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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Reaching out

I received a number of e-mails and messages, commending me on writing so honestly and being open about medical issues some of which are quite personal. I believe that the Internet has given us all a remarkable chance to connect with others across the world, who have experienced, or are in the midst of similar circumstances. The internet is providing a means to a global support group and it is comforting to be in contact with those who can relate to what you are going through, the struggles we sometimes have to battle in life, whether they are health or other issues. To be in contact with people that may live half way across the world, who we would never have had the opportunity or pleasure to meet, suddenly appear in our lives; all be it through our computer screens. Modern technology has thrown this generation into a different world, and there are many pros and cons. But support for those in need, is definitely without doubt, now available, without ever having to leave the house. This is why I write with such stark honesty; I don’t sugar coat anything and by truthfully revealing my thoughts and experiences, I hope to make a difference. Everyone has a story to tell, and no one gets through life without a few hiccups along the way. We all make mistakes and hopefully learn from our errors, but this is what makes us human. I was reminded by the author Jill Sadowsky, a brave and marvellous lady, who I am honoured to call a friend, that laughter is the best medicine. I wish you all a good day and hope that you find something to laugh about today - for a good dose of laughter is by far the best remedy.

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