Mixed bag at Rio Games:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 8, 2016) – Guanabara Bay delivered some great sailing conditions to launch the Olympic Sailing Competition today, but it was still very, very tricky out there. The sunny skies and 10 to 14 knot winds from the south-east were just what competitors wanted to begin their Olympic campaigns, and some of the favorites romped away to a dominant start although others faltered badly. While some clear leaders have already emerged in the two Windsurfer events, the results have been shared much more equally around the Men’s and Women’s Singlehander fleets.
Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X
Nick Dempsey (GBR) could scarcely believe the fairy tale star…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Mixed bag at Rio Games, Assoc Editor
Sail Canada Youth Champs 2017 Venue Announcement:
(August 8, 2016) – Sail Canada has announced that St. Margaret Sailing Club (SMSC) in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia, has been selected to host the 2017 Sail Canada Youth Championships. The Championship will take place August 28th – September 1st 2017. Competitive youth sailors from across the country are invited to compete at the renowned sailing venue on St. Margarets Bay. Full Report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Sail Canada Youth Champs 2017 Venue Announcement, Assoc Editor
When you care for someone who is ill, has a disability or is dealing with aging problems, it can bring up many emotions. You want the best for someone and may feel guilty when you do things for yourself that they are unable to do. Many caregivers feel pangs of guilt taking a vacation or even being able to take a day trip that involves hiking and a boating.
It is important to be able to enjoy your life as well and not feel badly that you can have pleasurable tasks. This will be a way your mind can find rest and you’ll be renewed when you return to helping your loved one. It also will enable you to reduce resentment or negative emotions that can build up. Keep in mind that you need to balance your own life with hiring help. Many insurance plans will cover part-time assistance for those with disabilities or aging issues. Find out what type of care is covered and arrange for an assistant or two to help out. There are agencies that provide these services as well as independent contractors.
Speaking with your own counselor can be a good way to process underlying emotions you have. Many people that are caregivers are also working full-time or have other responsibilities. It can be overwhelming to be dealing with your own life’s responsibilities as well as caring for another person. Your counselor can help you find a balance and to sort out your emotions. At a certain point, you may need to place a parent in an assisted living facility or nursing home. This can be a very difficult decision and one that is met with a lot of resistance.
Helping to take care of someone does not mean you should avoid dating or having a life of your own. It is critical that you develop your own interests or in time you can feel a sense of regret. Sorting this balance out is not easy. People will pick up if you feel resentment and then you will feel guilty about it. Instead of this, think out ways to have extra help so that you can get some breaks into your life. If the person you help is a family member, you may need to also speak with others in the family to figure out a way that care can be shared. This may mean financially as well as sharing one’s time with the person in need. Many families have conflicts due to disagreements over these areas. Bringing in a counselor or a mediator is a good way to try to resolve these issues and have a working plan.
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