How to Overcome Despair

Let’s learn how to live longer from those who do.

Yesterday’s message Trends of Despair looked at how deaths from heart disease and cancer are declining… yet the US life expectancy has fallen for three years in a row.

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Does Hong Kong hold the key to longevity?

The shortened lifespan in America is due to an increase in drug overdoses and suicides.

What can we do… to improve our own odds of longevity… and help overcome this problem?

Perhaps a look at the habits of those who live in the seven most long lived nations and why they enjoy longevity will help.

Is the key to longevity moving into nature out of the city?

The country with the greatest longevity puts that idea to rest.   This place of longevity is not even a country.  It’s Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China).   The average longevity is 84.3 years.

This city is crowded.  I know, having lived there for six years.  This is one of the most crowded stress filled cities in the world that has incredible air pollution.

There are 7 million people living in an around which contribute to the pollution. However life expectancy in HK is nearly a year longer than the highest in Europe.

According to an article at expatsworld “Countries with the highest life expectancy in 2018” (1) exercise and nutrition are more important than clean air and space.

The article says: Citizens are quite active, practicing martial arts like Tai Chi.  Steamed food is preferred over fried and a lot of tea is consumed.  The Chinese also get most of their protein from plant sources.

Nutrition appears to be a vital factor in Japan as well where the longevity figure is 83.8 years.

The average diet includes a lot of fish, rice, tofu, soy, vegetables, and small portions and this is the greatest contribution to their longevity.

Another very important actor in Japan is that the Japanese have always revered their elders and is well-known for its aging population.

Strong family orientation and respect for the elderly (for everyone actually) play a huge role in longevity.

Italy  (longevity 83.5 years) and Spain (longevity 83.4 years) have reduced poverty gaps, strong social connections and family orientation that they keep throughout their lives.

The Mediterranean diet here is also an important factor.

Mediterranean diet

Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts.

Eating healthy fats such as olive oil.

Using herbs and spices instead of salt.

Limiting red meat.

Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week.

Getting plenty of exercise.

Enjoying meals with family and friends.

The importance of belonging, social cohesion and wealth equality may also he explain why Switzerland (longevity 83.2 years) and Iceland (82.9 years) are on the top ten longevity list.

Each populations of both these countries also have good nutritional habits and spend plenty of time exercising to overcome seasonal affective disorder (SAD), since each have long cold winters.

The longevity in Switzerland and France (longevity 82.7 years) give pause to the theory that eating dairy is a problem as residents in both nations consume plenty of cheese.

The French have low rates of heart disease despite the popular consumption of cheese. Researchers say that the metabolism of cheese is key.  Bad cholesterol is reduced with cheese consumption (when compared to butter with the same fat content). And small portions are key.

The common thread that runs through the better longevity in these nations include, good nutrition and adequate exercise.  These are common factors in all seven societies.

Many factors can play a role.  Hong Kong may be among the least culturally cohesive societies in the world.  There is great wealth inequality.  Perhaps hope plays a factor.  HK was one of the poorest areas in the world 50 years ago. Now its one of the richest.  Singapore (number eight on the longevity list), also intensely culturally diversified, has the factor going for it as well.

No one place seems to provide an exact answer, but in the bigger picture these seven factors  seem to be key incgredients to living a good life.

Good nutrition

Adequate exercise

Having a purpose

Feeling in control

Feeling respected

Feeling of belonging

Positive attitude

There you have it.  Seven countries… and seven qualities for longevity.  We can each do a lot to create these conditions in our own lives.  When we do, we not only eliminate the reason to despair and increase the odds of living longer, but better as well.


Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Profit from post COVID-19 trends.

I invite you to join Merri and me in expecting the world to get better… to live and earn based on that expectation but…  to also prepare for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper.

We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in my report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere”,  you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?


Dining room tables we worked from (and we also sold the tables for a profit).

You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers that the changes from the COVID pandemic will bring. 

The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, will continue to grow.  This collapse of the global economy will bring an incredible new opportunity for those who know what to do.  Thes profit making avenues offer enormous income potential and even work well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.

This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back yard.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

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Ginseng we grew in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”.

Loquats are another example of an easy to grow crop that help promote natural health.


Here I am by one of the many loquat trees at our Florida farm.

Loquats are a great fruit for making jam and such, but the loquat leaf has amazing medicinal qualities.  Its is a registered medicine in China and due to its anti viral and respiratory system enhancing qualities has an especially  growing demand right now.   The images below from show that the leaves sell for about a dollar per leaf!

I have many trees on the farm but started growing loquat seedlings last year.


Loquat leaf tea has become really important during the pandemic due to its respiratory strengthening qualities.

I have been drinking a lot of home made loquat leaf tea during the pandemic.

The report “Live Anywere-Earn Everywhere” shows specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increases your income, makes you smarter, healthier and provides tax benefits as well. 

There are specific places where property is especially inexpensive, now because previous owners do not know about the special qualities created by the pandemic.

Learn about these specific places.  More important learn what makes these places special and seven freedom producing steps that you can use to find other similar spots of opportunity.

Here are some of the experiences this report shares:

The report includes a tax and career plan broken into four age groups, before you finish school, from age 25 to 50 – age 50-to 65 and what to do when you reach the age where tradition wants you to re-tire.  (Another clue-you do not need to retire and probably should not).

The report is very specific because it is about what Merri and I, our children and even my sister and thousands of our readers have done and are doing.

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere focuses on a system that takes advantage of living in Smalltown USA, but earning globally.

  • Learn about the magic of the north facing slope.   This is where Merri and I live almost half of our time.  North facing mountain land is some of the least expensive in the world but has hidden values that the report reveals.  There is a lot of this land and a lot of hidden value that you can tap.   When we bought our Blue Ridge farm (252 acres) I mentioned this to my Swiss banking friend.  “That’s bigger than the entire village where I live!” was his response.  Smalltown USA offers a last chance at having a lot of space.  By living in two Smalltown places there are enormous tax advantages as well.  One step in the system saves Merri and me over $28,345 in taxes a year.

The report shows how to buy cheap north facing slopes and create an income producing tiny home for $29,000 or less.

If you lack the $29,000 to invest, a start up using tents is even less.  These are tipis we put up at our farm before we built our first tiny home.  Learn how they can create tens of thousands of dollars in income for you.

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  • See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can be enhanced by the pandemic but also create BIG tax savings as well as extra income.  For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions.  Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax.  The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70  and beyond 70.   Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S.  See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562.  Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
  • See how a greenhouse can help you eat better and be healthier, plus provide income and a tax deduction and be funded by a government grant.


Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

  • There are similar benefits from having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587, even if your desk is a dining room table.  The report also shows how your dining room table can become an actual income producer as its creates a huge tax deduction at the same time, not to mention a great place to eat, work and lay out plans for a brighter, safer more lucrative and enjoyable future.
  • Living in this environment is also healthier, economically as well as physically.  You’ll see in the report how researchers at Harvard found an amazing correlation between living in conditions found on north facing slopes, longevity and mental health.  The researchers were quite surprised by this strong correlation that also extended into mental health.  In addition to feeling better, reducing stress and having more Joie de Vivre the places outlined in “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” can help you avoid hospitals, high cost disease management (aka health care) and BIG pharma while providing an investment opportunity in three plants that have some of the fastest growing demand in natural health care.  These three plants are just one of seven business opportunities that can create multiple streams of income.
  • How changes in cell phone and internet technology eliminated the need to be in one place.   An old law that creates new opportunity for small business in small towns is available to everyone.
  • Use the specific search and purchase guide.  Construction plans are included that show how to generate first tier income that leads to five, second tier avenues of earnings.
  • How to pay off old debt and avoid new debt by avoiding spurts and embracing value. 
  • Learn seven skills that will always have value.  See how to turn First Aid, medicinal plants, hospitality, food, trees, alternate energy and writing to sell into everlasting, low stress wealth.

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This pond we created at our farm brought us pleasure but also helped create a safe, healthy food supply, extra income and a tax deduction as well.

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