Fighting Parkinson’s, and let’s play a game

Okay! Here we are getting ready for the weekend, and I want to play a game with all of you. It is a self-monitored game, and we can play together for the next week. I will call it the Positive Thinking Only game.

As I have told you many times, you are not your symptoms. Since you are not your symptoms, you need to stop being obsessed with your symptoms. That, my friends, is the challenge of the game. Okay, I did not say it would be an easy game.

Here are the rules: Think positive thoughts, only, about your recovery. When negative thoughts enter your mind about your recovery, send them away. Here is some assistance:
Click here to give them to God or whoever it is to whom you pray.
Click here to bail fear from your boat.

Keep telling yourself, “I am not my symptoms.” Do not judge your symptoms as better or worse, good or bad. Do not consume yourself with what your symptoms are doing. Worrying about the future only makes them worse and it paints a picture to the Universe that you expect a worse future. Keep your thoughts light and joyful.

View your symptoms like this:
Parkinson’s is defined by symptoms. I have Parkinson’s, therefor I have symptoms. THAT’S IT! They mean nothing more than that you have Parkinson’s, which you already know and already have accepted. THAT’S IT!

You are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, so whatever is going on in your life and your recovery is necessary in your life and your recovery, so smile, feel joyful, and SEE your recovery. Close your eyes and run or dance or drive your car or swim or ski or jump on the trampoline. SEE your recovery and open your heart to the joyfulness you will have on the inside as you experience your recovery.

SEE your recovery and feel joy in the journey.

Do not wait for your recovery. SEE IT AND BE IT…NOW!!!

That’s the game. Who wants to play? Who is willing to spend the next seven days being joyful in your heart and releasing all negative thoughts and emotions while transforming them into positive thoughts and emotions?

Come on and play. What have you got to lose?

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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22 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and let’s play a game

  1. mayarita says:

    Thank you Howard that is lovely. I am definitely playing!
    I had a good start in a school function today where I was keeping smiling despite any symptoms, following advice from one of the last posts.


    Count me in Howard, I really want to play this game. I will put it in print, leave it throughout the house to remind me often of the rules. this is the very piece of advice that I needed today. So let us all be doing it together, Blessings, Marilyn

  3. judy says:

    I’m in! Thanx, Howard. I was hoping that you would be in my e-mail today,
    and there you were! You seem to have some uncanny knack for knowing
    when I’m due for a shot in the arm! I suspect I’m not the only one!

  4. Joe says:

    Count me in Howard. As Marilyn said, “… this is the very piece of advice that I needed today. ”
    Thanks Howard!

  5. Me too Howard…as always…thanks for the support and the inspiration

  6. Barry says:

    I am in. My wife is on for it. I talked to several folks within the last few minutes, and they are all on board. Half of my neighborhood is taking it on.

  7. Nancy Thomas says:

    Count me in too. With bells on

  8. Adelina Palma says:

    Me too.
    Hugs and Kisses

  9. Dana Hodgkins says:

    Count me in too, Howard!!! Perfect timing as summer activities begin and July 4th holiday is upon us…..time to enjoy our families and friends from the heart! Love to all. Dana

  10. Christine says:

    What a great game! Count me in!

  11. Marie says:

    Just added “no negative thoughts! No fear!” To my calendar every day for a week. Though I am grateful to be fully recovered, and don’t have negativity or fear about Parkinson’s, there is still so much wisdom in these posts, still opportunities to grow and benefit. “The joy of the journey”, yes, indeed! I’m in! And my partner , Lawrence, too.
    Thanks, Howard !

  12. Melanie says:

    I am definitely in for the long haul. I sure appreciate Marie for staying connected though she is fully recovered. Thank you Howard for your continual support . Thanks to all for your motivating comments from the heart, they are so helpful!

  13. Great game. More fun and more positive thinking. I will play for the 100%.
    I go for full recovery.

  14. Barbara says:

    I’m definitely playing this game! I look forward to getting your emails so much. They let me know that healing is on its way.



  15. Helen C. says:

    I’m going for it – we can only gain by doing this!
    Thankyou to mylifeline,

    Helen C.

  16. Barry T says:

    Please count me in also. There’s so much to be happy about, why let a few little symptoms get in the way of our happiness. When I was diagnosed, I saw an Ayurvedic doctor and his main piece of advice was not to focus on my symptoms. Now Howard, another wise man, is making the same profound point. Yeah Howard!

  17. Helen says:

    Thank you for your inspiration Howard. Here I am too playing the positive choice to stay positive throughout Thank you I love this attitude. I see myself jumping for joy and dancing

  18. Jane says:

    Oh Oh! Thought would be easy-ish. But it’s not! Had no idea about the rafts of critical, damning, blaming, arrogant, self-pitying, rageful, furious, outraged, etc. etc. thoughts that constantly crash on my shores with frothy fume… This is exhausting! But most illuminating… (Bye-bye any illusion of being nice!)

    Thank you, Howard: inspired window into my wild and oftentimes poisonous psyche!

    With love and blessings,


    • Marie says:

      Congratulations, Jane!!! It was so surprising to me too to face the reality of my own load of negativity in its varied forms, too; doing so is a wonderful step of self-love, acceptance and opening to change.

  19. linda says:

    This is very timely as usual. Thank you Howard. Before I even read your post today I woke this morning and for the first time since my diagnosis over a year ago I thought to myself : Today is a joyful day!

    And it is!!

    Good luck to everyone in the game!
    I’m in too.

    Blessings to you Howard,

  20. luke m says:

    Howard, thank you always. I am in, I am in, I’m in!
    As the saying goes… You’ve got to be in it to win it!
    Have a joyful, positive, fun filled weekend everybody.

  21. Thanks Howard!! Count me in. A good time to challenge myself to stay more present and open my heart more and more. Summer fun at “CAMP RECOVERY”

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