Why I choose to share our story

I have been called courageous, strong, insightful, a storyteller. I have also been asked why I share so much of our story. I’ve had well-intentioned people ask me if it is depressing or overwhelming to constantly being thinking about suicide prevention and mental...
Overcoming Challenges

Overcoming Challenges

Given to the FHS Class of 2019 Every other summer, my family vacations on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.  On the island is an ancient redwood forest called Cathedral Grove. For those not familiar with these giant trees, I want to quickly share some...

Coming Together to Create Change

So many are doing so much good! While we try to spread the message of kindness through our small grassroots efforts, there are others really making a difference in their own personal ways. Two organizations we support are Faces of Fortitude and Annie’s Kindness...

Lessons Learned and Mistakes Made

Lessons I Learned as a Parent with a Child who had PTSD I am NOT a mental health professional, but as a parent wished I would have had these tips early on. I ALWAYS recommend turning to a well-respected mental health professional for specific questions and concerns....

Why #flowersforash?

One day Ashley saw a girl sitting alone at a lunch table. She went and sat down to talk to her, and found out that she had recently become pregnant. Ashley was concerned that this girl’s friends had abandoned her and sat through the whole lunch with her talking. We...