Taking a Meaningful Risk

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. “Depart from discretion, when it interferes with duty.” – Hannah More. One of the aspects of being a person with Parkinson’s, that others may not consider, is just how difficult it is to tell others that you have Parkinson’s; particularly those closest to you.  For […]

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A Moment of Remembrance

Gardening is therapeutic and how nice it is to sit outside, of a morning, and listen to the birdsong. Today is 6th June. These beautiful red poppies are in bloom, in our garden,  and this is fitting, as we remember those who gave their lives on 6th June 1944, in the D-Day landings at Normandy. […]

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We Stepped Through the Screen

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. Meeting people that you know online, in-person for the first time, can be quite daunting. Many people will be used to this scenario either through work or through online dating.   Last weekend, I was excited to be going out to a special event.  As […]

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Witnessing Movie History

I was allowed to sit in the Director’s chair!  This chair was made of light wood and was foldable.  It had black material for the seat and the back rest was of the same black material but with one difference; in bold white capital letters, the word ‘DIRECTOR’.  This was no ordinary chair.  Here, in […]

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It’s Good for the Brain

Excerpt from my Facebook page: Dean’s Facebook Page In my role as a psychotherapist, I highlight the merits of physical activity and physical well-being in relation to maintaining positive mental-health. There is much research that evidences how regular exercise, healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle improve cognitive function and increase the ‘happy’ chemicals produced in […]

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Keep It Real

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. “Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end.  That’s the given.  How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.” – Katharine Weber. One […]

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A Peaceful Place

One of the nice things about my work as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor is the main venue that I work from.  The Natural Health Centre is set in the heart of the very relaxed and historic market town of Woodbridge. Established in 1999, the centre now offers a broad range of therapies and […]

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