I learned some things about acceptance on a summer day just a couple months after my Parkinson’s diagnosis at age 48. It was supposed to have been a fun outing — kayaking with a few friends and, collectively, our six middle-school-aged daughters for a last hurrah before their school year started. We rented kayaks and set into the Mullica River in Southern New Jersey, about an hour and worlds away from the city of Philadelphia where I live. …

Amy Montemarano

Writer on careers, educational travel, working well, and the law.

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