Fighting Parkinson’s, and 2023…the year of change!

Happy New Year, 2023!!! As we wound down 2022, a year of many challenges, we closed that door to the past. It is January 1, 2023, and the sun is rising to awaken us to 2023 and 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: 2023…the year of change!

What do I mean by change? Doing something differently, making subtle adjustments to what one is doing, and acknowledging that whatever you were doing when you got Parkinson’s will need to be changed at some level for you to get out of Parkinson’s.

The comment section has been made available again. I welcome each and every one of you who wishes to share as a comment specifying what change you intend to make in your recovery journey this year to post such a comment.

As the year progresses, I will continue to work on this theme of change. As I have discussed in the past, I saw Parkinson’s as a symptom that my life had gotten out of balance physically, mentally, and spiritually. So, I needed to change back to my authentic self in what I was doing, what I was thinking, and how I was feeling.

This was not easy because I had become accustomed to the me I had become, the out-of-balance me. However, the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® was my road map to bring balance back into my life, and I have been fully recovered from Parkinson’s for 12.5 years.

Let’s begin slow and easy:

“Today is January 1, 2023. It is a new year, and I am grateful for the continuing opportunity to have my life and head toward my Parkinson’s recovery. Today is the day I make a commitment to myself to change to a healthier me!”

Happy New Year! 2023…the year of change!!

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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19 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and 2023…the year of change!

  1. Rick says:

    Thanks Howard , let 2023 be the year for many of us to be Symptom-free. Let’s keep fighting. l won’t stop until I’m fully recovered, how ever long it takes 😀😀😀

  2. Cicily C says:

    Hi Howard–it’s like you read my mind! I was just thinking that I could use a little Parkinson’s motivation on this first day of the new year, and so I was about to read some of your old blog posts for inspiration when your email popped up in my inbox! You don’t know me, but I have been following you for several years, and I have recommended your writings to a number of others with PD. Happy New Year to you!

  3. Maree in Melbourne says:

    An excellent advice once again dear Howard.
    I shall endeavour to take steps to throw negative garbage out every day
    I shall breathe and smile and live a fearless life
    Take a minute each day to think of this New Me from down under
    My thanks and love to all

  4. Val H says:

    Happy New Year, Howard. Lovely to talk to you and the warriors on the blog again.
    I’ve been doing some reading lately about self-love for self-healing and I now have a clearer understanding of how I thought my way into Parkinson’s, and of how I can think my way out of it again. You’ve regularly given us affirmations to chant and, this year, I’ve decided to treat myself like a toddler and promote and encourage myself every step of the way.

  5. Kate W. says:

    Happy New Year Howard! I plan on on replacing fear with love and gratitude this year.

  6. Mary says:

    Happy New Year Howard & Everyone. I plan to be POSITIVE. Thank you for the hope you give us. After 4 years I am still drug free.

  7. Karen In Ireland says:

    Hi Howard,
    Lovely to have the comments back. Happy New Year to you and your family.
    My commitment to this year of change is as follows:-
    I have made a decision. I am divorcing old man parky in 2023. I don’t know what I saw in him in the first place. He’s too old for me, he has never been any fun. He is mind controlling, stops me going out and doesn’t like anyone coming to see me, even family. When I get upset, he shakes me like a rag doll. Don’t get me started about how he won’t let me turn left or right in bed, or even move my pillows.
    I have given him over ten years and counting to when he first got a hold of me. So I truly believe that it is time for us to go our separate ways, FOREVER  as I never want to see him again, ever. Time for my freedom. 😇 God is with me all the way in this decision. 💕😁
    Happy New Year to all Howard’s warriors in this, our year of change.
    Much Love,
    Karen xx 💕

  8. Betty A says:

    Hello Howard
    I intend to read your book again and also to develop an
    a relationship with my God. This is the year I’m going to defeat Parkinson’s!

  9. Margaret says:

    Hi Howard, Sally and fellow warriors – Happy New Year to everyone. It’s so nice to see everyone energized and positively working to loose old Parkee- its invigorating.
    I too am going to continue bringing joy and happiness back into my life, work on me and listen to what my body is telling me
    Love and blessings,

  10. Lynn O says:

    Happy New Year All!
    I have been thinking a lot about CHANGE the last couple of days. Howard, not only have you declared this the year of change, but my daily devotional readings have talked a lot about change…have a teachable spirit, eager to be changed; commit to a life with continual newness; do not cling to old ways as you step into the new year, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. RENEW. TRANSFORM. CHANGE. That’s what I’m embracing this year. I’ve been doing the Recipe for almost a year and I’ve realized the changes I need to make: I need to establish a morning routine that is focused, unhurried and without interruption; renewal of the mind and spirit is just as important as the body.
    I need to renew my spirit by learning to let go of self doubt, anxiety and fear and replace it with love, joy, compassion and gratitude. I need to renew my mind by being part of a support community. For the last year, I have periodically read the comments in this blog, but rarely commented myself. I’m realizing how important connection is, especially with people who are experiencing the same. I’m also realizing the importance of journaling. It helps you in reevaluating and setting goals. So with all that being said, I will commit and forge ahead with faith in my recovery. As Val said, “I DO NOT INTEND TO GO ANOTHER YEAR WITHOUT RECOVERY”. 💕

  11. Roger W says:

    Happy New Year All!

    My commitment to change is to make sure I replace ‘recipe blockers’ with ‘recipe strengtheners’. For example: Instead of letting flu or pneumonia symptoms keep me from doing the whole Recipe — I concentrate on the mental and spiritual aspects of the Recipe.

    Happy “Year of Change,” everyone!

  12. Marie says:

    Happy New Year!
    The change I am making this year is to become more aware of subtle resistance to what is and to let go, accepting everything.
    Saying “okay, this belongs” to everything in life.

    (Though I have recovered from Parkinson’s, I still have plenty of work to do in the area of acceptance.)

    With love and gratitude and best wishes for you all,

  13. Jim K. says:

    Hello All
    This is my first post. I have been reading the book and I am metabolizing the recipe.
    I was diagnosed with P in 5/19 (but developed it a year or two before that…perhaps even longer since my sense of smell had been fading for perhaps 10 years and is virtually nil now.) One powerful part of my recipe is KNOWING that others have recovered from P. You that have give me GREAT hope and knowledge that I TOO can recover. And I will!
    Thank you

  14. SN says:

    Happy New Year, everyone!

    Special greetings to Howard as he continues to guide and inspire each one of us on our path to speedy recovery!

    God Bless!

  15. Hugh F says:

    Thanks for the post Howard. My change for 2023 is to be a nicer person and try to smile more.

  16. Dora says:

    Thank you Howard for all your work trying to help us heal but as you said it has to come from us. Yes, I am trying my best and need to incorporate more of your recipe in my daily routine. Happy new year to you and your family!

  17. Anni says:

    I am Roberts wife, Anni. Robert was diagnosed in 2010 and has had a deep brain stimulator in both sides of his brain for seven years. Yes, it has been a difficult journey, but reading Howard’s recipe has been a tremendous gift! How inspiring to finally understand how adrenaline mode will be taking a back seat while dopamine production is being stimulated to life. We are excited about joining your blog as we begin our journey to healing.

    Thank you, Roger, for your post helping us think about “recipe strengtheners.” It has helped us feel so much better about missing a day. Robert and I enjoy doing the recipe together. We’ve added more prayer and singing. It has been a wonderful experience for both of us. We’ve already seen positive changes in just a few days, especially in our attitudes. Yes, this is the year of change!

  18. Steven G says:

    These comments are valuable as I struggle with doing full exercise daily, I get interrupted.
    I know another guide is supporting me. No other program like this. Faith needs to increase, I get some from the site. God bless.

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