Let’s be kind people…

It doesn’t take much to be kind to others and consider how your actions and words might impact negatively on them. In just over a week, I have had an email from a very disgruntled daughter which basically accused me of being uncaring. This was followed by my trying to help a family member withContinue reading “Let’s be kind people…”

Coping

I watched this presentation yesterday by Matthew Croucher. He is such a good presenter and he presented at the Parkinson’s Conference my husband and I went to a few years ago. The previous topic was about Anxiety, which is very much one of the things that go with Parkinson’s. He talked about ‘Coping’ with Parkinson’sContinue reading “Coping”

Different strokes for different folks…

Sometimes it can be easy to forget that we – the people with the diagnosis – are not the only ones going through this life changing experience. I was talking to my cousin today and we were discussing how alike we are in many ways and what we need from our partners when we areContinue reading “Different strokes for different folks…”

Self care vs Finances…

One thing I have always tried to do for myself is to practice good ‘self care’. For me this means having regular small breaks throughout the year, as I work in a very stressful job. I currently work four days a week, Monday to Thursday and so have Fridays off. So, all I usually doContinue reading “Self care vs Finances…”

Stress has a ceiling…

Life is stressful. Life with Parkies is stressful. Some stress is unavoidable and part of everyone’s daily life. I find myself with a number of significant stressors in my life at present and I have discovered something about myself recently. That discovery is that I have a finite reserve for dealing with stress. I haveContinue reading “Stress has a ceiling…”

Stress and It’s just ‘stuff’ after all…

So, in previous blogs I talked about the plan to sell our large, two-storey home and downsize to a single storey home. Well, Auction day came and in the morning our beautiful home went under the hammer. Long story short, we sold our home to a lovely couple – the wife being a nurse fromContinue reading “Stress and It’s just ‘stuff’ after all…”

Every day I’m learning

As I move along the road which is my journey with Parkies, I find that I am constantly learning. Not only learning about Parkies itself, but about myself as a person. My priorities are changing and I am becoming more family focussed and wanting to spend time with those I love. This weekend we hadContinue reading “Every day I’m learning”