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, March 5, 2013

A Caregiver's perspective

Here are a few more thoughts from a caregiver:

"Nothing in life is static; everyone needs some assistance, support and help, taking each day at a time. It's probably best not to attempt looking at the entire picture, for it's too big and can be overwhelming even for the most well adjusted person. Feeling good about yourself is good for you and also beneficial for others. Bitterness begets bitterness, so endeavour to find joy each day, no matter what or how small. Stay true to yourself, whilst reaching out to others, and you will find compassion is returned to you - a sort of "pay it forward" scenario. There can be gratification in helping the one you love, if done with a willing and open heart. Try to remember and cling to the happy moments and wonderful memories; it will keep you in good staid later in life. Everyone has good times and hardships in life, so try to share with others to an extent what you are experiencing."

I appreciate the openness and frankness that has been shared, and I hope that seeing things from a caregiver's perspective will further understanding of this important role that many play around the world. 

No comments:

Post a Comment