I'm very excited to open the pre-order for my upcoming title, Surviving The Collapse Of Society! The expected ship date is April 1st, 2018. This is not only a very useful book, but also a beautiful one. Printed in all color and with over 40 full-page digital collage prints, Surviving The Collapse of Society explores skills and careers that would be useful if (and when) society collapses. Each digital collage corresponds to a different section including information to help survive in different natural and human-made disasters as well as imagining what our society could be.
HISTORY: The original booklet/zine version of this title released in 2015 became very popular when Trump was elected president of the USA in November of 2016. Moreso than ever before, people are fearful of the potential outcomes of this presidency. Beyond that, the changing climate, ever-increasingly powerful hurricanes, impending earthquakes, water shortages, nuclear war, one of the greatest extinction events in history taking place, and massive die-offs of the bees are all creating a fear (or excitement) for society to collapse. Humanity is amazingly resilient and adaptable. We have survived many difficult situations in the past, and can continue to do so in the future - so long as we are willing to prepare ourselves.
ABOUT THE COLLAGES: All collages were made by me (Sage Liskey) using public domain images and Photoshop. If you believe that any of the images featured in my collages are not in the public domain, please let me know and I will remove them from the book.
You can see more of the artwork featured in Surviving The Collapse Of Society by going to my Art page. You can also purchase a number of these prints to hang on your wall over at my Etsy shop.
WHY PRE-ORDER: Pre-ordering helps me a lot with the initial costs of printing a book. This one is especially expensive to print, so you save $5 off the retail price when pre-ordering and get free shipping!
Dimensions: 6.69" x 9.61
Softcover, Full Color
Cost: $25 ($5 off retail and with free shipping).
Expected ship date: April 1st, 2018.
*Please note that the cover art and title may change prior to publication.
Thank you for your support!
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One Minute Happiness - Your Highest Form: Escaping the matrix by becoming the best version of yourself.
Do you feel stuck? Like there's so much more to life but it's out of your grasp? We live in a society that constantly pushes us down and away from who we truly wish to be, and it sucks. It perpetuates sadness, depression, discrimination, and the living of a unfulfilled existence, but there are ways to transcend that place.
Your Highest Form is a short guide available here to read for free that explores how to escape the matrix and discover true purpose in life. Included are guided questions and practical tips to help uplift and transcend your current life narrative as well as challenging unhealthy cultural norms into which you were born. This is radical and alternative mental health at its best, connecting simple steps with a spiritual edge to unlock who you truly wish to be. Read below in images or scroll further down to see the transcribed text.
Copies of Your Highest Form are available for purchase on the Rad Cat Press Etsy Shop for $3.00. Help a friend in need!
If you liked this guide, check out my other free reads over in Books and Zines or reading the other mini zine articles in the one minute happiness/happy healthy series.
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The human race is more complicated than ever; each person is a synthesis of the many cultures, traditions, beliefs, ideas, technologies, artworks, mistakes, advancements, and histories that have existed prior to this moment in time. There is great wisdom and power available to us in this ancestral knowledge, and if used mindfully, may help us unlock our highest forms of mind, body, and soul.
Please note that I am not a medical professional and none of this is meant to be medical advice. As such I do not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented and disclaim liability for errors and omissions. Thank you for reading.
Identifying Your Highest Form
Ask yourself these five questions:
What have I always wanted to do?
Who do I look up to?
What experiences in my life have made me the happiest?
Who would I be if I didn't live within a capitalist society or had to worry about money?
What am I capable of when I am absolutely confident in my words and actions?
Identify The Obstacles To Becoming Your Highest Form
While our highest form is more available to us than ever before, there are also more obstacles and distractions to overcome. These can include loneliness, money, addictions to media and drugs, location, depression, trauma, culture, separation from ancestral ways, lack of meaningful purpose, and upbringing. Just as each person has a different highest form, each person also has different obstacles to overcome. Diligence in transforming these obstacles is essential to finding your highest form.
Dealing With The Obstacles:
simplify your life, join a community, find a therapist to help you identify and overcome trauma and depression, meditate away obsessive thinking and find power in silence, change your diet and make sure your body is well-nourished, learn a trade or empower your communication and confidence through school, locate yourself closer to people working on personal growth and healing, find supportive and nurturing friendships, stop watching television, stop playing video games, join a support group to break away from alcohol and narcotic usage, challenge yourself to do uncomfortable things (may be easier with the assistance of classes or a therapist),
Dealing With The Obstacles, Continued:
set aside a small amount of time each day to pursue your dreams, start your own business, find a guru, seek out a transformative experience at a multi-day music, arts, or spiritual festival such as Symbiosis, Burning Man, or The Oregon Country Fair, exercise and dress in a way that feels empowering, learn how to believe in yourself, write down your dreams, meet all your basic needs (sustenance, safety, love, empathy, rest, community, creativity, freedom, and purpose), travel, take a chance, try something bizarre and scary, become spiritually grounded, believe in something beyond yourself, stop putting up with unhealthy friends and work environments!
Your life is a piece of art and you are an artist. You are always capable of change, rising to new, unforeseen experiences and opportunities. Sometimes vulnerability and putting yourself through uncomfortable situations is necessary to making motions toward transformation, but there is always an opportunity for becoming closer to your highest form.
You can learn more about the science of happiness with free downloads and articles at www.sageliskey.com or by reading my books, The Happiest Choice: Essential Tools for Everyone's Brain Feelings and You Are A Great and Powerful Wizard. Good luck!
The physical and mental changes that depression creates can seemingly slip into one's life without much reason. In an attempt to explain the new mood, a person might blame it on how their life is going, or something unrelated that happened days or weeks prior. However, there are generally more direct reasons that explain why a person experiences depression or depressed feelings. Depression is caused by a combination of potentials and triggers.
As a child I found myself steeped in a pool of stressful situations ranging from my family life and personal health to unhealthy cultural norms and living isolated in the country. It took a long time to tease these apart and address them individually instead of simply seeing the world as an awful place to live, but after research and experimentation, I now have a pretty good idea about what causes depressive episodes and what I can do to alleviate feeling mentally unwell. The following information is what I found.
Things that increase the overall potential of experiencing depression and depressed feelings include:
This list can be generalized into four broad categories: chronic genetic and chemical abnormalities, life events, lifestyle choices, and unmet needs. It may be difficult to discern which category or categories you fit into initially, but doing so will greatly help you find proper treatments for your depression.
"Triggers" put a person into the state of depression. They can include just about anything depending on the person, though some triggers are more common than others. These include things such as:
This article was adapted from Chapter 4 of my book, The Happiest Choice: Essential Tools for Everyone's Brain Feelings. Potentials and triggers are explored in depth with many options for empowering your life and overcoming depression and anxiety. You can download a condensed version of the book for free here, or consider supporting this work and getting a more in-depth look into the science of happiness and radical mental health by purchasing the full version on my Etsy Store or Amazon.
Please note that I am not a medical professional and do not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Hi! My name is Sage Liskey, the founder of the Rad Cat Press. I grew up seeing a lot of the disturbing, toxic, and unhealthy sides of American culture, and decided I wanted to do something to change it. Since 2010 I have been writing books and zines (booklets) focused around uplifting lives and reimagining society, with a primary focus in mental health and empowerment. I believe a better world is possible, so I hope you feel inspired and a little more fulfilled from what you find here. Read on about my mission.
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