It’s a New Dawn

What are your thoughts about life after lockdown/restrictions? Do you feel optimistic and excited or perhaps a little pessimistic and even anxious? There may be a whole range of thoughts, feelings and emotions that you will experience in relation to the days that will follow the easing down of lockdowns and restrictions due to the…

Fishy Business

I’ve been tackling a problem, of late, which has impacted upon my capacity to write. Lack of sleep. In fact, beyond that, sleep disturbance in the form of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Behaviour Disorder. This is a symptom that I have as part of being a person with Parkinson’s Disease. It’s been incredibly diruptive…

Tracy & Deano Video Art 1

An area of art that I want to develop skills in, is that of video art. I have absolutely no training in video as an art medium. That said, I did have a childhood in which I spent a lot of my time at film studios; for my father was in the movie industry. So,…

The Grander Scheme

I’m up and about at 6am; coffee in hand and enjoying the peacefulness of the early morning. Regular readers will have seen me post, before, about how I enjoy the early morning as a time for reflection. This is also a time in which, as a person with Parkinson’s Disease, I gently ease my body…

The Stresses of Life

I feel a little nervous, this morning. I have my first French language tutorial, online, at 11am today. I am studying French through an online course provider and I’ve been surprised by how much French is still very current in my mind; despite my last formal training being back in my high school days. I…

You Are Not Alone

“Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.” – Brene Brown. In these times of the Covid-19 virus and massive restrictions impacting upon our lives and, indeed, as a former psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, I see that one of the most difficult aspects for anyone in emotional difficulty is to disclose that personal difficulty.  Whatever we…

Broaden Your Horizons

If you are looking for something to do that has a broad range of potential interests, then have you considered learning another language? Perhaps, like me, you have some basic skill from high school education and / or travels? Well, I have started a French language course, online. Tomorrow, sees my first session with a…

A Troubling Night

I slept a little later, this morning, than of late. How are you sleeping? It wasn’t restful. A friend has been unwell enough to need to call an ambulance and go to hospital for checks. I’m frought with worry and I’ve had to recognise that, on the back of the recent loss of my mum,…

Hide Your Nuts!

Well, that was not a good night of sleep. Insomnia knocked at my door, overnight, and I seem to have let it in. This time, I can account for it. This was my own fault, for I went to bed earlier than usual and forgot to take my last dose of medications; including those which…