Obituaries – Are They Sad or Joyful to Read?

Discovering the two most important words to have answered in a obituary

Living intentionally with two words in mind will drive us to living a life well lived.  Admittedly, I don’t watch the news, however I am a bit embarrassed to admit I enjoy reading obituaries of strangers. I know, sounds morbid, right? Reading about celebrities who have passed in 2016 (i.e. George Michael, Doris Roberts, Gene Wilder, Carrie Fisher, etc.) […]

Best Tip to Move Past Fear

What every first responder and high stress organization should know about overcoming fear

COURAGE is the ability to BREATHE and move through your fears.

Have you ever found yourself riding up the tallest part of a rollercoaster…as the cart rises to the top, the clicking and clanking noise fills the silent anticipation of the BIG drop that always follows that big climb. What happens when we get to the top of the tallest part of the roller coaster? Well, we […]

11 Minutes in Hell – How Can We Survive the Pain?

Using GRIT and Resiliency To Push Past Our Fears

Dig deep for GRIT and Resiliency as it is within all of us to use as a tool to push past our fears.

Have you ever burned your hand while grabbing something out of the oven? It hurts.  Imagine putting yourself intentionally in a small medal container where the temperature reaches 1,100 degrees as fire surrounds you! Talk about hot! In 2005, Tony Sclafani from theDaily News did a GREAT article entitled 11 Minutes In Hell stemmed from his experience of the […]

Impact a Life, Impact a World

A gift in perspective you will want to share

It was an honor to get to serve the beyond awesome firefighter leaders in Georgia last week. Getting to work with my first responder groups around the United States of America is always an honor and leaves me inspired and in awe of what they do for our communities in helping them grow strong. The trip […]

First Responders Life Threatening Stress – Is It Real?

3 Tips for First Responders Who Are Coping With Life Threatening Stress

First Responders

If you work in the first responder services, you most likely heard some of the heartbreaking stories of someone whose life was ended due to stress of the job. Whether it was due to a heart attack, stroke, or suicide we know or have heard of someone that has been affected. The aftermath can be crippling to […]