In the first half, former TV reporter Hugh Simpson argued that our vulnerability to a breakdown of infrastructure and crises with energy, food, and order is greater than it's ever been because of our dependence on technology, and lack of preparation and survival skills. We need to be prepared not scared, he said, and practice situational awareness, paying more attention to what is happening right in front of us. In the event of an extended catastrophe, such as the grid going down, he recommended that people have a safe area to go to about 100 miles from urban locations. We are in the midst of a problematic sun cycle, and in an active period along the Ring of Fire as far as earthquakes, he cited. He's planning to relocate to Uruguay, which he's determined to be a safer location from nature's upheavals.
Simpson spoke about his involvement in the manufacture of dodecahedron domes (an advancement of Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome design), and how they are "by far the strongest man-made structure on planet Earth" he remarked. These domes, he continued, are far more capable of withstanding tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes than rectangular or square structures and can be constructed for very low costs. They are in the process of being approved by FEMA as storm shelters, he added.
Elson M. Haas, MD, is an integrative family medicine practitioner with more than 40 years of experience as a physician. In the latter half, he talked about how happiness and spirituality are essential to good health as well as getting in tune with nature, and the seasons, and using metaphysical practices. He has emphasized eating and living with the seasons and suggests that each season is related to specific organs, and has qualities that we can embrace for a more balanced life. According to Chinese medicine, there are five seasons instead of four-- the extra season is referred to as a Doyo, he explained, a kind of transition period including the ten days before and after each solstice or equinox when the Earth is shifting.
He named five keys to staying healthy-- nutrition, exercise, good sleep, managing stress, and having a good attitude. The biggest issue he sees today with people's health is what he calls "mood and energy disorders"-- fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. And a lot of that, he notes, is the result of "not following our own cycles" and "not listening to our own bodies." Using guided imagery, people sometimes lessen health problems by visualizing themselves in a healed state, he detailed. On Sunday, Dr. Haas is offering a free online class on regaining one's natural energy.