Jul 2018

Stories based on Ilchi Lee's book, I've Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation, are the basis of a new social media contest hosted by The Live 120 Years Book Story Fest awards $100 Gift Certificates for to the Most Inspiring/Touching, Most Creative, Most Funny, and Most Liked stories posted on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #120storyfest. A Grand Prize of a $200 Gift Certificate will also be awarded., a site founded by Ilchi Lee as an online educational platform, created the contest to celebrate stories of how the book has influenced readers' lives for the better and to inspire more people to take up the challenge of deciding to live 120 years.

All of the entries will be displayed on the contest tab on the ChangeYourEnergy Facebook page, where anyone can vote on their favorites once a day. Winners will be chosen by the ChangeYourEnergy judges after the contest ends on August 10, 2018.

To learn more about the contest, go here to the announcement on

In the month of June, many Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi centers in the United States, which teach a style of yoga that Ilchi Lee developed, held community events called Healthy Living events. These events contributed to the Earth Citizens Organization's SEED for Health national campaign and were based on Ilchi Lee's book, I've Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation.

The twenty-three events included talks by Body & Brain instructors and other health professionals about healthy living tips and guided exercises that the audience participated in. Many also had vendors with health information, services like massage, chakra readings, and aura readings, and fun such as face painting and raffles. Performances rounded out the events, demonstrating tai chi forms and inspirational music. Copies of I've Decided to Live 120 Years were included in the entrance fees for many of the events. Some Body & Brain centers also raised money at the events to donate to local charities.

Almost 2,000 people attended the Healthy Living events and learned simple ways to manage their SEED: Stress, Exercise, Emotions, and Diet . . . the keys to a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Some of the attendees included local government officials such as New Mexico State Senator Linda Lopez and New Mexico State Representative Linda Trujillo and their families, Greenburgh, New York Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, and Mayor of Oradell, New Jersey Dianne Dido.

The non-profit ECO began the SEED for Health campaign as a way to empower people and communities to take care of their health naturally. According to ECO, the SEED for Health campaign "proposes to take back our natural right to health, get connected in the spirit of care, and share wisdom, tips and resources to get naturally healthier together." ECO suggests that small, simple actions are enough to plant the seeds of health: reducing stress, exercising more, changing emotions from negative to positive, and eating a balanced and modest diet.

Body & Brain Yoga centers chose to distribute Ilchi Lee's book, I've Decided to Live 120 Years, as part of this campaign because the book's philosophy and practical tips for living 120 years feed your SEED. In it, “Ilchi lays out how the development of self-reliance, meaning, compassion, connectedness to nature, physical fitness, and healthy diet are all essential ingredients to a healthy, fulfilling life.” writes Dr. Emeran Mayer, bestsellng author of The Mind-Gut Connection.

Many Body & Brain members donated copies of the book to ECO and are helping to distribute them to individuals and community non-profit and governmental organizations related to healthy living. Hundreds of books have been donated to date.

Here are some highlights from the events.

Ilchi Lee Book wins Nautilus Book Award

Ilchi Lee’s most recent book, I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation (Best Life Media, December 2017) picked up a Silver Medal in the Personal Growth category for small press books in the 2017 Nautilus Book Awards.

The Nautilus Book Awards has been celebrating “Better Books for a Better World” since 1997. It rewards books on the “growing-edge” of culture that advance the Nautilus Core Values of “health & high-level wellness, conscious living and sustainability, spiritual growth, and positive social change.”

Past Nautilus Award winners include Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, Gregg Braden, Eckhart Tolle, Joan Borysenko, Andrew Weil, and many more.

I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years offers a revolutionary look at the later years of our lives. It says that with intention and lifestyle change, each person can live a passionate, fulfilling, healthy, and long life. Lee includes both practical advice and inspiration for making the lifestyle changes necessary for lasting health and happiness. He writes about connecting to nature to destress and to recognize and amplify your body’s natural ability to recuperate and recharge. He also recommends exercising for at least one minute every hour to maintain vitality and discharge excess emotions and thoughts.

The 304-page full-color paperback has been endorsed by bestselling authors such as don Miguel Ruiz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Neale Donald Walsch, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Dr. Emeran Mayer.

More information on I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years can be found on its official website,


May 2018

“I got the feeling that many readers seriously want to reflect calmly on how they’ve lived so far and to plan their futures based on their life lessons,” writes Ilchi Lee in the Introduction to his new book, I've Decided to Live 120 Years Personal Workbook (Best Life Media, June 2018).

“I was concerned, though, that—contrary to those desires—they might put off this work, having trouble finding the time in their busy daily lives and not knowing where or how to start." This concern led him to write the companion workbook to his acclaimed book, I've Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation

In the workbook, Ilchi Lee guides readers through reflections, meditations, and planning exercises based on the themes in each chapter of the original book. As you go through it at your own pace, "you will have a new look on life," says Peggy Chang Carr, an advance reader. "You will evaluate your life value, thinking pattern, and your life habits. If you have decided to live to 120 years old, you will start thinking about the changes you need to make and how to make them!"

Another advance reader, Jennifer Pilapil, says, "I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years Personal Workbook is truly a beautiful journey of self-reflection. Just from the first chapter, I was able to not only reveal my unique, personal core values, but how to effectively use my personal values in my everyday life."

Ilchi Lee has often talked about the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is simply information we understand intellectually, while wisdom comes from experience and practice with that information. This personal workbook allows you to turn the knowledge supplied by I've Decided to Live 120 Years into wisdom that enriches your life.

If you'd like to pre-order the book, which will ship in early June, you can get it for 15% off from publisher Best Life Media or until May 31, 2018. You can also buy it at its regular price of $19.95 from your favorite online bookseller.

Ilchi Lee Book Talk Sedona AZ

Ilchi Lee will be at The Collective Sedona on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 2 PM to 4 PM MST talking about his newest book, I've Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation. The talk will also be broadcast live online at, Lee's online educational platform. 

Whether you see it in person or online, you'll learn Ilchi Lee's secrets to aging well and hear his insights into longevity that stem from 40 years of study and research into the human body and mind. You'll also discover the value of the later years of your life. 

You'll also learn:

  • Which positive habits you need for a life of longevity and health 
  • What your true self wants
  • What mind-body exercises you can easily fit into your busy life
  • What it means to become an enlightened elder who acts as a role model for the younger generation

To get tickets to watch it in person, go to

To get tickets to watch it online, go to

The live streaming tickets include the downloadable audiobook version of I've Decided to Live 120 Years

About the Book
I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years combines Ilchi Lee’s lifetime of teaching ancient Korean mind-body spirit practices with his research on the human body and mind. Rather than just a guide, the book dives into enlightening topics about aging and longevity that will affect your spirit and heart, giving you a chance to find your true purpose and self.

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