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At Home in the Real World DEFENSE GUNS HOME PREVENTION

Learn to Shoot Handguns…Safely & Effectively !

By on January 28, 2017
As of last weekend, I'm certified to teach safe and effective use of handguns. Advice: Prevent home breaks-ins first ! And, know how to defend yourself !
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DEFENSE HISTORY HOME STORIES

Female Warriors, Domestic Rock Stars

By on January 13, 2017
Practical training for home defense has a very long history. The idea and potential need to protect one's home and family remains perennial. To this end, Japanese women leave us a bookmark of badassery....
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AWARENESS Do It Yourself STORIES

Shambhala Warriors. Are You One?

By on January 4, 2017

In a world full of too many wars, ill will, negative words, and dangerous intolerance….this message, to me, has resonance.

Joanna Macy is interviewed and…

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CM Fitness CM Health

Re-set the Operating System! Health & Wellness 2017

By on December 30, 2016

I am no exception to the holiday binge and feast! This year though, certain events deepened the delving into stress, wine and foods both…

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HOME

Christmas: Grace, Love, Forgiveness & Compassion

By on December 23, 2016

For me, the spirit of Christmas this year is exemplified by this illustration, a beautiful dodecahedron drawn by Leonardo daVinci. Sometimes it takes art…

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DEFENSE REVIEWS STORIES

Saved from Assault. Thanks to Smart Use & Fox Labs Pepper Spray

By on December 16, 2016
It was midnight, when Vicky got out of work and started home on foot. New to New Orleans, she turned down the wrong street.... In a brief, scary-as-hell encounter, she prevailed.
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DEFENSE REVIEWS

Hot Gift! Calamity May’s Top Pick in Pepper Spray

By on December 14, 2016
Here it is my friends, after 35 hours of research and 2 hours of hands-on practice with friends and step daughters: my recommendation for self-defense pepper spray is:
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Suzy Meyer, Author
Pittsburgh, PA

I'm a landscape architect, gardener, and of late, a certified NRA instructor. I enjoy practicing T’ai Chi, playing bocce, and walking through watersheds.. This blog is my journey full of learning curves to calm the chaos.