While representing the board of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), I attended a lecture given by Dr. Benjamin Luft, the author of a wonderful book that tells the personal stories of 9/11 responders called "We're Not Leaving."
Men seem to have it so easy when it comes to concealed carry weapons. They tend to have bigger frames, longer torsos—more "bulk to hide the bulge." We women, especially of the small-frame variety, don't have it so easy.
When you have a court appearance or a job interview, your image should project that you are trustworthy, honest, hardworking, and highly competent. Read our primer on how to approach wearing a suit, blouse, shoes, jewelry, makeup, and hairstyle.
Conventional training, like military boot camp, almost always assumes recruits know nothing, have few skills and must be built from the ground up. This way of thinking is unfortunate and relatively ineffective.
The next time you are tempted to reach for a doughnut or munch on a bacon cheeseburger or hot dog, instead choose a snack or meal that contains anti-inflammatory ingredients that will boost your immune system and help get rid of your gut.