I am not a leader. I am merely indicating what I believe to be the path.

I am not a leader. I am merely indicating what I believe to be the path.

Follow The Leader

November 8, 2015

I was sitting thinking about my role in helping people to become more adept with regard to how they move their physical bodies. I thought – am I a leader? And then I thought, what a pretentious idea; me a leader. And then I thought of myself as pointing the direction; indicating a way to go, a fruitful path. Each of us can plan and create their own way to better health.

Follow the leader –

In a way yes.

In a way no.

Think about a group of people making their way through a new territory; do they spread out each one making their own path – a new trail or does the group follow one who is determining the way? If this were not the case there would be no trails. Some trails are so worn they last for centuries.

Dr. Joan Verikos has found a new path; that is, the aging process can be reversed. Now we have a new trail. I have come up with an efficacious way to reverse aging that is fun, fast, and easy. Training our bodies in much the same way we did as children on the playground;  which yielded valuable skill sets we would need our entire lives.

Now you become the leader.

The leader of you – once you have the concept you will design your own path, choosing your own fun things to do to train your body. It will keep your brain sharp till you are old. It will keep you out of a nursing home. I cannot imagine going from playing on the playground to a nursing home. Seems like there would be quite a vast distance from playing on the playground to spending one’s time in a nursing home. Stay on the playground.

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Enriching the brain and body with this fun “Step Over” Video.

I wanted to share this with you:

Enriching the brain and body with this fun “Step Over” video.

Stay agile, nimble, and surefooted with this fun “step over”.  Enriching the brain and body. A life long way that contributes to an agile, nimble, and surefooted you. Amazing results in a short time.

 

Stephen Jepson from neverleavetheplayground.com guarantees to save his audiences years of time spent in nursing homes and millions of dollars of health care costs.

 

2015 Balloon Festival Albuquerque, New Mexico combined with emergency surgery.

 

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2015 Balloon Festival Albuquerque, New Mexico combined with emergency surgery.

 

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Each year around the end of September and the first week in October I go visit my sister Sandra in New Mexico. We share wonderful times at these annual get-togethers. I arrived in New Mexico on September 30 this year. We go to the Frontier restaurant and have breakfast – regardless of the time of day I arrive, I usually arrive in the morning. We talk and talk; my sister is extremely well read on the history of our planet and our universe. It is always inspiring and educational for me to spend time with her. This trip she turned me on to boron as it relates to human health and “Human Universe” by Brian Cox. Among other things. 

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We took off on a 5 hour drive to Ouray, Colorado on Thursday morning. The place is famous for the exquisite beauty of its fantastic  setting and a most wonderful hot spring. We stayed at the St. Elmo Hotel. I found the place to be quite nice. On the way up to Ouray we stopped in Durango, Colorado where I had a unique experience; doing something for the first time in my life. That evening we shared a delicious meal at Buen Tiempo, a well done Mexican restaurant. In the morning we decided to take off early for  Taos, New Mexico because we wanted to arrive before dark to find a place to stay. The drive was filled with beautiful panorama after beautiful panorama on deserted highways. Very little traffic compared to what I’m used to. On the way into Taos we stopped and visited Earthship, a collection of unusual architecture carried to the extreme. What a piece of work that place is. I took several photographs. That night at our restaurant in Taos the man sitting at the next table bought our meal because he thought it was so nice for a brother and sister to be traveling around having fun. Quite an exhilarating experience having a total stranger  pay for your meal. Back in Coralles we got up at 6 AM on Monday and Sandra’s son Jake took his two children, Sandra, and me to see the hot air balloons go up at dawn at the Albuquerque, New Mexico balloon Festival. It is a stunning visual experience; the balloons are a vast array of brilliant colors. Sometimes they are fashioned into the shape of animals or items like huge buildings or fire trucks or something? Pretty much anything you can think of has been made into a hot air balloon. We were able to walk all around right next to and under the balloons as they readied for takeoff. Another thing I found quite amazing is the fact that some of the balloons that took off from the field where we were standing were able to circle around and after an hour or two return and land in that field. Leaving the Festival we took off on a drive up a gravel road to the top of the Sandias Mountains. We stopped at a picnic area along the way and each of us briefly went off in different directions. We went all the way to the top and then down the other side on the asphalt road past the ski lift area. Late that afternoon Sandra and I began a walk along the Rio Grande in Coralles; we got a tiny bit lost and had to pick and crawl our way through the briars and the brambles. I was pretty impressed with how much of a hunter gatherer I felt. Crawling and stepping over and… It was good. It began to thunder and lightning so Sandra and I decided to walk back to her car. Then it began to rain – harder and harder. Lightning all around and getting soaking wet. A couple walking in the opposite direction said: “we live close to here can we give you a ride home or back to your car?” We took the ride.

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The next morning, Tuesday, a week after I had arrived in New Mexico I woke up with pain in my abdomen. Something I had been experiencing for a couple of months but I did not tell anyone because it always went away and I felt fine afterwards. This morning was different and I said to Sandra: “I think there is something wrong with me because of the pain – discomfort I am experiencing”. She said: “let’s go to the computer and you tell me your symptoms and I will research it”. I ended up going to the emergency room at the hospital and having emergency surgery the following morning. To be continued…

 

 

Surf Expo Orlando 2015

Surf Expo Orlando 2015

Friday, September 11 was a fascinating day and beyond that a day that is proving to be most fruitful. I met lots of interesting people and I found several products that struck my fancy.

Let’s start at the beginning; my host was a most delightful fellow. He invited me to the shindig and put me up in his hotel; the digs were good. Our roommate was Craig B. Snyder who was hawking his beautiful new book: A Secret History Of The Olllie. A 900+ page extravaganza; this brand-new book has won national awards. It contains mountains of interesting text and over 1200 images and photos many of which have never been seen. Of course I purchased an autographed copy.

The fellow who invited me, Michael Brooke, owns a publishing company. He produces beautiful magazines which are sold around the world. His publication Concrete Wave is a beautiful piece of work. And as a host he can’t be beat, he gave me a good place to sleep and fed me breakfast. We spent hours together talking – solving the problems of the planet. Smile. We had a great time. The two of us have some big plans for mutual endeavors in the future. Simpatico best describes us.

The room containing the show was gargantuan – resembling an airplane hangar. There were hundreds of exhibitors. The room was filled with beautiful women and totally buff young men.

I do product reviews and I found several for me to test with my camera crew producing videos for the Internet and advertising.

I met some people who are interested in helping me get my message out: I am making the world a healthier and happier place through my – Never Leave The Playground program. I am also making the world a more beautiful place.

Also because of attending Surf Expo Orlando 2015 I have decided to learn to wakeboard and kite board in my 75th year. How about that? Many of you know how crucial I feel it is to keep moving. It is the secret to life.

Warmly,

Stephen Jepson

Stephen Jepson from neverleavetheplayground.com returns to his old stomping grounds

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The week before last (labor day weekend) I attended an all school reunion for Central high school in Sioux City, Iowa.  My school was called the ” Castle on the hill” because that is what it looked like.  Central was completed in the late 1800s with classes beginning at the end of the 1890s. The school was closed to teaching in 1972 when three brand-new high schools were built. So there were no students at the reunion who graduated after 1972. There was a female student in attendance who graduated in 1941, the year I was born. My most memorable time during the two evening event was at dinner on Saturday night talking with Stan Smith (Dr. Stan Smith radiologist Petoskey, Michigan). He and I had been friends in high school; both of us had been captains on the swim team in consecutive years; he in 1958 and I in 1959. I found our conversation quite interesting.

Our host in Sioux City was Greg Cabana – and a great host he was. He took us on extended driving tours of the Sioux City area. We stopped and saw Sheryl Warfield Brosamle at her antique store (T and S Antiques). An interesting side note: Sheryl’s brother Maris Warfield dated my mother and in 1937 or 38 they were parked by Floyd Monument one night when a young farm boy with a pistol kidnapped them and had them drive west into Nebraska. The kidnapper wrote to my mother from prison.

Greg drove us up to Le Mars, Iowa to have a “tavern” sandwich (a Sioux City name for a loose meat sandwich) and then to the Blue Bunny ice cream store where I had a world-class hot fudge sundae. We went to the local farmers market twice; on Wednesday and Saturday morning. Saturday morning is a pretty big deal; booth after booth with freshly harvested vegetables. There was a booth preparing omelettes, which turned out to be first rate. There was more than one stand selling coffee. In fact one concession sold coffee made from beans they had roasted.

We went on two steak fries (this is what my mother and father called picnics) in beautiful Stone Park. I absolutely love that place. I started going there in my mama’s tummy when she was pregnant with me. After I was born they took me there in a wicker clothes basket. My brother and two sisters and I wandered far and wide in Stone Park. Sometime perhaps I will tell you all about the trick I played on a group of students on a moonlight hike in the 1950s in the park.

Sioux City has quite a lovely public museum and that was one of our visits.

One day I took a long walk from downtown to about 2 miles north. I stopped and looked at a couple of family houses that were important to me. I walked up to the highest hill in Sioux City where two massive concrete reservoirs are situated. They are located in Grandview Park. My family owned a home across the street from this wonderful park for several years. I did the last mile of the walk barefoot.

Greg took us to a family fish fry where there were a number of his relatives and lots of tasty food.

Vara and I drove up to Okoboji to visit Joe and Linda Weir. We are only there for a few hours but it was a warm and friendly time. They took us out to dinner and in the morning Linda treated us to a delicious home-cooked breakfast.

It was good to drive around Sioux City and visit some of the old haunts. The area has had a lot of rain so the landscape was richly green.

Now – the source of the photographs; our host Greg lives a short distance from leif Erickson swimming pool, where I was a lifeguard in the early 60s. Today there is quite a large modern playground. Early one morning I walked over and briefly climbed around on the various things designed to be climbed on. Later in the day I climbed all over the place and Vara photographed me. It was great fun! Does it appear as though I was having fun?

Warmly, Stephen

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Computer games to fix various childhood maladies? I don’t think so.

 

Computer games to fix various childhood maladies? I don’t think so.

I heard on NPR this morning that somebody somewhere is talking about getting computer games FDA approved to fix myriad childhood maladies. All computer games do is teach someone to get better at that computer game. These people are obviously not familiar with the work of Dr. John Ratey and his book “Spark”, Frank Forencich and his book “Play As If Your Life Depends On It”, Dr. Joan Vernikos and her book “Sitting Kills – Moving Heals”… To have young children sit still for long periods of time approximates torture for them. I know. It is using our bodies in ways that are similar to ways we learned to move for hundreds of thousands of years that is important to our health. We evolved to become expert hunter gatherers – foragers. It is that kind of motor skill training that enriched our ancient ancestors brains and bodies. That is what we need to be doing today. Not sitting looking at a computer screen. Things like luminosity teach you to do luminosity well. That’s it. I think people pushing these kind of things, this kind of training are hoaxing the world. It has very little to do with enriching the brain and body the way motor skills training does. My Never Leave The Playground program does exactly what needs to be done to contribute to both children’s and adult’s health for a lifetime.

75-year-old Stephen Jepson playing with children on a merry-go-round – who is having the most fun here?

 

 75-year-old Stephen Jepson playing with children on a merry-go-round – who is having the most fun here?

 

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Change the health of the planet

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I am alone in the world.

There is no one on the planet who can successfully do the physical things – activities I am able to perform.None! In fact I can probably pick 7 to 10 physical things I’m able to do all of the dozens and dozens of physical activities I am able to do and eliminate the entire rest of the population of the globe. I stand alone. No one can match my physical feats. None! And you may say: why the hyperbole Stephen? Why the bragging Stephen? Why the exaggeration Stephen?” My response is there is no hyperbole or exaggeration here; what I am saying is true, factual, and verifiable. I am making an attempt to bring more attention to the fact  that

I have a message that can change the health of the planet. I know what the fountain of youth is and I want the world to know. Simple as that. I want to bring attention to my message – that is what I want to do. I can save the world billions of dollars of health costs by making the world a healthier place. I will be 75 years old on my next birthday and there is no one of any age –16 to 106 that can do the physical things I can do. Period.

Warmly:

Stephen Jepson

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A wonderful week of pottery lessons in Gravity, Iowa

 

Hello All:

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I just finished a wonderful week with Cecilia Lock in Gravity, Iowa. She had me come to Iowa to give her pottery lessons; she did beautifully. When I arrived she was already making competent pieces; I was able to help her with her throwing technique and making her studio and production more efficient. She and her husband Dan were gracious hosts. We had a lot of fun together.

Here is what she said about my week of teaching: 

 

July 20, 2015

“Having just completed a week course taught by Mr. Stephen Jepson, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the entire clay process. 

He is an expert in the art of throwing on the wheel, and very organized in his approach to teaching the subject. 

I recommend Mr. Jepson as an instructor, for the more experienced potter as well as the beginner.”

Thanks again!

Cece Lock

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Warmly Stephen Jepson

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