Tag: Isolation

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 […]

You Are Not Alone

“Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.” – Brene Brown. As a co-facilitator of a support group and support community for people with Parkinson’s, I see that one of the most difficult aspects for anyone participating, is to disclose personal difficulty.  Whatever we may be dealing with, there […]

When Identity is Withdrawn

Identity is a significant subject for people living with a chronic health disease/illness or disability. For some, the chronic health problem or disability is with them from birth.  In those cases the person’s identity, as being someone living with a chronic health problem or disability, is more likely […]

Parkinson’s is a Moon Walk

Something that I have become aware of, since being diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, is that there is nobody in my life to teach me how to ‘do’ Parkinson’s Disease!  Throughout my life there have been my parents, family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, employers, trainers and people I […]

Parkinson’s and Depression

Many people with Parkinson’s Disease will, at some point, experience depressive feelings or even full depression.  The treatment for depression is not an exact science.  Treatment options around the world vary from talking therapies, alternative and complementary therapies through to the use of prescribed medication. In the Western […]

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