Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 26

Seven years ago, I began doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Of course, back then it did not have a name…it was just what I was doing. At the same time, I began keeping a hand-written Parkinson’s Daily Journal. It is time to share my journal with all of you. Here is my October 23, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.

“10/23/09. Up at 4. Still slow from interesting previous couple of days. I slept through Wednesday and skipped my Qigong on Thursday as I wanted to give my body a little time to recuperate.”

As you can see, I had two days in a row where I did not do the physical part of the Recipe, and I was not fearful that it would have any negative impact on my recovery.

Please remember these things about the Recipe:
The body. The physical part of the Recipe heals your organs.
The mind. The mental part of the Recipe calms the mind. This will lead to improvement of symptoms.
The soul. The spiritual part of the Recipe opens the natural dopamine flow. This will lead to finishing your full recovery.

Since Parkinson’s is packaged in Western Medicine as being all about symptoms management, please know that your best opportunity in doing the Recipe and having some symptoms management along the way IS NOT FROM EXERCISING…IT IS FROM GETTING CONTROL OF YOUR MIND AND CALMING YOUR MIND! Click here for some assistance with calming your mind.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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9 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 26

  1. Tony says:

    Mind over matter and get rid of the chatter.

  2. Kjell Nilsson says:

    Thank you Howard
    My best reading

  3. Christiane from Germany says:

    Great to read your Journal and your comments on it every day!! It helps me enormously to stay on track and stay centered and dedicated. There is still so much shame, guilt and fear to overcome. But I won’t give up and I am constantly watching my inner dialogue. Whenever negativity or despair conquer my mind I try to correct it immediately!
    All my love…..

  4. Thank you dear soul…for your transparency, your heart-full support, your caring and your wisdom…I feel so very blessed that you are my coach.

  5. Chuck R in Ky says:

    Howard, Thank you for helping all of us ! And especially for helping me calm my mind

    Blessings to all

  6. Melanie S says:

    The best I’ve felt has been from calming the mind with meditation. As often as possible.

  7. Veronica Urquhart says:

    I believe we need to cultivate an attitude of “peace” before anything else. Being at peace is being able to flow with whatever is happening at the moment, be it joy, sorrow, laughter or pain. It is about having the ability to let go of everyone and everything outside of oneself. Being at peace is having the sense of quiet when all about us is in chaos. Without this attitude we will never experience wellbeing. This is our challenge with PD. Thank you Howard for your ever encouraging blog. Love to you all for your sharing.

    Veronica 🌱🌺

  8. Shawna Carol says:


    Thank you. It has taken me 13 years and a year of your coaching to truly get that my negative thoughts have a terrible impact on my body. I finally get it. How key a calm mind is to my recovery. I am choosing faith over fear, acceptance over regret, and positive peaceful thoughts over negative thoughts.

    This is my practice and this is my challenge. Thank you again for validating this in today’s post.

  9. Cap says:

    Another outstanding post Howard. Thank you, and thank you for all the links to other very relevant posts. It’s obvious and very appreciated that you so carefully organize these posts to FLOW in mutual support, just as we are causing our bodies’ energy to do!

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