Eclipse – Once in a life time

Are you watching the eclipse?

So many people are clamoring to get the best spot.  They say this is once in a lifetime!  I’m thinking that many of us have missed so many once in a lifetime that one more can’t hurt.  You can’t miss what you never had, or so they say.  So I guess those of us that won’t get to see it won’t miss seeing it.

But for those that can watch the eclipse, it pays to learn the rules.  Yes, there are safety rules!

NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection Click To Tweet
Partial eclipse

Here is what I learned in one short google search on the space site:

During totality, when the sun’s disk is completely covered by the moon, it is safe to view the eclipse with the naked eye. But skywatchers should NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection. Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness. See our complete guide to find out how to view the eclipse safely.

Some of us will only get to see it in pictures.

If you are like me and nowhere near it, you can check out this interactive map to track its path here:

Retirement – A dream come true, or a scary movie!

Coming Soon – The Retirement

Don’t want to miss a minute of life left after you retire? Click To Tweet

Retirement, like getting married or raising a child, didn’t come with any instructions or a how to book.  We were just expected to know what to do.  Well if you’ve worked the largest majority of your life retirement was always a dream, and dreams are not reality.  It doesn’t matter if you retired with or without money the same types of issues arise.

What are you going to do with possibly 30 years of life in retirement?

No more turning or off the alarm

I can still recall listening to colleagues dreaming of retirement.  They would talk about how great it was going to be not having to get up early in the morning and fight the traffic to get to work.  How they would be able to play golf and not have to worry about getting a Tee time.  Others talked about traveling whenever they wanted and not having to juggle around peak travel times or school holidays.

Reality

Dream one — Not having to wake up early:

Next morning you wake up early, don’t want to miss a minute of life left, or was it simply because of your internal alarm clock, geared for work over the last few decades, went off?

Well, you’re awake, so let’s get up and at it.

Isn’t it great not to have rush out the door to catch a bus or get in the car and face the traffic or another day on the job?

no more catching a crowded train.

Okay, slow down, let’s think about this over coffee.

Okay, ready to sit and have a leisurely coffee, without having to watch clock?  Now, where’s my coffee partner?

Oh, that’s rights they are still working, long gone out the door.  You forgot that it is rare for both parties to retire on the same day or at the same time.

Now it’s time to find new coffee partners.  Most of us have coffee shops near by, why not go get a coffee and strike up a  conversation with someone at the next table.  Consider it like the first day at a new job.  You had to make new friends and meet new people, well retirement is no different.  So get up, get out and say hi to someone new.

To be cont’d……

Coming Soon – The Retirement Training – Long over due!

It’s your attitude that will get you every time, awareness may be next

You hear me often write about how your attitude can help or hurt you as you get older.  Awareness is one of the keys to making it work for you not against you.

Attitude still trumps Aptitude when it come to aging well Click To Tweet

This short video – part of the larger course on Conscious Aging-  provides more information

If you are interesting taking the rest of the course click Here