Fighting Parkinson’s, and the final day of the 30-day challenge 2020

As we enter the final day of my November to Remember, No Excuses November, 30-day challenge 2020, I am happy to have heard that many of you had very positive experiences, including when seeing family and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday, whether in person or on video conferences. This is quite wonderful. So, you wonder, what’s next?

To read “what’s next,” you will have to come back to this website and blog tomorrow. Do not ask yourself “what’s next?” Ask yourself, “what’s now?” You see, there is still today, one more day to finish the challenge. You made a commitment to do the scaled-down version of the Recipe for 30 days, and today is day 30.

What’s next is some future that does not exist in the present. What’s next is worrying about Christmas and New Year’s and who you think you will see and who you think will judge you and whatever else you mind is telling you that pulls you away from the present moment in fear of what’s next.

What’s next is your Adrenaline-mode mind fearfully pulling you away from “what’s now,” in this moment, as if what you are doing now lacks significance. What you need to realize is that what is important in your life and your recovery is “what you are doing NOW!” What you are doing right now is what is real and genuine in your life RIGHT NOW!!!

If what you are doing now is the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, then what you are doing now is curing yourself from Parkinson’s Disease. That’s right. The Recipe is a cure for Parkinson’s. So, if you are doing the Recipe, you are being your own cure for Parkinson’s right now. Good for you!

If what you are doing now is still thinking about whether or not to accept the 30-day challenge issued 29 days ago, then what you are doing now is thinking instead of doing. What you are doing now is engaging in the same Adrenaline-mode mind thinking and over-thinking that assisted your Parkinson’s symptoms in coming to the surface as diagnosable symptoms in the first place…ultimately, this leads to you getting worse.

However, one of the beautiful things about life is that you can decide to make a different choice at any given moment. Any given person at any given moment can say, “I now choose to make a different choice. I now choose to cure myself from Parkinson’s Disease!”

Why not be that given person? Why not make that day today? Why not say, “I accept the challenge. Today, I choose to accept the challenge to do the scaled-down version of the Recipe for one day. That’s right, one day! I am making a commitment to myself to do the scaled-down version of the Recipe today!!!”

Make the commitment to cure yourself from Parkinson’s!

Okay, everybody, put big smiles on your faces and chant together so the whole world can hear:

“Parkinson’s is curable.
I am my own Parkinson’s cure.
I am slowing, halting, and reversing the progression of my Parkinson’s.
I am extraordinary.
I am recovery.
I am doing great!


And, what about tomorrow? We’ll talk about that tomorrow. See you then.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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6 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and the final day of the 30-day challenge 2020

  1. Roger W says:

    Changing “what’s next?” to “What’s now?” I love that!

  2. Corazon Salvador says:

    Hi Howard, what a brilliant idea thank you.

  3. Margaret says:

    Hi Howard,
    The November challenge was a huge success for me, it really helped me focus on what is important for my recovery and I feel the difference. The body I was in Nov 1 is not the same body I am in today it is freer, happier, kinder and more loving to myself and consequently the world around me. I am keeping the momentum going! So what’s next for me is Dec 31-day challenge!!! So instead of racing to the mall, I’ll be at home enjoying the spirit of the season and doing the recipe. I can’t think of a better gift for my family and I!!
    Thank you for all the encouragement and motivation!

  4. Laurie says:

    I have enjoyed doing the 30 day challenge. I just received your book and loved it, so much of what you said is true for me!! I will continue on doing the recipe and working on myself!
    I hope to connect with you soon!

    Thank you for putting out this 30 day challenge, it has given me much needed hope and faith!!

  5. Ola Stasiak-Brough says:

    Hello Howard and my fellow travelers – I am so proud of myself for saying yes to the November challenge.

    It wasn’t always easy to make my qigong scaled-down version a priority of the day. Nevertheless, before my head hit my pillow I always managed, for that I am very grateful and pleased with myself. The two days out of 30 I did not manage because my body was refusing to cooperate, rather then criticize myself (the old me) I was full of understanding, kindness and compassion towards myself. So it worked! I am grateful!

    Much love to all,


  6. Julie says:

    Thankyou Howard, for always being present. Your reaching out is special, and while I’m too busy, sick, exhausted right now, one day soon I will restart the recipe 💜

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