Searching For ALL Our Tomorrows in Yesterday / 12 Truths About Living In an Illusion / Friday: Bureau of Printing and Engraving

“But,
Beloved,
be not ignorant of this one thing,
that one day is with the Lord
as a thousand years,
and a thousand years
as one day.”
 2 Peter 3:8

We all wonder
about Life
in many ways,
as so many days
wander past us
searching,
ever searching
for all our Tomorrows,
in Yesterday.

And when we look
right through us,
we see
the World turning
still.
And we ask –
is this moment
separate and apart
from any other?

Near the end,
are we closer
to the beginning?

“Life
can only be understood
backward,
but it must be lived
forward.”
Soren Kierkegaard

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Today
and yesterday
define a line
we call Time.
But in reality,
Time, to us, simply compares
two bodies
floating in space,
in which
neither today or yesterday
truly exists.
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Physicists agree
that Time is one of the most difficult properties
of our Universe to understand.
Yes.
It is difficult
to understand that
which does not
exist.
George Harrison “It’s being here now that’s important.
There’s no past and there’s no future.
Time is a very misleading thing.
All there is ever,
is the now.
We can gain experience from the past,
but we can’t relive it;
and we can hope for the future,
but we don’t know if there is one.”

George Harrison

.We rarely think
about the fundamental nature of Time.
But it is a Human concept,
based on the Earth orbiting around the Sun,
and has no True Universal value.

There is no one simple definition
of Time.
We think it would be easy to understand,
but a real comprehension of Time
has proved to be elusive.
It is a nonspatial continuum
that is measured in terms of events
which succeed one another.
We THINK
of these events
as the past through the present to the future.

    Our Tree of Life has many branches.

We picture Time
flowing like a River,
and we directly experience the flow of that River.
The present we think is objective,
and that everyone shares
in the present moment.
And we assume the present moment
divides everyone’s past from the future.
But the future does not really exist.
Time
is an illusion
and is independent of the presence
of physical objects.

Albert Einstein “Time is
an illusion.”

Albert Einstein

Time is indefinite
– merely the continued progress
of existence
and events WE label
past, present, and future,
which can be regarded
as a
whole.

And,
as the illusion of Time
rewrites every line
of our brief story,
between the lines
we find
so much of what
we truly are,
and what we
may become
in this moment,
we call
Today.

And if
we feel
we need more Time,
would it be a waste of
Time?
If
there is doubt,
will there be
more time
for doubt?
.
Not if our Dreams
become
the pulse of our
Humanity.
My Friend,
there is no Time,
and no such thing as Time,
or the need
for
doubt.
.
Keep dreaming.
And
hold on to Life,
as we venture on
and journey
through the dark
of Night.
For in the end
there will be
Light,
if there is

Love.

.
“Ring the bells that can still ring
forget your perfect offering,
there is a Crack in everything,
that’s how the Light gets in.”
Leonard Cohen
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Life
is a sequence
of moves
in and out
of the shadows
of our thoughts,
not of Time.
We create the
future
with our new
thoughts.
They evolve
moment by moment
into our new
Reality.
And this new
Life,
like ALL Life,
is Miraculous.
And it is
mirror-aculous.
.
Give a mirror
to a young Child
who has never seen
a mirror before.
He may see
a reflection
of the Sky
and ask,
as a Child is
wont to do:
“Are you
giving me the
Sky?”
To which you
may reply:
“Yes,
and I have given
YOU
the me
in I.”
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Both
are True.
Life
is a mirror,
reflecting
your inner
World.
.
You
do not see
the World
as it is.
You see it
as YOU
are.
.
What you hold
in your mind,
comes to
Life.
What you hold
in you Heart
is Life.
.
Embrace both
your Heart and your mind,
for the powerful and Beautiful
things that they are.
But don’t try to make one do the job of the other.
Let your Heart decide
and your mind
guide you.
..
“The way
we experience the
World around us
is a direct reflection
of the World
within us.”
Ritu Ghatourey
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We
are playing a
game
called Life,
in which we
are unaware
of the rules.

“Make your Heart
like a Lake,
with calm, still surface,

and great depths of kindness.”
Lao Tzu
.
A child
needs to be taught
how to calmly reflect upon
Life
and our Beautiful place
in it.
.
You
can Truly Bless a Child
with an atmosphere of calm and reflection
and with soothing musical experiences.
In this day of unrest on every level of Life,
this Blessing,
of calm and patient reflection,
will be appreciated more than words
can ever express.
And
it may save
the Life
of your precious Child.
We cannot see
our reflection
in running water.
It is only
a still water
in which we can see
ourselves.
Only
in the calm
of the moment,
can we truly reflect upon
the moment.
.
.“The Sun is only shining like it always does.
But I never noticed it in the Sky before.
I will write it on the walls of the World
So that the Sun won’t fade away
the words I say
to you –
I Love you.”

Mike Batt

Our Tree of Life
has many branches
and complex Truths about
our Nature.
Its nourishment from our Mother Earth
empowers us,
and forms a connection
to all that came
before.
.
Branches reach out
to accept the nourishment of the Sun.
And the Leaves capture that nourishment
and savor and cherish it,
transforming it into
Life.
.
WE
are like Beautiful Leaves
on the Tree
of Life.
.
And our brief and Precious Existence
connects us
to the Sanctity of our Spirit,
as we journey toward
growth and understanding.

Yes,
our
Tree of Life
has many branches that reach high into the Sky
and roots that dig deep
into our Mother Earth.
And these join
into the endless circle
of our Being.
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“Time stops
when Love recognizes
that it is eternity.
Douglas G. Rivela

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And THAT,
My Dear Friend,
is what Time truly is.
IT  IS  LOVE.

Have you never noticed
that Time stops
when you are in
LOVE ?
.
God
is Love.
He is
Eternal Love.
.
“Whoever does not
Love

does not know God,
because
God is
Love.”

1 John 4:8
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While in your Mother’s Womb,
she Dreamed about
YOU.

And like the Dream
of you,
many Dreams come true.
But when she looked
into your eyes,
she realized,
God
Dreams too.

ALL
of our Tomorrows
are here
to dissolve into
Yesterday –
a precious Gift
to manifest into
Light and Wonder.
.
“We sit,
look back at the time.

The starry sky displays the slides
of our togetherness.
We are in the realm of
Love,

where the law of space-time fails.
And I gently whisper,
Love,
we are beyond.”
Hrisha Paul

We can explore
Infinity
by exploring the limits
of our known
Universe
a vast array of more than
two Trillion Galaxies,
expanding at the outer edges
faster than the speed
of Light.

What lies beyond
Infinity,
is Spiritual.
It is the realization
of God’s Infinite
Love.

“May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be Righteous
May you grow up to be True
May you always know the Truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
And may you stay forever young.

Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your Heart always be Joyful
May your song always be sung
And may you stay forever
young.

Forever young,
forever young.”

Bob Dylan, Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar, Rod Stewart

Yes,
God is Love!
And Love is
Time.

.
Goodnight.

12 Truths About Living In an Illusion
by Vernon Layne

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Here are twelve common truths that you’re living in an illusion:

1. You see the present through your past. Your past plays an important role in your life.  It’s there to teach you what you could have done differently or what you need to continue doing. THAT’S ALL.  It’s not there for wallowing in or condemnation. We fall short of His Glory so it’s important you learn to give yourself a break. Let go of your past and not become its prisoner then it will be easier for you to put things in its proper perspective.

2. You believe you can control things that are uncontrollable.  Stop trying to control people and situations. One of life’s most important lessons is learning to give up the illusion of control. You may wonder how you suppose to give that up, but the fact is you were never in control. The moment you think you’re in control is the moment you’re out of control.

3. You only see the bad in yourself and others. If you ask someone to list things about themselves most will list liabilities. People have a hard time seeing the good within themselves.  Not finding the good in you makes it impossible to see the good in others.

That’s why it’s important to take a complete self-assessment and list your access along with your liabilities and accept what you find. When you do this everyone wins. You win because you begin to grow and others win because they are encouraged to grow from watching you.

man living an illusion

4. You believe everything you feel and think. Imagine being judged inaccurately by two people who don’t know you. Believing everything you feel and think is just like listening to two people gossip. Your feelings aren’t facts. Don’t believe everything you think and feel because they can influence you to make unwise decisions. Learn to make decisions from facts and not feeling.

5. You search for fulfillment through things. The only person you can’t run away from is yourself. There’s nothing wrong with trying to get things in life but don’t lose yourself in the process by not understanding why you’re doing it. When the chase for things becomes more important than your family and your health, then it’s a destructive rush that’s causing harm. Most of the time you’re trying to fill a void or block a feeling when you’re searching for fulfillment in things.

6. Your self-worth comes from social media. All your life you wanted to belong and fit in, so you spend a lot of time on social media– yet never quite measuring up. The more likes you get the better you feel. The reality you need to hear and afraid to admit is when you’re not getting those likes you think you should be getting, you feel down almost depressed. Depending on social media to feel relevant is an illusion many people believe.

7. You think your happiness is your mate’s responsibility. It’s not fair to your mate when you expect them to be responsible for your happiness. They’re there to add to your happiness. It’s your responsibility to see that you’re happy. It’s not healthy and it doesn’t work when one partner isn’t responsible for his own feeling, thoughts and actions.  A healthy relationship is when a couple can grow in unity while at the same time growing as individuals, so take ownership of your own happiness.

8. You’re convinced everything supposed to go your way.  Self-centeredness is at the core of self-deception. It can create an illusion that you’re right and the world is wrong base on a feeling or an idea. You began to see yourself as a victim. Understand that everyone experiences life challenges and that you’re not the only one. To see things clearly bring your attitude in line with reality.

9.  You think you don’t need help. Most people, myself included, believed at some point in their life that they could do it all bystart living a new life themselves. This kind of thinking doesn’t work very well. The only guarantee you will get is being frustrated and exhausted.

We are here to help and support one another. Your life will be enhanced when you’re able to see people as a gift from God. Take the time and get to know the gifts God have given you by learning to trust others, reaching out to others, and admitting your need for others.

10. You believe you can’t change. It’s important to examine this false belief because it may not be yours. You could have picked it up from your parents. I know this may sound a little harsh but some parents tell their children self-defeating things. Not all illusions come from you. Some are created by others.

11. You think your success is because of the work you’ve done. Don’t become a legend in your own mind. As you begin to experience success in life it’s important to give credit where credit is due. Selfishly claiming what belongs to God is the quickness way to lose it all. Pride usually comes before the fall so give the Glory to God.

12. You feel you’re alone. I call this the ultimate illusion. The next time you’re by yourself look around you. Feel the air. Go outside and watch the squirrels chase each other. Look up and see the clouds move gracefully. God’s presence is all around you. You are never alone.

Foolish dreamers live in a world of illusion;
wise realist plant their feet
on the ground.
(Proverbs 14:18.)

 

Love Your Kids and Tell Them the Real and Whole TRUTH About Alcohol / ATEX Trash Service

Dedicated
to a very Dear Friend
of mine.
Stay strong.
Be brave.
Pray.
God Loves You.
And
so do we.

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“You will know the Truth,
and the Truth will
set you free.”

John 8:32

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What To Tell Your Kids About Alcohol?
How about the
TRUTH!

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Mom and Dad,
NO ONE will take the time
or have the knowledge
to tell YOUR child
about the excrement
we call
ALCOHOL.

NO ONE.

Except
YOU !

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What Exactly Is Alcohol?

Most people simply do not know
and our children really have noidea.

My friends, this is information that we need to protect our very precious children from a horrible existence and early death. The life of an alcoholic is all too typically a very lonely, deeply depressing, utterly miserable, poverty stricken struggle for mere existence and with little or no hope for the future and NO Joy in Life.

My prayer for you is to share this information with your children.

About 2 billion (with a BIG B) people across the World consume alcoholic drinks. Hey, there are only 7 billion of us on this Earth. Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the United States. Unlike most other drugs, alcohol carries the potential to damage many organs of the body; including the Heart, brain, liver, and digestive system. It also BREAKS the Heart when you lower your Loved One into an early grave.
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Yes,
AND when you think about it,
alcohol damages other organs outside of your body,
in the bodies of others who Love you,
in an organ called their Heart.
Come on!
.
WAKE UP!

The use of alcohol results in the death
of OVER two and one half million people
each year
and causes serious illness and injury to many millions more.
Most deaths caused by alcohol results from
injuries, CANCER, cardiovascular diseases and liver cirrhosis.

Alcohol is also associated with infectious diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted disease. This is because alcohol consumption weakens the immune system, reduces inhibitions, and distorts judgment.
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REALLY?

Of 19 major health concerns, alcohol is ranked #3, and is greater than unsafe water, high blood pressure, tobacco, obesity and illicit drugs (ranked #18). Source: Global Health Risks.

“Too much drinking increases your chances of being injured or even killed. Alcohol is a factor, for example, in about 60 percent of fatal burn injuries, drownings and homicides; 50 percent of severe trauma injuries and sexual assaults; and 40 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes, suicides and fatal falls.”
Rosalind Breslow, epidemiologist at the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,
is the third leading cause of birth defects

with accompanying mental retardation.
These poor children
didn’t even get to take a drink.
But MOM did,
without thinking about them.
And NOW . . . . . . .
they can live their lives
without
ANY real potential
of truly being alive.
(THANKS Mom!
Uh, I may think that is Mom,
but
I am not REALLY capable
of thinking like I should.
She took the bat
out of my hands,
and told me
to play ball,
you know,
in the game
of Life!)

Yes,
the TRUTH hurts.
But,
it the ONLY thing
that sets us
FREE.
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And
alcohol is involved in half
of all fatal automobile accidents.

We cannot even imagine the loss of potential.

Research has shown that prolonged periods of drinking produces specific brain damage which causes blackouts, disorientation, and loss of memory.
Studies suggest a connection between alcohol
and stressors contributing to Heart disease.
Click here for more.

The World Health Organization released
The Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol,
endorsed by Member States.
Click here for more
It promotes proven effective measures
for reducing alcohol-related harm including:
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taxation on alcohol;
• reducing availability through allowing fewer outlets to sell alcohol,
raising age limits for those buying
(I personally recommend the age limit of 101. By that time, you probably will not be able to hold the bottle and your body will be prone to react normally and you will throw up and throw the bottle at the idiot that gave it to you. With any luck you will hit that person and knock some sense into him or her.)
• regulating or banning marketing of alcoholic beverages and
• conducting information and educational campaigns.

A large new report warns that the harms of alcohol greatly outweigh any potential beneficial effects. The authors of the study, which looks at data on 28 million people worldwide, determined that considering the risks, there is no safe level of alcohol.”

Alcohol is associated with 2.8 million deathsworldwide each year, the researchers found in the study, which is published in the journal The Lancet. Over 2 percent of women and nearly 7 percent of men worldwide die from alcohol-related health problems each year.

Regular alcohol consumption can have negative impacts on the body’s organs and tissues, while binge drinking can lead to injuries or alcohol poisoning. Alcohol dependence can lead to self-harm or violence.

Let’s Get Personal, because It Is!

Jason Jackson

Over the years, Mrs. Anderson and I have lost many precious friends and neighbors to the excrement Alcohol. Our deeply Loved friend and former parent and teacher, Jason Jackson, fought on an UN-level field of battle against this powerful drug and its accomplices – ignorance, apathy and prejudice. Because of our misguided tolerance, the ready availability of alcohol contributes directly to millions of people falling victim to its overwhelming seduction and power.

Jason knew this deadly excreted chemical was more powerful than he was. We discussed this on many occasions. And as he reached out for help, I found his Spirit to be courageous. In my opinion, as a society and as members of the Family of Man, we failed our brother Jason and millions more, in not helping to provide a landscape at least partially free from such palpable and blatant temptation. There are advertisements for this CRAP (yes, it is) everywhere.

Countless times he reminded me of numerous places all along our streets and highways to purchase alcohol and advertise this liquid refuse. He told me privately that every time he passed a place where it was advertised and easily available, the indescribable and horrible compulsion of need overwhelmed him. He asked me why? Why is this product available on every street corner and in-between? Many times he asked me how he could stay away from something he was reminded of every few minutes as he traveled along on our streets and highways and even in grocery stores and gas stations.

That, my friends, is a very good question. The ready availability of this toxic, debilitating and deadly excrement is responsible for the death of this fine young man – and millions more. As citizens, we hold the powerto limit the sale, advertisement and distribution within our communities. Why are we not actively seeking to help our children, our neighbors and ourselves, in fighting to limit the sale and reduce temptation and exposure to this harmful excrement?

We truly enjoyed dining at Greenwood's Restaurant

The Truth is sad. “We, the people” allow lobbyists from the liquor industry to influence those we place in a position of Sacred Trust, those we elect to public office. We, through our blindfaith in those we elect, permit the influence of money to overwhelm our capacity for compassion and our common sense. And why do we keep electing these people?     Do you think any of our elected representatives will attend the funeral of any one of the victims of alcohol abuse? We, the People, are effectively causing the MURDER of millions of beautiful people.
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WHY?

How
do you $pell
MONEY?

By not acting and voting in a responsible manner, we contribute to the illusion that there is no problem, while we bury our Beloved Children out of sight and in early graves, as we continue to drive by the cause of their suffering and demise.How blind are we? How insensitive have we become? How much sorrow can we endure? My, how the tears have flowed. The tears could fill an OCEAN so large and so deep that this uncaring Nation could be swallowed by it.
And it has been.

Henry David Thoreau said that most men live lives of quiet desperation. Jason lived such a life. He told me he did not own a television because he simply drank all evening until he passed out. And there are countless millionsthat live as such. Perhaps you passed by one of these precious, unloved, forgotten and uncared for people today, living under a bridge or begging on the corner of the street.

They are all over the place.
Aren’t they?
And,
do we reallycare?

    With little or no hope for the future.

I ask you today to please remember Jason,
and the many, many others who have struggled against
impossible odds
to free themselves from dangerous drugs such as the bacterial excrement, alcohol.
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I beg of you
to please Resolve with me
that Jason and all the other countless victims
shall not have died in vain.
That through you,
our other sons and daughters
shall have a new
birth of freedom
– the freedom to live the Life that Jason
could only dream of, on so many nights,
as he wept and Prayed for help.

When you drink alcohol, it is not casual.
It is not harmless.
It is serious,
especially if you consume this drug
in the presence of children
,
and by doing so, give its consumption your stamp of approval.
The reality of drinking gains a new dimension of acceptability,
without the true and hidden recognition of its seductive and highly destructive power.
The casual apathy associated with its acceptance
as a simple beverage,
forms a strong and usually unbreakable bond
of relational tolerance
that simply should not exist.

Any drug powerful enough to change the Constitution of the United States – TWICE – and destructive enough to cause tens of thousands of deaths on America’s highways and destroy millions of families and lives in associated heath disorders, is
too powerful to play with.
.
NO.
There is no such thing
as a safe level of alcohol consumption.

The idea that drinking small amounts of alcohol
will do you no harm is a
myth.
Click here to read more.
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Liberal guidelines may have kept some people from getting too drunk, but they failed to take into account the growing body of work linking alcohol use with such things as
cancer.
Click here to read more.

If you need a distraction, a beautiful release from the pain that you feel in Life, find someone like Jason and spend time with them. Offer some comfort from the overwhelming burdens they carry on their long, painful and lonely road of life. As the beautiful Folk Music of my time echoes back – “It’s a long, long journey, so stay by my side”.The only things that you truly possess are those things you give to others, for they live on in the Heart. And the most valuable thing you can give to anyone, especially those in such need, is your time. Let someone know you Love them and find some peace tonight. And please remember:

“SPENDING TIME WITH CHILDREN
IS MORE IMPORTANT
THAN SPENDING MONEY ON CHILDREN.”
Anthony D. Williams, from: Inside the Divine Pattern

I know that few, if any, will long remember what I try to convey.
It is such a tragic realization. But please allow me to wish you strength. And I pray we will all have courage.
But more than this, know that
I wish you Love.

May the courage of your convictions, in some way, honor the precious memory of our beloved friend Jason. As I shared with him, when last we met, my Prayer is for you to search for the strength to always share the bountiful Love that lives in your Heart, for in the end, that is truly
all
we will have left.

And privately, I have truly wondered if the volume of tears shed by all the countless millions affected by the losses we have suffered is not greater than the volume of alcohol consumed by its victims.
How many Oceans
of Tears?

So, What Is Alcohol?

It was bad enough when Scientific American broke the news that there are ten bacteria cells in or on the human body for each human cell. That we are out-numbered 10 to 1 in our own bodies. That there are hundreds of times more bacteria genes as Human genes living in and on us.      We are made mostly of bacteria.

 

Yeast poop.
When you get right down to it, the pseudo happy juice that makes you pass out and makes you fat and irritable, and dying or dead,
is yeast poop.

Yeast eat sugar and drops big, steaming loads of booze wherever they go. And they pass gas a lot too. You may as well stick a straw in the septic tank. The effect will be the same!                           Click here for more.

 

It is true that alcohol is the name given to the excrement that bacteria excrete, after feeding on fruit/vegetation during so called fermentation (a fancy word for excrementation) ?

Alcohol is a toxin, and is toxic to the human body in

The gang was excited about adopting a new puppy.

even moderate amounts. While we may have a few drinks and not feel anything, our body certainly takes notice of the alcohol.

The story of how alcohol came to be, … asserts gleefully that fungi in grape juice “gorge” themselves and leave their liquid excrement. That is what alcohol is.

Yeast: It Eats Sugars And Poops Alcohol. What’s Not To Like?

Yes, we have discovered that alcohol is essentially the toilet water of a fungus. Alcohol is yeast excrement. …………………………YUK!

Beer, as all alcoholic drinks, is made by fermentation caused by bacteria feeding on the yeast cells, then defecating. This bacterial excrement is called alcohol.

The term ‘toddlers’ originated in England. There were impurities in the drinking water that disallowed the water to be used for drinking. A common alternative drink was beer (it was cheep, plentiful and the water used to make it was treated during the initial boiling during brewing). Toddlers, just weaning off of mothers milk were unaccustomed to the effects of beer. This coupled with the fact that they were just learning how to walk really made them toddle.

It was the accepted practice in Babylonia 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month” or what we know today as the “honeymoon”.

 

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. “Wet your whistle”, is the phrase inspired by this practice.

Alcohol is made from the excrement of a living yeast organism. When the yeast is fed carbs in the form of grapes, hops, potatoes, corn etc., it digests it and excretes toxic alcohol.

My Dear Friend,
Reach out,
and with a Heart blistered still,
from working far too hard
with words
shaped into a shield
to protect others
like you and me.
Even with looks surreal,
doubting,
adrift,
and drowning
in the vast Sea
of never fully knowing,
that the Love of God
flows
like a Raging River
through you
and through me.

But,
let
the Love
be.

Goodnight.

“If you are depressed,
you are living in the past.

If you are anxious,
you are living in the future.

If you are at peace,
you are living in the present.

                                           – Lao Tzu

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Love Always Holds An Unseen Flower In Its Hand / Easy Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life / Friday: At School (Thanksgiving)

                                  The Flowers of Life.

Love
always holds
an unseen
Flower in its Hand.

And
YOU,
my Precious Friend,
are
among the Wildflowers
so abundant
they are without measure.
Yes,
YOU
are a part
of the Abundance
of God’s
Love.

The Flowers of Life,
like the you and me
in WE,
are wild
and unseen,
because WE
have not looked.

No.

We have not
looked
for the abundance
of
God’s Love.

                      The Abundance of God’s Love.

We Dream
as we have Lived.
And we Live
for what we have
Dreamed,
never knowing
WE
are among the Beautiful Wildflowers
He dreamed of,
too.

The essence
of Love,
is awareness.
And
it lies in wait,
within
t
he deeper Power
of our
unconscious state.

The Sacred Tabernacle
of the Human Heart
is capable of
deep intuition.

And,
as it shows us
its own way,
it measures the abyss
which separates us
from the illusions
of Life.

Our fragile Heart
is seeking the pathway
of deep
Joy.

Let it be.

Goodnight.

“Truth
is not something
outside to be discovered,
it is something inside
to be realized.”
Osho

“We become aware
of the void
as we fill it.”
Antonio Porchia

20 Easy Things You Can Do
to Improve Your Life
from: theeverygirl.com

read more here

Ever have one of those days? You know the kind I’m talking about: when you barely have time to grab your morning coffee, when your one-minute personal check-in is on the walk to your next meeting, when you come home from work at 7 p.m. feeling like you made time in your day for everyone—except yourself.There’s no denying it: Stress will always be a part of our day-to-day lives, but it can take a toll on our long-term health. So, instead of tearing through best-selling self-help books or creating lofty goals on how to make this upcoming fall your best (and most stress-free) yet, here are some manageable ways to refocus and recalibrate so you can feel better about today, tomorrow, and the days to come.
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1. Do five-minute phone calls with friends and Loved ones.

Unless you have an hour-long commute after work, setting aside a block of time to catch up with friends and family can be tricky. Instead, opt for a quick five-minute call to say hi, ask what’s going on, or wish them luck for an important project or event. A few minutes of casual conversation with someone you care about lifts your spirits without sucking up your time.

2. Declutter your space.

Let’s face it: decluttering can be a daunting task, but organizing a space where you spend a majority of your time—whether it’s at work or home—has countless aesthetic, emotional, and mental benefits. Dedicate one morning this weekend to sorting through your clothes, books, shoes, or papers to determine what you want to keep. Get rid of anything you don’t love or use on a regular basis. Keeping only the items that bring joy and ease to your life will make your closet, desk, or home so much more inviting and accessible. Plus, you’ll have a renewed sense of energy after discarding the items that weighed you down – both literally and figuratively.

3. Only complain when you can offer a solution to the problem.
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We all need our vent sessions, but complaining for complaining’s sake is actually counter-productive: you’re feeding your thoughts with negative attention, instead of looking for a solution. Is your internet connection too slow? Make a quick phone call to your provider to get it sorted out. Is traffic on the way to work terrible? Leave earlier or take a different route. Most problems can be easily remedied. If you can’t find a solution, then the situation is likely out of your control and complaining won’t do anything to fix the problem.

4. Look people in the eye when you speak.

Maintaining eye contact is easy when you’re listening, but try doing it when you speak as well. Direct eye contact builds confidence and fosters a connection between two people in conversation. It also makes you appear more trustworthy, self-aware, and self-assured.

5. Do a five-minute kitchen clean.

In just five minutes, you can take out the trash, wipe down your counters, sweep, and throw away any expired items in your fridge. Having a tidy, organized kitchen space will make your post-work dinner prep a breeze, and studies show that keeping your kitchen tidy can actually reduce stress-eating and result in weight loss.  Plus, cleaning for five minutes every day is so much easier than spending an entire Saturday scrubbing your counters and floors.

6. Try a new activity.

Sometimes you feel most energized when you test the limits of your comfort zone. Maybe you’ve wanted to visit the cool coffee shop down the street, learn to play guitar, plan a trip out of the country, or try Zumba for the first time—whatever piques your interest, go for it. Experiencing new things leads to increased productivity, renewed creativity, newfound perspectives, fun memories, and—at the very least—an interesting story.

7. Practice self-kindness.

Observe your habits, behaviors, and thought processes—are you gentle with yourself? If not, try to pinpoint why and when this occurs, then do your best to actively offer yourself compassion and grace. It could be as simple as taking the time to pay yourself a compliment when you wake up in the morning (try a positive sticky-note on the mirror in your bedroom), or saying “no” to happy hour plans with friends so you can unwind with a book and glass of wine on your couch. Or maybe it means writing down one thing you did each day that made you feel proud, whether it was as big as tackling a new project at work or as small as finally remembering to floss.

8. Break a sweat every day.

However you want to do it — running, walking to work, playing basketball, gym training, furniture rearranging, sex—make sure you get in a sweat every single day. Staying active has infinite physical benefits, and beyond those, it spikes endorphins, making you feel happier post-sweat session.

9. Check your bank statement every two weeks and choose one thing you can cut out.

Can you deactivate that auto-subscription service? Can you eliminate your monthly pedicure? Can you cut your happy hour bill in half? Do your best to find one thing, however small or seemingly insignificant it may be, and get rid of it. Chances are you won’t notice the loss, but even if you do, the extra money you’ll be saving will offset the pain of sacrificing your daily latte.

10. Keep a gratitude journal.

The best way to pull yourself out of a funk is to actively focus on the good in your life. If you have a few minutes on the train in the a.m., pull out a notebook or the Notes app on your phone and jot down three things you’re grateful for, big or small. It doesn’t have to be extensive: a bullet-point list will do. Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you’re thankful for puts your life in perspective—and allows you to focus on what you’re lucky to have, instead of what you don’t have.

11. Make your bed when you wake up.

It takes less than two minutes (if it takes longer, get rid of your throw pillows) and starts your day on a productive note. Plus, crawling into a freshly made bed at night yields a sounder sleep than plopping on top of your wrinkled, tangled sheets.

12. Read a book instead of browsing your phone.

The next time you find yourself sitting around with a half hour to kill, pick up a book or your e-Reader instead of defaulting to your smart phone and scrolling through social media. Engaging with one story or idea, rather than bouncing between hundreds of little pieces of trivial, often irrelevant news, helps your mind stay calm, focused, and present.

A simple trick to ensure you make the time to read? Carry a book or your Kindle in your car, purse, or briefcase, and open it up whenever you’re standing in line, waiting to meet a friend, or twiddling your thumbs before a dentist appointment.

13. Say “please” and “thank you”—and mean it.

Basic manners go such a long way in creating a positive environment. Being kind is important. Being kind and sincere is even better. The more genuine kindness you offer to others, the more genuine kindness you’ll see in return. Hold the door for a stranger, thank people for their efforts, say “please” when you order your morning coffee, and smile.

14. Focus your attention on the task at hand.

Multi-tasking doesn’t always increase productivity. Focusing on more than one task at a time usually has an adverse effect—we accomplish less and feel more stressed in the process. Be mindful when your thoughts deviate from the task at hand—are you already worrying about the next thing on your to-do list? Or maybe you’re responding to group texts while trying to send out work emails? If so, it’s time to take a breath, put your phone on do not disturb, and refocus. The result? You’ll be 10 times more productive and feel less scattered in the process.

15. Tackle your most daunting task first.

When you re-prioritize your to-do list and place your most dreaded task at the top, its power no longer looms over you all day. Maybe this means getting through your flooded inbox, putting together a proposal, or having that call you’ve been putting off all week. Whatever it is, once you check this major box off your list, you’ll feel so accomplished and ready to take on the more trivial tasks thrown your way.

16. Write down your goals and ambitions.

Invest in a small journal to record your life plans and goals. Don’t censor yourself. Simply write down whatever feels exciting and interesting to you—your dream to buy a small boat and learn to sail, your wish to be fluent in Italian, or your hope to have two children.

Taking the time to write down your greatest wants, many of which may have only existed in your mind, is a cathartic and empowering process. Plus, studies have shown that spelling out your dreams in ink can make them feel less intimidating and more attainable.

17. Think before you speak.

Words have immense power—they can uplift people or cut them down. Whether or not there seem to be real consequences involved in making unfair assumptions or judgments about people, pause and ask yourself these questions adapted from a wise Arabian proverb: “Is what I’m about to say true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?” If what you want to say has no basis in reality, if it’s hurtful, or if it’s irrelevant, opt for silence over thoughtless words that cause damage.

18. Drink a tall glass of water when you wake up.

Hydrate. Whether it’s cold, hot, with lemon, with honey, drinking a big glass of water first thing in the morning invigorates you, jumpstarts your metabolism, helps your body flush out toxins, and makes it easier to continue drinking water throughout the day.df
(Note from Dr. A:  This really works!  Give it a try.)

19. Give praise freely.

The old adage that doling out compliments only gives people an inflated sense of self-worth is ridiculous. Human beings need positive reinforcement and words of affirmation to feel connected and cared about. We need to feel appreciated, valued, and respected.

Be generous with your compliments and praise. If you like your co-worker’s outfit, tell her. If you find yourself admiring your brother’s sense of humor, let him know. Sharing your kind thoughts is the easiest, quickest way to positively impact someone’s day.

20. Make more time for the things you Love.

Make time and space in your life for activities you enjoy. Give yourself permission to pursue your interests and cultivate your passions without guilt or fear.

It could be as simple as spending thirty minutes every Saturday morning reading the paper at your favorite cafe, or as time-intensive as setting aside an entire afternoon to work on your latest fiction novel. Maybe it means hosting a monthly dinner party with friends, taking a language course, or spending more time at the park with your pup.

Carving out time to experience the things you love doesn’t just bring you more joy, it also gives you more purpose and a greater sense of fulfillment. Plus, doing things that bring value and meaning to your life makes it easier to deal with whatever setbacks and difficulties come your way.

In Philosophy Class
this week:
Can We Live
Forever?

(From: Through the Wormhole
with Morgan Freeman.)

Anderson Private School
School Calendar

2019-2020

First Semester

Nov. 22                                     Thanksgiving Lunch at school
Nov.  25 – 29                            Thanksgiving / Fall Break – NO school
Dec. 13                                     Museum of Science and History
Dec. 20                                     Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 6                       Christmas / Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester  Jan. 7 – May 22

Jan. 7 (Thursday)                     Second Semester Begins
Jan. 20 (Monday)                     Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Jan. 24 (Friday)                        Trip to Fort Worth Stock Show
Feb. 7 (Friday)                          Trip to Playful Corporation
Feb. 17 (Monday)                     President’s Day Holiday
March 9 – 13                             Spring Break Holidays
April 10 & 13 (Fri. & Mon.)        Good Friday and Easter
April 24 (Friday)                        Trip to Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 18 (Monday)                      Preparation Day for Adventure Trip
May 19 – 22                              Adventure Trip
May 22                                      Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

How Happy We Can Be / Should I Kill Spiders In My Home? / Friday: Half Price Books and a Movie

A Life lived for Love
is guided from
Above.

Now,
we can know
just how Happy we
can be.

Without overcoming the obstacles in Life,
we would never realize
our potential, our strength and willpower,
or our Beautiful Heart.

Without these tests
of our patience and our will
and our inner strength,
whatever they may be,
our Lives would be like a smoothly paved,
perfectly straight
and very, very flat road
to nowhere and no one.
It would be comfortable
and boring
and utterly pointless.

Your victories
and successes and failures
you experience,
create who you become.
They

define you.

Failure
and bad experiences
are the greatest teachers on Earth.
They are the most poignant
and important ones.

My Dear Friends,
they can become
Blessings.

If someone hurts you, betrays you,
or breaks your fragile Heart,
and they will,
forgive them.

They help you
to learn about trust
and being cautious
in a very, very imperfect
World.

When you open your precious and Sacred
Heart,
someone, somewhere will Love
you.
And if you love them back,
unconditionally,
they will Love you
in a way
to teach you,
that
Love is
what Life is all about.

Open your Heart,
open the palms of your hands
to help another,
and open your eyes
to see that all things
in Life
can become Blessings.

Take from ever moment
everything that you possibly can,
for you will never be able
to Live in this moment
again.
And you have
FEW
precious moments left.

Let yourself
fall in Love,
with Life,
with the rising
and the setting Sun,
with every Creation
that crawls upon the Earth,
with everyone.

Believe in yourself,
and others will Believe
in YOU.

You can make of your precious Life
anything you desire.
.

YOU
create your own Life.
Go out and truly Live it,
and you will have
absolutely no regrets.

We make a Living
by what we get.
We make a Life by what we
GIVE.

Share
what you have,
for you will possess
everything you think
you own,
for only very, very
few moments.

Laugh,
and find humor
in Living
every day.
When we were children,
we would laugh hundreds of times a day.
Then we grew up
and took all of this nonsense
super sillyously serious.

Truly
I say to you,
whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God
like a child

shall not enter it
at all.
Mark 10:15

Seek more opportunities for
laughter and humor.
Improve your emotional health,
strengthen your relationships
and find Happiness.
Start tomorrow
by laughing at the silly mistakes
of yesterday
and today.
Make everyday a great day
by recognizing the illogicality about Life.
Remembering that we are simply
Human Beings,
will make each day a little brighter.

Life
is Beautifully
flawed.
And so are
we.
Thank God.
Or how boring
it would be.

Set a goal
of finding funny things
everyday.
If you were paid $100 for every funny thing
you noticed during the day,
you would find plenty of things to laugh at.
Yes,
you would be rich.
And,
if you laugh at these things,
you ARE rich.
Be actively looking for them.
They are there waiting for you.
.
Turn on the

News.
Hey,
you can’t make this stuff
up!

He said
WHAT?

How fondly I remember,
when I taught fifth grade
on the second floor
of an old, dilapidated school building
overlooking a race track
(we knocked bats off the ceiling every morning).
Early on one morning
about nine a.m.,
I punished an older student
(thirteen at the time –
he was not exactly into
behaving
or passing the courses).
I told him to go down
to the race track
and run around it,
and KEEP running
until I told him to stop.
At 4:00 p.m.
I got into my car to go
home.
It was then
that I noticed someone
very, very slowly
jogging around the track.
He looked like
he was nearly dead.

Yes.
I forgot all about him.
I rolled down my car window,
acted like I knew
what I was doing
and shouted out:
“You can stop now”.

No.
He never misbehaved
again.

Stop laughing!

Let yourself fall in Love with Life and every Creation that crawls upon the Earth.

I am older
than the speed limit.
But,
there is no speed limit
on the highway
of Life.

This is where my Beloved Natalie slept at night. I laughed every time I entered the rest room. Notice how her nose was positioned to just barely be missed by the door. ONLY once did the door hit her nose. I ran like HELL! Hey, we learn by our mistakes. And they are hilarious.

Dream.
When you stop dreaming,
you die.
And so many people
are walking around
dead.
And they don’t
know it!

Goodnight.

Anderson Private School
School Calendar

2019-2020

First Semester

Nov. 15                                     Trip: Half Price Books and a Movie
Nov.  25 – 29                             Thanksgiving / Fall Break
To Be Announced                     Texas A. G. T. Conference
Dec. 13                                     Museum of Science and History
Dec. 20                                     Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 6                       Christmas / Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester  Jan. 7 – May 22

Jan. 7 (Thursday)                     Second Semester Begins
Jan. 20 (Monday)                     Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Jan. 24 (Friday)                        Trip to Fort Worth Stock Show
Feb. 7 (Friday)                          Trip to Playful Corporation
Feb. 17 (Monday)                     President’s Day Holiday
March 9 – 13                             Spring Break Holidays
April 10 & 13 (Fri. & Mon.)        Good Friday and Easter
April 24 (Friday)                        Trip to Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 18 (Monday)                      Preparation Day for Adventure Trip
May 19 – 22                              Adventure Trip
May 22                                      Last Day of Semester

In Philosophy Class
this week:
Issiac Newton
and his Bible Prophecies.

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

Should I kill spiders in my home?
An entomologist explains why not to
by Matt Bertone

Click here for more

I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home.

Why? Because spiders are an important part of nature and our indoor ecosystem – as well as being fellow organisms in their own right.

People like to think of their dwellings as safely insulated from the outside world, but many types of spiders can be found inside. Some are accidentally trapped, while others are short-term visitors. Some species even enjoy the great indoors, where they happily live out their lives and make more spiders. These arachnids are usually secretive, and almost all you meet are neither aggressive nor dangerous. And they may be providing services like eating pests – some even eat other spiders.

A cobweb spider dispatches some prey that got snagged in its web. Matt Bertone, CC BY-ND

My colleagues and I conducted a visual survey of 50 North Carolina homes to inventory just which arthropods live under our roofs. Every single house we visited was home to spiders. The most common species we encountered were cobweb spiders and cellar spiders.

A cellar spider, sometimes called daddy longlegs (not to be confused with a harvestman). Matt Bertone, CC BY-ND

Both build webs where they lie in wait for prey to get caught. Cellar spiders sometimes leave their webs to hunt other spiders on their turf, mimicking prey to catch their cousins for dinner.

Although they are generalist predators, apt to eat anything they can catch, spiders regularly capture nuisance pests and even disease-carrying insects – for example, mosquitoes. There’s even a species of jumping spider that prefers to eat blood-filled mosquitoes in African homes. So killing a spider doesn’t just cost the arachnid its life, it may take an important predator out of your home.

It’s natural to fear spiders. They have lots of legs and almost all are venomous – though the majority of species have venom too weak to cause issues in humans, if their fangs can pierce our skin at all. Even entomologists themselves can fall prey to arachnophobia. I know a few spider researchers who overcame their fear by observing and working with these fascinating creatures. If they can do it, so can you!

An arachnologist’s story of growing up terrified of spiders but ultimately becoming fascinated by them.

Spiders are not out to get you and actually prefer to avoid humans; we are much more dangerous to them than vice versa. Bites from spiders are extremely rare. Although there are a few medically important species like widow spiders and recluses, even their bites are uncommon and rarely cause serious issues.

If you truly can’t stand that spider in your house, apartment, garage, or wherever, instead of smashing it, try to capture it and release it outside. It’ll find somewhere else to go, and both parties will be happier with the outcome.

But if you can stomach it, it’s OK to have spiders in your home. In fact, it’s normal. And frankly, even if you don’t see them, they’ll still be there. So consider a live-and-let-live approach to the next spider you encounter.

         He never hit me in the nose with the door! Hey, I slept beside the bed. He did step on me a few times.

The Essence of Life / Six Ways Happiness Is Good for Your Health / Friday: F. W. Auto Show

Our future
is an infinite succession of moments
to Live now
as we Believe we should,
and in defiance of everything
that is negative around us.

This is itself
Victory.

One day,
if
we find a way
of forgiving,
a place of Peace
will wander into
our Hearts,
and the Sacred quiet,
like the still open air,
will wait for us,
if we
but dare.

Somewhere
near surrender,
in close proximity
to pure misery,
is someone
like you or me,
waiting
to be set free,
from all the pain and suffering,
from a Life
of misery.

But,
if we open up
our Sacred Hearts,
we can bear witness
as the draw of suffering
fades to black,
and we never fail again
to focus
our very Human mind
upon Salvation
coming through us,
from
the Mind of God.

With
all the Love He brings,
we can do
impossible things.

Every breath
you take
can be a song
you sing.

The arteries of the Human Heart
are vastly more rich
than the purest vein
of gold.

When
we travel outward
to the Heart
of another,
we discover
the center
of our existence.
The Bliss of
Love,
is the essence
of Life.

“You shall Love the Lord your God
with all your Heart and with all your Soul
and with all your mind.
This is the great and first commandment.
And a second is like it:
You shall Love your neighbor
as yourself.
There is no other commandment
greater than these.”
Matthew 2:37-40

A cure
for any malignancy of
of the Soul,
is to go
to the Foot
of the Cross,
and stay there.

                           A Child of God.

My Dear Friends,
take care
of those around you
as if
each person
was the Lord,
Himself.
For they are
the Children
of God.

And,
so are
YOU,
a Child
of God.

Goodnight.

Six Ways Happiness Is Good for Your Health

Need some extra motivation to get happier? Check out the ways that well-being has been linked to good health.

  

Kira M. Newman is the managing editor of Greater Good. Follow her on Twitter!

Over the past decade, an entire industry has sprouted up promising the secrets to happiness. There are best-selling books like The Happiness Project and The How of Happiness, and happiness programs like Happify and Tal-Ben Shahar’s Wholebeing Institute.

Here at the Greater Good Science Center, we offer an online course on “The Science of Happiness” and boast a collection of research-based happiness practices on our new website, Greater Good in Action.

But all of these books and classes raise the question: Why bother? Many of us might prefer to focus on boosting our productivity and success rather than our positive emotions. Or perhaps we’ve tried to get happier but always seem to get leveled by setbacks. Why keep trying?

Recently, a critical mass of research has provided what might be the most basic and irrefutable argument in favor of happiness: Happiness and good health go hand-in-hand. Indeed, scientific studies have been finding that happiness can make our hearts healthier, our immune systems stronger, and our lives longer.

Several of the studies cited below suggest that happiness causes better health; others suggest only that the two are correlated—perhaps good health causes happiness but not the other way around. Happiness and health may indeed be a virtuous circle, but researchers are still trying to untangle their relationship. In the meantime, if you need some extra motivation to get happier, check out these six ways that happiness has been linked to good health.

1. Happiness protects your heart

Love and happiness may not actually originate in the heart, but they are good for it. For example, a 2005 paper found that happiness predicts lower heart rate and blood pressure. In the study, participants rated their happiness over 30 times in one day and then again three years later. The initially happiest participants had a lower heart rate on follow-up (about six beats slower per minute), and the happiest participants during the follow-up had better blood pressure.

Research has also uncovered a link between happiness and another measure of heart health: heart rate variability, which refers to the time interval between heartbeats and is associated with risk for various diseases. In a 2008 study, researchers monitored 76 patients suspected to have coronary artery disease. Was happiness linked to healthier hearts even among people who might have heart problems? It seemed so: The participants who rated themselves as happiest on the day their hearts were tested had a healthier pattern of heart rate variability on that day.

Over time, these effects can add up to serious differences in heart health. In a 2010 study, researchers invited nearly 2,000 Canadians into the lab to talk about their anger and stress at work. Observers rated them on a scale of one to five for the extent to which they expressed positive emotions like joy, happiness, excitement, enthusiasm, and contentment. Ten years later, the researchers checked in with the participants to see how they were doing – and it turned out that the happier ones were less likely to have developed coronary heart disease. In fact, for each one-point increase in positive emotions they had expressed, their heart disease risk was 22 percent lower.

2. Happiness strengthens your immune system

Do you know a grumpy person who always seems to be getting sick? That may be no coincidence: Research is now finding a link between happiness and a stronger immune system.

In a 2003 experiment, 350 adults volunteered to get exposed to the common cold (don’t worry, they were well-compensated). Before exposure, researchers called them six times in two weeks and asked how much they had experienced nine positive emotions – such as feeling energetic, pleased, and calm—that day. After five days in quarantine, the participants with the most positive emotions were less likely to have developed a cold.

Some of the same researchers wanted to investigate why happier people might be less susceptible to sickness, so in a 2006 study they gave 81 graduate students the hepatitis B vaccine. After receiving the first two doses, participants rated themselves on those same nine positive emotions. The ones who were high in positive emotion were nearly twice as likely to have a high antibody response to the vaccine – a sign of a robust immune system. Instead of merely affecting symptoms, happiness seemed to be literally working on a cellular level.

A much earlier experiment found that immune system activity in the same individual goes up and down depending on their happiness. For two months, 30 male dental students took pills containing a harmless blood protein from rabbits, which causes an immune response in humans. They also rated whether they had experienced various positive moods that day. On days when they were happier, participants had a better immune response, as measured by the presence of an antibody in their saliva that defends against foreign substances.

3. Happiness combats stress

Stress is not only upsetting on a psychological level but also triggers biological changes in our hormones and blood pressure. Happiness seems to temper these effects, or at least help us recover more quickly.

In the study mentioned above, where participants rated their happiness more than 30 times in a day, researchers also found associations between happiness and stress. The happiest participants had 23 percent lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than the least happy, and another indicator of stress—the level of a blood-clotting protein that increases after stress—was 12 times lower.

Happiness also seems to carry benefits even when stress is inevitable. In a 2009 study, some diabolically cruel researchers decided to stress out psychology students and see how they reacted. The students were led to a soundproof chamber, where they first answered questions indicating whether they generally felt 10 feelings like enthusiasm or pride. Then came their worst nightmare: They had to answer an exceedingly difficult statistics question while being videotaped, and they were told that their professor would evaluate their response. Throughout the process, their heart was measured with an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine and a blood pressure monitor. In the wake of such stress, the hearts of the happiest students recovered most quickly.

4. Happy people have fewer aches and pains

Want to learn specific, research-tested steps you can take toward happiness? Check out our new site, <a href=“http://ggia.berkeley.edu/#filters=happiness”>Greater Good in Action</a>. Want to learn specific, research-tested steps you can take toward happiness? Check out our new site, Greater Good in Action.

Unhappiness can be painful—literally.

A 2001 study asked participants to rate their recent experience of positive emotions, then (five weeks later) how much they had experienced negative symptoms like muscle strain, dizziness, and heartburn since the study began. People who reported the highest levels of positive emotion at the beginning actually became healthier over the course of the study, and ended up healthier than their unhappy counterparts. The fact that their health improved over five weeks (and the health of the unhappiest participants declined) suggests that the results aren’t merely evidence of people in a good mood giving rosier ratings of their health than people in a bad mood.

A 2005 study suggests that positive emotion also mitigates pain in the context of disease. Women with arthritis and chronic pain rated themselves weekly on positive emotions like interest, enthusiasm, and inspiration for about three months. Over the course of the study, those with higher ratings overall were less likely to experience increases in pain.

5. Happiness combats disease and disability

Happiness is associated with improvements in more severe, long-term conditions as well, not just shorter-term aches and pains.

In a 2008 study of nearly 10,000 Australians, participants who reported being happy and satisfied with life most or all of the time were about 1.5 times less likely to have long-term health conditions (like chronic pain and serious vision problems) two years later. Another study in the same year found that women with breast cancer recalled being less happy and optimistic before their diagnosis than women without breast cancer, suggesting that happiness and optimism may be protective against the disease.

As adults become elderly, another condition that often afflicts them is frailty, which is characterized by impaired strength, endurance, and balance and puts them at risk of disability and death. In a 2004 study, over 1,550 Mexican Americans ages 65 and older rated how much self-esteem, hope, happiness, and enjoyment they felt over the past week. After seven years, the participants with more positive emotion ratings were less likely to be frail. Some of the same researchers also found that happier elderly people (by the same measure of positive emotion) were less likely to have a stroke in the subsequent six years; this was particularly true for men.

6. Happiness lengthens our lives

In the end, the ultimate health indicator might be longevity—and here, especially, happiness comes into play. In perhaps the most famous study of happiness and longevity, the life expectancy of Catholic nuns was linked to the amount of positive emotion they expressed in an autobiographical essay they wrote upon entering their convent decades earlier, typically in their 20s. Researchers combed through these writing samples for expressions of feelings like amusement, contentment, gratitude, and love. In the end, the happiest-seeming nuns lived a whopping 7-10 years longer than the least happy.

You don’t have to be a nun to experience the life-extending benefits of happiness, though. In a 2011 study, almost 4,000 English adults ages 52-79 reported how happy, excited, and content they were multiple times in a single day. Here, happier people were 35 percent less likely to die over the course of about five years than their unhappier counterparts.

These two studies both measured specific positive emotions, but overall satisfaction with one’s life—another major indicator of happiness—is also linked to longevity. A 2010 study followed almost 7,000 people from California’s Alameda County for nearly three decades, finding that the people who were more satisfied with life at the beginning were less likely to die during the course of the study.

While happiness can lengthen our lives, it can’t perform miracles. There’s some evidence that the link between happiness and longevity doesn’t extend to the ill—or at least not to the very ill.

A 2005 meta-analysis, aggregating the results of other studies on health and happiness, speculates that experiencing positive emotion is helpful in diseases with a long timeline but could actually be harmful in late-stage disease. The authors cite studies showing that positive emotion lowers the risk of death in people with diabetes and AIDS, but actually increases the risk in people with metastatic breast cancer, early-stage melanoma, and end-stage kidney disease. That increased risk might be due to the fact that happier people underreport their symptoms and don’t get the right treatment, or take worse care of themselves because they are overly optimistic.

As the science of happiness and health matures, researchers are trying to determine what role, if any, happiness actually plays in causing health benefits. They’re also trying to distinguish the effects of different forms of happiness (including positive emotions and life satisfaction), the effects of “extreme” happiness, and other factors. For example, a new study suggests that we should look not just at life satisfaction levels but life satisfaction variability: Researchers found that low life satisfaction with lots of fluctuations—i.e., an unstable level of happiness—was linked to even earlier death than low life satisfaction alone.

All that said, the study of the health benefits of happiness is still young. It will take time to figure out the exact mechanisms by which happiness influences health, and how factors like social relationships and exercise fit in. But in the meantime, it seems safe to imagine that a happier you will be healthier, too.

Anderson Private School
School Calendar

2019-2020

First Semester

Nov. 8 (Friday)                         Trip to F. W. Auto Show at F. W. Conv. Center

Nov.  25 – 29                             Thanksgiving / Fall Break
To Be Announced                     Texas A. G. T. Conference
Dec. 20                                     Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 6                       Christmas / Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester  Jan. 7 – May 22

Jan. 7 (Thursday)                     Second Semester Begins
Jan. 20 (Monday)                     Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Jan. 24 (Friday)                        Trip to Fort Worth Stock Show
Feb. 7 (Friday)                          Trip to Playful Corporation
Feb. 17 (Monday)                     President’s Day Holiday
March 9 – 13                             Spring Break Holidays
April 10 & 13 (Fri. & Mon.)        Good Friday and Easter
April 24 (Friday)                        Trip to Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 18 (Monday)                      Preparation Day for Adventure Trip
May 19 – 22                              Adventure Trip
May 22                                      Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

 

Where Your Heart Will Not Dare / Healthy Ways to Stop Headaches / Friday: Half Price Books and Movie – Harriet

When we finally recognize Visual Poetry, we become more aware of the Beauty all around us.

The pace of our Lives today
takes from us
much of the Wonder and Joy and Beauty
of the World all around us.

I,
the am,
called me,
or whatever I be,
resides nowhere
but in the Heart.
And,
so do you.

And all
that we do,
will magnify us,
if
we bring comfort
and Love
into the Lives
of others.

My Dear Friends,
when we finally recognize
Visual Poetry,
we become more aware of the Beauty
all around us.

To see
where your eyes
cannot stare,
feel
where your Heart
will not dare.

“I Pray that
the eyes of your Heart
may be enlightened,
so that you may know what is
the Hope of His Calling,
and what are the riches of the Glory
of His Inheritance in the Saints.”

Ephesians 1:18

Silhouettes
of Morning and Evening Light
are there for those
who
desire to Commune
with God,
from within His Canvass
of Many Colors.

We thrive
on the rhythm
of our fragile Human Hearts,
never fully knowing
this rhythm,
like the rhythm of the falling rain,
is Poetry
without words.

The intense
Light of the Moon
is surreal,
Spiritual,
and thought provoking.
It is
but another
in the countless, Beautiful Blessings
and little recognized Gifts
from God.

             His Canvass of Many Colors.

Every
Child of God
is a Gift,
Visual Poetry,
whose forms are myriad,
mystical and magic –
an intense expression
of the Pure Love
of God.

The Spirit of a Child
is filled with innocence, Joy, Love
and laughter.
Jesus tells us
to
be like Children.

In Matthew 18:3 He says,
“Assuredly, I say to you,
unless you change and become as little Children,
you will by no means
enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Every child
is the message
that God is not yet discouraged
with man.

Our Holy Bible tells us
how all children are
Gifts from God.
Every Life,
every Child,
is a Reward and Blessing.
Children bring Pride and Love and Joy.
They teach us how to be
patient and Loving
and forgiving.

They
are the Teachers.
We
are the students.

Children become the mirrors
of our mind,
and manors,
and our morals.
They reflect
what we think
and
say
and do.

 Children ask questions
that a wise person
can never answer.
They are
Children of God!
.
If you want your children
to turn out well,
spend
twice as much time with them
and half as much money.”

Rabindranath Tagore

.
Every Child
comes through us,
not from us.
And through their
eyes,
we glimpse
the entire World
of Creation.

A Child
is not merely
Visual Poetry,
but transformative
in the Love
felt for us,
and all other
Living Creations.
Every
new born Child of God
feels nothing
but Love.

Why?

Through their eyes, we glimpse the entire World of Creation.

Adolf Hitler
was beaten into a coma
when he was ten.
For three days his family did not know
if he would live or die.
He was frequently beaten every day
from the age of seven
until his father’s death,
when he was 13 years old.
.
If
you want to know
the number one cause
of World War II,
it can be traced back
to the father
of this
Child.

If
you want to know
the cause of so much violence
on our precious Earth,
look no further
than what our fragile Children
have been in sufferance of.

History
will judge us

by the difference we make
in the everyday lives of Children.”
Nelson Mandela

Goodnight.

When our Love meets the visual poetry of God, Beauty will arise.

Healthy Ways to Stop Headaches

Headaches. We all get them, and when we do, all we want to do is get rid of them, as quickly as possible. While there’s no shortage of prescription and over-the-counter meds on the market designed to kill the pain, as most people with a headache will tell you, few if any really work – nor do they get to the root causes. Worse, the more you try to ‘treat’ them with drugs, the more likely you’ll get sucker-punched with rebound headaches, a common side-effect. What else do headache meds do? They make you sick in other places, wreaking havoc on your liver and kidneys as well as your belly, triggering leaky gut, gastrointestinal problems and system-wide inflammation.

So what’s a headache sufferer to do? Here’s what’s going on in your head, plus a few healthy strategies to help you fight off headaches – and win:

Oh, my aching head!

Although it may be labeled as a migraine, tension, sinus or cluster headache, whatever the type, headaches are complicated. Generally, there are multiple causal factors at work and, in my experience, there’s usually a tension component involved, so that should be a factor in treatment. It’s also helpful to be conscious of how lifestyle habits and behaviors can trigger headaches to help you figure out the best strategy to fight back. Among the more common culprits:

1.    Unrelieved stress and tension which also leads to poor quality sleep.
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2.    The modern office: where so many are slumped over in poorly designed desk spaces and office chairs for hours each day, with eyes being strained by computer screen glare and florescent lighting.
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3.    Not moving enough, or overdoing it at the weight room or spin class, which can cause blood vessels to swell and exertion headaches to follow.
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4.    Processed foods and foods containing gluten and sugar lead the headache parade, with chocolate, caffeine, cheese, and alcohol not far behind. Another headache-maker? Not eating enough good fats as well as several other nutritional shortfalls.
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5.    Prescription drugs such as antibiotics, allergy meds, blood pressure meds, anti-anxiety meds, diabetes meds, migraine meds, pain killers, sleep aids, you name it – just about any prescription drug can trigger headaches.

Do a little detective work.

If you’re feeling less than well for a prolonged period of time, and are experiencing frequent digestive distress as well as headaches, it’s probably time to try a Cleanse or an elimination diet for a few weeks. I recommend them because some food sensitivities trigger headaches and a Cleanse or an elimination diet removes the common foods that can trigger them, enabling you to figure out the food sources of your troubles (and rebalance your gut).

Bring on the healing hands.

No matter what type of headache you’ve got, to address the almost universal tension component, put your own hands, or someone else’s, to work for you, to massage the head and neck and release the tension. If you’re not sure how to perform a headache self-care massage, try a YouTube tutorial, or book a professional deep-tissue massage session – and don’t forget to release tension in the jaw which is essential. The placing heat packs on neck and shoulders, and CDB oil, can offer additional relief. To relieve pain, try placing an ice pack or cubes at the temples.

Think outside the pill box.

Acupuncture is another safe and highly effective way to relieve the frequency and severity of headaches and migraines. When pressed for time, drop into salons that offer seated chair massage and ask for a 15-30 minute neck and shoulder treatment. If you like a more hands-off approach, book a session or two at a spa with a ‘salt cave’ or infrared sauna to help relieve and prevent headaches. Another option to consider is biofeedback, which can lower blood pressure and help with pain relief.

Please, make it stop…now!

When you feel a headache coming on, instead of heading to the drug store, head to the natural health store to pick up a healthy quick fixer: essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender.  All offer headache-pain-taming effects and can reduce headache-related nausea. You can either inhale the scent, or massage the oils onto the temples and forehead as directed. Many of my on-the-go patients like the roll-ons for their go-anywhere convenience, though bottled oils work equally well.

Push Pain Off Your Plate

Since pain and inflammation tend to go hand in hand, you can side-step a lot of headache pain by laying off inflammatory foods. Topping the list of pain ‘flamers: sugar, gluten, refined flours, processed foods, and sugary beverages. When it comes to alcohol, the occasional glass of (preferably organic) wine at dinner shouldn’t cause instant agony, but the less alcohol you drink, the better – the last thing a headache sufferer needs is a hangover.

Eat a pain-tamer.

For many headache sufferers, a diet lacking in magnesium and/or omega-3 fatty acids may be part of the problem. When you fall short on omega-3s, you short-change your body’s ability to curb inflammation, which can also contribute to headache pain. So add omega-3-rich oily fish like mackerel, sardines or salmon to your diet to cut headaches down to size – and possibly even avoid them altogether. Ditto magnesium-rich leafy greens and sulfur-rich veggies like garlic, onions, scallions and chives, as well as cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower.

Take edible and drinkable pain relief with you.

For those on-the-go, add portable green drink powders to your daily routine. Add water and these green drinks, made from leafy greens and spinach, are great sources of headache-fighting magnesium. At the office, keep a few feverfew tea bags in your desk drawer so you can brew up cups of headache-relieving tea as needed.

Drink your way out of the headache hole.

A lot of us walk this earth dehydrated, and we don’t have a clue. Too much coffee, overheated homes and offices, sweaty workouts, frequent airplane trips, certain meds, alcohol use  –  any and all can leave you significantly under-watered, which reduces the amount of oxygen available to the brain and impacts pain receptors in ways that can make your head hurt. So, as if you needed one more reason, drink up!

Give yourself an edge.

In addition to covering your nutritional and behavioral bases with whole foods, relaxation techniques, quality sleep and gentle movement, I also recommend the following supplements to cover any pain-promoting nutritional shortfalls: magnesium glycinate, fish oil (especially if fish is not your dish), vitamin D and B-Complex.

Keep it moving.

Move more, hurt less. And stretch your upper body as often as possible to keep tension from collecting in your head and neck, ground zero for tension headaches. Doing a few yoga stretches in the morning, and whenever possible throughout  the day, will also keep muscles from bunching up. An end-of-day relaxing yoga class or a few restorative yoga poses just before bed will help keep headaches at bay.

Get your office act together.

To reduce daily eyestrain and some of the common work-day headache triggers, switch to a desk lamp and kill the overhead lights whenever possible. Reduce the brightness on your computer screen and be sure that your screen is always at eye-level (even if you have to work on a laptop). Make sure to take frequent screen breaks, and get up from your chair at least once an hour (and hopefully more!). Be sure that your desk set-up is ergonomically correct — get the boss to spring for a sit-to-stand riser for your monitor and an under-the-desk keyboard tray. All of these desk tweaks will help cut eye, neck and shoulder strain while reducing your weekly headache tally.

Anderson Private School
School Calendar

2019-2020

First Semester
Nov. 8 (Friday)                         Trip to F. W. Auto Show at Conv. Center
Nov.  25-29                               Thanksgiving / Fall Break
To Be Announced                     Texas A. G. T. Conference
Dec. 20                                     Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 6                       Christmas / Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester  Jan. 7 – May 22

Jan. 7 (Thursday)                     Second Semester Begins
Jan. 20 (Monday)                     Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Jan. 24 (Friday)                        Trip to Fort Worth Stock Show
Feb. 7 (Friday)                          Trip to Playful Corporation
Feb. 17 (Monday)                     President’s Day Holiday
March 9 – 13                             Spring Break Holidays
April 10 & 13 (Fri. & Mon.)        Good Friday and Easter
April 24 (Friday)                        Trip to Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 18 (Monday)                      Preparation Day for Adventure Trip
May 19 – 22                              Adventure Trip
May 22                                      Last Day of Semester

In Philosophy Class
this week:
presentation, followed by discussion,
of the cleverly crafted
H. G. Wells immortal novel:
The Time Machine.

Is time travel possible?
(Hint: it is being seriously discussed)
Does time really exist?
What will we look like and be like
in the future?
What three books
would you take
into the future?
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Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

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By The Wind Of Our Dreams / Daily Habits That Harm Our Health / Friday: Chandor Gardens

          Carried by the Wind of our Dreams.

Before this day,
we were beyond
Tomorrow,
carried by the Wind
of our Dreams,
longing to be
where we were not,
never knowing
why everything ends
where it begins.

Our World
can be a different place
than the World we lived in,
just a moment ago.

My Dear Friends,
words can touch the Heart
and change its
pulsating and vibrant
will to beat.

“Living by hidden Virtue
allows you to get the most out of Life.
It means
seeing that it is
YOUR choice
and responsibility
to decide how
you are going to spend it.”

Tao

A Peaceful mind
begins with the moment
we find the courage
to let go
of what we can not
change.

It is what it is.
It will always be
what was,
unless we choose
to Live in the
past.
And the past
can be
a very dangerous
place.

If we accept it,
and learn from it,
we can move on.
What does matter,
is what we choose to do
in this precious
moment.
Every ending
is the beginning
of something.

 Let us
take the time
to reflect upon the things
that have real meaning in Life.

When we remember
moments that are tender,
our Hearts
will follow.

Don’t wait until Life
is almost over
to realize how priceless
this present moment is.

If it’s to be,
it’s up to
me.

Close an old chapter of Life
and open a new chapter,
with God leading the way
towards a Beautiful Life
HE prepared for you
a long time ago.

Every exit
is an entry
somewhere else.

Goodnight.

                        Photography by Wm. C. Anderson

Ask God’s help to let go and move on.

12 Daily Habits That Harm Our Health Little by Little
by brightside.me/inspiration-health
click here to read more

Everyone knows that habits like smoking or eating a lot of junk food can have a negative impact on our health, but there are a lot of lesser-known harmful habits that have become a part of our everyday lives.

We at Bright Side compiled 12 of the most common daily habits that slowly and silently rattle our health.

1. Keeping your wallet in your back pocket

Anyone who carries a wallet knows that the most convenient place to keep it is in the back pocket of your jeans. But, while that may be convenient, it definitely isn’t healthy. Sitting on your wallet even for a brief 15-minute period can cause your spine to shift and your spinal ligaments will start to change.

This will eventually create an asymmetry that can disrupt your spine’s normal alignment. Sitting on your wallet for long periods can cause chronic back pain, sciatica, and functional scoliosis.

2. Bringing electronics into bed with you

Recent studies have shown that using electronic devices before going to bed steals our sleep and reduces our sleep quality. Yet, a poll taken by the National Sleep Foundation shows that an estimated 89% of adults and 75% of children have at least one electronic device in their bedroom.

Not only does regularly using electronic devices before bed hurt the quality of our sleep, but it also causes us to gain weight and provokes daytime fatigue. It also affects our productivity levels, learning capabilities, and stress levels. Isolating yourself from electronic devices for at least an hour before going to bed can greatly improve your sleep quality and preserve your health.

3. Washing your hands with hot water

Various studies have confirmed that hot and cold water are equally effective at killing germs and removing bacteria from our hands. According to these studies, whether it was 38°C or 16°C, water temperature didn’t play a vital role in reducing bacteria. Furthermore, it has been proven that cold water is actually healthier for our hands than hot water.

While it is known that hot water kills bacteria, there is a wrong perception about that. Hot water doesn’t kill bacteria — scalding and nearly boiling water does, which is why medical instruments are boiled in order to be sterilized. Given that washing your hands with boiling water isn’t an option, using cold water is by far the better alternative. Why? Because washing your hands with warm water will soften your skin, making your hands more vulnerable to germs.

4. Drinking from plastic bottles

It would be logical to assume that drinking from plastic bottles is a safe and healthy thing to do. However, not all materials are equally safe and environmentally-friendly. Plastic bottles pose a threat from the chemicals they release when exposed to high temperatures.

For example, if you leave the bottle in your car on a hot day, the superficial layers of the plastic may release a toxic chemical (bisphenol A) which can contaminate the water you are drinking. This chemical can affect your endocrine system and increase your risk of endometriosis and breast cancer.

5. Consuming your food too quickly

Multiple studies have shown that eating fast and chewing your food too quickly can lead to several health problems. Eating fast can lead to putting on weight at an accelerated rate and can even increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

Fast eaters are also more likely to overeat, since it takes approximately 20 minutes from the time you start eating for your brain to transmit signals of being full. So, you may be full and keep on eating, but you may not know it since your brain doesn’t have enough time to react and recognize that you are full.

6. Brushing your teeth right after eating

Even though some of us tend to brush our teeth right after eating, according to multiple studies, you should wait for at least 30-minutes after you eat before brushing them. Our teeth are protected by enamel, and acids created by different foods can wear away this protective enamel, meaning that our teeth are at their weakest state right after eating.

Thankfully, our bodies have a way of balancing the high acid levels with the help of our saliva, but that takes time. So, brushing your teeth right after eating means you’re attacking your teeth, even if you use a soft toothbrush. It’s best to let the saliva do its job and balance the high acid levels before you brush your teeth. The better alternative would be to rinse your mouth with water or chew sugarless gum while you wait for your teeth to recuperate.

7. Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs

Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs does more damage than good. According to a study, cleaning your ears with cotton swabs pushes the earwax further down into the ear canal. It can also lead to infections, perforated eardrums, impacted earwax, and tinnitus.

It is actually recommended that you leave the earwax alone, and let it fall out naturally. The earwax works like a filter for the ear canal, preventing dust and dirt from entering into it. Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs makes the ears vulnerable to pollution. Still, if you feel the need to clean your ears, cleaning them with a towel will suffice.

8. Using a hand dryer

Hand dryers may be a more environmentally-friendly solution than paper towels, but they certainly aren’t healthier for us. A study showed that hand dryers in public restrooms spread fecal germs onto your hands. The mechanism that hand dryers use by blowing air is usually prone to transferring bacteria in the air of the restroom.

The results of this study indicate that many types of bacteria, including spores and pathogens, can be transferred onto your hands. The best thing to do would be to avoid using hand dryers and dry your hands the good old-fashioned way, by using a paper towel.

9. Drinking too much juice

It’s a well-known fact that orange juice is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B, and various antioxidants. Actually, drinking juice is considered a healthy habit. However, drinking too much of it can be harmful to our health, since it can cause tooth decay, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

The reason why drinking too much juice is harmful to us is because it contains high levels of fructose. It doesn’t matter what type of juice you’re drinking, because even the highest quality juices still contain a significant dose of sugar.

10. Consuming too much salt

While salt may make our food taste better by adding a much-needed flavor boost, it isn’t good for our health. The amount of salt you consume has a direct effect on your health, and it has been associated with conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stomach cancer.

While salt is vital for our health, it makes our bodies retain water, and the extra water raises our blood pressure. Ultimately, high blood pressure may strain your heart, arteries, and kidneys.

11. Sleeping too much

Sleep is a time when the body recuperates and repairs itself. You would be wrong to assume that more sleep equals more rest and better health. Studies have proven that oversleeping brings with it a number of health hazards.

The right amount of sleep varies from one person to another, but the general benchmark of good sleep is somewhere between 7-9 hours. Consider this to be the optimal sleeping pattern. Too much sleep on a regular basis has been linked to higher rates of mortality, depression, heart disease, obesity, and impaired brain functioning.

12. Sitting down all day

When people work, study, and socialize, they often do these activities in a seated position. And sitting too much brings with it a number of health problems that we shouldn’t ignore. Sitting doesn’t involve an immense energy expenditure, meaning that you don’t burn many calories while you’re in a seated position.

Translated into health outcomes, this means that sitting too much is connected to health problems like premature mortality, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. If your job involves sitting for the better part of the day, try taking a break from sitting every 30 minutes, stand while talking on the phone, or go for a few short walks to minimize the negative effects of sitting too much.

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