Fighting Parkinson’s, and 2020…the year of gratitude continues

For me, today is a blessed day filled with gratitude, acceptance, and surrender. It is the day I woke up ten years ago, Parkinson’s gone, life back in balance…cured.

In my recovery, I learned a lot about gratitude, acceptance, and surrender. I became completely grateful for my life, even one that temporarily had a body with Parkinson’s symptoms. My soul was untouched by Parkinson’s, and I was grateful that I, my soul, was in a human body.

I learned to accept whatever was happening as necessary in my life and my recovery. And, I learned to surrender that I was not owed an explanation as to why the things were happening in my life…”Okay. Apparently this is supposed to be happening or it would not be happening.”

Ten years after my final surrender and awakening, cured of Parkinson’s, I live my life following these lessons.

This is why Parkinson’s does not come back after one is cured doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Once you learn the lessons and have your recovery, your attitude and behavior reflect the “lessons learned” and you never have to learn them again. Faith, attitude, action, and progress filled with gratitude, acceptance and surrender!!! It is the “life back in balance” formula that brings you to your full recovery.

Full acceptance and surrender of what is going on in life looks like this for me: “Okay! Apparently, I was supposed to get Parkinson’s, so I could cure myself, so I could find my purpose, so I could serve all of you.” Today is a day of abundant gratitude! I am blessed!

I am grateful to all of you for your hard work and dedication in taking the path less traveled and knowing that you can recover from Parkinson’s. I am grateful to all of you for helping me fulfill my purpose.

I am grateful for my children, Steven, Genevieve, and Victoria. You have grown into loving, caring, beautiful adults. You make Mom and me proud everyday. I could not have done it without your love and support in helping me around the house and not giving up on your dad. Thank you. I love you.

And, I am grateful for Sally, the love of my life…what a journey it has been and continues to be. Thank you for holding me for over three decades and never letting go. Thank you for holding me extra hard when I had Parkinson’s. Thank you for holding my hand as we took our most recent of leap of faith, leaping 3,000 miles from Florida to Oregon four years ago…what a glorious journey. How wonderful it has been since we moved. Thank you for creating sallyseverydaykitchen on Instagram to share your wonderful culinary creations to help people with Parkinson’s eat healthier meals. I love you!

Yes, today I am ten years cured of Parkinson’s. I am grateful, I am grateful, I am grateful!

You can do this too!

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


Note: Don’t forget, I am providing a special offer of a discounted cost for Parkinson’s Coaching if you sign up by the end of June. This discount also is available to all who I am coaching when you sign up for your next cycle of coaching.  Click here to learn more about Parkinson’s Coaching, including how to sign up for the Parkinson’s Coaching Package with the special offer.

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29 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and 2020…the year of gratitude continues

  1. Sharon says:

    Dear Howard, your example is so powerful and helpful.
    Congratulations on 10 years symptom free!!!
    I get so caught up at times in how to “fix” a symptom that I forget about acceptance and that whatever is going on may be necessary in my recovery. Thank you for this reminder.
    Love to all,
    Sharon in North Carolina

  2. Paul says:

    This is so wonderful
    Just to share I awoke at 3:33 am with the words “ I am not a victim “ and I started to laugh
    I have recognized that I have felt like I was a victim and not worthy of a full recovery
    No more I have had enough
    Thank you Howard and fellow warriors on the way

  3. Anne says:

    Dear Howard,
    Yes yes yes to life and what comes to me. Just what I needed to hear today! Lovely post.
    Love to you and to all of us.
    Anne, Portland, Oregon

  4. Ken says:

    Congratulations Howard on being ten years symptom free.
    Thank You for blazing the path for the rest of us to follow.

  5. Dave M says:

    Congratulations Howard. Thanks for your coaching and inspiration.


  6. Robert says:

    Congrats Howard! You are truly an inspiration. I appreciate everything you have done for me and others.

    I look forward to celebrating my own recovery one day and I know it will happen!

  7. Susana L. says:

    Dear Howard,
    So grateful to you for your generosity, inspiration, and positive vision.
    Thank you to you and Sally.
    Love and Light,
    Susana L.

  8. Joan Williams says:

    My son was diagnosed a year ago – he was 41. We read your book and I found so much hope in it. I continue to hope that he will embrace The Recipe. Meanwhile, I enjoy your blog so much. It is always uplifting and filled with a good message for all of us.

  9. Petra says:

    It’s quite a journey, challenge to keep looking this way when obstacles are on the road. Keeping on with giving the negative thoughts away, not to digest them, they’re too bitter in taste. But bitter in vegetables are just healthy, not bitter thoughts. 🌺🌺🌺

  10. Pamela says:

    Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉 Howard! And thank you for your dedication to sharing your knowledge with the rest of us. Thank you Sally for your contribution and support. You are a great role model as well. Here’s to one day at a time doing the best we can on our Recipe and surrendering to God our fear and doubt. I have faith that I will be celebrating 🥳 as well as I have complete recovery. For today I will accept what is happening, trusting that what is happening is for my good and part of the recovery process. It’s not always easy to do, but with your support, it can be done. Pamela

  11. Dustin Anderson says:

    Well done Howard.

    I turned a page yesterday for myself when I realized I don’t have to struggle and work so hard in my life anymore. This was baggage that I’ve carried of my mother’s for 45 years and I feel that I am much closer to being free now.

    This blog was a perfect reminder for me today. Thank you.

    Nanaimo BC

  12. Jan - UK says:

    Thank you Howard for your continued efforts to support us on our roads to recovery – we are blessed to have found you – I am grateful – love to you and all fellow travellers – Jan UK

  13. Waseema says:

    Congratulations Howard. So happy for you. Love and blessings to you and Sally

  14. Bailey says:

    Thank you Howard, for traveling the hero’s journey and returning to share your success that we may complete our own journey to healing. Much love and appreciation to you and Sally on this day and every day!

  15. Margaret says:

    Wow!!!! Congratulations Howard!!!! and what a journey!
    I can feel the Gratitude leaping off the page it is contagious!
    Thank you for the amazing way you are paying forward the gift of recovery everyday.
    WE are forever grateful!!!
    Here’s to the next 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10……………………………

  16. Jeff A says:

    Thanks Howard, I am grateful that you gave all of us the recipe and your story. Congrats on your recovery and I look forward to mine someday.

  17. Tery and Werni says:

    Congratulation, dear Howard, what a wonderful day!! We thank you both, dear Sally and Howard, you are supporting such a lot of thankful people. We are happy to have you met here! Have a wonderful day🍷!

  18. Marie says:

    Congratulations Howard!
    Your recovery is a gift to us all!
    Thank you so much for choosing to share your journey with all of us here.
    Your recovery gave us …and gives us..hope.
    I am always amazed when I think of your remarkable courage; you didn’t have Someone else to follow like I did, and like everyone here does. You followed yourself, your own internal sense of what would heal you.
    I am so grateful that I didn’t have to rely on myself to find a path to recovery. My gratitude as I read your post is overwhelming because I know I wouldn’t have had the courage and the knowledge that you had. I wouldn’t have had the faith and the bravery to say, “My doctor says it is an incurable disease but I’ll just figure out how to cure myself.” On my own, I think I’d have succumbed to fear. But I didn’t have to overcomes my fear alone and find the path myself. You were there, right there on the Internet with your videos, extending your hand out to me and saying “Come on, Marie. You can do this.” Until I found more of my own strength I borrowed yours.
    I could trust you and follow where you had gone because your sincerity and true desire to help others was always shining through you.
    Thank you for coming back for all of us.
    Thank you from the deepest part of my heart and soul.
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  19. Helen Gill says:

    Thank you Howard for your humility, love and kindness. Congratulations on your wonderful journey of recovery and teaching. Blessings to you and every one hugs 🤗 Helen

  20. Carol says:

    Dear Howard,
    You are on my heart today and in my mind. I can only imagine the joy you must feel today and everyday having been symptom free for a decade!
    I believe you when you say we have it in us to heal ourselves. Thanks for your inspiration and leading by example.

  21. Melanie S says:

    Filled with gratitude to you and Sally. Thank you for showing us the way! We can do it!

  22. Karen says:

    Yea Howard. Mazol tov! Life is so beautiful. I am glad I have you a part if it.

    Love from Chauncey Street, Wisconsin


  23. Chuck in Ky says:

    Congratulations Howard! I appreciate all you do for us! You’re awesome!

    Blessings to all

  24. Chris Meyer says:

    Congrats on the anniversary of your recovery, Howard.

    Of course there is yet another great reason why the Parkinson’s does not come back after full recovery. Life is just so much more pleasant without all that self inflicted suffering and turmoil!

    As Elwood P. Dowd says in the great play/movie, Harvey, “My mother once told me, ‘Elwood, in this life you can be either oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ I prefer pleasant…”

    Drooling in anticipation of full recovery,


  25. Ola Stasiak - Brough says:

    Congratulations my Dear Howard!!

    Thank you for paving the road of recovery for us and thank you for your loving support! My heart if full of gratitude for you and your family!

    I would like to say it loudly …. I am accepting, surrendering and I am grateful for my symptoms. My symptoms are my gifts of change leading me to a humble and peaceful life! I am grateful!

    Love to all fellow travelers.


  26. Mayank Patel, Greenville,SC says:

    CONGRATULATIONS, with much love, Howard.
    God bless you with such many more decades and serve our community.
    You are much more than God for our community warriors or I should say, “like a living GOD.”
    With full faith, I am telling the truth, because your each and every Word carries that Power, as I experience it.
    Your teachings about ACCEPTANCE, SURRENDER, GRATITUDE….are of Ultimate
    life philosophy/spirituality, recovery from Parkinson is the byproduct, I believe.
    And even in Parkinson’s body, I feel it like blessings.
    I have started living LIFE, up till now even pre-Parkinson also it was simply living like
    almost of all without LIFE.

    With LOVE

  27. Veronica Urquhart says:

    Today I give thanks and gratitude for your continued belief in yourself and all of us Howard. Your are the true example of love and compassion that I have ever known. I can see why God’s light shines down on you. You are truly worthy of His grace.

    Love and blessings

  28. Howard says:

    Hi All,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am grateful for these wishes of congratulations as well as the off-line congratulations I have received.

    We are a wonderful community, and each of us helps elevate the energy and recovery of the rest. Thank you!

    Life is a glorious journey! I am happy to be here with all of you!!

    With love, blessings, and gratitude,

  29. Rosa says:

    Happy 10 year Anniversary, Howard.

    Thank you for dreaming big, for the courage and fighting spirit to challenge western medicine, proving them wrong and developing a technique never attempted before. You have been instrumental in exploring/pioneering a monumental achievement, all by yourself.

    It must have taken a lot of courage, during the weakest time in your life, to tackle with confidence and determination such complex issue.

    Mathew 19:26…
    “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

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