Fighting Parkinson’s, and some final assistance for playing the game, 2020

The last couple of blog posts have invited all of you to play the Positive Thinking Only game. If you look at the blog posts and read the comments from your fellow travelers, you will be inspired. Today, Sally has provided some inspiration to help all of you to keep playing the game, 2020.

As mentioned in my last blog post, why not take your time, slow down your life, bring your soul, mind, and body back into balance doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, and sit back on the Tortoise Trolley as you head to Recoveryville.

Sally sent this song to me to help all of you enjoy the ride.

Have a wonderful weekend!

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and let’s keep playing the game, 2020

Last week, I posted, “Fighting Parkinson’s, and let’s play a game, 2020.” If you have been playing the game, great. If you have been unable to maintain positive thinking, that is okay…just pick yourself back up and start your positive thinking today. Your first positive thought can be, “It is okay that I got consumed by negative thoughts, and today I am starting thinking positive thoughts again.”

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and let’s play a game, 2020

Okay! We have done this idea before, so this year, it is Let’s Play a Game, 2020! Here we are getting ready for the weekend, and I want to play a game with all of you. It is a self-monitored game, and we can play together for the next week. I will call it the Positive Thinking Only game.

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and you are very special

Many people believe, as did I when I had Parkinson’s, that they have value or are special based upon achievement and performance. When the Parkinson’s reduces the ability to achieve and perform, many people lose confidence in themselves, and their self-worth plummets. What you need to know is that you are special simply because you exist!

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and being focused in the moment

When I first had my full recovery from Parkinson’s, people kept wondering how long I would remain symptom free. Almost weekly, I was reporting “still symptom free.” Today, I want to revisit a lesson from my post one month after my full recovery regarding being focused on what is happening in the moment.

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and very extreme temperatures

In the Northern Hemisphere it is summer, and many of you have been facing extreme heat. In the Southern Hemisphere it is winter, and many of you have been facing extreme cold. Each of these causes symptoms to look worse. Keep your faith and defeat your fear…you ARE NOT getting worse!

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and a mid-year renewal of gratitude

Happy Mid- Year, 2020!!! As we are arriving at mid-year 2020, I feel that this is a good time to remind everybody of where we started this year. It began on January 1, 2020 with this — “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!”

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Fighting Parkinson’s, elevating your personal vibration

What we feel, what we think, what we say, and how we act all send our personal vibration out into the Universe. In my recovery, I learned that the more my personal vibration was a positive vibration, the more my dopamine released and flowed. Let’s get all of you there.

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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,

Howard

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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Fighting Parkinson’s, and your confident voice

About a year and a half ago, I began a Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Relief video series. Today, I am posting again the third video, which focuses on strengthening your voice and improving articulation so you can face the world with confidence.

Many people with Parkinson’s find it difficult to go out in public or be in other social settings because they have a weak voice or feel like they are not able to correctly articulate their words. This is the worst feeling.

Parkinson’s has a way of making you lose some of your confidence, in the way the look, in the way you move, in the way you feel, and in the way you talk.

It is important to be able to go out into the world with confidence and a fully articulate booming voice. It is one of the things by which others judge how you are doing, and nothing says “I am getting better” more clearly than your voice.

1. Inhale deeply, and on the exhale say aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh loudly for as long as possible. Repeat this 5 times in a row two or three times per day. This will shake phlegm loose and increase voice volume as well as raise your internal vibration. 


2. Repeat the following for one minute each:

Lalalalalalalalalala 

Nanananananana

Tatatatatatatatata         

You can do this 1-3 times per day. These are exercises for the tongue, and they help with articulation.

Here is a video for further explanation and a demonstration:

Okay. One last thing. I could not hear any of you. So, take a deep breath right now in the moment, and let me hear a big, booming aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh. Okay, okay, okay…I am hearing you now. Good for all of you.

If you wish to see the other symptom relief videos, here is my You Tube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/hshifke

Now grab onto the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, be with people when you are allowed to go out again, and in the meantime, pick up the phone and call somebody. Brighten their day, and as you give them joy, you will feel joy, and your dopamine will flow. Be your own cure for your Parkinson’s!

I know you can do it.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

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