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.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Doing all you can

If you have Parkinson's, regular checkups and taking suitable medications are a good foundation, but there are many other things you can do to improve or at least help your situation. Many people attend dance and movement classes tailor made especially for Parkinson's, which can be highly beneficial. Physiotherapy, whether done at your local health center, or in the comfort of your own home, helps with mobility, range of motion and stability. A well balanced healthy diet, without doubt also plays an important role. For me the most important component is one's attitude and mood. I believe remaining cheerful is paramount and staying positive no matter what, is number one on my list. Apart from physical health, mental health is of equal importance, and keeping busy, optimistic, staying social, laughing and accepting unwelcome changes whilst making the most out of your life is what I preach. I wish the “happy gene” I have been blessed with, were contagious, I would happily  infect everyone I come into contact with!!!

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