Facing My Fears

I become easily distracted when I am tired, overworked and afraid.

I don’t feel alone with my impulses, procrastination and other odd ways of getting burnt out by my fears.

I have been breaking down my work into smaller bundles and doing them on the regular basis.

I have made my motto, do my best each day and do no harm.

I like to monitor myself with helpful habits: sleep, eat and rest and relax.

Lately, I have blogged less and slept more.

I am starting a new journal and plan to blog once a week till I catch up with my other job, duties, tasks and education.

Sunday seems like a good day to publish and once a week is also a good place to start.

We all loose sometimes…on death and grief

www.ted.com/talks/jason_b_rosenthal_the_journey_through_loss_and_grief

I have lost much and gained even more.

My sense of grief in complex and dying too.

It is best to open the door for those that wish to start at the beginning of the process as soon as they are willing and able.

If you are ready, consider the vid above, it is a gentle entry of a man who has shared his story very publicly….

The Ideal Parent

youtube.com/watch

Okay, I am an old man.

61 years old, stable, boring, calm, routine and reasonable.

I believe this is the role of all good citizens.

And to a great extent, so we’re my parents, and their parents…

But this is only a role. To get to know my parents as people has taken a long time.

And I am happy to say my relationships continue to grow.

To all the good parents or anyone trying to play a good role in society but still grow real relationships, bravo!

It is tough staying sane and hard to act like a good person.

Congratulations to all of us that keep on faking it till we make it.

‘It’s cold out there.’

Arctic cold air is here for the week. With temperatures around -10 with a wind chill.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=weather%2C+Monday+December+27%2C+2021%2C+victoria%2C+b.c.&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-ca&client=safari&safe=active

Winter is here with a vengeance.

Please bone up on winter safety and drivers safety.

Keep the gas tank full and the de icer handy!

A Handbook for New Stoics | The Experiment

A Handbook for New Stoics | The Experiment
— Read on theexperimentpublishing.com/catalogs/spring-2019/a-handbook-for-new-stoics/

To study a way of being like this one may be a good decision, but only you can decide.

It is a way that is tried and true, given the work involved it may be no simple task.

From my experience, being grounded with purpose is one angle but there are many benefits to putting these principles into practice.

A philosophical approach to good living may be an understatement…

Australian Protocol

Dr. John Campbell’s nickname for what the Australian’s are proposing for a way to venture forward with the omicron variant.

The PM is saying we need to treat everyone here as adults.

No lockdown unless they get overwhelmed in the hospital: too many ICU patients or deaths or a combination of problems that could overwhelm their hospitals.

The chief medical officer and PM are in agreement that the old way is not working and can not eliminate the virus.

The new way may help more than it will hurt.

Please understand this is not anti-vaccine, but rather a means to enhance results of heard immunity in the face of the new variant and continued vaccination and boosting…

As an adult, I believe in taking the vaccine, ventilation, social distancing, masks, good habits like hygiene for eating, sleeping and work and or exercise.

In truth, it is difficult to practice all these good habits but practice is the best prevention.

I am also blogging, journaling, meditating, and being supportive and accepting support from all those I trust.

It is best practice to learn as much as I can and make as many useful decisions regarding this pandemic.

Keep calm, be kind and do no harm…

Omicron Variant Preperation

I am eating well, sleeping well, being well (meditation), working well, vitamin d, zinc, and using the advice on jabs or vaccination.

With that said, everyone will decide how to prepare, and the best practices seem to be the safest, kindest and calmest way to proceed.

Managing change seems to be a challenge and good habits can help some.

Please support the effort and check out the vid below.

Why We Need To Keep Striving To Live A Better Life

Why do you climb the mountain?

Because it is there. And because there is always more to learn. It is proper to find virtue in becoming a better person with better habits.

I just watched this animation film that expresses the feelings of striving and learning to live a good life using the metaphor above.

Seen “The Summit of the Gods” on Netflix yet?

https://www.netflix.com/us/title/81439550?s=i&trkid=13747225&vlang=en&clip=81513604

If you see any value here you may enjoy watching this vid.