My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 249 … Spiritual consciousness and self love!

doveMy journey with this neurological condition brought me an insight this week which might just have taken me to the pinnacle of my odyssey … an understanding and actualization of self love!

In order for this to make sense, let me give you some background.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 246 … Remapping my brain! What I wish I had been taught about fear!

lovabilityIt seems that I have come into this life to immerse myself in fear. To know it intimately. And I suspect, at some point, to overcome it in order to enact my innate self-love and recover my health. My childhood years were characterized by a culture of fear. As I wrote in an earlier blog, I was scared all the time. What scared me most, was that people would find out just how scared I was, because I put on a brave front.

Although this is all behind me now and I understand the purpose of my experience, I would love to have had the conversation below with my father while I was growing up. This dialogue is meant to be a script to help me retrain my mind and remap my brain in order to let go of fear. I hope you find it helpful and I urge you to keep reading it everyday, as I will be. I expect that I will be updating it as I receive new ideas. I wish you fearlessness and good health!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 237 … Meditation: Parkinson’s Success Story … Quiet the Mind!

calmnessThank you to blog reader Jimmy for posting two articles that remind us of the importance of quieting the mind as an essential component of recovering our health.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 236 … My Walking Challenge!

overwhelmedMy favorite form of exercise these days is walking! I walk for an hour almost every morning! It is an integral part of my healing protocol!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 235 … How to overcome panic attacks!

tranquilityIn my last post, I listed eleven ways to minimize fear. In this post, I would like to delve deeper into the most troublesome aspect of fear … panic attacks!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 234 … How to minimize fear!

doveThis morning I realized I have been feeling a lot of apprehension about living here on Manitoulin Island this winter. It’s the same sort of angst I was feeling about moving here in the first place and it seems to have crept up on me unwittingly. Then I was concerned about moving 6 hours away from my family, living in isolation on a lake 15 minutes from town, by myself for two weeks of the month. So far, it has been great!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 230 … A simple technique to promote recovery!

skyRecovering from this neurological condition [parkinson’s]] is mostly about restoring body chemistry. It’s about ‘convincing’ the neurotransmitters that are produced in our brains [mostly dopamine and serotonin] and the hormones that are produced in our endocrine system [mostly adrenaline and cortisol] to return to normal  levels. We want more dopamine and serotonin and less adrenaline and cortisol. Which the body wants as well by the way. It wants to be in homeostasis.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 227 … My greatest challenge and the key to recovery!

calmI have written many posts on what I believe are the essential ingredients for my recovery! For instance, a healthy diet is extremely important, as is exercise, bodywork and a good attitude. So too, is eliminating stress! Stress of any sort works against my healing efforts. In fact, it causes the condition to worsen. In this regard, my most important challenge is to ensure that every single thought in my mind helps me to feel tranquil, joyful, loving, abundant and blissful!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 215 … Dissolving fear through acceptance, trust and faith!

calmnessIt appears that I’m being presented with the opportunity to dissolve fear in a big way, perhaps once and for all. A number of situations are going on in my life presently that are bringing me face to face with fear, not the least of which, is that I’m retiring from teaching martial arts and moving to Manitoulin Island at the end of April in order to focus on recovering my health. As a result, I’ve been experiencing incredibly intense symptoms, particularly loss of balance and trembling.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 214 … The 5 Essentials of Recovery!

fiveExperiencing a neurological condition has undoubtedly been the greatest challenge of my life. It tests me every single day! It has also been the greatest learning experience of my life! It has taught me a great deal about my body and about life itself! And so, based on what I have learned, I offer you the five essentials of what I believe to be the key to why I have fared relatively well given how long I have been experiencing this condition [at least 13 years] and why I believe I will recover.

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