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, May 18, 2012

One Day at a Time

I am sitting here this morning with my guest blogger for today, the amazing Jill Sadowsky; author of “David’s Story”. Whenever we get together to brainstorm, inspiration extraordinarily sparks our imaginations and we become a power house of new ideas, furthering our respective campaigns offering support and bringing greater awareness. I will now hand over the keyboard to Jill:

Being in contact with an author who is working towards a worthy cause, helps keep things in perspective. My husband used humour whenever he could to defuse potentially explosive situations and in general he found that humour helped him remain positive.
We attended a support group: each one of us mourned a young person whose life had changed; shock, loss, grief, fear, confusion, ambivalence, guilt, helplessness, despair, sadness and hopelessness were common reactions. I realized that problems in coping with these feelings came from doing so without the added comfort of extended family and close friends. But, how could they possibly grasp the enormity of the problem if it had taken us so long to understand?
I asked the group; "How can I avoid regretting hopes and dreams that have become so unrealistic?”
Someone replied; “Don’t wait for your child to fulfill your former expectations. Alter them. Learn to forge new dreams. Take one day at a time.”
Of all the advice I ever received; take one day at a time proved to be the most helpful.

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