Fighting Parkinson’s, and feeling worthy and deserving

I have written in the past about self love, feeling worthy and deserving of your Parkinson’s recovery. Today, I will share a method of helping re-program the mind chatter that may be telling you that you are not worthy and deserving.

Recently, a person told me that feeling worthy and deserving of a Parkinson’s recovery was a big undertaking, particularly when the subconscious voice was telling him otherwise. He told me what he was doing and it made sense.

As he does things during the day, he tells himself “I am worthy and deserving of __________.” (the blank being whatever it is he is doing at the moment). Over time, the voice in the subconscious will be telling him that he is worthy and deserving of whatever it is he wants out of life, including a Parkinson’s recovery.

For all of you, here are suggestions of how this looks:

I am worthy and deserving of a hot cup of coffee.

I am worthy and deserving of a nice cup of tea.

I am worthy and deserving of a healthy breakfast.

I am worthy and deserving of the beautiful sunshine.

I am worthy and deserving of _________. (the blank being whatever it is you are doing at the moment).

As you go through your day and through your life, you will keep reminding yourself that you are worthy and deserving of everything you are doing in your life. Eventually, the old-habit “you are not worthy and deserving” will be replaced by the new habit “I am worthy and deserving.”

And then, you will feel it and it will resonate with you:

I am worthy and deserving of my Parkinson’s recovery!

Now, grab onto the soul, mind, and body healing of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, and, with confidence and a firm conviction, keep moving toward your full recovery.

You can do it.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free | 8 Comments

Fighting Parkinson’s, and knowing you will have a full recovery

Last week on a coaching call, the person asked me how I knew I would have a full recovery. He said it seemed that my “knowing” made a difference in how I viewed the day-to-day symptoms. Today I will share my response.

I answered him that there were two main factors:

1. I had seen what had happened with my mother going down the known path. It was the only path Western Medicine had to offer and it did not include a recovery. In fact, it did not include slowing or halting the disease progression.

2. So, I decided I would have a full recovery and I announced to Sally that I would have a full recovery. Then, I pointed myself in a different direction, and I charted a course toward my full recovery. That is how I knew. And, I was so fearful of the known path that I knew I could not be fearful of whatever would occur on the unchartered path I was creating day-by-day.

I am sharing with you what I sent to the person in a follow up email to help you lay the foundation of knowing you will have a full recovery:

“Fearlessly decide, “I am _______ (fill in the blank with your name) and I am going to have a Parkinson’s full recovery.” Announce it (to somebody else or out into the Universe) and own it, and you do not have to worry about when it will happen. You know it will happen.

Also, after you announce it, you do not have to worry on any particular day how you are doing physically. If you are doing the Recipe, then you are getting better, and whatever it is that the symptoms are doing is just a reflection of your recovery. That’s it! The symptoms mean nothing more than you have Parkinson’s.

Whether they are up or down means nothing more than you are healing and your energy is shifting toward the healing. Sometimes the shift means shake more and be stiffer, and sometimes the shift means shake less and be less stiff.  What matters is the healing, and it is taking place. Know it!”

Okay! Doesn’t that feel great! 

Now, grab onto the soul, mind, and body healing of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, and, with confidence and a firm conviction, keep moving toward your full recovery.

You can do it.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free | 27 Comments

Fighting Parkinson’s, and Happy Early Birthday Mom

Tomorrow would be my Mom’s 84th birthday if she was still here. She passed away 11 and 1/2 years ago. As you know, having seen her struggles and the sad ending to the life of a beautiful, kind, loving being, I was highly motivated to take a different path than the one being offered; I decided I would solve Parkinson’s Disease. To my Mom, Lorraine, Happy Early Birthday! You have helped us all.

Continue reading
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free | 16 Comments

Fighting Parkinson’s, and allowing a clear mind

In looking at Parkinson’s and your emotions, there is a recurring theme about how stress causes symptoms to get worse, particularly tremors. Recently, in Not Always So, I re-read a passage about life being like a movie. Each time I re-read a passage in the book, the meaning is a little different because time has passed since the last time I read the passage and a lot occurs with the passage of time.

Continue reading
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free | 6 Comments

Fighting Parkinson’s, and nine years ago today…tremors

In my second blog entry, I wrote:

“I started a journal on September 28, 2009. Here is my first entry: Last Tuesday, I sat down with Sally (my wife) to explain that I have Parkinson’s. I have tried denying this for a little while, but the internal tremors were very strong that day and no telling when they might appear as external tremors.”

Continue reading
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free | 16 Comments

Fighting Parkinson’s, and having a strong foundation

Over the last week, quite a few times I have been faced with somebody saying, “I am not sure I am doing enough of the Recipe.” As I responded to each person, I referenced a previous post. Today, I will reference it as a reminder for all of you as well.

Continue reading
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free | 8 Comments

Fighting Parkinson’s, and introducing Sally’s Everyday Kitchen

Over the years, people have asked me what I eat on a regular basis to remain healthy. I have tried to explain the wonderful food Sally prepares for us, and I have been unable to truly capture the essence of our meals. Sally has stepped in to help, and today, we introduce to you Sally’s Everyday Kitchen, pictures and recipes of meals created by Sally.

When I am asked where is my favorite place to eat, my answer is simple: Sally’s kitchen. For those of you new to the blog, Sally is my wife, and she is the creator of magnificent, beautiful, healthy meals.

In the past, Sally has gathered recipes and considered how she might be able to put together meal planning for people with Parkinson’s. Also, she considered doing a food blog to assist all of you. Recently, she came up with a great idea and immediately put it into practice.

Sally opened an Instagram account under the name of sallyseverydaykitchen. You can find it here: 

sallyseverydaykitchen

She has started taking pictures of the food she has prepared for our meals, and then she has been posting the pictures with the recipes. 

There are a few ways to view sallyseverydaykitchen on Instagram, and you do not need an Instagram account to view her posts:

1. You can click the link above and bookmark the page for easy reference.

2. If you are viewing my website on a computer or laptop, you can scroll down the page and look at the right-hand column of your screen. There you will find at the bottom a link to sallyseverydaykitchen on Instagram as well as the two most recent posts by Sally.

3. If you are viewing my website on an iPhone, iPad, Smartphone, or any other tablet or mobile device, you can install the Instagram app and search sallyseverydaykitchen, and that will take you to Sally’s Instagram page.

Please note: If you wish to write comments on sallyseverydaykitchen, ask Sally questions, or click the button to “like” her posts, you will need to set up an Instagram account, which is free, and “follow” sallyseverydaykitchen.

As you know, I was very fortunate to have Sally creating and preparing very healthy meals for me when I had Parkinson’s, and now she is sharing our meals with you. Of course, I am still very fortunate to have my meals prepared by Sally.

Sally, I am grateful that you have been my partner all of these years in supporting this wonderful worldwide community of people with Parkinson’s working on their recoveries. Thank you for sharing your love of healthy meals with all of us. I love you!

Okay, everybody, take a look at sallyseverydaykitchen and you can begin to enjoy her healthy culinary creations for yourselves, too.

And, as Sally would say, “Bon Appetit!”

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free | 12 Comments

Fighting Parkinson’s, and being your own cure

Current Parkinson’s “treatment” is management of the disease. If you want to be cured of Parkinson’s, you have to realize that you are your own cure. Yes, the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® is your road map of a cure, but you have to do the Recipe — this means that you are your own cure!

Continue reading
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free | 21 Comments

Fighting Parkinson’s, and let’s break the rules

If you want to be cured of Parkinson’s, then you need to begin breaking the rules, clearing out the illusions, and writing your own script of where you want to go in your life and your recovery. It is time to choose to start truly hunting your cure!

Continue reading
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free | 18 Comments

Fighting Parkinson’s, and acceptance of life in the moment

Parkinson’s is a symptom that life has gotten out of balance, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Many people are consumed with “why did I get this?” and “how bad will my future be?” When you are consumed with looking backwards with self-judgment and self-criticism, and you are consumed with looking forward in fear, you completely lose sight of the only thing that is real…this moment.

Continue reading
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free | 19 Comments