Do You (Or…your wife, your daughter, your mom) Carry Pepper Spray? Then READ THIS.

Do You (Or…your wife, your daughter, your mom) Carry Pepper Spray? Then READ THIS.

I was recently at the IWA show in Germany and had the opportunity to catch up with some great folks in the personal defense industry. One of those was SABRE executive David Nance. I had the opportunity to speak with him at  the SABRE booth and discuss some of  their featured products. One of the […]

Room 216! Don’t Forget – 216!

Room 216! Don’t Forget – 216!

After 34 years of being involved in an industry that is so squarely focused on personal safety, you would think that very little would surprise me anymore. Whether it’s a teenage girl who agrees to accept a ride from someone she doesn’t even know, or a mom who encourages her child to “talk to the […]

Car Maintenance = Smart Self Defense

Car Maintenance = Smart Self Defense

Now, some may think I have lost my mind posting things about car maintenance, however, I assure you that I haven’t. (Well, at least not more than usual!) It’s pretty simple, a woman stranded on the side of the road with a broken down car is as much of a target as a woman standing […]

Hitting the Road for Spring Break? Don’t Overlook These Reminders!

Hitting the Road for Spring Break? Don’t Overlook These Reminders!

For thousands,  Spring Break begins with travel! This time of the year the highways are PACKED with folks heading toward their “break”. Many of them are teens – sometimes heading out all on their own to enjoy parties, sunshine and a week of fun.  Whether it’s you or someone you care about hitting the road, […]

Girls Night Out – Wrong Woman™ Style

Girls Night Out – Wrong Woman™ Style

When my “over caffeinated, highly stressed, checklist dictated, self employed, single mom “ world has taken me to the brink of craziness, I can think of few things that I treasure more than meeting some of my closest girlfriends for some downtime at our neighborhood pub. After all, it can be a refreshing “recharge” to […]

Beware the Serial Manipulator!

Do exactly as I say! Imagine someone saying that aloud. Imagine the scenario. What do you envision? A calm, peaceful environment filled with support, caring and love? Probably not. There is a much greater possibility that it evoked  the thought of a  chaotic scene with loud voices. Or, perhaps, you  imagined  someone speaking in a low, threatening tone in an […]