I have been reflecting on my work as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist and about society and humanity. I wish to share with you a simple truth that I always find underneath any problem behaviour in people. The good news is that problem behaviour can be overcome. You are responsible for your own behaviour, in the … Continue reading There’s No Escaping the Truth
“Depart from discretion, when it interferes with duty.” – Hannah More. One of the aspects of being a person with Parkinson’s, that others may not consider, is just how difficult it is to tell others that you have Parkinson’s; particularly those closest to you. For some, the decision to disclose the diagnosis can be an … Continue reading Taking a Meaningful Risk
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 day to be announced. (Photo: Ella Fitzgerald. Source: dunderbeck1980 on … Continue reading Morning Has Broken.
One of the subjects that people with Parkinson’s have both experience of and opinion about is that of side effects caused by medication. The possible side effects of short and long-term medication use are well listed within the information leaflets found within medication packs. Side effects are also well listed and, more importantly, described on … Continue reading Parkinson’s Meds Side Effects
Today, I need to share something about how appalled I am at our Conservative Government. I was shocked, recently, by a decision affecting my mother’s care. Our 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 … Continue reading Dear Conservative Govt.
To our Tory PM, with dismay. I find myself wracked with disgust. Your team’s letter arrived here today. The contents are simply unjust. Your Government must simply not know, Parkinson’s Disease has no cure. Many symptoms are hidden from show. Each day is a trial to endure. My neurologist saw me last week. He assessed … Continue reading A Conservative Error