Articles tagged with: Patrick Italo Ettenes

Déjà vu and learning from my past mistakes

published: November, 23, 2017 Written by // Patrick Italo Ettenes Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Patrick Italo Ettenes

Patrick Italo Ettenes on déjà vu and drawing from the lessons of past lives to help find the way forward.

Déjà vu and learning from my  past mistakes

Well, it will soon be here… that’s right, Christmas! A time of joy for some and sadness for others. Let’s face it, for many people, Christmas is not the best time of year. Nevertheless, someone like hypersensitive me will feel the energy in the air and sometimes I can smell Christmas, and I am kinda looking forward to it. And on the HIV calendar we have World AIDS Day coming up; a remembrance of all those who died when it first came out. So what’s this month’s article about? Well od

Seeking and finding unconditional love

published: September, 11, 2017 Written by // Patrick Italo Ettenes Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, Pets, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Patrick Italo Ettenes

Patrick Ettenes on the healing power of the love between a person and their pet.

Seeking and finding unconditional love

Many of you might have been wondering where I disappeared to in the last few months. Truth be told, after my best friend's death I wasn’t really in the right place. I also gave up TV production to concentrate on my new diagnosis, my early onset dementia. Like a trooper I pushed forward, accomplishing more in four months than I ever did for the entire year. And I still am, but I’ll let you into a few personal secrets, so sit down. I felt like I’d done enough with HIV work; I was tired of

Love is all that matters

published: March, 14, 2017 Written by // Patrick Italo Ettenes Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Patrick Italo Ettenes

Patrick Italo Ettenes on dementia: "I know now that no matter what I hear in my head, I will go out and reclaim my life."

Love is all that matters

Well, guess who’s attempting to get back into the swing of things! Brace yourself – it’s going to be another bumpy ride. 2017 has emotionally marked me forever. For those who believe in coincidence, I have a few that will cause the hairs on your back to stand up. Allow me first to say that no matter what life throws at me, I have come to realize that I cope or manage however I need to. I fight without knowing it, and I slip down loops of self-destruction like anyone else. So what has H