Succeed Inspite of Change & Stress

Here is another tip that can help you survive change, stress and inflation… invest better and  get your international micro business get up and running.  When you are faced with change… be calm.  Relax and concentrate!

Many readers worry about innumerable types of outside problems that can affect their health and wealth… a double dip economy…  inflation… bank failures… job layoffs… failing business… collapsed real estate values…  foreclosures… health care costs… crime… war.

Yet the biggest risks are inside and they are accelerated by stress.

A  article entitled “How to survive workplace stress in the recession” says:  Stress is on the rise, due to the recession. Emine Saner on how to survive job insecurity, huge workloads and those very long hours.

An article points out the problem.  Horrendous things happen every second on this planet. People and animals are harmed, or even killed. Plants are going extinct. Property is destroyed. Natural disasters wreak havoc. People become homeless, lose their loved ones, or become permanently disabled. The list of awful things that can happen is endless. Seeing or hearing news about things that seem bad can be very stressful. It can cause feelings of powerlessness, panic, anxiety, sadness, anger, and fear. Understanding your reaction to bad things will help you find a place of peace inside, regardless of what is happening around the world.

A article points out the reaction in an article that says:  Bryan flipped on MSNBC to catch the stock market’s closing numbers. It was March 9, 2009. A visibly shaken reporter was telling viewers the Dow Jones had fallen to 6547, its lowest closing in over thirteen years. Retirement accounts had lost trillions of dollars, and many experts expected the market to continue to fall.  Bryan’s heart raced; his hands began sweating. He grabbed the phone and ordered his investment advisor to sell all his investments and move everything to money market funds. Psychologists, investment advisors, and neuroscientists will agree that what Bryan did wasn’t rational. He reacted to the decline of the stock market as if his life were in danger. While watching stock markets fall is not enjoyable, there was no real emergency. He and his wife were in their mid-50’s, still working, with about $1,000,000 in their retirement accounts that they wouldn’t need for another ten years. The volatility in their portfolio was not going to affect their current cash flow or lifestyle.
One financial advisor, Tom Ruggie, whom I know wrote it this way:  What are two things people tend to buy less of when the price goes down? Normally, people like a bargain. When we go shopping, we feel much better buying things when they’re 20% off or “Buy one, get the second at half price”.  But, there are two things that tend to buck this trend of buying when the price goes down. In fact, with these two things, people tend to buy more of them after their price has run up. Do you have your guess on what they are?
How about real estate and stocks?
According to the most recent S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, home prices on average across the U.S. are back to their summer of 2003 level, meaning, they’re the cheapest they’ve been in about eight years. So, are Americans clamoring to buy homes? Nope. In February, new home sales in the U.S. fell to a record low on a seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to MarketWatch. Yet, during the boom times in 2005-2006 — when prices and sales were at their peak — people were buying homes like crazy and “flipping” them, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Standard and Poor’s.
Likewise, when it comes to stocks, history suggests that people tend to shun them when prices are down. For example, how many Americans were loading up the truck to buy more stocks as the market was declining to its recent low in March 2009? Not many. Yet, how many felt comfortable buying internet stocks in late 1999 as their prices were zooming?
These two examples suggest that housing and stocks are two major categories that defy traditional expectations. Knowing that, being a “contrarian” investor in these assets may be a smart long-term plan.
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Why though do people react to stress in exactly the wrong way? A article entitled “Research shows emotional stress can change brain function” outlines the science. Research conducted by Iaroslav Savtchouk, a graduate student, and S. June Liu, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has shown that a single exposure to acute stress affected information processing in the cerebellum – the area of the brain responsible for motor control and movement coordination and also involved in learning and memory formation. The work is published in the January 12, 2011 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

The simple fact is that it is not what happens in the world that creates our successes and/or failures, it is how we react to events.

This article may be important because my 43 years (this May 2011) of observation, international investing, business and economic study suggests we will see some very tough times from now into or through 2012.  Then economic and social events will start to recover and get better… richer… happier.

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Those who keep their heads on straight now will be those who are in a position to really take advantage of the recovery of 2013.

The best mode of thinking to create this survival and preparation for success is relaxed concentration.

Obtaining this mental state however is not always easy because starting a new business… and the learning curve can create stress.

Fortunately there are techniques you can use to relieve and eliminate stress and increase your intelligence at the same time.

This is important because change like a new business can create a brain drain when brain frequencies become scattered from worry… confusion… and such.


Delegates at our Super Thinking + Spanish Courses and our Shamanic tours learn about incorporating frequencies of thought. Here delegates get ready for a shamanic ceremony aimed at helping tune the mind.

During times of rapid change most of us have ups and downs in our lives so we need a zone defense to keep up, adapt and move ahead.

Excerpts from a Time magazine article entitled “Getting and Staying in the Zone” by Alice Park explains how to gain an edge.

Elite athletes talk a lot about being in the zone, that magical place where mind and body work in perfect synch and movements seem to flow without conscious effort. Major-league pitchers, NBA stars, pro golfers and Olympic hopefuls dedicate their careers to the search for this elusive feeling, devoting hours of training to “listening” to their body and “reading” their muscles—trying to construct a bridge between mind and body sturdy enough to lead them straight to athletic nirvana.

But the truly great athletes, those with long careers and performances that fans talk about for generations, know that maintaining a competitive edge is less about keeping it honed to perfection at all times than realizing they can lose the edge every once in a while and still get it back.

Athletes in the throes of a slump will swear that it came all of a sudden, out of nowhere. But psychologists say the episodes are less mysterious than they seem. They usually stem from a failure to prepare mentally for the pressure of athletic competition. “Training is about strengthening the mind-body connection,” says Kirsten Peterson, sports psychologist for the U.S. Olympic Committee. “Athletes need to train their mind with the same discipline that they train their bodies.”


Delegates head onto the lake for the ceremony.

The three tips here help you learn how to integrate brain wave frequencies so we can get into the zone.

Off they go…


headed for…


a frequency ceremony at this shore.

There are at least three simple ways to turn on this super thinking ability:  meditation, listening to 60 cycle music and taking theanine.

Being in the zone comes when we integrate four categories of brainwaves, ranging from beta waves, the fastest of the four different brainwaves to alpha, theta and the final brainwave state, delta. Delta brainwaves are of the greatest amplitude and slowest frequency.  Deep dreamless sleep takes you down to the lowest frequency.

When we allow these waves to interconnect freely we gain unimaginable intellect.

First, Merri and I meditate twice every day to tap into this energy.

Plus we listen to 60 beat ten cycle classical music as we work. You could count the number of times I’ve missed this meditation routine in the last 20 years on one hand. This has helped us enormously.

We have learned many forms of meditation but use TM and have for decades because it is so simple… yet effective that we find it easy to do even with a busy schedule.

Dr. Norman Rosenthal who led the team that described Seasonal Affective Disorder and pioneered the use of light therapy for treatment.  He is the chief resident at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and the New York Psychiatric Institute and has written a book “Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation” which will be released day after tomorrow.

He has been researching Transcendental Meditation as a means to combat related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and said  “on the finding that heart attack, stroke and mortality rates were reduced by 47% in coronary patient who practised Transcendental Meditation offered this thought, ‘If this kind of result was observed for a new prescription drug, it would be a billion-dollar industry to make it available to everyone immediately’.

Second, we use 60 cycle music, along with deep breathing exercises for relaxation.  These move the mind into Alpha and deeper states as well. Health benefits are gained as blood pressure can drop, heart rates slow and the mind becomes calmed.

Scientific double blind studies comparing effects from TM and baroque music show that they both deliver powerful and similar results.

Fwd: super-thinking

Relaxed concentration is the mental state that puts one in the zone during activity.

This can be as simple as listening to relaxing Baroque music such as Handel’s Water Music. A few others compositions at this cycle include Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, etc.

Music has been used for centuries to induce states…babies being lullabyed to sleep, sea chanteys and harvesting songs to ease workers while laboring. Eastern mystics and South American shaman have used music to carry them to unusual states of consciousness.

Your body relaxes and your mind becomes alert in these simple forms of relaxation.

Soviet psychologist, I.K. Platonov, found it was possible to just use a metronome beating at 60 to enable the mind to take in and hold more strongly.

Here is a portion of some of the recommended music provided with that study.

Bach, J.S.: Largo from Concerto in G Minor for Flute and Strings. Bach and Telemann Flute Concerts and Aria to The Goldberg Variations.

Corelli, A.: Sarabanda (largo) from Concerto #7 in D Minor.

Corelli: 12 Concerti Grossi op.5

Handel, G.F.: Largo from Concerto #1 in F. Music from the Royal Fireworks.

Telemann, G.: Largo from Double Fantasia in G Major for Harpsichord.

6 Fantasias for Harpsichord Vivaldi, A.: Largo from Winter. The Four Seasons

See how to use music to learn how to speak Spanish in just four days.

Everything is frequency.  When we are in balance, our frequencies give us good health and boundless energy.   Yet there are many frequencies in the modern world from noise to fast food to micro-waves that disturb our natural frequency balance.  Balanced music can help restore your balance.

A third avenue that helps the mind slip into the zone is Theanine (chemical name: r-glutamylethylamide) one of the chemicals found in green tea. Theanine is used to reduce stress and anxiety without the tranquilizing effects found in many other calming agents. Scientific evidence shows that Theanine stimulates the brain’s production of alpha waves, making the user feel relaxed but alert and not drowsy. It also helps the body produce other calming amino acids, such as dopamine, GABA, and tryptophan. As might be expected from a calming supplement, Theanine may be able to lower elevated blood pressure as well.

One way to get Theanine is available from from my friend, health care provider Joe Spano, MD.

Joe a board certified anti aging MD, has spent a lot of time with Merri and me studying shamanic ceremonies in Ecuador.

When Joe gives me a health idea, I listen. His resume shows why:

Joe attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans from 1959 – 1963. His internship was done at Mixed Medical and Surgery; Kings County hospital center, Brooklyn, New York. His Medical Residency was at Veterans Administration Hospital and Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. He had special training at Resident in Clinical Cardiology under John H. Phillips M.D., Chief of Cardiology, Veterans Administration Hospital, New Orleans.

Joe was an instructor in Physical Diagnosis at Tulane University School of Medicine. He was a Research Fellow in Medicine for gastroenterology at Harvard University, Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He served in the Military from 1967 to 1969 in the USAF, 3560th USAF Hospital, Webb AFB, Texas; Chief of Internal Medicine; Chief of Professional Services; Chief of Laboratory Services; Chief of Radiology.

Joe has honors, membership and diplomat to American Board of Internal Medicine, Harvard Trained Gastroenterologist, American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity. He is listed in ”Best Doctors in America“, America’s Top Physicians (Research Council of America) and was chief of staff at Naples Community Hospital.

Joe sent this note:  Gary I have taken the liberty of sending you a few bottles of green tea extracts that the business I am involved with provides. Try them and see what you think.

Thera-green Tea contains only pure, wild crafted, Chinese Green Tea and herbs.
Thera-Green Tea contains natural antioxidants derived from Green Tea, Lotus Leaf, and Kudzu Root.

Thera-green Tea helps fight free-radicals. It is an excellent addition to a weight loss program… provides immune support… nourishes cardiovascular health and promotes healthy collagen production.

One or two droppers is all that is needed daily.  Regards, Joe


Thera Green Tea Supplement Facts

1 ml (1 full dropper) supplies
Servings Per Bottle 60
Amount Per Serving  % DV
Green Tea extract (leaves)
(minimum 90% polyphenols, 50% EGCG) 110 mg †
Proprietary blend of Lo Han
extract (fruit) and Stevia extract (leaf) 31 mg †
Lotus extract (leaf) 25 mg †
Kudzu extract (root) 10 mg †
Chinese Licorice extract (root) 2 mg †
† Daily Value (DV) not established
Other IngredIentS: purified water, natural glycerin, natural
lemon flavor

I am not selling these supplements but use this green tea extract as  part of  my anti-aging, super thinking strategy.

If you have questions or wish to order these supplements. contact Joe Spano at

These Quantum tools integrate brain hemispheres and improve the way the left brain, the body and the right brain work together.

This is what you want… relaxed concentration.

The philosopher, Heraclitus, stated reality correctly when he said… “Nothing endures but change”.

Henry Thoreau made an important comment about life:  “Things do not change; we change”.

So during times of great change, we can change in ways that improve our health, increase our wealth and provide better lifestyles as we start our new business.


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