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The mission of The  PauseFirst Project is to normalize meditation and mindfulness in first responders communities.


The project was started by Kim Colegrove, the wife of a retired first responder who died by suicide less than three months after retiring from a 30-year law enforcement career.

As a tribute to her husband and a thank you to first responders, Kim created a 4-hour meditation and mindfulness course called Learn to Pause℠ Mindfulness Training, which includes PAUSE15 Meditation℠ instruction. In 2017, she partnered with Major Darren Ivey of the Kansas City, Missouri police department, gathered an advisory board, and began offering her course to first responders.

Interest and attendance have continued to grow, and Kim now offers this block of training to organizations across the country.