Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Survival Depression

Episode 46: Season 2 ep.11





Erika comforts Dexter as he is forced onto the waterline for misconduct in the Without Land story. Dexter explains to his mother why he ended up there. Joining us on the podcast today is Craig Polsfuss, psychologist and international leader in two groundbreaking advancements in human potential.  Craig shares his thoughts on the effects of unhealthy thinking, how developing a greater understanding of your emotions can help you cope and how to apply these theories to become a better leader.

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"She did not know what she was in for, but she was not going to be humiliated."

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Survival Depression Lessons from Craig

"Whether we think so or not, we are always facing the unknown. Understanding and becoming comfortable with this is crucial for surviving and thriving. Being aware that the survival brain is overly focused on physical survival helps one avoid giving in too often to the urge to not change and move forward toward a better survival and a better life." -Craig Polsfuss

Negative attitudes and depression can affect our lives in a number of ways. Thinking in an unhealthy way effects our perceptions, our ability to perform, our whole life and every aspect of that life. These feelings stem from an inside out reality or in other words, the attitudes we bring to any given situation affect the outcomes of those situations. When we realize that the perceptions and attitudes we are bringing to the table are not healthy we need to take a step back, reset and think: things could be worse. Look at the positives and negatives of your situation and assess your opportunities and limitations. Find a state of clarity and then find the answers.

Mental tools may work but they may not, there is a better way to overcome depression. Understanding far outweighs "tools." We can choose to give life to our thoughts or not. If the thoughts you are giving life to don't produce results or don't feel right we can dissolve them. When you're aware that you can choose what you give life to. You don't need to create a new positive reality, you need to quiet down and realize that the good has always been there you were just focused on the negative. 

If you need to rely on tools Craig says there are lower case "t" and upper case "T" tools. The lower case "t" tools are good if they are being empowered by upper case "T" tools. For example in the Without Land story Dexter chooses to break the rules because his positive memories offered hope for the future. The decision was not being controlled by the upper case "T" tool, in this case wisdom, because relying upon the lower case "t" tool got him in trouble with the authorities, his mother, his self and earned him a beating. When weighing the risk of a decision you must decide: will the choice help you grow and perform in the future? If not it is probably not the decision you want to make.

Instead of using tools, learn understanding and principles. Nature designed us to be in a positive state and we are all unconsciously prone to return to it. It's like alchemy: how can I take these ingredients and turn it into something better, something useful or pure gold. Ask yourself how can I look at this in a better light? Make your dreary situations into games in your head, pump up your mental music and change your attitude. It helps you to transcend your current position without excluding your previous experiences. This does not mean that life is not important. It just gives you the chance to take things to another level.

As a leader it can be difficult to lead a team that is becoming depressed whether you are a formal or informal leader. A formal leader has been placed in that position but an informal leader is placed in that position by their peers. Either way you have been given permission to lead and it is not always an easy task. For the most part people want to be led and that is okay. Everyone needs mentors and resources they can rely on to further their understanding of any given topic. You become a leader because you see someplace to go and others like that and want to go too. A leader is a conduit for the call, a knowingness or a spiritual understanding. The leader should embody and communicate the calling. They should not be a dictator but a servant and a listener there to assist other to understand the mission and follow the path. Of course practical aspects will still need to be delegated but a true leader will help other remember, see and feel the call so their followers can rise above their current circumstances. 

The connection between leader and follower should be a true heart to heart connection. The leader will make you feel important to the call because you truly are and they will help you to see it. A true leader will not let their ego be threatened by another leader in a similar field but will understand that there is still much to learn and understanding the abilities of another leader may be the key to furthering your calling. A leader can always accelerate their abilities through communication.
The human brain will come up with endless innovations to help an individual get creative, survive and thrive. It must use all of the emotions the brain produces in order to give the individual a better understanding, including anxiety. Anxiety can be translated into the brains love of life and desire for survival. When you begin to embrace it you can turn this feeling into a joy for life itself. Relax and allow yourself to feel it, don't resist it. When a body feels anxiety and a person tries to deny it, the body will begin screaming louder and louder until it breaks down. Embrace the feeling and listen to what you body is telling you so it will quiet itself. All emotions are gifts and we need to understand their usefulness and their place. There are no good and bad emotions.  

Craig Polsfuss


Craig Polsfuss is a psychologist and international leader in two groundbreaking advancements in human potential.

The Three Principles: A psycho-spiritual (non-religious) understanding that has identified the principles behind all human experience – thereby accelerating mental-emotional healing and growth.

Higher Brain Living®: An integral neuroscience program that organically changes the physiology of the brain more powerfully than any other known method (verified by EEGs) to accelerate personal transformation and create sustainable change.

Craig is published in professional journals applying the Three Principles to leadership and high performance.

Craig has an online consulting practice and offers free and paid live and online presentations. Free initial consultations.
Craig is passionate about getting the word out about these “gifts to humanity”.

How to Contact Craig:
Email: clpolsfuss@msn.com
Phone:  612-730-4843

Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Monday, May 30, 2016

Tyrant, The Rise; Book Review

This is a novel by a passionate patriot with realistic fears of where our country is headed. 

I started reading this novel with an intense curiosity to see into the mind of the author L. Douglas Hogan and I must say he has produced a fine work of art. The grammar and literary details of this novel are very clean and the details of the tale are vividly described for the reader. As you begin to turn the pages, the story line immediately sucks you into a world that has been turned upside down by a government that was all too quick to hand over the keys to American freedom to the UN. 

As an author myself, I wanted to read this fascinating book for a couple of reasons. The first was to see into the mind of an individual who is more savvy with government policies and decisions than myself. I was not disappointed. The second was to read a novel that had military terminology and operational details because some of my future work is headed in that direction and I need to learn more so I can paint a better picture for my readers, again I was not disappointed. Although I will say that as someone who is not familiar with this terminology reading the military specifics over and over got a little clunky sometimes but it did not distract from the story at all and for someone like myself, conducting research, it really hammered these details home. Someone with a military background would find this story very relate-able and probably wouldn't get hung up on these details at all. 

Mr. Hogan does a fantastic job of connecting the reader emotionally to the characters in the book. However, there was times I found the physical descriptions of the characters a little lacking. As a reader I like to get a clear picture of who this character is in my head and I was left wondering at times. The location description was well presented and you always had a good sense of the environment the characters were dealing with and how they were navigating the landscape. Mr. Hogan sure does love his weapons! I was interested in knowing what types of weapons the characters were using but I found the inclusion of the brand name and caliper of the weapon every time the character pics it up a little redundant. 

Overall, I would highly recommend you read this book! I found the story line enthralling. There were many character story lines to keep you entertained but not too many that you get confused about who these characters are and what their purpose is. 

This book has some scary revelations about government choices and potential consequences of seemingly innocent decisions made for "the greater good of the world."

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Disaster Preparedness Fitness: elderly concerns, where to start & how to advance your workout



Episode 44: Season 2 ep.10





As more of the Without Land story is revealed, we find our heroine Erika engaging in an activity that takes an extreme amount of physical fitness. Here to discuss ways that we can physically prepare for a disaster is Skip Buck owner of Body By Buck gym, physical trainer and retired law enforcement officer. Skip addresses concerns for the elderly, ways you can get started and methods to advance your current training program.


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"If she was there mentally, she did not have to be here."

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Fitness Lessons from Skip

The physical demands of a disaster situation and post collapse society will be very different from the requirements we put upon ourselves currently. The most vulnerable segments of the population will be the elderly. Caretakers will most likely abandon their posts to protect their own families. Also people who live sedentary lifestyles either by choice or because their lives do not require a large amount of physical activity are also at risk. There is also an alarming trend among young people to stay indoors playing video games or utilizing technology. These children are not used to physical activity and will have a hard time adjusting.

The elderly have limitations that may affect their ability to survive. The first thing elderly folks should work on is simply rising out of a chair. After practice they should be able to do this without using their hands. If you can't stand on your own, you will lose your independence and increase your vulnerability. The next thing to work on is grip strength. Then move onto balance and parochial reception. At about 45-50 years old we start to rely on our vision rather than muscles and instinct as our physical activities decrease. Close your eyes and test your balance. Finally elderly folks should be walking everyday over uneven surfaces. This improves the mind and body!

There are many exercises to get you started on a road to fitness. First of all get up and move. Walk whenever possible and not just on the road. Find a trail with obstacles and use it. Then start a program involving moderate strength exercises. Develop fitness habits while you are young and they will carry over to your elderly years.

Encourage others to join you on the trail. Getting together with others ensures the safety of all involved, whether that be from wild animals in the country, predatory humans in the city or medical emergencies that may pop up wherever you are. Remind people that exercise is great stress relief and lead by example. There is no magic pill that will get you fit! You have to put in the time and effort but remember when it comes to convincing others you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink.

There are key muscle groups you need to focus on. The core, consisting of the abdominal muscles and lower back, is primary for balance. You need to protect your core by keeping it strong. The rest of your muscle work depends on your station in life but leg strength and endurance is paramount. Lift some weights to develop your strength but don't be obsessive. Remember you will need the endurance in the end. Strength alone will not be enough to survive.

To advance your training program use a multi-circuit training program. This consists of 1-5 minute per exercise activities with little to no rest in between. For someone training for martial arts, like myself, this allows you to strike more for a longer period of time with more power. For older individuals or general training purposes  this gives you increased cardio vascular strength while maintaining strength. These practical exercises will get you prepared for a day you might need those muscular abilities. Plus you will be tapping into your mental reserves and learning how far you can go and for how long.

Find something that works for you and is within your limitations. The key is to continue to exercise. Keep going and don't give up. Get your nutrition in line but find a balance so that it is a joy rather than a chore.

Combine self-defense techniques into your practice. Stay alert and be ready. Learn what it's like to be intimidated and overwhelmed by a larger individual. Your comfort zone will increase. Your ability to escape will increase. In real life situations you will be more confident and less likely to panic and put yourself at risk.

There are many medical risks of not preparing physically. Your sedentary lifestyle will turn into one of a pioneer and your ability to survive will be put to the test. Will you be able to keep up or will you be left behind? Can you perform the tasks that will be required of you? You have to have these movement skills to make it. If you are not prepared you may be one activity away from cardio vascular failure with no hospitals to treat you.

Your normal diet or that of an athlete is not enough. You will need to double your caloric intake and this will come mostly from carbohydrates. You need to be stocking items that have high density carbs and large amounts of protein. Currently we get our carbohydrates from breads and pastas mostly but how much wheat are you growing? How much do you have stocked? Most likely we will be left dealing with massive caloric deficits. Items like power bars are great things to stock that are packed with carbohydrates.

Skip Buck


"I was adopted at the age of 9, and raised in Southern California, in the San Gabriel Valley.  I attended Rosemead High School and was actively involved in sports, student leadership, choir and school plays. 
At the University of Redlands, I was Captain of the football team, earning all-district and all-conference honors, participated in wrestling, and was President of the Inter-Fraternity Council and a member of Chi Sigma Chi Fraternity. I graduated from the University of Redlands in 1979, with a B.A. in Physical Education.
My college sweetheart, Kathie Morris-Buck and I were married shortly after college and will soon celebrate 36 years of marriage. We have two daughters, Morgan (33), and Heather (30).  Both are happily married and successful in their individual pursuits. 
     
"I began my career in law enforcement late in 1981, and retired in 2008. During my career, I worked custody, patrol, chief coroner’s investigator, narcotics task force, SWAT, youth and community services (DARE instructor), family abuse, homicide – felony assaults, career criminal apprehension team, child sexual assaults, vehicle crimes, and Homeland Security.  I was promoted in 2006 to Sergeant, and managed patrol teams until my retirement in 2008.
My lovely bride and I reside in El Dorado County, in Northern California.  We are currently owner/operators of Body by Buck, a small gym and personal training facility in Cool, California." - Skip Buck

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Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Post Collapse Nutrition


Episode 44: Season 2 ep.9



The Without Land adventure continues as Vince and Erika meet with the rest of their family and loved ones for dinner. The meal that the refugees eat is a dismal comparison to the food we have become accustomed to.  Dr. Joe Alton, aka Dr. Bones joins us today to discuss post collapse nutritional needs and where we can obtain protein once the game supply has been depleted.



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"What is up with people out there? Have they all gone nuts?"

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Post Collapse Nutritional Lessons from Dr. Joe Alton

Your body requires nutrition from many sources to be healthy in a long term survival situation. Of course you need water but you also need protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. You need to have a wide variety in your food storage. Don't just pick one food you like and stock only or mostly that item. You need 30 calories per kilogram of body weight per day or roughly 2400 calories for a 175 pound person. This can be really challenging for a family to supply. 

Get your garden going now! Start learning to garden while you don't have to rely upon it. There is a big learning curve for gardening and you don't want to be starting the process while your life hangs in the balance. There are all kinds of natural threats to your garden and you will need to know what you can do to eliminate the threats while protecting the beneficial bugs and plants.

Protein in a post collapse society will be hard to come by. People desperate for food will quickly deplete the available small game and deer population. Even the natives had to live a nomadic lifestyle so they did not over hunt one area. Some animals that have protein, like rabbits, are devoid of fat. Your body will develop fat hunger if you do not have a source of dietary fat and only eat these animals. 

You can get protein from plants but you have to know which ones and where they grow. Nuts, like almonds and walnuts are a great source of protein. One fourth of a cup of almonds provides about 8 grams of protein and you will want about 50 grams per day per adult. Nuts are also a great source of fat. Almonds are about 8% fat but they also provide other essential vitamins like vitamin E.

Beans are another great source of protein and one cup of beans usually have 10 grams or more. One cup of chick peas, for example, provide about 15 grams of protein. One half of a cup of pumpkin seeds provides about 20 grams of protein. Sunflower and flax seeds are another protein provider worth stocking.

Know the difference between legumes and nuts. Legumes are not as good as regular beans but still a viable source of protein. Peanuts are not nuts. They are legumes but a good source of protein none the less. Another legume, lentils provide about 18 grams of protein per cup.

Sprouts are also a wonderful source of protein and many other valuable nutrients for your body, like: lecithin, zinc, and tons of vitamins. There are about 3 and a half grams of protein per cup of mung bean sprouts. Stock those seeds! Sprouts are easy to grow and require very little space to do so.

It is important to find your local sources of protein that can be foraged for, like stinging nettle for example. These foragables are also important for their medicinal value. Green pine needles can be made into tea and are an excellent source of vitamin C which wards off scurvy.

Some of the most important things to stock are dried beans. You will have to re-hydrate them but they don't weigh that much and are very nutritious. Also stock canned meats like canned salmon. Salmon is very rich in protein but also high in good fats (Omega 3). You can also stock other types of canned meat that will last a long time like bacon (and who wouldn't want bacon in a survival situation?). Bulk nuts are also important to stock as well as brown rice. Organic peanut butter is another great option. Peanut butter stores well and can be used as a carrier for other items like nuts and berries to make a good travel bar. 

Remember variety is important. You have to stock items your family will actually want to eat. People, especially children, will develop food fatigue from eating the same thing over and over. If you have kids, or not, you should also have a candy item on hand that you can use as a treat and reward. We stock licorice because it lasts a long time but Dr. Alton warned about older folks eating too much licorice because it causes high blood pressure.

The prepackaged dehydrated foods are very high in sodium and of course this is bad and leads to high blood pressure. But, you have to do what you have to do and do what you can with what you have. In the old days they had to eat high sodium preserved items to make it through the winter because sometimes keeping your belly full is more important than worrying about the long term effects of the food you are eating. It is a good idea to blend these long term food sources with the foods you grow and forage. Make sure you develop your dehydrating skills now so you can put them to use when the garden starts producing.

Dr. Joe Alton, aka Dr. Bones


Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, is an M.D.  and fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of OB/GYN. Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Nurse Amy, is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.  Together, they’re the authors of the #1 Amazon bestseller in Survival Skills and Safety/First Aid “The Survival Medicine Handbook”, well known speakers, podcasters, and YouTubers, as well as contributors to leading survival/homesteading magazines. You will find over 700 posts on medical preparedness on their website.
Their mission:  To put a medically prepared person in every family for disaster situations.

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Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Water Filtration Techniques


Episode 43: Season 2 ep.8

In this chapter of Without Land, Vince and Erika entertain Alex as they hear about an idea that he has for them. Erika serves Vince and Alex the brackish water that they have become accustomed to in this new world.  Here to discuss methods that we can use to ensure we have clean water is Massimo Marino author of the Daimones Trilogy.


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"She quickly let the memory fade from her thoughts. This was their world now."

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Water Filtration Lessons from Massimo

Water filtration can be achieved in many ways. Most of us are familiar with filters that can be purchased and are available in a variety of forms. No matter what modern method you choose you will run the risk of the filter no longer being viable, running out of tablets, or no longer having access to the products you need to accomplish the job. 

Lucky for us water filtration can be performed easily without using any of these commercial products. You can use sand, cloth, small pebbles, charcoal (saved from everything you burn) all piled into a container in layers. The layers should have the finest material at the bottom and the layers should each be about the width of a man's hand. The filter must work slowly in order to really filter out all of the particles and as much of the microbes as possible. Then you must boil the water to finish killing all of the microorganisms. These organisms will cause illnesses that will dehydrate you by creating severe diarrhea. If you are at sea level you need to boil the water for at least a minute and as your elevation increases you must boil it longer.

There is a product called activated charcoal that has been treated chemically to increase its power and have antibiotic properties. It would be a great thing to have on hand but you can use charcoal from wood burning and achieve great results as well. You could also use fruit and vegetable fibers for filtration but you can't use them for a long period of time (need to switch them out every 4-5 gallons you filter). It has also been found that using a layer of cigarette ashes in your filtration system will remove arsenic from the water. 

The container that you put the filtered water in must be clean! This can be achieved using bleach, boiling the container or if it is a clear container you can leave it in the sunlight for a day and the UV rays will destroy bacteria (this will also purify any water in the container as well).

Do not drink hot water! Let it cool after boiling it. Hot water will induce vomiting.

Chemical contamination can always be a threat to your water! Sometimes you can't tell and you may have to chemically treat the water to remove it. Avoid drinking stagnate water if possible. Always choose running water instead. Also survey the surrounding area to ensure that no chemical contamination has occurred. 

Bleach and hydrogen peroxide are chemicals that you can safely apply to purify water but they need time to work. Add 2-3 drops per gallon or 10 drops for low grade sources.

Massimo's preferred filtration method is filtration coupled with distillation. First you run the water through your filter. Then you boil the water and collect the water vapor in a different container. This method is the most successful at eliminating all contaminants including chemical contaminants.

Massimo Marino


I wrote fantastic stories and science fiction since I was a kid, short stories and novellas, but never had anyone read them. It was a personal thing: My father and my older brother received “Astounding Stories” and other Sci-Fi ‘zines, but I was too little to be allowed to read them, so I looked at the covers…and imagined things for myself. Then, work and life took their toll and I stopped writing those tales.

A few years ago, in 2011, for various reasons, I started again with some burning inside that needed to come out. On the first weekend I got over 15000 words, then subscribed to critters.org for peer review, lurked a year keeping on writing and getting feedback, and last September my debut novel, “Daimones“, saw the light. It received the 2012 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award in Science Fiction. A debut novel among so many established authors in the competition.

In September 2013, “Daimones” won the 2013 Hall of Fame – Best Science Fiction from Quality Reads UK Book Club in collaboration with OrangeBerry Book Tours, shortlisted among thousands of other great candidates. I’m writing now Vol.3 of the Daimones Trilogy,  published the Vol.2 “Once Humans (Daimones Trilogy)” – 2014 Awarded in the Best Science Fiction category at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, and a small collection of short horrid stories, “Stranded Love. Vol.3 The Rise of the Phoenix (Daimones Trilogy) is available in digital and printed edition since May 2014.

So, what about me now… I’m Italian, and because even in Italy that means everything and nothing at all, I should say, I am Sicilian, and I was born in Palermo. As it happened with countless Sicilians before me, I left the region for good in 1986. I spent more years abroad than in my home country, and I have changed in many and different ways than my old friends there. It is always a pleasure to go back, but it is now 6 long years since my last visit. Saudade? Maybe, a little. I lived in Switzerland, France, and the United States.

I am a scientist, and have spent over 17 years in fundamental research. Most of my writing are then academic stuff, and I always wonder at how much Google is able to find about everyone. I am sure one has to Google oneself so not to forget too much…I worked for many years at CERN—an international lab for particle physics research near Geneva, Switzerland—then in the US at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Fantastic moments and memories from those years. In 2005 I moved to the private sector, worked with Apple Inc., and then for the World Economic Forum. I’m glad for your visit today, explore the various areas with book reviews and authors interviews, the blog, and my writing, too, if there’s time.  I hope we can become friends over the lines…

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Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Monday, May 9, 2016

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Day After Disaster is an apocalyptic, adventure novel, featuring a dynamic young woman, mother and wife, Erika, who is thrust into a world turned upside down by a series of natural disasters. Finding herself alone in a city mutilated by this disastrous situation, she must save herself. Once free of the city confines, she desperately tries to navigate through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to get back home to her family. Not knowing if they are alive or dead she must call on all of her survival instincts to plot a course through this broken environment.

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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