• Motherhood,  Treating Others Well

    A Golden Rule for Moms

    A few years ago, I attended a wedding with my whole family. It was outdoors on a hot day. My husband and I were battling heat while trying to keep three kiddos still, quiet, and entertained. Not an easy task. The minister stood up to say a prayer. Included in his prayer, he said “May we always be mindful of the needs of others.”  That line has stayed with me ever since.  I wasn’t sure why this simple phrase struck a chord so deeply within me.  Probably because one of my core values is loving others. I took a self-discovery test as part of my life coaching training and one…

  • what we should learn from the suicide epidemic
    Treating Others Well

    4 Lessons We Can All Learn in the Suicide Epidemic

    Suicide is a subject I never thought I'd find myself writing about.  But after seeing its effects in the lives of those around me, hearing on the news about celebrities taking their own lives, and just recently watching the show "13 Reasons Why," it's a topic that's been on my mind. The question that keeps coming to my mind is: How can I help?

  • have courage and be kind
    Treating Others Well

    Have Courage and Be Kind

    Courage and kindness have been reoccurring themes in my life lately. Last week I saw the new "Cinderella" movie. I'm a huge Disney princess lover (having two small girls is just a cover-up), so I was giddy about this experience. Simply stated...I loved it. One of the reasons I loved it so much was because of the amazing lesson(s) of this film. There is the classic Cinderella moral: "Dream big and never give up hope." But the focus was much more on the lesson that Cinderella's mother tells her before her passing: "Have courage and be kind."