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Your Divine Light / Processed Meat Linked to Breast Cancer / School Calendar

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To find
the place you are searching for,
Pray,
and even the darkest place
within you,
will be filled with Light
and Love.

Your Divine Light
will shine out in the World.
And you will discover
yourself,
and remember who you are –
a Child of God,
a Divine Being.

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The most fruitful and fertilizing rains
come with the darkest clouds.

Be grateful 
for the pain that you are feeling,
for it is the best Teacher 
you can have in this Life.
.
You
overcome obstacles
and find strength that resides in you,
through Prayer.

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You are a Child
of the Universe,
of God.
.

You are Love,
and you are Loved.
You
are His Love.

.
Send Eternal Gratitude
and Love,
through Prayer.
.
God is Listening,
and Loving
every Word.

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Reconnect
with the Eternally Knowing
and Peaceful Space
within
your Precious
Heart.

Remember,
success is not the key to Happiness.
Happiness is the key
to success
.

Open
your Heart,
connect to the Source
of Love.
.
We
are so much more
than we have ever realized.

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We are all
Beautiful Children
of God.

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Transform
 the World around you,
into real Peace.
Listen
to your Inner Voice
.

 Find the Way
to LOVE.

Inner Healing
comes 
when we realize the need
to close our eyes
from the worlds of distraction,
and Listen
to the Sacred Silence.

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“A Sacred quietness
ushers you into God’s
very Presence and Power.
The Holy Spirit Himself is often very quiet.
You must learn to get still before the Lord
and Worship Him quietly.
Only then can you understand the anointing
that often comes in silence.
This is why God Himself tells us,
“Be still, and know
that I am God.”

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The Gift of Life
is precious,
and it has been Given
to you.
.
Live it
with Gratitude in your
Heart. 
Become aware.

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Cherish Life
for the amazing Blessing
that it is.
.
As we Pray,
we promote positive and Heartwarming
energy.
.
Prayer
Heals, Energizes and Rejuvenates
Life.

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The Beautiful Creation
that you are,
comes from True Love,
the Love of God.
.
 Tears
of Thanksgiving and Joy
need to be released.
Let us Pray
with as full an open Heart
as we can.
.
Prayer
will resonate Harmonically
with the Real World
of the Spirit
of God.

The Bible States
that the things we see
were made from a World
we cannot see.

To deny the Existence of God
is to be as blind as those
who asserted that the Earth
is flat,
or that the Earth is the center
of the solar system.
To insist there is no God
 becomes destructive of intellectual
Freedom.

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 Let us all
dedicate Today
to doing something fun.
.
Nurture the Inner Child
within you,
and remember that you have
only one Life to Live.
.
Every Life
tells a different Story.
Live yours
for all it is worth.
Live Life
to the fullest.
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of what God
wants for you.
.
What God wants for your Life
is beyond comprehension.
.
Ephesians 3:20‑21, tells us,
“God can do anything, you know —
far more than you could ever imagine
or guess or request
in your wildest dreams.”

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Our Spirit soars
with Peace and Prayer.
The Love 
you express to others
is beyond Beautiful.

Say
good Morning
to all of God’s Beautiful
Creations.

 The incredible Beauty
of His Nature
and His Breathtaking Living Creations
are truly Healing
in our Lives.

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Our World is
phenomenal.
.
It is
very relaxing, soothing, visually so Beautiful
to see all the things He Created
in this World
for us.

Do not get so caught up
in the ways and things
of want and worry
to have perfect vision,
but be blind to the Beautiful things
that GOD has Created
for us all to experience.

Goodnight.

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Processed meat ‘linked to breast cancer’

 
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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 behaviors 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.

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?

Graphic: Classification of red & processed meat products

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.

Knowledge is power
and LIFE.

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“He who opens a school door,
closes a prison.“
Victor Hugo

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I wish you all
 Peace.

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Hang on
to your Faith.
You will get there.

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Drink from the Stream of Life / New Cancer Treatment Defies All Odds / School Calendar 2022-23

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Feel
incredible Hope
in your Sacred Heart.
Listen
to the beat
of your Loving Heart.

 Pray
to God
to Know Him,
Talk to Him,
and Hear Him.
Ask Him what He wants
from your Precious Life.
Pray
for a Life in Service
to Him.
.
He
will answer.
.
Blessed Communication
comes from His Holy
Word.
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 Open
your eyes
and open your Heart
to Bathe in the Beauty and Perfection
of God’s Love.
Drink
from the Stream
of Life.

We may Truly know
ourselves,
in the Light of God’s Love.
We will Truly know
God
in His Light.

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The Lord Speaks to us 
every Day.
And we do not 
listen.
.
What is He Saying?
.
Hear His Voice.
Listen to His Song
of Life.
It stops you
in your tracks.
He
is Saying
“I Love You”.
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.God has been Speaking
 every precious Day.
 And we are too busy
to listen.

God
is watching over us
and guiding us as we 
focus our minds and listen
to our Hearts.
.
His Love
will bring great comfort
to our World.
 Let us all
join together in feeling the
Love of God.

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Tears
may flow like the waters
of a mighty River.
 But the water in a River flows
not
against its Natural course.
The water does not know
where it is headed.
 But it will Trust.
.
We can be like that,
with our Faith in
God.

Wherever
God Desires
for us to go,
even when it doesn’t make sense,
we can follow Him,
like the waters
in His Rivers. 
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We
may have Peace
like a River,
like a River in the Soul.
Have Faith
like a River,
and you will have
Hope
.

And if Love
is like a River,
there will be Peace
in your Soul.

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My Dear Friends,
we are Rivers of Water.
Up to 60% of the Human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and Heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water.
The skin contains 64% water,
muscles and kidneys are 79% water.

A brand new Human baby is 75 percent water.

Baby with water
 
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Keep hydrated.
And let your LOVE
flow like the Sacred River
you are.
.
And let there be
desire in our Hearts,
to lead someone out of darkness
and into the Light,
out of the darkness
to the Blessed Word
of God.

“Love
is that condition

in which the Happiness of another person
is essential to your own.”
Robert A. Heinlein

Goodnight.

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New Cancer Treatment Defies All Odds
and
Boasts an Amazing Cure Rate

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There are a lot of things in the World that plague people. The most devastating illness that claims more human life is cancer. There are so many types of cancer in existence that there seems to be little hope for those with aggressive types. But there is good news circulating in the medical world indicating that a new type of treatment has been developed that carries a fantastic cure rate.

IFLScience reports that the new treatment attacks the tumors’ defenses that seem to keep the immune system from attacking the invasive growth. The treatment is so effective that every person who participated in the study had cancer that ended up in remission. Those in the trial study had advanced rectal cancer, and they never needed to have chemotherapy for eradicated cancer. They never had to go through radiotherapy or surgery to remove the growth.

Dr. Diaz is the Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is also the one that wrote the stunning report. He stated that “I believe this is the first time this has happened in the history of cancer.”

There has never been a treatment that had such a fantastic cure rate.

IFLScience has also reported that “The drug in question is an anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody named dostarlimab. PD-1 (programmed death-1) is a protein that forms a complex with PD-L1 (programmed death ligand-1) that is expressed on the outside of tumor cells. It acts as a ‘shield’ from the immune system, telling immune cells that they should not attack the tumor and allowing it to grow uncontrollably. It may sound like a wholly-unhelpful protein, but it prevents T cells from attacking other cells that they shouldn’t. Cancer cells can co-opt PD-1 for nefarious uses, allowing them to fly under the radar of the immune system.”

Cancer has a way of masking itself from being attacked by the human immune system. The new treatment breaks down cancer’s ability to hide, which allows the human body to attack the mutated cells and eliminate the threat.

IFLScience also reported that cancer is particular to every person. Current patients often have to have their treatment tailored to their specific type of cancer. But this new treatment being developed has targeted all the unique cases and sent the person into remission.

The private sector has developed the science behind the new cancer treatment. But this time around, the public has found a way to save lives.

The new treatment works by empowering the body to defend itself against a killer disease. The new drug allowed T cells to begin recognizing the mutated cancer cells, which were destroyed by the body.

The 16 people involved in the trial testing went through rigorous testing to try and determine if all the cancer was gone. Every single person in the group was found to be cancer-free by the end of the trial period. Each person was brought back in for more testing a year later, and there was no indication that the cancer had returned.

The report indicated that the side effects were minimal, ranging from rashes to tiredness. Each person in the trial had beaten an aggressive form of a deadly disease.

The human body is a fantastic creation designed to fight a lot of different diseases.

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Knowledge is power
and LIFE.

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Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles

are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

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allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2022
The Anderson Private School.

“He who opens a school door,
closes a prison.“
Victor Hugo

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I wish you all
 Peace.

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Hang on
to your Faith.
You will get there.

 

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The Key
to unlocking
the Treasure Chest
of your Heart,
may be found
in
the precious Heart of
another.
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will provide a dimensional shift
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that lets your Spirit
free.

So choose Freedom.
No one

is as Free
as one who
Loves.
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Your Sacred Heart
is amazingly Beautiful
and can sing like an
Angel.
It can make Life
immensely more meaningful
and profound.

Your Spirit
can be Floating in a State
of perpetual Freedom.
So,
choose to be
Free.
.

YOU
are one of many Beautiful,
Magical Moments
in Today
and Tomorrow
and Forever.

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Let Time stand
still.

The Stars
in the Skies,
are the same
in your Eyes.
.
One of the most Beautiful days
in Life
 comes when you are Grateful
for the Time and the Love 
of others,
and of God.
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Dear Lord,
for so many Wonderful Blessings
given to those who are responsible
for our Bliss.
Beautiful
Blessings
come from God.

Coming to know
the Love of God,
makes us feel like
we are in Paradise,
and every Story
is a Love Story.

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Close your eyes.
See with your
Heart.

Breathe deeply
and feel the flow
as Life and Love
move through you,
as you enter into
a World of Inner
Peace.

You
can escape your worries
and gently drift
to a Beautiful Place.
You can become One
with your Creator
and everything Created.
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Feel the connection
of Love and Life.
  Feel
the most Glorious feeling
you can feel.
Feel complete
and whole.
.
Yes,
feel who you are,
and you will put yourself
where Love flows
throughout Life.

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Life is brief.
Love is rare.

But Memories
can be Sweet.
Cherish them,
like your next
breath of air.

God
Creates endless Beauty
and Natural Wonders,
like YOU.

Life is about
LOVE.
Love keeps our World
together.
Your Heart
keeps you together.
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The World
that once seemed merely
charming,
is bursting with Life,
and LOVE.

The feeling of Love
is so strong,
that we all connect
together.

Prayer
is the most Beautiful way
to keep God in our
Heart.
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 It is so easy to overlook 
the deep and abiding expressions
of God’s Love
 in all of His
Beautiful Works
of Natural Art.

Life
is not to do with
anything,
other than Love.
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When Life
is filled with Love,
it is Beautiful
and touches the Soul.
Happiness is reachable
and Life is celebrated
every Day.

If you don’t feel Beauty
in Life and Living,
it just takes a little effort
to find it.

You
may have to venture into
the unknown to set your mind
free,
to choose Hope
and choose your own
destiny.

Search for and find
what makes you
Happy.
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You are 
a blooming Blossom
that will someday burst
with the brightest colors.
Trees whisper
and Flowers shout.
Life
is abundant in the gentle sway
of the leaves,
as t
he wind carries the language
of Love.

Words 
are black and white,
but Life
is not.
We should never
forget.
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and Eternally Loved.
You have the Key
to unlock the Future.
Be willing to use the Key
to unlock your Love. 
Be yourself,
Love yourself
and accept who you are.
.
Your precious Life
can create such a Beautiful flow
of soft and soothing emotions.
.
Your Love
can bring Peace and strength
through the gentle and careful way
you share your Life.
Your Compassion
can be Blessing
each one of us.

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 One
small act of Kindness,
a Smile,
a positive vibration that we send out,
can have an exponential effect
 for someone else,
we may never come to know.
.
These expressions and gestures
are like the
Butterfly Effect,
by which small changes
can lead to large-scale variations
in the Future.
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Your Love
will uplift and fill your Soul
with Beauty.

Your Kindness
touches the Heart
and helps you to feel
more.
You
Breathe Life
into it.

You
can give Life
meaning.
Never tire of trying
to do your best
for those around you,
in this moment.
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Close your tired eyes. 
Forget everything in Life
that does not really matter.
(Very LITTLE does.)
   F
eel the deep feeling of Love
which emanates from your chest
and runs everywhere
in your Body.

Let your awareness
and positive energy
inspire you.
Wherever you may go,
bring your own Sunshine.
To let Light
come into your Life,
stand where it is
shining.

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There is Beauty
beyond what words
may describe.

Listen
each and every day
to the tranquility and quiet
 in the World of Nature,
the forest, trees, and birds.
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and transitions ones conscience
to make perfect Harmony with it all.
Such awareness
will inspire you
to search your Heart
for the Sacred Space
within yourself.

Your Journey in Life
can Bless you
with Peace and Serenity
and Love.

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You
are a Magical Child
of God,
a Beautiful Masterpiece
of the Universe.
You
are a shining Light
of Happiness, Health, abundance
and Joy.
.
You
are not one in a million.
You are one in
Forever.
There is only one of you
in all Time.
.
You are unique
and very extraordinary
in your own unique
and remarkable way.
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Life
is all about celebrating and cherishing
each and every moment.
You were in Love
with Life,
as a Child.
Fall in Love again,
  with Life.
It is Beautiful.

From the depths of your
Soul,
listen to the Song
of Life,
and appreciate the tenderness
of each note.
.
Paradise
can be found
on Earth.
It resides in your
Heart.
It has no description,
except the sound
that is found
in the quiet, tranquil and Peaceful
beat of your Sacred
Heart.
Your Spirit soars
to Heavenly Universal Places
that touch the
Heart.
.
Love
is the sensation
of soothing sounds
in each note of Life.
It is impossible
for anyone to cause you
suffering or pain
without your permission.
YOU
must recognize them,
and give permission
for them to enter
your Heart
and mind.
.
In its simplicity,
Love washes away
all negativity that dwells
within.
Forgiveness
is that powerful.
.
Goodnight.

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How very Beautiful. 
Our World is incredibly Lovely
and Inspiring.
And
the Songs our Lives Sing
add another layer of
Joy.

Yes,
Life gives us reasons to cry.
But Life gives us
many more reasons
to Smile.
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your Heart soar
and you will have
a Joy-filled
Life.

“Life is like a piano;
the white keys represent happiness
and the black show sadness.
But as you go through Life’s Journey,
remember
that the black keys also create Music.”

–  Ehssan

My Dear Friends,
I am amazed at the simplicity
and the Beauty of Life
in the Natural World,
our World.

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The melodies
of each precious moment
are medicine.
Such wonderful music
the Birds sing
so wild and free,
and so many Beautiful Landscapes,
make us feel like we
are Truly part
of this Beautiful Universe.
And
we are.
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Our Mother,
Nature,
provides pure, crystalline and soothing sounds,
along with breath-taking images,
to help us realize
how Truly Blessed
we are.
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You
can feel tension melting away,
and your mind focusing
on the gentle flow of Time,
as you fall in Love
with the Beauty in Nature.
Mother Nature
is Truly a Natural part
of our very Heart and Soul.

The opening of God’s Beautiful
Flowers,
should be accompanied by
the Beautiful Blossoming of Awareness
of just how Beautiful
YOU are.

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Yes.
You are Blessed.
.
And Dreams
do come True.
Time can be
on your side.
This moment
can be
YOU.
Shine your Light
in this World.
Our World
needs you,
and Loves you.

Love Life
now
.

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As you awake
from the rain falling,
  as it has stopped,
you suddenly realize
you are listening
 
to the sound of your
Heart.
.
 You feel
your Being,
the Essence of who you are,
transported to
this Time
and Place,
where you belong.
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Thank
the Lord for everything
you have been given on this
Wonderful Day,
and for everyone that is here
Today.
.
Thank You Lord
for this Inspiring Moment.
Praise the Lord,
for you are Beautiful
and deeply Loved.

Our God in Heaven,
our Loving Creator,
from whom we all belong,
gives us Peace, Joy, and Love.
And,
you know where
to find it.

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 Wake up every morning
and look at the Beautiful Smiles,
and the Beautiful Scenery
for miles and miles.
Smell the Life giving air.
Listen to the sound of water,
of which you are made,
falling through the Sky
and come to realize
your Dreams come True.
And God’s Dream
is you,
a Dream come

True
.
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are a Beautiful Celebration
of the unique traits that every Child has.
God takes Delight
in all of our strengths and our thoughts
and our desires
to do good.
  God 
Loves and Adores
each one of us.
We should be proud
to be who we are.
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Our Faith
is a Gift
of empowerment,
and Purpose.

Your Love
can become a parade
to show the World
you are wonderfully made.

God Loves us so Deeply,
and takes Delight
in who we are.
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Be inspired 
by the Brushstrokes
of who you are.
You
have been Beautifully made.
And you
can Truly
make a difference.

Home
is not a place,
but the beat
of your Heart,
and the moment
it beats for
someone
in need of you.
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is given to us from Heaven
Above.
May all who Live
be given Peace, Joy, 
and Healing
to your body,
your Heart and mind,
your Spirit and Soul.

Do not
under estimate the
power
of Faith.
It can Heal
mind, body and Soul.

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You are Infinitely Loved
by God.

His Love
gives Infinite Power within you
to achieve anything you deeply desire.

Share
the Gift of Love
and let your Light shine.
Every Child of God
deserves your Love,
your Compassion,
your Kindness,
and your Acceptance.

Throughout our galaxy
we can bring forth
Peace and Harmony
and make our existence
worthy of the task it took
God
to Create us
and to Give us Life.
His Love
is here
and always.

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The Creations of God
are Beautiful and Uplifting.

We cannot help
but be drawn to our
Beautiful and Inspiring
Lord.
He
is the Artist and Designer
of all the precious Life
on this Earth
and Beyond.
We
simply cannot comprehend
all the Pristine and Natural
Beauty.

Be at Peace.
Be calm and still.
Open your Heart
and receive the Love
that belongs to
you.

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in Life be filled
with Love.

Every Dream
begins with the Dreamer.

Remember,
you have within you
the strength, the patience, and the passion
to reach for the Stars
and beyond.
You
can change the
World.

Breathing,
My Dear Friend,
is a Victory.

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Remember the memories
of Loving
and being Loved.

 It will always take you
away from the things
you do not need
to be near.

Listen 
to the Child you were,
the Child you are.

 It will bring you back 
to your innocence.
To the times when
you were Joyful, 
and playing
lost and found. 
And you longed
to get back to that place of Serenity
with your inner Child,
to do some much needed
Healing.

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We are all Light
waiting to shine
in the darkness of the World.
Be the brightest Light
in this day
and everyday.
Those who are lost
in the dark of night
can then find their way
Home.

Goodnight.

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25 Meaningful Ways You Can Help Ukraine

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens more lives, here are some meaningful ways you can help.

By Khanyi Mlaba and Tess Lowery

Editor’s note: The situation in Ukraine is actively evolving, as are the needs of citizens in the country and neighboring regions. We will be keeping this list up to date with the evolving ways Global Citizens can help in the coming days and weeks.

The world was brought to a standstill as news broke on Feb. 24 that Russia had invaded Ukraine. Global Citizen released a statement condemning Russia’s attack on Ukraine and calling for all military action to cease immediately, as well as for humanitarian aid to be supported as the conflict unfolds.

Global Citizen has pulled together a list of things you can do to support the people of Ukraine wherever you are. 

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What to Know

President Putin’s invasion is putting civilians at risk, forcing families to flee, and disrupting essential supplies.

The UN is launching an urgent appeal for US $1.7 billion to deliver life-saving humanitarian support.

Call on governments and businesses to unite and pitch in to meet the target. Tweet now.

Who Is the Most Impacted?

According to UN data, in 2021 the crisis in Ukraine affected 1.5 million people half a million of whom are children and minors. As with any crisis, women, children, marginalized communities, and the poor will be those most affected. Ukrainian parents are already taking heartbreaking measures to protect their children including sending them into school wearing stickers identifying their blood types in case of bombings. 

There are many students from overseas who were studying in Ukraine and are now trying to leave. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted on March 2 that an emergency hotline has been established for African, Asian, and other students wishing to leave Ukraine (at +380934185684), working to ensure their safety and speed up their passage. 

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How Can I Help?

While many of us might feel helpless when confronted with geopolitical machinations of this scale, we’ve rounded up some ways you can help the people of Ukraine right now. 

DONATE

Organizations on the ground and globally are actively supporting people within Ukraine and refugees seeking safety elsewhere with medical and humanitarian aid.

These organizations include:

  1. People in Need is providing humanitarian aid to over 200,000 people on the ground. For those most in need, they provide food packages, emergency shelter, safe access to drinking water, hygiene items, and coal for heating. Donate here.
  2. The Ukrainian Red Cross does loads of humanitarian work, from aiding refugees to training doctors. Donate here.
  3. The International Medical Corps is on the front lines and prepared to help citizens with emergency health care services, as well as mental health and psychosocial support. The agency is also keeping the pandemic top of mind throughout the crisis by prioritizing COVID-19 awareness and prevention services, to help keep displaced citizens safe from the pandemic. Donate here.
  4. CARE is responding to the crisis by providing Ukrainians in need with food, hygiene kits, psychosocial support services, access to water, and access to cash. Donate here
  5. Nova Ukraine is a nonprofit that delivers aid packages to Ukraine with everything from baby food and hygiene products, to clothes and household supplies. Donate here.
  6. UNICEF is repairing schools damaged by the bombings and providing an emergency response to children affected by the conflict. Donate here.
  7. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has stepped up its operations and is working with governments in neighboring countries “calling on them to keep borders open to those seeking safety and protection.” You can help support the UNHCR’s work supporting refugees by donating here, and take action here to send a tweet urging governments and businesses to support the United Nations’ urgent appeal for $1.7 billion to deliver life-saving humantarian support.
  8. OutRight Action International is helping to support LGBTQ+ groups and organizations on the ground, setting up shelters and providing safety for citizens. All donations made to OutRight will go directly to the cause. You can donate here
  9. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deploying emergency operations in Ukraine and surrounding countries to provide food assistance to those fleeing the conflict. Donate here.
  10. Save the Children is working with partners to respond to meet the urgent needs of affected children and their families. It’s ready to provide life-saving assistance, such as food, water, cash transfers, and safe places for children as people flee amid freezing temperatures and brutal conditions, and to scale up oprtions to ensure children impacted by the crisis have the support they need. Find out more and donate here
  11. SOS Children’s Villages has worked in Ukraine since 2003 and is coordinating an emergency response to support families who are living in the conflict areas and those who have been internally displaced. Find out more and donate here
  12. Mercy Corps is mobilizing a team to the region to assess where help is most needed, and is anticipating providing emergency cash assistance, as well as supporting local organizations that know their community needs best. Between 2015 and 2017, Mercy Corps provided humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine, reaching more than 200,000 people with emergency cash, food, water, and sanitation supplies, small business development grants, restoring war-damaged homes and more. Find out more and donate here.
  13. Medical Teams International is fundraising to send medical supplies to the region, with all procees going towards sending medicines and/or medical supplies. Learn more and donate here
  14. The World Health Organization Foundation is raising funds for WHO’s Health Emergency Appeal for Ukraine. An estimated $57.5 million must be raised to deliver urgent physical and mental health care to the 18 million people in Ukraine needing urgent humanitarian assistance, and more than 4 million refugees who’ll need protection and assistance in the coming months. You can donate here, and share the WHO Foundation’s call for donations on your own social media, including Instagram and Twitter
  15. Alight is a humanitarian nonprofit that has sent teams of emergency response workers to Poland to assist with the burgeoning refugee population by helping to meet all of their material and psychosocial needs. You can donate here

TAKE ACTION

  1. Join a Peace Protest

If you’re following and keeping up to date with the ongoing situation on the ground, but you’re still wanting to do more and/or you don’t have the financial means to donate, consider joining demonstrators around the world  — from London to Tokyo — who have taken to the streets to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Find your nearest demonstration here

  1. Take Action With Global Citizen

You can join Global Citizen in taking action in a few key ways. The first, is to show solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, by sending our tweet highlighting that we must #StandWithUkraine and choose peace not war. Take action here.

The United Nations (UN) has launched an urgent humanitarian appeal for $1.7 billion to deliver life-saving humanitarian support. You can send an urgent tweet in support of the UN’s appeal, urging governments and businesses to support the people of Ukraine. Take action here. 

Meanwhile, 40 Ukrainian civil society organizations have come together with six urgent appeals for the world with the Kyiv Declaration, and you can take action to help them get heard. They request safe spaces to be provided for civilians, sanctions on Russian banks, support for local humanitarian responses, freezing the assets and revoking the visas of Putin and his cronies, defensive military assistance, and provision of equipment to track war crimes and ensure that all those responsible are one day brought to justice. Take action here to help amplify their appeal. 

Global Citizens based in the UK can also join us in calling on MPs to stand with people fleeing Ukraine and all refugees who need safety and protection, and vote against the Nationality and Borders Bill — also known as the “Anti-Refugee Bill”. The proposed bill would punish people that are seeking safety in the UK by stripping basic and essential protections. The UK government has announced its solidarity with Ukraine, and now it’s time to put those words into action by providing safe passage and protection to refugees. Take action by emailing your MP here.

UK-based Global Citizens can also join us and Make My Money Matter in urging UK pension funds to stop funding the Ukraine invasion. That’s because UK pension funds invest in lots of industries, and your pension could well be investing in weapons and Russian industry directly linked to the crisis in Ukraine without you knowing it. Take action by emailing UK pension providers here

STAY INFORMED

One of the best ways to help the most vulnerable in Ukraine is by staying on top of what is happening on the ground, and learning more about how citizens are being affected by the conflict. We’ve rounded up a few trustworthy sources you can refer to below. If you want to fact-check news and information you’re seeing about Ukraine, #UkraineFacts is a great resource; you can also use the fact-checking website of news agency AFP here.

  1. The Kyiv Independent has been a leading voice on the front lines, covering a timeline of ongoing events since the beginning and highlighting those who have been most affected by the violent attack. The English-language outlet is continuously reporting on how the invasion and conflict are impacting citizens, the economy, as well as Ukrainian foreign politics. Keep up to date on its website here, or on the Twitter page here
  2. The New Voice of Ukraine: Covering news in three different languages — English, Ukrainian, and Russian — the New Voice of Ukraine has not only covered breaking news, but has released informative analyses on the situation that detail how the situation led to this point, and is continuously publishing op-eds by Ukranian scholars and experts that help to give a view of tone of the situation. Read more on its website here.
  3. Ukraine World: While Ukraine World is not posting breaking news and timeline updates on its website, it is very active on its social media accounts. Its independent journalists on the front lines have gathered first-hand footage, and it is using its account to share other informative sources that its followers can refer to in order to keep up to date. Follow Ukraine World here
  4. Kyiv Post is the only non-independent media outlet on this list, and it is important that those following state-funded outlets are aware that they are affiliated with the state.The outlet has been at the forefront of delivering breaking news directly from government and national offices, releasing statements from ministry officials, military leads, and other dignitaries. You can read more on its website here, or follow it on Twitter here
  5. CNN Reporter Dale Dan compiled a Twitter list of verified journalists reporting the best information about the invasion, which you can follow here.
  6. Olga Tokariuk is a verified independent correspondent working in Kyiv, sending frequent tweets on the latest information while also capturing the humanity of living in Kyiv. Follow her here.
  7. Global Leaders are all tweeting their updates and responses to the situation as well. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba are active on Twitter in English, giving regular updates. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeting about the US and international response to the invasion. And UN Secretary General António Guterres and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are giving updates.
  8. Learn more about the background: If this is the first you’re hearing about the crisis in Ukraine and you want to learn more about the background to the situation read this Kyiv Post article, “10 popular misconceptions about Ukraine debunked”; watch Netflix’s documentary Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom; and listen to this podcast by Ukraine World on how Russia uses disinformation as an instrument of war.

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Aggression will surely result in violence, in hundreds of thousands of people being displaced and deprived of basic human rights, pushing more people to the brink of hunger and poverty.

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Every Life
has its own unique qualities.
Every Human Heart
has its own unique rhythm.
Listening,
you will hear the Divine Melody
of Eternity,
synchronized by the Graceful Will
of God.

The Beautiful Music
of the Human Heart,
when sharing our Love
with others,
sends the Spirit
to a different plane of Consciousness.
And listening
over and over again
brings us to a sense of Wonder
and Peace and Transcendence.

No words
are adequate to describe
the Serenity it brings.
It is Beautiful,
Divine
Love.

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Sometimes,
Life is too real,
and it hurts.

Close your eyes
and imagine Wonders to explore,
and remember Visions in your
Dreams.
It is a different level
of Spiritual Existence.

When the World
becomes unbearable,
we can escape
to the realms of our subconscious,
to a World of creativity
and Wonder,
and Peace.

We have the
Power,
to make us feel
like we are watching dark clouds
all fade away on a trying day,
to leave only Sunshine smiling
in a blue Sky,
as we join in Prayer
with the One
who Truly Loves
us.
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Our Minds
and our Hearts,
can be transported
to another World,
a Real World
of Peace
and Happiness.

The anxieties and uncertainties
of Life
can be left behind
for this moment in Time
and Forever,
as we listen to the soothing sounds
of His Nature
and see Natural Wonders,
and admire the Beautiful colors and landscapes
which reflect Our Lord’s Love.

 His Beautiful and Natural
Works of Wonder and Art
are Medicine
for the Soul.

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  Many precious moments
can absolutely be
moments of Bliss
and Pure Love.

 Your Sacred Awareness
of the Bountiful Blessings
all around
can be a vector of Kindness, Gratitude
and Generosity.

Nature
is the most Beautiful encounter
you will ever experience.
Just looking
at the serene and Peaceful Beauty
it displays,
lifts the Spirit to the Heavens,
and Beyond.

The gentle and soothing sounds
of the great out of doors
are music to the ears.

                 Another Beautiful Living Creation.

You
can feel the deep Majesty
within and beyond.
It calls you away
from trivial and troubling thoughts
 and takes you far away,
back to your
Home.

My Dear Friends,
we must preserve our Paradise
we are Blessed with
and are so unaware of.

We must not
destroy our Blessings.
Nature
is a Sacred Gift
from God
to all.

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The Beautiful Harmonies
achieved in blending God’s Love
in the Natural World
around us,
with our True Inner Nature
allows us to facilitate our contact
with the Greater Spirituality
that resides within
and guides us,
seeking Sacred – Knowledge through
Blessed Resources.

Allow yourself
to awaken from Spiritual slumber
and have Fellowship
with The Lord.
 Your Spiritually depressed Life
can Truly
Live Again

Stay connected
to the Light
of God’s Love.
His Love
is Pure and Unconditional
Love

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Sometimes,
we are heading for somewhere 
we have never been before.

And with the Grace and Guidance
of our Precious Lord,
we can confidently venture out
and find our way,
Home.

Goodnight.

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Facts & Figures 2021 Reports Another Record-Breaking 1-Year Drop in Cancer Deaths

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The death rate from cancer in the United States has continued to decline. From 1991 to 2018, the cancer death rate has fallen 31%. This includes a 2.4% decline from 2017 to 2018 – a new record for the largest one-year drop in the cancer death rate. These are just some of the findings from the annual statistics reported by the American Cancer Society (ACS).

In Cancer Statistics, 2021 and its consumer-friendly companion, Cancer Facts & Figures 2021, ACS researchers estimate that in the US in 2021, almost 1.9 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed. And more than 600,000 people will die from cancer.

These numbers do not account for the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has likely had on cancer diagnoses and deaths because they are projections based on reported cases and deaths through 2017 and 2018, respectively. More details about COVID-19 and its impact on cancer is available in the Cancer Facts & Figures report’s  Special Section: COVID-19 and Cancer.

Each year, ACS reports on the most recent facts about cancer in the US. They estimate numbers of new cancer diagnoses and deaths for the current year. These estimates are some of the most widely quoted cancer statistics in the world.

The full article, Cancer Statistics, 2021 was published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The findings are also available in a companion report, Cancer Facts and Figures 2021, and available at the interactive Cancer Statistics Center website.

Cancer death rates continue to go down

The cancer death rate in the US mostly went up during the 20th century. The rise was mainly due to the smoking epidemic.

The cancer death rate hit its peak in 1991, with 215 out of every 100,000 people dying from cancer. Since then, the cancer death rate has steadily gone down – dropping by a total of 31%.

The fastest decline so far was in the last two years. Each year set a record for the largest one-year drop in the cancer death rate – 2.2% from 2016 to 2017 and 2.4% from 2017 to 2018.

Declines in the cancer death rate since 1991 are mainly due to fewer people smoking, but also advances in early detection and treatment for some cancers.

But even with this drop in death rates, cancer is still the second most common cause of death in men and women in the US. Only heart disease kills more people than cancer.

Major cancer types: Lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer

The 27-year decline in the overall cancer death rate is mostly due to long-term drops in the four most common cancers: lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate. Among the largest drop is in lung cancer deaths. In contrast, progress in reducing colorectal and breast cancer deaths has slowed and prostate cancer rates have stayed the same.

These four cancers account for more than four out of every ten cancer deaths in the United States. Almost one-quarter of all cancer deaths are due to lung cancer – more than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined.

Reductions in the lung cancer death rate account for almost half of the total drop in the cancer death rate from 2014 to 2018. Overall declines in the lung cancer death rate are mostly due to reductions in smoking, although improved treatments for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common subtype, appear to have accelerated this progress. Even with these advances, lung cancer is still the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women. More than 80% of lung cancer deaths are due to cigarette smoking.

The death rate from breast cancer dropped by more than 40% from 1989 to 2018 because of earlier detection, through both increased awareness and mammography screening, as well as advances in treatment.

Finding prostate cancer earlier through PSA testing and advances in treatment helped lower the death rate for prostate cancer by about 4% each year from the mid-1990s until about 2013. But more recently (2013-2018), the death rate is no longer dropping.

Death rates from colorectal cancer have dropped by 55% from 1970 to 2018, due to changes in risk factors (like declines in smoking); colorectal cancer screening, which can prevent cancer and find cancer earlier through screening; and better treatments. But death rates are increasing in adults younger than age 55 because of increasing incidence.  

Cancer disparities

The American Cancer Society is committed to eliminating disparities in cancer. Cancer disparities are differences in who develops cancer and how well they do after a diagnosis. These differences are closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantages and other characteristics historically tied to discrimination or exclusion, including historical and persistent racism. In the US, this has led to differences in socioeconomic status (SES) measured by income, education, work, housing, and health insurance status.

For example, although the five-year relative survival rate has improved greatly for all cancers combined for individuals who are Black and white, it remains substantially lower for those who are Black, 63% versus 68% for diagnoses during 2010-2016. For many cancers, the difference is much larger. Five-year survival is about 20% lower in Black individuals for melanoma and cancers of the uterine corpus (endometrial cancer) and oral cavity.

There is a similar disparity in cancer death rates, although the gap has begun to narrow. In 1993, the cancer death rate was 33% higher among Black people than white people. In 2018, this number had dropped to 13%. This improvement is largely due to a steep drop in smoking by Black teens.

Still, for most cancer types, death rates are higher for Black people. The death rate for Black men with prostate cancer is more than double that of men in every other population. And Black women have a 40% higher breast cancer death rate than white women, even though their diagnoses rates are slightly lower.

Special section: COVID-19 and Cancer

Each year, American Cancer Society researchers include a special section in Cancer Facts & Figures highlighting a specific timely cancer-related topic. This year, the topic is COVID-19 and cancer. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused reduced access to care for other illnesses, including cancer. This has led to delays in cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

Even as access to care improves, people may continue to wait to see their doctors for preventive care or an evaluation of symptoms because they’ve lost their jobs due to COVID-19 (including their work-based health insurance) or are afraid they will expose themselves to the virus. This delayed care is expected to result in a brief drop in cancer diagnoses, followed in the years to come by a rise in late-stage diagnoses and cancer deaths.

Also, habits that can increase cancer risk, such as drinking alcohol, not staying physically active, and weight gain, have increased during the pandemic and may lead to long-term health problems.

We will not know the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on future cancer outcomes until nationwide data become available in a few years.

Lives saved

The death rate has decreased for most cancer types. This steady progress is due to fewer people smoking, earlier detection for many types of cancer, and improved cancer treatments. This progress means that there were about 3.2 million fewer cancer deaths from 1991 to 2018.

Other highlights from the report:

Every day in 2018, about 11 women died from cervical cancer in the US, with half of them in their 50s and younger. Cervical cancer also remains the second leading cause of cancer death among women in their 20s and 30s.

Cervical cancer is almost 100% preventable through screening and the HPV vaccine. The US has lower up-to-date HPV vaccination rates than other high-income countries.

Compared to dropping incidence trends for lung and colorectal cancers, the rate of new female breast cancer cases increased by about 0.5% each year from 2008 to 2017, which is thought to be due, in part, to increased obesity rates and decreased fertility rates.

Prostate, lung and bronchus, and colorectal cancers make up 46% of all cancer cases in men, with prostate cancer accounting for 26% of all cancers in men. For women, breast, lung, and colorectal cancers combined make up just over 50% of all new diagnoses, with breast cancer accounting for 30% of all cancers in women.

The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team

Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.

School Calendar

2021-22
First Semester
Sept. 7 – December 17   2021

Sept. 7 (TUESDAY)               First Day of First Semester
Oct. 11 (Monday)                   Columbus Day Holiday
Nov. 22 – 26                           Fall Break (and Thanksgiving)
Dec. 17                                   Last Day of Fall Semester

Second Semester

Jan. 4 (TUESDAY)                 Second Semester Begins
Jan. 17  (Monday)                  Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Feb. 21  (Monday)                  Presidents’ Day Holiday
Mar. 14 – 18                           Spring Break Holiday
April 15 & 18                           Good Friday and Easter Monday Holidays
May 24 – 27                            Adventure Trip
May 27                                    Last Day of Spring Semester

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 Peace.

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My Prayer
is that we find
the Inner Child
we all so fervently
need.

“Truly,
I say to you,

unless you turn and become
like Children,

you will never enter
the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Matthew 18:2-4

Everything we desire
in Life
is simple.
What we truly need
is Love and Forgiveness,
Compassion and Peace of mind.
And these precious
Gifts
all come through you
from God.

If darkness prevails in Life,
a Robe of Remembrance
of the Love of our Lord
may be worn
to clothe our fragile
Being.

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The day will come
when your precious Dreams
come True.
Through Prayer
you will finally feel
that you are at Peace
with yourself,
 and everything and everyone around
you.

Let your Sacred Life
be filled with Joy and the Light
of God’s Love.

The Love of God
is so Beautiful.
He gives us truly Beautiful things
in Life.
He gives us
Life.

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and Indescribably Beautiful.
Let us Thank Him
and rejoice in His Creation
of us.
.
Day by Day
He is making a way
for us.
He is a Lamp
to our feet.
He is the Light
in the darkness.
.
He is the Keeper
of Promises.
And
the best Gift we can Give
to Him
is our Prayerful Thanksgiving.
Our Prayers
add Poetry
to this Beautiful Life
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His Divine and Inspiring Words
are so Uplifting and Pure.

Our World
is a Heavenly Garden
with Beautifully colored Flowers,
wonderful singing Birds,
and Butterflies that open their wings
and open our Hearts
in a marvelous Dance
of Joy and Life.

The Presence of God
is all around,
and within
your Sacred Heart.

So many Beautiful Things
can be seen and heard.
See and hear them
with your Heart.

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Your Beautiful Prayer
is always a Thing of Clarity
and Beauty.
When we Pray,
God listens to Music in our Hearts
and the Song of our Lives.

The Prayers of our Heart
allow us to go back in Time
and be Forgiven
and be Embraced
by our Creator.
.
My Dear Friends,
we
come through our Parents,
and from God.

When we think
of God in our Life,
we capture the same Love Bond
between
a Mother and Baby,
and the absolute Beauty
of new Life.

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“The pain you’ve been feeling
can’t compare to the Joy
that is coming.”

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Empty your mind.
Be formless, shapeless
like water.
When you put water into a cup,
it becomes the shape of the cup,
you put water into a bottle,
it becomes like the bottle,
you put it in a teapot,
it becomes the tea in the pot.
Now your worries can flow.
Be water,
my Friend.
Be
what your are.

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Yes,
we are Water.
Take the shape that you desire,
like water does.
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Water makes up about 71% of the Earth’s surface,
about the same as you.
Why are we so easy to be shaped?
Why are we so easily shaped
by the Society`s needs?

We are water.
And water always shapes itself
according to the surfaces
it touches.

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When
the Heart is not burdened
by the mind,
the Soul will fly
so freely in Peaceful ways.

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quiet the mind,
and bring Magical Moments
to our Hearts.
When the warm rays of the Sun 
hit the Earth,
everything starts to bloom again.
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A World Without Cancer:
Is Prevention the Cure?

In the following interview, Dr. Margaret I. Cuomo, author of the book     A World Without Cancer, discusses the importance of cancer prevention with Motley Fool health care analyst Max Macaluso.

Macaluso: Dr. Cuomo is the author of the new book, A World Without Cancer, and she’s also the daughter of our former Governor Cuomo, and the sister of our current Governor Cuomo.

It’s been about 40 years – actually more than 40 years – since 1971, when the war on cancer was declared by President Richard Nixon. In that time, we’ve spent over $90 billion on cancer research, and yet we are still seeing cancer incidence rates rise.

We haven’t come as far as you’d think we should have, for that amount of time and money spent, so I said to myself, with all the horrific effects of cancer on the lives of my patients, friends, and family, it was time to delve into the subject and give it a fresh perspective.

Macaluso: In your book you talk a lot about the misconceptions of cancer prevention. What do you think the top misconception is today?

Cuomo: I think most people, even people who are quite knowledgeable, think that cancer is an inevitability. “No matter what I do, I’m going to get cancer. Either I’ll inherit it, or I’ll grow old enough and I’ll get cancer just because I’ve grown old.”

That’s clearly not the case. We know that over 50% of all cancers are preventable. Attention to diet, exercise, limiting alcohol, ending smoking, protecting our skin from the sun, and taking vitamin D    all contribute to a cancer-free life and the environmental toxins that   are in our midst can be eliminated, or at least limited so that they   don’t raise our risk of cancer.

Macaluso: What are some of the specific things we’re not paying enough attention to when it comes to prevention? Let’s start with diet.

Cuomo: OK, diet. You know the old expression, “You are what you eat.” To a large extent, that’s very true. A plant-based diet is what nearly all the experts say is not only the healthiest in terms of preventing heart disease and diabetes, but also reducing our risk for cancer.

If you look at your plate, your daily plate, two-thirds of it should be fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains like brown rice or quinoa, or even a whole grain pasta – and then a very small amount of lean protein like fish or chicken, and a minimal amount of red meat. That is the cancer prevention diet, but it also, as I say, decreases your risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Limiting alcohol – that means you really can’t afford to go out once a week and binge. They say no more than one drink a day of alcohol – that includes wine – for a woman and no more than two for a man, and it may be even less than that, but certainly you want to watch your alcohol intake.

Macaluso: I can tell you, after reading your book I definitely modified my diet. I’m drinking more green tea and a lot more vegetables.

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Cuomo: Excellent. Green tea has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.

Macaluso: Let’s shift the discussion from diet to environmental factors.

Cuomo: Yes, environment; very important. In fact, the United Nations just issued a report, that the World Health Organization was involved in as well, in which it said that there are so many of the so-called “endocrine disrupting chemicals,” such as BPA, which are in our plastic water bottles, other beverages, also food containers, the lining of the cans of food, soup — a can of soup, a can of beans — etc. Even a cashier receipt can have BPA.

Parabens – parabens are in everything from facial wash to shampoo, toothpaste – these are endocrine-disrupting chemicals. What does that mean?

That means they modify the development of hormones in our body. They affect our endocrine system, which has been linked to cancers of the breast, prostate, thyroid, and others. Also linked to obesity and diabetes, and they even drew a link to autism.

For all those reasons we want to rid our products, our personal care products at the very least, of these harmful chemicals, so there is good news on that note.

Macaluso: In your book, you talk a lot about BPAs and all the things in consumer packaging. I understand that Johnson & Johnson is leading the charge in making a commitment to rid their products of these chemicals. Can you speak a little bit about that?

Cuomo: Yes. I applaud Johnson & Johnson. They are the first major consumer products company in the United States to voluntarily commit to removing all harmful chemicals from their personal care products.

I would like to see other major companies, like Procter & Gamble and Colgate and L’Oreal follow the good example of Johnson & Johnson. Why should consumers be at risk for washing their face or brushing their teeth?

Macaluso: Excellent point. Going along with that, are there any other companies focused on organic products or specific foods,  that you might applaud?

Cuomo: Yes. I am happy to share with you, in terms of being BPA-free in all of their food packaging materials, the Hain Celestial Group. First of all, they’re the market leader in organic products, I’ve learned, and they include products such as Arrowhead Mills, Health Valley, Earth’s Best baby food, Walnut Acres juices, DeBoles pasta, Imagine sauces and soups.

They have made a commitment to BPA-free in all of their food packaging, cans, etc., and they also are very conscious in terms of sustainability for their packaging materials, so big applause for Hain Celestial Group.

Also, Whole Foods 365 brands, many of their brands are BPA-free, Trader Joe’s, and Eden Foods are some that come to mind.

Macaluso: Is there anything that consumers can do, or do we just have to wait for these companies to change their practices?

Cuomo: What you can do as an educated consumer is to read the labels. Certainly, if you don’t see “BPA free,” you have to question, “Does this packaging material contain BPA?”

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In terms of your personal care products, read the labels. If you see anything with “paraben” in it – that means methylparaben, butylparaben – anything that has that phrase, paraben,” avoid it completely. Also another word, difficult to pronounce, phthalates, another endocrine disruptor.

Basically, Max, anything you can’t pronounce you would be wise to stay away from it.

Macaluso: Yeah, I think that’s a good rule of thumb. Let’s talk a little bit about obesity. I think a lot of people might not realize that obesity is linked to certain types of cancers.

Cuomo: Yes. Obesity is linked to quite a few cancers. Scientists have pointed to the fact that breast cancer and colon cancer are definitely linked to obesity, but there are many other cancers that are as well.

What do we want to do? How do we avoid this epidemic? Do you realize, in the past 30 years the rate of obesity among children has tripled, and it has doubled for adults? Everyone agrees we have an epidemic. What do we do about it?

It’s all about education, isn’t it? We have to start with our very youngest children, teaching them what is a healthful diet. It’s not a bag of chips at every meal. It’s not a can of soda at every meal. If children don’t have the tools, the strategies, how can we expect them to eat healthfully?

Often times, what children learn in school in terms of vegetables and a plant-based diet, they will take home and they will be the teachers for their parents and caregivers. Isn’t that a wonderful thing?

I really feel education is the key here.

Macaluso: Once again, focused more on prevention than treatments.

Cuomo: Prevention is so important.

Macaluso: Let’s talk about tobacco products a little bit. Not all smokers get lung cancer, but it is a major risk factor.

Cuomo: Tobacco is a scourge and as you say, certainly we’ve proven that it causes lung cancer but it causes many other cancers as well; cancers of the digestive tract, even pancreas and bladder, have been linked to smoking.

What do we do? Well, years ago there was something called the Master Settlement Agreement, where all of the tobacco companies agreed to contribute billions of dollars to a fund that would later be given to the states with the intention that those funds be used for tobacco cessation programs and other tobacco elimination programs.

However, as I understand it the law is that the money goes to the states, but the states are not compelled to use it for that purpose. In these economically trying times, states are using it for infrastructure, they’re using it for a lot of other reasons.

We have to get back to preserving that money for tobacco cessation. Right now we have an increasing trend in smoking among adolescents, and among people of low education and low income.

Again, the burden of their illnesses is going to impact all of us. It doesn’t only impact the person who is going to be unfortunate enough to get lung cancer; it affects our health care costs, and we all absorb that, so it behooves all of us to make sure those funds are used properly.

Macaluso: Let’s shift the conversation from prevention to treatment. Your book does talk about some major successes in medicine, in the treatment of cancer. One in particular is Novartis’ Gleevec. This is a treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia.

What I was wondering, reading your book, was why haven’t we been able to replicate the success of Gleevec and chronic myeloid leukemia with other types of cancer, namely solid tumors?

Cuomo: That’s a very astute question. Chronic myeloid or myelogenous leukemia, CML, is based on a single genetic mutation. This terrible disease is actually a very simple disease, unlike breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer – these more common cancers – which are several orders of magnitude more complicated than that.

Therefore, Gleevec can attack CML and effectively cure it because it’s a very simple disease. Breast, prostate, lung cancer, are all much more complicated and it’s not as easy to treat them with a single chemotherapeutic agent or a monoclonal antibody, and that’s what Gleevec is.

Cuomo: prevention is the most effective strategy we have for ridding ourselves of cancer, and yet we devote so little time and attention to it.

My agenda is not to draw attention away from treatment. Again, there will always be patients who require treatment, and they should have it. What I am saying is that we have the intellectual resources and the financial capability to achieve both.

The National Cancer Prevention Institute would do just that. It would be based on a collaborative focused effort divided into teams, each team addressing a specific cancer type, and it would draw from many disciplines.

It would be a trans-disciplinary approach, including epidemiology, cancer biology, microbiology, immunology, engineering, pharmaceuticals, even urban planning; everything you need to decrease cancer incidence.

I don’t see that happening right now, and a lot of people that have been studying this for a long time feel it is time now to do this kind of approach, the way we did for the moonshot and for the Human Genome Project, both of which took a collaborative effort which had team science at its core. That’s what we should use for the prevention of cancer.

Macaluso: Dr. Cuomo, recently there was an Institute of Medicine report that addressed cancer care. Can you speak a little bit about that?

Cuomo: Yes. I was very pleased to see some experts in the country, such as Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Dr. Peter Bach, contribute to this workshop last October. They just issued a report from the Institute of Medicine addressing the question, “How do we contain cancer costs and what can we be doing better?”

Some of the key points were, what should a cancer therapy do? How do we assess its effectiveness and its value?

Well, it should increase our overall survival. It should increase the patient’s survival. It should increase the patient’s quality of life, while at the same time it should have very few side effects – certainly not life-threatening side effects or side effects that degrade that quality of life – and it should contain costs. It should not be an unsustainable cost.

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I thought that was a very good way of focusing attention on the question of how do we end the spiral of cancer care cost in America.

Macaluso: Thank you very much. Once again, Dr. Margaret Cuomo, author of the book A World Without Cancer.

Max is the Technology, Biopharma & Health Care Bureau Chief at Fool.com. Prior to joining the Fool, he completed a PhD in chemistry at the University of Cambridge and an MBA at the College des Ingenieurs.

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Worst Cancer-Causing Foods

Over the last several decades, certain foods have been vilified as being potentially carcinogenic, or capable of causing cancer. So which ones are the biggest culprits? And how can you eat to prevent cancer or reduce the chances of a recurrence if you’ve been diagnosed?

The list of potentially cancer-causing foods includes:

Red and processed meat.

— Sugar.

— Alcohol.

— Processed and packaged foods.

Red and Processed Meat

For the carnivores among us, it’s probably tough to hear the news that red meat and processed meat are associated with a higher risk of certain types of cancer. “Red meat is defined as beef, veal, pork, lamb and goat,” says Cathy Leman, a dietitian, personal trainer, nutrition therapist, speaker, writer and breast cancer survivor based in Chicago.

“Processed meat refers to meat that has been salted, cured, fermented, smoked or other processes that enhance flavor or improve preservation,” she adds. Examples include hot dogs, luncheon meats, ham and bacon.

Jeannette Schenk, senior staff scientist in the cancer prevention program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, says “There have been many epidemiological studies that have reported an association with high intakes of processed meat and red meat with an increase in cancer incidence and mortality.”

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, a high intake of red meat is defined as more than three servings per week. A single serving of red meat is about 3 to 4 ounces — or one small hamburger, steak or a medium-sized pork chop. Your total weekly consumption, the AICR reports, should be under 350 to 500 grams (about 12 to 18 ounces cooked) each week.

The cancer risk associated with processed meat products is even higher. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a branch of the World Health Organization, classifies processed meat as a Group 1 carcinogen, meaning that like other Group 1 carcinogens — tobacco, UV radiation and alcohol — research has proven that processed meat can cause cancer in humans. Eating just 50 grams of processed meat each day, the IARC reports, can elevate cancer risk by 18%. Four strips of bacon or one hot dog contains about 50 grams of processed meat.

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Kailey Proctor, an oncology dietitian with the Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, emphasizes, though, that the observed connection between meat and cancer “is an association, not a causation,” meaning that we don’t know for sure whether consumption of red meat is causing the cancer directly. Nevertheless, she notes that processed meat products “are processed foods” that should be consumed in moderation, aiming for one serving per week or less.

Why these meats appear to elevate cancer risk, particularly colorectal cancer, is believed to be because red meats and processed meats contain mutagens and carcinogens. Mutagens change genetic information by altering DNA, and carcinogens are cancer-causing agents.

When meat is cooked at high temperatures or grilled, amino acids in the meat interact with the heat to form carcinogenic compounds called heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. “Those have been linked with cancer risk,” Schenk says.

With processed meats, the cancer risk appears to be related to the way the meat is preserved and cooked. Specifically, the addition of preservatives called nitrates and nitrites may elevate cancer risk. Similarly, smoking meats can also create carcinogenic compounds, Schenk says.

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Sugar

Sugar is also implicated in the development and progression of certain kinds of cancer. In the early 20th century, a German biochemist named Otto Warburg observed that cancer cells often rely on sugar to fuel their prolific growth. Called the Warburg effect, this process suggests that starving the body of sugar and carbohydrates that can be converted to sugar could theoretically starve cancer cells.

As a result, the ketogenic diet, which reduces carbohydrate intake to 10% or less of calories consumed and increases fat consumption to 70% or more, has been suggested as a way to slow the spread of cancer.

The effectiveness of the keto diet to prevent or slow cancer hasn’t been fully proven, but an association between sugar and cancer has been established. For this reason, “any food which has a very high glycemic index” can increase your risk of cancer and should be consumed in moderation, says Dr. Adil Akhtar, associate professor in the department of medical oncology and hematology at Oakland University-William Beaumont School of Medicine and director of Inpatient Clinical Operations at Karmanos-McLaren Oakland Cancer Center in Michigan.

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A food’s glycemic index is “defined by the rate at which a food when it’s digested will raise the level of sugar in the blood,” Akhtar explains. Sugary foods, such as soda and candy, have a high glycemic index.

Some experts say that if you’re concerned about cancer, you should eliminate all refined sugar from your diet because many types of cancer cells use sugar as their primary fuel. In fact, some diagnostic tests for cancer use radioactive glucose to pinpoint tumors on PET scans because most cancer cells have such an affinity for sugar that they suck up glucose molecules faster than noncancerous cells can, thus showing themselves on the scan.

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Alcohol

Alcohol is actually a type of sugar, so it’s also on the list of foods that can increase your risk of cancer. “Alcohol is an established risk factor for mouth, pharynx, esophageal, liver, colorectal, breast and pancreatic cancer,” Schenk says.

Exactly how alcohol increases risk is not clearly understood, but “it’s possibly related to DNA damage” incurred by the cells after exposure to alcohol, Schenk says.

“In addition, it could be an indirect contributor because calories from alcohol contribute to weight gain.” Alcoholic beverages contribute a lot of excess calories that offer no nutritional benefits, so “it’s one of those added foods that we need to be limiting,” she says.

The federal government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 states that if you don’t drink, don’t start. It also recommends that moderating intake is an important way to curb cancer risk in people who do choose to consume alcoholic beverages.

Moderate alcoholic drinking is defined as one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men. A drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 8 to 9 ounces of malt liquor, 5 ounces of wine and 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.

In her opinion, Leman says that “for cancer prevention, it’s best not to drink alcohol.

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Processed and Packaged Foods

Akhtar says certain processed foods can also raise your risk of developing cancer. “Things like microwaved popcorn have compounds that are linked with cancer.” The environmental organization Environmental Working Group raised the alarm about a chemical called PFOA that was used to coat the inside of popcorn bags as a likely carcinogen, prompting the FDA to ban its use in food packaging in 2006.

However, a subsequent EWG investigation suggested that the replacement chemicals (needed to prevent oils in the bag from soaking through the paper) are also potentially carcinogenic and likely contain perfluorinated chemicals. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports that these chemicals, known as PFCs, may increase the risk of cancer.

Other ultra-processed foods, such as packaged baked goods and snacks, fizzy drinks, sugary cereals, ready meals and reconstituted meat products, have also been linked with an increased risk of certain types of cancer, according to a 2018 study in the British Medical Journal.

The study, which included 104,980 healthy French adults, found that a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet was associated with increases of 12% in the risk of overall cancer and 11% in the risk of breast cancer. No significant association was found for prostate and colorectal cancers.

Ultra-processed food products also tend to be higher in calories, salt, sugar and saturated fats, all of which may contribute to obesity, which is a known risk factor for cancer.

Even seemingly healthy foods, such as farmed salmon, may contain chemicals that might increase cancer risk. The Environmental Protection Agency has classified polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs as probably carcinogenic in humans. This class of chemicals were manufactured from 1929 until they were banned in 1979, but they linger still in the environment. Whether the levels of these chemicals, which enter the food chain from industrial and hazardous waste sites and become concentrated in the feed given to farmed fish, are high enough to cause cancer is still being debated.

If you’re concerned about this risk, Harvard Health suggests removing the skin of the salmon and the fat directly underneath it before cooking, as that’s where the chemicals are most concentrated. Allowing the fat to drain off by grilling, baking or broiling can also reduce risk. Studies have also suggested that lower levels of these chemicals have been identified in fish farmed in Chile and Washington State, so check where your fish is coming from.

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How Should I Eat to Avoid Cancer?

While some foods have been associated with an increased risk of certain kinds of cancer, other foods are believed to help reduce your risk. This is where Yael Vodovotz, director of the center for advanced functional foods and entrepreneurship at the Ohio State University in Columbus, is focusing her research efforts.

“Our lab is focusing on foods for prevention,” she says, and they’re investigating the bioactive compounds in food that “potentially can work together for cancer prevention.” (Bioactive means the compound has an effect on cells or a living organism and is used to describe vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other components of food.) In addition, they’re looking to formulate foods or food combinations that can offer a bioactive effect.

In that work, berries have been one brightly colored bright spot in terms of the benefits they can provide. “We’ve studied black raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. A lot of berries have combinations of bioactive properties.”

Soy is another food they’re studying, and while there has been some concern that soy might elevate risk of breast cancer in some people, some studies have shown it could be protective against other kinds of cancer. Look for soy to remain part of the food-and-cancer conversation for some time to come.

Vodovotz also says that green tea, tomatoes, grapefruit and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli have bioactive compounds that are under investigation for their cancer-fighting properties too.

“The idea is to incorporate the whole foods,” she says, instead of extracting a single compound. And finding the optimal combination of foods that give the full balance of cancer-fighting phytochemicals and nutrients is still a work in progress.

Vodovotz also notes that eating too much of any food can have negative consequences. “Foods are all made of chemicals, and if you take in way, way, way too much for a prolonged time, it’s going to be a problem.”

Eat a Balanced Diet

While her work continues determining which compounds can help and which may hurt in the quest to remain cancer-free, Vodovotz says, you can get a jump start by eating a balanced diet. “I’m very big on the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) MyPlate plan,” which advocates incorporating lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fiber and lean and plant-based proteins. “I do believe there’s an intimate link between cancer prevention and diet.”

Akhtar agrees, adding that there’s not one specific diet that will solve the cancer question, but he likes the Mediterranean diet for its balance of nutrients, low levels of sugar and focus on whole foods.

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“Eat a balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables and limits carbohydrates and sugars, he says. “Eat smaller portions of lean meat and healthy fats included in fish, nuts and olives. If you look at the list of different diets, all the healthy diets will have these basic components with a little bit of modifications.”

The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends a mostly plant-based diet for cancer prevention, Proctor says. “Their ‘New American Plate’ model suggests having two-thirds of your plate plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes. The remaining one-third of the plate should be a lean source of protein, such as chicken, turkey and seafood.”

To help curb cancer risk, seek to eat a whole, balanced diet that includes:

— Vegetables and fruits.

— Anti-inflammatory spices.

— Plant-based proteins.

— Fiber.

Vegetables and Fruits

These fresh, whole foods contain antioxidants and a host of other helpful nutrients that keep the body working the way it’s supposed to. In addition to the vitamins, minerals, fiber and “other bioactive components that may directly impact cancer risk,” vegetables and fruits may also “potentially have an indirect impact” on cancer risk, Schenk says. Plus, the more veggies and fruits you eat, the less you tend to weigh, which can also impact your risk of developing cancer given the connection between obesity and cancer.

Adding more plants to the diet is believed to confer some protective benefits against cancer, but it’s also important to note that cancer is about more than just diet. Your genetic make-up, environmental exposures, lifestyle and other risk factors can greatly influence your chances of developing the disease. “It’s important to stress that we don’t yet have 100% cancer prevention through diet,” Leman says. “But we do have strong evidence to use in developing dietary guidelines for reducing risk.”

Leman recommends eating at least five servings (2.5 to 3 cups total) of non-starchy vegetables and fruit daily.

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Anti-Inflammatory Spices

Adding turmeric — a bright orange spice found in many Indian dishes — to your diet may help reduce inflammation in the body. Cinnamon and ginger have also been shown to offer anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is a hallmark feature of cancer and other chronic diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, and many doctors and researchers believe that decreasing inflammation can reduce the risk of cancer.

Plant-Based Proteins

Instead of relying heavily on animal products for protein intake, look to plants for protein. Legumes and beans are excellent sources of protein that also contain lots of fiber.

“While it’s not necessary to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, it’s wise to limit intake of red meat to 18 ounces per week, and enjoy processed meats like ham, bacon and sausage on occasion,” Leman says.

Fiber

Increasing your intake of fiber might also help reduce your risk of cancer, specifically colorectal and gastric cancers, Proctor says. “Fiber also gives us a sense of fullness so we’re less likely to snack between meals, which helps maintain a healthy body weight.”

Leman recommends striving to consume at least 30 grams of fiber daily.

Maintaining a healthy body weight is an important part of controlling cancer risk. “We do know maintaining a healthy body weight is one of the best ways to reduce your risk for cancer. A healthy body weight is considered to be a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 kg/m2.” BMI, or body mass index, is a metabolic assessment based on height and weight.

You can calculate your own BMI using the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s online BMI calculator. Aim to stay in the healthy BMI range between 18.5 and 24.9 — being underweight can pose health risks, Proctor says.

Seek Individualized Advice and Support

For people who’ve been recently diagnosed with cancer or who are in survivorship, Leman urges you to seek out individualized nutritional guidance to support treatment outcomes and help manage side-effects of cancer treatments.

“While undergoing active treatment, people often have special nutritional requirements,” she says. “Working with an oncology dietitian for individualized nutritional care and guidance can help patients manage side-effects like nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue and changes in bowel habits.”

And while there’s no one “best diet” for cancer, think about everything you eat in context. Emphasize whole foods, and reduce intake of processed foods and sugars. “We have to consider the diet as a whole. We’re shifting at looking more at dietary patterns versus individual foods with respect to impact on cancer risk and cancer prevention,” Schenk says.

More from U.S. News
(click on topics below)

Kidney Cancer Symptoms

Colon Cancer Diet

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Prostate Cancer

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How Do You Listen To The Heart? / RNA Technology in Covid-19 Vaccines Could Be Used To Treat Cancer / School Calendar

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How Do You Listen
To The Heart?

With silence,
like a pendulum
about to
strike a bell.
And if
you allow the pendulum
to choose you,
there will be
Music.

Listen
from a place that most people
cannot reach,
way down deep in the
Soul,
in silent Communion
with the Infinite.

The Silence of the Soul
is louder than loud,
instinctively intuitive,
and deeply Loving.

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we can
rediscover our World,
again.

If you keep searching
for meaning in Life,
suddenly,
you will search
no more.

And you discover
you
cannot find,
that which is not
missing.

Life,
need not be
a sad melody.
Think of the many things
that are so Beautiful
and make us smile.

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Or,
My Dear Friend,
do not think at all.
Just Listen
to the golden silence,
and feel where the Song of Life
takes you.
Take a deep breath,
and let out the meaningless stress,
slowly.

Everything and everyone
you come to Love
can have a piece of your Heart.
This one moment
in Time,
can have a piece of your Life.
And the Song
your Life sings,
 can become a transcendental experience.
It will SHINE
like the Sun,
in a jealous sky.
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Your precious Life
will brightly glow
with all the Love you
GIVE.

Believe.
.
Yes,
bring your Heart to what you
Truly Believe.
Close your eyes
and visualize
the details of Life
that brought you Joy,
that made those around you
Happy.
Go there again,
every day.
Your Home
is in your Heart.
Just
BELIEVE.

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People all over the World
are like you and me 
they Hope
and they wish
and they Dream.
.
Remember, 
not to be sad about the past, 
or worry about the future
What we are Truly
Blessed with,
is Today.
And Tomorrow
is a new chance,
to unwrap the Gift
of a new day.

Life
can not only give you
something new,
it can draw something out of you
to give to others –
to Love,
and cherish
and renew.

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You
can be transported
to an entirely different, unsuspected
and Beautiful place.
Your ability to find
new dimensions in Life
that are not familiar,
is unmatched.

This
is a Life
to get lost in.
Switch off all the lights
that expose
deep regret,
and anger,
and despair.
Float away
on clouds of Dreams.
YOU
are far more
than you have ever
imagined.

God’s Universe
is Beautifully designed
to reunite us
somehow, someway,
like a gentle breeze
that gathers Leaves
of Gold
together.
In the magical World
of the Human Heart
lies every wish
fulfilled.

“Now to Him who is able to do
immeasurably more

than all we ask or imagine,
according to His Power
that is at work within us,”

Ephesians 3:20
.
God is awesome 
and He wants to Bless
you
with much more than you could ever dream of
or imagine,
because He is in Love with you
and wants to give you
His best for your precious Life.

With my most Heartfelt Prayer
for Peace in all the troubled Souls
and the sadly broken Hearts.
.
Goodnight.

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‘MASSIVE OPTIMISM’

RNA technology in Covid-19 vaccines
could be used to treat other diseases like cancer,
top expert says.

THE mRNA technology used in potential Covid-19
vaccines
could be deployed to treat other diseases such as
CANCER
,
a top Irish expert has said.

Professor of Biochemistry at the School of Immunology
at Trinity College
Luke O’Neill told RTE’s
Brendan O’Connor
that “there’s grounds for lots of optimism” over the
Covid-19
vaccines being developed.

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deployed to treat cancer, an Irish expert has said.
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Asked by O’Connor if Ireland was “counting our chickens”
too much over a Covid vaccine, the professor responded:
“I don’t think so.

Discussing U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer stating their
Covid-19 vaccine was 90 per cent effective,
Prof O’Neill said:
“Of course, it’s a press release
as I’ve said one thousand times.

“I need to see the data and the science.

“But they wouldn’t be releasing this
unless they knew it was really good.

‘LOOKING VERY GOOD’

He continued: “It’s looking very good and even more importantly, in a way, there’s at least two other vaccines that are very similar to Pfizer’s one, which are being tested as we speak.”

When asked by O’Connor about the mRNA technology in the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and their partner, the German company BioNTech, Prof O’Neill said: “You can fall off our seat as well because this could be used for other diseases as well, not just Covid, even cancer.”

He explained: “The husband and wife team –
Dr Ugur Sahin and Dr Ozlem Tureci
they developed this vaccine for BioNTech, a German company.

“They’ve been pushing this for years
and nobody was listening.”

“It was fringe,
RNA was seen as too difficult.”

“Now they’ve got somewhere and they were going
after cancer actually.”

“Now if it works in Covid,
it could work in cancer as well,
so there’s grounds for lots of
optimism.

According to Pfizer, RNA vaccines work by introducing
into the body an mRNA (messenger RNA) sequence
that contains the genetic instructions for the vaccinated
person’s own cells to produce the vaccine antigens
and generate an immune response.

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God’s Love For You Is Deathless / Bill Kincaid’s Wizard’s Gambit / Why is Coffee Good For You? / TUESDAY, Jan. 5 – We Begin Again

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“Nothing
can be Loved or hated
unless it is first understood.”

Leonardo da Vinci.

God’s Love for you
is deathless.

The Blessings of Blissful moments
are Lived and Loved
on the pathway to Happiness,
as we struggle with all the misfortunes
of this World,
and Pray to God
to shield us from harm.

In the brightest of days
and the darkest of nights,
amidst your Happiest moments

and gloomiest hours,
there can be a Soft Breeze flowing
through your Life,

the Breath of God,
the Spirit of the Lord
Passing By.

All
that is needed
is Prayer.

The Banner of our purpose
for existence, for Love, for Life,
floats calmly in this Gentle Breeze,
 of God’s Unbounded Love for us.

We may have unlimited confidence
in the Love and Care
God will have
for His Precious Children
of Faith.

Such Faith
is simple
and profound.
It is the same
Faith,
that may be found
in the Love
your Children feel
for you.

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Feel gratified to God
for the Beauty all around,
found in every Leaf
and every Tree,
in everything that was,
and is,
and is to be.
.

The Hope
in all our future years,

the only Hope
there may be,
resides in our Love
for each other,
the Love
God has given

to you
and me.

 The Love
of our Lord
is kept among even the dimmest memories
of Childhood.
In the Maternal Care
we share,
is the warmth and tender
caress
of all the Love
that is there.

Yes,
the Beauty
of all things
can be beheld
by you.
This knowledge,
this awareness,
gives you
Birth
anew.

There are words Sacred
in number
that let us explore
unfettered
the Eternal Nature
of God’s Love.
They are here,
they are real.
And they reside
within the Holy Word
of God.

In the Eyes of God
every
teardrop is timeless,
every smile
remains in the Heart.
You
are Forever Eternal
in the Love of God
that Created you.

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In every Flower we see,
Blossoms the Love
that Flows
Eternally.
In
the Natural World,
not built by
you and me,
is
the Love of God,
painted
on every Living Thing
that dwells
in the Forest of His Heart,
for you
and for me.

The Holy Word of God
is filled with His Promises
to provide the rest we need.
Our Precious Father
in Heaven Above
is an Endless Source of
Peace and Strength.

                       Painted on every Living Thing.

And
rest is important

to our Spiritual Walk with the Lord.
Mental and physical rest
allows our mind and our body,
and, importantly, our Spirit
to renew
and begin again each Blessed Gift
of Day,
with renewed strength
and purpose.

My Dear Friends,
during this precarious time 
of worry and stress,
rest
is important to your physical Being,

and
your Spiritual Walk

with the Lord.

Many people today

don’t appreciate the true value
of rest,
physical and Spiritual.
.
 God is an endless source of
Peace and Strength.

“In order for God’s Strength
to manifest and present in our Lives
we must have
Faith.”

Hebrews 11:1

Goodnight.

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There is a fantastic
book by Bill Kincaid:
Wizard’s Gambit.

This is Bill’s first
science fiction/fantasy book.

The central figure is
Max Strider,
the sole survivor
of a mission to explore
a distant planet
classified as EVE (Earth Virtual Equivalent).
But there are differences:
like Fire-breathing Dragons & Wizards
who shoot lightning bolts and
work powerful magic.

Will Max’s knowledge of
science and technology
prevail against the dangers
he will face?

.Bill is a Dear Friend
and a wonderful author.
He is also
our school attorney
and
my former debate partner
when we were students at
Hardin-Simmons University.

Please consider :
Wizard’s Gambit
by Bill Kincaid
and
THANK YOU!

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Wizard’s Gambit

by Bill Kincaid
Science and Technology
vs.
Magic and Wizardry

Wizard’s Gambit

Although Bill Kincaid spent over 35 years practicing law in Texas, he started out as a writer and journalist whose articles and columns received several state-wide honors. Now that Bill is slowing down his legal practice, he finally has time to return to his writing roots, publishing two historical fiction books and one fractured fairy tale.
Wizard’s Gambit is his first science fiction / fantasy novel. Bill and his wife of over forty years have three adult children.

Q. What books have influenced your Life the most?
.
A. I’ve been most influenced by The Bible and The Science of God. However, my favorite fiction includes White Fang, Hound of the Baskervilles, several of the Thoene books, and The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Jack Reacher, and Divergent series.

Q. Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from this book?

A. Probably someone like Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, or a young version of either Harrison Ford or Mel Gibson.

Q. Tell us about the cover and the inspiration for it.

A. The cover depicts part of a battle between Wizard Malmortiken’s forces and those of King Kylandar.

         Please click this link to read about Wizard’s Gambit:
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coffee chartWhy is Coffee Good For You?
Here Are 7 Reasons
By Kris Gunnars
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In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing. Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.

1. Coffee Can Make You Smarter

The active ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a stimulant and the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world. Caffeine’s primary mechanism in the brain is blocking the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine. By blocking the inhibitory effects of Adenosine, caffeine actually increases neuronal firing in the brain and the release of other neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine.

Many controlled trials have examined the effects of caffeine on the brain, demonstrating that caffeine can improve mood, reaction time, memory, vigilance and general cognitive function.

2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat and Improves Physical Performance

There’s a good reason why you will find caffeine in most commercial fat burning supplements.

Caffeine raises metabolism and increases the oxidation of fatty acids.

3. Coffee May Drastically Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a lifestyle-related disease that has reached epidemic proportions, having increased 10-fold in a few decades and now afflicting about 300 million people.

In observational studies, coffee has been repeatedly associated with a lower risk of diabetes. The reduction in risk ranges from 23% all the way up to 67%.

A massive review article looked at 18 studies with a total of 457.922 participants. Each additional cup of coffee per day lowered the risk of diabetes by 7%. The more coffee people drank, the lower their risk.

4. Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Not only can coffee make you smarter in the short term, it may also protect your brain in old age.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world and a leading cause of dementia.

In prospective studies, coffee drinkers have up to a 60% lower risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain. Coffee may lower the risk of Parkinson’s by 32 – 60%.

5. Coffee May be Extremely Good For Your Liver

The liver is a remarkable organ that carries out hundreds of vital functions in the body.

It is very vulnerable to modern insults such as excess consumption of alcohol and fructose. Cirrhosisis the end stage of liver damage caused by diseases like alcoholism and hepatitis, where liver tissue has been largely replaced by scar tissue.

Multiple studies have shown that coffee can lower the risk of cirrhosis by as much as 80%, the strongest effect for those who drank 4 or more cups per day.

Coffee may also lower the risk of liver cancer by around 40%.

6. Coffee May Decrease Your Risk of Dying

In two very large prospective epidemiological studies, drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death by all causes.

This effect is particularly profound in type II diabetics, one study showing that coffee drinkers had a 30% lower risk of death during a 20 year period.

7. Coffee is Loaded With Nutrients and Antioxidants

Many of the nutrients in the coffee beans do make it into the final drink, which actually contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals.

A cup of coffee contains:

6% of the RDA for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5).
11% of the RDA for Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).
2% of the RDA for Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1).
3% of the RDA for Potassium and Manganese.

May not seem like much, but if you drink several cups of coffee per day then this quickly adds up.

But this isn’t all. Coffee also contains a massive amount of antioxidants.

In fact, coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the western diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables combined.

Even though coffee in moderate amounts is good for you, drinking way too much of it can still be harmful.

To make sure to preserve the health benefits, don’t put sugar or anything nasty in your coffee! If it tends to affect your sleep, then don’t drink it after 2 p.m.

If anything, coffee may literally be the healthiest beverage on the planet.

And so, my friends, instead of allowing your children to drink deadly and addictive soft drinks, why not introduce them to something healthy? Yes, like coffee.

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Is Truth Ever a Lie? / School Calendar 2020-21

The motivation
to learn,
and to survive,
lies through the Heart,
not the mind.
Wm. C. Anderson

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In frequent discortations with other educators,
I found a highly con-substantial Love of what we call
a relaxed and informal atmosphere,
combined with a real commitment to
academic freedom.
If you are old enough, you may actually recall
having teachers who were trusted enough
to make decisions
and conduct the business of counseling,
motivating and teaching children.
.
Oh,
these were the good old days!

These were the generations of Educators
that enabled the children of this Nation
to make the United States the envy of other nations.
These teachers empowered us to become
the only remaining true superpower on earth,
to acquire
more than half the wealth of the World,
while comprising only six percent of its population
and to realize that not locating a Starbucks
could be a significant, Life-altering dilemma.
How does the saying go,
“Only in America”!

We share an abhorrence of those things
that distract children
from academic and thoughtful pursuit.
Their Love of reading meshes beautifully
with our first Love.
We forbid homework
and ask our students instead,
to spend this precious time establishing a Life-time habit
and Love of reading –
with a requirement
that each child read or be read to,
for at least one hour each evening.

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As with the Finns,
we believe that overly strict rules do not translate
into dedicated scholars.
We harbor only three rules:
to be kind, to be kind and
to be kind.

And when you think deeply about it,
that covers everything.

Moments that linger in the Heart
excite us now and linger on
in the mind.
.
Leave the Flowers of your precious Smiles
at the entrance
to each precious moment.

Without your
Love,
there is no day.

Health experts have been baffled by a rise in suicide among teens and young adults.
  • Suicide is the second-leading cause of death
    for older teens and young adults.
  • The suicide rate has been increasing from 2007.
  • The rate went from 6.8 deaths per 100,000 people to 10.6, according to the CDC report.

A reportTrusted Source
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
shows that the teen suicide rate in the United States
has skyrocketed in recent years.

Suicide was recently ranked as the
second-leading cause of death
for people between the ages of 15 and 24 years old.

Each year, about 7 out of 100,000 young adults
between the ages of 15 and 19
die by suicide each year —
and that number only seems to be growing.
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“Goodbye to you my trusted Friend
We’ve known each other since we were nine or ten.
Together we’ve climbed hills and trees
Learned of Love and ABCs
Skinned our Hearts and skinned our knees
Goodbye my friend,
it’s hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
.”

Terry Jacks 
click here to play the song

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At the Anderson School
visitors are sometimes mildly shocked
to find such things as: barefoot boys (and girls)
fluttering down the hall
(they really do feel more relaxed and at home this way),
or a child asleep during the school day
(why fight Mother Nature – if you are tired, rest!
After a nap, children are energized
and ready again to learn and play) and a mild,
low-grade level of chaos can naturally prevail.

                  Another Anderson School Scholar.

This is normal behavior for the young
and can become highly productive.
It provides opportunity for the interplay of ideas
and Hopes and Dreams
as kids banter back and forth.
.
And there are intangibles that result:
the modeling of Creative flux, improved self-esteem
and self-confidence and the intrinsic motivation
generated by the children themselves.
Since our bright students are busy teaching and working
with each other,
the tendency is toward non-stop communication,
as they group themselves according to interests, not age.
Typically, you find a very young scholar teaching older types
and excited to share knowledge.

At our school
students keep the same teachers for many years.
They actually get to know them
and we treat each other like Family.
Why not?
.
Are we not really related
in many ways?
.
We promote self-reliance and autonomous learning,
minimize competition, assail perfectionism,
promote informality
and a relaxed Ho Ho Ho Home-like atmosphere,
remove the harmful
and potentially devastating emphasis upon grades
(no grades or report cards are provided
scholars are expected to perform at a mastery level of 90%
not 70%,
without time constraints)
and, importantly,
we eliminate homework.
As educators, we have had plenty of time during the day
to get the job done.

Think about it!
.
Children NEED to be involved in many
after school activities,
such as
Scouting (my favorite), Golf, Karate, Taekwondo
baseball, piano lessons, and Choir.
The list goes on and on.

A great after school activity
helps children on many levels.
Your child builds community connections,
and makes a positive impact on something
that’s important to him or her..
.
Music
should be an essen­tial part
of every child’s devel­op­ment.
A great song can light up their Hearts,
encour­age them to move around and dance,
and help instill a sense of con­fi­dence.
We can enjoy the ben­e­fits of music
from the moment we are born,
but NOT
if we are pestering our parents
about homework,
asking for help with things like
Algebra,
that one parent never took
and the other one forgot
decades ago.

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And parents are essentially not qualified to teach at Home
and do not have the time or patience.
They worked hard all day
and the boss did not assign them
homework.

Parents would not tolerate this.
They would find another employer.
But your children cannot simply find another teacher.
They are riveted to a desk,
with little Hope of finding the time
they need to do the real work of Kids –
they need to
PLAY.

We also provide the freedom to do such things as:
progress at your own pace,
allow children to prepare their own meals
and dine whenever they like
(some “graze” throughout the day)
and play whenever they complete morning or afternoon assignments
(a few will work all weekend so they may play at school).
This is real Academic Freedom
and allows for the independent use of personal judgment.
We want our children to practice making many, many decisions
and mistakes,
while they are young and under our guidance.

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After all,
they
will be making every decision regarding their own lives,
and our own lives, and in a few years.
So be very kind to your children, for in the end,
they
will be all you have left.

And don’t be shocked if your children can’t survive on their own
in the near future,
if you did every thing for them and made their every decision.
They may become so dependent
that they NEVER survive.
It happens.

Some schools are largely successful
because they truly realize that,
Less is more”.
To be less demanding equates to more time at home
with Mom and Dad
and more time to play
and this always leads to a more
psychologically healthy person
someone who really WANTS to go to school the next day
(and more importantly, wants to Live
and
knows how to
PLAY
).

“Minimalism
is the intentional promotion of the things
we most value
and the removal of anything
that distracts us from it.”
Joshua Becker

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Children need to be
more relaxed, energized and ready to study,
rather than being burned out, bored, fatigued and more deeply depressed than they will ever say
which can result in their becoming anxious, obnoxious,
angry, rebellious and unwilling to continue what has evolved
into drudgery and a loathing of going to school.

And when you think about it,
wouldn’t you rebel if you were stressed out,
overly assessed, classified, compared, bored, structured,
and selected and sorted ad nausium.
.
Why,
revolutions have occurred for less
revolutions of the mind
and of the Family.
We see many children today who are dropping out
mentally,
socially, emotionally, physically
and in other ways that more frequently become
SELF destructive.
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Is Truth Ever a Lie?
What if you
are Living
a lie?

I have been asked why the educational systems are imploding?
What’s broken and what can we, as parents and educators,
do to fix it?

Essentially, our educational systems are imploding because:

1. Our schools are now devoid of essential academic Feedom,
2. They are saddled with the ineffective and truly oppressive
No Child Left Behind Act and its sinfully negative byproducts and
3. Schools lack the fiery furnace of competition in the free
market place.

The solutions are simple but,
in our present static state of mind,
unavailable.
However,
if ever we do decide to act
we know what to do:

We need to provide each student, through their parents,
the funds
to purchase their schooling wherever they choose to go.
The natural and highly beneficial effect of competition for this money would produce results similar to every other commodity in the marketplace.

Beautifully crafted, thoughtful and productive products in the form of innovative and dynamic curriculums and remarkable institutions of learning would be engineered by our gifted educators in
competition with each other.
But importantly, regardless of the outcome,
they would serve to please our Parents and Children.

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But
we have become imprisoned
to the precept that government can extrinsically motivate schools and teachers, utilizing the negative bias of assessment and with such harsh and punitive prerogatives as the loss of employment for teachers and administrators, virtually worthless and shameful labels, accusations, inevitably harmful performance evaluations and even the unthinkable closure of entire schools.
Such closures are so severe that one can imagine
less damage being inflicted to a school community
even in time of war.

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This punitive, FEAR based system shall never produce overall sustainable positive results,
especially for those children most in need.
This system is far beyond broken.
It poses a very real-time danger to our society.
This obviatedly biased bent toward negative reinforcement
is a conceptualization rejected many years ago
in the study of Child behavior.

Our boat is now sinking
by the bow and no longer in sight of the shore.
We seemingly cannot even identify
the real problems with our schools.
But we act like we do really know who or what is to blame.
So we keep felling the trees all around us
in order to glimpse a sliver of the light of understanding
from above
and do not even know
there is a fragile and endangered forest
all around us.

For our underpaid, overworked and unappreciated Educators
should never have been marked and targeted.
They are not to blame!
And our children should never have been used as pawns
in this unintelligible game.

We now find it virtually impossible to patch our Ship of State,
in light of the large, gaping holes created by FEAR,
a focus upon self-serving and selfish interests
and an inability to locate words such as equitable,
fair or open-minded in any dictionary
to be found in our capitals
of government in Austin or Washington.

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What can parents do to help children attain success
and be the best they can be?

Well,
if your child is truly suffering
(and can you believe you are paying for this abuse
with your taxes
or tuition?)
I recommend removing them from any oppressive and harmful environment immediately
(that means today!).

Then,
you may want to take them for refreshments
to a fun place
(they may actually remember having fun).
.
There you can apologize
for not sheltering them from the storm,
for not protecting them or truly being their advocate
and being there for them when you were needed.
It helps to let a child know you are Human
and make mistakes.

It will also help if you let them know
that you will now and forever more be there for them
and not allow anyone else or any other school
to make them so unhappy and miserable again.
.
After you wipe the tears from their eyes,
take a moment to wipe away yours.
And remember,
if your child forgives you, it is in the past.
It is over.
Now you can go forward
and forgive all those who transgressed against your
Beloved Children.

Just don’t vote for them again.
Have mercy on the next generation.

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Now,
plan the future.
Let your Child help you.
.

Explore the many other avenues available
(and there are many).
Remind yourself how thankful we all are
that Thomas Edison’s Mother
removed him from such a school at a very early age.
Now that’s what I call – seeing the Light!
With over 1,100 patents to his name,
we can all be thankful that she removed him from school,
which now enables us to watch a great movie tonight,
with sound and the ability to record it.
A compassionate decision for one deeply Loved child,
has led us all out of the dark and into the light.
Thank you Mrs. Edison!
So just follow her example and start
by stopping the pain.

Next,
you will need to examine what happened to our schools
and to your child.
And that is a complex journey fraught with unbelievable intrusions
into the coliseums and colloquiums of academia.

Special interests,
and not so special lawmakers,
intruded into the Sacred spaces of our Children’s classrooms,
their Home away from Home,
assuming they knew more than highly trained
and devoutly dedicated educators
about what your children needed.
When in fact,
teachers were well qualified
and simply needed to be
left alone.

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Lawmakers could have helped
the wonderful, beautiful, caring and ever-giving Teachers
by paying them a decent wage
and providing more money for materials
(many, many teachers have spent their own meager funds
on your children and without you ever aware of it).
But we, as individuals, elected people
who obviously did not know how to educate children,
and much more importantly,
how fragile they are
or how to care for them.

Their pride went before
our fall.

Simplicity

I fondly remember many years ago my good friend,
who was a State Representative, Homer Dear,
a wonderful and Loving retired school teacher and administrator,
calling to ask what should be done, in my opinion,
legislatively.

My immediate response was mandate relief.
The volumes of dictates from our zealous state agency and the legislature, were so voluminous that no one on this Planet
even knew everything that was required of a school.
.
He then sponsored a bill to provide such relief.
Naturally, it was defeated.
No one is going to tell the legislature
that much of what they did is actually too much
and leading toward a dastardly day of self-destruction
(this is the impending implosion).
But in essence,
Homer knew what needed to be done.
And now you know.

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Freedom

Simply stated: remove nearly all of the governmental laws, mandates (typically unfunded – thank you), guidelines and regulations relative to education, substantially realign and reduce the size, scope and budget of the state regulatory agency (eliminating well over a billion dollars that funds this unbelievable megalopoliptic and essentially counter – productive enterprise) and get every one, and I mean every one out of the teacher’s way and out of the teacher’s classroom.
.
On your way out, buy her (or him)
a cup of well-earned coffee.

This can significantly contribute to the academic freedom that Dr. Reed Dawson, a beloved Baylor professor of mine, warned way back in 1973, was perilously close to death.
He was right.

The infamous and highly destructive Texas Assessment of Basic Skills test, and its destructive off-springs (T.E.A.M.S., T.A.K.S., etc.)
was about to be unleashed
upon our unsuspecting and naive populace.

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Academic Freedom,
as with all the productive and beneficial benefits that any freedom provides, was about to be targeted and totally destroyed.
And it began with the blunt instrument of institutional sin in 1980.
Simply stated,
this oppressive test needs to be abolished
and accompanied by an apology to all of its victims,
and there are many.

Now,
after you give back freedom to teachers to teach,
come back in one year,
and you and your child will be well on the road to being Happy.
Trust me, teachers knew what to do all along.
How many years did our educators spend in a College or University preparing to take an oath of poverty,
so he or she could have the Honor of teaching your child?

Yes,
the teacher can do the job.
Just get everyone out of her (or his) way.
Remember,
in the successful schools, such as in Finland,
less is more.
And it always has been.
Isn’t that in the Bible?

“Less is more
and more is less.

Psalm 37:16-17

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Simplicity
must replace the absolute mess that we have today!
By the way,
the highest achieving schools in the entire World,
value exactly this –
simplicity.

Finance

Finland sets the example for us again,
in providing roughly EQUAL per-pupil funding.
The gap between the best and worst performing schools in Finland
was the smallest tested.

So what happened to our free enterprise system
and the competitive market place?
.
You know,
the one we preach about from on high in every school in America.
The system that created such wealth for us,
that we have reached record levels of obesity, consumption and waste. Why is the competitive marketplace of our free enterprise system provided an exemption in the marketplace of knowledge?
Do we not yet realize that competition is the primary catalyst for excellence in our economic society,
that it is the engine that drives us
to unsurpassed prosperity?

Or are we not willing to vote for people of courage and conscience or recruit those rare individuals to run for public office who are willing to sacrifice an innate defensiveness and desire for self-serving interests for the sake of what is most precious in our lives –
our children.

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To date we have not mustered enough courage or votes
to really change
anything.
And my fear is that we may never do so!
This boat full of unwilling and highly dependent people who will soon need to have everyone bailing the waters of indifference, and neglect. The perilous sea has already reached the water line
and mighty Casey has struck out.

Stay tuned,
the game will resume overseas.
What’s that gurgling sound?

Can you even imagine
educators from other countries observing that our system
of public education strives to,
“leave no child behind”
while we post a drop out rate for Fort Worth I. S. D.
of over 45 percent,
according to the
Editorial Projects in Education Resource Center.

Let’s compare that to less than 4 [that’s FOUR] percent
for other countries.

My Dear Friends,
we left half of our children at the starting gate.
And we did not just leave them behind,
we abandoned them with no hope
that they will ever truly flourish and prosper
But, on the bright side,
we meagerly raised the minimum wage
with them in mind,
didn’t we?

Tree Sunset LandscapeUltimately,
these lost children will never even be able to sustain
themselves,
much less impact this system
that has been so neglectful to so many.
And the system we created and perpetuate to this day will,
one day soon,
not be able to support them or their children.
The weight of so much water will cause this listing ship
to topple over.
(Have you ever tried to live on the minimum wage?)

We left many of our children with little hope
that they will ever truly thrive
in our highly competitive economy.
Our focus upon minimum skills for all
has evolved into a minimum wage for many.

Our mediocrity has become merit to us,
the mediocre.
And our children did not deserve this!
They are the victims
of our now tired, cowardly, self-centered neglect.

It is a sad commentary
that our fear to change what needs to be changed
is now the driving force
behind the fall of twenty-first century
Rome.

Dr. William C. Anderson, Co-Director
The Anderson Private School for the Gifted, Talented and Creative
817-448-8484
andersonschool.net

Barbara Saunders

“I Love this post.
My mother, a teacher and the daughter of a teacher who attended segregated public schools in the 1930s and 1940s, chose the private school to which she sent my sisters and I because, she said,
“I could not stand the rigid desks and rows in the public schools.
When I saw kids sprawled out in the halls, talking and laughing,
that was the place I want you kids to go!

I have a hard time believing
that “reformers” don’t notice that the schools for the intellectual and socioeconomic elite are more – not less – free, relaxed and playful.”

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