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Staffing Shortages: Picking up the Slack

We have been battling this pandemic with all we’ve got and still COVID fights back. For first responders who put themselves at risk every day, it’s not just about the expected dangers of the job, but now they face staffing shortages.
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The Next Right Thing

When life gets crazy, if you get overwhelmed, pick one thing. Just doing one thing at a time will take you further than trying to conquer it all at once.
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Do Nurses Count as First Responders?

When we hear the term ‘first responder,’ we often think initially of police, fire, and EMS, but we know there’s…
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Do You Need a Life Coach?

As we move about in our lives from one obstacle to another, we often tell the same lie to our friends, family, and even ourselves: I’m fine. It may be an avoidance to get into a bigger conversation or maybe we don’t want to talk about personal matters with the person in front of us, but chances are we’re simply avoiding the truth: we’re not fine. We’re worried, we’re stressed, we’re confused, maybe we’re downright scared. Here’s something to consider: It’s okay to not be okay and it’s okay to ask for help.
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PTSD and First Responders

Any first responder position is certain to be stressful at least sometimes. The job is about responding to emergencies, sometimes horrific traumas. Someone is having the worst day of their lives and you’re there to help. It could be a fire, an accident, a 911 call, or gunshots. Some first responders make a lifelong career of their jobs; others take an early retirement due to the stress. In 2018, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association) estimated that about 30% of first responders experienced PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), though that number is likely higher now.
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The Value of Vulnerability

When’s the last time you’ve been scared. Like truly afraid. A colleague of mine’s daughter was just diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, at 22 years old; is that fear? I heard a story today at church about a police deputy pulling his gun and shooting; is that fear? Adjusting to a fixed income that comes once a month instead of weekly, then needing to put tires on the car, fix a broken furnace, and repair a snowblower within the same month; is that fear? What does fear look like for you? Is it sharing a diagnosis of PMDD? Or maybe anxiety or depression? Is it failing at something you’ve been working toward?
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Goal Setting Struggles and How to Overcome Them!!

So with the New Year right around the corner, I thought the most appropriate topic I could choose is GOAL…
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Welcome to my first Blog post!!

Hello Everyone!!   I wanted to start this first blog by sharing the gratitude that I have for all of…
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