“Monkey Mind”

Here is a great reference to start your search for a cure (lol).

10 Ways to Tame Your Monkey Mind and Stop Mental Chatter

The ‘hurry and worry’ we all feel can be quieted down a lot by spending some time in silence and being more 2) mindful and perhaps 3) meditating more each day.

  1. The first approach is to spend 10 minutes a day being silent.

To become aware is the goal in using any of the mental tools mentioned above.

At some point, the question will be, ‘am I aware of the mess my mind is from moment to moment?’ And, is there anyway to treat myself better?

It would be fair to say my mind is out of control when I ‘hurry and worry’ too much.

In western culture we have religion and mental attitudes that help us, “Keep calm and carry on.”

Consider starting with silence, becoming aware of your “monkey mind” and learning to do a combination of the three suggestions above.

The proper way to deal with harmful stress is to learn to be with yourself. The best way to do this is to become aware of the need for a little silence each day. This will lead to making a decision to stop doing harm to yourself and mind by practicing being more mindful and learning to meditate.

Good luck.

Killer Attack Cells

Sleep is the most important thing you will do well.

And the 007, special assassin cells that kill off cancer cells are important to the immune system.

Guess what else is affected by a lack of sleep.

Point being, we need to learn these reasons sleep are so important and start taking sleep more seriously when we loose it.

Become a sleep nerd, and learn to sleep well.

So, I am a card carrying optimist…

In the real world we all have mixed opinions, feelings, experiences and a lot of unknown stuff.

In the optimistic world, it is difficult to overcome this realism, but the philosophy of Leibniz states “the world is the best of all possible worlds”  There is a framework here to look at the big picture.

For me to learn realism, skepticism, and process self-doubt is a starting point of my process.  I know there are many other aspects to life that will help me ferret out the truth, meaning and purpose.

So, to argue may not always be necessary, much less arguing is advised to help remove some violence from the world that needs less violence.

I am a work in process, I argue, I learn and I live the best I know now, my optimism is growing!

‘Live Long And Prosper’

be prepared to give a few things a rest and live moderately,

be ready to fail and learn from small failures to overcome it,

be proactive and use your skills to practice the common sense in the list below,

be your best self….

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events/news/top-10-ways-to-live-to-100-ageing

How Do Scientists Speculate?

It might just be the biggest gamble needed in the fight against COVID-19.

How do we protect ourselves in this moment?

Face the fear of killing people, but do this to see if it is the best answer.

A theory works by doing an experiment to work out ways that will prove it.

The steps needed with COVID-19 seem simple but will they cause more harm than good?

Nobody has the answer for COVID-19, yet.

It is good to be skeptical, have some doubt, but lets not throw the baby out with the bath water.

This is important, let’s try to use our best guess.

If we are wrong, don’t give up, do it again and again.

And just because the scientist in this article thinks he is right, don’t blindly believe him because he is a so called expert.

Think.  Pause before you act.

If you really want to read what this guy thinks, please read the article in the link below.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/peter-piot-ebola-coronavirus-quarantine-boris-johnson-a9577786.html

Hearsay, Public Opinion And Speculation

Using philosophy to solve a problem is something people may like to use in these uncertain times.

The Hellenistic Age is chalked full of wisdom from Socrates, Plato and the Stoic Seneca.  Logic was overthrown then by a form of Hedonism, with variations on the theme, ‘eat, drink and be merry’!

It seems history is going to repeat itself during the Covid-19 Age.

Yet, there are other ways to work out problems.

Science is wildly popular today with the use of predictive science methods that basically gets results that work.

We have had more success with science in the last 200 years than by using any other method.

And, here in B.C., we are having some measure of success with Dr. Bonnie Henry’s methods.  She even goes beyond science at times with catch phrases that amount to ‘do no harm’.

Stay safe and practice social distancing!

Plain Healthy Living

Love and care about your immune system…

Try to avoid infections with good habits like social distancing (avoid confined space),eat well, drink water not alcohol, sleep well, practice stress management, use garlic oil and onions, broccoli , kale and Brussel sprouts, supplements like magnesium, vitamin d, vitamin c and vitamin e…

Keep a healthy amount of anxiety in your life, covid19 is here for a while….