The Ido Portal & Movement Camp in Phuket, Thailand

The Ido Portal & Movement Camp in Phuket, Thailand

Hi Everyone, I am on my way to:

I will be speaking at The Ido Portal & Movement Camp in Phuket, Thailand, May 2013.

The Movement Culture represents a contemporary paradigm shift in physicality, moving us away from main culprits in movement and fitness as well as the separation between health, aesthetics, performance and art.

Warmly Stephen Jepson

Hello everyone from Long Beach, California

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Hello everyone from Long Beach, California!

I have only been here a short time from my hotel in Costa Mesa but my dance card has been totally filled with a variety of activities which I will subsequently describe and two very interesting human beings. I have been treated royally since arriving here. My hostess Margaret Lloyd is a charming, sophisticated, bright, energetic, generous, fun 78-year-old woman of the world. We get up at dawn and walk down the beach to a lifeguard stand where we hook up Chris Sever’s equipment to the lifeguard stand. His company is called: Anchor Point Training, and the equipment that he has developed is fun to use. We have about a 40 minute workout and then walk back to Margaret’s beautiful place on the ocean.

Breakfast here is a main event – actually each meal here has been a main event. So much delicious food – such great variety. Without this kind of activity I would get chubby with all the delicious calories. Yesterday we left Chris working on his computer and Margaret drove the two of us south on Pacific Coast Highway. Leaving Long Beach we drove through Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, past Balboa Island our final destination was Corona del Mar, California. There we visited Sherman Library and Gardens where Margaret is a member. This little garden is exquisite. I have been to botanical Gardens around the world and this place fits right in. It is lovely.

Our next stop was a classic hamburger place called Ruby’s. The hamburger was a 10 and the place architecturally was also a 10. Music from the 40s and 50s; Ella Fitzgerald was singing as we left.

Our next stop was the most magnificent retail nursery I have ever seen in my life. The name of the place is Rogers Gardens. Check it out people on the Internet. I found it totally impressive. In the evenings at Margaret’s home both nights so far have been a delicious dinner meal including huge chocolate desserts. Custard, strawberries, ice cream, whipped cream, and of course lots and lots of chocolate – both sauce and pieces of chocolate candy. The meal was impressive but the desserts even more impressive. And then we drank wine and talk and talk until bedtime.

That’s it everybody now you know what I’m doing in Southern California. Thanks for reading. Goodbye for now. Probably the next time you all here for me I will be in Phuket, Thailand and on to new adventures. It is my plan to keep you posted.

Warmly, Stephen Jepson

What is your lifestyle?

We were born and we received a one way ticket on this ride of life that ends in death.

What is your lifestyle?

What will your lifestyle be?

How do you rate your ride so far?

Are you going to change anything for the rest of your ride?

 

Stephen Jepson Juggles Bowling Pins
Stephen Jepson Juggles Bowling Pins

Stephen Jepson  learning and playing somewhere in the Southwest – August  2013.

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Warmly,

Stephen Jepson

http://neverleavetheplayground.com

 

 

What is your lifestyle?
Stephen Jepson Juggling Bowling Pins

 

 

American Parkour Interview Stephen Jepson

 

American Parkour Interview with Stephen Jepson

American Parkour Stephen Jepson

Wenxin Yang sat down with a very interesting man. Stephen Jepson a 74 year old mover. Check out his interview below.

I’ve had the absolutely pleasure of interviewing Stephen Jepson the other day. An ex ceramics professor, he now spends his days practicing, playing, and spreading the message of “Never Leave the Playground.” We had a wonderful conversation over the phone that I have transcribed into interview:

http://americanparkour.com/interviews/stephen-jepson-interview/

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Warmly,

Stephen Jepson

http://neverleavetheplayground.com

 

The Wellness Couch Interview with Stephen Jepson

Hi There! I wanted to share my recent interview with you! To Listen, Please follow the links here: Click Here for Part 1 of 2 or follow link: http://thewellnesscouch.com/100no/100no-93-stephen-jepson-never-leave-the-playground Click Here for Part 2 of 2 or follow link: http://thewellnesscouch.com/100no/100no-94-stephen-jepson-part-2-never-leave-the-playground Please share with a friend! Warmly Stephen Jepson neverleavetheplayground.com  

About The Wellness Couch:

The Wellness Couch Interview    

The Wellness Couch is the brainchild of the hosts of Australia’s #1 health podcast show The Wellness Guys – a weekly show composed of chiropractors Dr Laurence Tham, Dr Damian Kristof and Dr Brett Hill – that has consistently ranked at the top of iTunes since their debut in mid 2011.  Please Visit The Website Here.

 

What My Ideas Will Do For You

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What My Ideas Will Do For You

My Never Leave The Playground

thesis is that to maintain a bright, zippy, healthy brain and mind during our lifetime we must continually train both the right and left sides of our bodies for our entire life, learning new things for our hands and feet to do until the day we die. These are exactly the kinds of things our bodies and brains learned from the moment we were born until we left the playground. We continued to learn these things up into early adulthood. Some examples of what many of us might have learned include things like: kicking a ball, hopscotch, marbles, jump rope, learning to use a knife and fork, jacks, chopsticks, shooting baskets, knitting, passing a football, drumming, crocheting, playing the piano, playing the guitar, weaving a basket, making pottery, painting with a brush, welding, using a hammer, using a screwdriver, stirring with the right and left hand, ice skating, hacky sack, kneading bread, throwing a Frisbee, foosball, driving a stick shift, all kinds of climbing, bicycling, skateboarding, physical stuff like that trains both the right and left hand and right and left foot and right and left sides of our brains. My playings and games are like all of the above, but without the difficulty of many of them. They are supercharged ways of growing new brain cells and training the body for a lifetime. I start with very simple things to do, often using found objects wherever I may be. Everything I use is free or very inexpensive. The hand and foot activities I teach are novel and fresh; they are all new activities for our brain, resulting in the creation of new brain cell growth, new healthy neurons and the positive lifesaving development of healthy neural pathways. Everything I teach and recommend is fun and easy in the beginning and has the potential to grow in complexity, in challenge, and in level of difficulty. You will experience success every day, which is always enjoyable. This draws you back to practice each day. Just as beginning on the playground called to you throughout your childhood, you are drawn back to brain enhancing fun. It is great fun and is so easy. Such a basic concept.

Never Leave The Playground:

Most everybody can do this at some level. Start playing and grow physically and mentally stronger day by day. It will change your life I promise you. The things I teach and share will change your life – guaranteed. Start slow and easy and soon your movements will become more complex. Your balance, coordination, stability, memory, creativity, mood, and outlook on life and overall health will improve. It is written in stone. How many thousands of years have humans been doing exactly this? You know it is true; you know what I have said is basic to what we are and to what we do. If you want to continue to be vital, it is crucial to keep moving and keep learning in this way. Keep growing all of your life. Keep growing and playing until the day you die. Dance around the house. Make your world your playground! Never Leave The Playground and you’ll remain vibrant in body, mind and spirit!

This is my dream: for everybody to be healthier, happier, and longer lived.

Warmly,

Stephen Jepson

neverleavetheplayground.com

 

All the room is at the top!

why has Stephen Jepson climbed to the top of this  ladder? Because that is where the room is– silly. Smile

at the top with Stephen Jepson  

All the room is at the top!

I cannot remember a specific occasion when my father said this to me but I do remember the time frame in my life when it occurred. It was my teenage years. I worked for my dad’s business from the time I was 13 till I was 18. We spent hundreds – probably thousands of hours together; frequently he would make pithy remarks about people and life. I see my father as an especially bright guy. A few times during these extremely rich years my dad said: “son all the room is at the top”. Oftentimes I did not have much of a grasp of what he said. And this is one of his remarks about achieving more than a modicum of success that I did not get right away. However as I made my way through early adulthood the full import of his message became understood. I have risen to the top in several different pursuits in life and today I can attest to the fact that – All The Room Is At The Top!    Thank you father.

 

What is going to happen?

Stephen Jepson on a tank!
Stephen Jepson on a tank!
 

I just purchased one of these to make it through tough times – just kidding of course. Smile. Neverleavetheplayground.com

What is going to happen?

For the past 30 years I have had an interest in what will happen to we humans in the future. I think a reasonable way to approach this is to take a look at the past – history. Here I am going to look at three different things: a timeline, a few human developments, and population growth on earth. The most widely accepted place of human origins is Africa approximately 200,000 years ago. It was at that time that modern humans with a 1400 cm³ brain was produced by our ancient ancestors. Around 60,000 years ago humans began a worldwide migration which ultimately resulted in us inhabiting all of the continents with the exception of Antarctica. 11,000 years ago agriculture began; prior to that every soul on the planet was a hunter gatherer (forager). Our ancestors had been hunter gatherers for 1,800,000 years. Prior to 200,000 years ago there were zero of us moderns. By the time of agriculture there were 15 million, by the time of Christ 250 million. 1790 is the date given for the start of the Industrial Revolution at which time there were approximately 1,000,000,000 people on the planet. 1859 marks the discovery of oil by Col. Drake in Titusville, Pennsylvania.

1946 – 2 billion people

1974 – 4 billion people

1992 – 5.5 billion people

2014 – 7 billion people

2032 – 9 billion people are projected to be on earth, a 28% increase in human population in 18 years.

This increase in population is happening at a time when the United State’s infrastructure is in dire straits and the astronomical growth of health costs that is resulting from the mismatch of our having evolved and adapted to be excellent hunter – gatherers coupled with our very modern sedentary lifestyle and caloric rich diet. And as we go along our treasure is being drained by our massive military expenditures.

I see serious trouble brewing because of these and other facts.

Warmly, Stephen Jepson