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Author, public speaker, and endurance athlete

Can we take our mind to the gym to build mental fitness? Performance expert Erik Leslie from Modern Mindfulness has trained professionals in the world’s toughest careers, like first responders, Special Forces and Apache Pilots with simple ways to become present in high-stress situations.

Mindfulness and performance consultant for the military and first responders and athletes

In this episode, Bonnie and David interview Sara Beckert, National Fire Academy Instructor and founder of First Response Health and Wellness.

Firefighters and other responders are constantly at risk for long term injury, and they suffer a higher rate of workplace injury than most US workers. First Response Health and Wellness offers a range of health and wellness programs suited for all first responders with a specific focus on firefighters.

Voices of Courage with Ken D Foster

EP 222 The Courage to Lose Weight with Dr Ropa Chari

Today, about 65% of adults and 15% of children and adolescents in the US are overweight or obese. The physiological mechanism causing the increase in obesity is no mystery: Americans eat more calories than they burn, and the excess energy is stored as fat. But is this the only cause….. Exercise, Stress, Lack of Sleep, Lack of Purpose, Feeling Hopeless, The psychology of losing weight also has a profound effect on
losing weight…

Raising Expectations with Pastor Joe Schofield, with Stefanie Thayer, Dr Paul Hall and Ron Greer

Diet, Food, Nutrition, and overcoming obesity. Athletes and lifestyles, working toward a healthy mind and body! 

This episode features an interview with first responder Dr Ken Hoffman, a functional medicine doctor in practice for 20 years. He is Medical Director of SOPHIA Natural Health Center in Brookfield, CT which delivers the most comprehensive scientific, holistic evaluation and treatment that is designed to find, and treat, the root cause of health problems. Functional medicine integrates the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine with modern science.

On this episode, Stacy, Bonnie and David speak with Deputy Chief Bernie Meehan, a veteran of over 400 first responder debriefings. Our topic: Critical Incident Stress Management and Debriefings, and how a CISD/CISM debrief can kickstart the healing process.