The Self-Initiative Project
The Power of Meditation

The Power of Meditation

December 28, 2018

The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 9, The Power of Meditation

Join us as we talk with Neale Lundgren, PhD., mentor and life coach, about the subject of meditation.

Listen to how Dr. Lundgren has benefited from meditation, where and when it can fit into your life, its place in martial arts, and some techniques you can take away to practice for yourself.

Learn about the importance of breathing, becoming and being centered, and aspiring to living in a state of relaxation and self-awareness. Hear more about how to start your day, the importance of breathing techniques, montra meditation, and even HeartMath.

Sit back. Relax. Listen. ... And just be.

Best Gun Tips

Best Gun Tips

November 25, 2018

The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 8, Best Gun Tips

We talk about some of the best gun tips that likely can make you a safer gun handler, a better shooter, and at the very least, a more well-informed firearm supporter.

We cover a lot of topics including the case for redundancy in firearms handling, the ins and outs of picking a quality holster, why open carry is stupid for most people, what proper concealed carry entails, there being no case for carrying with an empty chamber, ball ammo not being appropriate for defensive purposes, the importance of training, why you need to look when you re-holster, and much, much more.

Join us because I bet you or someone you know can benefit from at least a few good bits of information in this episode.

Thanks for listening.

How to Make Your Trauma Kit(s)

How to Make Your Trauma Kit(s)

October 29, 2018

The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 7, How to Make Your Trauma Kit(s)

This episode we talk about the differences between blowout and boo-boo bags and what you should have in your trauma kit.

You do not have to be a doctor or nurse to provide basic help should the need arise; but you do need to have some basic gear and knowledge to render that aide. You never know when you could be first on the scene or when you or a loved one need help and fast...  the moment when you need to become your own first-responder. We talk about how to make your own basic trauma kit(s) with a focus on severe bleeding.

You should have both first-aid as well as trauma kits on hand, and know the differences as well as how AND when to use what is inside of each.

We will hopefully get you pointed in the right direction.

Sit back. Relax. Listen.

How to Make Your Home More Secure

How to Make Your Home More Secure

September 27, 2018

The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 6, How to Make Your Home More Secure

This episode I talk about ways you can make your home more secure. You will learn things you may or may not already be doing that can go towards improving the overall security of your home, as we start with the exterior and work our way to the interior.

I cover the things we all have likely heard about; and I also talk about some things that you may not know or may not have considered yet.

Thanks for listening.

Ladies, are you READY?

Ladies, are you READY?

August 26, 2018

The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 5, Ladies, are you READY?

Join us as we talk with Sgt. Debra Kalish, Community Relations Manager with Johns Creek (GA) Police Department about her company New U Defense (newudefense.com) and her self-defense program for women and young ladies called READY.

Learn about situational awareness, listening to your intuition, carrying yourself the right way, and other tools you can use to defend yourself.

Ladies... This is one for you!

And let's to be sure to thank our law enforcement officers for all they do for us everyday.

Sit back. Relax. Listen.

Gun Training vs. Gear, Part 2

Gun Training vs. Gear, Part 2

July 22, 2018

The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 4, Gun Training vs. Gear, Part 2

We continue our chat with Van Seeley on gun training versus gear...

You somehow manage to find the money for the guns and gear. Do you ever find any for ammo and training? There is some cool gear out there; and some gear can even help a shooter improve. But where does training fit into all of this? We finish our chat on the subject.

Thanks for listening.

Gun Training vs. Gear, Part 1

Gun Training vs. Gear, Part 1

July 22, 2018

The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 4, Gun Training vs. Gear, Part 1

Part 1...  I talk with my good buddy, Van Seeley, retired Marine (20 years), firearms instructor, and gun range manager, about gun training versus gear and where you should spend your time and money.

We have all heard the importance of getting some firearm training, yet some still choose to spend their monies on gear instead.

Sometimes people get caught up in the coolness factor of some gear or think the gear is going to make them a better shooter and neglect training. Where should you spend you time and money? Van and I discuss and hopefully you'll pick up what we are putting down.

Sit back. Relax. Listen.

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed

July 21, 2018

The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 3, Stop the Bleed

Gina Solomon, BSN, RN, CCRN TCRN, Trauma Program Manager, Trauma Services of Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, GA joins us to talk about Stop the Bleed (bleedingcontrol.org), a program designed to train civilians on the basics of how to stop severe bleeding.

Gina and I talk about the ABC's of Bleeding, including the use of tourniquets, and the effort to get more people trained in what to do in case of severe bleeding and hemorrhaging. Severe bleeding is the #1 cause of preventable deaths.

Active shooter scenarios and combat are not the only situations where severe bleeding could be an issue. Car wrecks, sport accidents, backpacking, the gun range, and even incidents that might occur in your backyard (think chainsaw) could create incidents where one might have to deal with severe bleeding. Reality causes us to be our own first-responders in a number of situations. Listen and learn what you need to know to be your own.

Thanks for listening.

 

Cyber Savvy, Part 2

Cyber Savvy, Part 2

July 21, 2018

The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 2, Cyber Savvy, Part 2

We continue our chat with Kathy Loomis of Cyber Savvy (www.cybersavvy.com).

Thanks for listening.

Cyber Savvy, Part 1

Cyber Savvy, Part 1

April 30, 2018

The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 2, Cyber Savvy, Part 1

Join me as I chat with Kathy Loomis of Cyber Savvy (www.cybersavvy.com) about our childrens' safety as they use their devices and social media. Cyber Savvy’s mission is to provide parents with the tools and resources necessary to effectively and safely guide their children through the digital landscape.

Learn some startling statistics along with how to talk to your children about such things as chatting with strangers, cyber bullying, sexting, and more. Kids may know the technologies and devices better these days; but there is still the need to parent and keep those lines of communication open.

Sit back. Relax. Listen.