Doc says I have a “disease”. Brain cells die. Neurons quit firing and the body quivers and shrivels.
Radical acceptance invites me to embrace the symptoms of this diagnosis as a friend. However, I won’t use the word “disease”. I choose to be kind to myself and open to the power of self-healing.
I don’t want to give too much power to a negative force.
I choose to envision myself as healing, growing, and connecting.
Getting stronger through nutrition, exercise, work, friendship, love, nature, water, sleep and DREAMS.
In my dreams I see an anchor of Hope. An anchor rooted in a community of equals.
My body is but a shell and my spirit will live forever.
I plan to continue to take care of my beloved body until I pass to the next life. I see myself passing at an old age and in good health.
I make an intention for a happy death when that time comes, may I be at peace. I have control, but not total control. The universe joins me as co-creator. I stand on the shoulders of those that have gone before me.
I may be a little shaky, but I am not afraid.
Mari – 4/27/17
About the association
The Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC) is an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with Parkinson's their families, and care partners throughout our region.
Parkinson Association of Northern California
Mailing Address: 1750 Prairie City Road, #130-220
Folsom, CA 95630
Please call us if you'd like to schedule an appointment to meet with a PANC staff member as our office hours vary.