I’m often asked what “What tools should I buy if I want to be safer?” The truth is that there’s no one tool that addresses every potential threat. A danger may be within arm’s reach or on the other side of a door or fence. So the best course is to have a set of […]

Layer Your Tools

There are SO many blog posts and YouTube videos about the “Self-Defense Moves Every Woman Needs to Know.” But is it true that if you just learn some moves you will magically be protected? That you’ll be fully equipped to keep yourself safe? Unfortunately not. It would be awesome if it were true, but the […]

Beware the “Magic Move”

People are often afraid of firearms, and often have false beliefs about them. A common belief is that if you get shot you will die. This belief is one that enables perpetrators to intimidate the victims they target. The truth is that you MAY die but it is not inevitable. There are many incidents in […]

MYTH: If I get shot I’m going to die

Alba is an extraordinary woman. She has survived childhood sexual abuse, rape, and domestic violence, and now supports other women who have experienced trauma or abuse. She is courageous and open and willing to talk about subjects and experiences that are often kept hidden. Hearing her share about her journey from trauma to healing is […]

055- INTERVIEW: Healing From Trauma with Alba Soto  

Sheena has been teaching 20 years, ten of which have been dedicated to self defense. With loads of hands on experience with violence and defending herself and others from violence her expertise is undeniable.  Certified as an Instructor in Krav Maga, Striking and MMA, Firearms, Grappling and more, Sheena owner and Lead Instructor of Krav […]

054- INTERVIEW: Women and Safety with Sheena Williams 

Babita Spinelli is a psychotherapist and certified coach who works with people who are experiencing significant life transitions and couples looking to improve or rebuild their relationships and survivors of trauma and abuse. One of her key areas of focus is on narcissism and how to deal with people who are narcissists. She received the […]

053- INTERVIEW: Narcissism with Babita Spinelli  

Beverly Baker is an amazing badass woman who is a martial artist and self-defense coach. She is the founder of the Metropolitan Finishing School, which is not the place to go if you are looking to learn how to serve tea correctly, it is where you want to go if you want to learn how […]

052- INTERVIEW: Safety and Self-Defense in the Urban Environment with Beverly Baker  

Danny Burde is the founder of Iron Crew Athletics. He has bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and kinesiology. He’s a CrossFit level two coach, and was a head coach at NorCal CrossFit (akaNCfit) before he started Iron Crew Athletics. He’s been immersed in fitness since he was 12 years old and has an immense passion […]

051- INTERVIEW: Insights into Domestic Violence – A Conversation With Danny Burde 

Mila Johansson is a professional director, playwright, and writer. She’s the author of 22 plays and musicals that circle the globe, along with two teaching manuals, 101 Theater games, and 50 scenes to go. Mila also teaches social media screenwriting, creative writing, herbology, and Public Speaking at a local Adult Education School. She has just […]

050- INTERVIEW: A Badass Out of History with Mila Johanson  

Karen Heise is an emergency preparedness coach and firearms instructor. She leads two shooting chapters of The Well-Armed Woman and has multiple instructor certifications. She and her husband have a business where they help individuals and families become better prepared for emergency situations, covering all aspects of emergency preparedness including firearms training and maintenance.    […]

049- INTERVIEW: Women and Firearms with Caren Heise  

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