Category Archives: Writing

The Stuff of Dreams

     I have been contacted by Parkinson’s Life magazine.  They have advised me that they have showcased my book in their list of top books about Parkinson’s! This is a huge privilege and I am stunned that the first paperback book I have ever written is receiving such accolade.      Thank you to everyone who has supported me

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Being Poetic

    I am reflecting over my current writing projects.  One of them is a project that is turning out to be as enjoyable as it is challenging.  Initially, the idea was for me to write a small collection of poetry related to my relationship with Parkinson’s Disease.  As I have been writing the poetry, what is emerging is an

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Fictitious Identity

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemmingway.     Today, I am reflecting on how to develop my writing career.  I am about to start the fifth of fourteen modules in my Diploma in Creative Writing course; which runs for over a year and completes this coming autumn. 

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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

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Reflective Thinking in Action

    I am reflecting, today, on my passion for writing.  I have stacks of short stories, plays and poetry that I have not yet shared.  My Partner and I moved away from London in 2007.  We settled in the beautiful English county of Suffolk.  Since then, I have achieved a number of personal and professional ambitions; to live in

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