Easy to Apply Topical Pain Relief Lotion & Smells Great also

Extraordinary Results


This Nature Cream Reduces Inflammation! RTPR carries natural anti-inflammatory ingredients to where they’re needed most. That means lasting pain relief and comfort with movement, so that you can take your attention off your hurting body and get on with what is important for you to do. In life.

RTPR Revitalizes Tissue, Muscles and Joints! You’ll experience increased motion, increased blood flow and healthier tissue, and that means you are on your way to sustained happy living.

It is a true blessing to alleviate the natural, chronic discomforts of ageing like arthritis in a way that is natural with no side effects.

RTPR creams are FDA approved with no safety warnings on the lable. Safe, proven and effective.

Click on the order button above and order a ten dollar tube. RTPR will send you a second tube for free.  This is enough lotion for you to try and enjoy the benefits that turned my life around.

Feel free to join us at the Santa Clarita Swap Meet  Booth B60 for a free sampling.

(You will find us near the Metro Bathroom)

The swapmeet is on Soledad Canyon Road.




A Second Stream of Income

The 4 Stages of RTPR
Every successful business goes through a series of growth stages.  Sometimes those stages are carefully planned, but often, market conditions determine the course a company takes to success.  At RTPR, we have found that carefully monitoring the market and the success of other companies are key to charting our course.  RTPR has completed the first two stages of our journey and is well into Stage Three.  Here is an overview:
The Pain Relief Stage (1998-2010) – We call this finding our identity and perfecting our product.  In this stage, we were focused on creating the best pain relief formulas on the market.  The way we determined the effectiveness of our product was the number of referrals our customers made.
The Event Marketing Stage (2011-2016) – We created an opportunity to for vendors to monetize this product using the Sample to Sell method at events.  While this may seem like a simple stage, only about 1 in 1,000 products (and virtually no other home business products) can successfully be monetized in a retail environment.  We were not only successful in this stage; the event marketing system has enabled many vendors to make a full-time income through event marketing.
The Customer Acquisition Stage (2017-“2021ish”)
Background – In recent years, it has become very clear that Wall Street is putting a premium on companies that control their distribution and interaction with their customers once they reach 1,000,000 customers.  The best example of this it the Dollar Shave Club, which reached one million customers and sold for one billion dollars with annual sales of less than one hundred and fifty million.  RTPR has established a goal of reaching 1,000,000 online customers by 2021.  We have developed a plan that engages and rewards vendors for participation in this program.
Vendor Customer Acquisition Program  We will be producing a serious of blog posts to explain the opportunity that vendors have to create three unprecedented income streams from this program:
  • Active Income
  • Passive Income
  • Equity Income
Maximizing Corporate Value Stage (“2021ish”-?) – With all vendors having the opportunity to become Vendor-Owners and to accumulate significant stock, the goal of maximizing corporate value is crucial to everyone.  Whether RTPR goes public or is purchased, every stockholder will benefit significantly from as RTPR’s value is maximized.
Peter and I are honored to be connected with this fine family business. We were vendor owners after fourteen months.  We spend quality time, but not that much time on our second stream of income, often only going out to move product on a Sunday. What we like is the many, many ways we are able to leverage our extra stream of income with this company, We are here for the duration.
Most of all this journey has been fun!
We are happy to send you more information and to answer all your questions

Sports Cream  

Sports are Competitive – is this why they are such fun?

RTPR SportsAthletes of all sizes, shapes and different abilities all want to perform at their best.  And that means not being hampered by injury, pain or physical ailments.  Athletes look for something that will help:

  • prevent muscle cramps
  • keep inflammation at bay
  • allow for faster recovery
  • increase circulation

RTPR SPORTS is an FDA registered OTC with menthol as the active ingredient. It is effective for relieving pain from:

sports cream·         cramps

·         bruising

·         tendonitis

·         runner’s knee

·         turf toe

·         plantar fasciitis

·         tennis elbow

·         golfer’s elbow

·         bursitis


It relieves the ache of just plain OVER DOING IT – great while you are pushing it, but not so good as you try to sleep that night or work the following morning. Aches and pains can be a distraction and break your focus. If you apply RTPR SPORTS before and you may not have to experience the consequences!

I have a customer at Edwards Airforce Base who buys from me regularly. He swears it lowers his golf handicap!  What I have heard from other customers is that if they apply the lotion before, while exercising their muscles are looser and then if they put it on again after,  they find the lotion a blessing and a comfort.

Aloe Vera PlantAloe Vera

Some of the natural ingredients in RTPR SPORTS are:
Menthol, Aloe Vera, Magnesium, Turmeric, Cypress, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Arnica, Calendula, Corn Flower, Coriander, Emu Oil, Witch Hazel, , Nutmeg, Willowbark & Wintergreen.

We invite you to try-out  the newly improved  RTPR SPORTS

We shall be at the Santa Clarita Swap Meet on Sunday.  You can find us at Booth 60 near the METRO Bathroom. The address is 22500 Soledad Cyn Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350



Conquering Our Fears

When we were small, we searched with no fear. We sought out the different, the surprising, the unusual. We treasured every new sensation, idea and person we met.

How different that is for those who have learned to stay in the familiar nest, not reaching out, not going to new places nor communicating to strangers.

How does a person change from the baby actively searching for new experiences to the old person who avoids surprises, preferring instead boring sameness? Perhaps if we knew what caused this, we could avoid it or even reverse it.

Well, we say, we were hurt by the burning stove or cut on the broken glass. We were betrayed by ones we loved or, worse yet, ridiculed by others.

Yes, those things occurred, no doubt. Yet, if any one of us were to look around, I’d wager that the pain, betrayal or ridicule is no longer present in our environment, only in our mind.

How often have you imagined an upcoming event with dread. Certain that some past ill would befall you, only to find that it never came to pass. You enjoyed yourself instead.

We tend to paint the future using pictures of our past. And when we’ve grown conservative or become wary, we are painting that future with only the bad parts of our past.

Most people don’t know this, but you can change what pictures and experiences guide you. Try this for a few days:

1. Don’t read the paper–or at least don’t read the news–read all the ads or sports scores you wish.
2. Don’t watch or listen to the news. It’s almost all bad.
3. Each day recall three things you intended to accomplish and did.
4. Deliberately smile when you meet five people each day.

See if this doesn’t change your outlook.

When you expect good things and accept whatever comes your way with interest, you will be the master of your life.

One of my favorite definitions of “greatness” is the ability to bring joy to others and results for yourself.   Peter Glickman – Author of the Master Cleanse

Note From Picture Lady
Twenty Five Years Ago a friend challenged us to go without TV for a month
– well we did and we felt so much better we have not watched ever since.

I don’t regret it as I get my news from the Internet – my favored source is Policy Mic

I do admit though I enjoy watching TV when I visit my sister and my kids.
It is something to look forward to. But then they also never watch the news.

Do you know that while I do know all about 9/11 – have researched it thoroughly and even written about it I did not see those towers coming down.
Catastrophe and the typical “bad news” that is the daily fare is in no way essential to your sense of well being.

I think that knowing what is going on is vital – but why have bad pictures thrust on you?

Let me issue the same challenge to you. Try no TV for a month.
Then come back selectively.
Some films and stories are real fun although they soak up time when
you could be creating things.
Quote for the Week

 To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute. 

Vladimir Naboko


Is Health a State of the Mind?

To recapture Health we need to recapture the Wonder 

young, adult and old

In the 1950s kids lost their innocence.
They were liberated from their parents by well-paying jobs, cars, and lyrics in music that gave rise to a new term —the generation gap.

In the 1960s, kids lost their authority.
It was a decade of protest—church, state, and parents were all called into question and found wanting. Their authority was rejected, yet nothing ever replaced it.

In the 1970s, kids lost their love. It was the decade of me-ism dominated by hyphenated words beginning with self.
Self-image, Self-esteem, Self-assertion….It made for a lonely world. Kids learned everything there was to know about sex and forgot everything there was to know about love, and no one had the nerve to tell them there was a difference.

In the 1980s, kids lost their hope.
Stripped of innocence, authority and love and plagued by the horror of a nuclear nightmare, large and growing numbers of this generation stopped believing in the future.

In the 1990s kids lost their power to reason. Less and less were they taught the very basics of language, truth, and logic and they grew up with the irrationality of a postmodern world.

In the new millennium, kids woke up and found out that somewhere in the midst of all this change, they had lost their imagination. Violence and perversion entertained them till none could talk of killing innocents since none was innocent anymore.” 

― Ravi ZachariasRecapture the Wonder


Moving to a Smaller Home. We are so used to “big” in America. With a European husband and raised in Africa, I may have a different view. This is how I see it, that when you choose a simpler lifestyle and consciously create an aesthetic transformation in your new-small-home, life actually gets easier. Perhaps the biggest benefit you are going to find is time. The less “stuff” you have the more time you seem to have. For life is not about what you wear, the stuff you own or the house you live in. It is about relationships. It may even be easier to create a cozy, welcoming atmosphere for your friends and family, leaving a troubled world outside, when the space is small and affordable. Mirror with lamps Mirrors are good, especially if placed alone on a short wall. (Note: You can select your mirror online with Picture Lady and we will bring it to the show) Here are some tips to help you decorate to do this. The first thing you absolutely MUST do is remove all the clutter
Furniture with a glass top, or a filigree, makes a room look more spacious. Rather than several different colors choose several shades of the same color. The small room will appear less fragmented Bright colors advance, and cooler colors recede. You want to choose cool colors like sage green or a soft teal or lavender for a small room. Much can be done to create the idea of a bigger room with a careful selection of pictures. Scenery that fades into the distance makes a room look twice the size.

Cafe at LakeChoose furniture that has built in storage, like nesting tables, or a bed with drawers or an ottoman. Choose only one or two medium sized pictures. A lot of small pictures make the room look busy. Sorry, that family photo-wall and that glass cabinet may have to go. There is a solution: Choose only two or three precious photos and turn these into a collage with PHOTO TO ARTWORK. (Remember the photo-work is free) Last but not least, every room deserves a little “bling”! Find one outstanding or unique item that makes everything around it look expensive. It doesn’t actually have to cost you much. In my sister’s front room her focal point is an antique lamp that she got for free at a flea market! May you have lots of fun decorating for downsizing! Collage

Mother’s Day

Share what your Mother means to you with your Family and the World.

Little Pictures

Man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but it is his love for his mother that is the most lasting. In earlier times a son or daughter would be asked to suppress this love; caring was considered soppy, a mere weakness in a world dominated by force. There was even was a time when women were regarded as chattels, as mere property.

Sadly this is still true in many cultures in a backward world.

We have won the battle for women in America, and we did it in the last hundred years. What will we do with the next hundred years?

We have new channels for sharing our ideas. We need to share not only with our special ones but with the world how we see family, and how we see the gentle art of mothering.

My daughter-in-law acknowledged her Mother on Facebook last month for her assistance on a project. I am sure her mother smiled.

A Facebook friend posted his “limitless” love for his new wife.   He described what she had done to be a mother to his three daughters from a prior marriage.  I cried.  What a strong and loving man to express himself so clearly.  “Limitless” was his word.  I am sure his new wife smiled.

Can you speak up next month. Can you post to the world, so that your Mother and the world knows just exactly what she means to you?

Be sure to tell her also, so that she smiles too.


Quote for the month

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. 
— Erma Bombeck


Cleanse your Kidneys

<p>Years pass by and our kidneys are filtering the blood by removing salt, poison and any unwanted entering our body. With time, the salt accumulates and this needs to undergo cleaning treatments and how are we going to overcome this?</p>
<p>It is very easy, first take a bunch of parsley or Cilantro ( Coriander Leaves ) and wash it clean<br />
Then cut it in small pieces and put it in a pot and pour clean water and boil it for ten minutes and let it cool down and then filter it and pour in a clean bottle and keep it inside refrigerator to cool.</p>
<p>Drink one glass daily and you will notice all salt and other accumulated poison coming out of your kidney by urination also you will be able to notice the difference which you never felt before.</p>
<p>Parsley (Cilantro) is known as best cleaning treatment for kidneys and it is natural!</p>
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CLEAN YOUR KIDNEYSYears pass by and our kidneys are filtering the blood by removing salt, poison and any unwanted entering our body. With time, the salt accumulates and this needs to undergo cleaning treatments and how are we going to overcome this?

It is very easy, first take a bunch of parsley or Cilantro ( Coriander Leaves ) and wash it clean. Then cut it in small pieces and put it in a pot and pour clean water and boil it for ten minutes and let it cool down and then filter it and pour in a clean bottle and keep it inside refrigerator to cool.

Drink one glass daily and you will notice all salt and other accumulated poison coming out of your kidney by urination also you will be able to notice the difference which you never felt before.

Parsley (Cilantro) is known as best cleaning treatment for kidneys and it is natural!

There are no side effects. There is no hidden agenda, just good wishes for your improving health.— with Rebe Bustamante and 48 others.


A Tribute to Mandela

We say thank you and goodbye to a very great man!

Think back to all the American presidents you have lived and worked under; how many of them were joyful men? Maybe Bill Clinton in his better years, or JFK, and perhaps Ronald Reagan? Fewer than the fingers on your right hand. Yet, should a leader not be joyful? I do believe that freedom is a quality of mind, a quality of heart and a quality of soul; it is the essence of what we call greatness and for those who have it none can take it away. Mandela’s life goes a long way to prove my point.

Statue of Mandela

He was essentially a joyful man, yet there was not much in his hard life to make him so. He spent all of twenty-seven years in prison where he slept on a thin mat on a stone floor. Those years were filled with hardship, with icy nights in the winter and sweltering summer days, with bad food and hard labor yet at all times he remained upbeat and positive. In the early years his wife was rarely allowed to visit him, and he was never allowed to see his children. She was bitter but he was never bitter.

He was sentenced in 1964 to life imprisonment for sabotage and placed on Robben Island off the Cape of Good Hope. This was ironic, for at that time hope was foreign to his situation. In the early years his achievements were small, but they were always there. He cultivated good relations with the prison guards, and was rewarded by having his allocation of sugar for his coffee increased to two teaspoons – blacks were normally allowed only one. It was a small, but important victory in overcoming the circumstances of his existence.

Later on, his prison life was punctuated by other small victories, only because he was such a man of good will and none could hate him. He succeeded in getting the grueling slave labor abolished for all blacks in the limestone quarry, but then regretted it because he was getting fat! So he persuaded the prison authorities to let him play tennis.

Finally, he was transferred to a lighter prison on the mainland and towards the end of that phase off his life he was given a small cottage with a garden and a pool which he referred to as his gilded cage. He was always aware that his freedom – he could eat, swim, play tennis when he chose and even see his wife – was but an illusion. It was a measure of independence, but it fell far short of freedom.

Time marches on, something we can count on, and in some countries, in some times, the greater good reasserts itself. He was invited to lead the country’s passage to majority rule. There were many secret meetings, and at these meetings he was treated with honor and respect. Finally came the meeting with President P.W. Botha on July 5, 1989.

While Mandela never lost his heart, never lost his intelligence, certain domestic skills had fallen by the wayside while he was in prison. Maybe, as a member of an “inferior” class, he didn’t have them in the first place or rightly thought them unimportant. On that historic day he had needed some help to knot his tie and tie his shoelaces. What of it, he had lived over twenty years in prison slip slops and a T-shirt.

In the end they did him proud and Mandela entered the president’s office looking like, well, looking like the next president, which is what he was to become. Still in no way resentful of what had been done to him, he accepted the challenge to lead the South Africa he loved and his race, out of the morass and up into the stars.

Black & white mandela

Mandela Quotes

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Thanksgiving 2013

What am I thankful for about America? 

Two little Indians and two little settlers

Thanksgiving 2013

As I set about to write this post, I went back to last year’s thanksgiving entry and clicked on a thanksgiving account written by a Native American.  I  was not born American and I remember thinking last year – wow what was done to the Native American people in America was absolutely horrible, and I entered into her upset and I began to feel resentment.

Note: Resentment is at odds with the emotion of gratitude which is liberating.

Luckily this year I am seeing it differently. This year I see that there is truly no place for holding on to “being a victim”  Don’t get me wrong here, it is not that I think that what was done by the early Americans to the Indians was okay, it wasn’t. Had Indians not helped the early settlers, those settlers could in no way have survived.  My point is that as we celebrate all together in November in America, should we put our attention on the positive not the negative.  Holding on to being a victim keeps the conflict alive. This underlies our horrible and I will say unnecessary war on terror which only serves to keep corrupt leaders in power using this resentment to create strife, it does not in any way help the people. So let the resentment go.

So while I do not want to justify the bad things done in America’s past and there are many, I think we all, whatever our color, race or creed have to rise above these.bad experiences.  I look back on bad things done to me in my short life, and I am grateful that I have gained the ability to let go of these. It is an ability I have only recently acquired.

What I like most about this adopted country is how far we have come to include  the many different peoples in the fabric of the American culture. America has come a long way with Diversity – and it didn’t just happen. Once upon a time it was true that the Native Americans got the short end of the stick but let’s move forward for that was then, and now is now

So what am I grateful for this year? I am grateful that as a White South African who emigrated to America that I was invited this last year to a Native American Pow Wow!  I am grateful that as a White South African that I was once the only White invited to a Black HIstory celebration in a black church, an aesthetic moment I cherish, for the singing and harmony was unbelievable!  I am grateful for my Black Friend Willie Gibson and his very special lady, my Facebook friend, Dominee Phillips; friends who have had a positive impact on my life.  I am grateful for the very white lady who has just shopped at my Christmas table with her very black husband as I watch her look up at him adoringly.  I am grateful for China Town, Little Armenia and Vietnamese and Korean Restaurants. I am grateful that we are one nation under God and that Native Americans are now very much part of our national heritage and are now very much included in the multi-faceted American culture.

When we seek to reinforce our cultural strength, the woof and warp of many different realities that make up our great nation, we see that what we want to express gratitude for, is those many times when we as a nation have been able to rise above strife and conflict and have come together to care and share.for each other whatever the color of our skin, or the diversity of our politics and backgrounds.

Such a wonderful joyous time, so many wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations I have enjoyed since I came to America in 1978. I thank all of you who have celebrated with me.

turkey standing on American FlagIt was a very unique and special time, that very first American Thanksgiving and so let’s repeat it over and over year in and year out and give each other help and respect.

Lets all celebrate and eat turnkey!

Quote for the Week.

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make our world safe for diversity.”  

John F. Kennedy