Wordsmith's Notebook

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Changing unhealthy eating behaviours can feel like an immense challenge.  Sometimes we may be so focused on the end goal, that we may lose site of the benefit of simply achieving a daily or weekly goal.  It is the small goals that lead us to the eventual ‘end goal’ that we are aiming for.  Let us look at some basic principles that will help us to achieve a healthier eating regime. Here are some common… Read More


One of the biggest changes in my life, was the onset of chronic illness.  Update: Since writing this Blog post, I have, as of June 27th 2017, now conclusively been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. An Uninvited Change. Although I can trace the slow progression of my illnesses back to my early twenties, it was in 2010 that the major symptoms started to manifest in what would become a fast and powerful onslaught of debilitation.  The… Read More

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso. Being Creative. As a qualified and accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I have, for years, helped many clients to find innovative ways to express themselves when finding words becomes difficult.  This has been through the use of art materials and the use of objects all aimed at helping elicit meaning and description. When Self-Doubt Creeps In. It’s often the case… Read More