We live in a world that gets scarier by the minute it seems. Disasters, both natural and man-made are everywhere. One never knows when something truly awful or terrible is going to happen, whether it's on a personal level or a massive scale. Some people beat the odds, survive and even thrive. Others surrender to the forces around them, give up and even die. If you're interested in increasing your odds of making through to the other side of catastrophe, you'll want to read THE SURVIVORS CLUB: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life by Ben Sherwood.
This book, substantial at 373 pages, details a number of personal stories and scientific research into what are the secrets of the world's most effective survivors. More than once, my hear was pounding as I read through some of the stories. I was amazed to discover how resilient the human body is and how much your will to live and the ability to control your emotions can make the difference between life or death.
I began to read this book before the earthquake in Haiti. People were pulled alive from the rubble many days after it was thought it was impossible to live. I thought of THE SURVIVORS CLUB and realized these people clearly shared some of the attributes described.
Do yourself and your family a favor and read this book. Keep it as a reference. You may find yourself in a situation in which you'll be glad you did.
I'm an aspiring YA writer, working my way toward publication. I also love animals and this is a picture of one of the sweethearts in my life. Please do all you can to help and care for the animals of the world, especially the domestic ones. They depend on us to care. Love never goes out of style...