11 apr 2017

I have Parkinson’s. I call it “accelerated aging” because it is a progressive neurologic disorder that simulates aging. On my bad days, I feel ten to twenty years older than I am. For your...

Defy The Disease Presentation by JohnBaumann

11 apr 2017

John Baumann inspires those with chronic illnesses to take advantage of the power of positivity by providing numerous examples including during his 17 year journey with Parkinson's disease. In this...

The Power of Mentorship – Chapter One

11 apr 2017

John Baumann’s no nonsense, in your face, extremely effective self-improvement edicts for those who are absolutely, positively committed to transform themselves: Moving Forward If you have...

Optimal Weight: How I Lost those Last 20 Pounds

11 apr 2017

I FOUND IT Not The Holy Grail ... Not The Fountain of Youth … Not Buried Treasure … Not the Pot of Gold at the End of a Rainbow ... I found something better than all of these … a real gem...

Hometown Parkinsons Symposium

11 apr 2017

Monday October 14: Parkinson’s Symposium - Ramada Plaza & Convention Center - 9700 Bluegrass Parkway - Louisville, Kentucky - Breakout Speaker - 9 to 9:45am AND 10:45 to 11:30am ...

Baton Rouge Symposium July 2013

11 apr 2017

Thanks John! Truly a pleasure meeting you and Bernadette. I think you inspired a lot of people in Baton Rouge Saturday. -- Gerald Calegan, MD Neurologist The NeuroMedical Center...


We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.


Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.


I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.