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BREAKTHRU! United States Federal Bureau of Prison's refers Penal Professionals to World Tai Chi & Qigong Day as THE SOURCE on Tai Chi/Qigong for prison rehab. programs

* Tai Chi & Qigong teachers, be sure to list your WTCQD Event and School
in our global Tai Chi & Qigong Directories at,
so local penal rehab. professionals and others in your local community
can find had connected over ONE MILLION
of our visitors to local teachers. If you are a student, for goodness sake,
encourage your teacher to do this, it is free public exposure!
NOTE: if you start a prison program it must have
want calmer inmates, not more lethal ones. 

If you are unaware that we, YOU and, ... as a World Tai Chi & Qigong community working together ... are not CHANGING THE WORLD in HUGE WAYS ... then you have not taken the time to read our newsletters.

Don't make that mistake again! SAVE THIS NEWSLETTER, and when you have time, read it through, and you will know just how profoundly we can affect the world when we work together as a global Tai Chi & Qigong family.  IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!

Share these free Ezine newsletters with your group, classes, or your Tai Chi and Qigong teacher. JUST BECAUSE ITS FREE, DOESN'T MAKE IT WORTHLESS ... these newsletters are changing people's lives by connecting them to teachers worldwide of all styles! AND by helping teachers expand their teaching into society at all levels. ALL FREE SERVICES ... just waiting for you to do something with them. SHARE these newsletters widely! It can change the world!

* Also, at the top of each newsletter is a link to open the newsletter as a web page, and you can copy that URL and paste it into your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. to share with your social networks ... we give you the tools ... its up to you to use them to change the world ... or not.

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 

100s of cities, in over 80 nations!





Tai Chi, practiced correctly and regularly,
will gain one the pliability of a child,
the health of a lumberjack, and
the peace of mind of a sage.
-- Cheng Man-Chi'ng

"Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world."
-- Laozi, Tao Te Ching

JUST IN from National Qigong Association!


The last Saturday of April has become the day that the world
celebrates unity through breath and movement by practicing
Tai Chi and Qigong at 10:00AM. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
founder Bill Douglas has been a great supporter of the NQA for
years, and the NQA actively supports Bill in his vision for a
world in harmony and peace. Together we look toward
... A world of peace, health, and enlightenment.
One World... One Breath
-- Gary Paruszkiewicz
Chair, National Qigong Association (NQA) Regional Committee

Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,

TOP STORY -- U.S. Department of Corrections recognizes WTCQD's work!

Working together ... with you ... as a global Tai Chi & Qigong family, we are creating ripples in the ocean of humanity that are echoing out to have huge positive impacts at all levels of society.

"Alone, we can do so little ... together ... so much."
-- Helen Keller 

One World ... One Breath -- each year all across the
planet, the global Tai Chi and Qigong family come
together to create a worldwide wave of Qi, and
health education to our planet, touching millions
via media reports on our collective effort.

Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
-- Lao Tzu

On our end, here at, organizing the annual event of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is only one of the myriad things we do to aid enthusiasts, teachers & organizations in promoting Tai Chi & Qigong usage worldwide--at all levels of society--to save society hundreds of billions of dollars in health cost saving, court, police, and penal rehab. costs, etc.'s Tai Chi & QG for Penal and Drug Rehabilitation
becoming a Source Link for the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons for
penal rehabilitation institutions and professionals is a BIG DEAL ...
and when rehab. professionals click there they are directed, not to WTCQD Founders, Bill & Angela Wong Douglas ... BUT TO TEACHERS of all styles IN those penal facility's LOCAL COMMUNITIES. Also, Tai Chi & Qigong Teachers are given tips and ideas for working with courts and prisons.

We have contributed to the expanse of prison Tai Chi and Qigong programs from Texas to Australia, as well as helping teachers expand into public education programs, in healthcare, and to collaborate with government agencies to expand public access to local teachers' Tai Chi and/or Qigong classes. See below UK and Australian reports:


"Dear Sifu Douglas [and World Tai Chi & Qigong Day],
[With your help] I have been continuing our effort of sharing the benefits and wonders of ... Tai Chi & Qigong ... I've sent out a letter to the Oregon Department of Corrections and hope to get out more ... I'm hoping to have other [prison facilities] to embrace these practices."
-- Willie,
Allred Unit, Texas Penitentiary System

"Legal Services for Prisoners with Children recommended I contact you at World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for more information on Tai Chi [for penal rehab.].
-- Inmate at
California State Prison at Corcoran 


"I set up a tai chi website for [UK national] health
service staff (NHS) where
I add information including [medical research info]
you send through your Newsletters."

-- Mark Peters, Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan,
United Kingdom,

"Using's Medical Research Library, I created a grant proposal that now enables seniors in our region of Australia to get FREE Tai Chi classes, made available to ALL seniors in our area."
-- Rod Ferguson
Australian Academy of Tai Chi & Qigong

WHY DO WE GIVE THIS ALL AWAY!? Because we believe in YOU! We believe that each of you who has experienced the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong is an asset to your community, by your sharing that knowledge with others. Together, we have the potential of saving society hundreds of billions of dollars for years and years through health cost savings, police, courts, prisons, senior care, mental health care, etc. etc.

HOW DO WE KNOW THIS? A good Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation teacher will save society millions of dollars in health costs, via avoided surgeries and therapies and lifetimes of medication. The reason we know this, is because we had the good fortune of teaching Tai Chi Meditation classes for the University of Kansas Hospital Turning Point program for Hope & Healing--where results are methodically measured. Because our students are dealing with serious health challenges, they are constantly seeing physicians and getting monitored, blood pressure, chronic pain levels, BNP levels for heart disease, blood sugar levels for diabetes, etc. AND WE HAVE SEEN AMAZING RESULTS. Now, we don't think we're special. We think that all teachers who teach over a period of decades saves society millions of dollars ... its just that most of them don't know their own value, because they weren't in this clinical situation we are in, where we do know the dollar figures of savings--and they are enormous. 

And this is only the tip of the iceberg of the ways we work tirelessly to promote Tai Chi and Qigong groups, associations and teachers worldwide. We help teachers understand how to expand their teaching into the community, and we work to bring the world to local teacher's via our free Events/Schools Directory. Did you know that Judges are beginning to sentence rage defendents to mind-body meditation like Tai Chi to change their behavior, rather than just jailing them over and over and over again?  Learn about this and much more at our Tai Chi & Qigong for Penal and Drug Rehabilitation page that the U.S. Prison's Bureau features, and provides links to.

Tai Chi Health and Meditation Helps Prisoners
Tai Chi Health and Meditation Helps Prisoners at
New Mexico State Penitentiary - BRILLIANT VIDEO

20 years ago Angela and I (co-founders of WTCQD), began expanding Tai Chi and Qigong into society at all levels--teaching in preschools through high school and university levels (with Tips on Teaching Kids) in health science classes (and for Special Education programs); presenting on Tai Chi & Qigong benefits in some of the world's largest corporations; teaching in churches and places of worship (and we did a presentation on Tai Chi Meditation for the National Catholic Youth Conference); teaching in senior centers and care facilities; and in some of the world's largest health networks and institutions; and also we began teaching in drug and penal rehabilitation institutions.  

Tai Chi & Qigong are being taught to school children worldwide - Tai Chi Treats ADHD and more
Tai Chi & Qigong are being taught to school children worldwide - Tai Chi Treats ADHD and more

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Founder pioneered Tai Chi Meditation
in schools at all levels K thru university, and now gives away
tips and information to empower Tai Chi & Qigong teachers
worldwide to do the same.

We participated in a program with the National Council on Aging, several universities, and the United States YMCA to educate them on Tai Chi and Qigong and to create opportunities for Tai Chi and Qigong teachers all across the nation--at this historic event organized by NQA Founder, Roger Janhke. If you teach or study Tai Chi or Qigong at a local YMCA today, there is a strong likelihood that it was due to our early efforts at this historic conference of Tai Chi and Qigong pioneers and visionary organizations like the National Council on Aging and the American YMCA. I know, it seems like all this just happened by itself ... but some of us put our entire lives into making all this happen ... and together we can do so much more ... this is only the beginning!

Expanding Tai Chi & Qigong into society at all levels locally wasn't enough for us, because when we saw the benefits these tools offer ALL people who are exposed to them ... we just had to help Tai Chi & Qigong enthusiasts, teachers and schools to be more empowered to have the same impact in their local communities worldwide, by sharing step-by-step guides to give away all our experience to teachers around the world ... and the result ... a calmer, clearer, kinder, and healthier world.

One World ... One Breath,

Bill Douglas and Angela Wong-Douglas,
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
p.s. If you would like to support our work, you can,
via our beautiful and meaningful OfficialWTCQD T-Shirts,
w/ "One World ... One Breath" in 34 languages on the back.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT ... for you to get them by
WTCQD 2015. If you want to support our work order now.

Mumbai, India WTCQD organizer, Carlton Hill,
sporting his 2015 Official WTCQD T-Shirt

JUST IN from JAPAN!  Takako Yamaguchi, a new WTCQD organizer in Japan, reports that Japan is planning a major mass World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event for the FIRST TIME this year. See article in newsletter, "WTCQD in Japan!"

In this newsletter see the article about how IIQTC Brings Qigong and Tai Chi to Veterans. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day wants to help expand awareness and replication of such wonderful programs worldwide.

Together, as a global Tai Chi and Qigong family, we are having amazing impacts in the world, as evidenced by the National Institute of Corrections website's citation of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's work to integrate these arts into penal rehabilitation. We are listed as a source on penal rehabilitation for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons website--a result of years of work pioneering Tai Chi Meditation in penal rehabilitation from Kansas City's Jackson County Correctional System to California's Folsom Maximum Security Prison (where Judith Trethway and James Hecker created an amazing example to the world in their Folsom Tai Chi Chih program.)


NIC is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal
Bureau of Prisons. The Institute is headed by a Director appointed
by the U.S. Attorney General. A 16-member Advisory Board, also
appointed by the Attorney General, was established by the
enabling legislation (Public Law 93-415) to provide policy
direction to the Institute. 


This U.S. Bureau of Prison's link to brings penal rehabilitation professionals to On each page of our website, the "Schools Directory" is at the top of every page, directing our readers to local schools and groups worldwide. Why do we do all of this?  Because Tai Chi and Qigong are changing the world.

Tai Chi and Qigong are profound additions to corporate wellness, education, senior care, modern healthcare, and can save society hundreds of billions of dollars in future spending. That is not hyperbole, that is a fact. When the healing impacts we get mentally, emotionally, and physically from the Traditional Chinese Medicine practices of Tai Chi and Qigong are all considered ... you find that vast savings in future health costs, prison costs, etc. could be saved by vastly expanding Tai Chi and Qigong into society at all levels.

When you think about it, it is crazy that every school in the world doesn't offer instruction in these tools, not just to students, but to teachers. The medical research on these tools is profound and mounting.

Tai Chi is about flexibility, and loosening enough to allow the Qi to flow through our relaxed forms. Tai Chi & Qigong's permeation into society will happen faster and faster as Tai Chi and Qigong teachers become flexible and innovative in creating programs focusing on health and healing and the calming meditative aspects of Tai Chi and Qigong--taught in science-based, fun, and approachable ways.  

Public schools, prisons, etc. will NOT want to teach students how to become more dangerous and lethal, and corporate wellness departments in corporations are looking for effective meditation classes to reduce stress, improve health and mental acuity and creativity. Tai Chi and Qigong can be taught as highly effective mindfulness meditations, and can have profoundly positive effects.  If Tai Chi can adapt to the times and offer more inclusive and welcoming classes accessible to all, including those dealing with physical challenges, it will speed up its integration into society at all levels.

Stress is what is killing most people ... and most people are learning about Tai Chi and Qigong from Dr. Oz and health journals as mounting medical research continues to come out on the benefits of these mind-body internal arts.  Tai Chi and Qigong can be powerful meditative health practices ... a prescription for the future for this over-stressed constantly changing world.

If you have experienced Tai Chi and Qigong's benefits, then you know that the work we do together to organize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day each year--to spread awareness of these arts to millions worldwide--is a great gift we, together, offer the world ...

Thank you for being a healing part of history!

Media Coverage of WTCQD

UPDATE:  We have updated the WTCQD Press Releases to the 2015 event dates. We have FREE Press Releases you can download and use in 19 LANGUAGES, to HELP YOU PROMOTE YOUR LOCAL WTCQD ... AND LOCAL CLASSES, at:


We have also done the painstaking work of collecting media contacts' links for International, National, Regional and Local media to make it easy for you to do media work to promote your local events and classes:


Also, we do media releases each year to promote events worldwide. You can support our ability to do more effective press releases by getting an Official T-Shirt.










Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters,


We NEED your help.

We want to do a major 2015 media campaign to help spread the word about your local events via media, and thereby educate the world about Tai Chi & Qigong.



World Tai Chi day celebrations in Latin America - no comment
EURO NEWS: World Tai Chi Day celebrations in Latin America and World

Our work at, training Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts worldwide in media outreach, and we put local WTCQD organizers across Latin America in contact with media, and connected media to local organizers. Due to our efforts these clips were used by Associated Press Television, BBC World Television, and Euro News. We've done the same to help gain national and regional TV coverage in the United States (CNN, FOX), Texas, Los Angeles, New York, the nations of CanadaGeorgia, Egypt, Israel, Brazil, Italy, Cuba, Croatia, Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, and many others.





Of course, organizing and/or participating in WTCQD events each year is what makes this global wave so beautiful and meaningful. But, there is another important way you can help this effort.


Our beautiful and meaningful  

When you purchase, or tell others about, our

Official WTCQD T-Shirts, you contribute to our work.
we are pressed to get the media campaign launched as well. 


It's not as painful as you think. Actually the t-shirts are beautiful,
meaningful, and your group would love them IF YOU ASK THEM.
We get emails like the one below each year. If you ask your group
you'll find that your group will likely be excited about
wearing a beautiful and meaningful T-Shirt,
and to contribute to our work of spreading
Tai Chi & Qigong awareness worldwide
for public health, calm, and clarity. 


Thank you for supporting our work.




Hi Angela-
Again, thanks so much for all your hard work! 

The students in our classes loved their
WTCQD t-shirts and didn't realize how
they were until they received
them.  So, I had 
another 14 students
who requested them and just 
in the order. 

Also, I love the recent newsletter.  Your picture
with your fine feathered friends is so awesome! 

Take care and thanks so much again.

In Spirit,
Geri LaDuke
Penn Valley, CA 













You only need one Official T-Shirt to enter the Photo Contest. Our 3 Grand Prize Packages are now up to hundreds of dollars in value of Tai Chi and Qigong instructional related products ... we are now adding prizes to a 2nd tier of Runner Up Prizes! 







Again, you only need one official t-shirt to enter. 


SEND ONLY TWO PHOTOS, to after your WTCQD 2015 event, with "Official WTCQD T-Shirt Photo Contest" in the Subj. line.


1 Photo must be 2015 event: Close up of upper-body and face, with "2015" WTCQD Official T-Shirt on


2nd Photo: Group shot of the same city's WTCQD event. This 2nd photo can be one of this year'sWTCQD event, or of a past year's event you held in your area.




Have fun with your Event Photo Art Projects :-)


Yours in Qi,


Bill & Angela WongDouglas,
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day










To find an already organized event, click on the "Find Local Events" link in the menu on the left at and search your zip code.  There may be pages and pages of listings, and you'll need to contact many until you find one holding an event, as not all groups hold events every single year.


Here are ways to get started organizing an event,
if you decide to organize one yourself:
1) Join Our Free Email Mailing List for our World Tai Chi & Qigong Ezine Newsletter to stay updated on global developments (it is good to encourage your group to do so as well, as seeing the constant postings of govt. officials around the world Proclaiming WTCQD 2015 for their areas, videos/photos of past events worldwide, etc.)


2) List your Event and School in the Events Directory and Schools Directory at


3) Browse the menu on the left of the homepage at to take advantage of all our FREE resources to help you expand Tai Chi & Qigong in your area and the world by your participation in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.


There you will find links to:
* Media Kits
* Organizing Kits
* Medical Research on Tai Chi & Qigong (to share with media
if you gain coverage of your event)
* Press Releases you can use in 19 languages
* Banner/Poster/Flyer artwork to publicize your WTCQD event
* How to get Official Proclamations for WTCQD in your area from govt. officials
and more ... you can spend hours viewing the free resources, and can share them with your local email list, and link to them on your website.  We create these resources as free public services.


We believe that Tai Chi and Qigong, as they change individuals, are changing our world for the better.


Our event's motto is "One World ... One Breath."


Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
P.S. if you would like to support our work, you can by of course organizing events,
but also via our Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-SHIRTS.



We just got this exciting note from Japan's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizer, Takako Yamaguchi:

Dear  Bill & Angela

Hello,I teach and enjoy Tai Chi every day in Japan.
Last year I heard about "World Tai Chi qigong Day
"from my friend lived in Honolulu.

I have a great interest in it ! And I and my Tai Chi
groups would like to participate in your event
"WTCQD" in Japan. This is a first time in Japan.

... many members and their friends can take part in it ... coming from all over Japan.

All the best

Takako yamaguchi

IIQTC Brings Qigong and Tai Chi to Veterans:


The Veterans Administration Health Care System has been implementing new ideas through the VA Center for Innovation and the VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Culture transformation. The mandates of these departments are to think of innovative approaches to Veteran programs that include "non-pharmacological interventions". "The mind-body wellness practices of Qigong and Tai Chi are perfect for this", stated Dr Jahnke, whose clinical practice of Chinese medicine continued for 30 years before he turned his attention to training Qigong and Tai Chi teachers. According to ancient Chinese medical wisdom, which Dr Jahnke explores in his book The Healer Within, "The most profound medicine is produced in the human system for FREE."

Read entire article by Violet Li, of Tai Chi Examiner, 3/20/2015

Official T-Shirt





Sifu Bob Klein  -  $19.95

"Primordial Chi-Gung," by Sifu Bob Klein

"Tai-Chi Tiger Form," by Sifu Bob Klein

"The Best of: American Tai-Chi," by Sifus: Bob Klein, Jou, Tsung Hwa; Yang, Jwing Ming; Jiang, Jianye; Pat Rice; Jay Dunbar; John Painter; Jean Goulet and many more

"More Chair Exercises for Seniors" - With Tai-Chi Master Bob Klein

"How to Teach Tai Chi, Vol. 1," by Sifu Bob Klein

The famed #1 top selling Tai Chi book, "The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi." by Dr. Peter Wayne, Harvard Medical School

Autographed copy of WTCQD Founders, Bill & Angela Wong-Douglas's "The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong," which has been lauded by some of the world's TOP Tai Chi champions and coaches as a visionary coverage of the BEST parts of Tai Chi and Qigong.

"The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong" BOOK by WTCQD Founders, Bill & Angela Wong-Douglas

"Anthology of Qigong" 4-track Meditation CD, from WTCQD Founder, Bill Douglas

"Qigong for Children's Health & Relaxation" from WTCQD Founder, Bill Douglas


National Qigong Association's "Discovering Qigong" DVD

Dr. Paul Lam and Maureen Miller's important book:
"Teaching Tai Chi Effectively"

"Tai Chi for Energy" DVD, by Dr. Paul Lam

An autographed copy of "Creativity on Demand" by Michael J. Gleb, w section on "Tai Chi and Meditation for Creativity" by WTCQD Founder, Bill Douglas

"Anthology of T'ai Chi & Qigong: A Prescription for the Future" DVD, by Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

"Anthology of Qigong: Sitting Qigong Meditations" CD, by Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

- A Feminine Art for Power and Strength" DVD from WTCQD Founder, Angela Wong Douglas 

"Qigong for Children's Health & Relaxation" from WTCQD Founder, Bill Douglas

AND ALSO, chosen at random, each runner up will also receive one of the below 3 Keith Jeffrey's DVD packages:
1 - of Dr. Keith Jeffery's "Easy Tai Chi - Ultimate Package" Package includes all our DVDs PLUS our on line training videos and manual. In depth study and learning for serious students Designed to replace weekly classes.

1 - of Dr. Jeffery's "Easy Tai Chi - The Works" 4 Minute Fitness, Tai Chi for Busy People and Easy Tai Chi CORE. Our most popular advanced "step by step" DVD package.

1 - of Dr. Jeffery's "Easy Tai Chi - Dynamic Duo" 4 Minut
e Fitness and Tai Chi for Busy People. Our most popular beginners DVD package. 

Royal Oak, Michigan (USA) wearing Official WTCQD T-Shirts  

Tai Chi & Qigong DVDs/CDs from Acclaimed Instructors

We'll post your web link and bio with the newsletter Prize Package announcements, which will spread the word on your valuable products and also help support our global efforts to promote Tai Chi and Qigong useage worldwide.

Media Montage of WTCQD Coverage  


"World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, takes place [the last Saturday of April] . . . To learn more, find instruction on the basics or discover a class in your area, go online to"

  -- USA Weekend

"Maybe we should have World Tai Chi and Qigong Day every week."

    -- International Herald Tribune




"While World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
isn't until [the last Saturday in April], the
organization's Web site is a year-round
resource. Learn about the many styles of
Tai Chi and their varied health benefits.

Also, check out a special section
on women and Tai Chi."


-- Parade Magazine



World Tai Chi Day in New York City
World Tai Chi Day in New York City

BBC News  Chinese martial art in Latin America

World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day - Egypt News - 2011

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebrated in Israel
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Costa Rica 100% Renewable Energy in 2015!
Model for the world ...



Since January 1, 2015 the Central American nation of Costa Rica has supplied 100% of its energy needs for home, business, computers ... EVERYTHING ... from green renewable energy sources.

This is a model for the world ... which the entire planet is capable of doing according to Stanford University Engineering Department research, as cited on

One thing meditative mind-body experiences offer is the meditative alpha brain wave state, when we let go of everything we are, believe, and hold onto ... and for moments we feel at one with the universe--losing one's sense of self for fleeting moments.

One advantage to this, as proven by modern neuroscience research, is that it gives the brain and consciousness a chance to re-boot, and to see the world with fresh new eyes, not held back by old self definitions.

Meditation research also shows that those who meditate are more capable of actualizing the life they envision, than those who do not meditate.

Polls show that most of us want a green renewable energy economy to assure our children get the same beautiful planet we have enjoyed.

Well, the research shows that not only is it possible, but a green energy conversion will stimulate the economy and create jobs. Costa Rica already, and other nations soon, i.e. Scotland, Nicaragua, etc., are proving that this can happen.

So what is holding the world back from becoming a green renewable energy economy, with electric non-polluting cars powered by wind/solar/hydro electric energy?

Mostly our minds. Our minds tend to hold onto old patterns, because change is stressful. Meditative practices can not only help with the stress, but actually change brain function to make us more open-minded and capable of assimilating new concepts without rejecting them out of old-habit-tendency reflexes in our minds.

When we meditate with tools like Tai Chi and Qigong, etc., we are physically re-wiring our minds, our neurology, and as our minds and body changes, we are literally changing the world, because we are the world, humans hold the reigns on our planet's future.

Costa Rica Powered By 100% Renewable Energy
For First 75 Days Of 2015

The Latin American country of Costa Rica has achieved the milestone of generating 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable resources, with a combination of hydropower and geothermal for 75 days in a row, the the state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) said.

Boosted by good rains at four of he country's main hydroelectric plants, ICE said that, according to National Electric System figures, it had not been necessary to use hydrocarbons to supply the country's grid at all in 2015, for the months of January, February and so far in March.

"With these (rain) conditions and the reserves accumulated to date, the ICE estimates that the downward trend in rates for all consumers will continue in the second quarter," the power agency was quoted as saying in the Latin American Herald Tribune ...


Read entire article at CleanTechnica





Biography of author, Michael J. Gleb:

Michael J. Gelb is the world's leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Roche and YPO. He brings more than 35 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and organizational consultant to his diverse, international clientele.

Michael Gelb is the author of 14 books on creativity and innovation including the international best seller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. (1998) How to Think Like Leonardo has been translated into 25 languages and has appeared on theWashington Post, Amazon, and the New York Times best seller lists.
In 2007 Gelb released Innovate Like Edison: The Five Step System for Breakthrough Business Success, co-authored with Sarah Miller Caldicott, the great grand niece of Thomas Edison. 

Michael's passion for applying genius thinking to personal and organizational development is also expressed in his Harper Collins release (2002) Discover Your Genius: How To Think Like History‚€™s Ten Most Revolutionary Minds.

In January 2012 Michael released Brain Power: Improve Your Mind As You Age, (New World Library).

His new book Creativity On Demand: Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius is published by Sounds True.

Biography of Dr. Paul Lam:

In 1974 Dr Paul Lam took up tai chi to combat his arthritis. It has been, and still is, a life-changing experience for him. Dr Lam has enjoyed and benefited so much from tai chi that he wants to share it with as many people as possible. He founded East Acton Video and Tai Chi Productions in 1996 to produce useful instructional material to improve people's health and to facilitate learning. We have now produced many best selling titles worldwide. By 2009 there were over one million people around the world who had learned and benefited from Dr Lam's Tai Chi for Health programs. 

Biography of Sifu Bob Klein:
In 1975, Bob Klein opened the Long Island School of Tai-chi-Chuan.  Mr. Klein was certified as a teacher of Tai-chi-Chuan for health and martial arts by Grandmaster William C. C. Chen. Mr. Klein also apprenticed with many teachers of traditional healing such as Body-Work and chi-gung.

Classes by Bob Klein are available at his school and at workshops around the country. He also provides Tai-chi Bodywork for deep stress relief and relaxation. See:

Artistic Video was created in 1985 to allow teachers of healing exercise, massage and martial arts to reach interested students through video instruction. Samples of our dvds can be seen on our youtube channel - Zookinesis49. Mr. Klein's books are also available through Artistic Video.

Biography of Dr. Keith Jeffery:
Dr. Jeffery is a world recognized tai chi teacher, and health and wellness motivational speaker. Since 1998, his best selling DVDs and revolutionary approach have pioneered the concept of helping busy people incorporate short, powerful, effective tai chi forms into busy lives.


Biography of Dr. Peter Wayne:
Peter M. Wayne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Director of Research, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Division of Preventive Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Peter Wayne, author of the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi,"  is an instructor in medicine and director of Tai Chi Research Programs in the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies. He is also an adjunct faculty assistant professor at the Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals, a clinical instructor in family medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and a research faculty member at NESA. 






Biography of Bill & Angela Wong-Douglas:

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Founders, Bill & Angela, were the 2009 Inductees to the Internal Arts Hall of Fame in New York; and the recipients of the Extraordinary Service in the Field of Qigong Award (National Qigong Association); Qigong Media Excellence Award winner (World Congress on Qigong); and Leadership Award recipient from the National Tai Chi Chuan Federation.


Bill & Angela are the authors of a best selling tai chi book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong" (Bantam-Penguin Books, 4th edition), and teach Tai Chi and Qigong Meditation for the University of Kansas Hospital's Turning Point program finding great results with patients dealing with a host of chronic health issues, including: Heart Disease; Type 2 Diabetes; Parkinson's; MS; Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, chronic pain and other conditions. They have taught for some of the world's largest health institutions, and for major corporations.



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