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Coaching is Not for Crisis

Our coaches are not clinicians, cannot diagnose or prescribe, and are not qualified to handle true crisis situations.
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Are You Born or Bred?

Are you born or bred? What leads a person to first responder life?
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Spotlight: Andrea Westrum, FRC Coach

“Firefighters are not machines.” You can’t have them working nonstop with one day off and hardly any sleep.
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Boots & Tears

It’s a job of boots and tears, but it seems clear in training that first responders are not the ones…
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Resiliency vs. Coping

Resilience is our ability to adapt or bounce back when things don’t go as planned. Resilience is about learning to…
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How to Remember and Move On

Years may go by, but it’s the person we hold close. It’s okay to remember and move on, and we…
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1st Responder Conferences

FRC attended the 31st 1st Responder Conferences event in Boston/Woburn, co-hosted by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.
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Messy Room, Messy Head

Just like we need to eventually clean out that messy room, we need to clean out that messy head. It…
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Just a Rookie

No one signs up for trauma because it’s fun. We sign up for trauma to help people out of it,…
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We Know You

With connection and comradery comes confidence. Having a life coach who’s also part of the first responder world is gold.
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Spotlight: Mike Rathier – EMS & Fire

There’s not enough education for us to seek that help and to understand that it’s okay to not be okay….
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Memes That Mean Something

Just a light-hearted post full of first responder memes to help us laugh a bit. We know you’ll relate to…
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Support for First Responder Spouses

The family unit is home, more than a house or apartment, and more than a job. Our families are our…
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Show Up Anyway

You’ll find over time, you’re not showing up for others; you’re showing up for you. You can look back and…
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Accountability Counts

Coaching partners know they will be held accountable for these things. This is part of what makes coaching work because…
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Your Coach, Your Confidant

Confide in someone who you know will listen, not judge, and who can help guide you to a better you,…
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Better Sleep

Poor sleep means poor mental health. We trudge through day after day and sometimes forget sleep’s effect on the brain…
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Faith and Mental Health

Faith is belief in something or someone greater than yourself. When we put self aside (not down, but aside) we…
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Healing After a Line of Duty Death

Healing takes time. Bones need to reset, bruises need to heal, scabs take time to form. Our mental health is…
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How to Stop Self-Talk

Negative self-talk leads us into a whirlwind of mental darkness. Let’s turn on the light and see that it’s just…
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