Fighting Parkinson’s, and being in the present moment

Last month, I made a big push with my November to Remember, No Excuses November, 30-day challenge 2017 to do a modified version of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® for 30 days. The 30 days ended yesterday, November 30, 2017. So, what’s next? Where do you go from here?

Yesterday was November 30, 2017 and today is December 1, 2017. We have a way of putting labels and limits on our lives based upon what somebody at some previous time decided was correct. Theoretically, if somebody’s decision had been different, today would be November 31, 2017. What I am trying to point out to you is that much of what we think is real is a script written by somebody else, and we have been following the script and its rules without question.

If you want to be cured of Parkinson’s, then today, you need to begin breaking the rules, clearing out the illusions, and writing your own script of where you want to go in your life and your recovery. It is time to choose to start truly being your cure and living your cure!

Faith says “I know I am going to be cured of Parkinson’s, and I will do the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® every day until I am cured!” That’s it! So, what are you doing in the moment RIGHT NOW?

Where is your mind? Is it looking back at November thinking good thoughts? Is it looking back at November thinking self-criticizing thoughts about how you did with the 30-day challenge? Is it looking forward with excitement? Is it looking forward with fear?

As you can see, the mind pulls you away from what is going on RIGHT NOW! What is going on right now is you are reading this post with your fellow travelers on this path to your cure…be in the moment, gather strength and perseverance from each other, connect to each other through the universal energy…draw energy from inside yourself, share it with the others, and draw their energy into you as you feel this moment, RIGHT NOW!

And smile. We all are in this life together. We are drawn here together for a reason. Being as we all are here together, why not make the most of it and help ourselves by helping each other.

Where is your mind? When you are sharing the universal energy with each other, bringing yourself into the moment RIGHT NOW, and feeling each other’s love and compassion, you cannot answer the question “where is your mind,” because your mind leaves, and your heart controls the moment.

Yes, when you are in the moment RIGHT NOW, you are in your heart, and for that flicker in the moment RIGHT NOW, your mind does not exist in the past or in the future…there is no judgment, no regret, no criticism, no fear…no deceptive, illusion-filled, Adrenaline-driven mind.

In the moment RIGHT NOW, as we gather together and feel each other’s presence, there is love, joy, compassion, contentment, gratitude, forgiveness, happiness, and simply being.

And, where is my mind? I do not know. I am in my heart.

And, where is your mind? The more you are in your heart, in the moment RIGHT NOW, the more you will be able to answer the question “where is your mind,” with “I do not know.”

Today is December 1, 2017. How about that. What are you doing in the moment RIGHT NOW?

How about letting go of your over-thinking mind in favor of your loving, compassionate heart. How about making the commitment to yourself to cure yourself from Parkinson’s, and then living your cure in all you do, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

You can do this. I know you can!

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


NOTE: Thank you to all of you who have ordered my book Fighting Parkinson’s…and Winning. As a reminder, Amazon ranks books based upon purchases and reviews. Once you have read the book, I would ask that you go to the Amazon page that contains my book, rate the book and give it a review. Also, this will assist others in deciding whether or not they wish to order a book. Click here to go to the Amazon book page, where you can read the wonderful reviews that already have been posted as well as posting a review yourself. I am grateful for those who have posted reviews, and please remember, the more reviews, the more opportunity we have to change the current view of Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s recovery. Together, let’s change the world’s view of Parkinson’s and spread the message of hope.


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28 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and being in the present moment

  1. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Howard, stunning post. Love your words. I love the beauty and simplicity of this moment and being with your words from your heart and my heart receiving them and sharing this moment with our fellow warriors. We are a very blessed group of souls that have found each other and Howard on this journey.
    My joy this day is that Howard’s book arrived and it warmed my heart to see swallows on the cover, my favourite birds. ( don’t tell me if they are not swallows as they have huge symbolism for me 🙂 , I want them to be swallows! Ha ha)
    The book has a lovely energy, a piece of Howard here with me. You are right Howard, I do draw strength from the words written by the other warriors on here, especially the hard days. My mom passed away on Wednesday but I feel strength from her soul and love that remains with me. I know you all are with me in offering sympathy as I don’t want to turn this post of Howard’s into a sympathy post for me. This post is one of Howard’s finest so draw the love as I have done from it. Any time I was low or struggling, my mom would always say ” what does Howard say?” like he was my best friend who called in most days for a coffee and a chat. Lol.
    Big love to all.
    Karen xx

    • Howard says:

      Hi Karen,

      Thank you for the beautiful comment and for ordering the book. I am happy it arrived.

      Sally and I are sending condolences, with thoughts and prayers to you for the loss of your mother.

      Love and blessings,
      Sally and Howard

    • Zeljko says:

      Please accept my sincere condolences Karen.

    • Karen and Don in Texas says:

      I am sorry you lost your mom. Love and hugs! xoxox

    • Bailey says:

      Dear Karen – sending you a big mama bear hug from the NW of the US!

    • Chuck R in Kentucky says:

      Hi Karen,
      Sorry about the loss of your mother. Your mother raised a beautiful person “YOU.” Your comments always put a smile my face and encourage me. If I had a sister, I would want her to be just like you.

      Love and blessings

    • Waseema says:

      Hi Karen. So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you everyday.
      Lots of love and blessings.

  2. Paul says:

    I feel so grateful reading this wonderful post

  3. Karen and Don in Texas says:

    Thank you so much…!!!!! I seem to need this blog, right now.

    Love and hugs to Howard and every person here.

  4. Marie says:

    I love what you say, Howard, about the arbitrary naming of time that someone decided.
    So I have been enjoying creating different names for this date. why be limited to the months we have?
    The 1st of Acceptance
    The 1st of Love
    the 1st of Perfect Health
    The 1st of Now

    Karen I also want to send you love and wish you well at this time of losing your mother. Thank you for sharing that with us.
    The beauty of your spirit shines through.

  5. jimmy says:




  6. Helen Gill says:

    Thank you Howard the love and acceptance and kindness flows here and now.

  7. Veronica Urquhart says:

    Dear Karen……love and blessings in this moment. 💕💕💕


  8. Beth of CA says:

    Dear Karen,

    May God’s love provide you comfort during this difficult time.


  9. Chuck R in Kentucky says:

    Howard great blog! One of my favorites.
    I do feel very connected to all the PD warriors, especially when I see their picture in the picture gallery. So Warriors, please post your pictures.
    I love RIGHT NOW living in the moment, it’s occurring more often for me.

    Love and blessings to all! And always, believe something wonderful is about to happen 😀

  10. Trish in Colorado says:

    Dear Karen,
    So very sorry for your loss. We all are with you!
    Love, Trish

    • Smita Shinde says:

      Dear Karen,

      I am sorry to hear about your mother. We all are with you holding your hand.. love and blessings. . You are a strong woman, always cheering everyone and I am proud of you..

      It’s a wonderful blog. You exactly know how Pd mind works. You are so honest generous and like Tony said even I am sure no one knows Pd better than you.

      You are so kind and giving that you made your recipe easily available on Internet and so much spiritually, emotionally, physically assisting information through your blogs..

      You are the kindest human being I have ever seen.. . Thank you so much.

      I want to share about my occasional symptoms relief moments here..
      when I feel fatigue and sleep for 10-15 mins and get up in between, Occassionally my body movements become absolutely normal for 7-10 mins.. and this happens 2-3 times in a month… I wonder is it because in the beginning of sleep dopamine releases?
      Because I do not feel the same after finishing with my sleep. .. it’s only after first few mins of raw sleep when my mind is half awake..
      Has anyone else felt this kind of symptoms relief.?

      Thank you all
      Love and blessings

  11. Christine says:

    Sorry to hear about your mother. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Hugs Christine

  12. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Warriors, thank you one and all for your lovely messages. Chuck your comment about me being your sister was so sweet, bless you all.
    Big Love
    Karen xx

  13. Pippa says:

    Yes Smita, me too!

  14. Trish in Colorado says:

    Look what our thoughts can do. Impressive!

  15. Tery and Werni says:

    Dear Karen,
    Our condolences, Karen, it’s hard to experience the loss of your dear Mom, blessings and big hugs💕💕

  16. Waseema says:

    Smita I usually wake up with a softer relaxed body most mornings.

  17. Smita Shinde says:

    Hello jimmy christine pippa and waseema… Thank you for sharing 😊
    I usually wonder this miracle may be the result of quieting the mind. .. like Howard says letting go the mind.. 😊

    Love to you all

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