“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?
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
In the Parkinson’s community that is Parkinson’s Road; a Facebook based global support group that I write for and co-facilitate, the subject of communication between people with Parkinson’s and those close to them, arises frequently. This is an incredibly important and complex subject and this post is just another brief aspect of a far bigger … Continue reading Talking Parkinson’s
One of the aspects of being a writer that I am currently contemplating, as I sit at my desk with a cup of coffee, is the idea of a pseudonym. I’m not wholly comfortable about publishing work in my own name. I write this online magazine in my real name and that is … Continue reading Naming the Writer
“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
Meeting people that you know online, in-person for the first time, can be quite daunting. Many people will be used to this scenario either through work or through online dating. In May 2018, my husband, Kevin and I were excited to be going out to a special event. As my regular readers will … Continue reading We Stepped Through the Screen