It's tragic but it's also completely avoidable.
With both headphones in while jogging, hiking, shopping, driving or waiting at the airport there are all kinds of things that you could miss. A car, dog, person coming up behind you. A security alert over an intercom system. Your child crying, or a train whistle. I could go on but I think you get the idea.
I use my headphones all the time but I only use one of them. This lets me enjoy my music, or phone call or whatever but keeps my other ear open to listen to what's going on in the world around me. Situational awareness is the most important element of any type of self-defense but especially of women's self-defense and your eyes can only see so much so keep at least one ear open at all times. It might save your life.
If you think someone you know might enjoy this tip please feel free to share it with them by clicking below or just by sending them "this link" so that I can add them to the list.
Let me know if you have questions or comments on this tip. I'd really love to hear your thoughts. You can comment below or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.