Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Guest Post: 6 Ways Kids Change Your Personal Protection Options

Learning Realistic Safety Strategies is the first step toward taking responsibility for your own protection and well being, but have you ever considered what you would do if you had to protect more than yourself?

If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, big sister, babysitter, school teacher or simply a caring adult, you may be faced with situations that range from challenging to dangerous when you have children with you. What would you do in these scenarios?

Monday, April 21, 2014

5 Reasons Women Should Participate in Disaster Planning

An argument can be made that the people chosen for any type of planning committee should be a representative sample of the people they are planning for. Yet, women are still widely unrepresented when it comes to disaster planning teams.  Whether this is due to a lack of inclusion on the part of those in charge or a lack of interest on the part of women is not a question we’ll be exploring in this post. Instead, we want to talk about five compelling reasons women should participate:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Decisive Action: The Key to Surviving a Mass Shooting

The prevalence of mass shooting reports in the media ensures that anxiety about this type of violence lingers in our minds more than we may even realize. While it’s important to grieve the loss of life and remember the victims and their loved ones, worrying that a mass shooting will happen in our workplace, church, school, movie theatre or mall serves no purpose. The sheer magnitude of these incidents is hard for any of us to wrap our minds around and the possibility of being involved in a mass shooting evokes a unique feeling of helplessness. After all, how do you protect yourself from an active shooter who is armed with dangerous weapons, obsessed with violence and has nothing to lose?  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

3 Property Crimes That Put Your Personal Safety at Risk

Although crimes like theft, burglary and robbery are property driven, they can easily cross the line and pose a threat to your personal safety. Criminals may use resort to tactics like intimidation, threats or force to take property as their level of desperation increases. In addition, opportunistic acts of assault, kidnapping and rape can occur in combination with these crimes, so our safety may be threatened even though the perpetrator’s original objective may have been property. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

7 Apps for Personal Safety

Have you ever been in a situation where you wondered if something were to happen to me, how could I get help as soon as possible?  Now you can have some piece of mind by downloading one of the many personal safety apps listed below. Some of the apps do have a monthly membership fee, which is clearly noted. However, if you are looking for something to increase your safety posture, it may be a wise investment to make.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Safety Strategies for Realtors

Working in the field of real estate involves extensive contact with the public and requires agents to work alone in isolated situations and locations. These and other factors may compromise your personal safety and increase your risk for all types of violence. Crimes against real estate professionals like robbery, rape and murder are the most reported and highly publicized.
However, these are not the only risks. Agents may be exposed to other dangerous situations including harassment, threats, stalking and assault. Without completely changing the way you do business, it’s important to consider implementing some basic safety procedures while you’re working.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pamela Hill: The Story of Why I Do What I Do

It was a warm and bright September day in Seattle as I wandered rather aimlessly through Pike Place Market with my friend Dana. Our lack of direction as we drifted along with the crowds almost perfectly mirroring the lack of direction I was experiencing in my own life. It was the early 1980s and I was working in corporate America in a job that while fun, showed little promise of ever becoming interesting enough to call a career. I am not even sure if I knew how rudderless I had become. The universe must have been listening to my heart, because it was about to send me a call to action that would dramatically lead me to an expression of my life’s purpose in ways I never could have imagined.