The Spirit Human / Tiny Habits That Change Your Life / Cancer News from Biocompare / Friday: Museum of the Americas

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    God abides within.

A deeper meaning
moves the Spirit Human.
For we are truly never alone.
God abides within,
and we in His Love
Forever.

Destiny
seemingly dictates many things.
But the illusion
is that YOU
are not free
to create the World
of your tomorrow,
and Deliverance
cannot be obtained.

“Live free
and beauty surrounds you,
the world still astounds you,
each time you look at a star

Stay free,
where no walls divide you.
You’re free as the roaring tide,
so there’s no need to hide.

Born free,
and life is worth living,
but only worth living
’cause you’re born free.”
– Don Black

My Friends,
without the collective conscience
of many Hearts,
the future is
a hollow thing,
like a rusty old bell
that can never again
ring.

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Annie & Alexander          Anderson

The strongest bridge
someone can ever cross over
is your smile,
lit by the sparkle
in your eyes.

When you connect
with someone smiling back,
a moment is given birth
that did not exist before.

That moment is real,
perhaps the only reality.
And it can be nurtured,
and evolve into
Friendship, Fulfillment, Understanding,
Trust,
and a new awareness
of what Life
is really for.

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A smile
is a seed
planted in the firmament
of the moment.
And it can blossom
into many beautiful dimensions
of awareness,
and Love.

This moment
and the next,
can become one and the same,
a seed
that blossoms and grows
into the Beauty
of what was you,
all along.

“And God is able
to make all Grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all sufficiency
in all things,
may abound to every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:8

Believing this Life
is the end of everything
is the greatest
of illusions.

optical-illusion-cThis Life is not about you.
The pinnacle of being
is about US.
One and one,
make you,
enfolded within
the Loving Arms of God.

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              A deeper meaning

Yes,
a much deeper meaning
moves with the Spirit of God
in us.
It moves past me,
into WE,
and we become
One
with the Lord,
as are we all,
and ever and ever
will always be.

More than we as One
cannot be,
for in Truth,
in our Divinity,
there is Unity.

In the Arms of God
we feel the Oneness
of Love
that is not divisible.

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This Life is not about you.

Give your heart a beautiful song to sing.
Give your life away.
Everyone is in need.
Everyone.
In need of Hope,
Faith, Forgiveness,
Compassion –
In need
of someone to
Love.

Reach out
and give the most
precious Gift of all,
your Love.

Then,
My Friend,
you will truly feel
the beat of your own
Heart,
for it lies buried
deep within
another.

“When you do things
from your Soul,
you feel a River
moving in you,
a Joy.”
– Rumi

Give your life
Something to say,
and the breath
to say it.
Give it to another,
and say
at long last,
goodbye to sorrow.
Create a new World
of your own Tomorrow.

“Earth has no sorrow
that Heaven cannot heal”
Thomas Moore.

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Give the most precious Gift of all, your Love.

This Life
was never yours.
God gave it
for you to borrow,
and with it
to breathe Life into
another precious Human Being,
as He breathed
the Breath of Life
into you.

Tomorrow is open
and right now
it seems
to be more than enough

to just be here today,
and I don’t know
what the future is holding in store,

I don’t know where I’m going,
I’m not sure where I’ve been.
There’s a Spirit
that guides me,

a Light that shines for me,
my life is worth the living,
I don’t need to see the end.”
– John Denver

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Wield the sword of fearlessly Loving everything that is living.

When we unlock the door
to our own prison
of very, very limited vision,
we can begin the journey
to understanding,
and wield the sword
of fearlessly Loving
everything that is living,
and forget the past
of never knowing,
by forgiving –
ourselves.

Goodnight

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A moment is given birth that did not exist before.

“Joy and sorrow
are inseparable.
Together they came,
and where one
sits alone with you
at the board,
remember
the other is asleep
upon you bed.”
– Kahlil Gibran

pink-roseTiny Habits
That Could Totally Change Your Life

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                             Tiny Habits for Better Physical Health
1. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. We often don’t get enough water in our systems, and get so busy throughout the day that we don’t think about stopping to replenish our supply. Or we replenish with soda or coffee or tea but not water. Trigger yourself by leaving a big glass out on the counter or table. Or do what I do, and get a big travel mug with a lid. At night, I fill it up with a lot of ice and a bit of water, and in the morning it’s waiting for me: a nice, cool cup of water. Flush the toxins, kickstart your system, wake yourself up.

2. Park as far away as you can from the door. Fight the effects of a sedentary lifestyle by getting more steps into your day whenever you can. In fact, simple things like a longer stroll from the car to the door might be more effective than a vigorous work-out at counteracting the effects of long hours at a desk.

3. Eat raw fruit or vegetables with every meal. Think: a green side salad, a slice of melon, some berries, a few carrot sticks and cucumber slices. Not only will you get more nutrients in, you will also be getting in more fiber and potentially helping your body lose weight, retain energy, and decrease hunger.

4. Stand up and stretch every hour, on the hour. Trigger yourself with a beep on your phone or watch (do people still wear those?) or computer. Sitting for extended time periods is a bad idea for both your body and your brain. You need a mental and physical break, and it doesn’t have to be a big deal. Just stop, when your on-the-hour beep sounds at you. Stand up where you are, reach over your head, take a deep breath, touch your toes, roll your shoulders.

5. Carry a small bag of nuts or beef jerky everywhere you go. Something protein-rich will help stave off hunger as well as keeping you from getting to that ravenous point when you’ll eat anything in sight, no matter what the calorie count is. Getting a little more protein in your diet can help boost your metabolism and build your muscle, as well.

                                Tiny Habits for Better Mental Health
1. Ask open-ended questions. Instead of throwing out questions just so you can insert your own opinion, ask bigger, better questions. Avoid asking questions that can be answered with a simple Yes or No. Try questions that start with “What do you think about…?” and “How would you….?” or “What is your experience with…?” Then listen to the answers with the attitude that you are here to learn. Having an open perspective and initiating deeper conversations will help you to relate with others, cultivate empathy, keep your own problems in perspective, make new friends, and learn new ways of approaching life. Imagine the wisdom you would gain in five or ten years if you just have one of these conversations every week.

2. Keep a tray of art supplies out on your table/desk/shelf. Don’t force or even expect yourself to clock in a certain number of minutes or productions. Just keep them out, in reach, so that when you feel like doodling around with something artistic, it is effortless. Bonus points: switch the art medium out every week or month (pastels, crayons, watercolors, ink, clay, playdough, carving knife & wood block).

3. Sit in silence for a few minutes every day. We don’t have to call this meditation, because that might be a little too intimidating. You don’t have to sit cross-legged. You don’t have to close your eyes. You don’t have to be Zen-like in anyway. Your brain can be flying a hundred miles an hour, but don’t say or do anything. Just sit, comfortably, and breathe for a few minutes.

4. Jot down everything on your mind for a few minutes at the end of the day. This is a brain dump in the easiest way possible. It’s not a big deal like a daily journal or to-do list or planner might feel. Keep a simple notebook by the bed, and give yourself a few minutes to pour out everything that’s on your mind before you go to sleep. Don’t edit. Let it all out, in any format, in any order. It doesn’t have to make sense, even to you. Studies show that this type of writing can reduce anxiety and depression. Alternative: use a voice recorder and simply talk, in unedited stream-of-consciousness style, for a few minutes into your recorder.

5. Repeat a personal mantra to yourself when you hit stress points. Make it something simple to remember that calms you and reminds you of the important things in life. This is a simple way to retrain your brain and tell it how to respond to stress. Instead of letting stressful points send you into a panicked mode, you pull out your mantra and tell your brain that it’s going ot be okay. A few of my favorites: This too shall pass. I am stronger than I think. I can learn what I need to learn when I need to learn it. I’ve handled worse than this. I am not alone. There is freedom here. When I take responsibility, I take power.

Tiny Habits for Better Productivity and Work
1. Pretend to be your hero. When you’re faced with a challenging situation, an intimidating project, a new career leap, an important meeting, think about a hero in your industry or career. Then ask yourself what this person would do in your situation. How would she handle it? Would he be intimidated? Fearful? Or confident and calm? Now imagine yourself doing exactly what you think your would do. This helps to clarify what the right actions are for you by removing the self-doubt and negative self-talk that can bog you down in uncertainty.

2. Do a 5-minute daily review at your desk at the end of the day. Before you leave work, or from your desk at home before you wrap things up for the day (or night!), take five minutes. Write down what you accomplished in a quick, bulleted list. Write down what you didn’t accomplish that you had hoped to, and what stopped you. Don’t beat yourself up for your failures, just notice, if you can, what caused you to get off track. And notice how much you did accomplish. This type of review is a way to help your brain focus on the positive (I did accomplish something today) and will help you to become more aware of the things that tend to derail you or distract you from productive work.

3. Turn off all notifications for at least one long block of work time every day. Our brains are not adept at switching from one task to another. The single ding of an email notification or text, even if it’s about something completely unimportant, can cause you to lose up to 40% of your work time. Is it really worth it? Maybe if you have infinite time at your disposal… But we all know that you don’t. So do yourself and your career a favor, and silence all the dings and chirps for at least one long block of time (2 – 4 hours).

4. Respond to all invitations and opportunities with “I’ll check my calendar.” Stop the knee-jerk response that you give, whether it is negative or positive. Maybe you’re too quick to say no (I am). Or maybe you’re a people – pleaser and you’re too quick to say yes, and find yourself over-booked and overwhelmed. Give yourself time to evaluate each opportunity by simply making it your practice not to answer right away. Instead, say, “I’ll check my calendar and let you know.” Then, when you have a little time, check your calendar, your priorities, and determine what you can fit it in.

5. Spend 5 minutes a day thinking about the process you will take that will get you to your career goals. This is the right kind of positive visualization. Visualizing the end result doesn’t usually help you get there. But visualizing yourself doing the steps you will take to reach your end goal can help you to actually follow-through on those steps when it is time.

Tiny Habits for Better Relationships
1. Call, text, or email one friend or family member a day. Staying in touch has never been easier, but it’s all too easy to only connect with the people we see at work or the ones who just won’t stop showing up in our Facebook feed. Reach out a little further than that to stay connected with the friends and family members you value. It only takes a few minutes to invest in a relationship, with the result that you have a strong network of people around you, both near and far.

2. Write a thank you note every week. This can be an exercise solely for you: write a thank-you note to someone who’s passed on but impacted your life, and tell them all the things you wish you could say in person. Or write a note of thanks to someone who is or was part of your life and send it to that person. Cultivating gratitude helps to lessen the fear in your life. How much better would your life be if you had trained yourself to be appreciative instead of afraid?

3. End your night with a word of thanks or encouragement. This is the kind of simple habit that can make or break a lifelong relationship. Before you roll over and go to sleep, let your significant other know you accept and value him or her. You don’t have to be elaborate: “I love being with you,” or “Thanks for being there for me,” sends the right message. If you’re not in a relationship, give yourself a word of thanks or encouragement. Sounds silly? Maybe. But it can help build your confidence and keep you from letting one bad day spiral into depression.

4. Pause before you answer or respond to people. Train yourself to listen well, by giving yourself time to think up your response in that pause, not while the other person is talking. This not only shows that you value what the other person is saying (which communicates acceptance and respect) but it also gives you time to weigh your attitude and words. In a high-tension situation or stressful conversation, a simple five-second pause might be what keeps you from blowing up and ruining a relationship you value.

5. Give yourself a time out. Life happens. You’re going to hit points when you feel stressed, frustrated, angry, or impatient. That’s okay, because if you can give yourself a time-out then you can keep things in perspective. You can’t expect yourself to be a non-emotional robot, but you can train yourself to take a five-minute break from humanity when things are getting to you. Walk around the block, lock yourself in the bathroom, take a quick drive with the windows down and the music blaring. Find the “time-out chair” that works for you, and use it.

                 Tiny Habits for a Better Community and Environment
1. Take a short walk around the block with a trash bag and pick up litter. This weekly or daily ritual will help you to be more aware of how you treat your daily environment, and you never know the effect it can have on others. Sometimes just one person taking the time to make something better can spark others to take better care of things, as well.

2. Stop and say hi to your neighbors. Make it a habit to do a little more than a nod or smile. It takes just a moment, whenever you see them out, to walk over and say hello. Create a friendlier community and help the people around you get plugged in, too. Some of my best friends are neighbors who were willing to lean over the fence and chat for a minute. Now they’re the ones calling to see if I need anything when they run to the store, or offering to babysit my kids if I’m not feeling well.

3. Borrow before you buy for big purchases. It’s not always possible, but why not try it? Save money and help the environment. Make it a habit to borrow first, try it out, and see if it’s what you really need/want/must have. Then try to buy used before you buy new. Obviously this won’t apply to every big purchase… but it will apply to a lot.

4. Set aside money for giving. It can be a small amount. Really. Five dollars can make a big difference to somebody. Out of every paycheck, or every month’s total income, put aside a small bit for giving. It has to be no-strings-attached, and anonymous is the way to go whenever possible. Help out your neighbors. Donate to a charity. Buy that homeless guy a meal. We are all part of the same human family.

5. Keep your bike out where you can see it. No, you don’t have to use it… Just put it out there, in front of you, where you can eyeball it. Every day, when you run to the car and hop in. Wait, you don’t have a bike? Hmmm. Maybe call up a neighbor and see if you can borrow one.

On Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 Our destination is: The Museum of the Americas, 216 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford, (Telephone: 817-341-8668 / 817-599-0490) and the Vintage Grill & Museum (next door). We will depart from the school at approximately 9:30 a.m. to arrive & begin our visit at 10:00 a.m.

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Our dear friend and Museum Director, Dr. Harold Lawrence, will provide a docent guided tour. Following a morning of great stories, questions and answers, and unique insights into the lives of Native Americans and cultural and philosophical perspectives, we will have time for a self-guided tour and shopping at the museum store and then enjoy lunch at the Vintage Grill and Museum (next door). Then we will return to school.

The Museum of the Americas is a jewel of Weatherford, where we can find the colorful and diverse heritage of native peoples of the Americas through a fabulous collection of 19th & 20th century artifacts, crafts and folk art. The rich cultural traditions of the people and tribes of north, central and South America are reflected in the intricate and distinctive designs of the objects they make for daily use for religious ceremonies and for trade.

FINANCIAL: Museum/Speaker Fee $5.00 Please pay Dr. A. Lunch: Please provide funds for lunch today. Gift Shop: Yes! There have wonderful gifts.

Note: Uniform pants, a belt & red monogrammed school shirt are required. No flip flops and shirts must be tucked in.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS are always invited to participate on our study/fun/adventure trips.

Students are NOT to leave the Museum or the Restaurant at any time or for any reason, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

Drop-off will be at The Anderson School at 8:30 a.m. Pick-up will be at the Anderson School at 3:15 p.m. If you have easy questions please contact us at 817-448-8484.

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IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 6
                                              Tuition was Due for 2016-17
Sept. 30                                             Museum of the Americas/Weatherford
Oct. 7                                                 Movie: Miss Peregrine’s Home                                                                 for Peculiar Children & Half                                                                Price Books
Oct 10 (Monday)                              Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 28                                               Fossilmania (Glenrose)
Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday)          Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 1-2                                            Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)
Dec. 20 (Tuesday)                            Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                               Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 20                                               Fort Worth Stock Show

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The illusion is that YOU are not free to create the World of your tomorrow.

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