A few weeks ago I noticed that even though I was now taking PD medication, I was experiencing worse trembling. Then I went for a chiropractic treatment … the first one since October … and I noticed an immediate improvement. The next day I went for another treatment and experienced further improvement. It reminded me of the importance of bodywork for minimizing certain symptoms, particularly trembling!
Different 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!
Rick 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!
I have so much for which to be thankful! I have an amazing partner, three wonderful children, five fantastic brothers and their families, plus a long list of very kind and generous friends!
I am blessed in so many ways!
It has been two months since my last post on my journey experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Since that post, my journey has taken an abrupt turn!
When I was diagnosed with PD in 2008, I made the decision at that time to deal with it naturally. The neurologist who diagnosed me explained that the only way to treat PD was with medication. I said, no thank you. I felt confident that I could overcome the condition by healing the emotional root cause … the same way I had overcome food sensitivities and migraine headaches.
In a recent conversation, Mari and I agreed that the state of our bodies is largely a reflection of the quality of our thoughts. Yes, nutrition plays a role, as does chemical toxicity, exercise, stretching, relaxation and correcting physical trauma, but more than anything else, it’s our thoughts that determine whether our bodies are going to be in a stressed [fight or flight] state or a relaxed state, and thus, in good health or not.
As a follow-up to my previous post, and in conjunction with my declaration to embody acceptance, trust and faith, as well as, my renewed focus on manifesting what I want, rather than trying to get rid of what I don’t want, I decided to revise my healing mantra. I intuited this mantra [which is really just a form of energy healing or quantum healing] after studying One Brain Therapy, and I used it to overcome migraine headaches, food sensitivities and many other maladies and afflictions for myself and others.
Some days I am challenged to accept the symptoms I experience and today is one of those days! I am presently in the middle of a Bowen purging and consequently I am experiencing extremely intense symptoms, especially as it relates to loss of balance, freezing and shuffle walking. Bowen purging seems to bring up a lot of anger which underneath feels like helplessness and shame. Today I’m feeling a lot of anger.
I’m happy to tell you that I woke up this morning feeling better than I have felt in a long time. Actually, I noticed I was much feeling better after my Bowen appointment yesterday.
I recently returned from a trip to southern Ontario where I attended my daughter’s wedding and spent time visiting friends. As much as I enjoyed the trip [which I will blog about shortly] it was very stressful and set me back a bit. I am happy to be back home enjoying tranquility here on Manitoulin Island … if a windy day can be considered tranquil!