Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #20 … I can play golf again!

golfAnd the hits just keep on coming!

I have recently discovered that I can swim again and sing again! And now I’ve discovered that I can play golf again, although I say this somewhat tongue-in-cheek because I have been able to play golf all along, just not very well.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #3 … Different Drum!

different drumDifferent Drum is a song written by Mike Nesmith of The Monkeys in 1965 and made popular by The Stone Ponies in 1967, featuring an up-and-coming singer named Linda Ronstadt. Ms. Ronstadt, as you may know, was diagnosed with PD a few years ago.

Marching to a different drum is an expression usually referring to someone who sees the world in a different way, who is unconventional, a nonconformist. It seems that believing it is possible to recover from Parkinson’s disease makes a person a nonconformist. It makes them a marcher to a different drum!

The medical community unanimously believes that it is not possible to recover from Parkinson’s, as do the majority of people who have been diagnosed with the condition. It is the reason, I believe, why so many people diagnosed with PD, experience anxiety.

I know of at least five people who have fully recovered from the symptoms of PD, so it is definitely possible to recover.

The key to recovery, is threefold: belief, the right protocol for you and love!

Believe you can recover, develop and implement the right protocol for you [check out my protocol] and immerse yourself in love … loving kindness, loving compassion, loving generosity, loving acceptance, loving trust, loving forgiveness, loving gratitude and loving enthusiasm.

March to a different drum, be a rebel and feel the exhilaration!

Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #2 … Rick Hansen!

rick hansenRick Hansen is a Canadian athlete, speaker and philanthropist.  He is founder the Rick Hansen Foundation and is dedicated to assisting people with disabilities. He is also a paraplegic, having lost the use of his legs in an automobile accident at age 15. He is best known for his, “Man-in-Motion World Tour,” in the 1980s, when he spent 26 months wheelchairing through 34 countries to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

For me, Rick Hansen is a great inspiration and role model. He is a tremendous example of my belief that anything is possible, including recovering from what is supposedly an incurable health condition! I love watching this video of him on the Rick Mercer Report. It makes me cry every time!

Wishing you an inspiring day!

Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #106 … Magical moments on Manitoulin!

loon1As a follow-up to my last post about the wonders of living on Manitoulin and its contribution to my recovery effort, there is another reason why I love living on the island … magical moments! Like a few days ago when I picked up the crocs I had left on the deck overnight and a tree toad jumped out of them! Reebet!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #24 … Work hard, believe and persevere – Lessons from Bruce Springsteen!

bruceHighways jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive

– Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run 

I’m presently reading Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, Born to Run. It is an interesting read, filled with fascinating stories and lots of adjectives… many knee slapping, foot stomping, head scratching, eye popping, mind blowing, gut wrenching descriptions of Bruce’s personal and professional life. He tells it all and bares his soul… the good, the bad and the ugly… including his lifelong challenge with depression and his difficult relationship with his father [who interestingly enough, experienced parkinson’s.]

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 255 … I flew a plane!

fred-flyingLast year while living on the lake in Keswick, I spent a lot of time bird watching. From marveling at the gulls and crows [and the occasional bald eagle] soaring high above in the wind, to the flocks of ducks, trumpeter swans and Canada geese winging in rhythm just above the surface of the lake, to the countless variety of birds darting here and there, flitting amongst the trees and singing joyfully from the upper most branches, I was fascinated and inspired.

One day, while caught up in my reverie, I imagined what it would be like to be winged and I thought, if there was one ability I could have that humans don’t possess, it would be the ability to fly! Two weeks ago my dream came true … sort of!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 250 … When I’m Struggling!

rainbowAs a whole, I have a cheerful outlook! I hold the belief that I will recover my health and I view my current condition as temporary. I also hold the belief that what I am experiencing has a purpose. It is my guide to spiritual consciousness, self love and good health. My attitude is, to do my best to make each moment as joyful, peaceful and loving as possible because I know that the energy I create in each moment has a ripple effect!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 241 … Forrest Gump and the fear of death!

forrest gumpLife is like a box of chocolates! You never know what you’re going to get! — Forrest Gump 

The other night I found myself scrolling through Netflix looking for new movie to watch. I couldn’t find one, so I decided to watch Forrest Gump. I’ve seen it four or five times already, and even though it has some sad parts, I generally find it an uplifting movie.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 240 … It’s What You Believe!

empowermentBaseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical! These are the immortal words of legendary New York Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra! While Yogi’s math was a little off, his sentiment was right on!  And the same holds true for those of us recovering from a chronic health condition. Our mental attitude is paramount! More to the point, what we believe is the key our recovery!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 226 … This is Temporary!

temporaryWhen people ask me what it is like living with this neurological condition [parkinson’s] I typically respond by telling them this. It is at the same time confounding, frustrating and fascinating!

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