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For just a moment Is it wrong to want to die? To avoid the pain That I’ve faced within my life? For just a moment Is it wrong to want to die? To avoid the hurt And the loss that makes me cry? For just a moment Is it wrong to want your dream? To avoid the grief And live happily again? For just a moment Is it wrong to want to… Read More

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     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, I am surrounded by people who show the same pain on their faces and I am receiving… Read More

“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 teach you how to embed Mindfulness into your life in order to reclaim your sense of calmness,… Read More

     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 a vibrant person; so very alive and filled with the spark of mischief and adventure.  Only days… Read More

     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 this year.  One area, in particular, stood out to me a a hazard; our bathroom.    … Read More

     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 of family and/or friendship between us, we had enjoyed a lovely meal, a few drinks, a lot… Read More

Taken from my You Tube channel. In this vlog, I discuss anxiety and how to respond to it. (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.

     I am sitting at my desk and looking with delight at the glass window of the book case part of this old bureau that I write at.  Through the glass, on the shelves within, are colours and designs, on the spines of books, so familiar to me.  There are names that brought me great joy in my childhood.  I recognise familiar titles that bring a huge smile to my face,… Read More

From my You Tube channel.  I have a neurological, genetically inherited condition called Prosopagnosia.  Have you heard of it?  Take a look at my vlog to learn more. (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.

     Taken from my You Tube Channel.  Here, suffering from the severe Parkinson’s symptoms of painful dystonia and frustrating insomnia, I go on camera to describe what this is like to experience. (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.