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, May 16, 2012

Parkinson’s “party” at night!

Parkinson’s patients often can’t sleep at night, and laying here staring at the ceiling, trying not to wake my husband, is difficult not to mention intensely boring. Why not make the most of that time? Instead of lying awake doing nothing, try doing something; preferably that does not disturb everyone in your household! I have found this time to be my most creative, and this is when I write. But if writing is not your forte, find something that interests you. Catching up on your e-mail, playing brain challenging games on a computer can keep one’s mind agile, find a chat room for Parkinson’s patients and you’ll always catch someone in the world who is awake in the middle of the night. Many people experience that their creative leanings are heightened and a need for expression is strengthened. This is a great opportunity to maybe start painting, tapestry (with large holes in the fabric), or any craft project that helps with dexterity keeping your fingers nimble. Don’t waste this precious time feeling cheated out of a good night’s sleep or feeling sorry for yourself, look at it as a gift of extra time you've been given to accomplish things.

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