Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #80 … It’s been a busy winter!

shoveling snowIt has been a busy winter! Between shoveling snow [an average of three out of every four days so far], tending to the firewood and wood stove, republishing my first book and completing my daily recovery program activities, my days have been full! Unfortunately, this has left me little time for blogging. And I love blogging and sharing my recovery experience!

It’s a dilemma!

Once winter is over and the snow shovel and woodstove are tucked away for the summer, that will free up time for me to blog! Hey wait! Won’t that be the start of golf, kayaking and sitting on the dock season? Hmmmm!

More dilemma!

I often wonder how I did it [as I’m sure most people do] pre-retirement: working a 10 hour day corporate job, teaching karate 2 to 3 evenings a week, taking my kids to the arena on the weekends for figure skating and hockey, including competitions and tournaments! Somehow fitting it all in!

These days, just getting out of bed seems to take up a good part of the day! Actually, pretty much everything I do takes longer! One of the realities of this neurological condition … slowness of movement, loss of balance, loss of dexterity, all being contributing factors! I don’t move or operate as quickly as I used to. But that’s okay. I have no reason to rush!

In the meantime, as I complete my daily activities, I am focused on filling each moment with self-love, happiness and tranquility, the primary ingredients of recovery and the focus of my daily recovery protocol [which I will blog about as soon as I can … I promise].

Wishing you a day sprinkled with much love and many blessings!


11 comments on “Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #80 … It’s been a busy winter!

  1. Wow, Fred! You’ve had a lot of snow this winter or should I say frequent snow. I’m glad you enjoy the shoveling.

    I relate to what you’re saying about slow movement and the days flying by. These symptoms seem to slow things down and speed things up at the same time. Sounds crazy but it’s true! Like you say, all physical activities unfold so slowly that the day fills up quickly, and before you know it… it’s over. It can get frustrating but it’s so important to stay in a compassionate healing frame of mind as we “do” things. It feels easier for me to stay in that space when I’m still, meditating, praying, singing, or staring at a tree etc. So one more thing to work on!

    The one thing I’d like to speed up most of all is the process of recovery! It’s critical to keep reminding ourselves the best way to do that is to go about our healing protocol with wisdom and clarity and tranquility.

    You set a great example Fred. I love reading your blog. Very healing. Don’t pressure yourself to blog more often. Sounds like you’re doing plenty. I look forward to your next entry. Until then, may the Great Spirit fill you with healing energy!

    • Thank you so much for your enthusiastic optimism Jeff! I’m continually reminding myself that my condition is temporary [because I know it is] and I will soon be doing things “normally”. In the meantime, I also remind myself that patience [not my strong suit, but likely my lesson] is a virtue that will serve me through this experience! Wishing you an awesome day!

      • I am still digging out from the last snowfall, but there is no snow in the forecast for the next week, so I can get back to blogging. I’m working on my daily protocol. It’s a big blog, so it may take a few days to complete it. Talk to you soon!

      • Glad to hear there’s a break in the snow falling. I’m looking forward to reading your blog post about your daily protocol!

        The weather in Northern California has shifted from rainy to bright and sunny with daily highs around 75°. A sudden shift to springtime! No rain in sight for all of February says the National Weather Service. I’m enjoying the warm sunshine for sure, the bright light, flowers bursting out everywhere along with their sweet fragrance… But there is some concern about drought. That’s California for you: from one weather extreme to another with beautiful interludes in between!

  2. I just found you today and have been reading as much as I can about your experience. I have a friend who was diagnosed with PD and I your writing has been such an ah-ha! moment for me. I am grateful for your sharing this to help me understand so much. A few questions. First, who is Mari who you refer to in the writing? Also, your description of your life is amazing. Thank you for ahowing how powerful it is to be vulnerable and real. I do a lot of clearing for myself and him (we are connected at the soul level). I’ve brought up some of the deeper spiritual concepts you mention, he ignores any conversation about this. i kind of gave up on sharing ideas. Any suggestions?

    Again, thanks for sharing the story.

    • Thank you for your message Bridget! I’m so glad you have found this blog helpful!

      Mari is my partner! She keeps me on my toes particularly as it relates to diet and exercise!

      As it relates to your friend, I suggest being patient and lead by example. Just do your thing and perhaps he will take an interest. You could also suggest some books: The Road to Recovery from Parkinson’s disease by Robert Rodgers, The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life by Wayne Dyer.

      Also, let him know that it is possible to recover his health. Several people, including Bianca Molle, David Thompson and Howard Shifke and I have written about them on this blog!

      Wishing you many blessings!

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