Fighting Parkinson’s, and you are recovery

Recently, I have been focusing on the notion that you are recovery (not a typo). Many people say, “I want recovery.” My response has been, “then you need to be recovery.” Instead of saying, “I am recovering,” I have been telling them that in each moment of recovery, you are recovery, so start saying, “I am recovery.”

There is a gentleman I am coaching who was so struck by this notion, that he picked up his guitar in the middle of our Skype a few weeks ago and sang a song that he said flowed from him:

I have the power to heal myself.
I have the power within me.
I have the power to heal myself.
I am recovery.

Needless to say, I was overwhelmed by the strength of his words.

On Friday morning, I received an email with the song attached. That afternoon I asked him if I could post his song on my blog, and he said that it was okay with him. I also asked if I could share with all of you who he is. His response was that he is not hiding from Parkinson’s, so using his name was fine with him.

His name is Pete Luboff, and he and his wife Pat are musicians and songwriters. Here is Pete with “I have the power to heal myself:”

I have the power to heal myself

I hope this song has sparked something inside all of you that makes you want to sing along and know in your heart “I am recovery!”

There are some people who might listen to this song and have a hard time believing that the clarity of the voice comes from a man with Parkinson’s. However, we all know better than that. All of you feel it in yourselves each day that you are doing the Recipe for Recovery, that feeling of the power within you that screams, “I am recovery!” Thank you, Pete, for the inspirational reminder.

You are recovery. Know it. Be it.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,



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19 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and you are recovery

  1. Linda says:

    This song brought a huge smile to my face this morning. I love how Pete has fully embodied the words by singing them, and the way he emphasizes “I *am* recovery” toward the end of the song. Thank you, Pete and Howard, for sharing this powerful song and message!

  2. Pat in FL says:

    Love it! Thank you Pete for sharing your song. I think the tune and words will be with me all day, replaying in my mind. At least I hope so!

  3. Jack Stoner says:

    Nice Howard! Many thanks to Pete!

  4. Beverly bowers says:

    You are never short of amazing, Howard. I can’t wait every week for your email to “pop in” to my email. Many thanks to you too Pete for sharing a beautiful song!

  5. Teri says:

    oh yes! I am recovery! Thank you Pete and thank you Howard!

  6. Gita says:

    Thanks Pete, Pat and Howard.

  7. Pete Luboff says:

    Dear Howard,
    Thank from my soul for the gift of you and what you do. Posting the song so that it might be of help to someone else, and the creation of the song itself, inspired by your joyful teachings, renews my commitment to the certainty of recovery each time Mr. P tries to tell me who I am.

    God has blessed me with you,


  8. Helen says:

    Wow it was wonderful to hear this song. I find music so inspiring I got goose bumps. Thank you I will sing it every day. Thank you Howard, thank you Peter. And thank you all for being my support team love n light to you all. Xxx

  9. Gosh, Pete….tears are welling ….. I wonder if you realize how very much this song means to me! And how timely it is after a pretty rough week…I’m so moved by the strength, beauty and determination of your voice and the will and spirit you inspire in me…. so very, very grateful…. thank you… thank you…

  10. Angela DiNardo says:


    I had the melody in head and heart all morning! Singing aloud!
    Thank you

  11. Angela DiNardo says:

    Still here heart and soul

  12. Monica McIntyre says:

    Oh wow, I am so happy right now listening to Pete’s song !!!! I’ve been playing the medody on my harmonica and can’t stop :^D Thank you Pete and Howard.

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  14. bailey says:

    Great song Pete! I can hear it now… Pete’s song will be perfect to run through the credits of the documentary on Howard about his recipe, recovery and redefinition of what Parkinson’s is and is not. Potential titles: “Parkinson’s: Been There, Done With That”, or… “How I Shook Off Parkinson’s” or…

  15. Joseph McEleavy says:

    A few humble words;
    I was down in Limbo and couldn’t see
    I have the power to heal myself
    I have the power within me
    I have the power to heal myself
    I am recovery.
    Lost in a pit and losing my Soul
    I was searching for the answer to make me whole
    Down in Limbo, I couldn’t see
    What I needed to heal me
    Shaking all over and living in doubt
    Frozen in time I wanted to shout
    “If I can’t go within then I’ll have to live without
    Why me? Why me? Why me?
    And where, oh where is my recovery?
    I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I can’t move my hands or my feet..
    I can’t play, I can’t dance, guess I’ll never make it to France”

    Then I found Howard and his Qi Gong Qi
    So, now I’m finding a different me
    I have the power to heal myself
    I have the power within me
    I have the power to heal myself
    I am recovery.

    Now I am blessed with joy and peace
    My pain is less as my hopes increase
    Just a matter of time til my problems cease
    And I’ll be one who’ll find release

    I have the power to heal myself
    I have the power within me
    I have the power to heal myself
    I am recovery.

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