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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You Are Not Alone

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’, global support community. “Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.” – Brene Brown. As a co-facilitator of a support group and support community for people with Parkinson’s, I see that one of the most difficult aspects for anyone participating, is to disclose personal difficulty.  Whatever we may be […]

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Morning Has Broken.

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’, global support community. Morning Has Broken: My phone alarm goes off at 6.45am, every day; it’s time to take my medication.  This week, the sultry, velvet voice of Ella Fitzgerald singing ‘Summertime’, in a duet with the magical Louis Armstrong, has been my favourite way for the start of each new […]

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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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Honest Cakes for Parkinson’s

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. One of my cousins lives in the north of England.  She is a kind person and she has taken a keen interest in learning about Parkinson’s, since my diagnosis last year.  She has offered many a kind word, from the other end of the phone, […]

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I Virtually Did

At the end of each day, before I eventually sleep, I like to reflect over what I achieved that day.  Yesterday, I made an observation about my achievements: I went to work to meet with my clients.  I didn’t actually leave my house to go to work.  I met my clients online. I made the […]

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Dear Theresa May

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. What follows is a form of activism.  A poem to our Prime Minister, here in the UK, about ‘Personal Independence Psyments’ (PIP) for those with disabilities. Dear Theresa May This message is for you, Mrs. May. I find myself wracked with disgust. Your team’s letter […]

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