IT IS HERE!!! Today is the kick-off of my 30-day November to Remember, No Excuses November, Challenge 2014! Click here to review the challenge. I am so excited about how many of you I have heard from who are making a commitment to yourselves to do the scaled-down version of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® for the 30 days of November. I have heard from some in Australia and New Zealand who are half-a-day or more ahead of me on time that they have started the challenge already. Congratulations to all of you on giving yourselves the gift of working on your Parkinson’s recovery. Today, I have some added inspiration to assist you in this journey.
In my previous post announcing the 30-day challenge, I encouraged those of you already doing the Recipe to share how you were doing to inspire the new people. Veterans to the Recipe and some new people taking on the challenge posted comments to that blog post. I share them with you here for inspiration to kick-off the challenge.
Karen In Ireland says:
October 29, 2014 at 6:58 am
Hi Howard, It warms my heart to see you constantly reaching out to new people.
To any new people. I am 50, have had Parkinson’s symptoms since 2009, was diagnosed in April 2012. I found Howard in June of this year. I tell him regularly he is ” God in Motion” as his love, support and weekly guidance and encouragement is outstanding. The biggest blessing so far, in doing The Recipe is the massive improvement in my bladder and kidneys. I was in a constant state or URGENT need to make it to the bathroom, and had frequent accidents. All that is gone now. I don’t fear going places as I know my bladder can hold off as it used to.
There are so many other blessings. There are a community of amazing people here who support eachother through shared low days and good days. For me the Gift is knowing that I am not alone in my vision of a cure and our amazing coach, Howard, always seems to know EXACTLY where our head space is, in his weekly blogs. That Gift is PRICELESS on this journey.
Welcome to all newbies. You’ve just found your first major turn on your road with Parky. With you in spirit.
Helen C. says:
October 29, 2014 at 7:49 am
thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for that post. I have been intermittently on the Road for some time now (with diverse excuses as to why “it wouldn’t work for me”) but this time I intend to do the full thirty days, as suggested! November to Remember here I come!
Penny Wassman says:
October 29, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Omigosh people…take up this challenge…it’s a magnificent opportunity to take charge of your health and your life…to be proactive instead of reactive. I’ve benefited from increased energy, a more functional digestive system and, most significantly a sense of empowerment and purpose….. instead of victimization, “poor me” etc. Early on, after following Howard’s recipe for a few months, I walked into my massage therapist’s treatment room and he immediately asked what I’d been doing for myself because I looked so much better…particularly my energy (this practitioner also very skilled in energy work)…so I told him about Howard and his recipe and the Qigong exercises. He responded with “Keep it up….you couldn’t be doing anything better for yourself!” I am so very grateful for Howard and his generosity in making this recipe and weekly blog posts available to us all…Howard you are my hero! THANK YOU…THANK YOU…THANK YOU!
October 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm
Howard, it’s so heartwarming the way you reach out to new people, maybe even skeptics. You don’t have to do that: you could just go on and live your life and not become entangled in the lives of others. You are the kind of person that effects change in this world. I shudder to think where I might be today if I hadn’t “stumbled upon” (nothing happens by accident!) you and the Recipe. Faithfully I march on with my eyes on the horizon of recovery!….thanx, Howard
Marie-Laure Content says:
October 29, 2014 at 2:30 pm
Dear Howard, I’ll go for it. This is my commitment. It is going to be a November to Remember for me. Thanks for this november support.
October 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm
Thank you so much for this challenge. I have been doing the physical exercise part of the Recipe for Recovery for several months now. It is the perfect program for me. I love life and I love the program. I am not taking any medications. It is so nice to know that I am getting better everyday as I follow the Recipe for Recovery. I do not let my symptoms dictate how I feel I am doing. As Penny said, I have taken charge of my health.
For a couple of years before being diagnosed I had suffered from chronic sleep deprivation. As I look back over the last several months, it is easy for my to see how much that has improved. It is so much easier to face any challenges that may come up during the day, when I have had some sleep the night before. Thanks Howard.
I will make a list of ten things that I am thankful for each day. I will continue to work on balancing my mind and my soul as well as my body.
As much as I love the Recipe for Recovery and the ability to do it each day…….I look forward to the time that I am symptom free and can move on. 🙂
Thanks to Howard and to each one of you who so freely share yourselves with me.
Have a wonderful day!
October 29, 2014 at 5:29 pm
Howard I haven’t managed to be consistent with doing the recipe but will commit to making this a November to remember! I’m realising that that hearing other people’s progress is also hugely motivating. Thanks for sharing people. It’s great to feel like part of a community. Howard you are totally amazing and I feel blessed that I have your support.
Christine from England says:
October 29, 2014 at 5:59 pm
Howard you are a truly wonderful human being.
You lift my heart with every message.
Thank you. xx
October 30, 2014 at 1:59 am
Count me in again Howard, it is such a blessing to be part of this group and to have found you!!!!!!! I shutter to think where I would be right now if I hadn’t found you and the accompanying support from this community! It has been a little over a year since I have been doing the recipe consistently and I am now completely drug free, my sense of smell has returned, my elimination is normal, sleep is perfect! Still working on “losing my mind to come to my senses”and my tremor and balance but thanks to Howard’s continual support, I know it will come. His biweekly Skype sessions keep me focused and on the path to recovery! His weekly blog posts come just when I need them and just what I need to hear to pick me up by my bootstraps! Howard, thanks for truly caring and wanting me to recover as much as I do!!!!!!!! With much love and heartfelt gratitude, Melanie
Cynthia from England says:
October 30, 2014 at 10:56 pm
Howard, where would we be without you and your continued encouragement. Thank you so much for being there for us. I just am so thankful for finding your website, it has been truly life changing on the Parkinsons road. I see things so differently now and am chipping away at that iceberg on a daily basis!
Rebecca from New Zealand says:
October 31, 2014 at 5:40 am
I have just received my manual by post, and learned about the November challenge, so I’ll give it a go, still familiarizing myself with the different exercises, and hope I’m doing them correctly.
It feels good to be fighting back, as since I was diagnosed in 2012, I have never given up hope of recovering.
So thankful to have stumbled upon your website Howard, and look forward to reporting in with improvement.
I will never give up…
October 31, 2014 at 9:46 pm
Hi Howard! I was diagnosed in January 2014. Thank God I found you! I started the exercises and program in September and have already gotten back my sense of smell! I know I am on the road to recovery and continually picture myself as healed. Blessings to you and your work; you are a godsend to us all!
Are all of you inspired? I know I am!
As you can see from these comments, you are not your Parkinson’s symptoms…you are something more than symptoms…you are the loving, beautiful, caring, grateful essence of who you are. The symptoms may go up and down, but you remain strong, solid, and ready to cure yourself from Parkinson’s. Some of the people who posted these comments are just a bit ahead of you on this path toward recovery, and some of them are just like you getting started right now. They are committed to curing themselves from Parkinson’s!
Now it is your turn. Jump in with both feet! Accept the challenge…make the commitment to yourself…grab onto the scaled-down version of the Recipe…make this your November to Remember for your Parkinson’s recovery.
One more bit of inspiration:
Some people may say that it is impossible to recover from Parkinson’s. To them, let’s say:
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” Audrey Hepburn
“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.” Every time another person starts down this path to recovery, together we are growing in numbers and we do have the power to heal the world.
Make the commitment to yourself for recovery!
Okay, everybody, put big smiles on your faces and chant together so the whole world can hear:
“Parkinson’s is curable.
I am my own Parkinson’s cure.
I am halting, slowing, and reversing the progression of my Parkinson’s.
I am extraordinary.
I am recovery.
I am doing great!
AND, I AM WORTH IT!!!”
All my best,