See three great ways to reduce excess summer heat from the body and that can also make you look five years younger at the same time.
Eating watermelon is one.
The last two messages on Ayrved, the Indian science of life and Andean shamanic cures, looked at health as a balance between three physical elements (called doshas), motion (vata), material (kapha) and digestion (pitta).
Reducing fire especially in the summer is beneficial for health because pitta rules digestion and when pitta is out of balance we do not digest any information correctly.
However, pitta also rules beauty because fire imbalances are reduced by the body through the skin. Too much fire creates rashes, acne, blemishes, poor skin luster, dull hair and much more.The three fire reducing tricks below not only enhance health, but also help clear your skin and make it glow.The first trick is to eat watermelon…lots of it at one time (and with nothing else) and fresh!
Watermelon is a cleanser.
Eat a whole, big one if you can.
This works in the spring and summer when the flushing action removes excessive fire, water and air.
The melon must be fresh, whole and cut within 20 minutes. Watermelon is a sponge that absorbs and flushes free radicals from the system. If you let the melon sit after cutting, it oxidizes and loses its cleansing capacity. Also, it can become a free radical itself.
The rule is “Eat it alone or leave it alone”.
Make the melon your entire meal and eat nothing for three to four hours before and after. Sound crazy? I thought so but tried it after watching a Shaman prescribe it for a woman suffering a severe rash (a summer fire imbalance). I felt so good that I now make this a regular habit during the summer…and thoroughly enjoy it!
The second tip can be romantic as well – moon bathing and calm conversation.
In the summer when we are at our farm as…
sets in lavender glory, we move out on the porch… feel the cool night air… listen to the katydids and bath in the moonbeams.
This is cool… and cooling.
This may sound even crazier than eating watermelon for good health, but try it. I find the moonlight to be not only beautiful but calming.
Finally, be sure to eat breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day for reducing fire imbalances.When your doshas are in balance, you will feel stronger, think more rationally and do everything in greater peace and do it better! This helps you in every walk of life, health, wealth, business and investing.On the subject of health, may yours always be good…please see below the special health event for women in Ecuador!
Join Bonnie and Nancy in Ecuador for a Special Women’s Event in Ecuador, September 20-24, 2010.
Quantum Living Secrets: Age is just a Number
Ladies, here’s your chance to be in Ecuador. We all know that it is the women in our lives who give so fully of themselves to create our beautiful homes, raise our children, excel in their careers, and—well, you get my point.
You have learned to multi-task so efficiently, that you don’t always leave enough time for yourself. So here is the opportunity you have been waiting for to slow down, relax, and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Summer’s over with all of its obligations, and now is the perfect time to pamper yourself with a bit of exotic luxury.
I have written a number of times about how Merri and I are at retirement age, but we haven’t slowed down, or even considered stopping working, because we love what we are doing. People can’t believe sometimes how we can keep the pace we do at our ages. I’ve also written about how living in Ecuador can reduce stress, which is why we are so pleased to let you know about this exciting event put together for you by Nancy Showalter and Bonnie Keough. Here’s what they have to say:
Whether you are young, old or like most of us, somewhere in between, we have put together a unique experience for you. We have designed an event that will help you stretch your boundaries, do some things totally out of the ordinary and create lasting memories.
We’ve talked to many ladies who are interested in traveling to Ecuador, but hesitant to go on their own.
Well, this is your time.
- Imagine yourself relaxing and rejuvenating for 5 full days in the mystical mountains of beautiful Ecuador as you redefine your concept of aging and reinvent yourself.
- We will share practical tips and techniques for a more holistic and healthy lifestyle, and help you tap into your creative power to more fully live your passion.
- You will have the opportunity to experience a different culture and broaden your perspectives, and we know you will just love the sweet people of Ecuador.
- And how about some pampering at the luxurious LaMirage spa? We have included a full treatment for each delegate. You will get to choose from their menu of options: the Lavender treatment, Cleopatra’s milk bath, the Kofan Amazon herbal treatment, Ecuadorian hot stone energy treatment, or the Kissed by Angels treatment are just a few of the choices. The gardens surrounding the spa, guarded by resident peacocks, are filled with hummingbirds visiting the thousands of colorful, tropical blossoms. You will feel like you’ve been transported to a slice of paradise. It’s a wonderful escape.
We will also do some sightseeing and we’ll travel to some local restaurants, off the tourist track, but well known to locals for their spectacular setting and delicious meals.
As a special treat, we will participate in a sacred ceremony with our local Shamana. She will bless us with good health, good fortune and happiness.
And, of course, we’ll sneak in a little time for shopping, you can’t be this close to the Otavalo Market and not visit!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention the volcanic hot springs! It’s one of our all-time favorite places on earth, high up on a tranquil mountain side with unbelievable views.
As you can see, we will be busy, but we wanted you to spend a few days with us and leave with wonderful memories, new insights, new friends and a renewed sense of adventure.
Nancy Showalter, who lives with her husband in Ecuador, will guide you through the journey of discovering 7 Secrets for Ageless Living and how you to apply them in your life. Nancy is a great example of living the “age is just a number” lifestyle. She will share her secrets with us for staying active, trim and happy. She will show you easy ways to switch out unhealthy habits for beneficial ones. Adding just a few healthy habits to your lifestyle can have a major impact.
Secret #1: Invest in Yourself
There are two vital areas in life where you want to invest in yourself. Learn what these are and why you do not want to ignore them.
Secret #2: Use all of Your Resources
Discover keys to unlock the power that resides within you, and use that power for constructive change.
Secret #3: Continue to Learn
Continuous learning is one of the greatest anti-aging secrets of all. Learn why, and how to never stop.
Secret #4: Do What Is Natural and Healthy
Health at all levels of your being is one of your greatest assets. Learn healthier ways of living, unique ways to commune with nature, and specific practices that can improve your health.
Secret #5: Simplify Your Life
There are cycles in life when it becomes important to let go—let go of things, of beliefs, of memories, or of desires. Learn how to identify what—and when it is time—to let go, and ways to help you do it.
Secret #6: Use the Tools at Your Disposal
Learn simple, but powerful tools to overcome your fears, release painful memories, better navigate the challenges of life, and be at peace with whatever life brings you.
Secret #7: Be the Change
In order to change your condition in life, your relationships, or the world around you, you must first make the choice yourself to become the way you want others to be. Discover the power of choice, and how to identify what holds you back from being who you desire to be.
Nancy and Carl Showalter reinvented their lives and moved to Ecuador over two years ago. Having traveled to Ecuador several times in a previous job, Nancy loved the beautiful people and the special energy she felt in the Andes, and wanted to share the experience with Carl. So in 2004, they registered for our International Business and Mystical Andes tour held in Quito that year.
Two years later, they attended our Super Learning Spanish course in July 2006. During that course, they separately, but simultaneously, felt inspired to look for property to purchase in Cotacachi. Through a series of events—and nothing short of magical—they found the property of their dreams. By the end of that year, they were the proud owners of a charming little cottage on a lovely piece of property just outside of town.
After some remodeling and several trips back and forth, the property was ready. They sold just about everything they owned and in May 2008, they moved to Cotacachi with 8 suitcases filled with what was left of their personal belongings. They now live in a beautiful setting between two picturesque mountains that not only foster a healthy, stress-free lifestyle, but is perfect for the publishing business they have since started in Ecuador.
Over the last 30 years, Nancy has taught self-empowering principles and their practical application in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. In 2003, she and her husband founded Quantum Living Institute through which they teach. They recently returned from Europe where they presented a two-day seminar on personal transformation. Nancy is the author of two mini-books, Quantum Living, Keys for Transformational Change and Ascent Back to God.
She has a Bachelors degree in the Liberal Arts with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Resolution. As part of her studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution, she traveled to the Middle East to Israel, Gaza, and the Golan Heights, meeting and discoursing with Israelis and Palestinians on their perspectives and hopes and dreams for a peaceful future—an experience she describes as life-changing. Nancy is a teacher of Hatha Yoga, and has studied many of the Eastern mystical paths. She has TOEFL certification for teaching English as a foreign language, and during her first school year in Cotacachi, volunteered her services in one of the underprivileged preschools. Nancy brings creativity and a unique integrated perspective in her presentations that participants find to be both practical and personally transforming.
Ecuador is the perfect environment for getting away from it all, relaxing, and at the same time reenergizing your life. The people here and the relaxed lifestyle invite us to reassess how we live our everyday lives. When we moved to Ecuador, some of our friends were fearful and thought it was too big of a change. They asked, “What if you don’t like it?” Our answer, “Then we’ll do something else.”
Unfortunately we sometimes forget that we have choices and that change can be, and usually is, healthy when we embrace it. I look forward to sharing the principles of living that I have found to be self-empowering, and that have the potential to transform a stressful life into a healthy, fulfilled life, no matter where you live or what your life circumstances may be.
Bonnie Keough has made dozens of trips to Ecuador and has been conducting Ecuador export tours for several years. She has helped hundreds of Americans tour Ecuador. She brings extensive knowledge about Ecuadorian products and sales back in the USA.
The workshop will be held September 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2010 (Monday through Friday). We will provide transportation back to Quito on the evening of September 24, 2010.
The price is $599/single or $949/double. We encourage you to bring sisters, moms, daughters, grandmothers, friends and have offered a generous discount for two. We are not excluding men, but we are encouraging the ladies.
Included in the tour: all transportation during the tour, including pickup in Quito on September 20 and return to Quito September 24, all admission charges, LaMirage Spa treatment, lectures, ceremonies, everything except accommodations and meals.
Not included: accommodations, meals other than breakfast which is included at Land of the Sun Inn. Rooms at Land of the Sun Inn … $59 to $79 per night plus 22% service and tax.
Please contact Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll or if you have questions.
How We Can Serve You
How to Have Real Safety
Regain Real Security
There is a path to true security.
I was reminded of this once when I made a horrible mistake. Almost!
The supposed error? Letting my mind wander six decades back to an hour I spent with a girl.
Learn from this near disaster, seven most powerful sources of wealth, health, security and fulfillment in this era.
The girl was pretty and blond. Terry was her name. My imagination spanned decades returning to my Oregon roots seeing her as if she were there.
We were 11 or 12 and had known each other since we started Rockwood grade school. Just buddies, our non-romantic friendship lasted 12 years, from first grade till high school’s end. Then she went off to Pepperdine College in California. I started traveling the world. Never saw her again. I hope her life has gone well. But until that reflection I’d never thought much of Terry in so many years.
What could have been the tragic error was letting that memory touch my heart. Two kids, walking on a crisp, Pacific Northwest autumnal afternoon.
We walked down a sun filled, pine needle covered, dirt path. Huge, fat, green Douglas firs lined the road. Traffic was no problem, not many cars. Crossing Stark Street we turned left, hiking three blocks to 182nd. There we passed an old clapboard candy store. I can still hear the wooden sidewalk of that store slap beneath my feet, felt the soggy planks sag and smelled astringent pitch from the fir trees. Then we turned right, up 182nd for about a mile. There was Terry’s house.
I carried on, walking through a big field, waist high grass turned straw brown by an early frost. There were dozens of paths made by who knows what. Animals perhaps or countless generations of other kids walking home alone from school. I chose one following it to another wood of tall, rough-barked fir. Crossing one more field, I climbed a rock wall, struggled through a barbed wire fence (my Mom hated that fence ripping my jeans). I was home!
Sweet simplicity, that dream. Two kids holding hands, walking on a dirt trail under a crisp, but blue, sunny sky. Pure innocence.
My tragic error was looking back. I returned to Rockwood, Oregon with Merri and my kids to show them this part of their roots. Following the route, Terry and I had walked were the candy store, grange hall, old wooden buildings and their home spun honesty and charm.
Instead we found six lanes of fast, frantic traffic and road rage. McDonalds, KFC, strip shopping centers. The car radio blared warnings of local gangs and drive-by-shootings. Beauty, innocence, sweet simplicity, replaced by drive ins and drive bys. Gangs and drive-by shootings replacing a tender walk in the sun. Good bye memories, good bye.
How can our kids walk in places like this? How can we return to those old feeling of security and comfort?
How can any of us possibly keep pace in this world that’s moving so fast? Then something inside snapped. “There has to be an answer for honest, hard working folks to enjoy the wonderful opportunities of today and regain what we’ve lost over the past forty years”, I swore to myself.
How can we keep up, without having such a fast paced life we turn into machines? Where do we find time for God, family, charity, and our friends? How can we rediscover those sun filled, pine needle covered, dirt paths we want to walk?
“There has to be places that are still innocent and pure”, I thought. “There has to be a way of life that does not pound us with stress”.
This thinking led me to begin reviewing the thousands of economic and business experiences I have shared with readers over the decades. This started a search for a simpler way of life and a better place to earn and protect our wealth.
By digging, asking and observing, traveling and talking to investors and investment managers all over the world I found that there are true paths to real security in the here and now. That knowledge helped me develop courses on how to have natural health, everlasting wealth and purposeful investments.
This knowledge helped Merri and me invest in stocks and real estate all over the world. It helped us find and develop Merrily Farms into a sanctuary here on Little Horse Creek.
That almost error led us to create an entire portfolio of information on how to keep pace, get ahead, enjoy our modern society but, to enjoy life wherever you choose without having to move too fast.
I want to share this information with a special few in our summer course in the Blue Ridge Mountains where the air is dry, crisp, with a bright sparkling sun. Our North Carolina woods is a place where we can once again walk down sun filled, pine needle covered, dirt paths beneath huge, fat, green fir and hemlock.
We start the course with this question that can help us get our lives back.
“What would you think in the last 30 seconds of your life if you were the richest man in the world but were unhappy?”
This quote is from the opening slide of our Value Investing Seminar, “How to Secure Your Future With a Value Breakout Plan”. This a vital question because few investors think about the value of comfort and happiness. Yet the truth is, those who are comfortable and happy with their investments are likely to make good investment decisions. If not, no matter how much money an investors has, changes are, they’ll lose.
Bring Value and Purposeful Investing Together
Join us to learn how to make safety and profit easier and less time consuming so we can focus on our individual purposes in life.
Become an International Club member and join like-minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box for better health, greater income and safer, more profitable investments. Share ideas on how to add value to everything and make 2016 -2017 your best years yet.
In 2016 Merri’s, David’s and my mission is to share our 50 years of experience in international business, investing and living to make ourselves happier, healthier and wealthier.
To reach a wider audience we have shifted our seminars online including the seminar “How to Secure Your Future With a Value Breakout Plan”.
Here is a partial syllabus of this seminar.
- Three common sense ideas: Avoid lines. Go where you are a name not a number. Decide who you are and what matters to you.
- Why three economic trends that have make smart investors rich every 30 years are ready for cashing in now.
- How to look for short term problems that create long term value.
- Update on the best ten markets for safety and profit.
- How to diversify in value with Country ETFs.
- The value of time in investing and life.
- The economics in cyber wars. How to look back at the economics of war to see ahead.
- Great new innovations that will ignite a 16 year bull market from 2016 to 2032.
- The next great fuel.
- Timing long cycles, economic cycles and seasonality.
- Investing in Demographics.
- Trading Down, the biggest global trend ahead.
- Hidden Inflation .
- How to protect against pension loss.
- The Silver Dip 2016. When and how to invest in gold and silver . How to double your position with loans.
- How to spot currency distortions and borrow low to deposit high.
- How, Why When & Where to bank abroad.
Club membership is for an entire year and the recorded seminar is just one high point.
In 2016 and 2017 we are conducting online seminars about value investing, natural health and how to write to sell.
International Club members receive all the online seminars free.
In addition club membership includes:
- Personal investing Course (Pi), normally $297, FREE
- Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher, normally $299, FREE
- Eventful Business, normally $349, FREE
- International Business Made EZ, normally $299, FREE
- Report “Three Economic Conditions for 50% or More Profit,” normally $29.95, FREE
- Report “Silver Dip 2015” normally $27, FREE
- Three online Value Investing Seminars, normally $477, FREE
- One online Natural Health Seminar, normally $119, FREE
- One online Writers Camp, normally $299, FREE
Merri and I have been organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking lifestyles for over 30 years. The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:
My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group. You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport. They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary. Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life. I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.
I invite you to be a member of the International Club.
Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year? Join us online.
Club members receive everything we offer in 2016 and 2017.