December 21st, Friday, has many people wondering if something monumental will happen, as it will be the last day of the Mayan calendar.
There has been "doomsday" or "end of the world" forecasters for years; but many people are feeling a little apprehensive that this time it may well happen.
Life coach and counselor, Eileen Locke says she's been trying to reassure people that all the hype can be used for good. "The first thing that we need to understand is that none of us really know what's going to happen. Because it's never happened before. and so it's largely speculation. And those people that have noticed that there's been a lot of change in the world the last couple of years; they're afraid that it's just going to escalate. I tried to help them understand that that change is making space for something new."
Locke says December 21st is also the Winter Solstice, and that has significant meaning to many. and this is the reason for the concern. She says to use the time to focus on being positive.