For the Sake of Our Nation’s Heroes ~ A Widow’s Story

by Emily Arguss We need to start doing better. We need to learn how to support one another instead of tearing each other down. In a world where the only way out is through, it’s important to back up our brothers and sisters instead of pushing them out of the way to reach the top. … Continue reading For the Sake of Our Nation’s Heroes ~ A Widow’s Story

Emotional Preparation for Retirement – Adjusting to Civilian Life for Public Safety Personnel

by Chaplain Jim Burns Introduction Those of us in public safety careers – law enforcement, fire service are usually gung-ho, Type A personalities, self-reliant, confident and sometimes even a little cocky. We love excitement. We feel there is nothing we can’t do; we’re self-important, helpers, fixers, we need to be needed, and we enjoy being … Continue reading Emotional Preparation for Retirement – Adjusting to Civilian Life for Public Safety Personnel

Bulletproof Spirit: Emotional Survival and Effective Wellness Strategies

by Dan S. Willis La Mesa Police Captain (retired) Based upon his emotional survival guidebook: “Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart” (New World Library, 2014) firstresponderwellness.com Consistently being immersed in violence, tragedies, danger, evil, and suffering can often scar the spirit of any first responder. Tragically, each … Continue reading Bulletproof Spirit: Emotional Survival and Effective Wellness Strategies

Slow Death of a Firefighter

by Timothy O. Casey Firefighter/Paramedic (retired), Published Author Editor's Note: After many years of coping with post traumatic stress and bouts of addiction, it is with deep sadness that I share with you that my friend lost his battle with his demons. His life tragically ended on July 31, 2015. May he rest in peace … Continue reading Slow Death of a Firefighter

Through a Glass Darkly: A Eulogy for Pastor John

Sad news.... Dr Phil Lineberger who wrote this article four years ago died by suicide on May 31, 2015. No one knows the depths of depression one person experiences. May Pastor Phil rest with his friend, Pastor John, in heaven. by Doctor Phil Lineberger, Senior Pastor Sugar Land (TX) Baptist Church Editor’s Note: On February 9, … Continue reading Through a Glass Darkly: A Eulogy for Pastor John