Fighting Parkinson’s, and Pratima is two years symptom free

On May 22, 2012, two years ago today, I posted, Fighting Parkinson’s, and Pratima is symptom free from Stage 4 Parkinson’s. As Pratima has commented in blog posts since then, like me and like Marie before her, and like Betty after her, she no longer does the Recipe and her symptoms have not returned. Also, like me, and like Marie before her, and Betty after her, Pratima is cured of Parkinson’s. Congratulations Pratima!

In honor of Pratima’s milestone, I want to share with you that she fought fear with faith and had an overwhelmingly positive attitude. And, when I saw this comment posted by her, I knew it was only a matter of time until she achieved her full recovery:

“pratima says:
March 17, 2012 at 8:05 am
yes i am worth it thank you howard.”

The “yes, i am worth it” is the learning to love yourself that I have written about in previous posts, most recently in a 4-part series.

I have permission to share with you something that occurred in our coaching to assist you in understanding how your faith and your attitude propel you into action, all three of which help you achieve progress on the way to your cure.

On occasion, I would receive an email to the effect of: “We trust what you have told us to do with mom is correct, but her physical reaction is ‘this and that’ and it is scaring everybody. Can you please explain so that we will understand what is going on.” I would explain, and Pratima, Bhavna, and the rest of the family would accept the explanation and be calm.

I want to assist all of you in achieving the same type of calmness in a more general sense. As you know, many times I have written that if you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery&#0174, then you always are getting better, never worse. And, I have told you that you have nothing to fear in this recovery.

Take a walk with me down this logical path and you will see that what I am saying is true. (Over the last week, I have asked these questions of a number of people I am coaching, and every one of them has given me the same answers, so I will use their answers here):

Q: At any moment from the day you got Parkinson’s until right now, have you ever felt worse (physically, mentally, and/or spiritually) than you feel right now?
A: Yes.
Q: At any of the times when you felt worse than you feel right now, did you have fear that your Parkinson’s was getting worse?
A: Yes.
Q: If your Parkinson’s was getting worse as you had feared, then it would be impossible for you to be feeling better today than you felt back then because your Parkinson’s would have continued getting worse, right?
A: Yes. (with laughter)

So, as all of you can see, each time your symptoms appeared to you in a manner that made you fearful that your Parkinson’s was getting worse, the fact that you feel better today than on any of those days means that your fear was FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). A symptom looking or feeling worse is nothing more than an adjustment in your recovery. You have nothing to fear, so please do not let your mind engage itself in FEAR.

This walk down logical lane proves the point that if you are doing the Recipe, you always are getting better and never getting worse, and that you have nothing to fear in this recovery. Pratima knew this, but on occasion she needed a little reassurance because some days are harder than others.


So, today, in celebration of Pratima’s two year anniversary of being cured from Parkinson’s, I ask all of you to chant with me loud enough to make the whole world shake with tremors:

Parkinson’s is curable.
Pratima had the power to cure herself from Parkinson’s, and she did.
I have the power to cure myself from Parkinson’s, and I will.
I am doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery&#0174, so I know that I always am getting better and never getting worse.
I am doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery&#0174, so I know that I have nothing to fear in this recovery.
I accept that whatever is going on with my symptoms in necessary for my recovery.
Faith is in my heart.
Fear is in my mind.
I choose faith.
I am recovery.
I am worth it.


All my best,



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11 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and Pratima is two years symptom free

  1. Barry T says:

    To Howard and your blessed community,

    I came on board your site a week or so ago and am amazed at how much love is flowing in my heart from doing the Recipe, and reading the posts and the comments. I have the goal to read all the posts and comments as time goes by because I feel they are such an integral part of my recovery. I know I can do it – just like the unofficial motto of the Navy Seebees, “Can do”.

    And to Pratima, Marie, & Betty my congratulations and gratitude for your accomplishments and for your inspiration.

    As a computer nerd, I wanted to offer up a small gift to everyone; that is, if you want to search for a keyword on Howard’s site, just enter the following in Google: keyword
    The keyword should be separated from the URL by a space. The result is a Google listing of all the occurrences of your search term (keyword).

  2. Barbara says:


    I am so grateful to you for your knowledge and your encouragement.

    Congratulations to Pratima! She is an inspiration for all of us.


  3. Helen says:

    Wonderful congratulations Pratima for your strength resolve and recovery. I am coming too. Loving self is my big lesson of the moment. Congratulations Howard, Betty and Marie ALso. Love to everyone Helen

  4. Congratulations Pratima….congratulations Howard…congratulations everyone on this path…what wonderful wisdom and courage…together we are making a significant difference in supporting others with PD….brave pioneers all…

  5. Kevin says:

    High Howard. Yesterday I chock full of symptoms as I walked to the printer to have a picture of my father laminated. For the first time the symptoms did not get in the way of the joy I was having. It was O.K. to exhibit tremors and lack off balance in front of folks at the printer. I am happy. I am worth it. Thanks again Howard.


  6. Lynn McIvor says:

    Congratulations Pratima. You remain a constant source of inspiration to me.
    Thank you.

  7. Christine says:

    Congratulations Pratima on your recovery.And to everyone else..keep up the good work.There must be someone else recovering soon!

  8. Betty Hansen says:

    Congratulation Pratima I am happy for you and thank you for your recovery it helps me to keep having hope and trying.

  9. Nancy Thomas says:

    Congratulations, Pratima. How your recovery must warm the hearts of everyone you meet and give them hope for whatever they may deal with. I know I think of you often and you are a true inspiration to me

  10. Dear Pratima…Congratulations on 2 years FREE from PD. Thank you for holding the light for us as we make our way to Recovery. I look forward to standing with you, Howard, Marie and Betty, Recovered and FREE.
    Thank you Howard for your Loving and tremendous support.

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