Hiding behind a Smile – Johnny Parky

I have known Johnny for a few years now through the Parkinson’s support groups on Facebook. Although we have never met I have had numerous face to face conversations with him and made a few videos on our Focused Friends YouTube Channel and found him to be a friendly, lovely and an easygoing chap. I... Continue Reading →

A Day of Reflection

Photo by Debbie Walker - A day of Reflection Today, a year on from our first UK Covid-19 related Lockdown, our Nation acknowledged the devastating loss of life, along with the additional cruelty of loss during a time of social restriction by having a National Day of Reflection. I write a blog about making personal... Continue Reading →

Make Anxiety Your Friend

"Man is not worried by real problems so much as his imagined anxieties about real problems."- Epictetus. A documentary in which I offer a way to approach anxiety; a way that reduces the distress anxiety may cause and which offers you back a renewed sense of empowerment. I hope you find this helpful. https://youtu.be/vnGONpSBeq0

Focus on Joy

"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving within you; a joy."- Rumi. At Focused Friends, we believe fun and laughter are good for the soul. Make time in your day, to bring a smile to someone’s face. Be silly! Wear a wig! Do something daft! Tell a joke! Do a... 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 will make each day at least bearable, while the lock-down is in place. Follow this simple 5 point approach:... Continue Reading →

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