The River is WIDE / Common Sense Solutions To Beat Depression / Friday Trip: Museum of Science & History and Omni Theater

“There’s a new World somewhere
They call the Promised Land.
And I’ll be there someday
If
you will hold my hand.”

Tom Springfield

              A new world somewhere.

Stargazers,
are the very
few,

those walking hand in hand.
But they are the ones
who come to understand,
just how wide
the River of Life
truly is,
that the Water of Life
is Love.

This precious River
can overflow

the banks of time
and nourish Life,
as the tide
subsides.

And the Beautiful Melody
of its flow,
can open your Heart
and touch your very
Soul.

                   If you will hold my hand.

“The river is wide.
I cannot see.

Nor do I have light wings to fly.
There’ll be a boat that can carry TWO,
and both shall row,
my Love and I.”
James Taylor

Only
someone who Loves

discovers real Freedom,
and knows
it is born only in the eyes

of another.
When
you liberate feelings
of Compassion and Love
in the precious Life
of someone near you,
your Sight
no longer turns inside yourself,
to see only the lonely,
and how empty
Life can be.

                      To see only the lonely.

My Friends,
our road leads
to nowhere,
or
we glimpse

Eternity.

One path
lies through the closed
and very narrow
vexations of the mind,
the other,
through a Loving
Heart,
an open door.

What a Beautiful Journey
Life
can be,
when we take it
together,
hand in hand.

Yes,
you can live
in night forever,
never even knowing
you do not
see.

“A Life
without Love
is worse than
death.”
Padre Pio

.
How soon Life

flies,
and all is
gone,
as the Seasons drift by
one by one,

and Life
is quickly done.
But the Human Heart,
YOUR Heart,

is always
young.

If you build
your World
around someone
other,
YOU
come to discover
that you truly
exist.
YOU
finally know
the meaning of
Life.

Love
must be shared,
or it and you,
simply

do not exist.

Goodnight.

“Holding your hand
And standing by to catch you
when you fall,

Seeing you through
In everything you do.

Let me be there in your Morning.
Let me be there in your night.
Let me change whatever is wrong,
and make it right.

Let me take you through
that Wonderland

that only
TWO can share.

All I ask you
is let me be there.”

John Rostill

Low-cost, common sense solutions
to beat depression at its own game.
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 1. Get a General Health Check
“A true diagnosis is half the cure”
– wise saying.

In some cases, depressive symptoms can be caused by an illness, vitamin defenciency, drug side effect or withdrawal. Common medical causes include underactive thyroid, heart disease, cancer, certain blood pressure medications and even birth control pills.

By getting to the root cause of your depression, you can figure out the best way to treat it and beat it.

Common Sense Tip: Get a general medical checkup and if you are taking any prescription drugs, investigate if depression is a possible side affect.

 2. Eating Right
“Let food be thy medicine
and medicine be thy food”
Hippocrates

Let us not underestimate the power of food to affect mood. Medical studies have linked vitamin deficiencies, such as in Vitamin D and B12, to depression. And that’s just for starters.

Many sufferers of bio-chemical/biological depression may find they also suffer from sugar sensitivities or allergies. In that case, diet can play a vital role in beating depression.

Common Sense Tip: Take notice of how you feel after eating certain foods. Keep a food diary.

 3. Getting Enough Sleep
“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man
healthy wealthy and wise.”
– Benjamin Franklin

 A successful psychologist once said that post-partum depression may in fact be another label for sleep deprivation. While it may not be that simple, sleep and depression are closely related.

Lack of sleep has been shown to precipitate psychotic episodes, for example. But does lack of sleep cause depression or does depression cause the inability to sleep? Whatever it is, by getting more sleep, you can start making inroads to improvement.

Common Sense Tip: Go to bed early. If you suffer from insomnia, explore gentle methods of promoting rest like meditation, yoga and massage.

 4. Get your Blood Pumping
Exercise, exercise, exercise.

It took me 3 years after having my youngest child and suffering a bad spout of post-partum depression to make an exercise move. That was the most liberating step I took in all those 3 years, literally. And I saw the results immediately.

Exercise gets your heart rate up, serotonin kicking in and blood sugar cravings, which cause mood swings, down. Oh and I recommend doing it in fresh air with some deep breathing. There’s nothing like nature and some life-energy pulsating through your veins.

Common Sense Tip: Put on your jogging shoes right now and take a walk or run outside. Make a realistic exercise schedule that you can keep up weekly.

 5. The Right Support
“I get by with a little help from my friends
The Beatles

Because depression sufferers tend to socially withdraw or hide their true feelings, it can be a bit of a catch twenty two.

Finding the right person to talk to about how you’re really feeling is a great start to fighting those blue feelings. Whether it’s a trusted friend, psychologist or life-coach – a little step in the right direction can do wonders. Getting out the house, when you’re about to sink into another lazy, self affair episode, is another way to beat depression at its own game.

 Common Sense Tip: Even if you don’t feel like it, go out and socialize with your friends on the weekend.

Open your Heart and touch your very Soul.

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Love is the Salt / We are Just Collateral Damage on the Way to Someone’s Wealth / Turmeric

“Me, me, me”
often results in
“Oh, my, my, my.”
– Wm. C. Anderson

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     Listen easy. You can hear God calling, walking barefoot by a stream.                           – Neil Diamond

Love can conquer all,
including the most dangerous psychiatric disorder
in the world and the third most common
chronic disorder among adolescents:
anorexia.

According to Abigail Natenshon, MA, LCSW, GCFP,
There are 11 million victims of anorexia and bulimia
just in American today,
87 percent of whom
are below the age of twenty.

Children as young as age five
are now reported to suffer from anorexia.

My dear parents,
the ONLY way to truly
prevent and heal chronic disease
is to get to the ROOT of the problem.
And Love is a prevention,
and Love is a cure,
and the LACK of Love
is often the cause.

You choose the pathway of life.

You choose the path of life.

 Research has now proven that
Love can cure this serious disorder.
The Beatles, like so many other insightful artists,
were beautifully conveying an Eternal Truth
when they sang,
“Love is all we need”.

Love is a missing factor
in the treatment of many diseases,
according to Walter Last, author of The Love Cure
for Cancer and other Diseases.
With cancer psychological therapy has been shown
to have a far greater success rate
than any other properly evaluated therapy.

Everything in Nature is a Celebration of Life.

Everything in Nature is a Celebration of Life. You are part of Nature. Are you celebrating?

Love is the opposite of fear.

Fear has a major negative impact on cancer patients.
There is also a close relationship between fears
. . . and breathing problems as well as heart disease.

Walter’s insights posit that
the most important factors
in restoring health and well being
are the twins of Love and Joy.

To see the Light in your Life, Look UP.

To see the Light in your Life, Look UP!

Breathing into the Heart

He recommends that whenever you meet someone,
or think of someone, smile and silently say:
“God bless you” while feeling a wave
of love or compassion radiating
from your heart center.

Another source of inspired spiritual insights
are the teachings of Abraham-Hicks.
Here are a few to share with you:
(Interestingly, these insights are
con-substantial with recent discoveries
in the field of particle physics.)

Your Love can spread like a dandelion gone to seed.

Your Love can spread like a dandelion gone to seed.

·        You are a Physical Extension of that which is Non-physical.
The basis of your life is Freedom;
the purpose of your life is Joy.
You
are a creator; you create with your every thought.
Anything that you can imagine is yours to be or do or have.
You are choosing your creations as you are choosing your thoughts.
You are a creator of thought ways on your unique path of joy.
You cannot die; you are Everlasting Life.

Fast food is like WAR:

millions of people suffer and die
because it is very profitable.
We are just collateral damage
on the way to someone’s wealth.

Fresh-Veggies

Miracles can happen.
I happen to know this
because I am a Miracle.
And so are you.
So let’s stop destroying
the Miraculous Blessing
that is Life.

Elanor“It takes courage to love,
but pain through love is the purifying fire
which those who love generously know.
We all know people who are so much afraid of pain
that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell
and, giving out nothing, receive nothing
and therefore shrink
until life is a mere living death.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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“A pale dead moon In a sky streaked with gray. Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles with frozen smiles to chase love away.”    – Neil Diamond

According to Mark Hyman, M.D., author of,
“The One Diet That Can Cure Most Disease”
If you are putting in your body toxic, sick, and fat,
processed industrial junk food,
sugar, flour, chemicals, additives, MSG,
high fructose corn syrup, trans fats,
artificial sweeteners, inflammatory foods,
these anti-nutrients act like poison in the body.
They inflame your gastrointestinal system
and your cells
leading to inflammation that you experience
as pain, allergies, headaches, fatigue,
and depression and weight gain, diabetes,
and heart disease.

Getting rid of industrial food, alcohol
(which is the excrement of bacteria – WAKE UP!),
and sugar (the FAVORITE food of CANCER)
and adding whole, real foods will get rid of
most common food allergens and sensitivities.

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             There is Beauty all around.

Yes,
the ONLY way to truly heal chronic disease
is to get to the ROOT of the problem.

And to tackle the toughest diseases
is a simple change in diet.

I admit that I am so PROUD
of our students.
I admonish them daily
to stop drinking sugary drinks
and eating poisonous fast foods.
And to my great delight
they are listening
and proudly show me the healthy
lunches they are bringing to school
and ordering delivered.

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The Miraculous Blessing that is Life.

Parents,
THANK YOU for your support!
Keep pouring those soft drinks
down the drain.
And when you see a fast food so called restaurant,
the solution is simple,
as Alex so pointedly mentioned –
STEP on the ACCELERATOR
Not the brake!

The moment we're living is now.

 The moment we’re living is now.              

 It seems that the great truths are simple.

My dear friends,
our children listen to us
because they know
we LOVE them.
Love
is the only reason
they
should listen to us.

Listening,
or pretending to listen,
out of fear or intimidation,
will only lead to rebellion
and, for the politically bent,
revolution.

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Thoughts of Love flow into the Eternal Sea.

Yes,
you can lead a horse to water.
But you cannot make him drink!
True,
But,
you can salt his oats!
Love is the salt
(you thought it was the sugar)
of a child’s motivation.
Love makes a child
thirsty for more and more
Love.

Now, what have you got better to do,
than to Love someone?

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Why do I write about Love so much? Because I Love to. And, because I Love you. And remember, Love is the answer to every question.

Love is the answer to every question.

LOVE
and Good, Healthy Food
will cure almost anything.
And, if that is not enough,
try Prayer.
That’s called
Pure Love.

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Turmeric
is highly recommended to help
reduce occasional inflammation

stemming from over-use of joints.

Turmeric is on the list
from our friends at Natural News
of top-recommended supplements of all time.
Some of the essential vitamins and nutrients
naturally found in turmeric include:
Vitamin C, Vitamins B-1, B-2, B-3, Calcium,
Manganese, Phosphorous, Potassium, Zinc
and other nutrients.

The antioxidants in turmeric, such as vitamin C and others,
come from active compounds within the spice
called curcumin.
Amazingly, curcumin may deliver antioxidants
which are up to 8 times stronger than vitamin E and vitamin C,
and 3 times more potent
than grape seed or pine bark extract!*