Off the Rails?


“People who don’t see you every day have a hard time understanding how on some days–good days–you can run three miles, but can barely walk across the parking lot on other days,’ [my mom] said quietly.” ― Jennifer Starzec.      This weekend has involved thinking about the bad days.  Parkinson’s has a habit of giving … Continue reading Off the Rails?

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Top 5 Ways to Approach Lockdown


“Even under the most difficult circumstances, you can have creative flexibility.” – Anne M. Mulcahy.        It may feel like lock-down has been in place for weeks and weeks.  It may already even feel as though lock-down has been going on for months and that you are going stir-crazy.  Well, there are some … Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Approach Lockdown

Wishing You A Happy Year


“A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows this site. Your support and interest are greatly appreciated. I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for participating. Best wishes for a wonderful 2020!” – Dean G. Parsons.

Decide Upon Your Future Memories


“Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.” ― Charles Bukowski.      A few days ago, I received a telephone call from from my lovely cousin, telling me that her mum had died!  This was a complete shock, not least of all to my cousin, for … Continue reading Decide Upon Your Future Memories

Create a Coping Strategy


“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ― T.S. Eliot.      Are you feeling stuck in a sense of anxiety or depression?  Often, people will feel both anxiety and depression concurrently.  One of the common features of feeling stuck, and unable to shift away from these emotions, … Continue reading Create a Coping Strategy

Dean’s Weekend Stimulator


Good morning from a wet Friday in England. We have ten days of stormy weather arriving today! Still, the rain keeps these islands green and lush. What are your plans for the weekend? Try my 10 point plan this weekend and let me know how you get on. 1) Chat with at least one person, … Continue reading Dean’s Weekend Stimulator