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, September 19, 2012

The Thought Broiler

I have come across some amazing people over the last year or two, many of whom are doing incredible work, either as a professional business, or like myself on a voluntary basis, and campaigning for a cause that lies close to their heart. When the world seems to be in such chaos, it gives one hope and is heart-warming to be in contact with people striving for a better tomorrow. I came across a website run by Susan Placek and who is co-owner of “The Thought Broiler” and who began The Creative Idea Shop . Susan has very kindly let me appear as a guest blogger on this inspirational site that posts only uplifting, positive subjects that reach out to people. Susan’s favourite saying is “if given lemons, make lemonade”, and I too love this sentiment, for it is one of the lines that I used in a poem for “Parkinson’s, shaken, not stirred”.
“If given lemons, make lemonade,
How true a saying is this?
I enjoy the life, that I have made,
No opportunity or moment missed.”
(An excerpt from the poem “Battles” Written by Elaine Benton © 2011)

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