It's almost 5am and here I am, sat at my computer but in a very, very different new year than the one that I had expected. Perhaps it is a dream? If it is, then it is the worst nightmare ever. Perhaps there's some confusion in my head, caused by Parkinson's Disease? Yet, … Continue reading Your Words Make a Difference
“Hi. If you experience distress caused by thoughts, feelings, emotions and/or behaviours that are related to stress or anxiety, then you may want to purchase my ‘Mindfulness with Dean G. Parsons’ course. I am building a series of podcasts, each of which can be stand-alone or used in the form of a course, which will … Continue reading Reclaim Power Over Anxiety
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A few days ago, I received a telephone call from from my lovely cousin, telling me that her mum had died! This was a complete shock, not least of all to my cousin, for her mum had shown no signs of anything suggesting that this awful event was imminent. My aunt was such … Continue reading Decide Upon Your Future Memories
With the progression of Parkinson's Disease giving me a powerful kick or three, this year, I have deteriorated more than I had expected and certainly my new neurologist has said that Parkinson's is now at 'fast progression'. Nothing exemplified this better than the number of times that I have fallen and almost fallen … Continue reading A Wet Makeover
In my latest practice at portraiture, I thought I would try to paint my sister-in-law. She won't thank me for the end result; something of a caricature and an image that is probably of a version of her twenty years older than she actually is! That said, I rather like the end result because, for … Continue reading Portrait: My Sister-in-Law.
The event had been planned for a few months. Having travelled for around four or five hours to what was a very heavily flooded part of England, we had all finally settled into our hotel on the previous night. The hotel was comfortable. As a team of people who had also the bonds … Continue reading Nerves and Bananas
Taken from my You Tube channel. In this vlog, I discuss anxiety and how to respond to it. https://youtu.be/2tcggdyJ3cc (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
Taken from my You Tube channel. My adventures to work in my Bongo, in the floods! https://youtu.be/N7e6Vzgnkhg (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
A simple, and yet delightfully personal, way to make a gift for someone is to make a scrap book for them. For example, I am making a gift which is of a small scrap book that will be filled with a selection of themed photos that will, I know, have a lovely meaning … Continue reading Simple Scrapbooks