Feeling a Bit Helpless

Sometimes, things happen to those close to us and there is nothing we can do to fix it for them. Right now, my mother-in-law is coping with living with cancer with having been told that no further treatment options exist for her. How I would like to take that away from her and see her... Continue Reading →

Christmas Joy

Are you feeling festive yet? Get into the Christmas mood with me. While I sing for vocal therapy; singing helps me combat the effects that Parkinson's Disease has on my speaking voice, I have been singing some festive favourites. If you like Christmas themed pop songs, folk songs and carols, then click on the links... Continue Reading →

Bad Language?

Have you ever tried, or considered trying, to learn another language? There are many reasons why people take up the study of another language. For some, it can simply be about getting by on a holiday abroad while for others it may be helpful or needed in the workplace. Some people have a particular love... Continue Reading →

Recognising Depression

I wrote this article maybe ten years ago. Until 2019, I worked as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Signs of Depression. Depression can cause a variety of very difficult symptoms, for example; a sense of despair, helplessness, powerlessness, a lack of hope, a sense of being ‘stuck’, an overwhelming lethargy, cognitive confusion, behavioural difficulties, a sense... Continue Reading →

What Better Time for Creativity?

Ahead of the trend, but that simply means I am experiencing this for longer than most. It all started for me back in 2019. I had received a letter from the NHS warning me that my medications, for Parkinson's Disease, were on the list of medications that may come into short supply if supply chains... Continue Reading →

Just Like Old Times

Kevin and I were joined, at home, by two very dear friends this afternoon. They are Helen and Kim. It struck me just how long it has been since we have been able to spend a fair few hours of simple, quality time together. We realised that the last time we were able to enjoy... Continue Reading →

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