The Journey / Fortifying Your Memory With Supplements / Sept. 3 (Tuesday) is the First Day of Fall Semester

We are on a Journey,
a Journey of Dreams
a Journey of
Consciousness.

Our night
can be as black
as pitch,
or the Dawn
filled with the Light
of Love,
and very, very Beautiful
a rich Tapestry of Dreams
fulfilled.

Lend your ears
to the Music
of the Morning,
there are Songbirds
near.
Feel
the movement
of Life all around you.
Every Living Thing
God created
is moving.
.

In our Oneness
with all,
we are present
in the moment,
and can remain
where we have always
been.

In
a quiet space,
in Time without
trace,
you will find
yourself
and many others.
In the quiet
frame of mind,
you will find
a deeper
YOU.

There,
in the quintessence of quietude,
  the Gift of your innate intuition
will come to understand
any perplexity
you may be in sufferance of.
By the irresistible, enlightening force
of the stillness
of your Mind,
you will find
moments profound,
of awareness
and Healing
and Love
all around.

In place of the lost momentary,
will come
manifest totality.
Time
is completely extinguished.
What is manifested
in the Sacred quiet,
extends beyond any limits.
.
There
you may listen
to your Heart
feel with Infinite
shades and tones
of Love.

There
you can discover
the Miracle that resides
deep within you,
and
in everything.

                 Feel the Beauty of Life.

Yes,
we can feel
the Beauty of Life.
.

As we embrace
the permanence of Love,
we accept
the impermanence of
Life.
The Warm Embrace
of God’s Love
is a path
we may all
walk down.
.

My Dear Friends,
Trust in the Lord,
Trust in yourself,
and Trust
in the experience of Life
as it unfolds.

.We meet
with Higher Levels
of knowledge, experience and Wisdom
when we enter
a deeper place of Communion
with our self,
and with our Father
in Heaven.

Heartfelt Prayer
is calming,
it is
a precious Time
to deepen our relationship
with God,
and oneself.

The continuing Love
of God,
is a never-ending
Gift.

Close your eyes,
quiet your mind,
and open your Heart.

Accept it.

Goodnight.

            Heartfelt Prayer is calming.

Fortifying Your Memory With Supplements

As we age, we all want to avoid memory loss.
Can supplements like ginkgo and ginseng help?

From the WebMD Archives
Click here to read more

Memory loss worries many of us as we get older. You might wonder whether you’ll become one of the 10 million baby boomers who develops Alzheimer’s disease. Or, maybe you’re simply seeking ways to fortify your memory with memory supplements, memory vitamins, or memory games.Will these brain boosters really help our memory? WebMD talked with the experts to find out whether – and which – memory enhancers really work.(Note: if you suspect you or someone you love may have Alzheimer’s, it’s important to seek medical advice.)

The Need for Memory Enhancers

Finding new ways to slow memory loss could produce astounding results. For example, if the onset of Alzheimer’s could be delayed in today’s population by an average of just one year, there would be about 210,000 fewer people with Alzheimer’s 10 years from now. And that would produce a cost savings of $10 billion.

“The problem with prescription drugs is that they’re extremely expensive and often have limited effectiveness during a short window of time,” says Evangeline Lausier, MD, assistant clinical professor in medicine, Duke Integrative Medicine, Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Memory Supplements With Potential

Although there are a variety of “brain boosters” on the market – many chockfull of multiple substances – most are lacking research to support their memory-enhancing claims.

Ginkgo biloba is one that shows more promise than many others and is commonly used in Europe for a type of dementia resulting from reduced blood flow, Lausier says. “Ginkgo biloba tends to improve blood flow in small vessels.”

“A couple of meta-analyses and systematic reviews show that ginkgo biloba is helpful for dementia in about the same range as drugs being pushed very heavily to treat Alzheimer’s,” says Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, an associate professor in the complementary and alternative medicine Master’s program of the department of physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Unfortunately, that’s not all that successful, she adds. Ginkgo doesn’t seem to help prevent dementia. But in people who already have dementia, it may either improve symptoms or stabilize symptoms so that they don’t get worse. In addition, some but not all studies show benefits in mood, alertness, and mental ability in healthy people who take ginkgo. More research needs to be done to be certain about these effects.

Here are a few other memory supplements that may also have some potential, but require much more study:

  • Omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fish oil supplements have piqued great interest. Studies suggest that a higher intake of omega-3 fatty acid from foods such as cold-water fish, plant and nut oils, and English walnuts are strongly linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s. However, thorough studies comparing omega-3s to placebo are needed to prove this memory benefit from supplements.
  • Huperzine A. Also known as Chinese club moss, this natural medicine works in a similar way as Alzheimer’s drugs. But more evidence is needed to confirm its safety and effectiveness.
  • Acetyl-L-carnitine. Some studies suggest that this amino acid might help Alzheimer’s patients with memory problems. It may provide a greater benefit to people with early onset and a fast rate of the disease.
  • Vitamin E. Although vitamin E apparently doesn’t decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, it may slow its progression. Recent studies have raised concerns about an increased risk of deaths in unhealthy people who take high doses of vitamin E, so be sure to consult with your doctor before taking this supplement.
  • Asian (or Panax) ginseng. An herb that’s sometimes used with ginkgo biloba, Asian ginseng may help with fatigue and quality of life, Fugh-Berman tells WebMD. But any benefit for memory, she says, has shown up mostly in a small group or subset of study participants.

Ginkgo Biloba for Memory Loss? With Caution

One of the top-selling herbs in the United States, ginkgo biloba has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine.

A National Institute on Aging (NIH) ginkgo trial of more than 200 healthy adults older than 60 showed no improvement in memory or concentration. It is possible that doses higher than the 120 milligrams used daily in this six-week trial could be effective. Look for results of current large, long-term trials, such as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine‘s study with 3,000 volunteers. These will help to confirm whether or not ginkgo biloba can help prevent dementia or enhance memory in healthy people.

Some research suggests that ginkgo biloba is effective for early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Ginkgo biloba may be as effective as acetylcholinesterase inhibitor drugs such as donepezil (Aricept). Studies have also indicated that ginkgo biloba may be helpful for cerebral insufficiency, a decreased flow of blood to the brain from clogged blood vessels.

However, a 2009 study in The Journal of the American Medical Association showed that compared with placebo, 120 mg twice daily of ginkgo biloba did not result in less cognitive decline in older adults with normal or only mild thinking impairment.

Ginkgo biloba is available in tablets, capsules, teas, and fortified foods. Do not use ginkgo biloba seeds, which can be very toxic. Tea bags often contain 30 milligrams of ginkgo biloba extract, while a typical dose used in ginkgo biloba studies is 80 to 240 milligrams of a standardized extract daily by mouth in two to three divided doses.

Although ginkgo biloba is generally safe, you should be aware of its blood-thinning properties. Stop using ginkgo biloba or use caution before surgery or dental procedures. Your risk for bleeding is also greater if you are taking blood thinners such as aspirin or warfarin. Also, it is possible that ginkgo biloba affects insulin or blood sugar. So be cautious if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia, or if you take substances that affect blood sugar.

Minor side effects of ginkgo biloba may include headache, nausea, or intestinal problems.

Memory Enhancers That May Be Unsafe

Before adding any memory supplements to your diet, have a pharmacist check for potential interactions with any drugs or supplements you’re taking, advises Lausier.

“And, remember that ‘natural’ isn’t always safe,” she says. “When you think about nature, you often think of beautiful and harmless. But think about a lion and a wildebeest – that’s nature, too.”

  • Bacopa. Used for millennia in India, bacopa is an Ayurvedic herb that shows some promise for memory problems, says Lausier. But it is an example of a memory supplement that carries a higher risk of drug interactions. For this reason, she doesn’t recommend using it until further study is conducted.
  • DHEA. A hormone that declines with age, DHEA has garnered lots of interest. Taken long-term or in high doses, however, it may increase the risk for certain types of cancer, as well as other serious side effects.

As you evaluate other potential memory supplements, keep in mind that the FDA does not strictly regulate herbs and supplements. It treats them like foods rather than medications. Unlike drug manufacturers, the makers of supplements don’t have to show their products are safe or effective before selling them on the market.

This makes it harder for you to assess their strength, purity, and safety. Fugh-Berman advises doing your own research on effectiveness and adverse effects, using reliable, unbiased sources.

Changing Your Lifestyle, Enhancing Your Memory

While there is no specific diet to prevent Alzheimer’s, studies have shown that a healthy diet may help lower the risk. Research has shown that the Mediterranean diet may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, and may even help prolong life in people with Alzheimer’s. The Mediterranean diet has very little red meat. The diet focuses on fruits, vegetables, and nuts, with moderate amounts of dairy, fish, and poultry. Olive oil is an important source of healthy fats.

Researchers speculate that there may be a small protective quality of caffeine from the risk of dementia. But more research needs to be done in this area. In the meantime, Lausier recommends the “common sense” steps for enhancing your memory, such as not smoking and avoiding too much caffeine or alcohol. “Some of these changes may make more difference in the outcome than a lot of expensive drugs or supplements.”

Challenging your brain to learn new things is another important way to prevent memory loss, she says. It might involve learning a foreign language, an instrument, or a computer program, for example. “It doesn’t matter if you’re successful,” she says. “Just the act of trying turns on parts of your brain that are getting cobwebs.” Exercise apparently also can help enhance memory in a variety of ways. For example, it generates blood flow and formation of nerve cells in a portion of the brain called the dentate gyrus. And, it reduces other risk factors, such as cardiovascular disease, indirectly enhancing brain health.One recent study underscored that it’s never too late to reap the memory benefits of exercise. A trial of 152 adults with mild cognitive impairment, aged 70 to 80, compared the cognitive benefits of B vitamins with aerobic exercise. After one year, the walkers fared better with memory tests.

    The Music of the Morning.

2019-20 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Sept. 3 – Dec. 20   2019

Sept. 3 (Tuesday)                              First Day of Semester
Final Calendar dates: To Be Arranged.

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(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
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The Illusions of Life and Death / Lithium and Lower Risk of Dementia – Crazy Water / School Starts on Tuesday, Sept. 5

Your brain without hugs.

For
my Philosophy students.

Your brains
have been asleep
all Summer long.
Don’t ask me
how
I know this.
Now,
get that confused look
back on your face,
and get to class!
It’s a good indication
that once again,
you are
thinking,
and, according to
René Descartes,
you finally
exist.

“People like us …
know that the distinction between
past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent
illusion.”

– Albert Einstein

Our consciousness
does not exist in our brains
or in our bodies.

This illusion
of our individual selves,
and the misinformation of our true origins,
has manifested the idea
that we think independently
from one another.

But,
there is a Spiritual Bond
we hold in common
between all things in the Universe,
and we are all part of
One
Divine Intelligence.

“Know thyself
and thou shalt know
all the mysteries of the gods
and the Universe”.
– inscription on the Ancient
Greek Temple of Apollo at Delphi

Matter,
within the illusory building blocks
of our perceivable existence,
is molded by thoughtful intent.

My Dear Friends,
consciousness shapes
reality.
And we consciously
reshaped our beautiful Forests
from Cathedrals of the Heart,
into structures
where we worship
our feeble minds.

Now,
our thought processes
have become so linear
that
our creativity has been
squelched and highly limited
by the preponderance of
straight lines and
ninety degree angles.
We call these structures
Home.

We kicked ourselves
out
of our beautiful
Garden.
Now the mind
of Mankind
no longer envisions
and dreams of
the breathtaking
Natural World
God
placed us
into.

Now,
we have lived
long enough to say,
and with our dying breath:
“With so very many
things to do,
I
got in my
way.
And along this
narrow path,
I failed
to give away,
all the Love
gifted to me
from Above.”

                      The breathtaking Natural World.

Yes,
we forgot
to give and take Love
easy,
as the leaves grow
on the Trees,
as grass grows
on the open fields
with such ease.

“Peace like a river ran through the city.
Long past the midnight curfew
We sat starry-eyed.
We were satisfied
and I remember,
misinformation followed us
like a plague.”
Paul Simon

But,
there is Hope.

From this moment on,
Life
ever begins again.
The answer
to all our Prayers,
begins
with the Prayer.

“A thrill of Hope;
the weary World rejoices,
For yonder breaks
a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees!
O hear the Angel voices!”
Placide Cappeau

To sing the Song of Freedom
and finally know
what keeps us strong
all day long,
is to have
a reason
to Believe in
Love,
to know
Love is the question
and Love is the Answer
to Prayer
from Up Above.

The Whispers
of the Morning,
through the leaves
of the trees
on high,
are all about
God’s Love.
Our first Home
was in the
Garden,
of His Heart.

          A reflection of the present.

Everything that happens,
tomorrow or in the past,
could be a reflection
of the present.
It is possible
that there is only
ONE moment in Time.

In The Unreality of Time
by John McTaggart,
time is just another dimension,
future events are
already there”.
read more

The mirrored walls of this moment
could replicate conscious awareness
and fill us with the illusion
of controlling reality
and everything
that exists.

Everything is possible.
What is ‘Real’
could be based upon repeating patterns
designed to function in
a real time
simulation.

What is a simulation?
What is Reality?
How do you determine what is Real?
 Are we floating on a sea of relativity?
Are we projected from some point
at the center of the
Galaxy?

Is each person
at the center of their own
Universal Consciousness?
Is the center
everywhere,
and
at the beginning and the end

of time,
in every when?

Everything
is dependent on the observer?
YOU!

  If you remove the observer,
YOU,
and are replaced
with a quantum computational system
that manipulates the constants
that YOU observe,
do we now have a way to manipulate
time and space?

The road to understanding
may be infinitely
long.
Matter may be nothing more
than a very compelling
illusion.

YOU
may be a very real
uncertainty.

But you do
exist.

René Descartes,
French philosopher and mathematician,
had radical doubts.
He wondered
if nothing that is perceived or sensed
is really true.
But there was one Truth:
there is a mind, a consciousness
doing the doubting.
And so he postulated,
‘I think,
therefore
I am’.

So,
when you come to class,
if you are thinking
I will count you
present.
If not,
you may not
exist.

Epistemological questions
may forever,
if time is even considered
to exist,
have no clear
resolutions.
Points of view,
may never be
resolved.
Which sounds
like the politics of the
day!

                      ‘I think, therefore, I am’.

My Dear Friends,
someday soon,

death will be conquered.
It is the last enemy
on God’s time schedule
to be defeated.

“The last enemy
that shall be destroyed
is death”
1 Cor. 15:26

Eternity,
the anticipated Singularity,
will require a Peace
no one has yet discovered.
It is a Peace
beyond our recognition,
beyond any words or understanding.
It is a Peace that can only come
from our Heavenly Father.

The knowledge of Eternal Peace
resides within
the Holy Word of God.
If we learn to trust
in Him,
we can Love one another
without restraint
and live
in Eternal Peace.

“When peace,
like a river,
attendeth my way,
When sorrows
like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot,
Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well,
it is well with my Soul.”
Horatio G. Spafford

Pray
for Peace.

Goodnight.

Lithium in water may cut dementia
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On a personal note:
How well I remember meeting a Lady
in Mineral Wells, Texas in 1964.
She told me she was 100 years old.
But she looked to me to be in her 60’s! 
She showed me her driver’s license
and she really was 100 years old.

I could not believe it!

Later, I asked her what the secret was
to her longevity and youthful looks.
She whispered in my ear, “Crazy Water”.
No, I did not comprehend what she was saying.
But she got in her car
and headed for the Crazy Water Hotel
with her empty water bottles.
Wow!

People with higher levels of lithium in their drinking water appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, say researchers in Denmark.

Lithium is naturally found in tap water, although the amount varies.

The findings, based on a study of 800,000 people, are not clear-cut. The highest levels cut risk, but moderate levels were worse than low ones.

Experts said it was an intriguing and encouraging study that hinted at a way of preventing the disease.

The study, at the University of Copenhagen, looked at the medical records of 73,731 Danish people with dementia and 733,653 without the disease.

Those drinking water with the highest lithium levels (above 15 micrograms per litre) had a 17% reduction in risk.

The researchers said: “This is the first study, to our knowledge, to investigate the association between lithium in drinking water and the incidence of dementia.

“Higher long-term lithium exposure from drinking water may be associated with a lower incidence of dementia.”

Brain-altering

Lithium is known to have an effect on the brain and is used as a treatment in bipolar disorder.

However, the lithium in tap water is at much lower levels than is used medicinally.

Experiments have shown the element alters a wide range of biological processes in the brain.

This broad impact could explain the mixed pattern thrown up by the different doses, as only certain dosing sweet-spots change brain activity in a beneficial way.

Prof Simon Lovestone, from the department of psychiatry at the University of Oxford, said: “This is a really intriguing study.

“In neurons in a dish and in mouse and fruit-fly models of Alzheimer’s disease, lithium has been shown to be protective.

“Not only that, but lithium is used to treat people with bipolar disorder and some studies have suggested that people on lithium for this reason, often for life, might also be protected from Alzheimer’s.”

No therapy

At the moment, there is no drug that can stop, reverse or even slow the progression of the disease.

Dr David Reynolds, from the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “It is potentially exciting that low doses of a drug already available in the clinic could help limit the number of people who develop dementia.

“[Our analysis] suggests that a treatment that could delay dementia by just five years would mean that 666,000 fewer people develop dementia by 2050 [in the UK].”

Prof. Tara Spires-Jones, from the Center for Discovery Brain Sciences, at the University of Edinburgh, said: “This association does not necessarily mean that the lithium itself reduces dementia risk.

“There could be other environmental factors in the area that could be influencing dementia risk.

“Nonetheless, this is an interesting result that will prompt more research into whether lithium levels in the diet or drinking water may modify risk of dementia.”

Crazy Water ?
Yes,
it has a high level of Lithium.
I buy mine at Albertsons
read more

The waters of Mineral Wells, TX have been making folks feel good inside and out since 1881. The legend goes like this: In late 1881, a woman who suffered from dementia would sit by the well all day drinking the mineral water. People slowly began to notice that the crazy old lady was not so crazy anymore. Had the water from the well alleviated the lady’s “crazies”? The well became known as the “Crazy Well” and thousands of people from all over the country flocked to this magical well, including a man named Ed Dismuke. Mr. Dismuke was told by his doctor that there was no remedy for his ailing stomach. But Mr. Dismuke began drinking the magical water and before he knew it, he was restored to health. In 1904, Mr. Dismuke founded the Famous Mineral Water Company, selling and distributing the mineral water. Now, more than 100 years later, people are still drinking Crazy Water

No. 4 is the strongest, full-bodied mineral water that we recommend drinking 1-2 glasses a day.

 Mineral Type (mg/l)
Calcium 32
Magnesium 19
Potassium 5
Bicarbonate (HCO3) 758
T. Alkalinity (CaCO3) 621
Sulfate 1170
Fluoride .5
Sodium Chloride 72
Manganese .006
Zinc .53
Silica 15
Lithium .17
pH 8.2
Dissolved Solids 2763

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No Greater Gift / Toxicity of Sugar / School starts Sept. 6 (When it’s COOLER!)

road

Walking
through a forest of memories,
finds my feet
following my thoughts.

My Precious Friends,
Existence
is a real accomplishment today,
given the complexity and difficulties
we have mindlessly
imposed upon ourselves
and our children.

Today
children in our society
are withdrawing in ways
that are unfathomable,
unreal to their victimized parents.
They are leaving this world
in the only way
they feel they have left.

reflection2

WE are at WAR
with ourselves.
And the first to fall
on the front line of this war
are the very fragile
children of all ages –
the most sensitive,
the most caring,
the most vulnerable,
the most Loving.

Suicide in the United States
has surged to the
HIGHEST levels in nearly 30 years,
a federal data analysis has found.
The overall suicide rate
rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014,
according to the
National Center for Health Statistics.
The rate rose by 2 percent a year
starting in 2006,
double the annual rise
in the earlier period of the study.
Researchers also found
an alarming increase among girls 10 to 14,
whose suicide rate had tripled.
read more

Yes,
the good
die young.

Take the time
to look upon the
faces of suicide.
click here
And please Pray for these
very precious children
of all ages.
I do.

sun 9

             What do you see?

Recent research paints a picture
of desperation
for many in our conflicted society.

We have allowed the focus
of precious lives
to be
upon material things
that really
do not matter
and lead to unreal expectations,
unrealistic desires and wants
and dire consequences.

But,
you know what is causing the tragic loss
of our most precious possession,
our beloved Children.
You know!
Just look around you.
What do you see?

sun M

              Simplicity itself

The focus in life
is upon things that
create horrendous consequences.
Things like things.
Like competition,
DRUGS  and  alcohol,
unreal and unrealistic
expectations.
Things like
PERFECTIONISM
reflected in highly subjective
and unnecessary
test scores and grades,
behavior modification drugs,
CONFORMITY at ALL costs,
and
creativity squelching uniformity
in our land of
what we think is the
FREE.

setting

The focus
is upon everything
but our children.

The great Truths
in Life
are simple.
They are as simple
as simplicity itself.

My Dear Friends,
allow me to offer a few
that may help you
along this troubled way:

Simplicity
keeps the mind
from tripping over itself.

Beauty,
directs our journey
to Love
and Loving Life.
And it is found in everything,
if you look for it.

Love
is Life.
and it is found everywhere,
even in your Heart,
if you look for it.

Forgiveness
is freedom

and it is free,
if you ask for it.

Prayer
is communion with One
who deeply Loves you.
Keep it simple.
Say, “Thank You”.
And then,
open your eyes.
You will not have enough time
on this Earth
to count all the Blessings.

red flowers

Beauty directs our journey to Love.

Let’s keep it simple.
Turn off the television,
turn OFF the computer.
Life is not a game.

Go for a walk
with your child
and your DOG.
Take the dog,
he knows the way –
to your Heart.
Take some bread crumbs
for your child
to give to the birds.
They know the way –
to a pesticide free
world.
Take some smiles.
They know the way,
to whatever
your Heart desires,
and they too are free.
Take some stories,
they show the way –
the paths
that led you
to this day.

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                     Look for it.

And on this day,
the Loving pathway
you follow
with your child
by your side,
and this time,
this precious time
you spend together,
will forever
keep you side by tiny side,
in Heart,
in Spirit,
in Mind.

Any pathway
you follow together,
your child
from that path
shall never stray.

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In the Light of Forgiveness, there is no shadow.

And tomorrow,
when two roads diverge,
in a land of uncertainty
and fear,
in that tomorrow that is
all too near,
your child will follow
the path
you took with him or her.
The way of tomorrow
is the joy
you share today.

The story of your Life,
begins and ends
with you.
The pages
are turned by the smiles
you share
with everyone you see.

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Take the dog. He knows the way – to your Heart.

If you die today,
what do want your child
to know?
What you deeply desire
is not written
in a book.
It is found
only in your eyes,
in a look,
found
in the time it took
to say
I Love You.
In a place
called today.

The greatest Gift
you shall ever receive
is the Gift of Life,
the Gift of Love,
embodied in your Child.
This precious Gift
is wrapped in the
Sunshine of Love.
Open your eyes
that you may
truly see,
no greater Gift
will there ever be.

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    Be always Homeward Bound.

Call your grown up child,
if you have one.
It doesn’t matter if he or she
is twenty or thirty or forty or more
years of age.
Ask that precious child
“Would you like for me
to read you a bed time story again?
Would you like to go
for a walk in the park?
Would you like for me
to push you in the swing again?
Would you like for me
to just hold you
and sing you a song?
Expect tears.
My Dear Friends,
what every child wants
is simple,
it is YOU.

YOU 2

The ONLY Gift a child truly wants is YOU.

When your child cries,
the tears
belong to you.

Be always
Homeward Bound.
Steer your thoughts,
your Heart,
your smiles,
your telephone calls,
your dreams,
and your car,
or if simplicity prevails,
your bike or your buggy or your wheelchair
or the legs upon which to walk,
in their direction.

mom and child

         Keep it SIMPLE.

The greatest Gift,
the ONLY Gift
a child truly wants
is YOU.

Every day
is a special day.
Every day
is a holiday.
Every single day
your child needs someone.
And that someone is
and always will be
you.

Our horrendously complex problems
have simple solutions.
If they are not simple,
they will add to the problem.

Divorce rates have risen,
leading to increased social isolation.

Please remember,
our children are very, very fragile,
and so are you.
read more

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We are more than Human eyes can ever see.

What
will abide,
If no one
is by your side?

To keep Life truly simple
do not judge
others.
And most importantly,
we need not judge
ourselves.
We need not to judge,
or be judged.
When we judge ourselves,
we attempt to see
what others see.
And they will never see
the beautiful Heart
that beats within.
Others look at shadows
cast dark and deep,
over the ground upon which
we tread momentarily
in search of
Infinity.

They know not,
and neither do we,
the Heart bathed
in tears,
washed clean
of all sin
by the Love of God
that resides within,
the Precious Love
of Divinity.

We are far more
than Human eyes
can ever see.
Far, far more
than this Life
will allow to be.

We are,
all and everyone,
the Children of One
willing to forgive,
if we are but willing
to ask.

“Do not judge,
and you will not be judged.
Do not condemn,
and you will not be condemned.
Forgive,
and you will be forgiven.
– Luke 6:37

In the Light of Forgiveness,
there is no shadow
cast over you and me.
No one is left
to judge,
not you,
not your Father
in Heaven Above,
and not me.

The Spirit of a truly benevolent heart
speaks to us from beyond this life.
In the wisdom of Leo Buscaglia
we find the answer to every question:

“To live in love
is life’s greatest challenge.”

Let us live in Love,
Simple,
Non judgemental,
Life saving
LOVE.

Goodnight.

sugar

According to Dr. Edward Group, founder if the Global Healing Center, sugar consumption has steadily risen in recent years and the USDA now reports that the average American consumes around 150 pounds of sugar per year.

Sodas are a major source of refined sugars in the American diet. Energy drinks are close behind, and even fruit juices are working against us. Don’t let the word “fruit” fool you. Some of these fruit drinks are stripped of all nutrients and have more additives and sugar (as much as 90%+) than soda.

                           Sugar Has Many HIDDEN Sources
Around ¼ of the American diet is comprised of refined sugars, and when you take a look at the foods available at most supermarkets, this fact is hardly surprising.

Grocery store shelves are littered with junk foods – some of which are disguised as being healthy – that contain massive amounts of sugar. In fact, some prepackaged sports foods, like energy bars, contain more sugar than a candy bar! What’s more, many foods contain hidden sugar, or sugar that is masked by other names such as high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, and sucanat. read more

High fructose corn syrup was not introduced into the food industry to improve health. In reality, high fructose corn syrup costs less than actual sugar because it is much sweeter than sugar. Food manufacturers use less and earn more. It really is all about the money.

Studies have consistently shown that the consumption of high fructose corn syrup seriously damages the health of vital organs, including the brain. One of the most shocking health effects of high fructose corn syrup is its possible link to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders. The sweetener is often laced with mercury.

The corn industry is spending millions of dollars to keep the science hidden from public view, spreading half truths to protect their hidden agenda: profits. The bottom line is that the bottom line trumps health in the food industry.

Yes,
we are at war
with ourselves.

Medical researchers from all over the world gathered in Madrid late last year at the 11th annual European Nutrition Conference in order to discuss the final results of the five year-long Identification and prevention of lifestyle and Diet induced health Effects In Children and infants (IDEFICS) study.

What was their overall conclusion? Increased physical activity, reduced time in front of television and computer screens, and getting a better night’s sleep, were the most important steps parents could take to ensure their children maintained a normal healthy body weight.  read more

                                        2016-17 School Calendar

                                                  First Semester

September 6 – December 20   2016

Sept. 6 (Tuesday)                                First Day of First Semester

Oct 10 (Monday)                                 Columbus Day Holiday

Nov. 19 – 25                                        Thanksgiving / Fall Break

Dec. 1 – 2 (Thurs. & Fri.)                    Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented Conference

Dec. 20 (Tuesday)                              Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                                   Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 5 – May 26   2017

Jan. 5 (Thursday)                                Second Semester begins

Jan. 16 (Monday)                                 Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Feb. 20 (Monday)                                Presidents’ Day Holiday

Mar. 14 – 18                                         Spring Break Holidays

April 14  & 17 (Fri. & Mon.)                 Good Friday & Easter Monday Holidays

May 22 – 26                                          Adventure Trip

May 26                                                 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.

(Calendar 16-17 / approved 8-1-16)

The Noblest Aspiration of the Human Spirit / Poppy Seeds Health Benefits / Trip: Rollerland West, McKinley’s & TCU Barnes & Noble

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Freedom is the most beautiful gift God enables, and the most  valuable mankind preserves.                – Wm. C. Anderson

ronald“Freedom
is one of the deepest and noblest
aspirations of the human spirit.”
– Ronald Reagan

My Dearest Friends,
As you awaken
Into the full Light of dawn,
Search for your Heart
In the eyes
Of those around you,
For within the Heart of another
Lies the courage
To become all you may,
To be truly Free.

Every romance begins
With but a glance.
And such can become
The Miracle you behold,
As you fall in Love
With Life
Through the eyes
Of another.

You are not the same person
You were
Just a few moments ago.
You are a remarkable
Child of God,
A truly free
Spirit.

In this and every moment to be,
You are consciousness reborn.
You are a powerful force.
The Grace of God Almighty,
Is holding within you
A potential for good
So Great
It cannot be imagined
Or described.

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You are consciousness reborn.

You possess,
In this very singular moment
The rarest of opportunities,
To express Joy and Love
To someone,
To everyone
Around you.

Do not let the lessons
Of your precious Life
Be too late for the learning,
To see the Inspiring Light
Of your brief, powerful
Miracle of Existence.

In the wink of your eye
Your Soul
Can be turning,
Your Heart singing,
Your Life overflowing
With Meaning,
Your Love
Everlasting.

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As you awaken into the full Light of dawn, search for your Heart.

Yes,
You can continue
To live your Life,
Precious and rare,
Through the eyes
God has given you.

But you may also see
Through the eyes
Of another,
Through the lens
Of their Heart,
Looking
At you.

Such are moments rare
That become us:
A time for planting,
A harvest granting
Every Prayer ever Prayed,
Every wish ever made,
Every longing
Your Heart,
And another,
Has ever desired.

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Their world, and our world, are one.

My Friend,
When you lay to rest
What has been,
The past is prologue,
The script is henceforth
In your hands.
What has happened
Merely sets the scene
For what is really important,
Which will become
The essence
Of your precious Being,
And the Beauty
Of which you
Will be made.

The passions and the promises,
The abiding
Frailty of being Human
In all our days past,
We cannot forsake.
For you and I were blind
And could not see.
But today,
By asking,
We are Forgiven.

The Light of our Hearts
Is there for all to see.
It is alive
To illumine
The pathway to Love
For all those
Who follow.

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Illumine the pathway to Love.

You have choice.
You have freedom.

You are
Like a Wildflower
That grows so beautiful and unseen,
And free,
Waiting for someone,
Anyone,
To behold all the glorious wonder
Of who you are,
To embrace the breathtaking
Fragrance of Life,
The unbelievable beauty to behold,
In the Sacred Vessel
That is your Being.

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Love always holds an unseen Flower in its hand.

The emptiness deep inside,
The lonely void
Created by being
So darkly unaware,
The deep and abiding
Longing for Love,
Can be filled
With one kind word,
With a deed you do
That was left undone,
With the miracle
That can blossom
In a single smile,
The giving
Of but one
Flower.

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Your pathway Home is their Vision.

The Wings
That fly you Home,
Belong to
Another Angel.

We journey together,
Never alone,
Brothers and Sisters
Ever searching,
Ever dreaming,
Ever reaching
For what is done
To be undone
For what is yet
To be done,
Never knowing
Nothing is done
Alone.

You are not alive
Just in your Heart,
In your mind.
You live in many places.
You dwell in other Hearts,
Other desires,
Dreams,
Memories.

Your pathway Home
Is their Vision of your
Goodness.

LOTUS

You are a remarkable Child of God.

Reach for someone’s hand
To help and to hold.
Love always holds
An unseen
Flower in its hand.

Take that hand
Gently into yours,
And someone
You now Love
Will guide you
Home.

There will never be
Another you
To treasure, to care for and Love,
And hold by the hand.

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There will never be another you.

Let yesterday fade fast
And go far, far away,
As you find the peace
Your mind must have
To survive.
Come to live in this day.
The world that is your own
Is truly of your own making.
It is carved out of this moment
By your hand,
With the Loving guidance
Of another.
It is
Born of your laughter,
Your smiles,
Your song.

May you sing
All day long.

VIOLET

Come to live in this day.

“Each day is a little life:
every waking and rising a little birth,
every fresh morning a little youth,
every going to rest and sleep
a little death.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer

Repeated Exposure to Pesticides
Increases Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Repeated exposure to pesticides,
is associated with an increase in the risk
for Alzheimer’s disease,
according to an observational study
published in an issue of Neurology.
read more here

Poppy Seeds Health Benefits
from Stylecraze TV:

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We journey together, never alone.

1. Poppy seeds are effective in quenching thirst, fever, inflammation, constipation and irritation of the abdomen.

3. Poppy seeds act as a supply of your daily dose of minerals like iodine, manganese, zinc, magnesium and copper.

4. The oil from poppy seeds plant is useful in treating carcinoma as it contains monounsaturated fatty acids.

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5. Poppy seeds add flavor and texture to breads, cookies, muffins, cakes and other foods.

6. As an Ayurvedic medicine, these seeds are sometimes grounded into a paste with milk to form a skin-renewing moisturizer.
Read: Buckwheat Benefits

8. These seeds have a decent supply of fatty acids that are needed for the body’s physiological state. They are found to be rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

9.  Poppy seeds also are used to treat pain-related conditions. They’re utilized in treating respiratory disorders, infectious diseases, diarrhea and sleep disorders.

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Within the Heart of another lies courage.

10. Poppy seeds relatively contain lower quantity of alkaloids and are used in the treatment of various nerve disorders.

Poppy Seeds: Skin Benefits

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See the Inspiring Light.

As already stated, poppy seeds are a wonderful beauty aid. Their role in skincare has been recognized in Ayurveda. Nutritious as they are, they can be beneficial to your skin in the following ways.

11. Treatment of Eczema and Inflammation:

Poppy seeds are effective in treating eczema due to their high content of linolenic acid. Poppy seeds soaked in water or milk can be ground along with lime juice to form a smooth paste. Applying this paste externally helps in treating burning sensation and skin itchiness. It also acts as an effective pain killer by relieving the pain caused by skin inflammation.

12. Good Moisturizer:

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  • A paste made from poppy seeds acts as a good moisturizer to provide you with smooth and soft skin.
  • All you need to do is put some poppy seeds in a spice hand grinder and add some milk to it.
  • If you have dry skin, you can also add some honey.
  • Grind into a smooth paste and apply it all over your face.
  • Relax for 10 minutes and then wash off.
  • Doing this once in a week will provide a fragile transparency to your skin.
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Potential for good so Great it cannot be imagined.

13. Poppy Seed Scrub for Clear Skin:

  • You can prepare a face scrub by mixing 2 teaspoons of poppy seeds with curd.
  • Rub it gently on clean face and neck in circular motions, massaging for 10 minutes.
  • Then wipe off your face with a cotton ball and wash off as usual.
  • This will provide you with a clear and glowing complexion.

Poppy Seeds: Hair Benefits

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Someone you now Love will guide you.

Hair problems like dandruff, hair loss, thinning hair, split ends and alopecia are a common sight these days. There can be several causes of these problems ranging from harsh chemical treatments and exposure to pollution to inadequate nutrition and prolonged illness. It is a well-known fact that proper nutrition is vital not only for a healthy body but also for healthy hair. Poppy seeds are a good source of unsaturated fatty acids as well as minerals like calcium, zinc and magnesium which contribute to healthy hair.

Treatment of Dandruff:

  • Dandruff is a common problem which, if left untreated can lead to hair loss.
  • In case of dandruff, you can apply a mixture of soaked poppy seeds, hung curd and a teaspoon of white pepper on the scalp.
  • Leave for half an hour and then rinse off.
  • Regular usage will significantly reduce the recurrence of dandruff.

15. Stimulates Hair Growth:

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  • In order to trigger hair growth, you can prepare a hair pack by blending soaked poppy seeds with freshly extracted coconut milk and pulped onion.
  • Apply it on your scalp and leave for about an hour.
  • Rinse off with a mild shampoo.
  • Regular usage of this pack will greatly stimulate hair growth.Essential Nutrition Facts about Poppy Seeds:
    Principle Nutrient Value / Percentage of RDA Energy

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    Vitamins
    Folates 82 mg 20%
    Niacin 0.896 mg 5.5%
    Pantothenic acid 0.324 mg 65%
    Pyridoxine 0.247 mg 19%
    Riboflavin 0.100 mg 8%
    Thiamin 0.854 mg 71%
    Vitamin C 1 mg 2%
    Vitamin E 1.77 mg 12%
    Sodium 26 mg 2%
    Potassium 719 mg 15%
    Minerals:
    Calcium 1438 mg 144%
    Copper 01.627 mg 181%
    Iron 9.76 mg 122%
    Magnesium 347 mg 87%
    Manganese 6.707 mg 292%
    Phosphorus 870 mg 24%
    Selenium 13.5 µg 24%
    Zinc 7.9 mg 72%1 teaspoon of poppy seeds contains 0.6g of macromolecule, 3.7 g of fat, 2.5 g of carbohydrates and forty six calories.They have a decent supply of many minerals. You get 29% DV of manganese and 13% DV of calcium from 1 teaspoon of seeds.These seeds contain .02 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids and .48 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Poppy seeds are less allergic among seeds and can be used safely even by pregnant women and kids.ATT0000231

“If music
be the food of love,

play on,
Give me excess of it.”
– William Shakespeare

 On Friday Oct. 9, 2015

Due to popular demand and a pleading look from Mary Alice, we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at ROLLERLAND WEST, located at 7325 Calmont Avenue –Telephone: 817-244-8290.

At approximately 11:15 a.m. will we will travel to McKinley’s Fine Bakery & Café (O, Yum!), 1616 South University Drive, (817) 332-3242 to enjoy lunch.

Following lunch we will travel to the Texas Christian University Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 2950 West Berry Street, Fort Worth, (817) 257-7844. The TCU Bookstore is located on the corner of University & West Berry. The parking lot entrance is accessible from Cockrell Avenue.

Pickup will be at 2:30 p.m. at the bookstore.

If you arrive late, we shall have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please call and let us know if you will be late.

Students are NOT to leave Rollerland, the restaurant or bookstore
without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

FINANCIAL: Rollerskating $10.00 (Please pay Dr. A.) and lunch. Refreshments available: Yes! You may wish to purchase a book (an older technology remembered by parents).

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required.

PARENTS / FRIENDS / NEIGHBORS, are always invited to participate on our trips.

IMPORTANT DATES
Yesterday Tuition Due for 2015-16
Oct 12 (NEXT Monday) Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 12 Modern Art Museum
Oct. 25 FossilMania in Glenrose
Nov. 23-27 (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 2-4 Texas A.G.T. Conference
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Dec. 20 Dr. A admitted for therapy (overexposure to children)

When modern physics exerts itself to establish the world’s formula,
what occurs thereby is this:
the being of entities has resolved itself
into the method of the totally calculable.
– Martin Heidegger

Through Loving Eyes / Matter is NOT the Only Reality / The MIND Diet / School Begins on a Cooler Day: Tuesday, Sept. 8

Dedicated to the beautiful Mother of our wonderful children. No greater Love have I ever found.

     LeVonna

Dedicated to the beautiful
Mother
of our wonderful children.
No greater Love
have I ever found.

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Through Loving Eyes

A Mother will always see
Through her child’s eyes,
Always feel the vibrant Love,
Fast flowing like a raging torrent
To the Eternal Sea
Of God’s Love
In you
And me.

My Mother’s tears of pain and joy
I keep deep inside
This heart of mine,
As I find my tears
Do not belong to me.

It doesn't get much better than this.

They flow everlastingly
Through those that Love,

In Eternal Rivers
That nourish Life,
And wash away
Our sins,
Assuage our grief,
And transform,
In the mirror of our memory
Into tears of forgiveness,
Comforted by our Belief.

Clouds of disbelief
Only block the Sun,
Placed in the Firmament Above
By God on the second day

Of His Love.
Into this vast expanse,
He set the moon, the stars and the sun,
To shine down upon
Everyone.

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Some people never see the Light until the day they die. – Neil Diamond

Do not let the darkness
And doubt o
f others,
The fear that knows not Love,

Shield you
From His Comfort.
The shelter you seek
From the storms of living
Dwells not in the elements of life.
It lay in wait,
Sacred and Silent in patient Vigil,
Inside a heart
Filled with Love,
Devoid of hate.

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You can travel for miles
In your child’s smiles.
Far beyond the borders
Of this moment,
Into a tomorrow
Which will never end.

Such is the Love of God
In you,
Eternal Love
Flowing everlastingly,
And in the very same moment,
Into and out of
A Vast Sacred Sea.

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  The reason God is real.

  Unique
In all the ways of the world,
The Blessed Love of every child

Is the Salvation
Of all Mankind,
The justification for being,
The Hope of tomorrow fulfilled,
The end of all doubt,
The reason
God is real.

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Painting of Jesus by Akiane Kramarik       (read more)

God Loved us
Enough to share
The Love of a Child,
His Child.

And no greater Love
Could He feel.

His Child looked at Mankind
Through other children’s eyes,
And shared the vibrant Love,
The Eternal Warmth,
Hope everlasting,
From Above.

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We pretend never and are Forever.

Every kind thought
Tells us who we are,
Every deed
Where we are,
Every Prayer
Why we are.

And what is Love?

Easy to ask,
So easy to see.
Love is the Mother
Who gives us life.
Love is the breath
Of her precious being.

Like the soft wind blowing,
As God formed man from
The dust of this Earth
And breathed into his nostrils
The breath of Love we call Life,
And child of clay
Became a living being.

A Mother whispers of this
Love Everlasting,
As she looks deeply into our eyes
Promising tomorrow,
With Love
That never dies.

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  Such is the Love all around us.

What is Love?

Love is God in us.
Ask and He will reveal

Love,
Pure,

Powerful,
Everlasting,
The only thing
That is Real.

If we could but know
That every child is ours,
That every child is us,

And we are all Sacred Children
Of God.

Our children are of our Love,
Our lives of the far reaches of Forever,
And our sins made of
What is given,
To be forgiven.

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My friends,
The Love of God is in us
And all around us,
In the
Leaves that flutter
Gently in the wind,

The Colors of evening shades,
Shadows of silver
Floating slowly over
The landscapes of our brief lives,
As we pretend never,
And are Forever.
Such is the Love all around us,
Here,
And ever after.

A Mother’s precious Love,
Is a Sacred Sacrifice
For those who come after.
The precious Love of a Mother,
Forever in Love,
And forever after.

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Every child is ours, every child is us.

“Children are mankind’s best and last hope.
Like the young of all creatures, they want to like,
they want to love, and they will love,
unless deliberately and carefully taught otherwise.
For this is the true education
– of the heart.”
Oskar Schindler

Oskar and Emilie Schlindler

Oskar and Emilie Schindler – With rare courage and deep compassion they saved hundreds of precious lives during World War II.

Matter is NOT the ONLY reality

Quantum mechanics has questioned

the material foundations of the world
by showing that atoms and subatomic particles
are not really solid objects,
they do not exist with certainty
at definite spatial locations and definite times.
Most importantly, Quantum Mechanics
explicitly introduced the mind
into its basic conceptual structure,
since it was found that particles being observed
and the observer, are linked.
This phenomenon implies
that the consciousness of the observer
is vital to the existence
of the physical events being observed,
and that mental events
affect the physical world.”

Matter is NOT the only reality.
In fact,
It may not be reality
at all.
READ MORE

Quantum

“The day science begins
to study non-physical phenomena,

it will make more progress in one decade
than in all the previous centuries
of its existence.”
– Nikola Tesla

The MIND diet
may slow brain aging by 7.5 years

The MIND diet,
which is short for “Mediterranean-DASH Diet
Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay,”
was developed by Martha Clare Morris, ScD,
a nutritional epidemiologist, and her colleagues.

Everyone experiences decline with aging;
and Alzheimer’s disease is now
the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.

 As the name suggests,
the MIND diet is a hybrid of the Mediterranean
and DASH
(Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets.
Both have been found to reduce the risk
of cardiovascular conditions,
like hypertension, heart attack and stroke. read more

The MIND diet
has 15 dietary components,
including 10 “brain-healthy food groups”

The study found that to avoid the devastating effects of
cognitive decline, you must limit intake
of the designated unhealthy foods,
especially butter (less than 1 tablespoon a day),
sweets and pastries, whole fat cheese,
and fried or fast food.

To adhere to and benefit from the MIND diet,
a person would need to eat
at least three servings of whole grains,
a green leafy vegetable
and one other vegetable every day,
along with a glass of red-grape juice,
snack most days on nuts,
have beans every other day or so,
eat poultry and berries at least twice a week
and fish at least once a week.

Berries are the only fruit specifically
to be included in the MIND diet.
Blueberries are one of the more potent foods
in terms of protecting the brain.

read more

Ask Our Children

The world around us is evolving faster than we can comprehend and, importantly, in ways we cannot comprehend. The future is heading toward us at an accelerating and dangerous speed. Change is becoming mind boggling and easily mismanaged. The survival of mankind is becoming questionable due to our proliferating technology. We now cannot control such factors as the spread of nuclear technology.

The human mind, connected as it is to its ego and its emotions, is not now able to control what is creates. This is amply evidenced by The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster, Three Mile Island, a still missing nuclear warhead off the coast of New Jersey, the contamination of large swathes of land in Australia, the United States, some beautiful pacific islands, and many other areas, the placement of nuclear reactors close to known fault zones and ocean coasts and our inability to plan for storage of nuclear wastes. But, of the bright side (if that light is not the flash of another nuclear meltdown) certain related stock prices are up. And this leaves no doubt about why, and unbelievably why, we approved another reactor for this nation immediately following the Fukushima disaster.

My friends, there are those we elect and place in authority over our lives and the lives of our precious children that care more for profits than for the health and safety and survival of us!

One of our highly perceptive students recently told me, “Dr. A, the most valuable thing a person can possess is his vote. Wow! Do you think he knows more than us?

By the way, do some research on the internet utilizing key words such as fukushima contaminated fish, and fukushima radiation levels and ocean fish. You will be shocked! Radiation levels off the coast of Japan now measure 2,500 times safe levels. Let me repeat that: TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TIMES more than safe levels.

I recently visited a Braum’s Store to purchase, among other items, some Tuna. No. Not available. It is feared to be contaminated.

We are in a race with ourselves to see if our intellect can accelerate at a rate faster than our brain’s subterranean ego centric center. It is a race of parallel dimensions which can only be overlaid by the one essential factor of survival. And that my friend lies buried deep within our hearts.

Yes, we need to terraform Mars and prepare another habitable place for our species, because it is looking more and more like Earth will become overheated, irradiated, underwater and otherwise uninhabitable for any species.

The pursuit of money may buy for us a future without a future.

The landscape of tomorrow must be engineered with a depth of compassion that lies hidden and only within the hearts of our children or it will be devoid of us. So, let us teach them how to love.

Our salvation lies outside of ourselves. It dwells deep within the hearts of those we seek to shelter from the storms of an unimaginable future. If we do not connect with them in a non-cognitive, deeply emotional and affective way, there truly may be no stepping back from the tipping points we are racing toward.

If we listen to our children, if we listen to their hearts, they will tell us what we need to know. We need but to ask. They are brimming full of wisdom and courage and empathy and honesty and love. Allow me to give you one good example.

A child recently asked, “Why does every politician in office not have a sign at the door that says – “NO LOBBYISTS”.

What wisdom! What cherished insight! Think of our gain as a society if the greed and self-interests and debilitating distortions of such illogical realities promulgated by greed and money, could be stopped at the entry door of those who control our destinies.

Yes, the great truths are simple. And they come from the stunningly beautiful minds of our innocent, honest and loving children. Let’s listen, before it’s too late. They have the answers. They have not been alive long enough to become corrupted with the sense of being related to and regulated by money.

Folks, our society is out of control and out of touch with reality. Let’s ask our children what we need to do.

The Most Beautiful Songs in the World

Ian and Mary Alice enjoyed Chandor Gardens

Ian and Mary Alice enjoyed Chandor Gardens

While attending Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, I recall being awakened about 3:30 a.m. one morning by the beautiful songs of a Mocking Bird, just outside my window (he was very, very loud). We lived on several acres close to a small river that ran through town. Wildlife was everywhere and, needless to say, I was in Heaven on Earth, as I am today.

When I was awakened by this talented bird loudly singing, I decided to just listen and count the different number of songs that I heard. I really had no idea that this small beautiful creation had an unlimited number of melodies. So I eventually stopped counting and became mesmerized, actually put into a trance by the music.

It was a new experience for me. I literally listened for over two hours, as I recall. I simply could not stop listening it was so very beautiful. My mind relaxed so much that I started to feel quite different. The feeling was not something that I can describe to you. It was uplifting, exhilarating, deeply and intensely moving. I can still recall how I felt to this day. And it is one of the reasons I treasure all of God’s creations.

Our feathered friends enjoy feasting

Our feathered friends enjoy feasting

At the school we provide birdhouses, bird feeders and a bird bath for our feathered friends. And they provide an environment for our children that is virtually free of such things as misquotes (the deadliest creature that kills more people on earth than any other – known to carry over 550 viruses, and many of them, like malaria is estimated to have killed 655,000 people in 2010 alone, and yellow fever, among many others, and chiggers (a truly serious problem if you are bitten by enough of them), and other pests.

I have often wondered why city authorities in places such as Fort Worth do not expend funds and make some effort to distribute economically priced bird houses and helpful information on natural methods of controlling pests (such as leaving as many wasps/yellow jackets alone as much as possible, they eat mosquitoes for dessert and are not naturally aggressive) instead of spraying insecticides all over the place. Or, perhaps, offer tax or other incentives for utilizing natural methods and reducing the spreading of chemicals that are so toxic to us.

Our natural pest control patrol

Our natural pest control patrol

Yes, the singing of that precious Mockingbird so many years ago (in 1968) inspired me to provide for many other birds. And more importantly, to provide a school environment that is pesticide free. We have been committed to utilizing only natural methods to free ourselves of pests for many years. We simply do not use pesticides.

For example, we rid ourselves of harmful varieties of ants (not all ants, some are actually necessary) by sprinkling mounds (when we find them, which is rare now, with raw hominy grits (yes, they must be raw) which are carried to the Queen much to her demise (which is a wonderful and natural solution provided by Chris Stoll, one of our former students, many years ago. Thank you, again, Chris). Fly paper, coupled with fly swatters, solves any problem we have with flies.

By the way, there is truly disturbing news that pesticide exposure has been linked by research to cancer, birth defects, infertility, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorders, reproductive problems as well as neurodegenerative diseases such as: Dementia (later in life by as much as 70%), Parkinson’s disease (a Harvard study reported a 70% increase as well), Alzheimer’s disease, Type II Diabetes (Click here for study) and many others. In addition, studies show that chronic low-level pesticide exposure is associated with a broad range of nervous system symptoms: headache, fatigue, dizziness, tension, anger, depression, and impaired memory. And child IQ loss has been linked to pesticide exposure in the womb and can raise the odds for ADHD in children.

Lucas has the hat to run for public office

Lucas has the hat to run for public office

An organic diet is an effective way to reduce pesticides that are commonly used in agricultural production. It is easy to learn how to avoid foods with pesticides. Click here for information.

Please research the link to these diseases and pesticides on the internet. And it is easy to research natural methods of controlling pests. You will be pleased that you spent the time doing so, and much healthier in the long run. Some of these diseases can be more than deadly, they can be so debilitating that your last few years on earth become unbelievably miserable. So much suffering can be alleviated with a simple shift in your mind set and a few easy changes made in your life.

So, as you can see, the precious, innumerable and memorable songs of that beautiful Mockingbird were songs of salvation. We have provided for and saved many birds and other creations and, importantly, they have provided for and saved us. God’s creatures are among the greatest teachers.

Caty & Rylee in a meditative state

Caty & Rylee in a meditative state

We plan to have an interactive visit to King Henry VIII’s England! Student Day at Scarborough Renaissance Festival is exclusively for students and is this Tuesday, April 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

We are invited to enter the realm of England’s legendary King Henry VIII and experience the intellectual, cultural, and artistic splendor of the Renaissance first hand and will experience a full day of demonstrations, shows, and educational interactions. The Royal Court and villagers welcome, and in fact relish, discussions about daily life in the Renaissance.

We will meet at the school on TUESDAY morning at 8:30 a.m. to caravan to Waxahachie to enjoy the day at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. Please do not be late. We will spend the entire day just having fun. PICKUP will be at school at APPROXIMATELY 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We may CALL you on our way back and let you know more precisely when to pick up your child(ren), but we MUST have a current telephone number that you will answer on Tuesday afternoon or Dr. A will act very sick.
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