In November of 2014, I lost my husband, former police officer and retired Special Agent David Colegrove, to suicide. I created The PauseFirst Project to honor David’s memory, and to help other first responders cope with stress and trauma. I have trained hundreds of first responders across the Greater Kansas City metro area, and I now offer my course nationwide.
I have been practicing meditation for over 40 years and have taught mindfulness in corporate settings since 2011. I’m the creator of PAUSE15 Meditation℠ and Learn to Pause℠ Mindfulness Training. My corporate clients include: Garmin International, The National Court Reporters Association, Department of Veterans Affairs, United Way, and others.
My mission is to normalize meditation by encouraging people to use it as a practical, natural way to reduce stress and improve health. I view meditation as a brain training exercise, rooted in common sense and backed by science. I focus on evidence-based benefits, such as:
Better brain health
Lower blood pressure, and more.