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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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Like standing in the rain on New Year’s Eve. Like picturing the perfect year ahead. Like the rain brought something hard to believe. Like a reality that I would dread. Like the rain falling so hard that it stings. Like the rain has also blurred my vision. Like I question my perception of things. Like each day demands a new decision. Like the rainfall forms my very own tears. Like the colours… Read More

     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

“A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows ‘Wordsmith’s Notebook’. Your support and interest are greatly appreciated. I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for participating. Don’t forget to come and join me on Facebook and at Instagram, Twitter, Ello and You Tube. Best wishes for a wonderful 2020!” – Dean G. Parsons.

     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

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

⭐️⭐️⭐️Announcement⭐️⭐️⭐️ Please note that I am currently not taking any new referrals for my therapy services. I hope this will be a temporary situation. As most people who know about me are aware, I have Parkinson’s Disease. This is managed by medication and so I am able to continue working. I have been advised, by the NHS, that my Parkinson’s medication supply is at risk, due to the imminent Brexit. As a… Read More

“The car park and my cafe were under water!  I felt almost broken…..I could barely go on….My dyskinesia and tremor were off the scale.” Brendan Quinn.  2019.     Brendan Quinn was thirty-five years old when he received what he called “…the shocking diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson’s.”  I was to interview this inspiring thirty-eight year old, from Flintham in Nottinghamshire, about his recent Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery and the devastating… Read More

When life does not go your way. When your world falls apart. When your outlook is grey. Yes, you can do this. When trouble lurks at your door. When there’s no way forward. When the outcome looks poor. You, you can do this. When your self-belief is low. When there’s no solution. When there’s nowhere to go. Yes, you can do this. When you have been rejected. When you feel all alone…. Read More

     My childhood was a very creative environment and experience.  On one occasion, I was allowed to sit in the Director’s chair!  This chair was made of light wood and was foldable.  It had black material for the seat and the back rest was of the same black material but with one difference; in bold white capital letters, the word ‘DIRECTOR’.  This was no ordinary chair.  Here, in what had been… Read More