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?

Mirror Mirror


“I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.” –Kobe Bryant.      Having the time to think, rather than trying to create time to think, has been a benefit, and sometimes a curse, gifted to us by this lock-down experience.  Coronavirus has brought much of normal … Continue reading Mirror Mirror

De-Cluttering, Virtually


“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” ― Joshua Becker.         Alongside actual physical de-cluttering, which I am doing a little of every day while we find ourselves living in what feels like a dystopian drama, I am using this ‘lock-down’ time to … Continue reading De-Cluttering, Virtually

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