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Season 1

Jan. 16, 2023

EP-00 Our origin story

Hi Listeners, If you've ever wondered how Judy and I got started doing the show or why, this episode explains some of it. Enjoy! Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis Robinson Editor: Spencer Yaras Social Media: Kennedy Larson www.IN...

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April 18, 2022

EP-52 Our 1 Year Anniversary

The title says it all. Judy and Travis reflect on what an amazing first year it has been. Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis Robinson Editor: Spencer Yaras Social Media: Kennedy Larson www.INDYpodcast.net

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April 12, 2022

EP-51 Awareness Month

April is Parkinson's Disease awareness month. Judy and Travis discuss this and more. Enjoy! Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis Robinson Editor: Spencer Yaras Social Media: Kennedy Larson www.INDYpodcast.net

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April 5, 2022

EP-50 "I'm Sorry, he's got Parkinson's."

Have you ever had someone apologize for you? For your disease? Have you ever apologized for someone else's disease? A partner perhaps or a parent? On this episode, Judy and Travis discuss this topic and some of the implicatio...

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March 30, 2022

EP-49 Safety - What is it after all?

In order for you to determine in you are safe, you have to ask yourself "Safe from what?" Judy and Travis chat about some of those things. Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis Robinson Editor: Spencer Yaras Social Media: Kennedy Lar...

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March 22, 2022

EP-48 A conversation with Michelle Antolin, OTR/L

What the heck is occupational therapy? Judy and Travis speak with Michelle Antolin an OT to answer this and many other questions. Michelle is an occupational therapist a USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. We're really grateful to he...

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March 15, 2022

EP-47 Cruzin'

Remember when life way easy? Me neither, but I have had times, when it was a bit easier. Maybe easy isn't the correct word, maybe it’s smoother. a period of time for which at least a few of the obstacles …

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March 7, 2022

EP-46 There is value in taking the harder road.

Every day we make choices all day long. Sometimes we'll choose to do something in the most streamlined, most efficient way. Other times it's more about to the doing than simply having the thing done. For example, I write with...

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Feb. 28, 2022

EP-45 When life throws a rock at you.

It happens, right? You're going about your day and then suddenly you have to duck. "Look Out!" Suddenly you've got to dodge a rock, and if you're just a little too slow...cause maybe moving fast ain't really your bag anymore...

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Feb. 22, 2022

EP-44 The price of failure

What if I try it but I don't succeed? What are the potential consequences of of failing? How much worse will my life be if I don't even try? This episode Judy and Travis discuss these and other topics. Enjoy. …

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Feb. 14, 2022

EP-43 You have PD and you still...

This week Judy and Travis discuss the perception of a person with Parkinson's disease. How having it can affect your perception of self, and what your able to accomplish in your life. How having a degenerative disease affect ...

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Feb. 7, 2022

EP-42 Life Skills 04: How to live

This episode continues the conversation from last week's episode. Looking at the other side of the life/ death coin, which is of course how to live. Judy and Travis discuss living a deliberate and meaningful life. Co-hosts: J...

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Jan. 31, 2022

EP-41 Life Skills 03: How to Die

"What?!!" You ask, "This isn't a question that needs answering you don't need to know this death is something that happens to you." In this episode Judy and Travis talk about living a deliberate life and how that fills up …

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Jan. 24, 2022

EP-40 CP 01 Care Partners

Care Parters, "can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em". We've heard variations of this phrase before, but what does it really mean to live with someone, a husband, a wife, a significant other with Parkinson's Disease? In...

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Jan. 18, 2022

EP-39 Through a new set of eyes, a conversation with Charles Schiell

In this episode Judy and Travis talk to Charles Schiell, who’s father had Parkinson's Disease. As his father's health declined he would visit and offer a "fresh set of eyes" to observe his father and help to determine where a...

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Jan. 10, 2022

EP-38 Brainwidth - Executive function triage

Ever experience the feeling that you'd like to start a project but feel overwhelmed when you start thinking about all the steps involved in it? For someone living with a neurological disease that project could be "eat breakfa...

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Jan. 4, 2022

EP-37 Clear that clutter

In this episode Judy and Travis talk about clearing the physical clutter around your home as a way to not only ensure safety for the PWP (person with Parkinson’s) but also as a way to help clear the mind of …

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Dec. 27, 2021

EP-36 Climbing Mt. San Gregornio with Parkinson's disease

What is it like to climb a mountain with PD? Or with a climbing partner with PD? This episode Judy and Travis have a conversation with Matt MacAller; Travis' friend and partner on his climb of "San G." the tallest …

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Dec. 21, 2021

EP-35 PART 2 OF 2: The sun will come out tomorrow

The conclusion: In this episode we hear about a day after the horrible, terrible, no good, very bad, day that Travis had. This one ends on a much brighter note. Thank you all for listening. Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis …

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Dec. 14, 2021

EP-34 PART 1 of 2: The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

What happens when you do everything that you are supposed to and your day still goes pearshaped? Listen to Travis describe just such a day. Be sure you tune in next week for part 2 which concludes this story . …

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Dec. 6, 2021

EP-33 Photography Awards & Doing new stuff

On this episode Judy and Travis discuss a new photography award that Travis won fir new work and how important it is to keep learning new stuff. Enjoy! Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis Robinson Editor: Spencer Yaras Social Media...

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Nov. 29, 2021

EP-32 Off Time

This episode Judy and Travis discuss off time, what it is & how to recognize it, and what you can do about it. They also talk about some of the mind traps you can fall into when attempting to track …

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Nov. 22, 2021

EP-31 New England Weather

What does the weather in New England have to do with Parkinson's Disease symptoms? Listen to find out. Judy and Travis discuss gratitude & the mercurial l nature of PD symptoms . Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis Robinson Editor:...

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Nov. 16, 2021

EP-30 No rest for the wicked.

On this episode Judy and Travis talk about traveling compromises and Travis shares what his PD symptoms are like when he gets dehydrated, how he recognizes it and how to remedy it. Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis Robinson Edito...

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Nov. 8, 2021

EP-29 Life skills 02 - Planning a climbing trip.

This episode Judy and Travis talk about planning a trip with PD. What you need to keep in mind and how the success of a trip is largely dependent on how well thought out it is. Travis shares some of …

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Nov. 1, 2021

EP-28 Life skills 01 - Cooking

This episode Judy and Travis launch a new series: Life skills, where we talk about specific strategies that you can employ to do the things that make life worth living to you, even if you have a neurological disease. Today's …

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Oct. 25, 2021

EP-27 Peeking into the future. Interview with UCLA's HAND

This episode Judy and Travis speak with 3 very promising undergraduates at UCLA who are members of a very special club: H igh Tech A nd N eurological D isorders or HAND. What is HAND and what are they all …

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Oct. 19, 2021

EP-26 Revisiting sleep issues with PD

Sleep problems affect more than 75% of Parkinson's patients.* Judy and Travis discuss some of the ways that PD and sleep affect each other *Parkinson's Foundation website as of 10/18/21 Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis Robinson ...

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Oct. 12, 2021

EP-25 I'm Not Dead Yet! Sniff therapy contest

Hello Listeners, This week's episode Judy and Travis talk about the I'm Not Dead Yet! Sniff therapy contest. Five lucky winners will receive a package with the SCENTinal smell test developed by Monell Center and a 4 jar smell...

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Oct. 4, 2021

EP-24 PD & your sense of smell. Interview with researchers from the M…

How much do you know about your sense of smell? Do you still have it? What if there was a way to restore it? In this episode Judy and Travis interview doctors Hong Wang & Nancy Rawson, researchers from Monell …

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Sept. 27, 2021

EP-23 A conversation with Mike Weinman

This episode, Judy and Travis have the privilege of speaking with Mike Weinman. Mike is an "early onset" he was diagnosed at age 36. With a wife and three young children Mike had to adapt. He shares a part of …

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Sept. 20, 2021

EP-22 Moving Forward

What is the PD community doing to move their brains forward? is the full title of this episode. Judy and Travis discuss a range of topics from defining Parkinson's Disease to sniff therapy. Travis share what he discovered abo...

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Sept. 13, 2021

EP-21 Organics & Conscientious Consumerism

This episode Judy & Travis discuss a range of topics including Organic, what the term means & Travis shares some of his experience working in the organic food industry. Judy shares about a webinar she attended & introduces a ...

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Aug. 30, 2021

EP-19 Personal Responsibility

Judy and Travis discuss personal responsibility and the role it plays in PD treatment. Also this episode has some music! We hope that you enjoy. Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis Robinson Editor: Spencer Yaras Social Media: Kenne...

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Aug. 23, 2021

EP-18 Interview with Dr. John Ball

Judy and Travis interview the amazing Dr. John Ball, marathon runner and one of the founders of Team Parkinson's. Team Parkinson's is a charity of the L.A. Marathon that has raised over $3M for Parkinson's research. Co-hosts:...

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Aug. 16, 2021

EP-17 D.A.R.E. Drugs Are Really Expensive

You remember that anti-drug abuse program that they used to have in public schools, D.A.R.E.? I always figured it stood for Drugs Are Really Expensive... Little did I know what I'd end up paying for prescriptions. Today's epi...

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Aug. 9, 2021

EP-16 Therapeutic Strategies

Therapeutic as opposed to compensatory strategies as discussed in a previous episode. This episode Judy and Travis discuss one of the symptoms of PD that Travis wasn't willing to settle for a compensation on, rather chose to ...

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Aug. 2, 2021

EP-15 Advice for the care team

On this episode Judy and Travis share some thoughts for those friends, kids and other members of the "greater care team". What do you do when your friend or co-worker is diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease? Co-hosts: Judy Yara...

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July 26, 2021

EP-14 Financial impacts of PD

This episode Judy and Travis discuss some of the financial impacts of Parkinson's on your life and share some tips how to best prepare for them. Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis Robinson Editor: Spencer Yaras Social Media: Kenne...

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July 19, 2021

EP-13 Compensation Strategies

No, we're not talking about ways to make money of be "compensation for having Parkinson's Disease". In this episode Judy and Travis discuss some of the ways you can compensate for having PD. Even more importantly when it's be...

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July 12, 2021

EP-12 Getting the support you need

Getting the support that you need can make the world of difference in your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. In this episode Judy and Travis discuss some of the options available to PD patients and their care partners...

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July 6, 2021

EP-11 PasstoPass interview with Bill & Derek

In this week's episode Judy & Travis interview Bill Meyer and Derek Torry from Pass to Pass, an all volunteer organization that takes folks with Parkinson's Disease out hiking on multi-day backing trips. Bill and Derek are bo...

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June 28, 2021

EP-10 It IS possible to restore your lost sense of smell.

In this episode Judy and Travis discuss the very exciting news that yes, it IS possible to restore sense of smell loss caused by Parkinson's Disease. Have a listen as Travis describes his sniff therapy & what he is doing …

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June 21, 2021

EP-09 An Interview with Jennifer Parkinson

In this episode Judy and Travis speak with the indomitable Jennifer Parkinson, who is the co-founder of Neuroboxing. Jennifer was diagnosed with PD some 16 years ago and shares a bit of her story. Please note: We had some tec...

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June 14, 2021

EP-08 The devil you don't know

Most people say "Better the devil you know, than the one you don't." as a way of expressing that they'd rather stick with a known problem no matter how bad than to face an unknown. In this episode Judy and …

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June 7, 2021

EP-07 - Drugs and their usefulness

Heads up! This episode is a rough listen. Judy and Travis talk about the difficulty one can face when changing their medication. Travis' speech is very strained and difficult to understand in this one. If this is your first e...

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May 31, 2021

EP-06 For the Newly Diagnosed

On this episode Judy and Travis discuss that magical moment when the neurologist tells you the big news - "Hey you've got Parkinson's Disease". How it felt from the perspective of the care partners as well as the person with …

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May 24, 2021

EP-05 Camping and Travel

This episode Judy and Travis talk about camping and travel in general & share a few tips and tricks for having a successful trip when you have a neurological disease. Co-hosts: Judy Yaras & Travis Robinson Editor: Spencer Yar...

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May 17, 2021

EP-04 Benefits of a yoga practice. An interview with Garth McLean

This episode Judy and Travis talk with Garth McLean. Garth has MS & has been using yoga to keep his symptoms under control, successfully - for the last 25 years. You can learn more about Garth at yogarth.com Co-hosts: Judy …

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May 10, 2021

EP-03 Swallowing Issues

On this episode Judy and Travis discuss swallowing issues & strategies to deal with them. If you have trouble swallowing or frequently choke on your food, then this episode is for you. We'd love to hear from you. Send us …

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