Hey all! How are you!? Yes, I’ve been MIA but for good reason ;] I was with Heather as well as our publishers for our new book from Promoting Natural Health, Lindsey & Amie, for a Body Love Baltimore event & experienced Expo East for the first time!
I will definitely be posting all about that because that deserves a special post in itself but today I want to welcome back a friend of ours, Jenn Cassetta! I was introduced to Jenn at the Body Love Tour last year thanks to Lindsey. She is not only a powerhouse of nutrition info but she is also a Personal Trainer & Self-Defense Coach! Get it girl!
Jenn & I have been wanting to partner back up again and her next cause totally struck a cord with me. Jenn is super passionate about helping people stay safe. As someone who was aware of sexual assaults that happened on the campus I went to – I was happy to help with this cause. Jenn is joining us today to share her top 5 tips on staying safe in school!
5 Tips to Stay Safe When Headed Back to School
As you settle into back-to-school mode, whether you’re a college student or you’ve already graduated, now is a great time to check in with yourself and rate your personal safety smarts.
Check out these five tips and let us know how you rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 and why. Where 1 is the least safe and 10 is the most. Let us know what you do best and where you may need some more safety practice. If you leave your comments below, we will choose 1 winner to receive our prize pack: a Sabre Dorm/Apartment Safety Kit and a Hear Me Roar book!
1) Check your posture:
We communicate to the outside world with our bodies, even more so than with our words. How you stand, walk and carry yourself can deter a potential attacker or make you a walking target. Keep your shoulders back and your head and eyes up as you walk about in public. This lets others know you are confident and not vulnerable, weak or scared.
2) Always travel in packs:
A predator is way less likely to attack a pack than a lone wolf. Whether you’re going out for a night on the town or walking back to your dorm/apartment after a long night at the library, make sure you have company.
3) Get off your phone:
While out and about don’t be distracted by your texts, voicemails or other apps. All of that can wait until you are safely inside. Catching up on Instagram is way less important than keeping yourself fully aware of what is happening around you.
4) Don’t go out with preeps (potential creeps):
In our new book, Hear Me Roar: How to Defend Your Mind, Body and Heart Against People Who Suck (http://www.hearmeroarbook.com) we outline twenty ways you can spot a potential creep. But here’s one big clue: if he treats others with disrespect (his mother, his sisters, his teachers, dogs, cats or ex-girlfriends), chances are he’s going to treat you poorly too. So, how does that keep you safe? Well, if guys who have violent tendencies, and then are fueled by alcohol, you have a perfect storm for aggressive behavior that could lead to violence. So, keeping an eye out for any warning signs in guys you or your friends may want to go out with is a great way to avoid danger in the first place. For more tips on dating, domestic violence and d*cks, check out our book Hear Me Roar here! (http://www.hearmeroarbook.com)
5) Keep Your Home Safe:
Whether you live in a one-room dorm or share an apartment with friends, it’s important to make your home your safe haven. Keep your doors locked at night, always. Use the double bolt if you have one. Also keep your valuables out of sight. Not only do you not want them stolen, but you don’t want anyone to be tempted to break in when you’re home or not. And last but not least, keep your windows locked! I’ve heard stories of men coming in women’s windows from a fire-escape! Scary but it’s real.
Pay attention, be safe and make sure the world can HEAR YOU ROAR!
Jenn is being awesome as usual and offering a GIVEAWAY of the Sabre Dorm/ Apartment Safety Kit .
This awesome kit includes:
– A door stop alarm that you wedge into the bottom crack of where the door and floor meet. If anyone tries to break into your room the alarm will sound.
– A window alarm
– Personal alarm
Retail value: $26.99
AND (hiyo!!) a copy of the new book, HEAR ME ROAR:
How to Defend Your Mind, Body and Heart Against People Who Suck!
By Jennifer Cassetta and Lindsey Smith. This book will teach you how to:
- – Combat the energy vampires that suck the life out of you.
- – Kick the creeps in your life to the curb.
- – Protect yourself on social media, dates, and on the street
- – Cook healthy recipes to fuel your body for a lifetime of health and happiness
- – Unleash your inner “she-beast” and become the fierce, fit, and feminine woman you always were!
Retail value: $14.95
How you can enter: Let us know what you do best and where you may need some more safety practice. If you leave your comments below, we will choose 1 winner to receive our prize pack: a Sabre Dorm/Apartment Safety Kit and a Hear Me Roar book!
Contest runs until NEXT Saturday, September 27th at midnight. Open to US Residents.
Thanks everyone & special thank you to Jenn for all of this amazing information on staying safer, you rock!
Be true to you,