About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Public Speaking

I was invited to be a guest speaker by a charitable organisation: "Forgotten People's Fund" who raise money for families in need. It is a wonderful organisation, run soley by dedicated volunteers, ensuring that literally 99% of the proceeds raised actually go to the people in need. I think this is admirable, and I wish them much success in their continued work. I talked at their luncheon about "Living with chronic disease, whilst maintaining a happy and positive attitude"! I was concerned about getting my message across, which I hope I did. Having Parkinson's, I forget what I'm saying, or simply can't remember a word, so I took along prompt cards (valued advice, which I received from a seasoned public speaker). Life is short, so we might as well make the most of it, and being happy, laughing and smiling are all vital in making our days that much more enjoyable, especially when suffering chronic disease. So although I'm very tired now from yesterday's events, I still have a smile on my face, but I think today, I'll do nothing at all !!!

No comments:

Post a Comment