Ever had that nightmare where your fingers just cannot dial 911? Listen to the host and her guest, an expert security consultant, discuss fine motor movement impairment and 4 other stress reactions we get during a stressful and / or dangerous situation. What happens if you freeze?

Lessons Learned

Lesson 1 = Practice with your family and talk about different scenarios

Lesson 2 = Practice deploying whatever self defense tool you’re going to carry with you

Lesson 3 = Visualize what you’d do in the scenarios again and again


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Guest, Joe, mentions two books: On Killing and Left of Bang


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Music by Andrea Hamilton Binley at


The primary purpose of the Women Aware and Prepared Podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute advice or services. Please use common sense for your own situation.

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