Fighting Parkinson’s, and your survival guide for your recovery journey

Let’s start the new year fully empowered to make this the year of recovery…all the way to full recovery! To assist you, I have gone through my site and pulled many meaningful posts to provide you a quick-link survival guide for your recovery journey. Let’s start with this affirmation of recovery: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and recover!”

Opening Thoughts and Considerations:
Parkinson’s Disease is viewed as a progressively degenerative incurable neurological disease. The medications for the disease assist with the symptoms, but they do not stop one from getting worse and they do not cure the disease; also, they have many undesirable side effects. The herbal remedies, supplements, and Ayurvedic formulas assist with the symptoms, but they do not stop one from getting worse and they do not cure the disease; also, they have many undesirable side effects. If either the medications or these alternative remedies cured the disease, then the disease would not be designated as incurable.

This brings me to the point that if you want to recover, the place to start is to believe that “I have the power to heal myself.” Why? Because nobody who is treating you believes that you can recover or be cured. No offense to them, but they are approaching Parkinson’s treatment from the perspective of disease management. If you want to have a shot at recovery, you have to transcend the conventional wisdom of Parkinson’s Disease management and strive to get yourself better. The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™ provides you the tools and guidance for your recovery journey.

One more time: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and recover!”

Your Survival Guide; Quick Links to Guide You and Give You Strength to Persevere on Your Recovery Journey:

Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2011/01/05/fighting-parkinson%E2%80%99s-my-recipe-for-recovery/.

Dissecting Parkinson’s and the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™ (four-part series):
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/07/23/fighting-parkinsons-and-dissecting-the-disease-part-1-of-4/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/07/26/fighting-parkinson%E2%80%99s-and-dissecting-the-disease-part-2-of-4/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/07/30/fighting-parkinson%E2%80%99s-and-dissecting-the-disease-part-3-of-4/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/08/02/fighting-parkinson%E2%80%99s-and-dissecting-the-disease-part-4-of-4/.

Parkinson’s is a symptom of life out of balance:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/12/17/fighting-parkinsons-and-repairing-a-life-out-of-balance/.

Faith over fear:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/12/23/fighting-parkinsons-and-choosing-faith-over-fear/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/10/08/fighting-parkinsons-and-bailing-fear-from-your-boat/.

Acceptance, and “Okay”:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/08/26/fighting-parkinsons-and-okay-okay-okay/.

Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Chipping away at Parkinson’s day-by-day:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/08/29/fighting-parkinsons-and-chipping-away-day-by-day/.

Awareness of our balance (three-part series):
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/02/22/fighting-parkinsons-and-awareness-of-our-balance/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/02/24/fighting-parkinson%E2%80%99s-and-awareness-of-our-balance-part-2/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/02/27/fighting-parkinsons-and-awareness-of-our-balance-part-3/.

Slow and steady recovery, like the tortoise:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2011/02/09/fighting-parkinson%E2%80%99s-the-tortoise-wins-the-race/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/02/07/fighting-parkinsons-and-learning-from-the-tortoise/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/02/09/fighting-parkinsons-and-another-thought-about-the-tortoise/.

Why you may feel worse while you are getting better:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/08/14/fighting-parkinsons-and-more-on-cleaning-the-pool/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/05/16/fighting-parkinsons-and-trusting-in-your-recovery/.

Drinking More Water:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/07/06/fighting-parkinsons-and-drinking-more-water/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/07/12/fighting-parkinsons-and-drinking-more-water-part-2/.

For those on medications:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2011/04/08/fighting-parkinsons-and-medications/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2011/10/18/fighting-parkinsons-and-another-pder-gets-off-of-medications/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/12/08/fighting-parkinsons-and-joe-has-gotten-off-of-his-medications/.

Being kind…to yourself:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/07/17/fighting-parkinsons-and-being-kind-to-yourself/.

Being recovery:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/09/25/fighting-parkinsons-and-you-are-recovery/.
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/09/27/fighting-parkinson%E2%80%99s-and-you-are-recovery-part-2/.

How well others are doing with their recovery using the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/testimonials/.

Workshop schedule for 2013:
https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/parkinson%E2%80%99s-recipe-for-recovery-%E2%84%A2-workshops/.

Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™ Manual:
I have received many inquiries from those unable to attend a workshop about the availability of purchasing a manual. I am working on final edits of the manual, and I will make it available for purchase. For those of you attending workshops, the manual is included in the cost of attendance.

Affirmations for you to Repeat at the Beginning and Ending of Each Day:

1. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am recovery! Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and recover. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I choose Faith. I am recovery. I am worth it!”
2. “I have the power to heal myself. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. As a result of doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™, I am bringing my physical body back into balance, I am bringing my mind back into balance, and I am bringing my spirit back into balance. I choose Faith. I am recovery. I am worth it!”
3. “I have the power to heal myself. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. I say “Okay” as my way of acknowledging acceptance that my Parkinson’s is temporary and that my recovery is real. I say “Okay” as my way of acknowledging acceptance that my fear is actually False Evidence Appearing Real. I say “Okay” as my way of acknowledging acceptance that my faith is real. Okay. Okay. Okay. I choose Faith. I am recovery. I am worth it!”
4. “I have the power to heal myself. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. I say good-bye to anger and frustration and resentment and stress and anxiety and worry and fear and FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). I feel my recovery each day, and I feel a surge blossoming inside me filled with happiness and joy and gratitude and compassion and love…and FULL RECOVERY! I choose Faith. I am recovery. I am worth it!”
5. “I have the power to heal myself. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. The tortoise is recovery. I am the tortoise. I view recovery as each small advance toward the symptom-free full recovery at the finish line. Just like the tortoise, I move slowly and steadily, and I realize that I cannot worry too much about the bumps in the road. Instead, I know that every step I take toward the finish line is recovery, in and of itself, and I settle in and enjoy the journey. In each step, I see love and joy and laughter and gratitude and fulfillment and compassion and contentment. Oh, yes, and then the tortoise wins the race. Oh, yes, and then I win the race and achieve my full recovery. Fear is in the past. Faith is in the moment. I choose to live in the moment. I choose Faith. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

All my best,

Howard

 

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19 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and your survival guide for your recovery journey

  1. Another example of your incredible support Howard! What an amazing gift for 2013!

    Huge gratitude,

    Penny

  2. Joseph McEleavy says:

    Dear Howard: Thank you for everything you have done for me. You have convinced me that recovery from this diagnosis and disease is possible and attainable for me. With true dedication, hard work and the right attitude “I can heal, I will heal and I am healing myself!” Thank you again, May many great things happen for you in 2013 and beyond… Any updates on your Florida seminar?

  3. Joe Almanzar says:

    THANKS HOWARD!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!

  4. Christine says:

    Howard,thank you so much for this quick -link survival guide. Happy New Year to you, your family and to all of you out there on the recovery path.May this year be the year we really make a difference!

  5. Melanie says:

    Howard,
    Your constant support is incredible …..I believe this year will be the year for recovery. Thank you so much for the quick link survival guide. What a great way to help us all stay focused and to keep the faith! We are all so blessed to have you, not only cheering us on, but continually providing us with the tools to see us through to the finish line.

    Thank you for all you do!!!!!!

    Melanie

  6. Marie says:

    Parkinson’s was a symptom of my life out of balance. That is so clear to me now as I celebrate this New Year in perfect health. I was able to repair the imbalances and recover. So can you! there is no greater gift to yourself, no greater calling. We are so blessed to have a Recipe for Recovery!!
    Happy New Year, Howard, and everyone in this wonderful recovery community.
    How many more of you will join us in Recoveryville? C’mon over….really, it is GREAT!!! Truly worth the journey. There is no time like now to love yourself…. and heal yourself.
    With my heartfelt best wishes on this first day of 2013,
    Marie

  7. Howard says:

    Hi Penny, Joseph, Joe, Christine, Melanie, and Marie,
    You are welcome. I am happy to see all of you here in the new year continuing to provide inspiration for all of us. As Marie wrote, she entered this new year in perfect health, and all of you, as well as all of you who are reading this blog, have the ability to repair the imbalances in your lives and achieve full recovery.
    With blessings and love for a recovery-filled 2013,
    Howard
    (Joseph, I should have the Tampa workshop information updated in the next few days).

  8. Jane Lindsay says:

    Dear Howard,
    Thank you for yet another lovely present. Feel recovery’s just round the corner, waiting for balance to be restored: already laughter and letting go are replacing tightly coiled anxiety, etc. Feels miraculous! Thank you so very much for your generosity in being a Light-bringer, a Guide who knows the way. Who are so very kind as to come back so as to show us how to get there. So very precious.
    Happy New Year!
    Love & Blessings to all,
    Jane

    • Howard says:

      You are welcome, Jane.
      It sounds like you have entered 2013 poised for your recovery. Good for you! Thank you for sharing your journey with us all.
      With blessings and love for a recovery-filled 2013,
      Howard

      • Diane says:

        I am just starting on this recovery journey, I was diagnosed last year but have symtoms for 6 yrs, I have alot of faith that I will be healed-doing some parts of your exercises but also getting on slow treadmill to get blood flowing for about 20 min 3 days a week-I know my GOD very well and believe I can be healed-I’m still on meds but not as much as dr want and if I take too much my leg jerks and contorts-thank you howard for your web site-Diane

  9. joseph mceleavy says:

    Today marks the end of my first month on the Recipe to Recovery protocol for mastering Parkinsons and restoring mindful balance in my life. I have done the exercises, the breathing the meditations, the aphorisms, the journaling, even did the “Chanting and vibrational” forms yelling them out in my car, on my bike, standing etc. I also do a nutritional program to “potentize” them. Have there been any changes?
    Well, Maybe!
    If you think that being a little clearer in my thinking, sleeping better, speaking better, working harder and longer as well as being “happy” for the first time in years is progress, then YES!! there have been changes.
    Am I cured? no! I still need my Rx meds, but I’ve decreased them by 15%, I feel less burdened by “Symptoms”, my Off times are less frequent and less intense. My On times are deeper and sweeter. Other people have noticed that I am definitely a better person, kinder, more conscious and My Gratitude is overflowing.

    Thank you thank you thank you Mr S. for your innovative thinking, your determination and your generosity,my world and The World is a better place because of you!!!!

    • joseph mceleavy says:

      As Tarzan so eloquently expressed it..

      Wha heee aw haw, wha heeee oooooooh yeah!

    • Diane says:

      that gives me hope

      • Christine says:

        I woke up wondering how I can live my life instead of living PD when I cant even drive my car in the city,clean my windows,cook a good meal etc .Then I read your lovely upbeat exchange!Thanks guys for making me laugh!

  10. Howard says:

    You are welcome, Joseph.
    I appreciate your kind words as well as the fact that you are willing to share your recovery journey with all of us. Wha heee aw haw, wha heeee oooooooh yeah!
    Blessings,
    Howard

  11. Paul Calcutt says:

    To All
    The collective response to Howards latest postings is truly inspiring and helps with my own recovery which will occur at the right time – as it will for all of us.I am looking at my own experience with PD as an intrigueing ssometimes painful journey towards full understanding of my own reality.Contrary to what most think we are priviledged to be so far along the trail and overcoming PD symptons will ensure we take the road we are meant to follow.Laughter in the face of adversity realy helps me and I find the things I do hilarious – note the spelling!From one tortoise to many others my very best wishes to each and every one of you.

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