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How to Turn a Missed Holiday into a Special Event: Tips from and for First Responder Families

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Psychologist Ellen Kirschman is the author of I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know, I Love a FireFighter: What the Family Needs to Know, Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know and the Dot Meyerhoff mystery series….

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Decision Fatigue: What It Is and How to Avoid It

It’s late afternoon. You’re facing a looming deadline, a growing to-do list, and a flood of urgent emails, yet concentration eludes you. You think, “I need an energy boost, fast.” You had hoped for a workout to rejuvenate, but the…

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Daddy’s Home by Nicole R. Thornes

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Featured in C.O.P.S. Hope magazine Quotes from the C.O.P.S. Hope Spring 2024 Issue, page 10.: Author “Nicole Thornes is a certified Death Doula, Grief Recovery Specialist… a police officer who was forced to medically retire after a career ending injury.”…

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The Sleep Zone Podcast

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Relax your muscles- Continue working your way up your body, one body part at a time, within minutes; as you work your way up to your head, continue to take deep breaths. You will begin to feel relaxed, as if…

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Police1 First Responder Wellness Week 2024

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“First Responder Wellness Week is an initiative that seeks to transform the way we think about wellness, as individual first responders, as agency leaders and as an industry,” says Dr. David Black, Lexipol’s president of wellness solutions. “First responders face…

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How I Reduced My Cortisol Levels Naturally With Food & Light by Wellness Mama®

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Oh, relaxation, that elusive activity that is often talked about and rarely achieved in today’s world. We all know we have too much stress and need to reduce it, but the execution is so elusive! Most of us probably know that…

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5 Tips on How to Keep Kids Quiet with a Night Shift Spouse

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Written by Kristen Linton  for heelsandholsters Blog

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First Responder Center for Excellence

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Approximately 45% of Line of Duty Deaths are cardiac-related. Discover what you can do to reduce your risk.  

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Resilience Through Fitness

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On June 12th 2022, after 9 years of policing, Deven was involved in a traumatic incident while on duty. A career in policing was everything  he had worked towards for years, and the incident caused him to feel a loss…

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Blue Girt Radio with Eric Tung Ep. 33: How Fitness and Psychological Help Aided Career Recovery: with Officer Deven Kennedy

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A ten-year veteran of law enforcement in Canada, Deven found himself in a near-fatal incident last year.  A suspect attempted to run him over, and he narrowly escaped, but not without significant physical and mental injury. Deven credits the physical…

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