Posts by: Tracy Michel

3 Minute Feel Good Article…

I came across this article in the NY Times. It is a well written article about the Law Enforcement Officer that was one the original founders of the Make A Wish Foundation.

Click HERE or the picture below to read more…

Anger Iceberg

The talented Rebecca Grondel, MA delivers another important and relevant Law Enforcement Family Network Flashlight Series video on the vulnerable emotions that drive anger. Please take a few minutes today and learn about the “Anger Iceberg”
If you haven’t done it yet, be sure to register for the Law Enforcement Family Network Virtual Conference on Janaury 8-9, 2021. Registration can be found on our events page!
To watch the video: CLICK HERE

Taking Time to Listen

Therapist Rebecca Grondel, MA explores the importance of stopping and paying attention to what our kids are REALLY saying.


Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Dr Stephanie Conn, the founder of First Responder Psychology in Beaverton Oregon, and author of the book, “Increasing Resilience in Police and Emergency Personnel.”  highlights some of the specific benefits of a treatment method called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).

This treatment method is very effective for dealing with significant and accumulative trauma, with the added benefit of having no physiological side effects.

Dr Conn mentions a link in her Flashlight episode and you may find more information about EMDR HERE or another resource HERE



Stress and Relationships

In this timely Flashlight Series Video, Rebecca Grondel, MA gives insight and ideas for maintaining connection with your partner, family or loved ones during times of stress. From the simple moments of who is emptying the dishwasher to bigger tougher moments.



Halloween Safety Tips

Lieutenant Julie Beard from the Redmond Police Department offers families some helpful tips for enjoying a safe Halloween.
Looks like the weather and the moon are going to add to the holiday fun!




In this Flashlight episode brought to you by Behind the Badge Foundation’s Law Enforcement Family Network, Jeremy and Ketryna Wade talk about resilience for officers and their families.

Jeremy is an SPD officer and founder of Fearless Resilience, a training and consulting organization for first responders. During their episode, Jeremy and Ketryna talk about how they try to focus on what they can control, especially during times of stress.


Jeremy mentioned a book by Dr. Carol Deweck titled, MINDSET.

Dr. Dewek writes a great deal about growth mindset. Growth vs. Fixed mindset is an important topic for officers as a way of viewing and managing stress. The information in this article is also helpful during 2020 as a way to navigate the unpredictable. Here is a link to article that covers more information: HERE


Jeremy Wade

Founder/ Lead Training Instructor



Ketryna Wade

Business Manager



You may learn more about Fearless Resilience by visiting their website HERE