Monday, April 25, 2016

40+ Wellness Options and Strategies

40+ Wellness Options and Strategies        
Saturday April 30th to Saturday May 7th will mark the dates for the 4th annual Harlem Holistic Wellness Week celebration; the focus of HHWW 2016 will be on the growing population of individuals between the ages of 40 and 80 years of age.
This will include Baby Boomers who are now over 30% of the U.S. population. The Boomer generations are individuals born between 1946 and 1964. The 40+ focus will also include those who are part of the X generation individuals born between, 1961 and 1981.

This year Harlem Wellness practitioners, programs and businesses will be asked to develop special promotional activities that will target  boomer and x generation individuals interested in exploring natural wellness health options.

The main objective of this year’s Harlem wellness week will be to introduce natural products and services to the 40+ population who are looking for natural ways to proactively prevent disease, slow the effects of aging and improve the overall quality of life. Meditation, Tai Chi, Yoga, KI Training, swimming even line dancing can be useful tools for developing a proactive natural wellness strategy.

The wellness industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. More people are turning to natural health care options, creating tremendous opportunities in the business of wellness. I believe there will be a day when prevention strategies will be viewed more cost effective then reactive cure in the health care industry.

Insurance companies are taking a closer look at ways to offer clients proactive wellness and prevention strategies. This is due in part because of the staggering cost of a reactive health care system and the growing numbers of Americans in the 40+ population.

The Alzheimer’s Association currently reports 1 out of 10 Americans over 65 will suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The American Cancer Association reports that 1 out of 2 men will develop cancer in their life time.
The American Health Association cites heart disease is the number 1 killer of women and 1 out of 8 American women will have breast cancer in their life time. This is why many Americans young and old are turning to holistic wellness options of prevention, education and stress reduction programs.

If you are a Harlem based wellness practitioner or have a wellness related business or program that that has products or services which can be used as part of a 40+ self-healing wellness strategy and would like to participate in this year’s Harlem Holistic Wellness Week send me an email at or call 646 39-677. You can also offer special discounts for individuals over 40.

If you are 40+ and would like to learn more about natural ways to stay healthy keep on the lookout for more information on the special discounts for products and services during this year’s Harlem Holistic Wellness Week.

If you are a member of generation Y also known as the Millennials (individuals born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s) this year’s Harlem Wellness Week will be a good time to start learning natural wellness strategic options as well.

Life is What You Make It

Life is What You Make It
There is an old saying “You are who you think you are”, like most old sayings there is a visible and invisible truth to them. The invisible truth to the above statement is due to social programing, most people do not know who they are; they often let social programing give them the illusion of who they think that they are. When you learn to understand who you really are and the abilities that were given to you at birth; you can become who and what you want to be.

In most cases a lack of productivity in personal development is a lack of understanding of self. Many will blame other people or things on an unhappy or difficult life. This truth may be difficult to embrace but no one or thing can truly make your life happy or unhappy. Life is truly what you make it. The foundation of happiness and sadness is internal.
Happiness and sadness are frequencies of mind energy. Sadness, anger, envy and hate are low frequencies of mind energy; and can be harmful to your health. Happiness, hope, faith and love are high frequencies of mind energy; they are very important for good health. Without good health it is difficult to enjoy the material world. Since high frequencies of mind energy are key factors in preserving good health, positive thoughts are important no matter whom you think you are.

Some might say if I am unhappy it is difficult to have positive thoughts. My thoughts would be as stated before, no one or situation can make you angry or unhappy; you make yourself angry or unhappy. It is easy to place the blame on someone or something else. We are programed to think a certain way, the next time you find yourself unhappy or angry try to deprogram yourself and change the frequency of your thought from negative to positive. The difficulty in doing this will give you an idea of how deep your social programing is.

You are what you think you are, you are special. This does not mean that you are better than anyone else; it just means that you have the ability to change your life anytime you wish. Thought manifestation is one of the special gifts that we often misuse. What we think about the most will manifest into our reality. When you understand that you have all that you need to be happy right now, it can change your life. As the saying goes “when you understand that you don’t need anything, you will be able to have everything”. 

Life is truly what you make it, if you understand who you are. Don’t let the illusionary social programed self that you think you are make your life unhappy. Find your real self and allow happiness and love to flow into your life.

The One Mind

The One Mind
In Taoism and many other ancient philosophies the concept of one mind reflects the belief that we are all connected and that connection stems from a universal mind. It is also believed that humans are the only living creatures on earth that have difficulty making the one mind connection. While it is understood that we are on the top of the food chain, our ability to manifest thoughts into reality have been both a blessing and a curse. The desire to control and to acquire material things have taken most of us away from the connection to the universal mind some in a greater degree then others.

The desire by a few to keep the minds of the masses programed has kept the power of the mind a secret for centuries. Social programing has led many of us to believe that we need something outside of ourselves to have peace of mind, love, wealth, health are all in our power to manifest if we can find the faith in our ability to use our internal connection to the universal mind to manifest them into our reality. As I grow older I realize that good health is the foundation to having a peaceful mind.

 It was for this reason when Dr. Robert Woodbine introduced me to the one mind wellness concept of World Tai chi and Qi Gong Day ( eight years ago, I was happy to work with him to coordinate the first Harlem celebration of this one mind concept. On the last Saturday in April thousands of people spanning more than 80 nations come together at 10:00am in their time zones to focus on a one mind of vision wellness and world peace.

This year on Saturday April 30th the 9th annual Harlem celebration of World Tai Chi and Qi Gong day will again take place starting at 10:00am in the plaza of St. Nicholas Park at 135th street and St. Nicholas Avenue. This one mind concept motivated me to create Harlem Holistic Wellness Week which also starts on the last Saturday in April and ends on the first Saturday in May. This year’s HHWW dates are Saturday April 30th to Saturday May 7th

Both HHWW and World Tai Day focus on helping individuals use natural wellness options like Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Ki Training to improve their health by learning to connect to the universal mind to manifest health. During wellness week this year we are asking individuals over 40 to try a natural option to improve their health. There are many wellness practitioners and wellness organizations in Harlem that you might want to explore. 

Even though this year’s target is the over 40 populations, if you are under 40th you might want to learn about these natural holistic options to address your health as well. For further information on the World Tai Chi and Qi Gong day celebration in Harlem call 866 327-2254. You can call 646 329-6727 or send an email to for information on Harlem Holistic Wellness Week.