Five Reasons to be Grateful for School Counselors

I believe school counselors are critical to helping a student rise above their circumstances. I believe school counselors can feel

All of my siblings.

Six Strategies to Overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences

My brother, Damon, tried to kill my mom and nine months later, committed suicide at age twenty-one. My sister, Andrea,


Your Passion and Your Destiny Will Eventually Converge

It seems like many divine connections happen for me at my daughter’s tennis matches. Last year, at this time, I


Five Steps to Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

I recently watched a video of a young woman cheerleader, who was practicing doing the splits. Her instructor was aggressively forcing


What Others Think About You is None of Your Business

Worrying about what others think of you is exhausting, depleting, and a complete waste of your time, talent, and creativity


Unity Does Not Mean Uniformity

I was looking around at my neighbor’s birthday party, and I immediately felt at home. It was a surprise party


A Lesson in Caring: How Empathy Leads to Change

What is your natural response when you witness devastation and people hurting? If you are like most people, you genuinely


Do These Things To Overcome Any Challenge

This year has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. At times, I still break down and cry thinking


Integrative Authentic School Care Strategy (a white paper)

Integrative Authentic School Care Strategy (IASC) Schools Must Do More and Deeply Care (The Mission) The IASC strategy starts with


Cling to People like Dr. Ruch who Sew Hope and have Compassion in Action for Others

When I start talking about my “annual gynecologist appointment,” most women (and men) shy away from the conversation, and for

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