Mental Preparedness

05 Mar 2013 by filed in Mental Preparedness
It’s time for a challenge, a REAL challenge. Last year I gave a list of suggested challenges that a person could choose from and then offered two kick-butt prizes to those who participated and were accountable for taking on a challenge (A Humless Solar Generator and a Be Young Essential Oils Pack) but this year I decided that I wanted to put the spotlight directly on a couple of very specifically designed challenges throughout the year in which I will also personally participate right there...
18 Jan 2013 by filed in Mental Preparedness
  I’m convinced that the difference between peace and misery is practice—especially when it comes to preparedness. Practice is a very powerful educator and every time I practice, it is a time when I learn something new; see the scenario a little differently, recognize weaknesses which cause me to reevaluate and recognize strengths which gives me peace and confidence—something that is always in short supply amidst a crisis. I'm talking about practicing living like you envision having to live in...
16 Jan 2013 by filed in Mental Preparedness
Having a basement full of freeze-dried goods, candles, and sleeping bags really doesn’t bring us a lasting peace unless we know we have the mental fortitude to ensure that we know how to prepare, put together, and endure a time when we might be forced to use these tools. In fact, the supplies are about as useless without experienced application of them as a bank account that has $1 million dollars in it but is frozen by a $1.2 million IRS debt. I like to call this dichotomy in the world of...
11 Jan 2013 by filed in Mental Preparedness
  The Principles of Spiritual and Mental Preparedness (1st and 2nd of the 10 Principles of Preparedness) includes the need for skills and knowledge, but also demands the strength of the mind and spirit necessary to carry us through our challenges of daily life as well as more serious, unusual scenarios. Unfortunately, some of this much needed fortitude that we need is required to endure the consequences of the ignorance of others.   Ironically, “preppers”  or “homesteaders”, as some may call...
25 Oct 2012 by filed in Mental Preparedness
I lived in Maine for several years. My mother and I both loved lighthouses with Mom taking her fondness for them to great lengths, collecting just about anything and everything that represented her love of lighthouses.   (In fact, my husband chose to spend our wedding night up in northern Ohio at Lakeside and enjoyed just sitting and watching the beautiful sunsets by the lighthouse that's up there.) When Mom passed away I inherited her boxes and boxes of lighthouse knick-knacks, furniture, and...
23 Oct 2012 by filed in Mental Preparedness
This is a Drill! This is Only a Drill This is a PRACTICE scenario--not a PANIC scenario. It's also a practice in recycling JUNK into something that can be as worthwhile as to save lives. What more could you ask for, right?   As you may know if you’re spend time with us on our Facebook page, there are has been a LOT of “chatter” coming at me via various information resources. But there’s been a problem in that no one has been willing to go on the record or definitively confirm any of this....
14 Sep 2012 by filed in Mental Preparedness
Note from Kellene: Today, I'm going to post a different kind of recipe--a recipe for the necessary mental fortitude one must have to be properly prepared. While I love the analogy overall I should say that I don't believe that the author is correct in any inference that "all law enforcement, government security personnel, or military persons" are "sheepdogs." We all know that there's not a one of us who have ever looked up to and appreciated a TSA person, a cop who thinks he's God, or a...
10 May 2012 by filed in Mental Preparedness
I frequently address the Ten Principles of Preparedness as being a great road map to pursuing a self-reliant lifestyle. I assert that the 10 Principles are put in order of prioritization and that one will find the truth of these priorities in their day to day living as well as preparing for the more vulnerable  of circumstances. I’m satisfied a hundred times over and over with the completeness and the order of the prioritization as it’s applied to one scenario after another successfully....
10 May 2012 by filed in Mental Preparedness
I’m pleased to be invited to be a part of the Self-Reliance Expo held in Colorado Springs, CO next weekend, May 18th and 19th at the Freedom Financial Services Center http://www.selfrelianceexpo.com/colorado-springs/ Hours of the show will be from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.  Classes at the Self-Reliance Expo I’ll be teaching my popular rape prevention course, “Rape Prevention for Couch Potatoes” five different times during the event. If you’re one of those who’d like to attend you can...
10 Apr 2012 by filed in Mental Preparedness
Hey you awesome Preparedness Pro readers! Some of you have been wondering why you're getting all of these different e-mail notifications as subscribers to the blog. Some of you, perhaps, have felt a bit inconvenienced in your reading habits with this temporary change. Or perhaps you've felt uncomfortably inundated with the words of someone other than what you "subscribed to." Well, this change of pace is because of the MEGA contest that we've got going on right now, The Preppers Outreach...
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