Preserving Health Amidst Serving Others: A Talk with Monica Crawford

Enduring The Badge

15-08-2023 • 52 mins

When the pressure of protecting others weighs heavy on your shoulders, how can you find the strength to also care for yourself? Monica Crawford, CEO and owner of Five-0 Fierce and Fit, joins me, Jerry Dean Lund, as we explore this question. We navigate through the challenging world of first responders and take a deep look at how crucial it is to prioritize your own health and wellness despite the demanding nature of the job.

Monica shares her journey from a criminal justice graduate to a law enforcement officer, discussing how her health challenges pushed her to focus on self-care. She shares her experiences with shoulder surgery and CrossFit competitions, emphasizing the transformative power of sleep, nutritious eating, and striking a balance between work and personal life. We also tackle the importance of mental health and wellbeing, delving into the struggle of dealing with rumors in the Academy, finding support, and being open to feedback.

To wrap up, we provide practical tips for maintaining mental health and well-being. With her extensive experience, Monica shares five essential tips for improving health and wellbeing. We stress the importance of a balanced personal and professional life and discuss how the right equilibrium can enhance mental and physical health. This enlightening journey with Monica Crawford is one you want to take advantage of as we uncover wellness and self-care strategies specifically tailored to the first responder community.

As a First Responder, you are critical in keeping our communities safe. However, the stress and trauma of the job can take a toll on your mental health and family life.

If you're interested in personal coaching, contact Jerry Lund at 435-476-6382. Let's work together to get you where you want to be to ensure a happy and healthy career.

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