The Love That Lives Within / Music Therapy to Treat Depression in Children / Friday: Please See Printed Notice Tomorrow

When the Winds of Compassion
blow Lovingly and gently through us,
what we were,
is no more.

Love,
in a single act of Caring,
in one moment of sharing,
gives birth from nothing that was,
to something that lives on and on
in the Sacred Ground
of the Human Heart.

Transformed
into Loving memory,
it restores, sustains, nourishes
what now is,
and will always be.

The Beauty
in a Loving moment
is not in the moment.
It is in us.

Life
offers us only a few
precious moments
to share the Beauty
of our Love.

And
as we embrace the Beauty
which lies within,
we discover that
WE
are our own happiness,
our own Joy.

In a single moment,
the Universe exploded into being,
and set into motion
the birth of everything known
and unseen.

In another moment,
you
can create
an entire Universe of awareness,
of Joy,
of Life,
in the Heart of another.
And in so doing,
breathe Life
into your own Being.

Breath of Life
released by one
is inhaled by another.
And so it is with Love.

What we give
is received.
Our breath is one.
Our Life is one.
And Love,
Love is one.

And we are one
with the Love
of God.
.
“And the Lord God
formed man of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of Life;
and man became
a living Soul.”

Genesis 2:7

If we could but know,
that every Child is ours,
that every Child is us.
That we are all Sacred Children
of God. .
.

Our Children
are of our Love.
Our Lives
are of the far reaches
of Forever.
And our sins
made of what is given,
to be Forgiven.
.
“For by Grace
you are saved through Faith,
and this is not from yourselves,
it is the Gift of God.”
Ephesians 2:8-9

Many
speak of the incredible Joy
of Salvation
from the clutches of sin,
of the Amazing Grace of God.
.
.
“The frontiers

of the Kingdom of God
were never advanced
by men and women
of caution”

Judi Harbin

Our awareness
of all the Joy
that God desires for us,
will magnify the Love
that lives within
the Compassion
we have for each other.

The contented Heart
is never apart,
never alone,
and always in need.

Goodnight.

“The Heart
can only bear just so much Beauty:
it then has to seek relief
from overwhelming emotions
that would break
a weak Heart.”

David Solomon

Music therapy can be used to treat depression in children
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Evidence has shown that music therapy can address people’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs by either creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music.

A recent study conducted at Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that music therapy can effectively treat depression in children and adolescents dealing with emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems. “This study is hugely significant in terms of determining effective treatments for children and young people with behavioral problems and mental health needs.”

Professor Sam Porter, lead researcher from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University, said in a statement.

Queen’s University
researchers in partnership with the Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust recruited 251 children and young people with emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems to participate in a study that lasted from March 2011 to May 2014.

Researchers split the sample into two groups, including 128 who received usual care for depression and 123 who received music therapy as well as usual care. The group of children and young people who received musical therapy were able to increase their self-esteem, improve their communicative and interactive skills, and reduce depressive symptoms compared to those who only received usual care.

Follow-ups conducted after the study concluded found that the positive result of music therapy had long-term effects. Researchers are currently collecting data to determine how cost-effective music therapy is compared to other forms of depression treatment. “Music therapy has often been used with children and young people with particular mental health needs, but this is the first time its effectiveness has been shown by a definitive randomized controlled trial in a clinical setting,” said Ciara Reilly, chief executive of the Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust.

According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, around 11 percent of adolescents exhibit symptoms of depressive disorder before the age of 18. Current treatment methods include costly antidepressant medications and psychotherapy.

The Food and Drug Administration recently placed a “black box” warning label on all antidepressant medications over an increased risk for suicidal thinking.

“The findings are dramatic and underscore the need for music therapy to be made available as a mainstream treatment option,” Reilly added.

“For a long time we have relied on anecdotal evidence and small-scale research findings about how well music therapy works. Now we have robust clinical evidence to show its beneficial effects.”

Source: Holmes V, Porter S, et al. Conference in Riddel Hall at Queen’s University Belfast. 2014

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How Do You Simplify Life? / Acetaminophen Dangers / Cell Phone Radiation Penetrates the Brain / On Sept. 6 We Hand Out The Launch Codes

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Living simply is the richest and deepest Life.

I have been asked,
“How exactly do you simplify Life?”
Well,
there are literally thousands of ways.
They range from the sublime
to the supercilious and the serious.
Some appear to me to be
rather frivolous and perhaps
ineffective.
But let’s explore a few,
before we get serious.

Let me keep THIS simple.
Uh-oh!
Now I’m in trouble.

george 2Boxing champion George Foreman,
Olympic gold medalist and
world heavyweight title (twice) has FIVE boys.
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I kid you not,
they are ALL named George (and Edward):
George Edward II, George Edward III, George Edward IV, George Edward V, George Edward VI.

“I called them all George because
I was worried that when I was older
I might suffer from memory loss.
I would have called my five girls George, too,
but my wife said she thought that was overkill.
(STOP laughing!)
When one of them is naughty, I shout ‘George!’
and that one knows who I mean.
The only time it is awkward for me
is when a teacher calls up to say
we have a problem with George,
and I have to ask them,
which one?”

Georg-I

The first George in his coronation robes (I think he was another type of Foreman).

Now,
before we get all judgemental
and remove ourselves from the goal of simplification,
remember the House of Guelph
(Gulp!)
You know,
George I, 1660-1727
George II, 1683-1760
George III, 1738-1820
George IV, 1762-1830
George V, 1819-1878
all of an English bent.
Perhaps the inbreeding
created a biological necessity
to over-simplify.
It created other problems too!

I Love Boxing champion George Foreman.
But but not for reasons you may assume.
He was a feared street fighter
and rejected.
After mugging some people,
he crawled under a house to hide
from the pursuing police and their dogs:
“I realized that I had become a criminal.
I had dropped out of school
and didn’t know what to do with my life.”

That night woke him
up to the Truth about Life.
And he experienced
a profound religious conversion.

He felt as if he had Spiritually died
and needed to be reborn.
From that moment
he was born again.

He co-founded a church,
the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ,
in a poor area of Houston,
and became a traveling evangelical preacher.

“You see, I had disappeared.
I wasted a lot of time
not being nice.”

He founded the George Foreman
Youth and Community Development Center
in Houston to keep young people active
and away from crime and drugs.

Yes, in his early years
George was known for his mean expressions
and very, very tough demeanor.

prretty sun

         Love is a simple thing.

By the way,
our George, the real Foreman,
notably said that the most important
piece of advice he wanted to pass on to people was:

“Learn to trust in yourself.
There’s not a better person
you’re going to meet

in this life,
and there’s not anyone
you’re going to know any better than you.
The best advice will come from within you.”

I LOVE you George.
You know,
the very first George Foreman.
Hey,
he keeps it simple.
You know what I mean?

But,
the most important reason
I Love George Foreman
is that
he simplified the Gift
of Life.
Foreman came to see God in his Life.
He become a preacher and retired from boxing.
He preached the word of God for 10 years
and then decided to return to the ring
to raise money for his church.

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You cannot see if you do not open your eyes.

My Dear Friends,
discovering the beautiful
Divinity
within your precious Heart,
is the single thing
you can do
to simplify and Sanctify
your existence.
Your real purpose in Life
is very, very, very simple:

It is to Love,
and to be Loved.

And no one
will ever Love you
more than your Father
in Heaven above.
And He will show you
that True Love
is a truly simple thing,
and more powerful
than anything else
in Heaven
or on this Earth.

red flowers

     Take a philosophical bent.

Friends,
you cannot see
if you do not open your eyes.
You cannot know
if you do not open your mind.
You cannot Love
if you do not open your Heart.
You cannot know the Heart of your child
if you do not see your child at play.
You cannot know of the Love of God
if you do not open His Holy Bible
to see what He has to say.

acubs

           A CHILD simplifies Life.

Yes,
THANK YOU George
for sharing your story.
I Love you too.

orange flowers

Do what you Love.
How will that simplify Life?
Well,
think about it!
When you are loving what you do
doesn’t time fly by?
By effectively compressing or compacting
time
life is simplified,
simply because
you have not effectively
spent as much time
doing whatever
it was that you were doing.
Research proves
that the Human brain
is a ONE way street.
It can only think
of ONE thing at a time.
Multi-tasking is a an illusion.
Your brain is simply
switching thoughts rapidly.
(Thank you Lord!)
So if you are thinking of
something you Love to do
or someone you Love,
your limited and fragile brain
simply cannot accommodate
another thought.
What a Blessing!

white flowers b

A garden path filled with beautiful memories.

Another approach to take
in simplifying our ridiculously complex existence,
is to take a philosophical bent.
Of what good is the English language
if we do not entwine syllables of utterance
with inescapable intent?

Learn to say NO.
This is difficult because
we love to please people.
But it is one of the key habits
for those trying to simplify their lives.
If you can’t say no,
you will take on too much.

Let’s truly keep it simple.
Mom …. and …. Dad,
When you say “NO”
let it be accompanied by
truly meaning NO.
Children are greatly confused
when NO means maybe
and then it
evolves into a manipulated YES.
And then the next time you say NO,
it means:
“Put on the boxing gloves!
This child’s voice will beat you
into submission”.

Save the debating
for a college class.
The argumentative attitude
is actually an attribute,
given the right circumstance.
Everything is.

night wind

     Learn to trust in yourself.

Do your child a FAVOR.
When you say NO,
it means NO!
It truly simplifies Life.

And yes,
No may have been a mistake.
Hey, your human.
You BETTER make mistakes
or you will get kicked out
of the species.
It’s one of our birthrights.
I think it’s in the Constitution,
somewhere.
Why do you think it has amendments?

Yes,
we make mistakes.
Even our mistakes
can be mistakes.
Just look at that Constitution:
We made a mistake
and passed the 18th amendment
(to prohibit the sale of the bacterial excrement (YUK!),
called alcohol
along with the important FREEDOM to decide).
Then we made another mistake
and passed the 21st amendment
to correct what became the mistake of the
18th amendment.

What?

Does this sound like a conversation
with YOUR child?

Did you know that Alcohol
was such a powerful substance
that it changed the Constitution
of the United States of America
TWICE?

Think about it.

Alcohol abuse kills some 75,000 Americans
each year
and shortens the lives of these people
by an average of 30 years,
according to a U.S. government study.
read more

Alcohol really complicates existence.
There is nothing simple about
losing your job,
your driver’s license,
your freedom (hey, your in prison),
your loved ones,
your Life.

Trust me,
you have NO real idea
just how addictive
and destructive to your brain cells
alcohol is.
This excrement ALTERS
brain chemistry.
Drinking alcohol
is EXACTLY like
putting a long straw
into the SEPTIC TANK.
The difference is
that alcohol is flavored
or you could not drink it!
You would taste it
for what it really is.

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

Why do you think it
affects the body and brain
they way it does?
Your brain really does HURT,
your speech is slurred,
and your body is barely able
to move.
Your field of vision
is narrowed
and your view is blurred.
drunk drivingCome on Folks!
The results are exactly
what you would expect
after slurping down
excrement.

cloud and sun b

Let it guide you and simplify life.

Limit your communications.
Have you noticed that our lives
are filled with a vast flow of communications:
email, cell phones, paper mail, Skype, Twitter, forums,
and MUCH more.
You have limits.
And when you exceed the speed limit
of your brain,
you drive off the highway
of Life.

swan

Truth is beauty. And so are you.

I once had several college professors
who wore the same tie
every single day.
This was a pretty good clue
that they did not earn much money
and truly knew
how to simplify life.
(everything has its advantages,
including poverty?)
Their choice each morning
was NOT difficult.
Simple?
Did you ever notice
that such teachers
typically passed every student
and usually with the same
letter grade.
Hey,
they kept it simple.
So do we.
When you pass with a 90% mastery
we give you credit
and an A.
It’s either an A
or keep working!
Simple!

If someone gets a B
what does it really mean?
Good?
If you are good
why didn’t you make an A?
The complexity of subjectivity
is literally killing us.
I read of one young Valedictorian
with a straight A report card
in grades K – 12,
who enrolled at an elite east coast University.
In her first semester she made her first “B”,
and then jumped off the tallest building
she could find.

Perfectionism
is a deadly disorder.
It is an induced psychological malady
that emanates from without,
not from within.

pyrimid

       What does it really mean?

From the Charles E. Kubley Foundation,
A public charity devoted to improving the lives
of those afflicted by depression:

“Research supports the idea that
elevated standards,
which at worst may manifest as perfectionism,
may leave individuals vulnerable
to perceptions of failure and ultimately
to thoughts of hopelessness . . .”
read more

Folks,
MISTAKES
are the way we fallible and fragile
and very HUMAN beings
LEARN.
They are the natural
order of things.
They are essential to
Life,
Evolution,
Learning,
Laughter
and LOVE.

I encourage you to make at least ONE
mistake on purpose each day.
Discuss it at length with your young one.
See if he or she can guess which mistake
you made that day
on purpose.
Record your child’s response
and expect him or her to be on Comedy Central
later.
This will be
an entertaining conversation.

Our mistakes give Life
texture,
new direction,
meaning,
reflection
and a wonderful and Loving opportunity
for Forgiveness,
should we have the courage
to ask.

red b flower

       You are beautiful!

Research shows
over and over again,
grades in school are HIGHLY subjective.
And they are as outdated as
corporal punishment,
report cards
and permitting bullies
to stay on campus.

The same theme/term paper,
in study after study,
gets graded from an A,
to, you guessed it,
an F
from different teachers.
The same one.
Talk about meaningless,
stressful, confusing and complicated!

Bring home a so-called report card
decorated with a wide variety of letters
of the known alphabet
and thrust it into the direction of some
unsuspecting and victimized parent.
Note the shock on the face
coupled with almost incoherent
mumbling sounds between the two
Creators of the young Humanoid being,
who are then asked to sign it with letters
using the same alphabet.

Now,
two dimensions clash,
one incoherent in sound
the other just not making any sense
at all!

planets b

Report card of the future?

I know someone
who wears only black shoes,
black slacks and black socks.
Simple?
OK. I won’t mention any names.
But it simplifies Life.

My teacher wasJohnny Cash b
Johnny Cash
(The Man in Black).
He simplified the problem
of what to wear.
And his music had a simple
powerful and beautiful
message.
Johnny Cash.
I think that’s how he got paid.
No bookkeeping!

Simple!

Beauty
is another broad avenue
toward simplification.
Let it guide you
and simplify life.
Have you noticed
that you instinctively migrate
toward all things beautiful?
Truth is beauty.
And so are you.

A CHILD simplifies Life.
Oh, you may think
it’s quite the opposite.
But a precious child
provides the simple reason
for living,
for Loving,
for being.

And when you think about it.
That is a simple Truth.
The great Truths
are simple.

Forgiveness simplifies Life.
No longer are you inundated with
thoughts of anguish and anger.
Relationships can become so complex
that they defy our ability to
resolve the dilemmas of
complexity of thought.
Such overwhelming mental disturbance
can evolve into a catastrophic and escalating
mental morass of a mind boggling mess.
Want to simplify?
Simply forgive
and do yourself a favor.

EAT  ORGANIC
You will never believe
how complicated Life can get
if you get seriously ill
from eating the garbage
provided by heartless Corporations.
Organic food is available.
Look for it.
Devour it.
And if it cannot be found
with that label –
forget it!

“Living simply
is the richest and deepest Life
that I can imagine.”

Love is simple.
And loving
will turn a busy, congested, blocked up
six lane mental highway
into a stroll
down a garden path
filled with beautiful memories
and treasured dreams.

Love
is a simple thing.

If you are focused
upon Loving others,
there SIMPLY is
no time
for the complexities
and vagaries
of a life never really lived.

You are beautiful!
You are simply beautiful.
And God wants your precious Life
to be the same.
He Loves you.
He simply Loves you.

And so do I.

Now,
close your tired eyes
and rest assured
that God simply Loves
YOU
much, much more
than you are even capable
of knowing,
just like
you Love your child.

Good night.

butterfly

Beauty is another broad avenue toward simplification.

Women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy
are more likely to have a hyperactive child,
according to a new study.
Acetaminophen relieves pain and fever
and is the active ingredient in Tylenol
and hundreds of over-the-counter
and prescription medicines,
including those used for colds, flu, allergies, and sleep,
says the Food and Drug Administration website.

rose 2On Sept. 6
We Hand Out The Launch Codes

Telephone Cell effects on BRAIN

A Deepening Sea, Widening Sky / List of Human Carcinogens (Knowledge for Life)

“Parents often talk about
the younger generation
as if they
didn’t have anything
to do with it.”

Dr. Haim Ginott

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We stand on the edge of a deepening sea, widening sky.

Deep and abiding reflection
can become the beginning
of a conversation
with someone
you may have never met,
someone
you thought
you really knew,
a person
you did not know
was you.

My Dear Friends,
we stand on the very edge
of a deepening sea, widening sky,
as our precious Hearts whisper,
longing to send
an Infinite message of Life and Love,
to paint a Rainbow
without any end.

poles of earth

The boundary between
what is real
and what we dream,
what we can imagine,
is more porous
than it may seem.

The science fiction,
the fantasy
of what WE now can create,
will ask no less of us
than to suspend Belief
in ourselves and in each other,
in the future of Life
condemned to be brief.

“Somewhat ironically, science,
having set out to know
the ultimate nature of reality,

is discovering that,
not only is this world

beyond any direct experience,
it may also be inherently
unknowable.”

– Peter Russell

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All probabilities may ALL exist at once.

Strange discoveries,
fantastical worlds of imagination,
will force the question
of basic Beliefs
about Life,
about Love,
about our Blessings
from Above.

Scientists at NASA have substantiated thatsmall_web
matter can indeed be in two places at once.
Quantum entanglement enables
particles millions of light-years apart
to be connected without physical contact.
Space-time can now be controlled;
teleportation is becoming a reality;
and virtual science has led us
closer to realizing
hyper-dimensional existence.
If you think
these are God like qualities,
you are right.
And they are being contemplated
by Children of God.

a-webBut,
no matter how far apart we are,
Hearts have always known
they are connected
in a very real way.

“I’d bring out my guitar
and a lot of those things
that made you feel apart
or distant,
disappeared.”
– John Denver

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“You call all the stars by their names, O Lord, and yet you care for me.”                     – Betty H. Butler

But, the implausible,
the improbable,
the unbelievable,
can bring Life
to an end.

What once was purely
Philosophical,
lurks darkly in a new book
of Revelations,
of quantum research.

All probabilities
may ALL exist
at once,
buried in the same reality,
until measured or observed.
Mathematicians can prove it.
But,
My Dear Friends,
so can our
Love,
which can become truly
immeasurable,
like the Love
of God.

Out of nowhere
I heard a voice saying,
“Because I Love you”.
Lene Jeanette Taralrud

Like clouds
flying across the sky,
shadows of insight and awareness
can shade the reality
in your eyes.
What the mind of man
can imagine,
he can now make.
But what is
the Human cost?
What will it
take?

rainbow

    A Rainbow without any end.

We possess the art of engineering
the science of quantum change
and of physical reality itself,
to make the unreal
as real,
to bring Life
to the very edge
of never asking why,
to the bottom
of an infinitely deep sea,
or an ever widening
Sky.
It is up to you
and I,
and the question
we need to ask:

Why?

pattern

The mind of man
can climb any mountain
of Everestian heights,
cross any ocean
of uncharted depths,
redefine what we see,
what may
or may not be,
which is you
and me.

While triumphant we may feel,
believing in something implausible,
something unreal made real,
we may cause blades of grass
to encircle virtually unreal
pure white stones,
grass ever green
that grows beneath
names never made known.
And no one will ever knell
at the foot
of these graves
to extol the virtues
of those extant,
who belied Belief
in proclamations of proclivities
to do what became wrong,
diverse and strong,
simply because we could.
No one will shout
from any mountain top
“Once we
were here,
and now
we are ALL
gone.”

Brix

       We miss you Brix.

Down the mountain side
we will fall
into a valley hushed
and white with snow.
No one will be here
in sunshine to tell
of our journey upward,
with sweeter songs
that accompanied us.
For what was unknown
became real,
and what then was real
became, with us,
unknown:
a potential existence
that stilled every voice
that sang every song.

“But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and EVIL,
thou shalt not eat of it:
for in the day that thou eatest thereof,
thou shalt surely
die.”

– Genesis 2:17

Life
without the deep and abiding
reflection of Love,
simply
cannot exist,
cannot prevail.

kawalows

The deep and abiding reflection of Love.

Unknowing
becomes known
because you exist.
But you are here
because of the
Love
that also existed.

Time is not
a natural feature
of our universe.
It is a concept
invented by us,
we so human in being.

There is no past behind us,
or physical future waiting
in the wings.

Nature
does not defend
the right to cry.
But cry we do
late into our night.
For the reality
of being
resides within each
Heart.
And so it was,
and always has
been.

Cherish the mind
that has a Heart.

Goodnight.

“Little Fly,
Thy summer’s play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away.
Am I not like thee?
Or art not thou A man like Me?
For I dance and drink and sing,
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.”
– William Blake

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The very edge of never asking why.

My Precious Friends,
I wish to share with you
an unbelievably LENGTHY list of
KNOWN and POSSIBLE
things that cause CANCER.
Please take the time to study this list!
We are at war with ourselves.
Yes,
the enemy is us.
Our lifestyle and
our society
and corporate greed
have caused this
horrendous condition.

We can look down
on the pathetic depths
to which corporate America
has led us in order to
make money.

But enough
is enough.

Millions of our Loved ones,
neighbors,
and fellow citizens
have perished in misery.

Please ARM yourself
with the knowledge
you and your precious children
NEED to survive.

Compare these two lists
with the labels on the products
you wear, drive with, eat,
sleep and sit on, breathe, live and work with,
allow into your home, on your yard or
in your car –
anywhere in your presence.

When you find items made with
these horrible products
THROW  THEM  AWAY!

There is NO need to die a
miserable and painful death.

To avoid a future far worse
than you can imagine,
get smart, get educated, get busy, get involved and
read ALL the labels.
You have the strength and wisdom
to get rid of the garbage
polluting your life
and the very precious
life of your child.

With every moment you take
to read every line below
you are saying:
I LOVE YOU.

You cannot Love someone more
than when you save that person’s
Life.

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From Danica Collins with the Underground Health Reporter:  read more
The 17th Century Ushered in Cancer. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the first reports of cancer appeared in scientific literature – such as cancer of the scrotum (found in chimney sweeps in 1775, caused by soot particles); and nasal cancer found in users of snuff (finely ground tobacco) in 1761.

The University of Manchester study indicates that cancer-causing factors exist only in modern, industrialized societies—and cancer is fueled by the excesses of modern life.

The food you eat … the air you breathe … the clothes you wear … the water you drink … the personal care products you use … the medications you take … the water you bathe in … virtually everything you consume, and everything you do – or are exposed to – causes cancer these days!
Here are Just a Few Factors Present in  Modern Life That Cause Cancer:

Tobacco (including second-hand and third-hand smoke)
Genetically modified food
Most laundry detergents
Commercial hair dyes
Air pollution (including carbon monoxide, methylene
chloride, and acrolein)
Granite countertops (which emit radon)
Rancid peanuts and seeds
Canola oil
Canned tomatoes
Food laced with pesticides
Chemicals from aerosol cans
Mammograms
X-Rays
Food microwaved in plastic containers (including
plastic wrap, the plastic trays that come with frozen
TV dinners, and even plastic baby bottles)
Environmental pollutants (such as asbestos, benzene, and
formaldehyde)

Professor Rosalie David, at the Faculty of Life Sciences, said:
“There is Nothing in the Natural Environment That Can Cause Cancer … So It Has to Be a Man-Made Disease.”

National Toxicology Program (NTP) is formed from parts of several different US government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The NTP updates its Report on Carcinogens (RoC) every few years.

The Report on Carcinogens identifies 2 groups of agents:

  1. Known to be human carcinogens”
    2. “Reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens”
    The current version of the RoC lists about 240 substances and exposures:Known human carcinogens
    International Agency for Research on CancerGroup 1: Carcinogenic to humans

    Acetaldehyde (from consuming alcoholic beverages)
    Acheson process, occupational exposure associated with
    Acid mists, strong inorganic
    Aflatoxins
    Alcoholic beverages
    Aluminum production
    4-Aminobiphenyl
    Areca nut
    Aristolochic acid (and plants containing it)
    Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds
    Asbestos (all forms) and mineral substances (such as TALC or vermiculite) that contain asbestos
    Auramine production
    Azathioprine
    Benzene
    Benzidine and dyes metabolized to benzidine
    Benzo[a]pyrene
    Beryllium and beryllium compounds
    Betel quid, with or without tobacco
    Bis(chloromethyl)ether and chloromethyl methyl ether (technical-grade)
    Busulfan
    1,3-Butadiene
    Cadmium and cadmium compounds
    Chlorambucil
    Chlornaphazine
    Chromium (VI) compounds
    Clonorchis sinensis (infection with), also known as the Chinese liver fluke
    Coal, indoor emissions from household combustion
    Coal gasification
    Coal-tar distillation
    Coal-tar pitch
    Coke production
    Cyclophosphamide
    Cyclosporine
    1,2-Dichloropropane
    Diethylstilbestrol
    Engine exhaust, diesel
    Epstein-Barr virus (infection with)
    Erionite
    Estrogen postmenopausal therapy
    Estrogen-progestogen postmenopausal therapy (combined)
    Estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives (combined) (Note: There is also convincing evidence in humans that these agents confer a protective effect against cancer in the endometrium and ovary)
    Ethanol in alcoholic beverages
    Ethylene oxide
    Etoposide
    Etoposide in combination with cisplatin and bleomycin
    Fission products, including strontium-90
    Fluoro-edenite fibrous amphibole
    Formaldehyde
    Haematite mining (underground)
    Helicobacter pylori (infection with)
    Hepatitis B virus (chronic infection with)
    Hepatitis C virus (chronic infection with)
    Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) (infection with)
    Human papilloma virus (HPV) types 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59 (infection with) (Note: The HPV types that have been classified as carcinogenic to humans can differ by an order of magnitude in risk for cervical cancer)
    Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-1) (infection with)
    Ionizing radiation (all types)
    Iron and steel founding (workplace exposure)
    Isopropyl alcohol manufacture using strong acids
    Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV), also known as human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) (infection with)
    Leather dust
    Lindane
    Magenta production
    Melphalan
    Methoxsalen (8-methoxypsoralen) plus ultraviolet A radiation, also known as PUVA
    4,4′-Methylenebis(chloroaniline) (MOCA)
    Mineral oils, untreated or mildly treated
    MOPP and other combined chemotherapy including alkylating agents
    2-Naphthylamine
    Neutron radiation
    Nickel compounds
    N’-Nitrosonornicotine (NNN) and 4-(N-Nitrosomethylamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK)
    Opisthorchis viverrini (infection with), also known as the Southeast Asian liver fluke
    Outdoor air pollution (and the particulate matter in it)
    Painter (workplace exposure as a)
    3,4,5,3′,4′-Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-126)
    2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran
    Phenacetin (and mixtures containing it)
    Phosphorus-32, as phosphate
    Plutonium
    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxin-like, with a Toxicity Equivalency Factor according to WHO (PCBs 77, 81, 105, 114, 118, 123, 126, 156, 157, 167, 169, 189)
    Processed meat (consumption of)
    Radioiodines, including iodine-131
    Radionuclides, alpha-particle-emitting, internally deposited (Note: Specific radionuclides for which there is sufficient evidence for carcinogenicity to humans are also listed individually as Group 1 agents)
    Radionuclides, beta-particle-emitting, internally deposited (Note: Specific radionuclides for which there is sufficient evidence for carcinogenicity to humans are also listed individually as Group 1 agents)
    Radium-224 and its decay products
    Radium-226 and its decay products
    Radium-228 and its decay products
    Radon-222 and its decay products
    Rubber manufacturing industry
    Salted fish (Chinese-style)
    Schistosoma haematobium (infection with)
    Semustine (methyl-CCNU)
    Shale oils
    Silica dust, crystalline, in the form of quartz or cristobalite
    Solar radiation
    Soot (as found in workplace exposure of chimney sweeps)
    Sulfur mustard
    Tamoxifen (Note: There is also conclusive evidence that tamoxifen reduces the risk of contralateral breast cancer in breast cancer patients)
    2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin
    Thiotepa
    Thorium-232 and its decay products
    Tobacco, smokeless
    Tobacco smoke, secondhand
    Tobacco smoking
    ortho-Toluidine
    Treosulfan
    Trichloroethylene
    Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, including UVA, UVB, and UVC rays
    Ultraviolet-emitting tanning devices
    Vinyl chloride
    Wood dust
    X– and Gamma – radiation Probably carcinogenic to Humans
    Acrylamide
    Adriamycin (doxorubicin)
    Androgenic (anabolic) steroids
    Art glass, glass containers, and press ware (manufacture of)
    Azacitidine
    Biomass fuel (primarily wood), emissions from household combustion
    Bischloroethyl nitrosourea (BCNU), also known as carmustine
    Captafol
    Carbon electrode manufacture
    Chloral
    Chloral hydrate
    Chloramphenicol
    alpha-Chlorinated toluenes (benzal chloride, benzotrichloride, benzyl chloride) and benzoyl chloride (combined exposures)
    1-(2-Chloroethyl)-3-cyclohexyl-1-nitrosourea (CCNU)
    4-Chloro-ortho-toluidine
    Chlorozotocin
    Cisplatin
    Cobalt metal with tungsten carbide
    Creosotes
    Cyclopenta[cd]pyrene
    DDT (4,4′-Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
    Diazinon
    Dibenz[a,j]acridine
    Dibenz[a,h]anthracene
    Dibenzo[a,l]pyrene
    Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
    Diethyl sulfate
    Dimethylcarbamoyl chloride
    1,2-Dimethylhydrazine
    Dimethyl sulfate
    Epichlorohydrin
    Ethyl carbamate (urethane)
    Ethylene dibromide
    N-Ethyl-N-nitrosourea
    Frying, emissions from high-temperature
    Glycidol
    Glyphosate
    Hairdresser or barber (workplace exposure as)
    Human papillomavirus (HPV) type 68 (infection with)
    Indium phosphide
    IQ (2-Amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline)
    Lead compounds, inorganic
    Malaria (caused by infection with Plasmodium falciparum)
    Malathion
    Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV)
    5-Methoxypsoralen
    Methyl methanesulfonate
    N-Methyl-N´-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG)
    N-Methyl-N-nitrosourea
    Nitrate or nitrite (ingested) under conditions that result in endogenous nitrosation
    6-Nitrochrysene
    Nitrogen mustard
    1-Nitropyrene
    N-Nitrosodiethylamine
    N-Nitrosodimethylamine
    2-Nitrotoluene
    Non-arsenical insecticides (workplace exposures in spraying and application of)
    Petroleum refining (workplace exposures in)
    Pioglitazone
    Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
    Procarbazine hydrochloride
    1,3-Propane sultone
    Red meat (consumption of)
    Shiftwork that involves circadian disruption
    Silicon carbide whiskers
    Styrene-7,8-oxide
    Teniposide
    Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
    Tetrafluoroethylene
    Trichloroethylene
    1,2,3-Trichloropropane
    Tris(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate
    VERY  HOT  BEVERAGES
    Vinyl bromide (Note: For practical purposes, vinyl bromide should be considered to act similarly to the human carcinogen vinyl chloride.)
    Vinyl fluoride (Note: For practical purposes, vinyl fluoride should be considered to act similarly to the human carcinogen vinyl chloride.)
Dog 2 eats homework

Thank you Sonny and Nancy for this wonderful photo!

Morning Has Broken / Our Adventure Trip Was Fun / Photos Are Here!

“Knowing what is real,
Can never be compared
To what may be.
– Wm. C. Anderson

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Every day is an opportunity for the Celebration of Life.

My Dear Friends,
Our children are alive,
And they are truly celebrating life.
What you are observing in the actions,
In the motion of your child,
Is called JOY.

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Ian and Jack prepare for our new adventure. Little do they know just how exciting it will be.

And if you have forgotten what it is,
Calm yourself down,
Have another cup of coffee,
And just observe your child at play.
And remember, you and they,
Need do ABSOLUTELY nothing to be joyful.
You are born with joy in your heart.
And joy still resides within.

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Just observe your child at play.

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‘I shut my eyes
in order to see.’

                  – Paul Gamarin

Now, take three deep breaths,
More may be required if you are my age.
Close your eyes
And think back to a time
When joy filled your heart.

‘My eyes make pictures,
when they are shut.’

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The child you were is the child you are.

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“Love will abide, take things in its stride. Sounds like good advice.”   – Rod McKuen

Yes, you can remember.
It may take longer now that you are older.
Do not think about the people
That caused you to be so miserable.
They do not know what they do.
Forgive them, and stay away from them,
Do not think about money,
The stress of your job,
Or troubling misadventures,
They may have created the person you are.
Just think about you as a child,
How happy you were,
How joyful you could be.

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You are born with joy in your heart.

“To be joyful is the basic nature of life.
Joy is the spiritual dimension of happiness,
in which one begins to understand
one’s intrinsic value and place in the universe.
Accepting joy is a decision
To “go with the flow,”
To be grateful to be alive.”
                     – Osho

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Just think – how joyful you could be.

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Our children are alive, and they are truly celebrating life.

Keep your eyes closed.
And know that the child you were
Is the child you are,
The child you can be again.
Joy has been living in the basement of your heart.
And as long as you are alive,
It will always reside within,
Impatiently waiting for you,
Longing to be free,
Desperate to be the driving force
In your life again,
Longing to dance you
To end of Love.

“It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.”
              – Bette Midler

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It is the morning of your life.

So what are you waiting for?
Forgive everyone of everything.
Become a child of God again.
Joy is one heartbeat away,
It lies on the other side of opening your eyes.
It is and always has been
The dream afraid of waking,
In the dark awaiting the dawn,
In the silence before the song.

‘Many eyes go through the meadow,
but few see the flowers in it.’
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The motion of your child, Is called JOY.

Now open your eyes,
They have been closed in many ways
Far too long.
Open your heart and sing your song.
Look around you,
It is the morning of your life.
And like the beautiful and loved Christian hymn,
Morning Has Broken,
gently reminds us:

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       God’s recreation of the new day.

Morning has broken like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing fresh from the world.

Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dew fall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play.
Praise with elation, praise every morning,
God’s recreation of the new day.

Yes, Morning has broken
Of the new day.

Songwriter: Mark Stevens

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     Success has a price!

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Happy to be in the moment.

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        In love with life.

Recently, I quietly observed a child
Literally dancing, by himself, thinking he was all alone.
I have seen such joy in the actions of a child many times.
With his hands in the air, he was almost in a trance,
Being magically transformed into a life-force
Fascinated by the essence of being, of existence,
Of being in love with life.

It was a beautiful moment to again realize
That someone on this Earth was so joyful, so blissful,
So very, very happy at simply being,
Being in the here and now of being alive.
I cannot describe the joy it brought to my heart.
For a few moments, I too, was celebrating existence,
Happy to be in the moment.

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  Joy still resides within.

Much of what we construe to be
Overly active children at play,
Is simply a beautiful
Celebration of Life.

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We enjoyed the swimming pool.

We may think this is a matter of perspective, point of view.
No.
It is ontologically significant.
It is a matter of knowing what is REAL.

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We toured the National Museum of the Pacific War.

It is disturbing to me, and many of you,
To discover so little understanding
About our children.
Those that are highly active
Are NOT in need of harmful and addictive,
Cancer causing chemical substances, like Ritalin,
To make them appear compliant, docile and almost comatose.
Why would you want to pour some chemical substance,
That you know next to absolutely nothing about,
On the Fire of their precious Life?

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Lady Diana is looking for new experiences including the sinking of an enemy ship.

ritalinSome 40 years after the drug was first marketed,
carcinogenicity tests were conducted by
The National Toxicology Program,
The results of which were published in 1995.
Adult mice were fed Ritalin over a two-year period
At dosages close to those prescribed to children.
The mice developed a statistically significant incidence
Of liver abnormalities and tumors,
Including highly aggressive rare cancers
Known as hepatoblastomas.

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How do I know Riley is going to make a great Daddy?

These findings are particularly disturbing
As the tests were conducted on adult,
Rather than young mice which would be expected
To be much more sensitive to carcinogenic effects.
The National Toxicology Program concluded that Ritalin
Is a “possible human carcinogen,”
The Food and Drug Administration admitted
That these findings signal “carcinogenic potential,”.
Well, the F. D. A. did
Keep Thalidomide off the market in this country.

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Mrs. A has what is called, “High Expectations”!

Another study at the University of Texas Medical Branch
At Galveston found that every one of a dozen children
Treated for attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder
With methylphenidate (RITALIN)
Experienced a threefold increase
In levels of chromosome abnormalities
Occurrences associated with increased risks of cancer.

“Do the levels of chromosome abnormalities go back to normal?”
“We don’t know.”
Said Randa A. El-Zein, M.D., Ph.D.,
Assistant professor of epidemiology
At M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. read more

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Hang in there, it’s not going to get easier!

There is also suggestive evidence that Ritalin
Induces genetic damage in the blood cells
Of Ritalin-treated children.
A study published in Biological Psychiatry 
(Biol Psychiatry 60:1121�1130, 2006. Wang L., et al.)
Suggests that exposure of Ritalin in youth
May later disrupt development of brain cells.

There are ALSO concerns regarding
The higher rates of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,
As well as increased severity of these disorders in individuals
with a history of stimulant use for ADHD in childhood.

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           Thalidomide resulted in horrendous and heartbreaking results. Be careful what you take and what you give to your precious children.

Folks, are you getting the picture?
Well, just type Ritalin and Cancer
Into a search engine.
Be prepared to get physically ill,
As you discover that MILLIONS
Of our precious children have been recklessly
Exposed to this horrible substance.

It reminds me of the Thalidomide tragedy,
(Photos above and below)
a drug first marketed
As an over-the-counter sedative:
It came to be used by pregnant women
In many countries during the late 1950s and early 1960s
To get a good night’s rest and
As a treatment for morning sickness. read more

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Yes, Mother slept very well, and never got another good night’s sleep after the baby was born.

I cannot even begin to tell you of the horrendous and heartbreaking results of taking this best selling sleeping pill.
see more here

My dear friends,
If you possess a substance prescribed for your precious child
in order to change what is really normal behavior,
I beg you to return it to the pharmacist.

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We toured the Nation Museum of the Pacific War.

Hand it back to that person and ask him or her
If they would be willing to take this drug long term.
The look you see on their face should have been
Yours,
When you refused to purchase it.
Now, ask that person to dispose of it properly,
In your presence,
So that it is not sold to some other uninformed parent.
And ask him or her to give you your money back.
This step is very important
Because MONEY is the driving force
Behind pushing these dangerous substances
(just as it was for the sale of Thalidomide).

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I just thought I would drop in and see how you are doing.

Common Side Effects of Ritalin include:
Addiction
Nervousness including agitation, anxiety and irritability
Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
Decreased appetite
Headache
Stomach ache
Nausea
Dizziness
Heart palpitations

Other Serious Side Effects Include:
Slowing of growth (height and weight) in children
Seizures, mainly in patients with a history of seizures
Eyesight changes or blurred vision

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These nameless students are in the Cave Without a Name.

Other Side Effects include (Hey, the list just goes on, and on):
High blood pressure
Rapid pulse rate (and other heart problems)
Tolerance (constant need to raise the dose)
Feelings of suspicion and paranoia
Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not there,
probably including having a future!
)
Depression
Cocaine craving
Dermatoses (infected or diseased skin)
Urinary tract infection
Infection or viral infection
Elevated ALT enzyme levels in the blood
(signaling liver damage) read more

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Next time we will try something difficult!

ADVENTURE TRIP

We had a great time.
Our sincere gratitude to Gina Moreland
for planning this awesome, adventuresome trip.
Thank you again!

And my gratitude to Alexander Anderson for his,
as ever, kind assistance.

And my appreciation to Bruce Rodgers
For helping in so many ways.

And thanks to Riley Smelley
for your many efforts at assisting us.

And thank you students and parents,
One and all,
For the many acts of
Kindness and patience and compassion.

You are all deeply Loved and sincerely appreciated.