• Treating Others Well

    4 Lessons We Can All Learn in the Suicide Epidemic

      *This post contains spoilers for “13 Reasons Why” Season 2* 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. If you’re not familiar with “13 Reasons Why,” it’s a Netflix original series that revolves around a young girl named Hannah Baker.  Before the show ever begins, she takes her own life and leaves behind 13 tapes where she recorded her story and the reasons behind her fateful…

  • 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.”  The future princess takes this lesson straight to heart and makes it…