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WAR – Is it Worth it?

Deserted: The denuded buildings of Sirte will have to be demolished after they were pounded with heavy artillery for weeks

By Denis Korn

This WAR in Libya is happening as you read this.

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Reflect upon it. What does it tell […]

The Chicken Little & Boy Who Cried Wolf Media

By Denis Korn

Discernment Anyone?

The media I refer to is both mainstream and alternative – TV – Radio – Internet – Print – Entertainment. This brief post is a follow-up to my last post and once again the essential theme is TRUST.

At a time when our society is plagued and overwhelmed by […]

Are You Being Deceived? Trust – Confusion – Critical Thinking

By Denis Korn

Can you discern the truth from the lie?

“There is SO much confusing information out there on the web. One does not know what & who to trust anymore?”

This was the opening sentence of an email I recently received from Michael – a gentleman who is a MD and […]

Barriers to Critical Thinking

By Denis Korn

I have decided to post this article on the barriers to critical thinking, which I use in teaching, as the 3rd in a series of posts dealing with the psychological, emotional and spiritual components of emergency and disaster preparedness planning.

Normalcy Bias – Why People are attached to Inaction

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The Emotional and Spiritual Components of Preparedness

Our emotions effect our perceptions

By Denis Korn

For many the foundation

In my last post I talked about Normalcy Bias – the mental state by which people cling to perceptions that are familiar and comfortable – and because of this state they can be in denial of the reality of the circumstances […]

Normalcy Bias – Why People are Attached to Inaction

By Denis Korn

You life depends on being awake!

In the 40 years that I have been involved in the emergency preparedness industry one fundamental question always emerges – especially after a significant disaster – why are so many people in denial of a possible or impending disaster when to many others it seems […]

Preparedness and The Meaning of Life

A reflection by Denis Korn

A recent discussion with a friend stimulated me into thinking once again about one of Mankind’s most enduring and fundamental questions – What is the meaning of life? Thousands of books, articles and posts have been devoted to this greatest of questions.

So what does this vital issue have to […]

Attitude is a Decision

By Denis Korn

Yes – attitude is everything. So what does this mean, especially during an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event?

After 40 years of educating, supplying, and encouraging folks for emergency preparedness, I am convinced and truly believe that the most important element in emergency and disaster preparedness is one’s attitude.

I am […]

ALIVENESS – A Reflection

By Denis Korn

ALIVENESS is a noun – the state of being ALIVE. Here are 2 of the definitions of alive from the Encarta Dictionary, on-line:

a.live (adjective)

4. full of life

Full of energy and vigor, and with a zest for and interest in life.

5. animated

Active or animated, especially full of busy […]

Reflections on Fear and Preparedness

By Denis Korn

This is the first in a series of posts on fear and its influence on emergency preparedness planning, actions and being self-reliant. The purpose of these posts is not to give you some magic formula on how to live without fear. I simply wish to point out some insights for your reflection. […]

Is the family secure when you're away?

By Denis Korn

A recent conversation during an interview reminded me of a presentation I made some years back to a large gathering of preparedness professionals. This convention consisted of folks who came from all over the country and of course this meant that they would be gone from their families for a few […]

Attitude is Everything

By Denis Korn

Yes – attitude is everything. So what does this mean, especially during an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event?

After 35 years of educating, supplying, and encouraging folks for emergency preparedness, I am convinced and truly believe that the most important element in emergency and disaster preparedness is one’s attitude. I am also […]