A Soft Voice in a Noisy World

A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson's Disease


By Karl Robb

RobbWorks/December 2012

Suggested retail price: $17.95

5.25” x 8” Paperback, 303 pages

Robbworks ISBN 978-0-9881847-0-1 

Lightning Source ISBN 978-0-9881847-2-5  (For bookstores)

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 benefited 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. 

With forewords by award winning broadcast journalist and author, Bill Moyers and Parkinson's Action Network CEO, Amy Comstock Rick.

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.

Will be available for purchase at the following outlets:

Paperback and Kindle version at Amazon.com

Nook version at Barnes and Noble.com

iPad/iPod versions at the iTunes Bookstore

All eBook formats available at Smashwords.com

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease for over twenty years. Karl believes he has had PD since he was seventeen years old and was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now in his forties, he is a Parkinson advocate, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, photographer, and speaker on PD issues.

He has helped the National Parkinson’s Foundation (NPF) organize several young-onset conferences and has worked closely with the Parkinson Action Network (PAN) as a State Director for several years. He currently sits on the Board of PAN and the Parkinson Voice Project (PVP).

Karl holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His writing has been featured in The New York Post and he has just finished his first book, A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease. He has appeared on BBC radio, the CBS Saturday Evening News, Japanese television, as well as several local Washington, D.C., television stations.

Karl, with his wife, Angela, received the 2008 Murray Charters Award for outstanding advocacy. Together they run a Parkinson’s support group in Northern Virginia. Karl maintains a blog on PD, “A Soft Voice in a Noisy World.

Karl has practiced Reiki for over a dozen years and has attained the level of Master in the Reiki Jin Kei Do lineage.Both he and Angela have taught several classes on Reiki.
You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice at gmail.com, visit his blog at www.asoftvoice.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd.