Fighting Parkinson’s, and our ever-growing recovery community

We are in the middle of playing the Positive Thinking Only game. Hope you are being playful and having fun. From the comments to that post, it looks like the women in Ireland and the UK will be having a BIG hopscotch rally. This is wonderful. As added encouragement for you, I am going to provide some statistics so you can see the size of our recovery community and the strength of our numbers. I am grateful for all of you!

Every now and again I am asked, “How many people are doing the Recipe?” I do not know the answer to that question. However, I do have statistics that I can share with all of you directly from statistics collected by my website hosting company, directly from people who I am coaching and directly from others who have sent me emails. These statistics will inspire you to press ahead as we continue to grow our recovery community. You will see that you are not alone!

My site collects a lot of data for statistics. The categories I am sharing will be the most meaningful in seeing how much we have grown and how big a force we are becoming. They are Unique Visitors (each month, the first time somebody goes to the site, they are logged as a Unique Visitor for that month). Total Visits (this is the total number of visitors going to the site each month; if you go to the site every day, it will count you as 1 Unique Visitor and it will count you as 31 Total Visits). Countries where the site is viewed.

I started my blog in March of 2010, and set up this site and moved my blog over to it at the end of March of 2011. My first full month was April of 2011. I am going to provide a statistical comparison of my first full month (April 2011), that same month two years later (April 2013), and that same month two years after that (April 2015, which ended yesterday):

Dates Compared          Unique Visitors          Total Visits         Countries
April 2011                             912                           3,108                    50
April 2013                          4,591                         15,025                   99
April 2015                          6,400                        16,552                   122

Please note, as stated above, these statistics are what have been reported to me, so the numbers may be higher.
Number of full recoveries other than me: 3.
Number of people seeing benefits from doing the Recipe: Over 300.
Number of people doing the full Recipe as it is every day and not seeing any benefit: 0.
Number of people doing the Recipe who have completely eliminated their medications using a slow and safe reduction method: 37.
Number of people doing the Recipe who are in the middle of reducing their medications using a slow and safe reduction method: Over 100.
Number of people I have had the honor of meeting as they have participated in Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® workshops: Over 300.
Number of people who have subscribed to receive an email notification every time I do a blog post: 675. (This means that when you are opening the email and clicking on the post, 674 other people are doing it with you).

These statistics should let you know that every day when you are doing the Recipe, there are many, many others who are doing it with you. It is quite powerful when people get out of their chairs at the workshops and do the Recipe as a group. Bring that power into your home by looking at these statistics and knowing that we are building our strength in numbers.

Our recovery community is growing rapidly, and together we will help each other and encourage each other and accept each other and love each other and be grateful for each other…and, as many of us have learned, we can trust each other and be vulnerable and authentic in our recoveries. If anybody understands you, it most certainly is the rest of us.

You are not alone. You are part of an ever-growing community of recoverers who dare to look Parkinson’s in the eye and say:

1. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am recovery! Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and recover. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I choose Faith. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

2. “I have the power to heal myself. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. As a result of doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, I am bringing my physical body back into balance, I am bringing my mind back into balance, and I am bringing my spirit back into balance. I choose Faith. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

3. “I have the power to heal myself. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. I say “Okay” as my way of acknowledging acceptance that my Parkinson’s is temporary and that my recovery is real. I say “Okay” as my way of acknowledging acceptance that my fear is actually False Evidence Appearing Real. I say “Okay” as my way of acknowledging acceptance that my faith is real. Okay. Okay. Okay. I choose Faith. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

4. “I have the power to heal myself. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. I say good-bye to anger and frustration and resentment and stress and anxiety and worry and fear and FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). In their place, I feel a surge blossoming inside me filled with happiness and joy and gratitude and compassion and love…and FULL RECOVERY! I choose Faith. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

5. “I have the power to heal myself. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. The tortoise is recovery. I am the tortoise. I view recovery as each small advance toward the symptom-free full recovery at the finish line. Just like the tortoise, I move slowly and steadily, and I realize that I cannot worry too much about the bumps in the road. Instead, I know that every step I take toward the finish line is recovery, in and of itself, and I settle in and enjoy the journey. In each step, I see love and joy and laughter and gratitude and fulfillment and compassion and contentment. Oh, yes, and then the tortoise wins the race. Oh, yes, and then I win the race and achieve my full recovery. Fear is the hare, always afraid of what lies ahead, always changing plans and leaving the path, never reaching the finish line. Faith is absolutely the tortoise, ever so slow and steady, never wavering, knowing that staying on the path through thick and thin means absolutely reaching the finish line! I choose Faith. I am the tortoise. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

A couple of years ago, our friend from the Netherlands, Margriet, sent me an email and said the next time I mentioned the tortoise would I post a picture and share with all of your these words: “Keep up the Faith! Don’t hurry, be happy.” Of course I told her, “Okay!” Here it is again:

“I have the power to heal myself.” I did.
“You have the power to heal yourself.” Marie did. Pratima did. Betty did. You are.
“Together we have the power to heal the world.” The statistics presented in this post leave no doubt about that!

Grab onto the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® with full faith and confidence in your recovery and do not let go until you reach your symptom-free full recovery!


All my best,



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24 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and our ever-growing recovery community

  1. luke m says:

    Yes, Yes, Yes, Howard!! I choose Faith, and I am curing myself and recovering, slowly and surely, every single day!!!
    Love, blessings, and Faith to you and all my fellow warriors.
    Have a superb weekend everyone
    Wooooo Hoooooooooooo!!

  2. Thank you Howard

    I’m offering a workshop this weekend and the tortoise will pave the way (first offering in more than a year) so this is very timely…thank you for your wonderful support…and thank you, Margriet, for the delightful image…

  3. James in Suffolk, England says:

    This is a great site – I’m saving my hard-earnt pennies to get The Recipe 🙂
    Thanks to all & good luck in your recoveries.

    Kind regards,

    • judy says:

      James, you don’t have to have money to access the Recipe. It’s all right there on the website!….Enjoy!

  4. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Howard and to my 674 fellow Warriors, 🙂
    I’m with Luke, woooooooo hooooooooo! I’m in a great heart space and ABSOLUTELY agree with your statement above Howard and ALL 5 points!
    You are an amazing and inspirational guide to all of us here Howard. I am honoured and blessed to have found you and I love you dearly.
    May God continue to bless you and keep your light shining so brightly.
    Karen xx

  5. Christine says:

    A hopscotch rally!!!!!!I am prepared to make the long trip from the Antipodes to join in.What better way to spend a long summer day?
    Thanks everyone!

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Hi Christine, it all started with Cynthia in UK saying she would join in Howard’s positive thinking game even though she did not usually like games. So I asked her ” not even hopscotch” . I am looking forward to hopscotch when I make my full recovery as I still have my best hopscotch stone from childhood. Waseema offered to play, then Cynthia came back and said she would play too, then Helen in Australia is joining in. Lol. The tournament will have to be in UK as that’s more central lol. All are still welcome!
      I give you all fair warning, I have a GREAT hopscotch stone! 🙂
      Karen xx

  6. Helen Gill says:

    Hopscotch sounds great idea. Fun. I really relate to the tortoise story Howard, thank you. I definitely use to be the hare, doing everything at a fast pace. Now it’s slow and steady. This week I resigned from a local Board I was a member of, attending meetings once a month. It had become a drag physically, for me and my motto is now, do only what feels right and I enjoy. I told them I needed to take care of my health more, myself. Of course they understood. So that was my commitment to be positive for myself. Love to all, and gratitude. Helen Australia

  7. Helen Gill says:

    When I recover I am coming over to the UK to play hopscotch with everyone .

  8. Helen Gill says:

    I will start practising hopscotch now, with my nieces and friends.

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Hi Helen, will be delighted to see you at our hopscotch tournament. You will have so much fun practicing! 🙂
      Karen xx

  9. Susana L says:

    Sometimes when I stand doing the Recipe in the morning, I imagine how many other people are doing the Recipe with me. It is inspiring to know these fantastic numbers from this fantastic site Howard has created as a gift to all of us.

    Imagine we are each standing each morning in our beautiful Universe from possibly 122 countries sending love, joy, laughter, and healing blessings to ourselves and each other. That is our power to heal ourselves!

    Gratitude to each of you,

    • Debbie says:

      Hi Susana
      I too, like to think of others doing the recipe . I like to think of Howard with his great big smile, telling all of us to keep up the good work,,,,,that we are just where we are suppose to be……that we are doing great!
      Thanks to each of you who are doing the recipe from all over the world. Thanks to Howard for his dedication of time and great efforts for my behalf.
      Have a great week.
      Love and Blessings

      • Susana L says:

        Hi Debbie ,
        Love and Blessings to you! Our smiles are worldwide. Thank you for yours.

  10. ken says:

    It feels good to know that I’m not alone on this journey. With Howards care and
    willingness to share the recipe we are all better off….Thanks Howard…..

  11. Jane says:

    Howard, I feel as though in a waterfall of blessings and light, soaking in healing with hundreds of other people all doing the recipe (some magically playing hopscotch simultaneously) all rebalancing, getting cured in the flow of luminosity that’s bringing health and vitality, the certainty that we are wanted, loveable and capable and washing away old imbalances and erroneous beliefs …. So much love and gratitude, Jane

  12. jimmy says:

    primero quiero felicitar a Howard y a todos mis compañeros guerreros, ya que esta comunidad es digna de admiracion. sobre todo por su valentia ,determinacion y por la mentalidad muy diferente, rompiendo paradigmas , y tambien por el deseo de recuperacion que hay en todos nuestros corazones , no queremos menos que nuestra recuperacion , es nuestro objetivo, y es nuestro viaje . eso crea una fuerza invisible de sanacion muy poderosa , una red energetica que se va al espacio cuantico, al campo de infinitas posibilidades y donde se materializaran nuestros deseos y esos sueños es lo que nos une a todos.
    la comunidad esta creciendo , las estadisticas reflejan resultados que nos motivan, eso me llena de alegria , y nos motivaran aun mas cuando vayamos viendo crecer tambien el numero de curaciones , estoy seguro que asi sera en el futuro .

    amigos por otro lado quiero compartirles el resultado del diagnostico de RESONANCIA MAGNETICA CEREBRAL . que me practicaron.
    Entre otras cosas solo me referire al lugar donde se encuentra la sustancia nigra que es donde se produce la dopamina y dice asi :” el mescencefalo conserva adecuada morfologia y señal, en la sustancia nigra , la pars articularis y la pars compacta, no muestran alteracion”. amigos esto quiere decir lo que se ha venido diciendo en esta comunidad. la sustancia nigra es el lugar donde se produce la dopamina y como pueden ver no hay alteracion es decir esta en condicion normal y solo esta bloqueada.
    tal como nos ha dicho Howard.


    I first want to congratulate Howard and all my fellow warriors, as this community is worthy of admiration. especially for its courage, determination and the very different mindset, breaking paradigms, and also by the desire of recovery that is in all our hearts, we want unless our recovery, is our goal, and it is our journey. That creates a very powerful invisible force of healing, an energy network to be the quantum space, the field of infinite possibilities and where our desires and materialize those dreams is what unites us all.
    the community is growing, the statistics reflect results that motivate us, it fills me with joy, and motivate us even more when we go see also grow the number of cures, I am sure that it will in the future.

    friends on the other side want to share the results of diagnostic Magnetic Resonance CEREBRAL. they practiced it.
    Among other things I will only refer to the place where the substantia nigra where dopamine is produced and says so is “preserves the proper morphology and mescencefalo signal in substantia nigra pars and pars compacta articularis show no alteration “. friends this means what has been said in this community. the substantia nigra is the place where dopamine is produced and as you can see there is no deformation ie is in normal condition and one is blocked.
    as Howard has been telling us.

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Hi Jimmy, you are definitely the philosopher and wise one of our community of warriors. I love the idea of our community of warriors being in the quantum field of possibility. I think we are all truly starting to feel the connection of each other and the love and support of Howard to all of us is relentless. It is wonderful to be reminded again, as Howard has always said, Dopamine cells in the substantia nigra, are not dying, they are just switched off. Thank you for your wisdom Jimmy. I hope you are going strong and staying in your heart.
      Karen xx

  13. Waseema from England says:

    Hey warriors,
    I feel so privileged to be part of something so inspirational. I’m really touched, moved and inspired by my fellow warriors. I too imagine being part of a larger group whilst exercising. It makes it much more meaningful.

    I wanted to share that my way of being has altered so dramatically since I chose face PD squarely in the face and stop being a victim. Howard has been key in this journey and without this blog I probably would be struggling. Another experience that I found transformative was participation in the Landmark Forum which is a weekend course that really makes you look at your way of being and how that impacts on your life. As Howard tells us, Parkinsons is a life out of balance. The Landmark Forum allows you to look at your life and gives you tools to transform it. I am eternally grateful that somebody cared enough to share it with me as I have been empowered ever since. My life has been transformed. I wish to extend the same favour to you all and invite you to have a look at it. The organisation is called Landmark Worldwide and they offer the course is over 50 countries.

    Thanks Howard for allowing me to share this on your blog. Finally I want to say that even though I have symptoms that can be challenging at times, I’m actually grateful as I’m connecting with people, exploring new ideas and having fun as I create a NEW ME!

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