Earthquake-proofing Ourselves

Sue Grbic WritesFollowing the recent earthquakes around New Zealand the media were once again quick to admonish us for our lack of preparedness. And eager to dish out advice as to what we should be doing to best equip ourselves to withstand future natural disasters.

But who or what can help us to earthquake-proof ourselves? How do we prepare ourselves for those earth-shattering experiences that are part of the fabric of life? Death of a loved one, relationship break-ups, serious illness, moving far from home, losing our job…………. Or even those little earth tremors we are all susceptible to at some time in our lives – feeling like we don’t really belong somewhere or don’t really fit in, or perhaps feeling restless and longing for a change, but to what, and why? Maybe it’s just that very deep longing for a connection to something we can’t define. A homesickness for a place we don’t remember. [Read more…]