Christmas Crafting Can be Theraputic

photo by Debbie Walker Christmas Crafting can be more than just for fun. It can actually work as excellent therapy in time of overwhelming feelings, especially around the festive season. Very recently I created a robin from the craft of Felting. I've never felted before this and actually had no idea what it was. However,... Continue Reading →

Health & Fitness Journey Part 2

I am a mum of six, A grandma to 1, I live with my husband and 3 of my children, ages 20, 11 and 7, my three eldest have all left home but they are 27 and twins, 25. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 6yrs ago and more recently told I have arthritis in... Continue Reading →

I can’t remember

Pam Yeager Roper, writer, Parkinson’s warrior and a great friend A dear friend of all of us here at focussed friends is a very talented writer. She also happens to have Parkinson’s disease. We met her on a support group and I absolutely adore her. She is funny. She’s always smiling. Pam has a way... Continue Reading →

2020 – Life in Lockdown

A year of truly understanding the value of connections, relationships and self-resilience. Loss, Love, Loneliness and Laughter For me, like many I'm sure, a rollercoaster year where the lowest lows have been visited, and the highs of appreciation have taken flight. Who we have in our life, and the strength we didn't know was ours,... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Approach Lockdown

By Deano Parsons. “Even under the most difficult circumstances, you can have creative flexibility.” - Anne M. Mulcahy. Lockdown can make you feel like you are going stir-crazy.  Well, there are some simple things to remember that I believe will make each day at least bearable, while the lock-down is in place. Follow my simple 5... Continue Reading →

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