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…”

Parkies makes me a better person and a better Social Worker!

During a discussion group this week, I was using my diagnosis as an example of something that I need to be mindful of in my work. I was asked, ‘Do you find it difficult working with people with similar conditions? Or is it helpful?’ I didn’t have to think about it too long at allContinue reading “Parkies makes me a better person and a better Social Worker!”

A smile, a laugh, a joke… may not be what they seem!

For quite a few years now I have been working in various roles within Social Work. In one role I worked with people in the early stages of dementia and their families. One of the things we provided was groups for those just diagnosed with dementia and also carer’s groups. I used to co-facilitate aContinue reading “A smile, a laugh, a joke… may not be what they seem!”

Sometimes I cry…

Sometimes for no apparent reason I cry. I put a brave face on most of the time and can almost ignore the fact that I have Parkinson’s. I go about my daily business, doing my job, living my life and feeling pretty normal. Then out of the blue, it’s like something snaps me back toContinue reading “Sometimes I cry…”

I feel like a technology twit…

Even putting this photo on this post nearly defeated me! At 61 years of age, I have worked with computers for many years and also had many, many different cellphones. I consider myself – most of the time – quite tech savvy at least for every day stuff. But today, I had cause to doubtContinue reading “I feel like a technology twit…”

Exercise and commitment, sometimes it’s all a bit much!

So, I came home from work today and started to look at what exercise options I need to get into. As I have said on many occasions ‘exercise is medicine’. But tonight that medicine feels hard to swallow. The responsibility for giving me the best future for the longest time, feels like it doesn’t belongContinue reading “Exercise and commitment, sometimes it’s all a bit much!”

Grief, Depression(?) and Big decisions

It has been a challenging time, this last few months. Not only have I recently been diagnosed with Parkies, but lost someone very close and dear to me two months before. So, to me it is natural that I am grieving for the loss of a special person in my life, but also the lossContinue reading “Grief, Depression(?) and Big decisions”