....I was so impressed with his presence of mind—the fact that he saw it coming, knew what to do, did it, and prevailed–it was a big lesson for me.
I very intensely wanted to learn how to prevent a home break-in. For inspiration, I turned to castles. Not just any castles mind you, but Norman-influenced castles built in England by William the Conqueror beginning in 1066. Why those?
When a person explores new territory, whether it’s re-decorating for the first time in 15 years, or learning to eat healthy food, a new world opens up. You’re exposed to trends, vocabulary, advice and choices. If you’re lucky, you find a good teacher along the way. Sometimes, you go…
When it comes to personal safety, there’s a very dangerous assumption that you may hold near and dear. Most people do. It’s this:
“The police will protect me.”
But that's not their job.
I’m writing a book called At Home In the Real World
. It recognizes that the world around us is increasingly unsettled, and that our homes are extensions of our lives that we need to strengthen.
Why am I writing this? Because the bubble I lived in had been breached with gunfire, statistics, and reality sandwiches. I'll get to that, but suffice it to say, it left me a little afraid, deeply unsettled....and in want of solutions.