Survive & Thrive in a Mad World
Transformation Magazine|August 2020
Survive & Thrive in a Mad World
We're all Mad here
Terez Hartmann

When every external touchstone seems to be in flux or to have gone missing entirely, it’s no wonder when you find yourself chasing rabbits and repeatedly asking:




But even in these times, along the most un familiar roads and terrain, you still carry THE most powerful and effective navigation device—YOUR inner compass; a device that, if you are willing to heed its guidance, can provide the map and key to lead you from mere survival into true thriving.

Below is a mad Lewis Carroll-esque Alice in Wonderland premise that may just help you keep your head when it feels like REAL Mad Hatters are running amok.


You wander into an especially wacky patch of mushrooms and feel inclined to try on an odd green and purple striped hat in an attempt to “blend in” to the crazy environment surrounding you. You discover, however, that this hat is clearly too small, and an uncomfortable headache starts to creep in almost immediately. At that moment, a panel of very Mad Hatters representing different groups approach and ask what is troubling you.

You respond: “Wearing this hat really hurts my head.”

They then each feel compelled to share words of advice.

Hatter 1: “Of course it does! That is life and it will always be thus. Wear your hat, buck up and deal with it like the rest of us!”

Hatter 2 (Who isn’t ACTUALLY a Hatter): “Hats are and always have been THE problem. Hats must be banned, and we shall strive to remove ALL hats from every home, community, city and country, so that—finally—life will be perfect and world peace will be possible!”


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August 2020