Fighting Parkinson’s, and 2018…the year of possibilities!

Happy New Year, 2018!!! As we wound down 2017 chanting our affirmations together, the sun began to rise and awaken us to 2018 and the wonderment of all of the possibilities that lie ahead. For each and every one of you, this is a new year, a new breath of fresh air, and a new outlook: 2018…the year of possibilities!

To give yourself a fair opportunity to look at all of the possibilities the Universe is offering you, first you must trust your view of what is possible over anybody else’s view of what is impossible. Here is some assistance:

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! Audrey Hepburn

Let’s all soak that in together and repeat it: Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!

When you say, “I’m possible,” then you begin to remove the limitations and shackles that others have placed upon you and that you have placed upon yourself. You are saying, “The possibilities of my life are boundless. If I set my soul, mind, and body toward what I want, then the possibility exists that I will get what I want. I’m possible.”

Here are some possibilities for 2018:

Full recovery (why not start BIG!)
Learning to love yourself.
Having compassion for yourself and others.
Forgiving yourself and others.
Practicing gratitude.
Doing volunteer work.
Practicing meditation.
Practicing deep breathing.
Walking well.
Getting out of the house.
Being with other people.
Calling a friend on the phone.
Doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®.
Reading a book.
Watching a movie.
Playing a game.
Feeling content.
Being fearless.
Learning you are worthy.
Knowing “I’m possible!”

This is a very short list, but I wanted to give you a start at looking at 2018 with your eyes and heart wide open to the possibilities. Start your list, now. Each day, more and more possibilities arise, so your list constantly will be growing. As long as you keep knowing that you are worthy and “I’m possible!” then you are limitless in what you can do.

As you know, other people constantly are in your life as reminders that they wish to put limits on you. Doctors, family, and friends will tell you that it is impossible to have a Parkinson’s recovery. They will go so far as to try to discourage you by saying things like, “You are not moving as well as the last time I saw you,” or “Your tremor seems really worse today.” Back in the day, this is what we heard, “Sally, whatever it is Howard thinks he is doing is a miserable failure. Look how bad his symptoms are. You need to talk some sense into him and get him on the medications.”

There are no shortages of these kinds of comments. It is why the following needs repeating:

As long as you keep knowing that you are worthy and “I’m possible!” then you are limitless in what you can do.

And what about all of these other people’s opinions? Treat them with compassion. My feeling then and my feeling now is the same. Your doctors, family, and friends care about you, just as mine cared about me. However, what you must realize is that they are looking ONLY at Parkinson’s symptoms and their opinions of how you are doing are guided by one unwavering opinion: they do not believe in Parkinson’s recovery and only believe you will get worse. So, no matter how well you are doing, they will see you as worse.

It is why you thank them for their concern and you do not let one word of negativity uttered against you penetrate your soul. That’s right, your soul. Nobody’s words of negativity should be so strong that they make you feel any less about yourself or the choices you have made in your life. It is your life, so be strong, be confident, and live your life the way you decide…FILLED WITH LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES, INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF YOUR FULL RECOVERY!!!

As long as you keep knowing that you are worthy and “I’m possible!” then you are limitless in what you can do.

2018…the year of possibilities!

I am grateful for all of you!

Happy New Year 2018!


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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16 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and 2018…the year of possibilities!

  1. Chuck R in Ky says:

    Happy New Year to All!
    Howard, your words are so encouraging, they made my heart smile and my eyes cry with joy.
    I’m going to read this post every morning in 2018 until I reach full recovery, which will be very soon!

    Love, blessings, and happy recovery to all

  2. Marie says:

    Happy 2018 to all! I love this post and embrace ¨the Year of Limitless Possibilities¨.

  3. Susana L says:

    Best post! I am writing my list of possibilities. Thank you Howard! I am so grateful for your words. Happy New Year to you, Sally and all who read this wonderful blog. We are thinking BIG! FULL RECOVERY!!! Love, Balance, and Health to all! Susana L

  4. Karen and Don in Texas says:

    Amazing! Thanks for this marvelous blog, Howard!

    Last night, before I went to sleep, I asked myself what was my biggest problem and what can I do about it. I spotted the one thing in my life that has caused me way too much never-ending stress. Hmmm! That particular problem is and will continue to slowly bit-by-bit absolve on its own. I don’t need to do anything at all! Nothing, do nothing, that problem is phasing out all by itself! This morning, when I woke up, I did not have any internal tremors. I thank you, Supreme Creator Father God!

    I wish you the greatest year ever.

    Love and hugs to all!

  5. Kjell Nilsson says:

    Love and thanks

  6. Karen in Ireland says:

    Beautiful post Howard. Thank you!
    Big love to all.
    Karen xx

  7. Dave M says:

    A Happy New Year of Possibilities to All

    Marvellous Howard

  8. Berni says:

    Hello and Happy New Year to everyone I have been doing the Recipe since May this year and as Howard says it has got harder to do which I take as a positive thing however for the last two days it has been completely impossible. My body refuses to cooperate and I am unable to visualise as normal. Today I attempted the Liver exercises and found myself sobbing uncontrollably.

    Has this happened to anyone else please? Does anyone have any advice.? I try to always remain positive but this has thrown me a bit.

    Best wishes to all


    • Howard says:

      Hi Berni,

      Thank you for your openness in sharing your situation. Sometimes when doing the Qigong, emotional toxins are released as well as physical toxins. The release of emotion toxins can lead to sobbing. This happened to me on occasion and others have reported to me over the years that this has happened to them as well.

      Also, regarding the Qigong being more difficult sometimes, here is information as a reminder that sometimes you will feel worse while you are getting better,

      Wishing you well!


      • Karen and Don in Texas says:

        Thanks for this most welcomed explanation, Howard, that I would not have known to ask. I have also felt emotional when everything is improving. This explains it…the next layer of the onion skin…! All of God’s blessings be upon you.

      • Dave M says:

        Berni, I think Howard’s pool cleaning analogy is quite good. I have a similar reaction to that exercise and try to keep the pool in mind.

  9. Berni says:

    Thank you for your replies, it’s reassuring to know this has happened to others. I just have to keep telling myself ‘worse before better’.

  10. Joe says:

    Thanks Howard!
    Happy New Year to everyone.

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