Everything listed under: Women's Self Defense

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    Niceness is a choice. Charm is a form of persuasion

      Why is it that we place charm and niceness so high on the list of what we look for in people?   In my workshops we discuss how we perceive people and what we look for when meeting them. The problem is that, for many of us, our daily profiling typically doesn't go deep enough.  One of the questions we ask in our workshops is: "You're out with your girls, and you see a guy walking towards you.   Read More...

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    Top 10 Holiday Safety Tips

    Its that time of year: Shopping, parties, dinners, and traveling to see family & friends. Unfortunately, it also means a lot of opportunity for predators. So here's 10 ways you can keep you and your family safe this holiday season:)1) Walk confidently and with purpose. Observe those around you.   Read More...

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    Safety at the Touch of a Button

     I am amazed at how many apps are out there that are designed to "help keep you safer" when your out on your own.  My concern is that they are another way of selling (even if they are free) a false sense of security to women.These apps are used from everything from "when you want to take a night run alone" to "going on a blind date."  That's just a couple of their suggestions for use.  I spent a good amount of time reading these apps in the ...  Read More...

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    Practice Makes Perfect

        You don't become an expert in situational awareness over night. Like anything else you want to be great at, it comes with putting in good reps.   This week while shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, I took some time to "practice" with my daughter.   Read More...

  • When Seconds Count...Police are Minutes Away!

    So many women are not all confident in their ability to protect themselves during a violent confrontation, much less any little ones in their charge.  In fact when I ask women this question, their response is usually this:  “My husband carries a gun”  or “ My Boyfriend would take care of me.” It’s been my experience that many women are confident in the fact that their husband, boyfriend, etc. could (and would) handle any confrontation for them.  The truth of the matter is, un...  Read More...