10 Ways to Create Good Luck in Your Life

Creating Good Luck Helps Achieve Goals

Do you believe in luck? Did you know that 7 out of 10 people think they are lucky? What is good luck anyway and how can it help you achieve your goals? 

Rich Baudry recently spoke to the Big Easy /Fleur de lis Parkinson’s group and explained how luck can help Parkinson’s patients cope with the uncertainty in their lives and help them conquer the challenges of their disease.



Luck is the belief in a hope of something good happening. Luck is beating the odds. It is a combination of attitude and expectation.


Good Luck Helps Parkinson’s Patients

“When a Parkinson’s patient has hope, they are more optimistic and less likely to worry. Hope helps them focus on their goals and motivates them to do the necessary work to achieve those goals,” said Rich.

Everyone, especially Parkinson’s patients, can create their own “luck” through their thoughts and emotions. You can decide to focus on your greatest hopes or your greatest fears. The one you spend more time focusing on is the one that will most likely prevail. “Lucky” people  focus on their hopes and dreams, not on fears and worries. 

10 ways to create good luck in your life:

1) Stop worry in its tracks. Studies have shown that 90% of the things we worry about don’t happen and the other 10% we have no control over. Focus on the positive and stop worrying about things you can’t control.

2) Carpe diem – seize the day. Face your biggest challenges head on. Don’t let self doubt, fear, self-pity, anxiety, depression or anything else stop you! Win the day today! 

3) Find your purpose. Everyone has gifts and talents. Find yours and share it with others. It could be as simple as making someone smile.

4) Use power postures/ body language. Two minutes of power posture will reduce cortisol levels (hormone that reduces stress) and increase testosterone (hormone that increases self-esteem, confidence, health, bone density).

5)  Connect with friends and family. Spend time and engage with your loved ones. Take your kids or grandkids to the park. Ask them to exercise with you.  

6) Surround yourself with good people.  Have the right people on your team: family, friends, doctors, therapists, trainers, etc. Find the most positive people you know and hang out with them often. Connect with those who make you smile daily! 

7) Add music to your life. Music makes you smile and improves your rhythm, coordination, and quality of movement. Do a little dancing and tap your feet.

8) Stimulate your brain. If you are a Parkinson’s patient, make sure to take your medicine regularly. Read a good book or do a puzzle. Find ways to challenge yourself mentally.

9) Exercise daily! It doesn’t matter what kind of exercise it is as long as it makes you feel alive. If you don’t enjoy it, you will not keep it up.

10)  Have hope, faith, and love in your life. And live “lucky” every day! 


Do you or a loved one suffer from Parkinson’s Disease?

One of the best things someone with Parkinson’s disease can do is exercise. Baudry Therapy Center therapists provide smart exercise designed specifically to help regain strength, balance, coordination, and your life back. Our LSVT BIG program is a well-researched, structured program which restores the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Appropriate for any functional level – this program can change your life! We work with each individual to design an approach that meets his/her specific needs. There’s no time like the present. Take control of your situation and maximize your physical ability. Contact Baudry Therapy Center today!

Source: CBS This Morning Show: How to Get Lucky

Louisiana Walks for Parkinson’s

Louisiana and BTC/BRIO Walked for Parkinson’s Disease This Saturday

parkinsonwalk_6Team BRIO/BTC participated in the Louisiana Walks for Parkinson’s race this past Saturday to show our support for our friends with Parkinson’s.  We were pleased to see over 400 registrants teamed up to raise money and awareness for this serious disease.  We couldn’t be any more proud of our patients.

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Parkinson’s disease is a neuromuscular disease which affects a number of brain/body functions. One of the biggest effects of Parkinson’s is a difficulty with movement. The classic signs of  Parkinson’s disease usually include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Tremor: a shaking or oscillating movement often in one arm or leg, and usually appears when a person’s muscles are relaxed, or at rest, hence the term “resting tremor.”
  • Rigidity: stiffness and inflexibility of the limbs, neck and trunk
  • Akinesia/Bradykinesia: “slow movement.” A general reduction or “smallness” of movement. This can include shuffling, slow gait, and a soft mumbling speech
  • Postural instability: Flexed, hunched over posture, with a tendency to be unstable when standing.

The early signs of Parkinson’s Disease often go unidentified. It takes a keen eye and an experienced practitioner to identify the condition early on; however, early detection can save you time, frustration, and function.

If you or a loved one suspects that they may have signs of Parkinson’s disease, please don’t hesitate to call us.  We can help direct you to the right doctor and get the information that you need. In New Orleans we are fortunate to have three great movement disorder specialists: Dr. David Houghton, Dr. Georgia Lea, and Dr. Brian Copeland.  When seeing any of these three, we know you will be in good hands!

Also in attendance Mr. Ted Thompson CEO of the  Parkinson’s Action Network.

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