Fighting Parkinson’s, and taking the Recipe back on the road

At the end of 2012 and throughout most of 2013, I took the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery&#0174 on the road with workshops. I have decided to take the Recipe back on the road with an east coast workshop and a west coast workshop in 2014. As the year progresses, I will look toward 2015 with plans to schedule more workshops.

The workshops will have some similarities to the previous workshops in that they will be on Saturdays from 10am until 5pm. However, I learned much while doing the workshops, and there will some changes in the how the day will progress. One of the biggest changes is that my wife, Sally, will accompany me to the workshops and will present dietary considerations, including healthy choices, menu planning, cooking tips, and sample recipes.

My Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® workshops will follow this schedule:
10am to 5pm, broken down like this:

10am -noon. Explanation of my philosophy of Parkinson’s, development of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® during my recovery, general explanation of the Recipe and how and why it works, and explanation of what others doing the Recipe are experiencing. Questions and Answers.
Noon – 1:00pm. Lunch break, rest time. Individually meet the people at the workshops. Questions and Answers.
1:00pm – 2pm. My wife, Sally, will present dietary considerations, including healthy choices, menu planning, cooking tips, and sample recipes.
2pm – 5pm. Demonstrate the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Help participants understand how to do the Recipe, including modifying the exercises to meet with participants’ individual needs or physical limitations, if any.

There will also be some cost modifications based upon what I learned in my travels. The cost of the workshop for an individual still will be $100. However, some people with Parkinson’s need somebody to drive them to the workshops and/or assist them during the day. So, for all individuals with Parkinson’s, even those who can drive themselves and make it through the day on their own, you may bring a guest for an additional $25, lunch and manual included for the guest.

The first workshop will be in Tampa on July 19, 2014 at the same location as last year, and the second workshop will be in Seattle on December 6, 2014 at the same location as I began taking the Recipe on the road in 2012.

The locations and registration follow:

Tampa FL, July 19, 2014
Location:
Carrollwood Cultural Center
Meeting Room II
4537 Lowell Drive
Tampa, Florida 33618
(Free parking at the facility)

Cost for individual, $100:





Cost for person with Parkinson’s plus one guest, $125:





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Seattle WA, December 6, 2014
Location:
Seattle Creative Arts Center
2601 Northwest Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
(Free parking around the facility)

Cost for individual, $100:





Cost for person with Parkinson’s plus one guest, $125:





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As I begin my planning for 2015 workshops, if you are in a location that is not near either of these of these cities, and you have a group of people who would like me to come to your area to present a workshop, please email me at howard@fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com so we may discuss about the possibility of me presenting a workshop where you are located.

I met so many wonderful people at my workshops and I am looking forward to taking the Recipe on the road again and having the opportunity to meet many more of you.

In the meantime, please do not wait to meet me to continue the work you are doing in your recovery.

“I have the power to heal myself.” And I did.
“You have the power to heal yourself.” Marie did. Pratima did. Betty did. And you are.
“Together we have the power to heal the world.” Getting together at a workshop and doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery&#0174 together goes a long way toward our power to heal the world of Parkinson’s.

Today, it all begins with you. Grab onto the Recipe, and keep your recovery alive!

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

 

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14 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and taking the Recipe back on the road

  1. Laura Doyle says:

    I’m so glad you’re doing this, Howard. It’s really important for people to meet you and Sally in person. And it’s also a great opportunity to mingle with others who are on the same path. Thanks!

    • Howard says:

      Hi Laura,

      Thank you for your kind words. I have enjoyed meeting you at the workshops you have attended and agree that there is something special about mingling with others on the same path.

      Looking forward to seeing you in December.

      Love and blessings,
      Howard

  2. Walter McDonald says:

    I had an appointment at the Emory Parkinson Center in Atlanta GA last week for an eight month evaluation of my current condition which began about two years ago. Following the evaluation I was informed that there was a 35% improvement from my last appointment. The Doctors attributed the improvement to the three sinemet tablets I took each day for the last six months but I am convinced that it was Howard’s program and exercise that improved my condition. I am almost ready to taper off the sinemet and follow Howard’s plan to fight Parkinson drug free. Thank you Howard for your blogs and guidance. Walter

    • Howard says:

      Good for you, Walter!

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful news with all of us. Since the Western Medicine viewpoint is that the medications do not halt or slow the progression of the disease, I will agree with you that the 35% improvement is attributable to your hard work and dedication in doing the Recipe. Congratulations!!!

      Love and blessings,
      Howard

  3. Pat in FL says:

    I think this is great! What a fantastic addition to include Sally discussing diet and food preparation. I am wondering if you would consider making an opportunity for Sally to meet separately with any companions that attend to share how she assisted and supported you in your recovery. It seems to me her involvement was significant.

    • Howard says:

      Hi Pat,

      Thank you for your comment and kind words. Great idea about Sally. I spoke with Sally, and here is what we decided. At the end of each workshop, I have 30-60 minutes of time to clean up the facility. Instead of helping me clean up, Sally will be available to meet with companions to share how she assisted and supported me in my recovery. Thank you, Pat!

      Love and blessings,
      Howard

  4. mayarita says:

    Wonderful! Sounds lovely. Though I can’t be there in person living in Europe I shall definitely be there in spirit with you all!

    • Howard says:

      Hi Mayarita,

      Thank you. We appreciate your support and we will be thinking about you as well. Where in Europe are you? I am thinking that a UK workshop may be in the works for 2015.

      Love and blessings,
      Howard

  5. sosparkinsons@gmail.com says:

    I am in London UK and wish you were doing a workshop here. One day maybe. It would be good if you knew of a group of us here so it would be worth your while flying over. If you need my help to organise just always feel free to contact me. In the meantime thanks for your great support Catherina

    • Glyn says:

      I also live in UK and agree that it would be great if Howard could come over. It is not hard to fly (or train from Paris) to London from mainland Europe.
      Warmest wishes to all
      Glyn

  6. Marianne Stall says:

    Yahoo……”On the Road Again.” This is fantastic and exciting news. You are an
    excellent presenter and we will all receive great blessings from the workshops.
    Sally will add just the right touch of Love to complete the Recipe. I know you two are a great team.

    Blessings for Success,
    Marianne Stall

  7. Helen says:

    Enjoy the workshops Howard and all the wonderful people you will meet. Love Helen

  8. Christine says:

    So glad to hear you are back on the road and look forward to hearing all about your workshops.
    Love Christine

  9. bailey says:

    Can’t wait to seem my buddy Howard and his lovely wife Sally again!

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