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, October 9, 2015

Comfort Food

We’ve all been there, done that……when you can’t decide what to eat, instead of eating a good square meal, one resorts to impulsive grazing in the kitchen. In this manner, without noticing or meaning to, we can consume large amounts, not to mention those nasty calories that relentlessly hug our hips and other areas where least desired. The saying “what passes the lips ends up on the hips” may sound cliché, but true it is!

Ever find yourself standing with the fridge door open, just staring inside? You know full well what’s in there, but somehow you hope that inspiration will hit you, or some forgotten delicious goody will magically appear and jump right off the shelf and smack you on the nose. Eating for comfort is common place, but when your mobility is compromised, one can ill afford to carry extra weight, which puts unnecessary strain on joints and limbs.

Burning off extra calories isn’t always possible when chronically ill, but to deny oneself favourite foods or the occasional special treat seems harsh. Life is hard enough without being punished by making small pleasures, such as certain foods exempt. Exercise of some sort should be a regular part of our daily routine, but like myself you may have neglected this important activity. Only recently I began swimming on a regular basis and regret not having started this a long time ago. Better late than never I guess.

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