Alone and Naked in the Woods

Imagine being stranded in the wilderness with nothing but what you have on you.

Would you survive one night?

How about 72 hours?

This weekend I went up to central Florida to go through a basic wilderness survival course. It was so cool because I learned how to make fire by rubbing 2 sticks together and none were matches. I learned how to disinfect and filter water with little to no equipment. I learned how to make shelter with natural materials. Most importantly I learned the mindset of what it takes to survive.

That got me thinking about the what the mindset for creating a living a healthier more fulfilled life. Below you will find the 5 Tenants of Survival with some questions I suggest you consider if you wish to connect with a healthier version of yourself.

5 Tenants of Survival:

[thrive_text_block color=”light” headline=”5 Tenants of Survival”] 1) Intense will to live. 

Are you truly living to your potential? Are you creating experiences that enhance your life and the lives around you? Are you willing to overcome obstacles, frustration, and challenges in order to become that best version of yourself?

2) Do no harm.

Are you putting yourself in situations that are jeopardizing your potential for success? Are you harming yourself with the foods, drinks, lifestyle you are currently living?

3) Shelter protection.

What kind of shelter have you set around you to protect you from the neigh sayers, the negative thoughts, and the obstacles you will absolutely encounter?

4) Hydration.

Are you drinking water? Yes that is pretty straight forward as water is a vital nutrient for us to sustain life.

5) Calories.

Where are your calories coming from? Too much or too little? Do your calories energize you? How do they make you feel?[/thrive_text_block]

As you read these tenants don’t judge yourself on the answers. Simply use the answers as data.


  • In which areas does the data show you are living in the health you want?
  • What strength does the data reveal that you can build off?
  • How can you use this data to empower you on your journey to living a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these 5 Tenants and how they apply to your life.








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