Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 31

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 28, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.

“10/28/09. 3:42 up, can’t go back to sleep. Alarm goes off at 4, out of bed. Pain and stiffness in back and trunk still there. Back and trunk loosened up a bit after hot shower.

Last night, the pain and stiffness finally wore me down. I took a hot bath at 8:45 and went to bed. How sad is that? Pretty pitiful.

Learned many new things from Jin Shin Jyutsu book. I wonder if part of why I feel the energy is a result of the tremors. My goal in this regard is to recondition the tremors’ energy to improve my motor skills.”

My mind was still in my adrenaline-mode, self-criticizing perfectionism. However, also, I was exploring the Parkinson’s while exploring Jin Shin Jyutsu. As I have written many times, a tremor is nothing more than blocked energy and uneven energy flow. There is no reason to be afraid of a tremor.

And, there is no reason to be afraid of an increasing tremor if you are doing the Recipe and working to generate more energy. When more energy hits the blockages, then more tremors appear…fear is the only thing getting in the way of accepting this fact.

It is all in your attitude. And your goal. If your goal is to have recovery and you are doing the Recipe (soul, mind, and body parts), and your tremors increase, which one of these statements supports you recovery:
“Oh, no, my Parkinson’s is getting worse.” OR
“Okay. I am increasing my energy and it is increasing my tremors, so I have nothing to worry about.”

Click here for an in-depth discussion of attitude.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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8 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 31

  1. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Howard, I hope you felt all the love and protection of your peaceful warriors this week. You are soooooooo loved and appreciated!
    Big Love to you and all warriors!
    Karen xx

    • Beth in CA says:

      Hi Karen, you sound great! May God shower you with his blessings and mercy that will carry you thru this wonderful day ahead of us. Luv you all, Beth

  2. Kjell Nilsson says:

    I agree with Karen, thank you.

    I have a lot to shake out, so I get a lot of practice 💓

  3. corazonsalvador says:

    Hi Howard, thank you for sending this information to us please continue to send me
    I appreciate this

  4. Dr. Karen Zilverberg says:

    Thanks, Howard!

    This is a wonderful lesson on attitude. Don says that he accepts what you said about attitude and he has experience when he does his exercises. He is tired when he is done exercising but he knows that things will become easier. For me, I see that I need to decrease worrying and I do not need to be afraid/terrified when I see Don have some Parkinson’s symptoms.

    Questions from Don:
    When you speak of Jin Shin Jyutsu, your video shows your right hand holding your left hand. Since my Parkinson’s manifests on the left side, should I be holding the right hand with the left hand only or should I be doing both sides? Similarly, with the foot holding in Yin Tui Na, you said Sally holds your right foot. Again, my Parkinson’s is manifested on the left foot. Should Karen hold my left foot or both feet?

    Sincerely yours,

    Karen and Don

  5. Cap says:

    Another of Howard’s gems of organized enlightenment, hope and inspiration. And I so appreciate reading the wins of others fighting PD , no matter how big, small, new, or repeated.

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