A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a man named Ken and a woman named Sadie from The Palms of Largo in Largo, Florida, which is about 35 minutes from my home in Tampa. They asked if I would speak to a group of people with Parkinson’s at a lunch-and-learn on April 3rd. Earlier today, I drove over and spoke with the group, and it was wonderful!
You may ask yourself what I, a person who never took Parkinson’s medications, would have in common with a room full of people taking Parkinson’s medications. The answer is simple…everything. Just as we often discuss the connection of our community on this blog, there was an instant connection today.
After sharing my recovery story, though, much of my focus was on the Recipe for Recovery and the comments so many of you have posted, those not taking medications, but particularly those who are or were taking medications. And when I was able to explain how so many of you have posted about getting off of medications, or reducing medications, or using the Recipe to prevent having to increase medications, the connection was fantastic.
So, thank you to all of you who are working so hard on your recovery, and working so hard doing the Recipe for Recovery. You helped me look at a room full of people with Parkinson’s today and let them know they are not alone and there is hope…true hope to improve their condition.
I am grateful to all of you as you assisted me in inspiring another group of Parkinson’s sufferer’s. Just by doing what you are doing and telling your stories, you have helped other people with Parkinson’s. I hope this will help you feel good about yourselves and what you are doing because I can tell you that your hard work and results made a big impact on the wonderful people I met today.
“I have the power to heal myself.” And I did.
“You have the power to heal yourself.” Marie did, and you are.
“Together we have the power to heal the world.” You helped me take another big step in that direction today, so please applaud yourselves!
So, the next time you are questioning whether you are deserving or worth it, know that you inspired a room full of people with Parkinson’s to forge ahead with their recovery. Yes, you are worth it!
All my best,
This is yet another amazing story to add to this already wonderful blog. It is so inspiring to read about all of the things you are doing to help others recover, and to know that everyone who contributes in some way is also helping you in return. May your work continue to open minds and hearts.
What a fabulous story, Howard. Congratulations. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us. For the people in that room, learning that there is a real alternative to the predominant Parkinson’s model and that even people who have been on medication are recovering following the Recipe……well…..that must have been amazing! Proof of something they could not even dream of til then.
I am so proud of being part of this community, and the ever-widening community that is spreading out from you! And so grateful!
keep up the good work ,Howard. we are all with you. We re doing our best and will continue to improve and inspire you and others who are healing or helping others heal. Of course, feedback from your blogs were and still are a big help to me.
Hi Howard you are simply wonderful I am hanging in there doing my best but you help me keep the faith I can recover some day. Love to you and everyone else. Helen
Thank you all for your wonderful sentiments.
This is wonderful news that more and more people are being reached.I am so grateful to you all every time I read your entries.You spur me on and keep that inner knowing in my heart that we will recover.We are living all over this beautiful planet of ours and I send wishes of recovery to all of you,wherever you may be.
And we are grateful for you as well, Christine.
Thanks for the encouragement! So glad we are all working together to help more and more PDers get the news that there is hope without drugs! I’m still doing the Recipe daily and will continue until I recover!
Thank you Teri! You are a continuing inspiration.