Emma Lawton: What Parkinson’s Taught Me

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At TEDx Square Mile, Emma touched on 10 things Parkinson’s has taught her about life, herself and other people to show how being diagnosed has been the making of her, leaving her grateful rather than hopeless. She showed us how to reassess our own lives, switch up the positivity, stop sweating the small stuff and learn things in the process. She also showed us how even in the darkest times there’s always something to giggle at. Emma is Head of Creative at SPIXII (an insurance startup), an author and speaker, and was recently featured in the BBC2 documentary ‘The Big Life Fix’, looking at the power of design to transform people’s lives. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 29, Emma has written about her experience in her book, Dropping the P Bomb. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx