We are ALL perfectly Imperfect / 7 Reasons To Live Frugally / Friday: Rollerland West

The Harmonics of the Heart
may be heard,
when Love is given
with nothing
expected in return.
The Song it sings
is the fragrance of our Being,
uplifting, ascending,
transcending everything.

It harmonizes who we are
with every living Being.
Gliding past the pain in Life,
as we dance around our star,
in praise of Love
and Sing.

For no greater Joy
will ever be,
if Love we Harmonize.
Like shooting Stars
that Light the way,
our Love will live
beyond our Being.

“Have no fear of perfection
– you’ll never reach it.”

– Salvador Dali

To strive for perfection
is to never be satisfied,
never happy.

Trying to always be perfect
is pursuing the worst in us,
that part that tells us
NOTHING
is ever good enough.

My Dear Friends,
one of the best antidotes
to the unnatural inclination toward perfection
is simple:
Stop thinking
about it
and give your life, your labor and your Love
to others.
Recognize that Love
is the condition in which the Happiness
of another person
is essential
to your own.

Perfectionism
is a form of poisoning.
The expectation of perfection
can poison the precious and very fragile
Spirit of a Child.
It can lead to death,
and has millions of times.

We are ALL
perfectly imperfect.
In our differences
our Vision lives.
When our imperfections emerge,
we become our authentic selves,
and we find ourselves
to be,
what we are meant to be.
And,
we can be
accepting,
and
happy.

According to the American College Health Association
the suicide rate among young adults, ages 15-24,
has tripled since the 1950s.

College suicides have also tripled
since the 1950s,
and suicide is
the second most common cause of death
among college students.
1 in 12 college students
has made a suicide plan at some point.
For more read:
youngadults.about.com

It is unbelievable,
but tragically true.
And suicide, typically, does not discriminate
based on age, race, gender, or sexual orientation.
But in this country it does discriminate.
Suicide rates are inordinately high
for our young,
vulnerable and emotional distressed and stressed out
children.
For middle and high school age youth (ages 12-18),
suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death.

In ages 10-14, we have seen
an alarming 128% increase in suicides since 1980,
making it the third leading cause of death
for that age group according to the Jason Foundation.
– see:
http://jasonfoundation.com/youth-suicide/facts-stats/

Text “Jason” to 741741
to speak with a compassionate, trained Crisis Counselor.
Confidential support 24/7, for free.
The Crisis Counselor “helps you move from a hot moment
to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy
using effective active listening and suggested referrals –
all through text message,
using Crisis Text Line’s secure platform.

Visit Crisis Text Line’s website for additional information.  www.crisistextline.org

More teenagers and young adults die from suicide
than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease,
COMBINED.

Each day in our nation,
there are an average of over 5,400 attempts
by young people
grades 7-12.
My dear friends,
these are NOT just numbers,
they are our
precious children.

In most countries,
the incidence of suicides is higher than the incidence
of intentional homicides.
More people die of suicide
than die of war and murder.

 As of July 27, 2018,
there have been 2,372 U.S. military deaths in the War in Afghanistan,
lost since the U.S. entered that conflict in 2003.
But most people are unaware
that a much greater loss of young lives
occurs every year
on this nation’s college campuses.

Yes,
we are effectively at war, in our own country,
with what causes the death of many more young Americans.
And the sooner we realize that it is a war,
and one that we are losing,
the sooner we will find Hope for the many thousands
who desperately need Hope.
They are the children of our deepest Love.
They are the sons and daughters
of us all.
They are my children.
And they are your children.

Folks, we need to admit our mistakes.
We need to take responsibility.
We need to Love each other enough
to see the light of our neglectful transgressions.
We need to stop pretending
that we are doing what is right.
.

We have failed so many of our deeply Loved children,
by not having the courage to say no.
Say NO to outdated and oppressive teaching methodologies.
Say NO to antiquated and overly stressful and unnecessary
assessment strategies
that place so much stress on children
that they simply stop breathing.
.

Say No
to anyone who expects our children to be perfect.
Shout No!
And then, by God,
go out into this World
and do something about it.

My Dear Friends,
there is simply too much stress
placed upon our young, sensitive, vulnerable children.
And what have you gained,
if your Honor-roll Child no longer exists?
The only thing to be gained from such tragic loss
is knowledge
– truly sad knowing,
and deep, everlasting
regret.

We now have the Wisdom,
garnered from an unimaginable price paid by so very many children,
to know that a precious child means far more to us
than a crippled letter of the alphabet
printed upon a piece of really dumb looking paper.

LeVonna and I have come to the realization
that such artificial contrivances as report cards and grades,
are highly superficial and deplorably subjective.
Our government
(that’s us, Folks, you know – WE the people!)
is responsible for adding even more unnecessary stress
through mandated testing.
And, importantly,
these man-made artificial contrivances
become highly destructive of fragile self-esteem
and of Life itself.

“High self-esteem
and social “connectedness”
can protect against suicide.
Psychosocial interventions based on these
and appropriate treatment of mental disorders
has cut suicides among people at risk
in countries such as the UK and Finland.”
World Health Organization

The Truth is,
mandated testing is really meaningless,
in the grand scheme of things.
But, on the bright side,
corporate profits are up,
as they have effectively lobbied to market
these very expen$ive examinations.

“For the love of money
is the root of ALL evil:
which while some coveted after,
they have erred from the Faith,
and pierced themselves through with many
sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:10

By the way, Martin Carnoy, at Stanford University
and Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute
examined test series over the last decade.

An analysis of international tests suggests students in the U.S.
are not lagging behind their peers in other countries.
Based on their analysis,
the researchers found that average low,
partly because a disproportionately greater share of US students
comes from disadvantaged social class groups.

My Friends,
this is part of the price we pay
for living in a vibrant democracy.
We educate and test EVERYONE.
Many other countries test ONLY those
that are not screened out and placed in fast-track vocational programs.
If you are not bright enough,
off you go to the factory!
And guess what,
these students are not included in tests
that compare the U. S. with other nations.

Based on analysis,
these researchers found that average U.S. scores are low partly because a disproportionately greater share of US students comes from disadvantaged social class groups.
(Remember, we include EVERYONE in our testing.)

The analysis also shows how errors in selecting sample populations of test-takers and arbitrary choices regarding test content contribute to results that appear to show US students lagging.

Folks,
the UNFAIR and highly publicized comparative results create panic and stupidity in response to a very unreal scenario.
The results can be abhorrently devastating to your child,
who is NOT doing poorly in comparison.
The stress placed upon the teachers, administrators and your child
is unwarranted, and many times, destructive.
It is dangerous
and contributes to very deadly atmosphere that pervades academia.
We now live in a dangerously delusional place.
And only the Truth
shall set us free.

Remember the TECAT testing fiasco
the infamous Texas Examination of Current Administrators and Teachers. It was a test of basic literacy given to Texas teachers in 1980’s.
This test, seen as politically essential,
was intended to raise the public esteem of teachers
by weeding out incompetents.
Teachers expended massive effort in reviewing basic skills and drilling on the test format
(yes, the format of all things,
and totally useless in this Life or the Hereafter).

The focus in our public schools, at the time,
was drawn AWAY from teaching
and placed entirely upon preparation for the test.
99% of the 210,000 who took the test had passed
And we lost thousands of experienced vocational education teachers, special education-teachers and others who were over-represented among the failures. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled it an UNFAIR TEST.
This, so called, literacy test, it ruled,
discriminated against teachers
who were black or over 40.

I recall one very dear and deeply Loved third grade teacher,
with over thirty years of experience,
who was so nervous that she could not cope with the stress.
It was over three decades ago when she took her last test in college,
at Texas Wesleyan University.
I was her Principal and found her to be not only highly competent,
but very, very Loving and deeply dedicated to every child.
The students in her class were privileged to be
in the Life-affirming, warm and Loving environment
she created for them.
I attended her funeral shortly after
she lost her employment and all hope.
I cried for weeks.
This was yet another example
of an ill-conceived assessment program
with deadly consequences.

Yes,
it was another testing fiasco
that slapped thousands of educators in the face.
It devastated the lives of precious, dedicated veteran educators –
people that our kids needed in their shop classes, elementary classes and special education programs.
What a horrible experience for everyone.
It scarred educators so much
that it was never repeated.

And all it accomplished,
other than spending our money in a cruel and unwise manner,
was to leave the landscape of so many dedicated and experienced educator’s lives in ruin.
What a way to appreciate those precious people
who chose a Life of near poverty
(yes, some teachers received food stamps to survive)
in order to help our children.
But,
we had people who needed to get re-elected,
regardless of the cost.

Remember folks,
your vote is the single most valuable thing you possess!
When you place someone in control of your life,
and the lives of your precious children,
by giving them your vote –
make certain that they possess the qualities of being truly
Human.
If compassion and common sense have not been
the hallmark of their Life,
vote for someone else.
It is that simple.

I have a suggestion for you.
Please take the last report card you received
and tack it to a wall.
Throw darts at it
until it has so many holes in it that you can see the light of day through it (another way of saying – the Truth).
Now,
when you have put enough holes in this byproduct of an ill-conceived, panic laden, distortion of reality,
you will realize that it shall never do your child much good.
After all,
it is not really accurate
and can convey negative connotations
that are simply
harmful.

These reports are are so subjective they are not really telling you much of anything, at all.
But, you got in some good practice throwing darts.
I also recommend the same for those self-destructive and illusory
state exam results.
You know,
the ones that have resulted in closing entire schools,
while stroking the egos of a few politicians.

Oh my God!
Please forgive us.
And hand me another dart.

                 Another result of too much testing?

If you really want to give your child an assessment,
give him or her a huge hug at the end of day
and tell the one you cherish just how much he or she is Loved by you. Take the time to say everything you ever wanted to tell your child,
each and every single day.
Let them know that they are the PERFECT Gift from God.
And they need not even try to improve upon such perfection.
Now that is a genuine and Heart-felt  assessment.
And it is one worth giving.

And,
if your really feel compelled to have a written report card,
write “I LOVE YOU” on a piece of paper,
fold in half
and hand it to your child.

I asked that you not use so much eye makeup.

I asked that you not use so much
eye makeup.

The Love of God is perfect. And the Gift He has given you, in a Child of His,
is all you need and all you shall ever need.
Please, do not even think about asking for more.
That would truly be an affront to God.
Please do not insult and offend the One who has given you a Perfect Gift in the form of His precious Child.

And please,
don’t allow your Child to be given contrived, superficial, highly subjective grades for anything. Do not allow some pretentious, philosophically antiquated, overtly biased and over bearing teacher to do this.
.

Hey,
give your kid a puppy, or a smile, or the wink of an eye, or a big hug
or a new toy or a good laugh or a trip to the back yard
to play with him or her.

Squirt your kid, regardless of age, with the water hose,
and then take off running.
(Expect to get wet within the next 15 seconds.
You cannot have more fun than a great water fight on a hot day).
.
Give your child the very firm knowledge that whatever they do
is good enough.
In fact,
tell him or her that what you EXPECT
is not to be perfect.
No one is.
No one.
It would be abnormal to be perfect.

Trust me,
you would not fit in with the rest of us.
A perfectly behaving child really doesn’t exist.
And, nothing good will ever come from it.

The only thing you should expect from your deeply Loved child
is that he or she
be Happy.
If he or she is not,
do something different.
If you think about what makes you Happy,
you can make someone else Happy.
It is that simple.

Yes,
it is important to graduate.
But in order to graduate,
you must survive.
You must be alive.
And your child will,
if you relax, and Pray and play with him or her
(by the way, more play results in a better preparation
for the game of Life.

And,
in many ways,
it is a game!

If your child is being provided with an antiquated grade from a philosophically outdated school, give the grade back to the teacher, where it belongs.
Yes,
just hand it back.
A superficial and subjective grade truly belongs
given back to the instructor.
Isn’t it a reflection upon how the child did
under the tutelage of that teacher?
.
Hand it back!
.
Ask why the teacher did not do a better job teaching your child.
And inform the teacher that you really don’t want or need his artificial appraisal of someone he will really never know.

Fear
can keep you, and your children,
from truly Living.

But,
with God on your side,
you need not fear anything or anyone.
You are perfectly Loved by your Creator.
In fact,
you are
the very definition of
perfection.

But perfection from Human beings is unattainable.
The expectation of perfection from Children
is as deadly
as any toxin, infection, contagion or
war.

So relax.

We are already perfect.
Now,
you can say a simple Prayer of Thanksgiving.
And give that perfectly wonderful Child of yours
a big hug for me.

Hey,
give me one too!
I will be perfectly Happy with that.

Goodnight.

7 Reasons To Live Frugally
from: allthingsfrugal.com

People have a variety of reasons to live frugally, but the last one on this list might surprise you. Why do you pinch pennies?

Necessity

Some folks have no choice but to live frugally. Unemployment or underemployment, unexpected medical bills, or the break-up of a marriage can leave you at the mercy of coupons and bargain bins. There’s no shame in that. In fact, it’s downright admirable.

Get Out Of Debt

Credit card interest rates create anorexic piggy banks, and student loans bear down like a slow moving vice. Paying off debt early saves money in the long run and frees up future funds for something else. Kudos to those of you eating a sandwich at your desk for lunch instead of digging the debt hole deeper with a fancy salad at an overpriced restaurant.

Save For Kids’ College

You don’t want to have the vice grip of student loans greet your kiddos upon graduation, so you’re saving now to pay for their college then. They may complain about not having $200 dollar sneakers today, but in a few years they’ll thank you for the gift of a debt-free education.

Saving To Buy A House

Dave Ramsey says that purchasing a house is one of the few times it’s okay to go into debt. However, to keep your mortgage payments and costs down it helps to have a good size down payment. Your home will build equity over time compared to flushing rental payments every month, but it takes some discipline in your spending to accumulate a big enough egg for your future nest.

Wedding

Whether you’re a future groom saving for the engagement ring or the bride whose parents refuse to give you the wedding of your dreams, weddings are a great motivation to live frugally. And it’s good practice for learning to share a bank account with someone else. Just remember that the wedding only lasts a few hours and the marriage lasts a lifetime. Invest accordingly.

Dream Vacation

Sometimes checking an item off your bucket list requires lots of advance planning and strategizing. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to visit the Louvre or kayak through the Grand Canyon or learn to surf in Australia or hike to the top of Kilimanjaro. Travel costs and supplies are costly. Don’t go into debt for the dream only to find out that paying for it is a nightmare. Save now and relish the memories later.

legacyFor Charity

Other folks, the very special among us, choose to live frugally so they can give generously. If this is you, maybe your pantry is filled with store brand items, but you paid for 25 people to have a warm meal at the local night shelter. You might be able to afford a bigger house, but you stay where you are and work to fund the local crisis pregnancy center. Maybe you have a heart for at-risk teens, adult literacy, refugee resettlement, human trafficking survivors, AIDS orphans, or Alzheimer’s research. What if frugal living was the first step toward becoming a philanthropist?

In Philosophy Class
this week:

Anderson Private School
School Calendar

2019-2020

First Semester

Oct. 4 (Friday)                          Trip to Rollerland West and Lunch
Oct. 14 (Monday)                     Columbus Day Holiday
Oct. 25 (Friday)                        Trip to Fossil Mania in Glenrose
Nov. 8 (Friday)                         Trip to F. W. Auto Show at Conv. Center
Nov.  25-29                               Thanksgiving / Fall Break
To Be Announced                     Texas A. G. T. Conference
Dec. 20                                     Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 6                       Christmas / Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester                     Jan. 7 – May 22

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

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Love Is Simple and Truly Beautiful / Link Between Migraines and Sodium / Friday: At School for Shakespeare Production Preparation

LOVE
is simple,
and truly Beautiful.

Love
cannot be expressed
in mere words.
But,
we may articulate
the Majesty of Love
using words as simple
as Love is.

 To inspire the Heart,
recognize
the importance of Love
in Life.
Open the windows
that are your eyes.
Open the door
that is your
Heart.

“The greatest Happiness of Life
is the conviction that we are Loved;
Loved for ourselves,
or rather,
Loved in spite of ourselves.”

Victor Hugo

Busy yourself
with the real
purpose of Life
– giving and receiving
unconditional Love,
awakening
and discovering
that
it really does exist.

“And remember
as it was written,
to Love another person
is to see
the Face of God.”

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

You
can experience
unconditional Love.
Through Loving work,
and Compassion
and tender acts of Kindness,
precious Lives are nurtured
and sustained,
and our lives
are made worth living.

The path
to unconditional Love
is a Spiritual aspiration,
and lies beyond any limitations
in the material Universe.
Such Love
keeps giving
long, long after
you are gone.

True Love,
Love without condition,
lies in the rare moment
you feel accepted, understood, forgiven,
and totally Loved
just the way you are.
In that moment
you feel warm and embraced.
It is the single most Beautiful sensation
you ever experience.
Unconditional Love
is the only healing force
in our Universe.

ONLY
Love lights the way
into Paradise!
Only
Love can move
at the speed of Life.
Living
between your smiles
are the moments
that take
someone’s breath
away.

“The best and most Beautiful things
in this World
cannot be seen or even heard,
but must be felt
with the Heart.”

Helen Keller

If you are lucky enough
to see True Love come your way,
be thankful to God
every day.

We
are the expression
of the unconditional Love
of God.

My Dear Friends,
when your pride
has no where left
to hide,
remember,
from Love
you can never
hide.

If
you want to find
Love,
go where
Love is,
where it has always
been,
in the Heart
of another.

When
we experience unconditional Love,
it fosters our understanding
of the deep Love of God.
But in Truth,
we can never fathom the depth
of God’s Infinite Love
for His children.
(Ephesians 3:19)

You naturally experience
unconditional Joy and Love.
Do not wait
for something good to happen
before you feel Joyful.
Joy
rises from inside you.
Your Heart
naturally feels Love
for yourself,
for Life
and for all of Creation.
Unconditional Love
is Love that you do not
learn.

Navigate past yourself
to find your Spiritual
“Self”,
so you can experience
the unbelievable
Beauty
of unconditional Love.

“In order to be Happy oneself
it is necessary
to make at least one other person
Happy.”

Theodor Reik

Yes,
Love lives
in plain
sight.
Expect nothing
in return for your Love,
and Love
WILL
find you.

This moment
is magical and precious
and will never exist again.
We often forget
that now is the moment we are in,
that the next moment
may never exist.
And if we are Blessed with another moment,
the Joy it brings
will ensue from the way we Live
in this present
moment.

              Love is truly Beautiful.

What we do is truly Heart-felt
in so many ways.

“One word frees us
of all the weight and pain
of Life:
That word is
Love.

Sophocles

My Dear Friends,
to be in Love
with Life,
is to be searching
for your
Soul.

Anything less
than Love,
is a dance
with death.

“Better to have lost and Loved
than never to have Loved
at all.”

Ernest Hemingway

Your passion for Life,
your search for Love,
your compassion
for others,
for ALL of God’s
beautiful Creations,
make Life happen.

Transcend
your self-imposed
limits.

We have all seen
the Truth,
but we keep losing sight of it,
and then,
we have to find it again.
And
we never know,
that Truth
possesses us.
It is
us.

“Where there is Love
there
is Life.”

Mahatma Gandhi

We are all on a journey
to encounter Love,
to find the Ultimate Truth,
UNKNOWING,
so very unaware,
it lies
through the door
of our Faith,
between the covers
of a Book
more widely read
than any other
ever published on
this Earth –
The Holy Bible.

If you wish to see
with your own eyes,
the silent Tribute
to Love,
to the Infinite and Everlasting,
Unconditional Love of God

for you and for me,
go outside tonight
and just look up.

“I’m wearing the smile
you gave me.”

Unknown

It is time
My Friend,
for your day
to begin,
with the rising of the Sun
in your precious Heart.

Living Life
through Love,
is flying high enough
to finally see
where you have been,
and where
you should have been going
all along.

Lay your burden
down.
It was never
really yours.

Goodnight.

Migraine Sufferers Have Higher Concentrations
Of Sodium in their Brains
by M. Fathima
March 16, 2019
PM Research News
click here to read more

A link existing between migraines and the distribution of sodium in the brain has been recently found out by a group of US researchers. The study’s finding could be an essential key that could lead to future treatments for millions of people affected by migraines.

Migraine Sufferers Have Higher Concentrations Of Sodium in their Brains.

Using high-powered magnets at the lab, essentially a high-powered magnetic resonance imaging, the team scanned rats’ brains as they experienced migraines.

‘People suffering from migraines have higher sodium concentrations in their cerebrospinal fluid than those who do not have the condition.
They found that there was increased sodium in the brain stem long before the rats showed any sign of having a migraine, according to the study published in the journal Pain.

“The importance of these findings is that they further emphasize the role of sodium increase early in migraines and help point to the region where migraine symptoms may be starting,” said Michael Harrington director of neurosciences at Huntington Medical Research Institutes – a California-based non-profit organization.

Previous studies have showed that migraine sufferers have significantly higher sodium concentrations in their cerebrospinal fluid than people without the condition.

Scientists have found that a number of different health scenarios seem to trigger migraines including anxiety, stress, exposure to light and hormonal changes.

According to the World Health Organization, a large number of people with headache disorders are not diagnosed and treated – worldwide only 40 per cent of those with migraine are professionally diagnosed.

Besides the painful headache, the condition is also disabling. In the Global Burden of Disease Study, migraine was ranked as the sixth highest cause worldwide of years lost due to disability.

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

May 1                                               Tuition balance was due for 2019-2020

May 10 (Friday)                                 Shakespeare Production Preparation (AT SCHOOL)

May 13 & 14 (Mon. & Tues.)             Shakespeare Production (at School at 7:00 p.m.)

May 15 WEDNESDAY                      NO SCHOOL (A day of REST)

May 20  – MONDAY                          Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        ………………………………………………….(no school)
We will meet at school from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to load suitcases into cars in preparation for our Adventure Trip.

May 21 – 24                                       Adventure Trip (Austin, Texas)

May 24                                               Last Day of Semester

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

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

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

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

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

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God Counts Every Tear / Processed Meat Linked To Breast Cancer / Friday: At School (Shakespeare Play Preparation)

Dedicated
to our wonderful friend
Dr. Bruce Rodgers.
It is an Honor
to recognize the dedication
and sacrifice
to our Nation
of Dr. Rodgers.
He is
a man much to be
admired.
We Love You!

Through all the years,
and all the tears,
somehow,
compassion survives.

It lives
through the pain
and the fear and frustration
of Life,
sometimes without our knowing
all the
LOVE that exists.

“There is no fear in Love.
But perfect Love
drives out fear.”
1 John 4:18

There may be
no seeming escape,
trapped within our perpetual youth.
We may simply not see,
that God
counts every tear.

Into
the rising darkness,
Pray to God
to let us
see,
as into the slipstream
of Ultimate
Reality,
we encounter
WE.
In the sheer sweep
of destiny,
we may view our
Divinity,
by the Grace of God,
who answers
our Prayer.

We
are so unaware
of other dimensions,
perceived as they are
from narrowly defined
parameters
of what is,
of what can
be.

The Whole of our Being
is defined
by only me
or we,

illusory as it may
be.
But none of these Worlds
is really
our World.

“As you continue
to send out Love,
the energy returns to you
in a regenerating spiral.
As Love accumulates,
it keeps your system in balance
and Harmony.
Love is the tool.
And more Love
is the end product.”
 Sara Paddison

As we navigate
the tumultuous storms
of Life,
we can perceive
a far deeper,
more synoptical view
of all that transpires.

None of these Worlds is really our World.

Through the
dark,
we CAN see
Love shine.
We CAN
savor, and Love in the delight
of the View,
written
in your eyes,
spoken with your
smiles,
in a World
filled with surprise.

My Dear Friends,
your precious Heart
was never empty.
It has always
been filled with
LOVE,
the abundant Love
of God.

“Come with me;
where we go we don’t need roads,
where we stop nobody knows:
For yesterday’s memories,
today’s Love, and tomorrow’s dreams,
just close your eyes…..”
Music by Enya, Roma Ryan and Nicky Ryan
play song

We Human Beings
have achieved the truly
remarkable.
Our progress
across a vast Ocean
of ideas,
compounds itself
with every passing day.
But in the vast arc of cognition,
our real accomplishments may arise
from the smallest spark
of Love,
rising from the fiery sea
of Time.

But,
what is perceived

can endanger the Peace
of our fragile
and very Human
Hearts.

Never letting go
is a definition
of existence.

But,
Time will not remain
and the days
of our precious Lives
will never remain
the same.

As our Worlds
collide
into the rising day,
I Pray
that we may
be aware
that our consciousness
has the potential
to change our Worlds,
yours and mine
.
For the Soul
can sink into
a rising darkness.

We live in a World
filled with distrust.
Trust must be earned
and seems to be
in short supply.

Solomon,
the King and author of
Proverbs,
knew that trust must be
where we start.
.

“Trust in the LORD
with all your Heart
and lean not
on your own understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5

And let us never
forget,
God counts every tear.

Goodnight.

Processed meat ‘linked to breast cancer’

By Alex Therrien Health reporter, BBC News

Regularly eating foods like bacon and sausages may raise the risk of breast cancer, according to researchers.

A review of studies found women who ate high levels of processed meat had a 9% increased risk of the cancer compared with those who ate little of it.

The study backs up previous findings of the World Health Organization, which says processed meats cause cancer.

Experts recommend caution about the findings and say the actual risk for individual women is “very small”.

How reliable are the findings?

This review, which included data on more than a million women, shows a link between processed meat consumption and breast cancer risk, but it’s not clear if the food is actually causing this.

There are also other pitfalls to consider.

The 15 studies used in the analysis had different definitions of the highest consumptions.

For example, one of the UK studies in the review classed high consumption as more than 9g a day – the equivalent of just two or three rashers a week – while in others it was much higher.

The researchers in the majority of these studies noted what people said they ate and followed them up to see which of them developed breast cancer.

But the problem with this is that people who eat different amounts of processed meat may also have other behaviours that might explain the differences in breast cancer risk, such as being more or less healthy in other ways.

What is the risk?

In the UK about 14 out of every 100 women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives.

That means a 9% increase in risk in this population would be expected to translate into roughly one extra case of cancer in every 100 women.

Cancer Research UK estimates that about 23% of breast cancers are preventable.

It estimates that about 8% of cases are caused by being overweight and obese and another 8% by alcohol.

Authors of this study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, say the link they found is only for processed meat, not red meat.

The WHO lists processed meat as carcinogenic, primarily because of evidence linking it to a raised risk of bowel cancer, while it says red meat is “probably carcinogenic”.

What is processed meat?

Processed meat has been modified to either extend its shelf life or change the taste, usually by smoking, curing, or adding salt or preservatives to meat.

This includes bacon, sausages, hot dogs, salami, corned beef, beef jerky and ham.

There are different theories for why it may raise the risk of cancer, including that curing salt may react with protein in the meat to make it carcinogenic.

So should we cut out processed meat?

Lead author Dr Maryam Farvid, of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the US, recommends cutting down on the meat rather than eliminating it.

Currently, the NHS recommends eating no more than 70g of red and processed meat a day.

Dr Gunter Kuhnle, associate professor in nutrition and health at the University of Reading, who was not involved in the study, said it was “questionable” whether people should lower their red and processed meat consumption on the back of this study.

He said the actual risk posed by processed meats was “very small” for the individual and more relevant on a population-wide level.

However, he said the study’s findings should be followed up to investigate the links between processed meat and cancer and see whether the associated risk could be reduced, for example through new food production methods.

In Philosophy Class
this week:

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

May 1                                               Tuition balance due for 2019-2020

May 13 & 14 (Mon. & Tues.)             Shakespeare Production (at School)

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip (Austin, Texas)

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
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for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

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if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

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A Lot Like Heaven / The Bio-Initiative Report / Friday: At School for Shakespeare Rehearsal

Dedicated
to my precious Mother,
Marie Gaul Anderson.

            HELLO to Love

When Sundown
pales the sky,
when it is time
to say goodbye,
have we
ever truly said
HELLO,
hello to Love,
hello to Life,
to living,
to laughter,
to leaving?

Have we
greeted the Evening
of Life,
as we did
our Morning?

Did we ever
truly come to know
the Sun that rises,
is the same Sun
that sets,
that the Heart
that beats for one
can live for all
and die without
regret,
that the Light
of Love
can shine
throughout our lives
and into the Hearts
of each and every
one?

     The same Sun that sets.

From where I came,
the Earth
looked a lot like Heaven.
Smiles
came from one
who gave me
Life,
who answered my
Prayers,
who forgave me,
sustained me,
and showed me
the Way,
who put me
to bed at night,
and turned on the Light
of Day,
who kept me clothed and fed,
and filled my Life with
Hope and Joy,
day after day after day.

The Child once we were can remain.

She
took me
to Church
and with me
Prayed,
showed me
there is more to Life
than living,
more to receive
in giving,
more to Love
than we can ever
know,
measure,
or understand.

Let us give thanks
for the precious Mothers
of our World.
It is their
Love
that sustains,
that remains,
that lights the Lamp
of Hope.

The Love of a Mother
insures
that the Child
once we were,
can remain.

Goodnight.

         A Lot Like Heaven.

Thank You!

My Dear Friends,
the following information
is truly
IMPORTANT.

Please
read it carefully
and take it
to Heart.

Our precious children
need our guidance
and good judgment.

Each new technology is a whole new World. And under every Flower there,    a serpent lies coiled. – Wm. C. Anderson

Cell Phones and Cancer

The World Health Organization
has classified cell phone radiation
as a class B carcinogen.

Dr. David Carpenter,
Dean at the School of Public Health
State University of New York,
believes that up to 30% of all childhood cancers
are associated with
electromagnetic (EMF) radiation exposure.

Cell phones emit high levels
of electromagnetic radiation
directly into your head,
actually heating it up in the process.
There is increasing amounts of scientific evidence
linking this to brain cancers.

Multiple recent studies,
including international scientists,
are urging governments to place stricter regulations
on cellphone use,
particularly due to the latest outcome
of their investigations:
Young people who use cell phones
before the age of 20
are five times more likely
to be at risk for malignant brain tumors
than children who do not use mobile phones.

Researchers of the 2012 Bioinitiative Report
agree that approximately ten years of cell phone use
may lead to tumors.
There are significant studies that directly correlate
RF radiation from cell phones with brain tumors.

The BioInitiative 2012 Report
was prepared by 29 authors from ten countries,
ten holding medical degrees (MDs), 21 PhDs,
and three MsC, MA or MPHs.
Among the authors are three former presidents of the Bioelectromagnetics Society.

read more

                     She turned on the Light of Day.

Studies report that:

The chance of developing a brain tumor
goes up as much as 40%
after a decade of cell phone use.
Yes,
people are 5 times more likely
to develop a brain tumor
if they began using a cell phone
before the age of 20.
People have twice the risk
of developing the cancer known as “Glioma”,
if they use their cell phones for half an hour a day
for more than a decade.

People using cell phones for 2000 hours
have 240% greater risk for malignant brain tumors.

A significant report was released in 2009
by the International EMF Collaborative,
a team of international EMF scientists and activists,
entitled “Cell Phones and Brain Tumors:
15 Reasons for Concern, Science, Spin
and the Truth Behind Interphone”.

read more on children and cell phones from WebMd

Another study by an Israeli research group
found that there’s recently been a sharp 4-fold increase
in malignant tumors of the parotid gland
on the side of the face
the cell phone users generally hold the phone.
Parotid tumors have historically been very rare
and have shown up in people after the age of 50.
Most cases since 2001 have occurred
in people under the age of 20.

       More to Love than we can ever know.

Cordless land line phones
emit high levels of EMF radiation
and can be even more dangerous than cell phones!
And usually we speak longer on cordless phones

More than 31 million children use cell phones daily
close to four hours a day.
Cell phone radiation danger to children
is especially of concern,
as children absorb 50% more radiation than adults do,
because their skulls are thinner and smaller,
and EMFs penetrate much more deeply into their brains.
Their brains are more conducive to radiation
due to the higher water and ion concentration
in a developing brain.

Many health symptoms
due to cell phone radiation
show up early on and may precede
more serious disorders and diseases.

They include:

Chronic colds & flues
Headaches and “mind-fog”
Digestive disorders
Sleep disturbance.

Memory Loss
Depression/anxiety
Chronic pain
Dizziness

        There is more to Life than living.

Brain cancer has now surpassed leukemia
as the number one cancer killing children,
and many scientists believe
this is directly linked to the exponential increases
in cell phone use
and other wireless devices.

One of the most comprehensive studies
testing the cell phone – cancer link on children
was conducted by Professor Lennart Hardell in Sweden.
The results of the study indicate that
children and teens
are 5 times more likely to get brain cancer
if they use cell phones.

A study conducted in 2009
by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt
on autistic children
and their mothers during pregnancy
shows significant results,
strongly suggesting that:

“electromagnetic radiation
in the sleeping environment
of the mothers during pregnancy,
as well as electromagnetic radiation
in the sleeping environment of children,
may be a key contributing factor
if not a causative one –
in neurological impairments in children,
including autism.”

click here to read more

Forgive us Lord,
for we know not
what we do.

Come on Folks,
put the phone down
and just talk to your child.
Old fashioned conversations
are GREAT
and
much safer.

THAT
is called Love.

Now,
please don’t CALL me
and tell me
you agree.

“Oh I believe
there are, Angels among us
Sent down to us,
from somewhere up above.
They come to you and me,
in our darkest hours
To show us how to live,
to teach us how to give
To guide us with the light of Love.”
Don Goodman, Becky Hobbs
play song

IMPORTANT DATES
Feb. 1                                    Tuition Deposits Were Due for 2018-19
Feb. 16 (this Friday)            At School
for Shakespeare Rehearsal
Feb. 19 (NEXT Monday     President’s Day Holiday
March 12 – 19                       Spring Break Holiday
April 13 & 16 (Fri. & Mon.)  Good Friday and Easter Holidays
May 1                                    Tuition Balance Due for 2018-19   
May 22- 25                            Adventure Trip
May 25                                  Last Day of Semester

Important dates are posted each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.:
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The Word “Love” is Inadequate / Robert Lotman / Spring Break This Week

There is Beauty
all around you,
even unto a singular
drop of water
reflecting the World
at large.

Just as you
reflect
ALL the Love that abounds
all around.

“Listen to each drop of rain
whispering secrets in vain.
Frantically searching for someone to hear
their story before they hit ground.
Please don’t let go.
Can’t we stay for a while?
It’s just to hard to say goodbye.
Listen to the rain.

I stand alone in the storm.
Suddenly,
sweet words take hold.

(Listen listen)
Hurry,
they say
for you haven’t much time.

Open your eyes
to the Love around you.

You may feel you’re alone.
But I’m here still with you.
You can do what you dream.
Just remember
to listen to the rain.”

– Amy Lee

                   Reflecting the World.

My Friends,
your smile
is reflected in another,
who smiled at
You.
Your laughter
was alive before you,
in the birth
of awareness,
in the magnificence
of our predicament,
in the delight
of our Humanity,
in celebration of our
perfect imperfections.

“In one drop of water
are found all the secrets
of all the oceans;
in one aspect of You
are found ALL the aspects
of Existence.”
Kahlil Gibran

God
is in Love
with YOU.
How
could it not be?
He created you.
He cherishes you.
His Son
died for you.

The World reflect
dances like silver,
mirrored in the waters
of every lake
and stream,
in every drop of water,
in the Hope
of every
Dream.

Yes,
there is Beauty
ALL around.
And
the greatest Beauty,
the most magnificent of all,
is to be found in
YOU.

Know
that it is the waves of Love
that turn the Wheels of Heaven.
Without Love,
NOTHING in the world would have Life.

With one Rose
you can buy hundreds of Rose gardens.
Where, for one seed
you get a whole wilderness?
For one weak breath,
the Divine Wind?”
Rumi

          The history of ALL mankind.

Buried
deep within the DNA
of every person,
lies the History
of ALL Mankind.

A new Universe
has been discovered –
inside each of over
one trillion Human cells,
It harbors information systems
more complex than anything
ever designed by Humanity’s
very best minds.

“DNA is like
a software program,
only MUCH more complex
than anything we’ve ever devised.”
– Bill Gates

The information in our DNA
is equivalent to a dozen SETS
of The Encyclopaedia Britannica –
more than 384 volumes
of highly detailed information
that would fill 48 feet
of library shelves!
And
it is contained in a space
only two millionths of one millimeter
thick.

You are not a drop
in the Ocean.
You are
the entire Ocean
in a drop.”
– Rumi

“He
who saves a single Life,

saves the world
entire.”

The Talmud

My Friends,
you are far more Miraculous
than anything
you can possibly imagine.

Yes,
there is magic
in the moment
that you meet
YOU.

Incomprehensible
as we may be,
indescribable as we are
ever reaching to see,
we are still searching
to be,
understood.

“You formed my inward parts,
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You,
for I am fearfully and WONDERFULLY made.
My frame was not hidden from You,
when I was made in secret,
and skillfully wrought.”
Psalms 139:13-15

In our virtuous quest,
we may come
one day
to rest
our weary minds.
For the Wisdom of the ages
lies within easy
reach –
within the Pages
of the Holy Bible.

“Every being exists
in intimate relation with other beings
and in constant exchange of gifts with each other.
But this relationship is BEYOND pragmatic use.
It is rather a mutual sharing of existence
in the Grand Venture
of the Universe itself.”
– Thomas Berry

               The word “Love” is inadequate.

It’s hard to say
that I’d rather stay awake

when I’m asleep,
‘Cause everything
is NEVER
as it seems.”

Adam R. Young

  Search your Heart
in still, quiet moments
of what is left
of your brief Life.
Find the purpose
God desires,
for what you have left
to give.

It is far different
than you have imagined.
It is
larger than yourself.
It will last for Eternity.
It is
in the brevity of Life
and in the simplicity of language:
Love.

“The Universe
spills through our dreams.
The future belongs
to the most compelling story.
Even the word “Love”
is inadequate to define

the Force that wove
the fabric of
space-time.”
Drew Dellinger

Acceptance
of God’s Love
is a gently journey.

Goodnight.

 May I highly recommend:
Robert Lotman,
Lotman Consultation Services
He is a Registered Sanitarian and Health Inspector.
I have known Robert for many years and truly admired
and respected him. He is now retired and has the time
to help others. He can assist with the following:

Safety Inspections
Environmental Inspections:
Foster Homes
Adoption Home Inspections
Daycare Inspections
Swimming Pool Inspections
Food Handler Training
Certified Pool Operator Training and
Food Service Consultations.
Robert is State Certified for Food Handler Classes,
Registered Sanitarian and
* Certified Pool Operator Instructor.

According to the World Health Organization,
drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death
in the world,
with 372,000 drowning deaths reported annually.

The Centers for Disease Control
reports that here in the United States,
on average, 3,536 people died from drowning annually
from 2005 to 2014, which equates to 10 deaths each day.
Then there are the thousands of others who suffer swimming pool-related injuries each year.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
reports that an average of 4,900 people
received emergency care for injuries
suffered in a swimming pools or spas each year
in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Swimming Pool Drowning Deaths and Kids

It’s an unbelievable statistic: According to the CDC,
drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death
for children
between the ages of 1 and 4.
And according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
390 deaths a year on average
are attributed to drowning
in a swimming pool or at a spa in the U.S.

My Friends,
let’s take the extra precaution
of having our swimming environments inspected.
The Life you save may be the one you
cherish most in this World.

I know you will enjoy working with Robert Lotman.
The Anderson Private School
has truly benefited from his expertise.
Robert may be reached at 817-946-5952 or
robertlotman@sbcglobal.net
.

      There is Beauty all around you,

IMPORTANT  DATES:
April 7               Tour of Fire Station and Fire Academy
April 14 & 17 (Friday and Monday) Good Friday and Easter Holidays
April 28             Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Weather permitting)
May 1                TUITION DUE for 2017-18
May 15 & 16      Shakespeare Production at Stage West Theater
May 22 – 26       Adventure Trip
May 26               Last Day of Semester.

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Another Potent Weapon to Fight Cancer / School starts Sept. 2

“We are all functioning at a small fraction
of our capacity to live fully
in its total meaning
of loving, caring, creating and adventuring.
Consequently, the actualizing of our potential
can become the most exciting
adventure of our lifetime.”

                                          – Herbert Otto

Good News and Hope from
NaturalNews
click here for article

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We were so enamored and captivated with what happened in this bird bath, that numerous photographs were taken.

Groundbreaking new research on the cancer-fighting potential of vitamin C has made the pages of the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine. A team of researchers from the University of Kansas reportedly tested the effects of vitamin C given in high doses intravenously on a group of human subjects and found that it effectively eradicates cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.

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Note the unusual geometry and even spacing between the clusters of bubbles. Nature is full of fascinating wonder. And the most fascinating is YOU.

Building upon research pioneered by the late Linus Pauling, from Oregon State University who today is recognized as the world’s foremost proponent of therapeutic vitamin C, the new research involved injecting high doses of vitamin C into human ovarian cells. The tests were conducted in vitro in a lab, as well as directly in both mice and a group of 22 human subjects.

bubbles in bird bath

EACH bubble consisted of many other tiny bubbles! Perhaps YOU can explain this! Let us hear from you.

According to BBC News, the tests showed favorable results in all three models, as vitamin C effectively targeted the ovarian cancer cells while avoiding healthy cells. The benefits of high-dose vitamin C were also observed in conjunction with conventional chemotherapy treatments, which destroy all cells, both healthy and malignant, eventually leading to patient death.

“Patients are looking for safe and low-cost choices in their management of cancer,” stated Dr. Jeanne Drisko, a co-author of the study, to BBC News concerning the findings. “Intravenous vitamin C has that potential based on our basic science research and early clinical data.”

Researchers admit more human trials on intravenous vitamin C unlikely because drug companies cannot patent vitamins.

The next step for this type of research would typically involve applying these same parameters in a large-scale clinical human trial to see if they can be replicated and confirmed. While this new study is admittedly convincing on its own, the hurdles to gaining widespread acceptance of its findings include replicating them across a much larger human sample size.

But this may never actually take place. And the reason, says the research team, is that such trials require major funding that typically comes from pharmaceutical companies interested in developing a patented drug. Drug companies, in other words, are hardly interesting in promoting the medicinal benefits of natural substances like vitamin C, which stands to decimate the multibillion-dollar conventional cancer industry if word gets out about its benefits. [Now there is a truly sad commentary on our humanity.] By the way, studies also show inadequate vitamin C levels Boost the risk of the most deadly type of stroke by nearly fifty percent (50%).

“Because vitamin C has no patent potential, its development will not be supported by pharmaceutical companies,” says Qi Chen, lead author of the new study. “We believe that the time has arrived for research agencies to vigorously support thoughtful and meticulous clinical trials with intravenous vitamin C.”

Perhaps, my friends, Bob Dylan expresses it best:

“How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?

Yes, ‘n’ how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.” 

The conventional medical industry’s response to these and similar findings over the years has been nothing short of derisive, which is to be expected. Having to rationalize decades of ushering cancer patients through the gauntlet of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery — with dismal results — while ignoring natural cancer-fighting alternatives like vitamin C is a hard pill to swallow for this powerful, high-profit industry, which would rather everyone ignore such findings than think critically about them.

“[A]scorbate is processed by the body in different ways when administered orally versus intravenously,” writes Heidi Ledford for Nature about this commonly misunderstood variance. The medical-industrial complex, it turns out, intentionally corrupts the conversation on vitamin C by convoluting the distinct effects of these very different delivery routes.

“Oral doses [of vitamin C] act as antioxidants, protecting cells from damage caused by reactive compounds that contain oxygen. But vitamin C given intravenously can have the opposite effect by promoting the formation of one of those compounds: hydrogen peroxide. Cancer cells are particularly susceptible to damage by such reactive oxygen-containing compounds.”

Sources for this article include:

http://www.nature.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu

http://science.naturalnews.com

The Midst of an Epidemic / Indian Festival and Market

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works,
if from the head, almost nothing.
– Marc Chagall

12-9-20 SUNSET with TREE

Another beautiful sunset viewed from the Anderson School.

An epidemic has washed upon our shores. This epidemic stems from the highly polluted food chain that now exists in America. And profit driven pollution of our food results in the debilitating and deadly disease of Diabetes.

It is, however, preventable and treatable. From CommonSenseHealth.Com we find out “How to Avoid Diabetes and Reverse Diabetes Type 2”  – How do you reverse diabetes naturally? Click here to read article.

The problem is no one’s allowed to tell you that you can usually avoid diabetes and sometimes even reverse diabetes naturally.

Many studies clearly show that avoiding diabetes and actually even reversing early type 2 diabetes is possible. And learning how to avoid diabetes and reverse diabetes naturally is vitally important.

We’re clearly in the midst of a serious type 2 diabetes epidemic.

Dr. Harold Lawrence

Dr. Harold Lawrence spoke with students prior to our trip to the Texas Indian Festival on Friday.

Over 24 million Americans and 300 million people worldwide have type 2 diabetes. And the complications of diabetes are down right scary.

Blindness,

Kidney failure,

Damaged nerves,

Circulation problems,

Leg and foot amputations,

And a high heart disease risk.

Avoiding Diabetes or Reversing Diabetes in Seven Steps

What was once called adult-onset diabetes is now showing up in many more adults and an ever-growing number of teens and children.

But the great news is that learning how to avoid diabetes type 2 and even reverse diabetes is simple. But it takes strong commitment and persistence to make the lifestyle changes that reduce the risk for diabetes.

With the seven simple steps below, you can reduce your chance, and that of your child, of diabetes complications, heart disease and some cancers.

1. Make exercise a priority. Working your muscles with regular physical activity greatly improves circulation and your ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. Studies show that just taking a brisk half-hour walk every day reduces your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%. And adding more physical activity during the day reduces your diabetes risk even more.

2. Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight is the major cause of type 2 diabetes. It increases your risk by seven times. Obesity makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone at a healthy weight. But, if you’re overweight, losing just 7% to 10% of your current weight can cut your chance of developing diabetes in half. Healthy permanent weight loss is the best thing you can do to decrease your diabetes risk.

3. Eliminate refined carbohydrates. Sugar, sugary soft drinks, fruit drinks and fruit juice, white bread, white rice, white pasta and other refined carbohydrates cause a fast and furious rise in blood sugar. Eating these high glycemic foods greatly increases your risk of developing diabetes.

4. Focus on plant foods. A diet high in fiber foods, such as colorful vegetables, beans, fresh fruits and 100% whole grains lowers your risk of diabetes and helps keep your appetite and calories under control.

5. Choose healthy fats. The fats you eat affect your diabetes risk one way or another, so it’s important to learn bad fat good fat differences. Fats found in omega 3 fish, such as salmon and tuna, raw nuts, seeds, whole grains and olive oil help to lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Whereas trans fats do just the opposite by contributing to diabetes.

6. If you smoke, quit. Diabetes is just one of the many smoking health risks on the long list of health problems caused by tobacco use. Smokers are at least 50% more likely to develop diabetes than nonsmokers.

7. Manage blood pressure and cholesterol. Diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure all damage blood vessels. And when they team up together, they increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and other deadly conditions. But if you exercise regularly, eat for great health and manage your weight, you can lower blood pressure and cholesterol naturally.

And learn all the symptoms of diabetes type 2 and insulin resistance.

Although following these steps for avoiding diabetes type 2 and reversing diabetes naturally takes commitment, focus and persistence, type 2 diabetes and the complications of diabetes are highly preventable.

 Reverse type 1 diabetes with a RAW FOOD diet

(NaturalNews) click here for article. Is it possible to reverse type 1 diabetes (T1D, previously known as insulin-dependent diabetes or IDDM) simply by enjoying a raw food diet? According to Dr. Kirt Tyson, a naturopathic doctor who practices in Arizona, eating a diet that primarily consists of raw foods can dramatically reduce blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetics, perhaps even stopping their insulin dependency.

How one doctor stopped his insulin dependence

Dr. Tyson speaks from experience. A former self-proclaimed fast food junkie and a type 1 diabetic himself, he now believes in the amazing power of eating raw.

During an interview with Robyn Openshaw, also known as Green Smoothie Girl and author of “12 Steps to Whole Foods,” he revealed that, prior to starting a raw food diet, his blood sugar level was extremely high (diabetic ketoacidosis) at around 300 mg/dL. Anything above 240 mg/dL is cause for concern.

However, within 2-3 weeks of eating raw foods – nuts, seeds and vegetables with no dairy, meat or fruits – he checked his blood sugar again. The unbelievable result? His blood sugar level dropped to an acceptable, safe range: 76 mg/dL. Today, he says he only needs insulin if he becomes sick (which causes blood sugar levels to rise).

Raw foods: what’s best for diabetics?

The American Diabetes Association’s website lists top super foods for diabetics. Among them are nuts and seeds such as walnuts and flax, as well as vegetables – the darker and leafier, the better. These suggestions align with the raw food diet lifestyle that worked for Dr. Tyson.

Other diabetics following a raw food diet often share their food suggestions in forums. Some of their preferences include:

– Chia Seeds
– Hemp Seeds
– Almonds
– Pecans
– Fenugreek leaves
– Dandelion leaves

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 20 million people worldwide have T1D.

Sources for this article include:
http://www.diabetes.org
http://diabetes.webmd.com
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
http://www.who.int
http://greensmoothiegirl.com
http://www.tudiabetes.org
Learn more: at http://www.naturalnews.com

FRIDAY  TRIP  INFO.

On Friday, March 21, We will meet at 11:00 a.m. for lunch at McKinley’s Fine Bakery and Cafe, 1616 S. University Drive (817-332-3242) and then attend the 24th Annual Texas Indian Festival/Market and Southwest Showcase at the Arlington Convention Center.

The Show Hours on March 21 are from 1 PM to 7 PM. The Admission Price for Adults is $12.00, Children (under 13) are Free.

Pickup is at the Arlington Convention Center at 4:30 p.m. or at the school at approximately 5:00 p.m. Please be patient – sometimes traffic delays us.

A single admission is good for the entire weekend. Admission price includes all shows, performances and demonstrations for all three days.

Location: The “Arlington Convention Center” which is very easy to find adjacent to I-30 and directly beside “Six flags over Texas” and “The Ball Park in Arlington” at 1200 Ballpark Way (817-459-5000). Parking is directly beside the show building and is $5.00.

We plan to attend these Main Stage performances on Friday:
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Ehecatl Aztec Dancers
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Shelley Morningsong
3:30 – 3:50 p.m. – Gathering of the People
3:50 – 4:20 p.m. – Splash!Animals

The Ehecatl Aztec Dancers offer a visually spectacular mystical dance group with Thunderous rhythms, unique sounds, dazzling costumes, mystical dances and high energy performances. This act is a favorite at every festival! Standing room only crowds are always thrilled and mystified by the sights and sounds of this phenomenal act at every performance! Dr. A may paint his face and try to act normal, whatever that is. Just humor him and please step over his body if he is napping.

The Morningsong Band & Zuni Dancers. This Native American songbird is an award winning performer and recording artist that brings a strong element of native spirituality and tradition woven with contemporary music to moving performances. From soul stirring music..to the wonderful dances of the Zuni people, this amazing act is promised to spellbound!

Brings Plenty will present A Gathering of the People – an enchanting experience as Mo Brings Plenty presents amazing, spellbinding and truly soul stirring “gathering” performances of the people. After seeing this act, we will be touched.

Splash! Animals is an award-winning conservation focused live art experience that combines art, music, choreography and features endangered species. The show always begins with a blank canvas and in less than 10 minutes, the speed painting performing artists produce beautiful portraits of endangered animals for our delight and amazement!

Everyone, including parents, friends and neighbors, are invited to join us this (and every) Friday for an unusual and breathtaking experience. Again, We will meet at 11:00 a.m. for lunch at McKinley’s Fine Bakery and Cafe, 1616 S. University Drive (817-332-3242). From there we will caravan to the Arlington Convention Center. Bring your feathers and face paint! Dr. A may not be recognizable.

ROSIE