Category Archives: Journal

Choosing a Headstone

“At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.” ― Arthur Golden.      It was with a degree of incredulity that I walked along each row of upright headstones, yesterday, simply looking.  So many graves.  So many names. 

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Mirror Mirror

“I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.” –Kobe Bryant.      Having the time to think, rather than trying to create time to think, has been a benefit, and sometimes a curse, gifted to us by this lock-down experience.  Coronavirus has brought much of normal life to a standstill and

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De-Cluttering, Virtually

“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” ― Joshua Becker.         Alongside actual physical de-cluttering, which I am doing a little of every day while we find ourselves living in what feels like a dystopian drama, I am using this ‘lock-down’ time to do some virtual de-cluttering.  On

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Coping with Uncertainty

“Everything can change in a heartbeat; it can slip away in an instant. Everything you trust, and treasure, whatever brings you comfort, comes at a terrible cost. Health is temporary; money disappears. Safety is nothing big an illusion.  So when the moment comes, and everything you depend upon changes, or perhaps someone you love disappears, or no longer loves you,

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Treasure in my Cupboard

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” ― Anonymous.     I am sitting at my desk and looking with delight at the glass window of the book case part of this old bureau that I write at.  Through the glass, on the shelves within, are colours and designs, on the spines of books, so familiar to me. 

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Brexit and My Therapy Services

⭐️⭐️⭐️Announcement⭐️⭐️⭐️ Please note that I am currently not taking any new referrals for my therapy services. I hope this will be a temporary situation. As most people who know about me are aware, I have Parkinson’s Disease. This is managed by medication and so I am able to continue working. I have been advised, by the NHS, that my Parkinson’s

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A Career in Reinvention

“Reinvention has been the key to my career success.  Once in a while, I change direction.  I adapt and grow.  This has now become the key to my life as a person living with Parkinson’s and it is what enables me to survive with this devastating disease.” -Dean G. Parsons. 2019.        “I had always intended to make

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