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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Dear Conservative Govt.

I was shocked, recently, by a decision affecting my mother’s care.  Our lovely Conservative Government and Conservative Local Authority, continues to make the rich in our society richer, while cutting back vital support for the poor and disabled.  Our Prime Minister must have a wooden heart, for Theresa May’s policies are hurting the most vulnerable […]

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You Can Do Parkinson’s

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. One of the difficulties that the members of Parkinson’s Road global support community often ask me about, is their sense of frustration, powerlessness and despair at the realisation their diagnosis has changed them forever.  Indeed, as a person with Parkinson’s myself, I too am well […]

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When Identity is Withdrawn

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. Identity is a significant subject for people living with a chronic health disease/illness or disability. For some, the chronic health problem or disability is with them from birth.  In those cases the person’s identity, as being someone living with a chronic health problem or disability, […]

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Festive Tears on Standby

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. Life is a Rollercoaster. 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 […]

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You Are Not to Blame

Surviving the loss of a loved one, who took their own life through suicide, has a number of complexities that the natural death of a loved one, may not necessarily have.  Some, or all, of the following responses are common: Shock Frustration Anger Disbelief Denial Helplessness Fixating on the imagined, or known, image of the […]

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A Fond Farewell

Contrary to what one might expect, one of the most difficult aspects of completing a course of Counselling or Psychotherapy is, for some, the ending itself.  The final stages of therapy, as much as the ending itself, may serve as a reminder of other endings that have been experienced in life or may simply be an emotional […]

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