Kaftans and Evolution

Happy New Year to all of my readers and thank you for following my Blog. Lolling and Flailing: The subject of ‘change’ is particularly salient for me right now.  I am unfit.  At 46 years of age, and hampered by having Parkinson’s Disease, I am somewhat unfit and not in my best shape.  I realised […]

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Hello and Thank You! Wow!

Hello Readers! I’m pleased to announce that this is my 100th Blog post! I just checked my data for who is reading my Blog and I was amazed at how far spread around the world you all are! As at 15th November 2017, my readers are based in the following countries: UK USA Australia Canada […]

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Guest Speaker for Medical Change

I was delighted to be invited, last week, as Guest Speaker at my local Doctor’s surgery, here in the Suffolk Coastal area.  The surgery, which I hold in very high regard, is also a training centre for Trainee Doctors.  My task was to speak with the Year 3 Trainees from Cambridge about my diagnosis of […]

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Out of My Mind

As I sit here, at my desk in my little country cottage in Suffolk, I am thinking about how to convey a self-profile of me as a writer, to my course tutor; someone I have never met and know almost nothing about.  I am studying for a Diploma in Creative Writing.  What would make her […]

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The Brown Envelope

It arrived on Monday, earlier this week.  The arrival of our post was heralded  by our otherwise gentle, soppy little dogs, Oscar and Digby; snarling and barking like savage ‘Hounds from Hell’ as they launched themselves at our front door in an effort to see-off our friendly Postman.  I went outside to our wall mounted post box; installed in […]

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Opportunity from Adversity

Over summer, I have had a lot to think about.  Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease has triggered me into re-evaluating my career path.  I started training in Counselling and Psychotherapy way back in 2002 and this career has far exceeded my hopes and aspirations, in so many ways; something I try to pass on to those Counsellors and Psychotherapists who […]

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When Reality Hits

I attended my first post-diagnosis review at Ipswich Hospital, yesterday, with my Neurologist.  Arriving at hospital was for me, as I am sure it is for most people, a trigger for a reasonable amount of stress and anxiety.  Entering the hustle and bustle of this busy building was a stark contrast to the peace and tranquility of […]

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