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#MindsetMonday – Dr. Jeff McGill

#MindsetMonday – Dr. Jeff McGill

We often find ourselves doing nothing because we do not know where to start.  When I am asked what agencies should be doing, I often start with first they need to recognize better from worse.  It is truly that simple for many of the decisions we make that affect officers and their families.  Is a specific action going to make and officer’s life better or worse?  Is a specific action going to help a family or hurt them?  That is certainly where police leaders can start, but I will provide more specifics.

#MindsetMonday: L.O.V.E. Yourself

#MindsetMonday: L.O.V.E. Yourself

To start addressing the physical and mental storms that the women and men of the law enforcement profession face, Dr. Larson suggests that we focus on securing a safe place to work on ourselves. Through this we can start healing the mind, via the body. She calls these the L.O.V.E. Principles.
L – Leading yourself first: Make self care a priority
O – Oxygen: Take time to be mindful and breath
V – Vulnerability: The path to clarity and purpose
E – Elasticity: Move often and move well

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Spend Your Emotions

Spend Your Emotions

Last night, someone commented on our social media page, that we should “save your ‘great sadness’” for the people who are dying and for our new reality. I immediately deleted the comment and would have left it at that, but it troubled me for one very large reason....

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Is It Your Time to Shine?

Is It Your Time to Shine?

Dear Health Care Worker, Today I read that it's “Your time to shine” and it didn’t feel right. My first reaction is that you are not shining, you are frustrated, tired, angry, scared, feeling guilty and a plethora of other things; shiny wasn’t the first thing that...

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