NANCY PEATE writes and speaks about wellness and how to live one’s best life despite chronic illness. After working as a software technical writer, she returned to the classroom to get a master’s degree in Library Science. A research librarian by profession, research topics of most interest include resilience and chronic illness, particularly Parkinson’s disease.
Nancy has lived with Parkinson’s disease since 2014. She’s found a supportive community and participates in several activities for people living with Parkinson’s, including non-contact boxing classes, a dance troupe, and a drumming circle.
She has participated and volunteered for the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon, the Davis Phinney Foundation, and the World Parkinson Coalition. She spoke at the World Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto, Japan in 2019 and hosts a monthly Parkinson’s support group. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband.