Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #90 … Managing difficulty swallowing!

foodDifficulty swallowing can be one of the most challenging [if not terrifying] aspects of this condition we call Parkinson’s disease. In fact, it was the increasing difficulty I was having swallowing that contributed to the panic attacks I experienced in 2014. I was under the mistaken assumption I would eventually require feeding tubes. The neurologist I was seeing at the time assured me that this was not the case.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #88 … Bowen Therapy – Update!

faciaI am now in my third month of Bowen therapy and as I reported in a recent post, it has been an interesting experience.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #87 … My body is talking to me!

tranquilityI am reading, Focusing, written by Eugene Gendlin. It’s about understanding a health condition by understanding how the body is feeling. When I asked my body how it is feeling, I got an immediate response … weary!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #86 … Book review: The Root of All Healing!

hopkinsI just finished reading The Root of All Healing by Misa Hopkins and it is an excellent read for anyone experiencing a chronic health condition. The book could be particularly helpful for those who have no experience with natural health practices.

Ms. Hopkins, an American, overcame MS using the strategies she discusses in the book, so she has credibility. Her attitude and approach is very much in alignment with mine, so I found it very reassuring.

Her recovery protocol includes meditation, spending time in nature, creative expression, laughter, singing, acceptance, asking questions, belief in our inner power and self-compassion. In fact, she says true healing begins with self-compassion.

Her number one recommendation for people experiencing Parkinson’s is spending time in nature. She says the natural energies in nature balance our circadian rhythms which in turn, balances neurotransmitter and hormone production in our bodies.

Like me, Hopkins believes our health conditions have purpose. They are our life work, she says.

You won’t go wrong reading this book! It is available on Amazon.

Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #59 … Why I sleep well!

sleepTouchwood, but I feel very fortunate that I sleep well! Most nights I sleep straight through, 7 to 8 hours!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #50 … Stress due to conflict!

calmnessConflict arises when one party tries to impose its will on another party and the second party resists, or worse still, counters by trying to impose its will on the first party.

We are presently having such an experience on the road we live on!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #46 … Multitasking in repetitive movements!

One of the more perplexing aspects of this health condition we call Parkinson’s, is the challenge I have with multitasking and repetitive motion. I have written about it in previous posts on kayaking, skipping, walking and playing golf.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 256 … My New Book…The History Teacher 2.0!

the-history-teacher-2-0I’m excited to announce that my new book, The History Teacher 2.0, has just been published. I am very excited [and very optimistic]! It’s a really good book with the potential to help anyone who may be struggling, including those experiencing a neurological condition.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 254 … What has sustained me during this experience!

doveI recently received an email from a blog reader and friend who I have been corresponding with for the past year. He has been having a very difficult time, particularly because, until recently, he did not know what he was dealing with. He has now been diagnosed with dystonia, but he continues to struggle.

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