Your Oxygen Mask First is focused on helping those in the "helping professions" (public safety/first responders, medical, military, etc.) find resources to not only survive the work they do, but also help them live their best lives possible at the same time.

Before an airplane takes off, the flight attendants give their speech on oxygen masks, right?  The message is, every time you get on that plane, before it ever leaves the ground: put your own oxygen mask on before you help others with theirs.  That resonates so profoundly, if you are a “helper”, you CAN’T help anyone unless you help yourself first.  

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Your Oxygen Mask First podcast delves into the depths of mental health, physical health and fitness, wellness, professional development, and improving relationships for public safety professional or anyone who cares for others in a high-stress environment. Helping the Helpers!


In September, 2018, we set out to open the conversation surrounding suicide in honor of National Suicide Awareness Month. In doing so, we partnered with a group of incredible Veterans in the San Diego area and with the help of a very special civilian Sara Correll, we created a series called The Power of a Story: Conversations Around Veteran Suicide. Little did I know that the time how truly powerful this topic was and how authentic and vulnerably those I interviewed would share. The series took off and is now a regular topic on the podcast!