A word from the author

I have, of course, read ‘The Resilience Handbook – how to survive in the 21st century’.  I designed the assessment and most of the recommended actions are now habits so ingrained with me that I gave up keeping my resilience journal.

It’s difficult to convey how much difference it makes to your outlook, knowing that you’ve done the best you can to protect yourself, your family and your community against the coming winds of change.

The resilience plan is designed, among other things, as a communications tool.  If you can pass Level One here, I know that you have a respectable degree of practical knowledge.  There’s a good chance that your ideas will be workable, your contributions to an urgent debate useful.

I need some help designing Level Two.  I’ve moved on to choosing a few, more specialised, areas of resilience to concentrate on.  While the Handbook outlines a general progress in easy stages as a basic grounding in the concept, these projects are more intense and time-consuming.  The process seems to mirror the path taken by education in general.

If you want to find out what happens next….buy the book!  If you’ve bought it already, please leave a review on Amazon, follow me on Twitter and Facebook.  Above all, though, do the actions suggested.  Every single one contributes to the foundations of resilience.

Thanks for your attention

Elizabeth J Walker


The Resilience Garden

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The Hemp Twine Project

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The ‘Free Craft Workshops’ page has been archived; you can access it here.