Two of the most intense of the four elements are fire and ice (ice being the frozen form of water). Touch either with your bare hand, and you will feel their contact. Journey with me through the fire of a California mountain wildfire, where my cozy life as a rich housewife and mother burned up. I walked through fire to find a new life teaching English in frozen Russia. Missing my children, my heart like ice, I learned to walk across the frozen rivers of Samara. Read about this journey in my “Fire and Ice” book. Watch my Youtube video that I narrated with my own voice. Know that you, too, can survive contact with the wildest elements.