Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 48

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 November 14, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.

“11/14/09. Up at 4. Took Victoria to her clarinet lesson and brought Steven his bike. In the afternoon, I cut the grass.

It was cool out, but it still wore me out. However, the yard looks nice.

Sally, Victoria, and I watched 27 Dresses. It was a cute movie.”

So, here it was, the weekend. We were busy doing weekend things. As I have pointed out before, when participating in a busy family on the weekend, there was a big diversion from staring at my symptoms. I was more focused on participating in life with my family.

And, I did my best, fully accepting that my best was good enough. Your best is good enough as well…in your life and in your Parkinson’s recovery. Click here for a reminder of how your best is good enough.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


Please note: I will be posting one post per day through the middle of November. If you subscribe to receive email notifications when I post new blog posts and you would prefer to not receive those daily email notifications, simply send me an email at, and let me know that you do not wish to receive a daily email with a link to each post. I will remove you from the list through the middle of November and add you back on the list after the middle of November. However, I still would recommend you checking the blog on a regular basis as it will contain very useful information for understanding my journey and helping with your journey.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
This entry was posted in Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 48

  1. Tony says:

    Doing a little is better than doing nothing!

  2. Tery Brun says:

    Dear Howard

    You are right, it helps to produce dopamine😘 Thank you very much for your great support. It helps a lot!!


    Tery and Werni

  3. Christine says:

    Rebecca I too am in New Zealand and was woken rudely like you.I responded with whole body shaking for a good 2 hours. This really is an example of the huge fear component of the disease.
    Thinking of you and hope you are coping with the aftershocks and devastation.

  4. Dr. Karen Zilverberg says:

    Thanks, Howard!

    Don says: Thanks for the reminder that doing our best is adequate.

    Divine love upon all,

    Karen and Don

Comments are closed.