Fighting Parkinson’s, and the Los Angeles Workshop was energetic!

As you know, on Saturday, August 24, 2013, I had my eighth workshop in taking my Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® on the road. This seventh venue of 2013 was Los Angeles, CA, and the day was energetic! Imagine: 15 of us, some with Parkinson’s, some of their spouses and partners and friends, one of my daughters and one of her friends, all in one place with one purpose…Parkinson’s recovery.

The room was filled with great energy. Early in the workshop, there was a buzz about the room…questions being asked, answers coming from me and from other participants. We all were learning from each other. We were sharing lives and Parkinson’s with a sense of vulnerability and compassion. There were smiles, and tears, and hugs. We were a family of people, most meeting each other for the first time, and we were united in our fight against Parkinson’s. Stories were shared, and nobody felt alone. People listened as others shared their journey, and each person had the feeling, “that sounds just like how I feel…physically, mentally, and spiritually.” It was energizing.

It was a day of being in the moment of Parkinson’s recovery. I was so much in the moment of the workshop that when I awoke on Sunday morning, it occurred to me that no picture of the group had been taken to share with you. I accept responsibility for the lack of a picture, and I am sorry I do not have one to present to you. I am not perfect, and surrendering the “need to be perfect” was instrumental in my Parkinson’s recovery.

The Los Angeles workshop group was a group of people not afraid of their Parkinson’s. They inspired me. They were people filled with courage and hope and faith and spirituality and gratitude and love and compassion.

And, when you have a room full of people not afraid of their Parkinson’s, their Parkinson’s becomes afraid of them! In a room filled with love and compassion and vulnerability and gratitude and healing, Parkinson’s did not dare show its face…at the end of the day, this was very energizing for all of us.

“I have the power to heal myself. I am recovery!” The people in Los Angeles felt it, and then they knew it. Please take inspiration from this group and feel it, and then know it in yourself.

You are worth it!

All my best,

Howard

 

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8 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and the Los Angeles Workshop was energetic!

  1. linda says:

    congratulations on another successful healing event howard
    i wish i had been there
    sharing in the laughter hugs and tears
    learning from you all how to be so unfraid of parkinsons
    that parkinsons is afraid of me

    and you dont need a photograph howard
    i can picture it clearly just reading about the gathering
    keep up the great work!!

    lindaxx

  2. Helen says:

    Well another truly inspired piece of writing from you Howard. You express from your heart. That is why we can all relate to you and you inspire with truth heart and action. You recovered and you are a mirror and witness to each of our recoveries. Love to everyone. Helen

  3. Marilyn Murray says:

    I was at a conference this summer titled “the turning of the world” . this melody came from their song which has been running through my head all morning since reading Howard’s blog so wanted to share with all of you out there;
    with every voice heart and soul,
    we will see each other whole
    and the world will feel the echo of our healing.
    And to our coach, conductor and friend, a huge thank you, Marilyn

    • And the world will feel the echo of our togetherness too!…..there is tremendous strength and courage in that…. thank you, Marilyn!…. thank you, Howard!…thank you all!

    • Susie says:

      My husband and I drove 2 1/2 hours to attended the LA workshop, Howard has been blessed with the ability to share and teach in such a clear, kind, patient way. The drive home went by in a flash, as we talked about the day and the excitement that we had the path to full recovery. We were both so happy that we didn’t miss this great workshop, it would have been worth attending even if we had to have walked there!! Susie

  4. Marianne Stall says:

    I was blessed to be able to attend the workshop. Am I glad that I did?
    Very! His description of the day tells it true. Howard is a stellar presenter so the day flew by and before I knew it we were saying goodbye.
    I was very touched by the spouses/partners that came to support their loved ones. How important it is to have loving support.
    Much Love and Great Blessings,

    Marianne

  5. Waseema says:

    Howard. Please come to the UK. We need you here too!

  6. Brian says:

    Any updates on the San Francisco workshop date?

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