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.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A blog a day, keeps isolation away!

I was asked how I decide what to write on my blog each day. I simply write what I’m thinking about, or share something difficult or amusing that has occurred. I write the truth whether it be happy or sad, fun to read or hard to take in. Some entries are on a serious note, others factual, new ideas or giving useful tips I've learnt, and occasionally I’ll use my blog to answer anonymous questions. Although I strongly advocate staying positive and cheerful, retaining a sense of humour and making the most out of your life, it would be a farce if I were to deny having moments like everyone, of doubt and sadness now and then. Life is about the ups and downs and "being in the moment". No one can be “up” the entire time, this is unrealistic, there are bound to be the occasional “down” periods, which is perfectly normal. The purpose of my blog is to offer support to others, writing in a frank manner from my heart, relating to daily struggles and difficulties in an honest and candid manner with a little humour. One of the verses in the first poem of my book refers to life as a roller-coaster:
“I’m luckier than most, a good man by my side,
Who is best friend and husband, truly my pride,
My daughter helps bring, joy to life’s ride,
As along this shaking, rollercoaster I slide.”

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