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...
What is Religious Addiction?

What is Religious Addiction?

A reader wrote me a question, and I started my response. Forty-five minutes later I looked up and said… this may be a blog and not just a response to Julie. Julie wrote: “I want to know more about your master’s thesis and your findings…using religion to...
Flashbacks, Healing and Protection

Flashbacks, Healing and Protection

The fire service uses a tetrahedron to describe fire. Fire has three elements: oxygen, heat and fuel. The fourth element is IGNITION, which starts the chain reaction between the elements. Fire happens in an internal combustion engine. Fuel, air and heat are present,...
The Drama Tetrahedron

The Drama Tetrahedron

The fire service uses a tetrahedron to describe fire. Fire has three elements: oxygen, heat and fuel. The fourth element is IGNITION, which starts the chain reaction between the elements. Fire happens in an internal combustion engine. Fuel, air and heat are present,...
Applying Tetrahedrons to Relationships

Applying Tetrahedrons to Relationships

Have you ever wondered why February is christened the “Month of Love?” Likely, it is because Valentine, a 3rd-century Roman saint, was traditionally recognized as the saint of courtly love. He was added to the Saints’ List on the 14th of February. Interestingly, there...