Accident vs Medical Event…

It is difficult sometimes to do the work that I do and to see the huge impact that a major health event has on the patients and families I do my best to support. Most of the people who are admitted to the Ward are under 65 years of age. There are a few exceptions,Continue reading “Accident vs Medical Event…”

Collective Wisdom…

I found this definition of Collective Wisdom and I think it illustrates the point of this post very nicely. “Collective wisdom, also called group wisdom and co-intelligence, is shared knowledge arrived at by individuals and groups.” I went along to something that was referred to as a “Workshop” last night and I’m afraid it fellContinue reading “Collective Wisdom…”

Facing the future….

I’m not ready yet! As any of you will know that have read my Blog along the way, I very much try to live in the moment and not think too far ahead. Not an easy thing to do when you are a ‘planner’ like me. In many ways though, I am planning in theContinue reading “Facing the future….”

I am grateful…

A Parkinson’s Facebook Page that I am on asked the question ‘what are you grateful for?’ One thing I love about that page is the sense of community and positivity that it gives us all. Sometimes, while we are working our way through life with a degenerative condition, it is all too easy to focusContinue reading “I am grateful…”

A Baker’s cyst…

I have had enough of myself at the moment! My right leg is causing me constant pain and restricting my ability to walk. Just walking around the house is painful and almost beyond me right now, let alone trying to even think of going to the gym. It’s alright for my Physio or Doctor –Continue reading “A Baker’s cyst…”

Finding my tribe…

I often say that there is nothing like a shared experience to bring people together. I know when I was a very young first time Mum – at age 20 – that getting together with other Mums and sharing our experiences and things that worked for us, was really useful. You knew that others wereContinue reading “Finding my tribe…”

‘Shouldisms’ and Self-care

The use of language is a powerful thing. The words we use can create negative or positive thoughts and feelings. I have always hated the word ‘should’, to me it is heavily value laden with the expectations of others. We then take on board and often beat ourselves up for not achieving what they andContinue reading “‘Shouldisms’ and Self-care”

If I had a time machine…

Or, If I had a crystal ball…. It’s hard sometimes to find a title for my posts. Often there is a mad jumble of thoughts and emotions when I sit down to write and to make sense of it can be a challenge. I had my grandchildren for the weekend, and we have had aContinue reading “If I had a time machine…”

Quality time and memories

This weekend was one of the rare weekends when my husband and I have the whole three day weekend together. With him doing shift work, it doesn’t happen that often, so we decided to go into the city and stay the night and go out for dinner. Living a bit further out of town theseContinue reading “Quality time and memories”

Travels and making memories

I was reading another Blogger’s post today about her and her husband’s trip to Hawaii recently. She shares the same attitude that I do, that now is the time to be making trips away and doing activities that may not be possible in the future at some point. Some may say that focussing on aContinue reading “Travels and making memories”