Happy Halloween 2020

Pandemic, cold and flu, DLS, Blue Moon on Saturday, October 31, 2020: Halloween!

Many people will choose to be cautious and spend the evening within their bubble and practice COVID-19 prevention.

The kids may like watching Scooping Doo for Halloween with a best friend and snacks.

But many adults will venture to do more. Be safe and happy and look for the blue moon!

Full Hunter’s Blue Moon to rise on Halloween before clocks fall back

food leaf fall halloween

Low Cost Preventative Method Or Getting Through The Pandemic/COVID-19

  1. Supplement with Zinc and Vitamin D
  2. Hydrate and keep electrolytic balance
  3. sleep
  4. exercise
  5. diet
  6. wear mask
  7. hand sanitize
  8. physical distance
  9. get flu shot
  10. ventilate living space
  11. be polite
  12. consider a low viral load
  13. no touching
  14. learn from Japan model
  15. watch John Campbell videos
  16. use app
  17. 811 call
  18. do more virtually
  19. education
  20. practice good health habits

A Good Heart

I don’t know what to think of my heart, but after ten years of living the good life, I am closer to perfecting it.

What is good-truth or knowledge?

Plato would tell you good is more beautiful than either of these.

Perhaps, good is to know justice and beauty.

The form good takes from its highest thought of a just thing or created object is of practical advantageous use.

Absolute good is good none the less. But to have a good appetite is not as good as a good heart and mind. And by this good, all is virtuous.

To understand good is not the same as learning to be good. An intellectual pursuit will only produce an intellectual end.

To define good from everything else, the real good. Will not lead one to being good. For it is through conscious agency that good evolves in humanity.

To make a good world, many good people must make it so.

If happiness is good, surely we must all pursue it. For if there is good, there must be evil or a bad way to live.

Sleep Mistakes and how the human body regulates itself

B. F. Skinner kinda had it right when he said we are just a bunch of behaviours, not good or bad, but a bunch of habits…

Okay, one mistake is to go without sleep, the human body needs about 7 or 8 hours for the average adult and anything less, bad things begin to happen to us all.

Mother nature left it up to us to regulate our sleep, I can sleep anyway I am willing to sleep, that doesn’t mean I will pick the healthiest way, but it is up to me.

The habit of sleep is arguably the most important habit I can form. It would be a mistake to say otherwise.

Think of the human body as a vessel. Throw in salt, a banana, pinch of dirt, a piece of raw fish, water, garden salad. Maybe some pepper and a small piece of plastic from the wrapper on the fish that I bought. What do you have besides my supper?

Yes, it is probably a mistake to have eaten that plastic. Micro particles will get in my bloodstream and gawd knows what kind of mistake that will do to my body and therefore the quality of my sleep tonight.

So the body mixes up all these foods and breaks them down into smaller and smaller bits that are used for nutrients, chemicals and other stuff in the ways of the universe to fuel my body processes.

There is a lot of room for mistakes there, because the body does all sorts of things we do not understand. Bottom line, millions of years of evolution has worked out most of the kinks, the plastic will probably be eliminated through the bowels, mostly the way we made it.

We are what we eat, mostly true, and the above meal is a pretty good supper. So, as long as I don’t make too many more mistakes, I will mostly have a pretty good sleep tonight.

A big sleep mistake is not to follow my sleep routine. I go to bed about the same time every night and wake up about the same time too. I sleep in a cool room and that has been proven to work better than a hot room or other. I sleep in the dark, that is also essential. I keep a blanket handy, if I wake up from the cold. That helps. And I don’t eat too close to betime or do anything else to disrupt my sleep routine: hygiene is good. You know clean sheets, sleep nude or with pajamas, low noise level, I already said ‘dark’, same thing everynight.

Sleeping pills are generally a mistake too.

Drinking is generally a mistake too.

So, unless our parents taught us good habits when we were kids, it takes time to figure all this out.

Human health depends on exercise, nutrition, good habits and sleep.

Our health, if disrupted by our genitics, environment or poor choices will also affect our sleep. This can become a slippery slope. Ask anyone who has had some cold or flu. Therefore, it pays to keep a strong immune system to fight off whatever mother nature throws our way.

Epigenetics are also pretty important too.

So any novice statistical analysis can show there is room for improvement for anyone who wants to make their sleep better.

What about the human microbiome? Yup, that could help with a good night sleep.

So, taking some responsibility for a good sleep and a long healthy life is partially up to you.

Maybe sleep hypnosis can help?

The list is long and the mistakes are even more numerous.

Sleep well and prosper.

My Globe and Mail Newspaper

From September 12, 2020 to October 9, 2020, the digital copy will cost me $29.36.

In 2018, it cost $25.16. I’ve been a customer since at least 2016.

Or that is as far as my payment history will allow me to see.

So much for ‘basic’ service.

I have had little use for the paper, in that I’ve read it, faithfully, once or twice a week.

Mostly, I skim through it.

I’ve written a few blogs about related articles on topics of interest.

I like the newspaper, and I encourage others to read and subscribe to the service.

It is a great way to get some news coverage and an important ‘go to’ news source.

I feel there is a better way to keep up with the news.

I like to support good coverage, listen and read the local, municipal and national news.

Most of this is covered in the Globe and Mail and other similar papers in other countries around the world.

They keep a close control over their financial interest.

And they work hard to keep it running smoothly and on time to turn a fair profit.

All in all I give it a 7 or 9 out of ten. Please read more about the importance of news, the history and the need to support ‘good’ news coverage.

I highly recommend Wikipedia as an information source for facts and accuracy.

Freedom is my goal for staying informed and doing my part . It requires that I do a reasonable job and try hard to learn and understand the world I choose to support.

Lastly, a word about free will and anonymity. Better choices are hard to make without them. I choose to live with compassion, proper use of impressions and without necessarily making it public knowledge.

I think I can be safer and healthier this way.

I am grateful for the resources to live in this world.

Good luck with your journey and happy trails…

“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