Fighting Parkinson’s, and one year symptom free

If there is anything I have learned in the last year, it is this: Recovery from Parkinson’s is part of a journey called life. My life’s journey did not begin with Parkinson’s and it did not end with recovery from Parkinson’s. When Parkinson’s left me one year ago today, it left me with all of you, which has enriched my life immensely. I never could have envisioned, pre-Parkinson’s, that I would be spending my life Skyping with Parkinson’s sufferers from around the world and coaching them toward their own recovery. No, the journey does not end with recovery…it keeps going on…only better!

Although I try to not get too upset over the bad things or too excited over the good things, I do consider one year being symptom free to be a milestone and a blessing beyond comprehension. In honor of my being one year symptom free from Parkinson’s, I have an offer for you.

If you sign up by June 30, 2011 for my One-Month Parkinson’s Coaching Package, I will add an extra two weeks to your one month of coaching. For those of you already being coached by me, please add two weeks to the end of your current month of coaching.

The One-Month Parkinson’s Coaching Package includes:
Four one-hour conferences with me, by phone, Skype, or in person if you are local; and
Unlimited email communication with 24-hour or less response time.
With the offer, it will be Six one-hour conferences with me, by phone, Skype, or in person if you are local.

Here is a little more information about my Parkinson’s Coaching. As you know, I have provided you with the Recipe for Recovery at no cost, and many of you have emailed me that you have started working on it. That is great. What I have learned from many who I am coaching is that it is not the starting the Recipe for Recovery that is the hard part, it is the sticking with it that is the hard part.

A large part of the inability to stick with it is not understanding fully what is being experienced. Here is an example. One person I am coaching explained that within one week of starting the Recipe for Recovery, this person’s sense of smell returned, that bathroom visits became regular and normal, and that the overall feeling was that this was working. By the end of the second week, this person was experiencing a little pain, a little shakiness, a little moving slower, and this person sent me an email that said my Recipe for Recovery was not working.

I wrote back and explained that from my own experience, everything this person was experiencing was part of the recovery process and that progress was being made. However, I then explained that it was one of the reasons I offer Parkinson’s Coaching — without learning everything I could learn about the person’s day-to-day experience with their Parkinson’s, I would be unable to assist with meaningful recommendations because it would be like shooting in the dark. The person signed up for coaching and is doing very well.

Also, there are special circumstances for those who cannot do the Qigong exercises because of physical limitations — this has appeared with those of you either on medications or supplements, as well as some of you who are not taking medications or supplements but who have had Parkinson’s long enough that the exercises as described are not possible at this time. With Parkinson’s Coaching, I have re-designed the Qigong exercises, per individual, to make them just as meaningful and worthwhile for those with extreme physical limitations as they are for those who do not have these limitations.

Finally, some people who are on medications or supplements are under the impression that all of the “symptoms” they are experiencing are Parkinson’s symptoms. However, sometimes, they are experiencing side effects of the medications and supplements that are not Parkinson’s symptoms at all. With one such person, reducing and removing the Ayurvedic formula mucuna pruriens from their regimen resulted in the disappearance of Tardive Dyskinesia (external tremors).

Click here to learn more about Parkinson’s Coaching, including how to sign up for the One-Month Parkinson’s Coaching Package with the special offer.

Today, I am one year symptom free from Parkinson’s.

“I have the power to heal myself.” And I did.
“You have the power to heal yourself.” And you can.
“Together we have the power to heal the world.” When there are enough of us recovered as a result of the Recipe for Recovery, we will have the power to heal the world from Parkinson’s.

All my best,



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3 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and one year symptom free

  1. Mary says:

    Starting is sometimes the easiest part. (Although, just starting something new is not always easy at all.) The stick-to-it-ive-ness is a much larger challenge. The keeping on doing what might not YET be working; having faith that the change will be found, somewhere along the line, if one keeps following the path. No one gets further down the road unless they (we) continue taking one step at a time. And, then, another step.

  2. Howard says:

    Thank you, Mary.

    I appreciate your input. It is very true what you have written…a good lesson for all of us.

    Best regards,


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