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Anxiety: Navigating the Waves

Anxiety is described as a normal reaction to stress, but when that turns into fear which prevents a person from completing normal tasks, it may be considered an anxiety disorder.
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Coaching Sneak Peek: Sample Sessions

When we tell people we’re life coaches, we’re often mistaken for counselors. People think we ‘give good advice,’ but that’s not what life coaching is all about.
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A History of Life Coaching

To understand coaching, we might benefit from knowing its roots. The word ‘coach’ comes from the idea of a coach that transports someone from one place to another.
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Falling Off the Wagon: AACK!

There’s emergency plans in every industry, so why not with personal goals? Here’s a simple thing to remember in case you fall off your wagon: AACK! Seem silly? That’s okay, you’ll remember it.
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Check Your Inner House

If as much attention were given to keeping one’s inner house clean as keeping one’s physical house, perhaps people would be less aggressive or anxious or forgetful. You will live better outside if you live better inside.
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FRC at FDIC International

First Responder Coaching made its debut at the FDIC/JEMS conference as one of only 4 mental health booths, and FRC is making an impact.
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Have you seen more green on your feed lately? In case you haven’t heard, May is Mental Health Awareness month, a recognition that was established in 1949.
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Staying Goal Focused in a Distracting World

It’s so easy to fall off track and lose focus. We slip on diets, exercise routines, have a day of laziness, or even completely forget to have goals in the first place. Coaches will help coaching partners to stay focused and get back on track.
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The Grass Isn’t Greener: Judging Others

Why does our society create this notion that weakness makes a person less valuable?! The bottom line is we don’t know what we don’t know.
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Spotlight: Steph Rubel, Fire Captain’s Wife

From a wife’s perspective, [you need] a plan for communicating better. If you don’t let them talk about it, they’re going to shut down and your communication is going to shut down with it.
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Words Matter: Communication Amidst Conflict

If we say how we feel without ‘attacking,’ our communication works because the other person wouldn’t need to defend themselves.
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Cumulative Trauma: The Unseen Weight

Traumatic events bear a weight and, though most responders shove that small weight aside or push the experiences down, it builds and builds over time. This is cumulative trauma and many first responders carry it, many unknowingly.
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Absent-mindedness: You Are Not Alone

So much contributes to absent-mindedness. Our brains can only handle so much. We need to loosen the clutter. So, how do we do that?
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Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing

With rapid response from the public and first responders of Boston, people came together to support and strengthen the community.
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Coaching Through Depression

Frequent check-ins are important. You check your equipment; yourself is the most important equipment you have!
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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Years ago, we didn’t know what we didn’t know. It wasn’t studied and brain function studies and mental health knowledge weren’t anywhere near where they are now.
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How Do You Learn?

The confidence of doing this by your own choice, your own ideas, will help you experience solving your own problems.
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Spotlight: Keith Hanks, Director of Business Development

Keith Hanks, FRC’s Director of Business Development, was a firefighter for 21 years and now speaks about PTSD and its effects.
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The Art of Saying ‘No’

‘No’ seems like a simple word. So why do we find it difficult? You have to wonder if the only person we’re saying ‘no’ to is ourselves.
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Smashing the Stigma: Fighting Mental Health

Having mental health issues makes many feel they can’t uphold this image of a strong and capable helper. It’s this fear that causes many first responders to not admit when they need help or they’re having issues.
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