Archive for December, 2012

Season’s Greeting’s!

Celtic Woman Sing Oh Holy Night was in a link on my Facebook feed earlier tonight and I felt moved to share it with you here.

The Celtic Woman group is a very talented group of young ladies and this piece of music is one of my favorites.

In the coming year I hope to expand on how music can help us in preparedness.

I thought this would be a wonderful way to share the Holiday Spirit with followers here and anyone who drops by Survival Recovery.

I hope this night finds you healthy, warm, and safe! We should remember those that are not so in our prayers and meditations!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Storm Encyclopedia – Weather Terms – The Weather Channel

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weather (Photo credit: born1945)

With the weather being all out of whack in winter and the various extremes many of us have to face in order to get through it would help to know what climate changes we are facing.

There are certain terms that we must understand in order to NOT be caught off guard by changing weather patterns.

Knowing these terms ahead of time and plan accordingly is always good emergency management. Planning ahead turns a disaster into a plan of action.

Having an emergency radio on hand for events the power has gone out is good practice. Keep it where you can find it easily. You never know when it is going to come in handy. Make sure you replace the batteries in it from time to time so that you don’t have to fumble around when you need that radio the most!

Some of the terms we may hear on the emergency weather broadcasts may be found in the The Weather Channel’s Encyclopedia of Weather Terms. It is a great read.

weather.com – Storm Encyclopedia – Weather Terms – The Weather Channel.

Maya calendar – Is This The End?

Maya Calendar

Maya Calendar (Photo credit: Turinboy)

The Maya Calendar (Mayan) will be cycling to an end on December 21, 2012 just a few days away.

Is it the end of our days or is it simply the end of a cycle recorded in ancient times?

I am sure there are individuals set in panic mode for this date’s arrival, similar to the Y2K event in the year roll-over from the 1900’s to the 2000’s, but is it a major disaster in the making?

According to the Wiki article misinterpretation of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is the basis for a popular belief that a cataclysm will take place on December 21, 2012.

From this author’s opinion, I am not sure this is a total world wipe out event. Planning for this event as the end of the world may not be a practical matter. Doing so would be like being a prisoner on death row and counting days to an execution. What would you prep for? Why make the effort of gathering goods and foods if it’s ending anyway? Who’s going to be around to make use of the supply anyhow if it’s coming to an end? Just some thoughts to ponder.

Go about business as usual. The true key to preparedness is to face disasters and  emergencies calmly, demonstrate a cool head in catastrophe and try to make our situation as normal as possible.

There is a cartoon out there that shows the calendar creator talking to his buddy about running out of room on the stone he carved said calendar on. The friend responds along the line of, “That’s going to mess people up!”

The point is, go through your routines as business as usual. Prepared mentally we can face this day without panic. Maybe try cleaning up some of your spiritual baggage and attempt to have a clear conscience upon this day’s arrival. Meditation and prayer costs only a little time. That’s probably the best area you can prepare for on this day’s arrival.

Perhaps this is the day that we finally become aware that we have a beautiful life and are grateful for the opportunity to do good and great things that will impact us in positive ways setting aside the anger, the wars, and the anguish that are experienced by so many here on earth. Maybe this is the day peace finally rules our planet?

Just some thoughts. Anyhow, I have some Christmas shopping to do and some decorating

Maya calendar – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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