Tuesday, March 17, 2009

survival skills

In recovery, part of my every day life is implementing healthy coping skills. Some are cognitive, but many are active -- ways to distract myself from acting on old symptoms. While I hope that the list of coping activities I posted will help people, I think showing how I'm using these activities in my every day life might help more. So, "survival skills" will be an ongoing series of entries about various things I am doing to get through tough moments.


  1. Looking forward to it. I like the idea of ongoing series because coping through tough moments is an ongoing thing!

    1. How to Make Pemmican The Ultimate Survival Food

      Invented by the natives of North America.

      Pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
      These people spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.

      Click HERE to Learn How to Make Pemmican The Ultimate Survival Food !

      People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at

      How folks 150 years ago did it!

      These guys were the last generation to practice basic things-for a living-that we call survival skills now.

      Survival Things Our Great Grandfathers Did Or Built Around The House!


  2. Agreed! In every smaller, daily struggle, we build strength for the bigger challenges. I love the beautiful art space you and Tyler created - just looking at it is uplifting and makes me feel happy. Congratulations on every step, every victory, every slip turned into a reminder as to what's needed next, every blog entry, every insight, and every piece of painted pottery! You're doing important work that will last a lifetime and bless many folks (and maybe dogs too!) along the way. Thank you for sharing it. ily, Mom

  3. Hope, thanks for the encouragement. I look to, in addition to thoughtful posts, having posts that might help people take action - inspire readers to do try something that helped me feel better in a difficult moment.

    Katharine (Mom!), I couldn't do any of this with out your constant love and support. You're the best in the whole world. I miss you!