Hold Firm to Your Vision / Foods That Help Fight Depression / Friday Trip: Main Event

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The longer you look, the more you will discover.

The roots of our Being
are intertwined with all
God’s Creatures on Earth.
We are blended
Earth and Spirit,
Fire and Water,
and transparent
to God.
Those of us who look,
can observe a Sacred Image
of themselves
absorbed onto the Infinite
Canvass of Life.
The longer you look,
the more you will discover,
in wonder,
about this beautiful Life.
.
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A brushstroke of Divine Creation

Our lives are Lovingly painted
with a brushstroke
of Divine Creation.

God is in billions and
billions of beautiful Portraits,
like you and me.
.
Yes,
you are truly
one of the most beautiful
Originals
that God has ever created.
.

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Our lives are Lovingly painted.

Mother,
you may think you gave
Life to a precious Child.
But in Truth,
a Child brings you
back to Life.
And the Sacred Life
that is your Child,
comes through you
not from you.
.
“Your childrenKhalil_Gibran
are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters
of Life’s longing for itself.

They come through you
but not from you.

And though they are with you,
yet they belong not to you.”
– Khalil Gibran

Your Child
is the pathway
to Infinity,
to Love immeasurable,
and more Joy
than you can ever
imagine.
.
My Friends,
to cultivate Love
we MUST dream,
we must play,
eat well, rest, meditate,
share our Divine Love
with those around us
and transcend the moment
to reach for the stars,
where one day,
we will surely be.

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What God wants for you is real.

Hold firm

to your vision of what Love
can be,
of what you
can become.
For these things
are true:
your Love can be
all that your Heart
desires.
You can become
what you dream.
 .
Wake up
to the reality
that what surrounds you
is not real.
.
Look about you.
God’s children,
young and old,
are truly suffering
from the illusions of this Life
and the conditions of living
WE have imposed
upon ourselves.
WE created this
artificial World.
And it is becoming
an environment
more and more difficult
for our precious children
to survive.
.

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To cultivate Love we MUST dream.

What God wants for you
is real.
And what He wants
is simple:
He wants you to
be Joyful,
to know of His Love for you,
and to share
ALL the Love
He has for you.
.
Go to the Lord
in Prayer.
He will reveal
what He wants for
you.
Open His Sacred Word
and read.
He will reveal
what is truly Real.
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Where the Ocean
greets so many streams of Life,
voices unknown
join to acclaim
the Joy of reunion.
.
The Waters of Life
always divide and then
reunite.

Such is Love of God.
He waits patiently
for you
to join Him
in the vast Ocean
of His Love.
.

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Our lives are painted with the brushstroke of Creation.

Tears of Joy
and tears of pain
spring forth
from the self-same well.
How you share
the living waters
of Love
will determine the course
your river of Life
will take.
.
“I could see you
in singing skies and dancing waters,
laughing children growing old,
and in the Heart
and in the Spirit
and in the truth
when it is told.”
– John Denver

By sharing the gift of God’s Love
you will become interdependent
and transformed
and you will find
you are stronger than you,
and no longer
are you
just you.

My Dear Friends,
we were placed
in a beautiful garden.
The Gardener is inviting us
to bring color back
to this colorless world.

Through the eyes of Love
the negative becomes
the Nectar of Life.

Loving
with all your Heart
is all God wants
until the end
of time.

Goodnight

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You will become transformed.

Foods That Help Fight Depression
read more from WebMD.com

Turkey

The traditional Thanksgiving bird has the protein building-block tryptophan, which your body uses to make serotonin. That’s a brain chemical that plays a key role in depression, researchers say. In fact, some antidepressant drugs work by targeting the way your brain uses serotonin. You can get the same mood-boosting effect from chicken and soybeans.

Brazil Nuts

This snack is rich in selenium, which helps protect your body from tiny, damaging particles called free radicals. One study found that young people who didn’t have enough of this nutrient in their diets were more likely to be depressed. The researchers couldn’t say that low selenium caused depression, though. Just one Brazil nut has almost half your daily requirement of the mineral so be careful to limit how many you eat. Other foods with this mineral include brown rice, lean beef, sunflower seeds, and seafood.

Carrots

They’re full of beta-carotene, which you can also get from pumpkin, spinach, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe. Studies have linked this nutrient to lower levels of depression. There’s not enough evidence to say that it can prevent the disorder, but it can’t hurt to get more in your diet.

Clams and Mussels

These seafood favorites are a good source of B-12. Some studies say that people with low levels of the vitamin are more likely to have depression. It may be that a lack of it causes a shortage of a substance called s-adenosylmethionine (SAM), which your brain needs to process other chemicals that affect your mood. If you’re looking for other B-12 foods, try lean beef, milk, and eggs.

Coffee

A jolt of caffeine can be a pick-me-up that helps you feel more motivated. But if you have postpartum depression or panic disorder, some studies suggest that it might make your symptoms worse. Other researchers say a cup of joe can lower your risk of getting depression, though they’re not sure why.

Leafy Greens

They’re packed with folate, which your brain cells need to work well and which may help protect against depression. Food manufacturers in the U.S. add this vitamin, also known as B9, to enriched grains like pasta and rice. You can also get it from lentils, lima beans, and asparagus.

Salmon

This and other fish like herring and tuna are high in polyunsaturated fats. Researchers think those can help you fight depression. One type of these fats, called omega-3 fatty acids, may help brain cells use chemicals that can affect your mood. A few small studies show that people who weren’t depressed had higher levels of omega-3s than those with the mood disorder.

Milk

It’s a good source of vitamin D. If you have very low levels of this nutrient in your body, that can sometimes cause depression. One Norwegian study found that people who took a vitamin D supplement were less depressed a year later than those who didn’t. Don’t like milk? Boost the D in your diet with enriched cereals and juices, and canned fish.

Caution: Junk Food

It may be fast and filling, but these processed foods can be bad news for your mood. Scientists have studied how diets high in sugar, simple carbohydrates, and fatty foods affect how you feel. Many found some link between these unhealthy eats and depression. Your best bet: a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.

Caution: Alcohol

Heavy drinking can make depression symptoms worse over time, because alcohol makes your brain less active. It also can make antidepressant medications less effective.

sun 9“You can have everything
in Life you want
if you will just help
enough other people
get what they want.”

– Zig Ziglar

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Friday Trip: Main Event
Students regard this destination as their number one choice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         By popular demand we will visit Main Event, 4801 City Lake Blvd. East (817-292-5555) at 10:45 a.m. on FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016.  Pick-up will be at 2:30 p.m. At 10:45 a.m. we will spend a few minutes getting our bowling shoes on and getting ready for one hour of bowling (starting at 11:00 a.m.)

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts and polished shoes are required. PARENTS/GUARDIANS are always invited to participate on our study/fun trips. Students without shirts tucked in, polished shoes, and belts on will not be allowed to participate.

Students are NOT to leave the MAIN EVENT at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. Please ask your child if this has been done.

ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS/FRIENDS/GUESTS are always invited to participate on our trips.

Pick-up will be at the Main Event at 2:30 p.m.  If you arrive late, we will have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present. Please let us know if you will be late. Questions: call 817-448-8484.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Sept. 6                                            Tuition Due for 2016-17
Oct 10                                             Columbus Day Holiday
Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday)        Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 1-2                                          Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)
Dec. 20 (Tuesday)                         Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                             Winter Break Holidays

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Near Life Experiences / Cancer supplements, herbs, vitamins, plant extracts

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      To be woven into Nature

We are here
to create,
to infiltrate space
with ideas
and Mansions of Thought,
to make something
of Life,
to acknowledge choice,
to become enlightened,
to entangle the phenomenon
of Freedom
with our brief existence,
to be woven
into Nature.

“Let the mountains talk
And let the rivers run
There is wisdom here
There’s so much to learn
In each brand new day
In our own rebirth.”
John Denver

Consciousness
is the ground
of our being,
the physics of
all possibilities.
It defines
the Universe
of me.

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The Universe of Me

New elsewheres of
thought,
beyond our wildest
imaginings,
pull chaos into form,
matter into meaning.

And when the Theater
of our mind
is splayed for all to see,
a light of understanding
may come to one and all,
except the one
who is me.

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Love may feel most alone.

When storm clouds
quickly gather,
Love may feel
most alone.

But Love,
My Dear Friends,
is the Thunder
thrust out of the rain,
the walk
in the wonder
unable to contain
the thrill of
the Rainbow arching
high above the sky,
the feeling
I must Love you or die,
while waiting
for the Sun,
with an unknowing look
that knows
our Hearts beat
as one.

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The physics of all possibilities.

We are never more
than a reflection of Love
in someone’s eyes,
a shadow crossing over
the path
of another on their way
to the joy
in your Heart.

The clarity and depth
of finding such Love,
keeps you
from searching for yourself
in all the wrong places.

“To infinite,
ever-present Love,

all is Love,
and there is no error,
no sin, sickness, nor death.”
– Mary Baker Eddy

Occasionally
one meets in the course of one’s life
someone who leaves a deep imprint
upon you.
But Love’s imprint
becomes you.

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Unstoppable and powerful movement

We are all aware
of near death experiences.
But,
there are other awakenings
that are, perhaps,
similar,
or maybe, the same.

These all too rare moments
come when we glimpse
what it is like
to be fully alive,
totally aware
of Life
and what it is offering.

Sometimes the door to Life
is opened
because death or near death
makes us aware
of just how precious this Life is.

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Glimpse what it is like to be fully alive.

These experiences
may be viewed
not just as out of body
or out of mind.
They can be realized
as moving from being unmindful
to clarity of thought,
from hesitation of action
to unstoppable and powerful movement
forward in Life.

This takes place
when TWO Hearts merge,
when two minds meet
and refuse to part,
when two moments collide,
and the momentum of each
propels BOTH forward
at a speed equal to more
than two individuals
could ever contemplate.

In perhaps,Harry
what is the most beautiful song
of Life’s dependence
upon Love,
“Without You”
Harry Nilsson,
expresses what a only
a Human Heart can say:
“I can’t live
if living is without you.
I can’t give anymore.”

In reading the lines
of these insightful words,
we see the Infinity of Human Love,
that it is more than
a number squared.
One Heart and one Heart
is far more
than two.
Love is
an Infinite number.

When your Love
for another
stops time itself,
a new Life begins.

Yes,
Life can begin again.
And you
can fully live it,
be beautifully in the moment,
trusting
it shall never end.

Do not sacrifice
even one precious moment
of the Beautiful Gift
that is you.

When the Love of God is read
in His Holy Word,
His Love for you
will be lifted from the pages
of your Life,
and felt
in the beat of your precious
Heart.

To be
nearer my God to Thee,
is to be
in Love
now and forever,
fully alive
and FREE.

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The Beautiful Gift that is you.

Every precious beat
of your Heart
is a Sacred Gift,
Infinite in worth,
lavishly wrapped in Love
and meant to be
opened.
Open this Gift.
It is a Gift of Life,
a Gift of Love.
No greater Gift
will ever be given
than God’s Gift
from Above.

May God
abide with you always
in each precious moment,
in the day of your awakening,
in this day,
now
and forever.

Goodnight.

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From Ray Sahelian, M.D. read more

Cancer supplements, herbs, vitamins,  plant extracts with potential anti cancer activity:

There are countless herbs that have been found to have anti-tumor activity in laboratory studies. Whether these herbs and dietary supplement have a role to play in cancer treatment or prevention in humans is not clear at this time. Even if they do, the appropriate dosage and best way to use them is not well known.

However, if your doctor approves, you could try some of these herbal and nutritional supplements.

There are numerous reports of cancer preventive activity of dietary botanicals, including cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli, allium vegetables such as garlic and onion, green tea, citrus fruits, soybeans, berries, and ginger, as well as medicinal plants. Several compounds, such as genistein (from soybeans), lycopene (from tomatoes), brassinin (from cruciferous vegetables), sulforaphane (from asparagus), indole-3-carbinol (from broccoli), and resveratrol (from grapes) are being tested.

Berries and berry extracts such as acai, black or red raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, noni, and wolfberry have numerous anticancer compounds. Be sure they are ORGANIC to avoid the pesticides.

Broccoli vegetable and broccoli sprout extract are excellent options.

Curcumin may help fight breast, colon, and prostate cancer. Researchers have found in the lab that curcumin can enhance the cancer-fighting power of treatment with TRAIL, a naturally occurring molecule that helps kill cancer cells. TRAIL stands for tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand. In an experiment with human prostate cancer cells in a laboratory dish, the combination treatment killed off two to three times more cells than either treatment alone. Curcumin exerts multiple different suppressive effects on human breast carcinoma cells in vitro.

Carotenoids show a prominent role in decreasing the incidence of various cancers.

Vitamin D has an important role to play in prevention. Cancer rates are different at different latitudes of the globe. Rates of breast, colon and ovarian cancer are lower in sunnier regions of the world than in Northern climates where cold winters limit people’s sun exposure. Sunlight triggers the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin, and people who get little sun exposure tend to have lower stores of the vitamin. More than three-fourths of people with a variety of cancers have low levels of vitamin D, and the lowest levels are associated with more advanced cancers

Green Tea has polyphenolic compounds such as EGCG that are protective against various forms of cancer.

Graviola fruit, also known as soursop, grows in the Amazon jungle and some of the Caribbean islands. See graviola cancer latest research, a web site that is updated regularly.

AHCC – Active Hexose-correlated Compound – is a mushroom extract that has been tested as an immune enhancing, liver protective and anti-cancer agent.

Ashwagandha has many compounds that have been found to have activity against lung, colon, breast, and central nervous system tumors.

Calcium D Glucarate is a natural supplement.

Cat’s Claw extracts exert a direct anti-proliferative activity on MCF7 breast cancer cell lines. Cats-Claw supplements can improve quality of life in those with advanced tumors.

DIM-Diindolylmethane supplement is another good option. See current research on this supplement at diindolemethane dim web site with the latest studies.

Indole 3 Carbinol is available as a supplement. See Indole3Carbinol I3C  for more information.

Mangosteen has powerful xanthones. As of 2011, I am not aware of human studies with mangosteen in the prevention or treatment of cancer.

Milk thistle contains silymarin and other flavonoids that have been found to have anti-tumor action in bladder and prostate cancer cells.

Noni fruit juice contains a polysaccharide-rich substance called Noni-ppt with anti-tumor activity.

Reishi mushroom water soluble extracts inhibit colon tumors in mice. Reishi may be helpful in advanced-stage cancers and has shown activity against prostate cancer cells.

Agaricus mushroom has been studied as a mushroom extract cancer treatment.

Resveratrol shows promise in neuroblastoma and breast cancer.
Integr Cancer Therapy. Efficacy of Antioxidants as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Combination With the Chemotherapeutic Agent Doxorubicin. Resveratrol and curcumin have the potential to be clinically applied to prevent cardiac toxicity and hand-foot syndrome and enhance the anticancer efficiency of Doxorubicin.

Maitake mushroom is often used in Japan

Calcium mineral has been associated with a lower risk of colon cancer, so has vitamin D.

IP-6, Inositol hexaphosphate, is a naturally polyphosphorylated carbohydrate found in beans, brown rice, corn, sesame seeds, wheat bran, and other high fiber foods. IP-6 has been reported to have in vivo and in vitro anticancer activity against numerous tumors, such as colon, prostate, breast, liver, chronic myeloid leukemia, and rhabdomyosarcomas. Significant human trials are lacking and hence we do not currently know whether taking IP-6 supplements is helpful in cancer prevention or therapy.

Melatonin, a pineal hormone, is a potent antioxidant and has been shown to inhibit estrogen-responsive human breast cancer cells and augment the effectiveness of tamoxifen.

Supplements that may be helpful for those on chemotherapy:
Carnitine improves fatigue in those who are undergoing chemotherapy.
Glutamine supplementation can lessen loss of protein in the muscle and protect immune and gut-barrier function during radio-chemotherapy in patients with advanced cancer. Glutamine supplement may also be helpful for mucositis induced by cancer treatment.
SAM-e may have a protective effect in cancer chemotherapy-induced liver toxicity, do not use more than 100 mg a day.

CoQ10
Improved survival in patients with end-stage cancer treated with coenzyme Q10 and other antioxidants: a pilot study.J Int Med Res.
This pilot study evaluated the survival of patients with end-stage cancer who received supplements of coenzyme Q10 and a mixture of other antioxidants (e.g. vitamin C, selenium, folic acid and beta-carotene). During a period of 9 years, 41 patients who had end-stage cancer were included. Primary cancers were located in the breast, brain, lungs, kidneys, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, colon, prostate, ovaries and skin. The median actual survival was 40% longer than the median predicted survival.

Additional Herbs and compounds:
Celery seed extract
D Glucarate supplement
Indole-3-carbinol supplement
Mistletoe herb
Morinda citrifolia extract
Sulforaphane, found in broccoli and Brussels sprouts, slows the growth of human breast cancer cells in the lab. It disrupts the action of protein ‘microtubules’ within the cells, which are vital for the success of cell division. It also has effects on detoxification enzymes that can defend against cancer-promoting substances.
Vitamin K supplement

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Never Again Lock This Door / Shiitake Mushrooms / Philippe Henri Arrighi

Neuroscientists believe
that hearing another person laugh
triggers mirror neurons in a region of the brain
that makes listeners feel as though
they are actually laughing themselves.

tree

           To shine a Light of Hope.

As we inhabit our Spheres
dimly lit or unaware,
each of us reflects
from time rare
to forgotten,

upon our purpose
far or near,

for the deeper meaning of Life,
the reason we are here.

You,
birdalone,
among all the precious
living things in the
Universe,
possess the singular ability
to save the Life
of someone known
but to God above,
and desperately in need
of His Love.

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    You and I are here for Love.

To instill Hope
in the Life of another,
is to raise from the dead
a Life lost
in the horrible abyss of
apathy.

God
endowed each of us
with precious and amazing Gifts
to deeply touch
the Hearts and minds
of others.

Yes,
you are here
for a reason:
to shine a Light
of Hope,
to shower all those around you
with the Blessings
of God’s abundant Love,
reflected and refracted through the prism
of your beautiful personality.

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May your unfolding be like that of God’s beautiful Flowers.

My Dear Friends,
the reason you are here
has nothing
to do with
you.

You and I
are here for
Love.

We are in this small space,
on this tiny planet,
in this one sliver of time,
to open our Hearts
and let the Infinite Love
of God
flow through us,
the Love
that sparkles in your eyes,
the Love shared
with your warm smiles,
charitable thoughts
and forgiving ways.

Blake“If the doors of perception
were cleansed,
everything would appear to man
as it is,
Infinite.”
– William Blake

You
are the greatest Gift
God can bestow
upon someone
in need of His Love.
To open your Heart
is to unwrap
this magical, mystical gift
of Spirit
from Above.

“Nobody on earth jiddu
can give you
either the key

or the door to open,
except yourself.”
– Jiddu Krishnamurti

The door
to your Heart
gives entrance
to the Divine Itself.

For we dwell
in the Divine,
and the Divine dwells in us.
This Truth is the central
awareness of life.

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is a Divinity in disguise,

a God
playing the fool.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

May the unfolding
of your Sacred Heart
be like that
of God’s beautiful Flowers.

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    The real reason we are here.

Your precious Life
touches everything
and everyone.

“He Who Saves Just One Life
Saves The World Entire”
– Talmud 

My Dear Friends,
the center of the
Universe
is in the middle
of your Heart.
And your Heart
is Home
to everyone
to whom you open
the door.
It is Home
to everything God
desires for you.
It is the question
and the answer.
It is the now
of forever.
It is the pathway
forward.
It is
who you are,
and what God
desires for you.
It is
the Universal language
and the end of all war,
the answer to Prayer
and Salvation
ever after.

It is
Heaven’s Gate.

Look for the
Key,
and never again
lock this door.

Goodnight.

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Only Love turns darkness into Light.

“How often we turn our bodies
into prisons

as we carry our hearts around
like inmates.

We hold back our love
until we feel it’s deserved;

we want to be assured
we’re loved in return.

Why are we so selfish
with something of endless supply?

We can turn our bodies into prisms
allowing our sunshine

to cast rainbows
on the world.

Like a rainbow,
love bends, radiates, and stretches,

giving hope to all it reaches.
Love penetrates the darkness
and catches the World on fire.”
Suzi Cate

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You alone possess the singular ability.

“As a teacher,
I possess a tremendous power
to make a child’s life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture
or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humor,
hurt or heal.
In all situations,
it is my response that decides
whether a crisis will be escalated
or de-escalated
and a child humanized
or de-humanized.”
Dr Haim Ginott
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Important Dates
Sept. 6  First Day of Fall Semester
(OK, wake up Dr. A!)
Oct. 10    Columbus Day Holiday
Nov. 19-25     Fall Break Holiday
Dec. 20 – Jan. 4  Christmas Holiday
Jan. 5    First Day of Spring Semester
February 20  Presidents Day Holiday
March 13-17   Spring Break Holiday
April 14 & 17   Good Friday & Easter Monday Holidays
May 22 – 26      Adventure Trip (All Aboard!)
May 26             Last Day of Spring Semester
(OK.  Go back to sleep)

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                Little Rock was a beautiful experience.

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From our friends at NaturalNews.com:

Shiitake mushrooms  are native to various parts of Asia. They have been cultivated and prized for thousands of years and are sold both fresh and dried and can be considered a staple of much Asian cuisine.

Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has studied the shiitake mushroom and managed to isolate one of its active compounds, a substance called lentinan, a form of beta-glucan, a class of molecules with a proven track record of anti-cancer benefits. Lentinan helps to strengthen the body’s natural immunity and that, in turn, helps to stimulate immune cells that can help fight off pathogens, including cancerous and precancerous or mutated cells.

One of the reasons shiitake mushrooms may be so effective at treating cancer is that they are incredibly high in selenium, a mineral needed by the body in small amounts that also has powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are known to reduce oxidative stress to the cells as the body ages and this is significant, since this stress is thought by many to be one of the underlying causes for cancer.

Researchers believe that shiitake mushrooms help prevent cancer by simply promoting and supporting the overall health of the body. Several compounds in shiitakes have cardio-protective properties, helping to lower cholesterol and normalize blood pressure levels. It can also help treat obesity, which is a major risk factor for many different forms of cancer. These mushrooms are copper-rich also which helps support good circulation of the blood and oxygenation of the cells. Cancer cells are known to thrive in low-oxygen environments.

Shiitake mushrooms are delicious delicacies and their active compounds have been shown to have definite anti-carcinogenic effects and might help to prevent the development of this serious disease.
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Philippe (French teacher)

  Philippe

Who is that handsome man?french
He is the Great, Great, Great
Grandson of Toussaint Arrighi
A General of the Army under Napoleon
(generaux de Napoleon 1778-1853)
and our beloved Teacher of French
Language, Culture & History
Philippe Henri Arrighi
We LOVE YOU Philippe!

see: Nouveau Petit Larousse Illustre

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            View from the Anderson School.

“To the pain of the past
We don’t have to feel it anymore!
Love is an open door!
Life can be so much more!
– Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
from the movie, Frozen
(Thank you to my friend Ian
for introducing me
to this beautiful Movie.)

How Fragile the Threads of Life / The Art of John D. Cogan / Spring Break This Week

Dedicated with my deep admiration
and appreciation
to Dr. John D. Cogan,

my Dear Friend of many years
and a truly gifted artist.
Our school is Graced
with his inspired paintings.
Thank you John,
for a life filled with Blessing
all those around you
in sharing your vision
of God’s
unbelievably beautiful World.

John earned a Ph.D.
in experimental physics
from Rice University.
He decided early in life to follow his heart
and has been an artist, painting landscapes
and wildlife and other subjects,
mostly in acrylic, since 1982.
He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.

One man’s art
does what Man in another life
could never do.

See what happens
When you follow your
Heart.

click here to view John’s beautiful work

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“Break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein.” – Isaiah 44:23    Art by John D. Cogan

How fragile the thread of Life,
How delicate
The dance of the living,
How Beautiful
The Heart
Of the Loving.

Gossamer and fine,
The threads that bind
All things living,
While I,
In the Sheltered Arms
Of God,
Am sleeping.
We are bound to our bodies
with the fragile threads
Of this Earth.
And threads of Love
Connect us to each other.

“The strongest Love
is the Love
that can demonstrate
its fragility.”
― Paulo Coelho

Brightly shinning
As our Star,
Only God can make Life
Endless day
Of endless night,
Bringing near
What is afar.

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Only in the Loving Nurture Of God’s Nature.    – Art by John D. Cogan

In the whisper
Of raindrops
Falling ever so gently
Upon my window,
As the birds
In their trees
Are comfort seeking,
And dreaming
Of singing
In the bright morning light,
My Heart also hears
Comforting words,
Found only
In the Loving Nurture
Of God’s Nature,
From One
Who truly Blesses
This Life,
Who Anoints our Sacred Soil
With His tears of Love that fall,
To sustain the fragile threads of Life,
And birth the Dignity
Of us all.

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Feel His Spirit so strong, as your Soul takes flight.     – Art by John D. Cogan

I cannot imagine
A more Beautiful,
A more comforting way
For you to know
That God truly Loves you,
Than to listen
To the perfection of song
In the silence of the night,
And feel His Spirit so strong,
As your Soul
Takes flight.

“Remember what peace
there may be in silence.”
Max Ehrmann

My Precious Friends,
When Life has seemingly
Lost all meaning
,
To God’s thoughts be listening,
And free you shall become
By the Precious Words,
Kind and compassionate,
A Sacred Call
From the Voice of One
Who Loves us all.

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   To God’s thoughts be listening.            – Art by John D. Cogan

And as Hope
In a Heartbeat returns,
You are set free
By the One
Who shall not look
Through you,
But see within,
To find the Heart
In which He
Dwells.
For He is there,
Waiting patiently
For you
To discover
All the Love
Alive in you,
His Love,
To give
To someone else
In need.
For Love
Comes not from you,
But
Through you
From God above.

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A fragile dance of Hearts ever mending.     – Art by John D. Cogan

“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow.
Though they are red as crimson,
they shall be white like wool.”
Isaiah 1:18

In the moment
I feel
The Spirit of God
In me,
I glimpse Eternity.

 Gently close your tired eyes,
Dim the lights of this Life,
Forgo the moment,
The confusion
Of so much illusion,
And softly whisper
A simple prayer,
For He is there.

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Only God makes Life endless day of endless night.    – Art by John D. Cogan

God
Holds you
In Warm Embrace.
Look no further
Than your precious
Heart.
He is there,
And everywhere.

“Heavenly Father,
are you really there?
And do you hear and answer
Every child’s prayer?
Some say that heaven is far away,
But I feel it close around me
as I pray.”
– Janice Kapp Perry

Yes,
Life is a fragile thread,
Like the light of a candle,
That can flicker away,
Like the reality of dreams
We remember not.
Any gust of wind,
Even a whisper,
Ill or no,
Can make the flame
Of Life sway
And go.

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Feel His Spirit so strong, as your Soul takes flight.      – Art by John D. Cogan

Who knows what lies
In tomorrow.
We have not the vision
To see,
Save the blending
Of joys and many a sorrow
In a fragile dance,
Of Hearts ever mending.

“God is light,
and in him
is no darkness
at all.”
– 1 John 1:5

A life of fulfillment
We find
In coming to know
That God is Light,
In Gracefully forgiving
What is wrong,
And humbly accepting
What is right.

Goodnight.

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  God is Light.    – Art by John D. Cogan

“There’s a place for us,
somewhere a place for us
peace and quiet and open air,
wait for us SOMEWHERE.”

– Stephen Sondheim

IMPORTANT DATES
March 25 & 28
(Friday & Monday) Easter Holiday
April 6 (Wednesday) Screening of Hamlet at The Modern Art Museum (11:00 am)
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 2 & 3 (MONDAY & TUESDAY) Annual Anderson School Shakespeare Production (Hamlet) at Stage West Theater
May 15 (SUNDAY) Preparation for Adventure Trip
May 16-20 Adventure Trip to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 7:00 p.m.)

Here’s What 4.5 Thousand Years
of War Looks Like:

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“Consider the sheep of His fold,
How they follow where He leads.
Though the path may wind across the mountains,
He knows the meadows where they feed.”
– Roger Hoffman

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