Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Episode 07: Day After Disaster, Chapter 7; The Power of Laughter in a Long Term Survival Situation with Dale and Lisa Goodwin

Episode 7:

Description of Today's Episode: The Day After Disaster tale continues. Erika, Henry, and Carol share a meal, stories, and laughter. Today, Dale and Lisa Goodwin, hosts of The Survivalist Prepper.net Podcast join Sara to discuss the power of laughter in a survival situation. As a registered nurse, Lisa shares the medical benefits of laughing and the negative side effects of extreme stress.

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Featured Chapter Quote:
“It was nice to laugh out loud with friends again.”

Lessons from Dale and Lisa
Laughter and Humor Bonds You To Others

  • Allows you to relax and be who you are.
  • Keeps conversation light hearted when discussing serious topics.
  • Makes communication easier.
  • Helps you to direct people without telling or yelling.
Laughter Eases Stress In a Long Term Survival Situation

  • Helps you focus on positives
  • Helps you ease the tension of the group especially as a leader.
  • Helps to avoid depression
Physical Effects of Laughter on Your Body

  • Happy hormones are released.
    • Oxycontin, dopamine, serotonin.
  • Releases endorphin
  • Laughter fights stress, stress = depression, depression causes:
    • Kidneys to release cortisol
    • Heart rate increase
    • Cholesterol levels increase
    • Adrenal glands go into overload
    • Body releases epinephrine
    • Liver produces more glucose , increasing the risk of diabetes
Dale and Lisa Goodwin

In early 2013 Lisa and I decided to create Survivalist Prepper and become a bigger part of the preparedness community, we are not the overboard tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists, we are just like you, everyday Americans that enjoy the freedoms that this country offers.

Lisa is more of the prepper and I am more of the survivalist or outdoor type and we write articles ranging from first aid, to food storage to primitive and wilderness skills…basically anything that involves preparedness and survival.

The Survivalist Prepper: http://survivalistprepper.net/

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