When A Writer Writes

Good things happen. Jen Hanni is a friend. She is a gifted, published author. When she asked me if she could write a story about Hannah, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I had no idea this would happen: Excellence Series: Laura...

#1MinuteOfHope2Cope

People ask me all the time what they can do to help. Well, here ya go! Have a minute?   Rachel Naegle and I invite you to take ONE MINUTE to vlog a heartfelt moment of hope – a moment where you found peace in or after a storm. Hashtag it #1minuteofhope2cope and...

Rat Someone Out – PLEASE!

Bruce and I were given the greatest gift Wednesday night. Background – About two weeks ago, I was a guest speaker for the North Ogden Jr. High’s Hope Squad. I was invited by Sherry Hogg Wallwork – a valiant fighter for our youth. When I walked into...

Is It Okay to Heal?

A new normal? I’ve wanted to write about this for a long time. It’s scary. There is this unspoken law in the suicide community that survivors can’t heal all the way. That if we do, we somehow are betraying our loved ones lost to suicide. Even worse,...

MBSR I Wish I Had Known!

Jacob Hess and Debi Todd, thank you. 3 years ago, after Hannah left by suicide and I started putting the pieces together, I was given a flyer referring to the one thing Hannah’s neuropsychologist recommend after intense testing – mindfulness.  He told me...