Fighting Parkinson’s, and inspiration for the kick-off of my 30-day challenge

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.
Karen xxx


Helen C. says:
October 29, 2014 at 7:49 am

Dear Howard,

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!
Helen C.


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!


judy says:
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.


Debbie says:
October 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Dear Howard,
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!


Waseema says:
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


Melanie says:
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

Hi Howard,
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…


Lohren says:
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!
I’m possible!


All my best,



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6 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and inspiration for the kick-off of my 30-day challenge

  1. Karen In Ireland says:

    Hi Howard and everyone, I just KNEW we would get an Inspirational post from Our fabulous coach today. ;-)
    I am like a dog on a tight leash, ready for the OFF lol.
    Here’s my notes for my Inspiration, all taken from your posts Howard.
    I AM the peaceful Warrior on this November Challenge.
    I have peace in my heart as I know that when I become slow, stiff and my tremors increase it is because my body is generating New Internal Eletrical Impulses which cause my muscles to shock more as they look to open New Energy Passageways. Therefore I have NOTHING to FEAR as that is merely False Evidence Appearing Real and this warrior has FAITH- Full Assurance In My Heart, that I, and All of us here, have the potential for FULL RECOVERY! Let’s ROCK! ;-)
    With Love to you all and gratitude to you Coach.
    Karen xxx

  2. Debbie says:

    Lets do this together ! Here we go…… Because we are DOING the Recipe for Recovery, we are becoming healthier and happier every day!
    Thanks to all of you and to Howard for inspiring and helping me along this amazing road to RECOVERY !
    Have a victorious, fearless month taking one step at a time…remembering your best is always good enough.
    With Thanks for this Powerful Program

  3. Helen says:

    Wonderful to read all these life stories. Yes we are all on the road to recovery. We wouldn’t have been led to this website if we didn’t know in some part of us we can and will recover. I have been doing the recipie now for close to 3 years I realise I am stronger physically . I am inspired, and I know there is a chance every day to enjoy what life brings. I am no longer completely being ruled by Parkinson’s. It’s here but I myself am recovering. Yes smell is back, and I am not ruled by fear but more by love Thanks Howard for being the support, you are being recovery itself. Through natural means and inner guidance It is so worthwhile to be on this recovery journey. All best wishes to the new people that have found Howard. It is so worthwhile. Enjoy. Helen G.

  4. Susana L says:

    I have been practicing the full Recipe for four months every single day. After taking medication for three days following my diagnosis in June 2014, I knew that medications were not the right road for me. I felt horrible taking the medications. From doing the Recipe, I feel better each and every day. I am walking better. I have full use of my left arm now. I can lay on it. I am not shuffling anymore. My cramping is completely gone. I have no stiffness. My slowness has improved and is still improving.

    I am so grateful to Howard for publishing his knowledge. I so appreciate his sharing his roadmap to recovery. A giant gift! His encouragement and his kindness are immense. Please start the Recipe and you will find you will get well too. I am on my way to a complete recovery. I can see and feel myself healing! Best of luck to each and every one of you! And as Howard likes to quote “You have the power to heal yourself. “

  5. Joseph McEleavy says:

    My dear friends: I am so encouraged and energized by the response to the November Challenge, everyone is so positive and excited! Yes you Can do this! Yes you Do have the Power to heal! With every sincere effort and right-minded Thinking there is healing. I feel my dopamine flowing, I feel the F.E.A.R. Going, I feel my Energy growing, I see my Brain glowing and my recovery showing! Now I know I have the power to heal. Now I know that I am healing…
    I Thank you, I Thank you I Thank you !
    Be Brave and Honestly Stick to the RECIPE and you will cook yourself a fine and peaceful life ! You can do it!

  6. Marie says:

    Dear Recovery Community,
    It is so beautiful to read all of these posts. To those of you who have accepted the 30 Day Challenge, congratulations!! You are so fortunate to have found Howard and his amazing Recipe for Recovery! You are recovering from Parkinson’s !

    Since I recovered , I don’t do the Recipe for Recovery anymore, but when I committed to following the Recipe, it totally changed my life. From the Recipe, I learned how to live a happier, less stressful life and learned the importance of savoring what is good in each day, and practicing,Gratitude.

    Howard once told me that for some people who find the website….and I paraphrase here, since I do not remember the exact words….a block to recovery is thinking that Howard is so amazing ….so committed, so full of Faith…that,in some way he is “better” and that is why the Recipe worked for him. Maybe you do not believe that you could do the Recipe ” as well” as Howard did it. Maybe you don’t feel 100% faith in your recovery and you think that will keep you from recovering.

    As he does for many of you, Howard holds a very special place in my heart, my mind and my spirit. I love and admire him. He is a truly rare and awesome being!!!!!
    To each of you I want to say that you can most certainly do the Recipe for Recovery as well as I did, and I recovered. I committed myself to doing the Recipe,even when I was not sure that I believed it. The commitment was rock solid. Faith was a little more difficult. When I didn’t feel
    like doing the Recipe, I did it anyway. When I did not have Faith in my recovery, I did not let that derail me; seeing how easy it would be to let lack of faith get in my way , I “acted as if” I had faith, until my faith caught up with me again.

    Whatever obstacles you find, you can also find your way to sidestep them. Don’t let ANYTHING stop you.

    Love and best wishes, Marie

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