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What Pepper Spray Feels Like

We're going to dive into exactly what pepper spray feels like and how it works on the nervous system. But first, it's important to stress that self-defense preparation is not a "one and done" topic. Different situations will better handled with different self-defense weapons and tactics. Continue Reading →
how to use pepper spray effectively for self defense

How To Use Pepper Spray Effectively

The first, and most obvious, thing to do is to have your pepper spray quickly available to reach in an emergency situation. Seconds can become a life/death situation if you are confronted with an attacker. Do not keep your pepper spray in your glove box. Keep it on your body at all times, whether that... Continue Reading →
the kubotan self defense weapon explained

The Kubotan. What It is. And Why You Need One.

This simple and inexpensive device could save your life and every girl above the age of 8 should have one. The Kubotan (sometimes erroneously spelled as Kubaton or Kobutan) self-defense key chain is a close-quarter self-defense weapon developed by Takayuki Kubota. It is typically no more than 6 inches long and about half an inch  in diameter, slightly thicker... Continue Reading →
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There’s An App For That! Apps To Keep You Safe

With these safety apps, you can easily stay connected with your friends and let them know if you are in trouble. Back to school season is in full swing on college campuses across the nation. Meeting new friends and having fun with old ones is all a part of the college experience. Staying safe, while... Continue Reading →
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13 Simple Things To Burglar Proof Your Home

When we think of home safety tips, we think of the obvious: Have your lights on timers when you are away. Don’t let your mail or newspapers accumulate because they are a dead giveaway that you are not home. Yadda…yadda…yadda… Well, this month I have some new and some old safety tips for securing your... Continue Reading →
the cycle of abuse model domestic violence patterns


Developed by Dr. Lenore E. Walker in the 1970's. The Cycle of Abuse model has been applied in counselling worldwide as the approved application model of the cycle of abuse in domestic violence.