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The Most Important Part of Life / Facts About Life You Won’t Believe You Didn’t Already Know / School Calendar

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soothes the mind.
It is
the most important
part of Life.

Everything we do
is coloring the World
and echoing throughout the
Our Love
travels throughout the World
and touches the Heart
and mind
and Spirit.
in the wind.
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Our Father 
in Heaven Above
wants us to Truly
We can find Him
in the Beauty of Nature,
and hold His Precious Spirit
close to our Hearts.
Mother Nature
never ceases to amaze us
with its magical Creations
by the Love of
will come to be with you,
as you venture forth
in the Wilderness of His
Allow His Love
to move through you,
to flow over you,
and Live in you.
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There is nothing
as Healing
as the music of the Leaves
rustling through the Trees.
There are
countless Pathways to follow
in searching for the Love
of God.
They are
Sprouting in all directions,
like a Beautiful Spring Tulip.
They are so Beautiful,
as they expand deeper into the
They are there
to explore.
They are there
for you.

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are drawn to a certain Time,
this moment.

Today we need to bathe
in Nature. 
It helps us
to enter into the Healing power
of our own Nature,
which is not separate from
the Nature of our precious
are one.

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Be Happy
My Dear Friends.
To be here
and be able to Travel
on this Spectacular Journey
of Life,
is a Gift.
Let the Beauty
that is all around you
melt your stresses and worries
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Make the Castles
of your Dreams
be high and Beautiful.
Let them reach
upward to the Sky.
  Do not lose 
the simple Faith
in Love,
in the Love of

can be on a slowly drifting
of Blessed Dreams.
is better
with Trust
and Faith
in our Precious Lord.
We can Live His Dream
of Life.

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are a Sacred and Beautiful
Work of Art,
Created by God,
 with Artistic Grace,
  fashioned by Love
and Beautifully Crafted,
with hues more colorful
than a Rainbow.
As we travel through
a little part of each of us 
is shaped by those
who Love us.
We are
what Love determines us
to be. 
So let us
be Eternally Grateful.

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is temporary,
except the Love
of God
My Dear Friend,
you are Blessed.
Thank the Lord
for the Blessing of Being,
and allow others to feel
by sharing your Life
with them.
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can make your Heart,
and the precious Hearts of
feel the Love of God
by sharing your Loving presence,
and by Praying
for Love
the Life you want.
in Love.

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50 Facts About Life
You Won’t Believe You Didn’t Already Know
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From practical tips to amazing facts, these are the things everyone should know—including you.

With unlimited access to information at our fingertips at any given moment, it can be hard to keep up. Sometimes, the constant noise of social media and the 24-hour news cycle can even seem unescapable. The good news – which we could all use right about nowis that some things are worth knowing a lot more than others. From practical tips to tidbits that can help you out a your cocktail party, or virtual happy hour, here are 50 facts everyone should know. So read on to feel your quality of Life rise.

You should throw away the cotton in your medication bottles.
Man taking medication with water

Believe it or not, that little ball of cotton that comes in your bottle of pills, which is there to keep pills safe during shipping, is meant to be removed. It can collect moisture because of its absorbent nature, which makes your pills deteriorate faster.

It’s easy to calculate a tip without a calculator.
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Assuming you want to tip 20 percent for good service, move the decimal point one digit to the left and then double that number. It’s that easy! For example, if a bill is for $35.50, you move the decimal to the left, which gives you $3.55. Double that number, and you’ve got $7.10—a 20 percent tip calculated in seconds.

You’re tallest first thing in the morning.
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If you’re feeling a bit on the short side, measure yourself when you first wake up. According to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, This phenomenon may be due to gravity compressing cartilage in our spine and in other parts of our bodies, such as our knees when we stand up or sit down throughout the day. “While we are lying down in a resting position, the spine is said to “spread out” or decompress, so when we wake in the morning we are taller after lying in bed all night.”

You should sleep with your door closed.
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Sleeping with your doors closed will help protect you from smoke and toxic fumes in the event of a fire. And for more information on how to rest better at night, check out these 50 Tips for Your Best Sleep Ever.

Sleeping in a cold room can help you slim down.
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Just a single month of sleeping in a 66-degree room helped increase subjects’ fat-burning ability by as much as 10 percent, according to research from Commonwealth University.

You’ll yawn more often than you eat breakfast.
Man yawning at work.

Over the course of a lifetime, you’ll yawn approximately 250,000 times, according to one expert on the subject. If you live to 70, that’s about 10 yawns per day.

You can’t breathe and swallow simultaneously.
“This is because the food and fluids we swallow and the air we breathe in both travel down the same part of our throat,” according to registered psychiatric nurse James Steinmetz.
Fake smiles can hurt you.

It turns out that faking happiness can hurt your health. For a 2011 study published in the Academy of Management Journal, researchers looked at the behavior of bus drivers – a profession where people are required to have many friendly interactions throughout the day – and discovered that these people withdraw from their work while putting on a smile for show, and that that could have long-term deleterious health effects.

Babies don’t have kneecaps.

Well, they do. It’s just that they aren’t made of bone. They’re little bits of cartilage that have yet to ossify into bone. And for more on how to know when kids are being honest, check out 50 Lies Kids Say That Parents Always Fall For.

The color you see in pitch darkness has a name.

If you close your eyes in a completely dark room. When you open them, the color you see is called eigengrau, which means intrinsic gray. It’s the shade of dark gray people see when there’s no light.

The smell after it rains does, too.

It’s called petrichor. It comes from an oil plants exude that dries on the ground. When it rains, the oil combines with a byproduct from a type of bacteria to produce the smell.

Craving ice is a symptom of iron deficiency.

If you like crunching ice after you finish your soda, you might be suffering from anemia. Also known as “pagophagia,” the compulsive eating of ice may not just be a nervous tick, but a way of cooling inflammation in the mouth caused by a lack of iron, according to the Mayo Clinic. So if you like chomping down on those cubes, get thee to a doctor, stat.

Sharp knives are safer than dull knives.

Sharp knives aren’t actually as likely to cut you as dull ones. Because a sharp knife easily slices through food, you only have to apply a small amount of pressure when using them. This means that you’re more likely to cut the item you’re intending to cut, and not your hand.

Dull knives, however, can’t cut through food easily, and often cause injuries when resistance between the dull blade and the food’s surface suddenly gives way, at which point the knife flies out of control. Since you have to use so much pressure to cut with a dull knife, they often cause deep cuts and gouges, as opposed to the minor nicks a sharper knife might inflict. Keep your knives sharp and hone those skills for maximum safety.

Tomato juice won’t fix getting skunked.

Instead of dousing yourself in V8, make a mixture of dish soap, peroxide, and baking soda. The skunk spray is an oil, which your grease-fighting dish soap will take care of. Peroxide and baking soda add plenty of oxygen to the mix to help get rid of the smell.

Wikipedia is downloadable.

You can actually download the entirety of Wikipedia and keep it on a USB drive. Here’s the link, if you’d like to eliminate the middle man and own the source.

And it can act as your tour guide.

If you allow Wikipedia to know your location, it can provide you with pages about subjects relevant to where you are using its “Nearby” function.

There are more Life forms on your body than people on earth.

You are a planet teeming with microbes. Trillions of them inhabit your body. In fact, 90 percent of the cells in your body are actually composed of microbes.

And microscopic mites live on your face.

Don’t freak out, but your face is crawling with eight-legged, spider-like creatures. Fortunately, they are microscopic and impossible to see – but, according to the BBC, they’re mites with long, worm-like bodies residing in hair follicles and pores or sebaceous glands.

The size of your social circle is related to the size of your brain.

A scientist at Oxford discovered that the size of a person’s “orbitomedial prefrontal cortex” (the part of a brain that identifies other people’s moods and personalities) can predict the size of that person’s social circle. The average prefrontal cortex averages out to around 147.8 friends in a social network.

And people with friends live longer.

People with active social networks and close friends they talk to live longer than people who rely only on family, according to researchers at Michigan State University. So, whenever possible, make time to see the members of your social circle, even if it’s just for a coffee.

Your hair growth may have to do with your ethnic background.

While human hair generally grows at a rate of about six inches per year, there is some difference in growth rates based on ethnicity. According to research published in the International Journal of Dermatology, people of Asian descent tend to have faster-growing hair than those of other ethnic backgrounds.

Young adults are more likely to be living with their parents than on their own.

Don’t have the cash for rent or a down payment? You’re not alone. For the first time in over 130 years, more people between 18 and 34 are living with their parents than on their own or with a partner.

Taking aspirin during a heart attack may save your life.

Taking an aspirin at the first sign of a heart attack can be a lifesaver. The drug inhibits platelets from forming a clot that can block and artery and cause a full-on heart attack. For the fastest relief (and time is of the essence), chew the aspirin instead of swallowing it.

Most spreadsheets don’t spellcheck.

Before you hand off that important spreadsheet, be sure to run a spellcheck manually to spare yourself any undue embarrassment.

Women can give birth after they die.

It’s very rare, but it has been known to happen. Called “coffin birth,” it’s a phenomenon that occurs when a pregnant woman delivers a child spontaneously after her death – due to gases that built up in the abdominal area, putting pressure on the mother’s uterus and forcing the baby out the birth passageway. One example of this was discovered in 2010 in the grave of a medieval woman who was buried in Italy, according to Smithsonian. (With modern embalming techniques, this doesn’t really happen anymore.)

And men can get aroused post mortem.

Called priapism, it’s most often seen in the corpses of men who have died by hanging and it’s due to the pressure on the cerebellum created by the noose.

Shakespeare invented the name Jessica.

Well, it can’t be proven that he invented it, per se. But the first written instance of the name is found in the Bard’s 1596 play The Merchant of Venice: Shylock’s daughter, an Anglicization of the biblical name Iscah, is named Jessica.

High heels were first designed for men.

Though closely identified as a female fashion staple today, high heels were first designed for men. At the end of the 16th century, Persian-inspired style was all the rage in Europe, according to the J. Paul Getty Museum, and heels were seen as being virile and masculine – and a great way to boost your height a few inches.

The Exorcist film set was haunted.

Based on the book by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcistreleased in 1973, stirred up quite a bit of controversy in the years surrounding its release. For starters, the set used as the home of Regan MacNeil burned to the ground when a bird flew into a circuit box. The only room left standing was the one used for the exorcism.

Even creepier, not only did actors suffer multiple injuries during the filming of the movie, two of them actually died shortly after filming wrapped—actors that played characters who died onscreen. To make matters worse, according to CBS News, when the film premiered in Rome, lightning struck a 400-year-old cross atop a nearby church.

There’s a mental phenomenon that causes you to see monsters in mirrors.

Called the Troxler effect, and discovered as long ago as 1804, it causes those who experience it to think they see something fearsome in the mirror just on the periphery of their vision – whether they say “bloody Mary” three times or not.

There’s a brewery in Japan that makes beer from elephant dung.

The brewery, Sankt Gallen, produces a beer called Un Kono Kuro, made with coffee beans that have passed through an elephant. It’s a huge hit, according to Fox News.

Snow is a terrible way to stay hydrated.

When it comes to snow, it’s water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. It requires a lot of energy for your body to convert something from a solid to a liquid, and while snow will provide a tiny amount of hydration, it will also lower your body temperature in the process, making you more prone to hypothermia.

Blue cheese can change your dreams.

Having strange dreams? It’s time to skip the blue cheese on your salad. According to research from the British Cheese Board, eating blue cheese is particularly associated with vivid dreams.

You can request a DMV examination for senior citizens.

In some states, you can request that the DMV re-examine a senior citizen. So if Grandpa Joe isn’t taking the hint that he’s not safe behind the wheel, you can put the responsibility for nagging him about it solely on the shoulders of the DMV.

Dishwashers need washing, too.

If you’ve never cleaned your dishwasher, it might be time. Look up some instructional videos or hire a professional, and get that thing in tip-top shape. It will greatly improve your machine’s performance.

The universe has a color.

Researchers at John Hopkins University took the average of light from over 200,000 galaxies. It turns out the universe is, on average, kind of beige. They named the color “cosmic latte.”

Women have more pain receptors than men.

They also have a higher tolerance for pain than men do, according to Time.

You can use Amazon for charity.

Use Amazon Smile instead of plain old Amazon, and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your purchases to a charity of your choosing.

Many phones attach GPS data to your photos by default.

Many phones, including iPhones, track your location and attach that information to every picture you take by default. You can turn it off in your settings, but that doesn’t remove the information from pictures you’ve already taken.

“I.e.” and “e.g.” are not the same thing.

I.e. is an abbreviation of id est, which means “that is,” but you can remember what it means with the phrase “in essence.” E.g., on the other hand, stands for exempli gratia, which means “for the sake of example,” but can easily be remembered as “example given.”

You only have to be in line before the polls close in order to vote.

You don’t have to cast your vote before the polls close. As long as you’re in line, you’re legally allowed to vote.

You can leave everything you own to your pet.

Don’t have any close friends who feel like good choices to inherit your fortune? Not a problem. Your pets can be listed as the beneficiaries of your will. However, as was the case with famed hotelier Leona Helmsley‘s prized pooch, their total payout may be reduced if your heirs contest the will—her pup only got $2 million of what was supposed to be a $12 million inheritance in the end.

Water won’t put out a grease fire.

Water will make a grease fire much, much worse. Instead, starve the fire of oxygen by completely covering it and removing it from heat, if possible. Baking soda will also help put out a grease fire, as will a class B fire extinguisher.

You can (probably) mute your microwave.

Most modern microwaves come with a mute option. Sometimes it’s as easy as finding the button that has “mute” written on it in small letters and holding that down for a while. Otherwise, check your owner’s manual and exponentially improve your quality of life.

Finishing your antibiotics is crucial.

If you stop taking antibiotics before you’re supposed to, any bacteria that didn’t get killed can develop an immunity to that antibiotic and become a super-strain that’s much more difficult to kill in the future. So keep taking your pills, even if you feel better.

You can blur your house on Google’s street view.

Go to your house, click on it, and then click “report a problem” at the bottom of the screen. You can also do this for your face or your car.

You can cancel free trials before they expire.

Instead of accidentally getting duped into a membership to a service you don’t want, simply cancel during the free trial period. With most free trials, you can cancel immediately after you sign up and still enjoy the entire trial period.

Escalator etiquette is real.

In the United States, it’s customary to stand right and walk left on stairs and escalators, even if it’s not posted anywhere.

There’s a trick to foil and plastic wrap.

There are perforated spots on either side of a box of aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Punch those tabs in, and they hold the foil or wrap in place, and you never have to deal with accidentally flinging a roll across the kitchen ever again.

Air isn’t mostly oxygen.

Air is actually 78 percent nitrogen. An over abundance of oxygen can actually make you feel kind of high. That’s why oxygen bars started to become a thing for a bit in the late ’90s and early ’00s.

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Finding Life’s Meaning and Purpose / Unexpected Carcinogens / School Calendar

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If we only learn to Smile,
to spark a Hope, 
to give of our abundance,
to forward Kindness,
and share our Happiness,
we can begin to Truly Live

 You can be amazing,
and your words deliver a message
that will bring Joy
into someone’s precious
Your Love
will touch their Soul.

can let others know
that they are Loved,
and they are needed.

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Let us stop
worrying about the Future
and remember a Time
in the past,
when our thoughts were so

and teleport your mind
into a different World,
a REAL World.
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Close your eyes
and remember a Tomorrow
that was Yesterday.
will be able to find Life’s meaning
and purpose.
It did exist,
and can exist

You are special.
Great things are coming to you
When you Pray,
you can feel the Flow
of God’s Energy.

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane ...

“What we achieve inwardly
will change outer reality.”

  – Plutarch

Our conscious, Living Being
responds more vigorously
to our feelings,
than our thoughts.
let us speak in the Language
of the Heart.

not felt by us
are seldom heard by

– Philip Henry
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Lose yourself
in the energy of your
your yearning to help
“The more willing you are
to surrender to the energy
within you,
the more power can flow through you.”

Benjamin Franklin

Your feeling
is the Prayer.
“For the beauty of the Earth, For the beauty of the skies For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies Over and around us lies Lord of all, to thee we raise This our joyful hymn of praise For the beauty of the hour Of the day and of the night Hill and vale and tree and flower Sun and moon and stars of light Sun and moon and stars of light Lord of all, to thee we raise This our joyful hymn of praise For the joy of human love Brother, sister, parent, child Friends on earth and friends above For all gentle thoughts and mild For all gentle thoughts and mild Lord of all, to thee we raise This our joyful hymn of praise For each perfect gift of thine To our race so freely given Graces Human and divine Flowers of earth and buds of heaven Flowers of earth and buds of heaven Lord of all, to thee we raise This our joyful hymn, our joyful hymn of Praise This our joyful hymn of Praise.”

John Rutter

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Let your Song
join the One that never ends
Let the Sea
of your imagination
rush through your mind
and Heart.
Escape this reality.
lies just beyond
the horizon of illusions
that are Life.
comes from awareness
that God is Real
and that He Lives

 To grasp Reality,
go the Lord
in Prayer.

The Stars in the Sky
are a mirror.
Listen to your
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 We can learn
how to Love God,
and draw closer to

 Amazing Love
can fill your whole Being.
and Believe.

The Songs and the Stories
of Love and Life
are so emotional and so
Love and Life
will meet again.
it will be Spring

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Let your Light shine
and let it Bless those
in need.

has been so good to you.

Be Grateful.
The Best Way
 to Praise the Lord
and Express His Love
is to
invite Him
into your Life
and follow in His

is in the meditation
of calming the mind
and feeling the Infinite Energy
that exists within.
You can feel
your mind,
your Being
and your Spirit
in each Sacred Breath.
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You can inspire others
to share your passions with the World.
And they will thank you
for making this World
a better place.

passes by
and nothing is permanent.
We Live each day,
lost in the worries and troubles
 of the moment.
We don’t notice
Time passing by.
did Time pass by so
Perhaps it does not
it too
is an illusion.
Our Hearts
ache for simpler Times,
for the days when we
were Children.
They exist in our
precious memories.
And YES,
they can exist

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is what darkness
fears the most

Close your eyes.
You will see
You Heart
is ready to forgive
and to forget

and to send Love
into the Lives of others
all around you,
and all over the World.

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It is so inspiring
to know that people all around
this Beautiful World
Love each other
And through Love
we are all connected.
We are

The dark
was never meant
to rule the Earth.
Our Destiny
is the Light,
and the Love,
and the Peace
of our Lord.
Let the Vibration
of your Life
be Kind to each other,
be accepting of 
one another.
 The darkness
wants to separate us.
But the Light
of Love,
will bring us

Clear your mind.
Let the Energy of Love
flow into the Fiber
of your Being
through Prayer.
You are Love,
and you are
a Divine Child
of God.
With Faith
you will become
God wants you
to be.
Believe in yourself,
and Believe in God.
This your moment.


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Unexpected Carcinogens

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Today, we’re featuring a blog post by S. Adams.  As many of you know, I’ve been interested in the environmental impacts that cause cancer.  Today’s entry touches on one aspect of that.  Thank you for contributing this very important perspective.

Developing cancer can be one of the most devastating things that can happen to a person. The instant your doctor utters the words, “You have cancer” your mind runs an emotional gamut.  Fear, uncertainty, sadness, hope, love, anxiety, anger, despair. Cancer is the nightmare no one wishes to wake up with. The resolve to fight for your life, and live it to it’s fullest becomes your focus.  There are many unknowns about cancer, and gradually scientists are learning more about what may cause cancer, and how to treat it.  While a cure for cancer is still being researched, we as individuals must do what we can and avoid those things which we know can cause cancer.

Carcinogens are cancer causing chemicals. The most well known carcinogens are cigarette smoke, asbestos, benzene, and formaldehyde. These chemicals are found in everyday items such as building materials, glues, detergents, plastics, pesticides, lubricants, paper products, cosmetics, air deodorizers, carpets, and more.  It may be hard to avoid items with these chemicals, as they are chemicals used in so many products, and you may not realize how much you are being exposed to them.

With what is known about causes of cancer, it will come as a shock that there are prescription drugs, commonly prescribed medicines, that have been shown to cause cancer in animals.  Yet, they are still readily available.  One reason they are likely still available is that the big drug makers, with their monetary ties to the FDA, insist more research has to be done on these medicines before they should be considered being labeled with extraneous warnings.

Millions of women experiencing menopause have taken HRT (hormone replacement therapy) to ease their symptoms. HRT boosts estrogen levels, which can promote both breast and uterine cancer development.  How many women have used this to relieve their menopausal symptoms, only to develop some form of cancer as a result?  We will never know.

 Drugs that have been found to cause cancer in rats range from heartburn medications to blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs.  Prilosec (heartburn), Aldactazine, Aldactone (both blood pressure meds), Zocor, Lopid, Mevacor, Lescol, and Pravachol (cholesterol lowering drugs) have all been found to be a cause of cancer in animals, and have been linked to increased occurrences of cancer by patients who have taken these drugs. 

 Do the benefits of these drugs outweigh the risk? The risk of developing cancer is not one to take lightly!  The fact that there are even more prescription drugs being researched as being the causes of cancer is disgusting.

There is research being done after scientific research has determined pancreatic cancer to be a Januvia side effectJanuvia is a billion dollar money making diabetes drug produced by Merck, and being the big money maker that is, Merck defends the drug against naysayers, saying more research needs to be done to back up these claims. With similar diabetes drugs, Byetta and Victoza having been found to increase the risk of cancer, expedited research should be required. Are the manufacturers of these drugs hiding research results for the sake of increased profit?  With so many drugs being questioned, this certainly seems, sadly, a possibility.

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The FDA warns against using the topical eczema ointments Elidel and Protopic in children under two as these medicines are associated with lymphoma and skin cancers.  The warning goes on to include that “the long term safety of these drugs is unknown.”  As you can read here, the maker of the drug found no reason for a warning to be added to the medicines. 

As a consumer, it is in your interest to know the risks associated with prescription drugs that you are taking.  Sites like DrugNews.net issue safety alerts, FDA recalls, and important medical industry news that can keep buyers aware of news that may be happening outside mainstream media. Being informed about the side effects and risks associated with medicines is another way to be be prudent in avoiding health risks.

 People taking medicine trust their doctors and they trust the makers of the drugs they are taking.  It is absurd that so many medicines have been linked to increasing the risk of cancer development, and the FDA should require more research into these drugs, quantifying the risk, instead of asking consumers to ignore the risk completely. Cancer should not be a risk that should be given or taken so lightly.

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Love is the Poetry of Life / Sugar Is Definitely TOXIC, a New Study Says / April 15 and 18 Good Friday and Easter Monday Holidays

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To focus 
Pure and Loving thoughts
for someone else,
is Healing
for everyone.
is always near
to guide you
and care for you.
 With Prayer,
He will Create Love and Light
and Healing Delight
in Living every Day
and every Night.

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If pain
is happening in the Lives
of those you care about,
there will be something
you can do.

It is simple,
but powerful.
It is the Beautiful Art of
all of the Beautiful Light
and Love
within your Heart.
your Precious Love
is an Act of
Oh, Child of God.
It connects God’s Children
through Threads of Love,
where Miracles and Infinite Solutions
to our daily problems
can occur.

“As long as there’s a Sun that sets
Primroses will have their glory.
As long as there are Violets
They will have a place in Story.”
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will uplift the Spirits
of those who are going through
difficult times.

the energy of Love
and Compassion and Joy
will help anyone
in need.
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My Dear Friend,
Miracles happen all the Time.
 It takes your
to help others to be released
from the past,
to have Faith in the Future,
and to be Healed
in the present.

Sending the Light
of your Love
is the most vibrant thing
you can do
for someone in need.

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can return lost memories
to help us with our Lives.

It is incredibly
and can be done
wherever you are.

Do not
get weighed down
by the worries and problems.
Instead of letting them
adversely affect you,
and I do mean simply,
the Love and the Light
in your Sacred Heart.

makes us feel at Peace
in such turbulent Times.
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to Peace of mind
and Tranquility of the Heart,
is to Live
in the bright Light
of Love.

Research shows us
that the Human mind
is capable of thinking
ONLY one thought
at any one moment.
what a Blessing,
control that thought.
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According to
the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging
at the University of Southern California,
the average brain generates
48.6 thoughts per minute

This adds up to a total
of 70,000 thoughts
per day.
My Dear Friends,
that is
too many.
The way to reduce this
dangerous and toxic burden,
is to focus
upon one LOVING
for as long as you
Think about it.
When you think of nothing
someone with YOUR Love,
Life becomes
a treasured

By the way,
the Human brain,
which contains roughly
86 Billion Brain Cells,
is far more powerful
than any existing computer.

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your mind
and the Light of your 
in the present moment,
enables you to see only the best
in yourself,
 in other people
and in all situations.

Positive feelings,
Healing Compassion,
and your unique vibration.
and you will see
the Light.

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every moment that God has given
to us.
See His Blessing
and His Beauty
in everything.
The Lord
Truly Loves us.
 His Holy Spirit
Dwells within us.
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is always near to the
He Comforts the Heart,
Heals and Restores.
There is nothing
our Heavenly Father
cannot do
  Thank the Lord
for all He has done.
He has done
much more
than we are aware of.
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may not understand
But Blessings abound.
And they may be
Our Journey of Life
may be filled with laughter, Joy
and Peace.
Despite everything
that is going on,
we may be courageous and encouraged.
The choices
are ours.

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And as we get older,
the waters move slow 
over the rough rocks,
to smooth places in the years
and slow the tears
and let us go forward
in this World.

The waters
of our precious Time
lick the pebbles on our path,
and nurture the Forests of our thoughts,
and the hills and valleys
of our emotions.
They pay Tribute 
to our Visions of Beauty,
 to our very Human Nature,
to the flow of Time.
These waters,
above and below our awareness,
resonate like in a Dream,
in our corner of the Earthly Paradise
in which we Live.
Love it all.

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you listen easy,
you can hear God calling.
These Beautiful Harmonies
become Beautiful
let it be.
in the Lord.
Walk barefoot by the stream
of Living, Loving waters,
that flow through
our precious Lives.
is so Wonderful
holding the Hand
of God.

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Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, a New Study Says

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By Alice Park

Fat was the food villain these past few decades but sugar is quickly muscling in to take its place. As rates of sugar-related disorders such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease climb, many experts believe that when Americans rid themselves of fat, they simply replaced it with sugar in all its forms.

But proving that the rise of the chronic diseases was actually linked to higher sugar consumption is a challenge. Dr. Robert Lustig, from the department of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, who has made a name for himself publishing books and research addressing the question of sugar’s effects on the body, wanted clearer answers. Now, he and his colleagues believe they have come up with the definitive evidence that sugar, as Lustig says, “is toxic.”

In most lab studies, the doses of sugar that scientists test are quite high; they want to see what the effect is quickly and, depending on the research, they may not have time to wait to study the more gradual effects that might emerge. And in studies where people reduce the amount of sugar they eat, for instance, those people end up eating fewer calories overall, so it’s difficult to know whether any changes are due to the removal of sugar or to the drop in calories.

Lustig and his colleagues think they’ve produced the “hard and fast data that sugar is toxic irrespective of its calories and irrespective of weight.”

MORE: FDA Wants Nutrition Labels to Include More Detail on Added Sugars

Lustig’s confidence comes from the unique study, described in Obesity, of 43 Hispanic or African-American children aged eight to 18 years old. He collected detailed food questionnaires from each of the adolescents to get an idea of the average amount of calories they ate per day, then designed a special menu for each of them for nine days that matched the total numbers of calories they would normally eat. The only difference in the nine-day diet was that most of the sugar the children ate was replaced by starch — the overall number of calories remained the same. The children weighed themselves daily, and if they were losing weight, they were told to eat more of the provided food in order to keep their weight the same throughout the study.

“Everything got better,” says Lustig. Some of the children went from being insulin resistant, a precursor state to developing diabetes, in which the body’s insulin levels can no longer keep up with the pace of breaking down sugar that’s coming in from the diet, to insulin sensitive.

MORE: Artificial Sweeteners Aren’t the Answer to Obesity: Here’s Why

“We took chicken teriyaki out, and put turkey hot dogs in. We took sweetened yogurt out, and put baked potato chips in. We took pastries out and put bagels in,” says Lustig. “So there was no change in [the children’s] weight and no change in calories.”

After nine days of having their total dietary sugar reduced to 10% of their daily calories, however, they showed improvements in all of these measures. Overall, their fasting blood sugar levels dropped by 53%, along with the amount of insulin their bodies produced since insulin is normally needed to break down carbohydrates and sugars. Their triglyceride and LDL levels also declined and, most importantly, they showed less fat in their liver.

MORE: 7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

Because some of the children lost weight, to convince themselves that the effects weren’t due to the small amount of weight that some of the children lost, Lustig and his team compared those who lost weight to those who didn’t during the study, and found similar improvements in both groups.

“Up until now, there have been a lot of correlation studies linking sugar and metabolic syndrome,” says Lustig. “This is causation.”

The diet he provided the children isn’t considered ideal from a health perspective — starches are still a considerable source of calories and can contribute to weight gain. But Lustig relied on the starches to prove a point in a scientific study — that the effect sugar has on the body goes beyond anything connected to its calories and to weight. “I’m not suggesting in any way, shape or form that we gave them healthy food,” he says. “We gave them crappy food, processed food — and they still got better. Imagine how much even better they would have gotten if we didn’t substitute and took the sugar out. Then they would have gotten even better yet. That’s the point.”

MORE: The Trouble With Sugar Free Kids

Not everyone is convinced that the results definitely prove sugar, and not weight loss, is the culprit, however. Susan Roberts, professor of Nutrition, USDA Nutrition Center at Tufts University notes that because some of the children lost weight, it’s still possible that shedding the pounds helped their metabolic measures to improve. She also points out that the children self-reported their initial diet, which can often be inaccurate. “We know that a healthy diet and weight loss cause good metabolic changes, and although this study tries to attribute its effects to low fructose, in fact it is impossible to do that because of the study design.”

Some experts are concerned for other reasons. They’re worried that the findings may shift attention away from what they consider to be the more fundamental issue — that overall, we’re eating too much. “Too much calorie intake is still the biggest problem,” says Dr. Mark Corkins, professor of pediatrics at University of Tennessee Health Science Center and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on nutrition. He notes that the study involved children who were obese already and consuming too many calories. “It’s an important study, and the facts coming out of it are very important. It means we need to look at sugars, and at the type of sugars and sugar intake. But I worry that people are going to hang everything on this when we still need to reduce consumption.

Lustig hopes that won’t happen as more data emerges that details how sugar is altering the body in unhealthy ways outside of its caloric contribution. That wasn’t the subject of the current paper, but he promises follow up studies based on this work that will address that. This study does hint however, at what might be happening. While there has been a lot of attention on the presence of belly fat and its connection to metabolic syndrome, the fact that the children saw improvements in the amount of fat in their liver suggests that might be an important way that sugar is contributing to chronic disease. Obese children and those with diabetes often suffer from fatty liver, a condition normally associated with alcohol abuse but increasingly common among non-drinkers who gain excessive amounts of weight.

This new view of sugar could change the advice that doctors and government health officials give about eating the sweet stuff. Lustig’s hope is that the information is considered as the U.S. Department of Agriculture finalizes its latest Dietary Guidelines, expected by the end of the year, which delineate recommendations for what, and how much of different types of foods and nutrients Americans should eat.

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You are never alone.
In the dark of moments,
the Light and Love
of God
is always near.
you may be,
His Beauty surrounds you.
He is always near.
He cannot be
than within.
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As Prayer
draws you closer to God,
you will feel His Presence
enveloping you
in His Loving Arms.

Let us Praise
the Lord
for His never failing

“And remember,
I am with you always,
to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:20

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is History,
and T
a mystery.
But Today,
this precious moment,
is a Gift

GOD is so Great
and Wonderful
in all His Works.
And among His Greatest Works
of all
is YOU.
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Such awareness
takes you far from
from this World
and its trivial
It is 
as if one leaves the body
and travels over the Horizon
and wakes up the subconscious.
God’s Love
is a totally different World
that will embrace you
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Such a Journey
reminds us that we are all going

It lets us focus
on the essential Path
to Love
which lies in the very depth
of the Human Heart,
and mind,
and Soul.

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is here for you
in Prayer.

Seize the Day
and make it yours.
has so many questions,
and fewer and fewer
just Be,
and just Live,
and Love.
There will Blossom
a reason for your Day,
just as wonderful
as you are.

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The Lord
understands your past,
Believes in your Future
and accepts you
and Loves you,
on this Day
and everyday,
just the way you are.

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There is a sense
of being alone. 
But you can find
comfort and Healing
in knowing that you

It comes from the feeling
of Loving
Living Things.
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 The pain of Life
when we reconnect
with the Love of God.
Such Love
enables us to go
where we find Beautiful Inner
This Beauty of Love
heals everyone who 
feels it.

in sharing your Beautiful Gift,
you send Light and Love
to an Eternity
of God’s Children.
To save one,
is to save
the Children,
their Children
and on,
and on,
and on.

is Eternal.

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And always remember,
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You Are Never Alone: A Global Safety Net.

Four Healing Beliefs
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When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

By Deepak Chopra, MD

The most basic need in anyone’s life is to feel safe. All other attainments are built from this baseline. If you usually feel safe, you are likely to be more productive in your life. But we can all remember times when there were serious setbacks. Then a downward spiral can develop. Whatever the emotion that overtakes us – feeling weak, unwanted, desperate, dejected, or anxious – there is one common element: We feel isolated and alone.

To provide the necessary support at such moments requires a safety net, but it is shocking that the vast majority of people can count on little or no support. Then the spiral downward becomes a crisis. Someone has to reach out before the human spirit gets broken.

In that spirit, the Chopra Foundation has started the Never Alone Initiative. It is based on the simple principle of people helping people, using social media, online videos, personal contact, and in crisis situations the intervention of trained professionals who can offer immediate therapy.

When support is offered, people seize upon it, but the situation in many countries is so dire that short-term remedies are just a first step. An entire mindset must be turned around. This involves changing four toxic beliefs into healing beliefs.

Four Toxic Beliefs

No one cares about me.

I don’t matter.

I am weak and powerless.

I am destined to be a victim.

There is abundant data to show that being poor, uneducated, and embedded in an unstable or hostile social network leads to enormous struggle for almost everyone. But toxic beliefs, which are “in here” rather than “out there,” have been studied much less. Yet everyone’s future is determined by what happens
In here” – the fact is undeniable. Living in a rich, stable country without political strife is not a secure protection.

As the rise in prescription drugs – tranquilizers, antidepressants, and opioids – indicates, countless people spiral into toxic beliefs despite leading advantaged lives.  The way out is through Healing the Human Spirit The Never Alone Initiative focuses on four healing beliefs that are necessary for a sense of well-being.

Four Healing Beliefs:

I am safe.

I matter.

I am Lovable.

I can achieve.

Even small steps in the direction of these healing beliefs can dramatically alter someone’s future. Going further, to identify with these beliefs can take a person out of personal struggle and suffering.

Taking someone in crisis out of danger has been a major success of the Never Alone program. The focus has been on suicide prevention, offering immediate support through a hotline that includes professional intervention if someone’s suicidal impulses are serious and immediately threatening. To date thousands of potential suicides have been prevented.

Yet the average person who feels unsafe, alone, weak, and helpless isn’t in immediate threat. What they need is a path to Healing. The path is developed through four healing practices that anyone can offer to another person.

Four Healing Practices:





Never alone is based on the conviction that every person in the World deserves these four things, although most people, even in the prosperous West, cannot say that they experience them on a regular basis.

The connection between these Healing practices and a better sense of self has strong psychological support. Yet intuitively each one feels valid from     
in here.”

Attention validates “I matter.”

Appreciation validates “I can achieve.”

Acceptance validates “I am safe.”

Affection validates “I am lovable.”

The vision of Never Alone is to instill “I am safe” first and foremost. From there the other healing beliefs can evolve with help, encouragement, and support.

Everything begins by connecting these four healing practices with a shift in someone’s sense of self. As
E. M. Forster wrote as the single, universal message in his novel A Passage to India, “Only connect.” Make the connection with Healing, and the Human Spirit can be revived before it breaks. That is the mission of Never alone, which needs to be embraced by everyone, not just those in trouble. A healed Human Being is the vital link to a Healed Planet. To participate in the global movement for collective Healing, join us at NeverAlone.love

DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a whole health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.  Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities.  For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his latest book,  Total Meditation (Harmony Books) will help to achieve new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living.  TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”  www.deepakchopra.com

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