Wordsmith's Notebook

Monthly Archives: August 2017

As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I often meet people who have low self-esteem, low self-worth or a negative self-concept.  People who simply cannot see, or even believe that they have, their own potential.  The potential to be the very best version of themselves, the potential to effect positive change in their lives, the potential to be a positive influence for other people, the potential to do new things, the potential to do things well or better, the… Read More


I’m getting used to it now; this new label that is Parkinson’s Disease.  The daily interruption of my alarm sounding, every four hours, to alert me to take another dose of medication.  My alarm does not discriminate.  Wherever I am, whatever I am doing, I must stop and take my medication.  If I do not, then the onslaught of Parkinson’s symptoms hits.  Hits hard.  That said, I do sometimes (too frequently) get side-tracked… Read More

I’m now in my sixth week of taking medication for Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  At first, the realisation that my day would be divided into five hour segments; the time between doses, came as a massive shock. Apart from when I am at work, I hate to be aware of time, let alone governed by it.  It seemed as though God or the Universe was somehow either testing me or just setting out to annoy me!  Nonetheless, I was… Read More