Sleep More – Earn More – Live Longer

When you sleep more, you are likely to earn better, live longer and live more enjoyably.

The time gained by burning the candle at both ends is not a good investment!

Merri and I make sure we get eight solid hours of sleep almost every night.  One thing that Merri and I love about the time we spend at our farm is the quiet and the dark.  Nature lulls us gently to sleep.

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Our farm (marked A on the map above) is in one of the darkest spots in the…

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Eastern US.  Dark nights help us avoid this very common and bad habit.

We find that getting enough quality sleep is an important contributor to both the mental clarity and energy we need to keep up with our heavy business workload.

Now this excerpt from a recent USA TODAY front page article entitled “Lack of sleep increases stroke risk” by Janice Lloyd suggests this is also good for our health when it says:   The 30% of working adults who routinely sleep less than six hours a night are four times more likely to suffer a stroke, says a new study.

Fewer people report eight or more hours of sleep a night, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

The findings are the first to link insufficient sleep to stroke; they’re also the first to apply even to adults who keep off extra pounds and have no other risk factors for stroke, says Megan Ruiter, lead author of the report. It will be presented Monday at the 26th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Boston.

“People know how important diet and exercise are in preventing strokes,” says Ruiter, of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. “The public is less aware of the impact of insufficient amounts of sleep.  Sleep is important — the body is stressed when it doesn’t get the right amount.”

The number of people who report eight or more hours of sleep a night has dropped from 38% in 2001 to 28%, says the National Sleep Foundation. A government study in May found 30% of working adults get six hours or less. Experts recommend seven to nine.

Previous research has shown that sustained partial sleep deprivation leads to modestly increased risk for cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks. But the new study focuses on people of normal weight, says Reena Pande, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

“This makes you scratch your head and say it’s not just the known factors,” says Pande. “Less sleep is clearly linked to many harmful changes in the cardiovascular system.”

There are many ways to improve sleep.

One is living in remote dark, quiet places as Merri and I do.

Sleep debt. 

Light pollution causes many sleep disorders and sleep deprivation causes sleep debt.  To do well in these times of change the most important assets we need are… the ability to communicate… plus we need out of the box novel thinking and our logic.   Yet sleep debt… as you’ll see in excerpts below from a Brynmawr University website can destroy them all!

Sleep deprivation is a huge global problem.  Industrialization has created a high paced lifestyle that creates a lack of time to get everything done. Too many burn the candles at both ends and the shortfall usually cuts out sleep.

Plus sleep deprivation is a growing medical disorder that is usually missed because sleep is not taught in medical school.  In fact most medical students are run through a gauntlet of missed sleep and build huge sleep debts before they even start to practice.

The cost of sleep debt in lost production, accidents, and human lives is astronomical.

What is Sleep Debt?  When you miss sleep you need, you begin to build up a sleep debt.   If you lose an hour’s sleep a day in a week you have a 7 hours of sleep debt. This can be made up for by sleeping in on the weekend but if not, losses of really important functions… especially in these tense times… begin to occur.

Excerpts from a biology lesson at a Brynmawr University website entitled “The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Brain and Behavior” explains: Sleep deprivation is a commonplace occurrence in modern culture. Every day there seems to be twice as much work and half as much time to complete it in. This results in either extended periods of wakefulness or a decrease in sleep over an extended period of time. While some people may like to believe that they can train their bodies to not require as much sleep as they once did this belief is false (1). Sleep is needed to regenerate certain parts of the body, especially the brain, so that it may continue to function optimally. After periods of extended wakefulness or reduced sleep neurons may begin to malfunction, visibly effecting a person’s behavior. Some organs, such as muscles, are able to regenerate even when a person is not sleeping so long as they are resting. This could involve lying awake but relaxed within a quite environment. Even though cognitive functions might not seem necessary in this scenario the brain, especially the cerebral cortex, is not able to rest but rather remains semi-alert in a state of “quiet readiness” (2). Certain stages of sleep are needed for the regeneration of neurons within the cerebral cortex while other stages of sleep seem to be used for forming new memories and generating new synaptic connections. The effects of sleep deprivation on behavior have been tested with relation to the presence of activity in different sections of the cerebral cortex.

The frontal lobe is the most fascinating section of the brain with relation to sleep deprivation. Its functions are associated with speech as well as novel and creative thinking (5). Sleep deprived test subjects have difficulties thinking of imaginative words or ideas. Instead, they tend to choose repetitious words or clichéd phrases. Also, a sleep-deprived individual is less able to deliver a statement well. The subject may show signs of slurred speech, stuttering, speaking in a monotone voice, or speaking at a slower pace than usual (6). Subjects in research studies also have a more difficult time reacting well to unpredicted rapid changes. Sleep deprived people do not have the speed or creative abilities to cope with making quick but logical decisions, nor do they have the ability to implement them well. Studies have demonstrated that a lack of sleep impairs one’s ability to simultaneously focus on several different related tasks, reducing the speed as well as the efficiency of one’s actions (8). A person may be able to react to a complex scenario when suddenly presented with it but, similar to the verbal tests, the subject will most likely pick an unoriginal solution. If presented with a similar situation multiple times with slight variations in the information presented the subject chooses the same solution, even though it might not be as applicable to the new scenario (9).

There are other sleep aids we use, like essential oils.

Our friend Candace Newman, the Oil Lady, has created a tranquility blend of essentials oils to help one relax before sleep.

Candace writes:  Who amongst us would not invite more peace and tranquility into our days and nights? The calm in the center of the storm … the order that comes out of chaos …. these are the challenges of the times. Essential oils serve us well here.

The Peace of Aromatic Health and Prosperity to you!

Oils of Tranquility – Many come to mind … some are exceptional.

Essential oils are examples of holistic medicine by their very nature. The medicinal liquid cares for the skin and tissue; the aroma comforts the mind, emotion and spirit. Some have natural tranquilizer properties.

Lavender is the #1 essential oil to balance the central nervous system. It can shift stress, grief, overwhelm, fear, hypo and hyper rhythms. It anesthetizes the wild monkeys in the mind, and reminds us that everything will be OK. I call it the “River of Peace” and “Oil of Homeostasis”.

Sweet Orange essential oil comes from the rind and it is sweet and nurturing with a fresh-fruity aroma. Soothing the nerves and lifting the spirit, it tends to make us smile and remind us of sweets and holidays.

Roman Chamomile sedates the nerves and flows like a river through the built-up damns of mental overload. The strong aroma can be overpowering, so it’s best combined with some of these other essential oils in light dosages.

Vetiver is distilled from the roots of a tall grass in India where it is referred to as the “Oil of Tranquility”. Its deep earthy-woody aroma makes it a sedative and deeply relaxing for nervous tension.

Valerian is an ancient well-known herb for its relaxant powers. The essential oil is very strong … a little dab of it in a blend does the job.

All the above oils make-up the orchestra of our Natural Tranquilizer Oil Blend.

•    Use this blend of calming oils to soothe and balance the mind and emotions.

•    Apply to nose, temples, back of neck, chest and belly.

•    Use as a massage blend.

•    Good as a bath oil. Get in the bath first and massage temples, neck, chest and belly.

Candace goes beyond tranquility to help you sleep with a Sweet Sleep Set of Essential Oils!

She says:  For a good night’s sleep, use our Lavender Mist, a drop of Lavender on your pillow, and massage temples, neck and belly. See our Sweet Sleep Set.  Pour in palm, rub palms together, cup nose, close eyes and breathe deeply.

This was developed after we opened our shop-studio in Naples, Florida for a client that requested a “natural tranquilizer” to calm down and to sleep. I first learned about Vetiver in 1990 as the “Oil of Tranquility” from India. It is smooth and luscious with Orange, Lavender and Chamomile … and combines well with Valerian (the well-known herb for stress and anxiety).  Some carry it around with them during the day and apply a little to their nose, others keep it on their bed-stand for rest and sleep, and Grandmothers do belly rubs for their grandchildren at bedtime. Good for traveling too.

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See more on the sweet sleep set here.

Another way to sleep better is to exercise more.

Merri and I lived and worked with this Ecuador healer for years.


One of his specialties was to bring imbalanced children back to a healthy state.   His approach was simple and magical. Over the years, we watched a number of health miracles.

He told us there were three steps on restoring balance and health.   Eat Right… Work Hard (which if done takes care of the of the third step)… sleep well.

This works well for me and exercise is the one thing we can control the most.

Good nutrition is perhaps more important than exercise but this is harder to control.  Hunger is such an insidious sin… much more difficult to control than laziness and or lack of routine.

Exercise is the easiest discipline and good exercise regulates blood sugar and hunger.  When we miss the right nutritional moves and the system starts sliding out of balance.

When I work too hard and skip my exercise, pretty soon I feel hungrier and do not sleep as well at night.

Exercise can help slow down the imbalance.

An excerpt below from the New York Times article “To Fall Asleep, Get Off the Couch” by  Craig Hacker supports this notion (bolds are mine).

TORMENTED by pain from two decades of lower back problems, Don Cook was nearly at his wits’ end. Operations, traction, drugs — nothing seemed to work. At the behest of his family, he signed up for an exercise program for older people at Wichita State University, near his hometown, Derby, Kan.

Under a supervised program at the university’s Center for Physical Activity and Aging, Mr. Cook at first couldn’t walk for 10 minutes without his back pain flaring up. Now, 13 months later, he strides briskly and confidently for 50 minutes at a time, covering about two miles around the center’s one-eighth-mile indoor track.

His back feels better, his posture is better, he is off pain medication, and he has discarded his cane. But he also accrued another, unexpected benefit: “I fall asleep quickly and sleep through the night,” Mr. Cook said. “Which is unusual for me.”

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than half of adults ages 60 and over have trouble sleeping.  One of the most effective — not to mention cheapest — remedies may be the same thing that Mr. Cook used to help his back: exercise.

In a 2011 study at the University of Massachusetts, activity habits of 22 adults (11 men, 11 women) ages 65 to 81 were followed over 10 days by the use of accelerometers — pager-size devices that measure body movements.

“There was definitely a strong correlation between sleep quality and physical activity,” said Jane Kent-Braun, a professor and physiologist who supervised the study. “Those who were more active each day reported fewer problems sleeping than those who were sedentary.”

That was not surprising. But the amount of activity needed to improve sleep was. “Those who had better quality of sleep were moderately active,” she said. “These were people who were out there just moving around, gardening, walking the dog.”

Findings similar to those of this study, which was presented in June at the annual conference of the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis, have been reported by other investigators. A 2011 study at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that physical activity was a “promising strategy” to decrease frequent sleep interruptions among those with arthritis.

Another study, done at Oregon State University and published in December in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity, looked at activity and sleeping habits of 2,600 men and women 18 to 85 years of age. Those who followed the federal Department of Health and Human Services guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week reported a 65 percent improvement in sleep quality.

Exercise as simple as walking can help sleep.

Another way to enhance sleep is to learn Super Thinking.

Students (and teachers) of Super Thinking + Spanish courses report feeling refreshed after their lessons.

A night’s sleep flows through several stages. The stage called paradoxical sleep or ‘Rapid Eye Movement’ sleep, accounts for 20-25% of a night’s sleep in adults and is considered by many as the most important part of sleep.   This type of sleep occurs about four times a night and is the time when we dream and in which Rapid Eye Movement (REM Sleep) occur.  Many psychologists believe that we review and process the information of the day during REM sleep.  Numerous studies suggest that sleep depredation is not as important as dream (or REM) depredation.  However to get two hours of REM sleep requires seven or eight hours of sleep.

Dr. Georgi Lozanov, the great Bulgraian educator who modernized many Super Learning tactics theorized that students should experience an increase in REM sleep after a Super Learning session, because they had vastly more information to process than usual.

Accordingly, a group of students were connected to E.E.G. machines to measure their brain wave patterns during REM sleep and its duration. It was found that the duration of Rapid or Paradoxical sleep increased by 50%.

A good night’s sleep is a valuable asset that you can gain along with the ability to speak Spanish when you learn with our Super Thinking techniques.


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The “Learn Spanish in Three Day Course” is now available online.

Read below to see why we are offering our Super Spanish course online for the first time.

Speaking Spanish is a huge benefit on its own.  You can become one of the rare North Americans who can get along in Spanish speaking countries.  You can be one of the special people who can communicate with 10 million non-English speakers in the USA.  Spanish is the second most used language in the USA.  There are more Spanish speakers than speakers of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Hawaiian, and the Native American languages combined.  According to the Census Bureau, Spanish is the primary language of nearly 50 million people in the US.  This is the largest Spanish-speaking community outside of Mexico. Only half of these speakers also speak English “very well,” and 19% do not speak Spanish at all.

You can tap into all this potential when you speak Spanish.  Yet there are more benefits.

An article in England’s leading newspaper, the Telegraph, entitled “Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism” (1) sum up the biggest benefit of learning a second language and increased intelligence.  The article says: “Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for traveling.  It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English.  Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process.  The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.”

The article then explains studies that show seven cognitive advantages gained from learning a foreign language.

#1:  You become smarter
#2:  You build multitasking skills
#3:  You stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia
#4:  Your memory improves
#5:  You become more perceptive
#6:  Your decision-making skills improve
#7:  You improve your English

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way.

Though you may choose to take more time using this course to learn Spanish, thousands of our readers have learned at our Spanish courses.

There is a scientific method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books that create educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

This method was created and refined by the Bulgarian educational master, Georgi Lozanov, who transformed the entire Soviet educational system to such a degree that this third world country beat the USA into space.

Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside of Bulgaria who were allowed to be taught this system in the early 70s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for  four decades. It was a delight!

Merri and I began integrating these techniques with other shamanic and educational tactics we had gained in our global travels and then applied them to teach Spanish in three days.

The course has been proven again and again by the thousands who have used this system.  You can read a few of the many raves we have received from delegates who have learned from the Super Thinking Spanish course we created.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

 “The stress free atmosphere and tons of interaction and participation were very conducive to learning.  The relaxation techniques alone are worth the price.  The fact that I can now feel more comfortable conversing in Spanish with my new friends and neighbors is priceless.  Muchas, muchas gracias.”

“I loved the relaxed environment.  I picked up quite a lot of new vocabulary.  I found this course very informative about how the language works, how I can make sentences and understand others better!  Muchas Gracias!  I had a call from Telcel (the local phone company) after our second class and I was able to speak and understand them for the first time. Despacio (meaning slowly) … a great word!  Everyone should take this course before they pick up bad habits.”

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!”

“I liked the laid back yet professional approach.  I highly recommend this new, relaxing method of learning Spanish,  I feel a lot more confident in the delivery of my words and sentences. It was taught in an excellent and very professional way.

“It was a very enjoyable class.”

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.  Merri Scott was among just a few who learned directly from Lozanov.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read the sentence?  You now know hundreds of Spanish words that you will never forget.

See examples of the words you already know below.

How long would have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

This is just one of seventeen Spanish lessons in the course.

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

Then, the third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

By the end of three days you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.  The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know .  

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.  Normally $149, this is available at the highly reduced price of $79. Simply use coupon code SPANISH110 at checkout.

I’ll be in touch personally via email with each person who signs up for this course to see how it works or what is required to make it better.  Once this test is complete, we plan to offer the program on a larger scale and at a much higher price.

The ONLINE course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

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Here are more testimonials from previous Super Spanish Courses.

Maggie wrote: It didn’t really seem possible that we would be speaking and understanding Spanish in only 3 days but the course made it happen in a very supportive learning environment.  I would highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to learn “practical Spanish”.  The teaching methods, use of relaxation, the use of native Spanish speakers for pronunciation and the teachers themselves who were approachable and helpful and always positive made this a very valuable class.

This course improved my self confidence in my ability to learn and retain a language.  It was presented with genuine enthusiasm, great energy and the style of learning is very effective. Gracias!  It was a great experience.

Nadine wrote: “Just spent the last 3 days in the most wonderful learning environment learning Spanish.  What an amazing learning experience!!  First day out of class and I could not stop thinking in Spanish WOW!!  I am amazed by how much I learned, retained and how much more is showing up now that I am out of class.  And the best part is THERE WAS NO STUDYING!! Indeed this is Super Thinking!!!  I would highly recommend this to anyone that has ever had a desire to learn another language or learn anything in record time.

And a few days after that ….  As I went through my day, just hanging out with my son, I could see myself starting to think in Spanish.  At first I thought it was amusing but as it continued and increased I thought “My goodness this is really remarkable amazing” It was really an effortless unfolding.  I wasn’t at any point “trying” to think in Spanish, just words I knew would fly across the screen in my mind.  And then this afternoon, my son cuddled up on the couch to watch some cartoons on his ipad and was watching Peppa Pig in Spanish…hmm coincidence?  I think not, I’m radiating Spanish so much that my son is being influenced!  Thanks a million again.  This weekend the best learning experience of my life!!

If you have ever had a desire to learn Spanish this is the way to do it!  By the end of the first day I had more confidence and more practical ability than I had from any previous courses I had taken.  It was fun and relaxed and full of laughter.  You will leave this class excited to use what you have learned.  Rather than leaving overwhelmed with how much you have yet to learn and master, you are equipped with the knowledge and know how to go out and communicate as well as the excitement to do it!”

Gary noted:  “The whole approach is positive and conducive to learning at a level that benefits ALL participants.  It is not intimidating and does not set up a pass/fail atmosphere.  The presenters are terrific and the results unbelievable.  It was relaxed, informal, friendly and effective.”

Twila said:  “This class provided a very refreshing and relaxed way of learning.  The atmosphere felt very safe to say the words you were practicing.  I learned a lot in a way that will make it easy to apply.  Starting with conversation is way more fun.  How quickly you can learn!  It was a great group, great instructors and great stories.

The atmosphere in the classroom was so relaxed that learning Spanish felt like a breeze and not like a painful task.  The relaxation exercises are really conducive to language learning.  We learned A LOT in a short time and it was fun and the environment was non-threatening.”

Brigitte sent this:  “Buenos Dias, Suzanne. su clase de espanol es excelente! Muchas Gracias!  
I have already done what you suggested and went into the program listening to the music and going over the lessons.  I know: Repetition……reinforcement…..thinking in the new language….it’s all part of it.  I loved your course and will certainly recommend it to friends.  Who knows….I might feel the urge and have the opportunity to repeat it at your beautiful place in Puerto Aventuras…..Quien sabe? Hasta otro dia y saludos a su familia.”

Marie wrote:  “I would highly recommend this course.  The amount covered in 3 days is amazing!  All with no stress.  The correlation lessons and pronunciation practice has greatly reduced my anxiety to go out and use my Spanish.  I really enjoyed the whole process and thank you for the take away tools.”

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Here is the English translation of a few of the many Spanish words you now know and will never forget.  How long would it have taken you to memorize them?  How soon would you forget?

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example, action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

Some more of these words:  Combination, Attrition, Education, Vacation, Petition, Lotion, Motion, Construction, Abduction, Pronunciation, Concentration and a ton of others!

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USA TODAY front page article “Lack of sleep increases stroke risk

New York Times To Fall Asleep, Get Off the Couch

Read  The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Brain and Behavior