Adrenaline Junkie?

Adrenaline Junkie?

Are you an adrenaline junkie? This label conjures an image of a person hang gliding or racing motorcycles. It might even evoke the picture of a professional first responder, like a firefighter, police officer, paramedic, soldier, nurse, or Search and Rescue. Few have...
Hi Honey, Who Are You?

Hi Honey, Who Are You?

It happens in many marriages. We put our heads down, serve our children, and there comes a day when the kids no longer need us. Adrenaline days behind us, we look at our partner and say. “Hi Honey. Who are you?” Perhaps we have learned to manage our partner to act the...
Re-Thinking Positive Disruption

Re-Thinking Positive Disruption

One of the challenges of having a “Type A” personality, recovering from the adrenaline habit, and living with the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder is how to understand me as the connection between all my projects. In the previous decades, a part of me would be a...
The Trauma of Bullying in the Fire Service

The Trauma of Bullying in the Fire Service

I recently read about a man who died by suicide because of workplace bullying. In an effort to support first responders and their families who suffer, I tell the following true stories.   When I first joined the volunteer fire service, my training as a manager drew my...