My first book is now republished!

the history teacherI am excited to announce the rerelease of my first book, The History Teacher! I first published it in 2010 and decided to give it a makeover after the release of my second book, The History Teacher 2.0, which I published through a new self-assisted publisher, FriesenPress. Quite frankly, I wanted to clean it up a bit. It was my first effort, and grammatically, it needed some work. So it’s the same story, but a much smoother read! If you would like to check out the storyline, go to the Fred’s Books page.

All three of the books I’ve written [The History Teacher, The History Teacher 2.0 and The Christmas Choice], are available on FriesenPress and Amazon.

Thank you so much for your support and for taking the time to read my books! Please know that I appreciate it enormously!

I am presently writing the third instalment of The History Teacher trilogy and hope to have it published by the end of this year. After that, I plan to begin writing, The Kid!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #82 … My daily recovery protocol!

This past November, Mari urged me to get more dedicated to my daily recovery protocol. It’s a regimine I created three years ago before I retired from teaching martial arts and moved to Manitoulin Island. At the time, it consisted of 15 physical activities that were intended to support my recovery protocol; activities such as walking, doing push-ups and practising Qigong. I created an Excel spreadsheet to track my progress each day, putting a check mark beside each activity I completed.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #76 … The gift of Parkinson’s!

new yearI recently watched a Super Soul Conversation Oprah Winfrey conducted with Gary Zukov, author of Seat of the Soul. During their delightful chat, I was reminded of how important it is for me to acknowledge and be grateful for the wonderful gifts of this Parkinson’s experience!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #74 … A Remarkable Journey!

namasteThe last four months has been a remarkable journey of ebbs and flows, fearful moments and spiritual insights, culminating in a renewed focus on acceptance, surrender, gratitude, forgiveness and love!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #73 … The paradox of shoveling snow!

love2In my last post, I wrote about how much I enjoy shoveling snow. I really like exercising in the fresh air! As much as I enjoy it though, it has really been messing me up, leaving me experiencing more intense symptoms! The same is true for playing golf, writing and other activities I undertake.

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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 #55 … A stunning moment!

loon1I remember well the day we moved to Manitoulin Island! It was two years ago, August 26. We left Toronto at 6:30 PM, a convoy of three … I, Mari and Mari’s daughter! On the way north, we encountered a rainstorm and then were treated to a dazzling display of the northern lights. We made it to the bridge that connects the island to the mainland and 1 AM. Driving across the island, we saw a dozen deer, before pulling into our driveway an hour later! Stepping out of my truck to a bright, starry night, the first sound I heard was that of a loon! The hauntingly beautiful call of this magnificently plumaged black-and-white member of the duck family is my favorite sound in the universe! Hearing it that night, I felt at ease, at peace, safe, elated! I sensed my innate connection to the divine and I knew I was home! It was a stunning moment and I felt awesome!

Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #54 … Feeling divinity…A path to healing!

recovery2A couple of weeks ago I decided to change the focus of the blogs I was posting. I did this for two reasons. First, I have already covered everything I know about recovering from Parkinson’s. It is all included in my protocol! Second, I decided that my posts would be more beneficial if they were more inspirational in nature and content. Help others to experience happiness, even if only for a moment!

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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 #41 … Skipping and Kayaking!

kayakThis summer, at the behest of Mari, I took up skipping and kayaking! She thought it would be good for my fitness regimen! She was right of course, but I can’t get over how challenging it has been!

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