Fighting Parkinson’s, and giving gratitude…for your ability to recover

2020…the year of gratitude: gratitude to Parkinson’s, gratitude to yourself, and gratitude to others. Each day that you wake up and do something positive in your life and your recovery, give gratitude for your ability to recover.

My view of Parkinson’s is that it is progressively degenerative if you are doing nothing about it (how we all ended up at the neurologist), and if you are following the Western Medicine treatment plan only (they tell you that you only will get worse). So, if you are doing nothing or are following the Western Medicine treatment plan only, you are not heading toward a recovery.

If you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, whether you are taking medications or not, you are getting better every day. Sometimes that means “facing” the symptoms that were suppressed on the way to getting the disease, the things that were ignored. When you are doing the Recipe, unearthing these issues, and generating good new energy, whatever the symptoms are doing is simply a sign of getting better. So, if you are doing the Recipe, you are heading toward your recovery every day.

As you can see, by doing the Recipe, you are doing something that negates the “doing nothing” you were doing when you ended up at the neurologist. And, even if you are taking medications, if you are doing the Recipe, you are doing something beneficial in addition to the Western medicine treatment plan, and that negates doing “the Western Medicine treatment plan only.”

Everything in the Recipe is designed for recovery, so if you are doing it, you are on your path to recovery. Click here for a reminder of the recovery signs you can see along the journey to your full recovery.

There is no reason to be afraid of your symptoms and no reason to be afraid of Parkinson’s.

Suppose on the first day of the season, you are sitting in the locker room and the coach handed everybody on the team a playbook and then said if they followed the playbook exactly like it was written they would not win a single game. What would happen? Everybody on the team would lose hope of winning a single game, and in the end, they would not win a single game. That is the Western Medicine playbook.

Now suppose on the first day of the season, you are sitting in the locker room and the coaching handed everybody on the team the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® playbook and then said that it was the winning playbook, the one that leads to recovery. What would happen? The locker room would be filled with joy, the dopamine would flow, and everybody on the team, filled with renewed hope and faith, would start the season knowing that it was going to be a winning season heading to recovery.

Please understand this fact…if you are doing the Recipe, you are recovering each and every day. Give gratitude for the ability to recover.

Western Medicine focuses on disease management. We are focused on disease eradication! The Recipe playbook chips away at Parkinson’s, eliminates the causes, and the result is recovery.

As you can see, if you are doing the Recipe, the soul, mind, and body recovery of the Recipe, you have nothing to fear about your symptoms and nothing to fear about your Parkinson’s. You are having your recovery.

You can do this!!!

Is Parkinson’s Curable? Yes!

They say incurable. We say, “YES, IN CURABLE!”
They say impossible. We say, “YES, I’M POSSIBLE!”

Okay! Let’s all grab onto the winning playbook, the Recipe, and chant together for the whole world to hear:

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

I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE ABILITY TO RECOVER!!!

I AM WORTH IT!!!”

Yes, you are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and giving gratitude…to others

Okay, this year, 2020, the year of gratitude, started with giving gratitude to the Parkinson’s followed by giving gratitude to yourself. Now it is time to give gratitude to others.

When your family, friends, or helpers are helping you, it serves them too. They feel love and compassion for you and they feel the joy of being able to assist you because you are their loved one or friend and you need their help. It is no different than how each and every one of you would act if the roles were switched. Accept that you are worthy and deserving of their assistance and give gratitude to them.

Many people have explained to me that they simply cannot accept the assistance without feeling worse about themselves. Mostly it was because they were used to doing for others, and with the Parkinson’s they felt they had nothing to offer others (especially nothing to offer in return to those who were assisting them), so the assistance just made them feel worse about themselves.

I have explained to them that I suffered in the same way. At one point early in my Parkinson’s recovery, Sally and I had a conversation regarding this topic. She sat me down and asked if she had said or done anything that made me feel like it bothered her to be assisting me with certain things around the house.

I told her of course not and that I was quite grateful for the things she and our children were doing to assist me. She then pointed out to me something that I had been doing but was completely unaware. Sally told me that when she or our children were assisting me with things around the house, I was apologizing to them that they had to help me.

She pointed out to me that they were assisting me because they loved me and that I needed to figure out whatever was my issue because I needed their assistance but I was making them feel badly when they helped me.

After a lot of soul-searching, I realized that I felt unworthy of their love. I was the one who was supposed to be doing for them and I was failing them. How unfair it was to them that I had Parkinson’s. I didn’t even like myself enough to feel compassion for myself about the Parkinson’s, but only to feel how unfair it was for them. I remember thinking, “This is not the life they signed up for, me with Parkinson’s.”

Sally is the wisest, most compassionate soul to have graced my life, so I heard her words and took them to heart. At first, it was quite difficult, but I responded to assistance from Sally and our children with “Thank you” or “Thank you. I love you” or “Thank you. I love you, too.” It was healing for all of us.

I have cried with quite a few people who are experiencing the same situation that I had experienced, and some have told me that their spouse or significant other has had a very similar conversation with them as the one Sally had with me.

When Sally and I discussed this topic after my recovery, she told me that she loved me so much and I was such a special person to her that it was very painful for her to see that I was struggling with even being able to like myself. As you all know, I eventually got all of this worked out and learned to love myself and to know that I am worthy.

On that note, I feel compelled to tell all of you one of the most important things you need to know about yourselves:

You are special just because you exist. That’s right. You need to accept this. You are special just because you exist. Your achievements, attainments, performance, and successes, they are icing on the cake. You are the cake, your heart and soul, perfectly baked just because you exist, uniquely you. And, a perfectly baked cake doesn’t need any icing at all. It is gloriously radiant all by itself.

“Thank you” says two things: “I am grateful for you” and “I am worthy of your assistance.”

When you accept this, then you can accept assistance graciously. It is time to accept assistance graciously and let anybody and everybody who is assisting you in any way know how grateful you are.

Look him or her in the eyes with an enormous smile and say the two most wonderful words you can say to them in that moment, “Thank you.”

YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and giving gratitude…to yourself

In my first post of the year last week, I announced 2020 as the year of gratitude. I spoke about giving gratitude to Parkinson’s as a way to open your heart, quiet your mind, and release fear. Gratitude helps your dopamine flow. Today, I want to discuss another type of gratitude. It is gratitude to yourself for all that you do for you.

Most of the time when you are giving gratitude or making gratitude lists, gratitude is being given for the wonderful things in life, for the people who you are happy are in your life, for the people who assist you in your life, for the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the oceans, etc. There are many people and things for which to be grateful.

Last week, I turned it on its head and said that to quiet your mind in the face of changing symptoms why not give gratitude to your Parkinson’s for providing you the opportunity to make all of the positive changes you have made in your life.

Today, I am going to shake it up a little more. How about giving gratitude to the hard working, courageous, beautiful soul missing from your gratitude practice and gratitude list: you. How about giving gratitude to you for all that you do for you.

Here is how giving gratitude to yourself for all that you do for you can be a very powerful tool in your Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® arsenal against Parkinson’s.

Your tremor increases.
Your mind says, “You are getting worse, always getting worse, you need to be afraid of the future.”
Your heart says, “I am grateful to myself for putting in the hard work of the Recipe. I am creating more energy and the result is temporarily having increased tremors. This is a sign of my recovery. I am grateful.”

You are feeling stiff.
Your mind says, “You are getting worse, always getting worse, you need to be afraid of the future.”
Your heart says, “I am grateful to myself for doing the Recipe and providing my body the tools and materials to heal itself. As the healing proceeds forward, I will have occasional times when I am feeling more stiff. This is a sign of my recovery. I am grateful.”

You are feeling critical of yourself.
Your mind says, “You cannot have a recovery because no matter how hard you try, your best is not good enough.”
Your heart says, “I am grateful to myself for doing the Recipe and gaining the understanding that my best is my best, and it is good enough. I am grateful that I sit zazen or perform other meditation to calm my mind. I am providing my mind the tools and materials to calm down and accept that I am doing my best, that “my best” will change from day to day, and that I am okay with what is occurring. I am grateful for the opportunity to calm my mind and learn that my best is, in fact, good enough. This is a sign of my recovery. I am grateful.”

You are not loving yourself.
Your mind says, “It is wrong to love yourself, plus you cannot be forgiven for whatever you think you did incorrectly in life.”
Your heart says, “I am grateful to myself for doing the Recipe and learning to love and accept myself unconditionally. The Recipe is providing my spirit the tools and materials to assist me in seeing myself for the radiant soul that I am. I feel love, joy, and acceptance, and these open my dopamine faucet so my dopamine can flow at full capacity. This is a sign of my recovery. I am grateful.”

These are suggestions for all of you. Please use them as a guide to assist you in expressing gratitude to your yourself. I know this gratitude practice works. In case you have any doubts about it working, here is an excerpt from a comment posted by Marie 10 days after her full recovery:

“Because it is such a powerful component in my own recovery, I offer this:
Fully acknowledge yourself and give yourself credit for what you are doing. Love yourself for how truly brave you are and how dedicated you are to healing yourself. Thank yourself for this precious gift you are giving yourself. Sit in that feeling and give your brain a lovely dopamine bath.

Our gracious guide, Howard, always tells us that we are doing it for ourselves, and still, I think we tend to praise everyone else for the inspiration they are providing. Be grateful to yourself, too, for having that opening that let the inspiration move you.

For me, this has been a good tool, and I hope it may be useful. I found it very hard to do, at first. Kind of embarrassing. And actually, it is even a little hard to write about now.
“What? She sits around loving herself????”
I’ll tell you, I do, every chance I get.”

Thank you, my dear friend, Marie, for continuing to inspire us even now, eight years after you cured yourself from Parkinson’s. I am grateful!

Okay everybody, now it is up to you. Gather a big feeling of gratitude and give it to yourself.

I know you can do this.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

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

Happy New Year, 2020!!! As we wound down 2019 chanting our affirmations together, the sun began to rise and awaken us to 2020 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: 2020…the year of gratitude!

As you know, the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® is a soul, mind, and body recovery protocol. I do not feel that the soul is touched by Parkinson’s. However, I feel that the soul is negatively impacted by how people feel about themselves and their situation. The soul is covered up by the toxicity of Parkinson’s in how it impacts the mind and the body.

Gratitude helps you open your heart, soothe your soul, and release your dopamine. That is right…gratitude helps you open your heart, soothe your soul, and release your dopamine. First you heal your soul, and your mind and body will follow.

Okay! Are you ready to kick off 2020 with gratitude? Are you ready to defeat Parkinson’s and open your hearts and soothe your souls to your cure? Okay! I thought so. Let’s do things differently and start off 2020 turning this whole thing on its head by being grateful for Parkinson’s.

What????? Has Howard lost his mind????? Yes, I lost my over-thinking, Adrenaline-driven mind nine and half years ago as I opened my heart and soothed my soul with gratitude. I then received my cure. So, jump in with me and let’s do this together.

If you want a different result with your Parkinson’s cure than you have seen in the past, then you need to think and feel differently about what is occurring as you are doing the Recipe.

Here is one of the most frequent questions I am asked: “How am I supposed to not worry about the future when these Parkinson’s symptoms are in the forefront of my life all the time and sometimes they are increased symptoms?”

Have you ever considered giving gratitude to the Parkinson’s? If you are going to be thinking about Parkinson’s all day long, why not change the conversation with gratitude and use the Parkinson’s against itself to release your dopamine.

When your tremors increase, instead of fearing that this means something bad in the future, say, “Thank you Parkinson’s for teaching me that increased tremors means that I am increasing my internal energy as I move closer to my recovery.”
When your stiffness increases, instead of having frustration or fear, say, “Thank you Parkinson’s for forcing me to learn that sometimes when my energy shifts in my body, I will have increased stiffness.”
When you get stuck walking, instead of fearing the worst, say, “Thank you Parkinson’s for showing me that if I am calm and encouraging to myself, I can ease into taking another step.”
When you are feeling more pain, instead of being upset, anxious or fearful, say, “Thank you Parkinson’s for showing me that my brain is talking to my nerve endings because if it was not connected well, I would not be experiencing pain.”

This is a list that continues to grow as each of you is an individual who is having Parkinson’s symptoms exhibit themselves to you in a way that is personal to you. The idea is that if you are giving gratitude to Parkinson’s each time a symptoms increases, it opens your heart, soothes your soul, and releases your dopamine, and you calm your mind so you are not engaged in worry and fear of the future.

Here are some additional general gratitude statements for your Parkinson’s:

Thank you Parkinson’s for slowing me down so I can have a chance to get out of adrenaline mode.
I am grateful to you Parkinson’s for teaching me that I needed to eat healthier foods.
I am grateful to you Parkinson’s for helping me get my priorities in life back in order.
Thank you Parkinson’s for forcing me to learn Medical Qigong and the Recipe exercises so I can heal my organs.
Thank you Parkinson’s for showing that I needed to learn how to meditate to calm my over-thinking mind.
I am grateful to you Parkinson’s for making me so physically miserable that you have forced me to spend more time talking to my Higher Power.
Thank you Parkinson’s for teaching me how out of balance I had become, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Thank you Parkinson’s for forcing me to learn acceptance and surrender.
Thank you Parkinson’s for teaching me to be grateful for the assistance others are providing me.
I am grateful to you Parkinson’s for showing me that I needed to give up my old rights of to be angry, frustrated, resentful, worrisome, fearful, stressful, anxious, unforgiving, critical, and self-critical.
I am grateful to you Parkinson’s for teaching me that I was entitled to have my new rights of joy, happiness, fearlessness, compassion, contentment, love, acceptance, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Thank you Parkinson’s for leading me down the path least traveled where I have the opportunity to learn to love myself, accept myself for the special person who I am, and to cure myself from a disease most others incorrectly think is incurable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

To each and every one of you, thank you. I am grateful you are here on this blog and that we all are traveling down the path to your cures together, hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder, tears in our eyes, and smiles on our faces. Let’s be grateful for our lives together.

YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

2020…the year of gratitude!

I am grateful for all of you!

Happy New Year 2020!

All my best,

Howard

Note: I usually post new blog posts on Friday. This first post of the year is so important that I want you to read it and feel it again and again. I will post my next bog post on Friday, January 10, 2020.

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and looking toward 2020, final part

Tomorrow, 2020 will be upon us, and I am happy to see how many of you have communicated to me how much you are looking forward to 2020 as a year of continuing recovery all the way to being cured of Parkinson’s. Please remember as you look toward 2020, there is one more recovery day available in 2019!

Although I advocate staying in the moment, I will divert a little here. Think about this: How good will it feel when you say, “I used to have Parkinson’s” or “When I had Parkinson’s.” That’s the attitude needed to fight Parkinson’s. Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Cure. You are worth it!

As we near the end of 2019, think about this today:
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s symptoms, you are going to live your life.
What if you decide that instead of thinking about the Recipe, you are going to do the Recipe.
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s disease, you are going to live Parkinson’s recovery by living your life in the best possible manner as if you already are cured.
What if you decide that you are leaving a part of the “old Parkinson’s you” in 2019, so it will no longer be with you as you become the “new curing-yourself you” in 2020.
And, what if you decide that you will be looking at Parkinson’s with this new view: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s!”

Let’s do this together. Today, all day, until the end of 2019, repeat:

“1. I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is nothing more than a symptom. It is a symptom that my life got out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

2. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. As a result of doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, I am bringing my physical body back into balance, I am bringing my mind back into balance, and I am bringing my spirit back into balance. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

3. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. I say “Okay” as my way of accepting that my cure is real. I say “Okay” as my way of accepting that my fear is actually False Evidence Appearing Real, nothing more than a thought created by my mind about some future event that may or may not take place. I say “Okay” as my way of accepting that my faith is real. Okay. Okay. Okay. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

4. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. As 2019 becomes a memory, I am letting go of anger, frustration, resentment, stress, anxiety, worry, fear, and FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). As I begin to see 2020 on the horizon, I feel excitement blossoming inside me, filling me with happiness, joy, gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, contentment, and love…and my FULL RECOVERY CURE! I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

5. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. The tortoise is my cure. I am the tortoise. I am curing myself with each small advance I make in the moment. Just like the tortoise, I move slowly and steadily, and I realize that I cannot worry too much about the bumps in the road. Instead, I know that every step I take is recovery, in and of itself, and I settle in and enjoy the journey. In each step, I see love, joy, laughter, gratitude, fulfillment, compassion, and contentment. Oh, yes, and then the tortoise wins the race. Oh, yes, and then I win the race and receive my cure. Fear is so 2019. Faith is absolutely 2020! I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

Happy New Year 2020. I am grateful for all of you!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and looking toward 2020, part 4

In two more days, 2020 will be upon us, and I am happy to see how many of you have communicated to me how much you are looking forward to 2020 as a year of continuing recovery all the way to being cured of Parkinson’s. Please remember as you look toward 2020, there are two more recovery days available in 2019!

Although I advocate staying in the moment, I will divert a little here. Think about this: How good will it feel when you say, “I used to have Parkinson’s” or “When I had Parkinson’s.” That’s the attitude needed to fight Parkinson’s. Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Cure. You are worth it!

As we near the end of 2019, think about this today and on each of the next two days:
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s symptoms, you are going to live your life.
What if you decide that instead of thinking about the Recipe, you are going to do the Recipe.
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s disease, you are going to live Parkinson’s recovery by living your life in the best possible manner as if you already are cured.
What if you decide that you are leaving a part of the “old Parkinson’s you” in 2019, so it will no longer be with you as you become the “new curing-yourself you” in 2020.
And, what if you decide that you will be looking at Parkinson’s with this new view: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s!”

Let’s do this together. Starting today, and until the end of 2019, repeat:

“I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is nothing more than a symptom. It is a symptom that my life got out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

2. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. As a result of doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, I am bringing my physical body back into balance, I am bringing my mind back into balance, and I am bringing my spirit back into balance. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

3. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. I say “Okay” as my way of accepting that my cure is real. I say “Okay” as my way of accepting that my fear is actually False Evidence Appearing Real, nothing more than a thought created by my mind about some future event that may or may not take place. I say “Okay” as my way of accepting that my faith is real. Okay. Okay. Okay. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

4. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. As 2019 becomes a memory, I am letting go of anger, frustration, resentment, stress, anxiety, worry, fear, and FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). As I begin to see 2020 on the horizon, I feel excitement blossoming inside me, filling me with happiness, joy, gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, contentment, and love…and my FULL RECOVERY CURE! I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and looking toward 2020, part 3

In three more days, 2020 will be upon us, and I am happy to see how many of you have communicated to me how much you are looking forward to 2020 as a year of continuing recovery all the way to being cured of Parkinson’s. Please remember as you look toward 2020, there are three more recovery days available in 2019!

Although I advocate staying in the moment, I will divert a little here. Think about this: How good will it feel when you say, “I used to have Parkinson’s” or “When I had Parkinson’s.” That’s the attitude needed to fight Parkinson’s. Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Cure. You are worth it!

As we near the end of 2019, think about this today and on each of the next three days:
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s symptoms, you are going to live your life.
What if you decide that instead of thinking about the Recipe, you are going to do the Recipe.
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s disease, you are going to live Parkinson’s recovery by living your life in the best possible manner as if you already are cured.
What if you decide that you are leaving a part of the “old Parkinson’s you” in 2019, so it will no longer be with you as you become the “new curing-yourself you” in 2020.
And, what if you decide that you will be looking at Parkinson’s with this new view: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s!”

Let’s do this together. Starting today, and until the end of 2019, repeat:

“I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is nothing more than a symptom. It is a symptom that my life got out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

2. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. As a result of doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, I am bringing my physical body back into balance, I am bringing my mind back into balance, and I am bringing my spirit back into balance. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

3. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. I say “Okay” as my way of accepting that my cure is real. I say “Okay” as my way of accepting that my fear is actually False Evidence Appearing Real, nothing more than a thought created by my mind about some future event that may or may not take place. I say “Okay” as my way of accepting that my faith is real. Okay. Okay. Okay. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and looking toward 2020, part 2

In four more days, 2020 will be upon us, and I am happy to see how many of you have communicated to me how much you are looking forward to 2020 as a year of continuing recovery all the way to being cured of Parkinson’s. Please remember as you look toward 2020, there are four more recovery days available in 2019!

Although I advocate staying in the moment, I will divert a little here. Think about this: How good will it feel when you say, “I used to have Parkinson’s” or “When I had Parkinson’s.” That’s the attitude needed to fight Parkinson’s. Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Cure. You are worth it!

As we near the end of 2019, think about this today and on each of the next four days:
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s symptoms, you are going to live your life.
What if you decide that instead of thinking about the Recipe, you are going to do the Recipe.
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s disease, you are going to live Parkinson’s recovery by living your life in the best possible manner as if you already are cured.
What if you decide that you are leaving a part of the “old Parkinson’s you” in 2019, so it will no longer be with you as you become the “new curing-yourself you” in 2020.
And, what if you decide that you will be looking at Parkinson’s with this new view: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s!”

Let’s do this together. Starting today, and until the end of 2019, repeat:

“I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is nothing more than a symptom. It is a symptom that my life got out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

2. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance. As a result of doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, I am bringing my physical body back into balance, I am bringing my mind back into balance, and I am bringing my spirit back into balance. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and looking toward 2020

In five more days, 2020 will be upon us, and I am happy to see how many of you have communicated to me how much you are looking forward to 2020 as a year of continuing recovery all the way to being cured of Parkinson’s. Please remember as you look toward 2020, there are five more recovery days available in 2019!

Although I advocate staying in the moment, I will divert a little here. Think about this: How good will it feel when you say, “I used to have Parkinson’s” or “When I had Parkinson’s.” That’s the attitude needed to fight Parkinson’s. Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Cure. You are worth it!

In 2009, as I neared the end of the year, I did not view 2010 as something that was going to be as spectacular as it turned out…cured of Parkinson’s on June 12, 2010. I knew I would be cured some day in the future, and I knew I needed to do the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® every day, but I had anticipated that it would take two or three years to reach my cure.

By not having an expectation of when I would reach my cure, I was able to focus on what I did each day in furtherance of being cured…December 31, 2009 was not a whole lot different than January 1, 2010…but I was okay with that.

I was not attached to the day-to-day review of physical symptoms. I was not attached to the day-to-day “am I feeling better or worse than yesterday” assessment. I was not attached to my Parkinson’s physical limitations. I accepted them as something that would be there as I was healing my soul, mind, and body from the inside. It was this understanding of recovery that allowed me to be in the moment of recovery, each moment, moment by moment.

My goal was to be cured of Parkinson’s, and I had a plan in place to achieve the goal. My goal each day was to do the soul, mind, and body parts of the Recipe. My goal each day was to do the Qigong exercises and eat healthy foods. My goal each day was to meditate and focus on my breathing. My goal each day was to spend time with my Higher Power expressing gratitude, opening my heart and finding joy and love.

I realized that the best way to reach the ultimate “being cured of Parkinson’s” ending was to focus on the journey. I knew if I could reach a place of enjoying this journey called life no matter what was happening to my physical being, then I would be in the best position to simply accept what was happening and learn to enjoy the journey.

As we near the end of 2019, think about this today and on each of the next four days:
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s symptoms, you are going to live your life.
What if you decide that instead of thinking about the Recipe, you are going to do the Recipe.
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s disease, you are going to live Parkinson’s recovery by living your life in the best possible manner as if you already are cured.
What if you decide that you are leaving a part of the “old Parkinson’s you” in 2019, so it will no longer be with you as you become the “new curing-yourself you” in 2020.
And, what if you decide that you will be looking at Parkinson’s with this new view: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s!”

Let’s do this together. Starting today, and until the end of 2019, repeat:

“I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is nothing more than a symptom. It is a symptom that my life got out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”

YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and the strength of your faith!

The words “You have Parkinson’s” evoke fear is almost everybody who hears those words. In large part, this is because what follows those words is a blur of words like “incurable,” “progressively degenerative,” “neurological disease,” “don’t know what causes it,” and “our treatment will not slow, halt or reverse the disease.” Emotional stress, hopelessness, despair…those are the feelings on the way home from the neurologist’s office…and fear…all of those feelings are driven by fear. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. FAITH IS A CHOICE. CHOOSE FAITH, AND CHOOSE TO BE YOUR OWN CURE!!!

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