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Dealing with a week of tragedy
Celebrating a vision for the future!
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters, 


This newsletter involves two features, one dealing with this week's incredible tragedy and how it relates to our work at World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and the other is a global celebration we invited all to be a part of to envision a new future for humanity.





Like the rest of the world, we at, were deeply saddened this week with the tragic events at the elementary school in Connecticut. This event was heartbreaking beyond description. It was very difficult for me to work through my heartbreak and face writing a newsletter with hope.


It is important to keep the world in perspective. According to statistics violent crime has been going down in the United States steadily for decades, and research shows that the entire planet is less violent now than at any time in human history.


However, heart rending sorrow over such events is natural and right. The Dalai Lama said that tears of compassion feed the well of hope. Let's let our tears feed a well of hope in our actions this year.


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's mission has been to connect people around the planet to envision en masse a future of health & healing. Our global events held on the last Saturday of April each year educate millions around the planet on mind-body health.


In 2013 we will also invoke a mass effort launching a petition to the White House to begin integrating mind-body practices like Tai Chi and Qigong, proven to reduce the incidence of anxiety, depression, and mood disturbance, into public education in the United States. Our hope is that eventually this model, once inacted will inspire other nations worldwide to begin similar projects.


The wave of mass shootings in the United States were all perpetrated by individuals suffering from mood disturbance and depression. Integrating mind-body education into public education, through a one-hour per day, five days a week phys-ed or health education class, would create an entire generation of mind-body masters in 12 years. The health benefits on all levels, including mental health, would be substantial.


We will announce the coming Whitehouse Petition Drive early in 2013. It will require 25,000 signitures in a very short time period in order to get to the President's desk, so we hope you'll consider ways you can spread it throughout the healing and mind-body networks you may be a part of, so when we launch it, it can aquire the needed number of signatures.


"Alone we can do so little ... together ... so much."

-- Helen Keller





On December 22, 2012 there will be Birth 2012 events held worldwide to celebrate the future of humanity! You can be a part of it. Events can be as simple as you meditating or doing tai chi, qigong, yoga, prayer, sacred dance, etc. in your living room. You can video tape your participation in whatever form it takes and post it on The Shift Network's website under Birth 2012 Events.


And at 12/22/2012 Happy Birthday Earth Party! A New Beginning:!/events/504222159612242/


Last week this global wave of events was kicked off with a 12 hour Qigong Master's online Summit. See below video that includes an interview I did as founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on this global event and a hopeful uplifting vision of humanity's future.


Good Qi and Warm Regards!


Bill Douglas and Angela Wong-Douglas




One World ... One Breath.



Please view the below video on BIRTH 2012 events happening worldwide, and get involved by observing 12/22/2012 yourself with some mindful participation, and photo or video tape your participation to post at:


The Shift Network's webpage for this event.



The Shift, Birth 2012, World Healing Day, World Tai Chi Qigong Day, Hundreds of Cites, 70 Nations
The Shift, Birth 2012, World Healing Day, World Tai Chi Qigong Day, Hundreds of Cites, 70 Nations
Also, please visit
for the entire series of qigong and tai chi interviews and presentations.



Campaign to Educate the First Lady About
Tai Chi & Qigong 




First Lady Campaign  






Dear First Lady, Michelle Obama,



We applaud your passion to encourage people toward fitness solutions to life problems through your Let's Move! program. We want to invite you to participate in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 celebrations being held for the last fifteen years on the last Saturday of April in most, if not all, of the 50 United States, as well as in hundreds of cities in nearly 70 nations, as a health education event, as well as a thank you to Chinese culture for these amazing gifts of health to the world.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been proclaimed by governors of over 23 US states, including:

Kansas (by HHS Secretary, then KS governor) Kathleen Sebilius, Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events are free and open to the public, an annual event designed to educate the public about the profound health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong. Harvard Health publications wrote that Tai Chi is often referred to as "moving meditation," but that it more accurately should be called "moving MEDICATION" for all the myriad health issues it can prevent or treat.


Research at the University of Miami School of Medicine found that Tai Chi reduced Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms in teenagers in their study. A UCLA study found that Tai Chi boosted the Tai Chi groups resistance to viral infection by 50%. Tai Chi has been found to lower high blood pressure, reduce or eliminate chronic pain issues and help with arthritis, lower the incidence of anxiety and depression, help treat type 2 diabetes, dramatically improve balance, affect DNA in a way that could increase longevity, increase brain size, and much more. Recent research has shown that Tai Chi can improve brain size and perhaps diminish the onset of dementia, and the Australian health system is using Tai Chi as a COPD therapy, and the British health system is using Tai Chi as a cardiac rehabilitation treatment. 

Yours in health!

[Your name/school]
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Participant




Contact the First Lady at the Whitehouse: 







Kathleen Sebillius  

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day founders with HHS Secretary (then Kansas Governor)
Kathleen Sebilius at the signing of the Official Proclamation of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day















World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizers:
2013 Official Press Releases are Available!


Helping Tai Chi and Qigong Schools and Groups
in 70 Nations to Gain Media Attention!



World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has enabled Tai Chi and Qigong groups and
schools gain local and national media attention for their local classes.



National Brazilian television network covers World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events
across Brazil, and local Brazilian organizer's schools and classes. 






Currently we have 2013 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Releases

you can print or download in 18 languages (click below link) 



















We will soon begin taking pre-orders for
Official T-Shirts for 2013
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
      Official 2013 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts


This years Official T-Shirts will be with dark blue

text and image, printed on a gorgeous saphire

blue cotton t-shirt.


Hopefully by next week we'll have the ordering feature up. If you are new to this, we take pre-orders and then do one big print run to keep costs down for everyone.


Stay tuned ... we'll keep you posted!