The Symphony of the Universe / Tutoring Relieves Anxiety / Friday: Museum of Science and History

“When the Gods are angry with a man
they give him what he asks for.”
– Greek Proverb

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Open your eyes, and be you.

We are part of
A deeper Realm of Existence,
A Collective Conscience,
Everywhere and nowhere
In the same moment,
Unfathomable,
Unreachable with the mind,
Attainable through the Heart,
Observable with the eyes
Of Love.

The Symphony of the Universe,
All sounds in Oneness,
Exceeds understanding,
Concealing while revealing
The Better Angels
Of our Human Nature.

Entangled are we,
In quantum and ways unknowable,
Inseparable and Infinite,
Spirits placing Love
Into motion.

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You are the sum of all possibilities, and of One.

You are such a beautiful,
Unique Creation.
In all the world
No one like you
Shall ever exist.
Imaged of dust and dreams,
Imagined from Afar,
Only once
Will God’s Love
Be revealed
In who you are.

You are,
In the same breathtaking moment,
The sum of all possibilities,
And of One,
Sanctified, Revealed,
Singular and plural,
Pure
Love.

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  What lies within, wants out.

What a shame
That ignorance
Should be condensed
Into such sufferance as denial,
When the realization
Of the Love you are
Could set you free.

Such unknowing
Is reduced to injustice,
Disavows its Father,
Buries the One
Who gave it Birth,
Loved it into Being.

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Partake of the morning Sun in all its Glory.

If you think
That God has not told you lately
That He Loves you,
Partake of the Morning Sun
In all its Glory,
Drink in the frozen image
Of your precious likeness,
Reflected in the crying eyes
Of one who Loves you,
Who cannot survive
The thought of being
Without you.

Such is Love in Life,
That we cannot live
Without it.
And God,
In His Way,
Conveys this Love
In speaking to
Your precious Heart.

The Mirror of your Majestic Being
Reflects the Greater Truths
Of Existence:
Giving is receiving,
Loving is being Loved,
Forgiving, you will be forgiven
And find Love nevermore
Sings evermore,

Dying,
In Faith and Trusting in God,
You will live again,
Forevermore.

sky 5

The realization of the Love you are could set you free.

My Dear Friends,
Fill someone’s life with laughter
And you will laugh too,
Fill their heart with hope,
Their eyes with smiles,
Their sadness with compassion,
Their life with joy,
And these will be yours
Too.

What is without
Is within.
What lies within,
Wants out.

sky 5

Only once will God’s Love be revealed in who you are.

Hope is the birthright
Of everyone.
It lies in wait,
Steadfast in silent Vigil,
A Prayer for Resurrection,
Like a Flower
In the wind
Waits for its beauty
To be beheld
By you.

You are part
Of a Higher Consciousness,
And One.
From there you came
And to that Exalted Heart
You shall return.

The journey Home
Can become a Transcendent
Testament of the Human Spirit,
Through the Emancipation
Of all the Love
And all the Joy
That resides
In your precious Heart.

moon

Placing Love into motion.

Stop looking for Love.
It is you.

You were formed
In its Image
On the day of your birth,
Life that is Love,
And Everlasting.

God is Love,
Pure Love.
And so, my friend,
Are
You.

Close your eyes.
Say
Thank you.
Open your eyes,
And be
You.

sky

Stop looking for Love. It is you.

“There is a language, little known,
Lovers claim it as their own,
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speak,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.”
– The Language of Flowers, London, 1875

tulips-flowers

A flower in the wind waits for its beauty to be beheld by you.

Tutoring
relieves math anxiety,
changes fear circuits in children.

Diana admires Dad's skill.

Diana admires Dad’s skill. And I admire your Dad too! He is one of the people I most admire and am truly grateful for in this world. Thank you! Your sacrifices for our Nation are deeply appreciated.

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Kylee shows Mom around.

Anxiety about doing math problems can be relieved with a one-on-one math tutoring, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Tutoring fixed abnormal responses in the brain’s fear circuits.

The study, which was published Sept. 9 in The Journal of Neuroscience, is the first to document an effective treatment for math anxiety in children.

“The most exciting aspect of our findings is that cognitive tutoring not only improves performance, but is also anxiety-reducing,” said the study’s senior author, Vinod Menon, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. “It was surprising that we could, in fact, get remediation of math anxiety.”

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Fun and games at Main Event.

Even if they are good at math, many children feel anxious about doing math problems. For some, the anxiety persists throughout life, discouraging them from pursuing advanced math and science classes as well as careers that rely on mathematical expertise. Yet almost no attention has been paid to how to help alleviate this problem.

“Math anxiety has been under the radar,” said the study’s lead author, research associate Kaustubh Supekar, PhD. “People think it will just go away, but for many children and adults, it doesn’t.”

Measuring Math Anxiety

Sometimes we get the directions backward!

Sometimes we get the directions backward!

The new research was based on the idea that the principles of exposure-based therapy for treating phobias might also apply to alleviation of math anxiety. Phobias, such as the fear of spiders, can be relieved in affected individuals by repeatedly exposing them in a safe environment to the thing they fear.

“Tutoring has a standard protocol, but is also personalized,” said Menon. “If a child is stuck at a particular concept, the tutor tries to get the child beyond the bottleneck in a non-negative, encouraging way.” Because tutoring happens one-on-one, children do not have the opportunity to feel fearful about not performing as well as their peers.

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Laser Tag is always a favorite.

By the way, the Anderson School has utilized tutors in Math and other subjects since its beginning. You may wish to employ a Tutor for your college age child. It is much more cost effective than repeating a course and your children will be less likely to get discouraged and drop out. read more

A good time was had by all.

A good time was had by all.

Everything we do is just
a drop in the Ocean.

But if we don’t do it,
that drop
Will be missing
forever.”
– Mother Teresa

HUMANS premieres Sunday June 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM on AMC.

This eight-part drama series takes place in a parallel present, featuring the Synth — a highly developed, artificially intelligent android servant.

From our friends at kurzweilai.net.:

University of Michigan engineers have developed an innovative array of solar cells that can capture up to 40 percent more energy than conventional fixed solar cells.

The trick: borrowing from kirigami (the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting), the solar cells are aimed at different angles, allowing for part of the array to be always perpendicular to the Sun’s rays.

Two recently published studies in the journals Age and the British Journal of Nutrition demonstrate that consuming cocoa flavanols improves cardiovascular function and lessens the burden on the heart that comes with the aging and stiffening of arteries, while reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

As we age, our blood vessels become less flexible and less able to expand to let blood flow and circulate normally,

A research team has found that Vitamin D insufficiency was associated with faster decline in cognitive functions among a group of ethnically diverse older adults, according to an open-access paper published in JAMA Neurology.* According to the researchers — Joshua W. Miller, Ph.D., of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., and coauthors from the University of California, Davis

FRIDAY TRIP
On Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

We will meet at THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY, 1501 Montgomery Street (817-255-9300) at 10:00 a. m. We will have lunch at the Stars Café prior to seeing the Omni Movie. Our itinerary includes:

10:00 a.m. Arrive at Museum entrance
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Visit the Exhibits & other Museums including the Fort Worth Children’s Museum, Energy Blast, Dino Labs & Dino Dig, and Cattle Raisers Museum and the fabulous gift shop.
12:00 p.m. – Lunch at the Stars Café.
1:30 p.m. Omni Movie: D DayWe MUST be in line at 1:15 p.m.

Rylee has her hands full.

Rylee has her hands full.

2:30 p.m. – Pick-up in the Stars Café (inside the Museum)

FINANCIAL: Fee $8.50 for students and $17.00 for adults Includes the Omni Movie & Exhibits. Memberships are not valid for study trips. Please pay Dr. A. This is a group rate. Bring LUNCH money.

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I taught him everything I know!

IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 8 Tuition Due for 2015-16
Sept. 25 Fort Worth Zoo
Oct 12 Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 26 Fossil Mania in Glenrose
Nov. 23-27 (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 2-4 Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented Conference (No school)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break

Students are NOT to leave the Museum, Cafe or Theater at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. A know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. Please ask your child if this has been done.

My gratitude to Wes
for sharing the following
(and may I say, Amen!):

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One thought on “The Symphony of the Universe / Tutoring Relieves Anxiety / Friday: Museum of Science and History

  1. Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It is the little changes which will make the most significant changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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