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.

Friday, March 1, 2013

You have the power

Being diagnosed with any degenerative disease can turn one's life upside down. A metamorphosis takes place, as life changes, so it's important to go with the flow. Don't fight it, or try going against the current. Let life's course take you, making the best out of a bad situation is vital to one's survival. Life without dreams and hope can be depressing. We have to get through with the belief that all will somehow be OK - both sufferer and caregiver staying positive.

Every caregiver needs a special place, a social activity or hobby that is purely theirs. Somewhere calm and pleasurable to re-charge emotionally and physically. The sufferer must acknowledge this need, allowing with a full heart, encouraging the caregiver to do so, in order that he or she remains strong and able to continue caring. If you are a caregiver; dream like you've never dreamt before - go for it. Make your own bucket list. No matter what your situation, no one is promised a perfect life; it is up to us to make our own happiness.
What do you do to cope and make it through each day? What changes have you made to keep some semblance of normality?

Grab your coffee and take a few minutes to read my latest article on TheHuffington Post entitled "Don't let a disease define you".

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