Someone recently asked me: "What's the #1 thing you tell all your clients?"
This caught me a little off guard for a few reasons.
First, I was at the grocery store standing at the macadamia nut bin loading up for the week and this person had spotted my Power for Parkinson's t-shirt. He had struck up a conversation because his father had Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimers and he was worried that he was starting to develop some of the symptoms of Alzheimer's as well. We started a conversation about Invigorate and my approach of coaching people to make small changes in their lifestyle to help them recover their energy, strength, and stamina.
He posed this question and, for a moment, I went blank.
My inner voice piped up: There are so many things I tell my clients - I could never narrow it down to just one thing!
As a side note: I've never been great at these types of questions, and it drives my husband bonkers. The basic question "What are your top 5 favorite movies?" almost always ends in an argument because I literally can't choose - I need more information. Are we talking animated movies? Thrillers? Movies with Chris Hemsworth? (If we're talking Thor, I like them ALL).
So, when I got this question about my best advice, my instinct was to ask him to be more specific. Then it hit me.
There IS something I tell all of my clients, regardless of where they're at in the disease..
You CAN recover from Parkinson's Disease.
If there's anything in my practice that I'm most passionate about, it's the fact that every single person diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease has the ability to recover and reverse the progression of the disease. I've seen it happen and know that it's available to every single person diagnosed with PD.
Let me say that again: You can recover. You don't have to surrender to your symptoms or an unknown fate.
Actions you take today make a difference in how your life with Parkinson's will be in the future. My goal is to empower you with the knowledge to take control of your diagnosis and be your partner so you don't have to go at it alone.
So, what am I talking about when it comes to "recovery"? Check out the video below for an explanation of what "recovery" means, how it's different than a cure, and some simple suggestions for how to jump start your path of recovery starting today.
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Thanks for tuning in and remember:
Recovery is available to you at any time.
You just have to decide to take action.