My brother shared information about Rachel's Challenge on Facebook a while back, and I have left it as something I wanted to comment on. Now is the time to make that comment. Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in 1999 during the Columbine tragedy. Rachel's Challenge is a school improvement process designed to create a culture of kindness and compassion. It has helped with suicide and bullying prevention. It is based on something Rachel wrote shortly before her death:
One of the principals of the challenge is to start a chain reaction. To show a little kindness, which in turn will lead to others being more kind and kindness spreads. Rachel's Challenge is a nonprofit organization out of Colorado. I would encourage you to check out their website.
Health Is Vital
Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.