Three Independent Ladies living with Parkinson’s!

My dear Canadian Friends Tanya and Margaret (Margaret, team member of Focused Friends) joined me for a chat the other night about life in our late 40’s & mid 50’s and living with Parkinson’s. First two episode are out now on our Focused Friends YouTube Channel. https://youtu.be/2YMGzhpniS0

One Year on

An original poem, by Debbie Walker A year, twelve months,Moments; A life-timeTime is broken.I feel broken.How could it be written?How can it be told?For all that we hopedWill no longer unfold.All we once knew,No longer feels true.And the sun's warmth wanesIn the deep winter's cold.LostIn this darkness, please holdmy handLet me borrow your strengthAs I... Continue Reading →

A wish for Peace at Christmas

A poem by Debbie Walker Christmas is traditionally a time of joy and cheer,but today my thoughts are with those who've suffered lossduring this most difficult and extraordinary year.As our memories begin to crowdand the bells of pain and loss ring loud,I begin to wonder, if the only way throughMust be with a tear or... Continue Reading →

Facing Christmas following loss

How do we do Christmas after losing someone so precious? How do we prepare for festivities that seem like we're celebrating and having fun whilst such an important person is no longer here with us? Thoughts and memories crowd in, take over and then literally overwhelm. Every day I miss my mum like crazy and... Continue Reading →

2020 – Life in Lockdown

A year of truly understanding the value of connections, relationships and self-resilience. Loss, Love, Loneliness and Laughter For me, like many I'm sure, a rollercoaster year where the lowest lows have been visited, and the highs of appreciation have taken flight. Who we have in our life, and the strength we didn't know was ours,... Continue Reading →

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