Preventing the Unnecessary


     Today my, largely, hidden disability became more visible.  Railings have been installed along the path from our driveway, to our front door.  This is to cater for my difficulty with walking which, on the worst days, can be challenging.  I generally manage well using my walking stick and, on the best of days, … Continue reading Preventing the Unnecessary

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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?

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, … Continue reading Coping with Uncertainty

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

Your Words Make a Difference


“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” ― John Steinbeck.       It’s almost 5am and here I am, sat at my computer but in a very, very different new year than the one that I had expected.  Perhaps it is a dream?  … Continue reading Your Words Make a Difference