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 (more…)

Are you afraid of retirement? Maybe you should be,

because what are you going to do with possibly 25 or 30 years of nonworking life left to live.   How will you spend your days, evenings and weekend when every is a HOLIDAY? So what are you going to do? What will get you up in the morning? Click To Tweet   Life and living are not mutually exclusive, both require your interaction. Having that much time on your hands means there are no real holidays.  What are long weekends, who needs them?  Not you! Sure there will be important dates to look forward to, but unless you have a huge family, filled with relatives, your own kids, lots of grandkids or even great grandkids, you are pretty much on your own.  Yes there are provincial, state, and federal holidays observed as well religious holidays, but these no longer have the significance they had while you were working.  You were just happy to have the day off, the good news is that now you can appreciate them for their true meaning.  That being said even the 30+ holidays in some places are going to leave you with a lot of time to fill. Too much time, too little to do to fill it? So (more…)

Are the challenges of life affecting your zest for living?

Everyone faces Challenge in their life   Worrying about nothing? Give you head a shake We all face challenges some more than others, it is how we deal with those challenges that affect our daily living. Worry and anxiety can lead to imaginary problems Click To Tweet   When we were young the challenges of growing up seemed devastating.  We would have a fight with a friend and our social life was ended!  We broke up with a boy or girlfriend and our life was over!  Or so we thought. Getting older requires us to be a little more in tune to what events impact out lives.  Letting the little things constantly get you down may have them growing into huge mountains that can’t be climbed especially when as the saying goes we are already over the hill. It is true that we often make mountains out of molehills and that is why it is important for us to see everyday challenges for what they really are.  Most are simply an inconvenience that disrupts our day and should be treated as such.  Worry and anxiety can lead to imaginary problems, these can lead to fears that negatively affect our zest for living. (more…)