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 … Continue reading Like This
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
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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
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.
⭐️⭐️⭐️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 … Continue reading Brexit and My Therapy Services
“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 … Continue reading Brendan Quinn: Parkinson’s, Brain Surgery and Floods
I recall the loathing and fear That first day of school at age four. I just needed mum and dad near In tantrum I lashed out and roared. My head teacher dragged me inside That bright room of faces all new. In distress my eyes glared so wide I pondered on what I should do. … Continue reading Iron Versus Rainbow
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 … Continue reading Yes, You Can Do This
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 … Continue reading Witnessing Movie History