Fighting Parkinson’s, and acceptance…and denial…and recovery

Accepting you have Parkinson’s disease is the first step in fighting the disease. Acceptance goes something like this: “I accept that I have Parkinson’s Disease…what am I going to do about it to recover?” The “what am I going to do about it to recover” is the difficult part because it presumes something that requires you to discard conventional protocol for Parkinson’s — it presumes that you can do something about it to recover. Oh, yes, it also means that you have to take responsibility to heal yourself.

Acceptance Affirmations.
“I accept that I have Parkinson’s Disease.”
“I accept that I can do something about it.”
“I accept responsibility to do something about it.”
“I accept that doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® puts me on my path toward recovery.”
“I accept that Howard and five others have cured themselves doing the Recipe, and many others are improving their Parkinson’s and writing about it on this blog.”
“I accept that I will do the Recipe and stay on my recovery path until I fully recover.”
“I accept that ‘I have the power to heal myself’ and that I am healing myself.”
“I accept that I have Parkinson’s Disease.
“I accept that I am recovering every day I do something positive in furtherance of my recovery.”
“I accept that I am worth it.”

Denial Affirmations.
Unhealthy denial.
“I deny that I have Parkinson’s Disease.” This type of denial is unhealthy because if you cannot accept that you have the disease, then you will be doing nothing to fight it. This leads to it getting worse.
Healthy denial.
“I deny that Parkinson’s is incurable.”
“I deny there is nothing I can do to recover from Parkinson’s.”
“I deny that unless I am taking medications or having brain surgery, I am doing nothing for my Parkinson’s.”
“I deny that the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® will not work for me.”
“I deny that I am not worth it.”

On the days when symptoms seem worse and fear creeps in, it is more difficult to keep the Acceptance and Denial affirmations stated above in the positive thinking, good attitude areas. Here is something to assist you:

Please remember that the journey you are on is life, not Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s is just something happening in the journey called life, so you deal with it while you are living your life to its fullest. Every road has bumps…it is how you view the bumps that matters…some people see the bumps as roadblocks to life; I preferred to see the bumps as nuisances that made me slow down and navigate more carefully.

And lo and behold, while I was slowing down and navigating my life more carefully with my Parkinson’s bumps, I noticed so many beautiful things I had been missing, so my Parkinson’s bumps in the road became such a blessing. They became mere signs to follow that I needed to pay more attention to healing my life. And, when I finished healing my life, my soul, mind, and body, I did not need any more messages or signs, and they left.

Acceptance. Accept that you have Parkinson’s.
Denial. Deny that you cannot fully recover and be cured.
The Journey. The journey is life. Be alive and live your life to its fullest, despite Parkinson’s, and you will navigate yourself to your full recovery.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,



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8 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and acceptance…and denial…and recovery

  1. Karen and Don in Texas says:

    Thanks, Howard,

    I have been accepting any symptoms and tremors as the body’s way of fighting…the electrical impulses fighting through to it’s normal path wherever it is blocked. Therefore, I just sit there (hold still) and tell my body to fight on until it breaks through the normal electrical path, I tell my body to fight on, I tell my body to heal itself, and instead of being stressed over it, I patiently wait for it to pass. This way, it passes on its own. I notice that the next episode is a bit less intense.

    All of God’s blessings be upon everyone. xoxo

  2. Lisa Murphey says:

    I accept that I have PD and I accept that I am capable of recovery! Thank you, Howard for the encouragement. I needed that reminder today.

  3. Veronica Urquhart says:

    Thank you Howard. I find when symptoms occur if I don’t try to fight them and instead just pause and refocus I get through them easier. Slowing down is the most positive thing I find because our adrenaline mind gets in our way and I have to stay aware of my thinking. I believe our bodies hear every thought we have and respond accordingly. Love to everyone..

    Veronica 🌱🌺

    • Marie says:

      Hi, Veronica.
      You say this so
      Beautifully and simply: “I believe our bodies hear every thought we have and respond accordingly.”
      I believe it is quite possible that you can follow that sentence…and all of its implications… to your full recovery, applying it to the Recipe for Recovery and to every part of your life.
      Best wishes to you!

  4. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi guys, I agree with Karen and Veronica, when I relax into the tremors, they pass easier. My latest “fun” is most mornings I have what I call mind tremors. They start when I wake and literally come in waves. Each lasts about 30 seconds then goes. When they start, legs, arms, everything shakes violently. Like Karen says, I just say to my body and soul, you know what you’re doing, on you go!
    Hope all warriors are staying strong! Big love to Howard and you all.
    Karen xx

  5. Tery and Werni says:

    Our hero Howard👍💐!
    Thank you for your support, you help us not to give up. We appreciate your love, compassion as well as your time you spend to prepare the excellent advices for us!!! You exactly know best what we need most on our way to recovery!!🌸

  6. Marie says:

    I accept that doing the Recipe for Recovery, I recovered!
    I accept that the journey through Parkinson’s was an important and essential part of my personal evolution. I accept that though I would not have chosen it, the experience, taken as a whole, was tremendously valuable and empowering.
    I accept responsibility for my health and well-being on every level.
    I accept that there are things about my recovery that are beyond my comprehension.
    I accept that I am worth it.

  7. Cynthia (from England) says:

    I like that Marie, thank you x

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