What would you do to survive if you were cast overboard? I think many of us may have had that thought the last time we were boating or watching the Titanic. But I think there are very few of us that have the mindset and willpower to survive and not succumb to our own negative thinking and hopelessness.

Today you’ll learn the power of positive thinking, as John Aldridge shares the captivating story of how he survived being lost at sea.

Born in Long Island, John grew up with the sea and fishing was part of his youth.  John and his fishing partner Anthony Sosinski have released a book called ‘A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue’ and there’s a movie in development as well. ‘A Speck in the Sea’ is now available for purchase. You’ll love John’s Long Island accent and his story.

As sharks circled him and the hours passed, John was certain it was his last day alive. He tells us the one thing that he credits for his survival.

John’s Book: https://www.amazon.ca/Speck-Sea-Story-Survival-Rescue/dp/1602863288

The article that sparked it all: The New York Time’s Article https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/magazine/a-speck-in-the-sea.html?_r=0

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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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