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10 Personal Safety Tips for Seniors

10 Personal Safety Tips for Seniors

Take a self-defense and personal safety training class.  These programs teach specific skills for noticing and avoiding a dangerous encounter. Learning confidence and physical strategies is empowering and as such, we are perceived as less of a target or victim. ...

5 SafeSummer Party Pointers

5 SafeSummer Party Pointers

Have a “this is how are we getting home” plan with a trusted buddy.  Make that plan before you leave home or the office for your party.  At the party, check in with your buddy regularly. Have a code word with your buddy – use it when you are ready to leave, and agree...

Safety Tips for Realtors

Safety Tips for Realtors

NO is a complete sentence! You do not need an explanation or a justification. Your life and wellbeing is much more valuable than a relationship or a sale.  Trust your intuition: This is the only information you need! When your gut sends out the...

StreetSmarts for Community Workers

StreetSmarts for Community Workers

Take a self-defense and personal safety training class.  These programs teach specific skills for noticing and avoiding a dangerous encounter. Learning confidence and physical strategies is empowering and as such, we are perceived as less of a target or victim. ...

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HUGS! A “Greeting Guide” for Kids, Parents and Relatives

HUGS! A “Greeting Guide” for Kids, Parents and Relatives

As the season of family and extended family and friend get-togethers unfolds in the coming days and weeks, here are a few things to consider to ensure your children feel safe and respected. Friends and family members are be familiar to you, the adults. Grown-ups are...

Safety Tips for Women Who Run

Safety Tips for Women Who Run

Recently I was contacted by a local radio station (interview to come soon!) to comment on an article written by Meghan Collie of Global News (Posted October 18, 2019). In her article, she references a survey that was done in April 2019 by Runner’s World. “A recent...

Intuition – Trust its Wisdom

Intuition – Trust its Wisdom

A gut feeling would be an intuition, a gut reaction would be an instinct – BenCole 2012 When we see a television program about animals of prey in the wild fleeing from fear of a predator, that is a perfect depiction of an instinctual response. It is the gut reaction....