The Ballerina in the Suitcase

A brown suitcase entrusted unto me In black and white she dances and smiles An archive of much treasured history Her story captivates and beguiles. The ballerina and her family Their scrap book tales of travelling miles Photos and letters saved so carefully Depict triumphs, joys, their plight and trials. Drawings in chalk from the […]

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It’s Worry O’clock!

We will all experience varying degrees of worry and anxiety in our lifetime.  Here is a simple method of moving into an empowered position, over your anxiety.  This is highly effective at times when anxiety may feel distressing. Do not fight the feelings of worry or anxiety. Doing so may enter you into conflict with […]

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Be An Influencer

I am a Writer for ‘The Parkinson’s Experience’  global community.  Can it already be mid-way through January?  With the festive season already behind us, many of us will have made an effort toward our New Year’s Resolutions.  Some may have made a great in-roads, while others may already be lambasting themselves as a failure.  At […]

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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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Christmas Tree

The following poem is in the Haiku form of poetry: Christmas Tree. Pretty lights twinkle Among branches filled with love As we gather round.   (C). Dean Parsons. 2017.  

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Festive Tears on Standby

I am a Writer for ‘The Parkinson’s Experience’ global community. For me, this has been a landmark year.  With the high points including the many fun gatherings with family and friends, making wonderful new friends, a move to focusing on developing my writing career, taking up new study,  achieving a long sought diagnosis for my […]

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Parkinson’s and Day-to-Day Stress

I am a Writer for ‘The Parkinson’s Experience’  global community. Living with Parkinson’s is a challenge, at the best of times.  How to juggle the demands of everyday life plus cope with the effects of a disease that zaps your energy and affects your ability to do even the most basic things, is the ongoing […]

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