Fighting Parkinson’s, and creating conflict

Fighting Parkinson’s and creating conflict. Yes, you read that correctly. It is time to create conflict and fight your mind! People with Parkinson’s tend to be the nicest people in the world…this leads to being professional conflict avoiders. You fight for others, but you do not fight for yourself. I was this way, too. I had to change to have my full recovery.

As a result of you being a professional conflict avoider, your mind is betting everything that you will not have a conflict with it. So, it gives you more symptoms and then it tells you that you are getting worse. Everything that happens after that is an illusion of your mind. You accept that if your mind shows you worse symptoms and gives you fear of the future of getting worse, that you are actually getting worse. It knows that you will not say, “No, you are wrong. I am getting better!!!” Why not? Because that would create conflict.

It is time for a big change. It is time to create conflict and fight your mind like your life depends on it. No exceptions allowed for your mind. You are doing the soul, mind, and body recovery program called the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. When you are doing the Recipe, you are getting better no matter what your symptoms are doing. You need to know this.

Then, when an increased symptom shows up and your mind says, “Look, you are getting worse” or whatever your mind does to frighten you about the future…FIGHT IT! Feel it in your heart and soul that you are getting better. Tell your mind, “No, you are wrong. I am getting better!!!” You need to be relentless, and eventually, your mind will give in, and your heart and soul will prevail.

Please realize this, which is what I realized toward the end of my full recovery: Since my mind was almost always giving me worse symptoms, it was having to hear relentlessly that it was wrong and I was getting better. It causes you to tell your mind and yourself all day long that you are getting better. When your mind finally gives up, all that is left is this wonderful feeling in your heart and soul, “I am getting better!!!” And, you are. Feel it and know it!

Start creating conflict with your mind today! Start telling your mind, “No, you are wrong. I am getting better!!!”

You are worth it!!!

All my best,



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12 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and creating conflict

  1. Pippa says:

    Oh Howard, That is so powerful! Thank you, Pippa and Cliff

  2. Tony says:

    This makes a lot of sense since the body follows the mind and thoughts we have. I believe that our minds are inspired by our movement and body, but our movement and body are controlled by our thoughts, too, so change the thoughts to get a different outcome. Thank you so much Howard

  3. Chuck R in Ky says:

    Wow! Exactly what I needed to hear. I am getting better. It is hard to beat someone that never gives up.

    Thank you very much

  4. Cathy O. says:

    Thank you Howard!

    Love the conflict blog. As always, right on time.

  5. Cynthia (from England) says:

    Thank you for this Howard, just what we need to hear x

  6. Tery Brun says:

    Thanks Howard!!! This is a wonderful wisdom we have to follow, and then recovery will be the goal, yeah!!! Thank you very much!!

  7. Tom says:

    Thanks Howard,
    Better and better…

  8. corazon salvador says:

    It is profound and insightful. Many thanks to you Howard for caring for us.

  9. Ellen says:

    The hardest and more important battle we will ever fight is the battle that goes on in our mind. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of what we let into our mind – through television, movies, books, internet, social media, conversations with others, and our own mind chatter.

  10. Karen and Don in Texas says:

    Thank you so much! This is exactly what I needed to hear! Your last sentence is profound!

    (Start creating conflict with your mind today! Start telling your mind, “No, you are wrong. I am getting better!!!”)

    Love and hugs to everyone!

  11. Meredith says:

    Howard, I loved this blog! Thank you, thank you—meredith

  12. Zeljko says:

    Please, do not be afraid to engage in a fight with your mind. Talk back, relentlessly, powerfully.

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