Episode 60: BC Jason Golden | Takes Work to have Work-Life Balance

In Episode 60, you will hear from Battalion Chief Jason Golden from Southern Marin Fire Protection District. Jason and I met years ago when he attended my first IAFF/ALTS Work-Life Balance workshop in Anaheim, CA.  Jason says it best “It takes work to have work-life balance”.  Chief Golden helped start the behavioral health programs many years ago and today is …

Episode 42: Paul Butler | Kindest Man in the Room

In Episode 42, you will be moved by the Paul Butler Experience.  There are many life-enhancing nuggets of information in this podcast from Paul’s stories, humor, and love for people.  Paul Butler served in law enforcement for 27-years and is now an internationally renowned speaker, presenter, instructor, and entertainer.  Paul Butler Presentations is where he shares how a healthy attitude …

Episode 41: Life Scan Learning Lab Edition | FCSN President Bryan Frieders

In episode 41, co-host Todd LeDuc and I interview President Bryan Frieders of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. Bryan is the retired Fire Chief of the Pasadena (CA) Fire Department. He is a well-known speaker on the topic of firefighter health and safety, leadership, and cancer risk reduction.  If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, Bryan wants you to call or …

Episode 37: Dr. Donnie Hutchinson | All or Nothing

In episode 37 of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson discusses our All or Nothing culture and how it is not helpful to our self-care.  Listen as he shares some best practices of law enforcement officers and firefighters.  It’s all about the trendline and whether it is going up or down.  No, not just over the past week or two, …

Episode 35: Dr. Donnie Hutchinson | Personal Accountability

In episode 35 of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson discusses the need for personal accountability regarding work-life balance and self-care.  I witness personal accountability demonstrated on the job all the time.  However, do we have the same drive for our personal health and family relationships?  Or do we blame others, the system, genetics, or anything in between for not …

Episode 33: Chief Todd LeDuc, Ret. – Life Scan Wellness Centers | Podcast Partnering

Episode 33 brings an exciting announcement.  Chief Todd LeDuc, Ret. serves as Life Scan Wellness Centers (LSWC) Chief Strategy Officer.  Chief Todd and Dr. Donnie are combining efforts to bring you a second podcast each week.  The new joint podcast will air on Thursdays on the Get Balanced Podcast with Dr. Donnie.  Todd and Donnie will co-host the show.  Dr. …

Episode 30: Dr. Donnie Hutchinson | Windows of Time

In episode 30 of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson looking through the lenses of Windows of Time.  What ought you do now that you might not be able to do in the near future?   For me, attend my daughters’ track meets because it is the last season for Gabriella and Hannah has just one more after this one.  Is …