 > minutes notice. Had to make too many trips to the mall. My mother was > there from Texas. Matthew was home from college. My 12 year old – I don’t > remember what he was up. The neighbor suddenly decided to have a last > minute birthday party for the her daughter and invite all the kids in the > court, so we had to make yet another run to the mall (Fair Oaks) and get > another last-minute gift. No time to reflect on being 50. > > Congrats on your 50th! And I hope you didn’t spend it rushing around, > juggling the Boy Scouts, going to the mall, and wrapping lastl-minute gifts > for neighbors. > > Best wishes for your year! > > Cheryl > > On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 12:56 PM, A Soft Voice In A Noisy World comment-reply@wordpress.com> wrote: > >> Karl Robb posted: ” Star Trek and I turn 5 decades, 2.5 scores, 1/2 a >> century, or 50 years old, tomorrow. Needless to say, I am being overly >> contemplative, reflective, hopeful, and curious for what is to come in the >> next 50. Here are a few observations of getting older a” >>

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