News & Notes

November 1, 2019

I certainly do. I want to share a compelling story about my daughter Lauren and her husband Gabe on their wedding day, August 17, 2019.

As the days led up to Lauren's wedding, we'd had no rain for six weeks. On the day of the ceremony, I woke up to a beautiful morning,...

October 23, 2019

There was a lot of Schaper pride last week when Rebecca's husband Jim was inducted into the University of South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame for track & field. One of Jim's records is still unbroken.

The USC school paper has posted a lovely story about his...

October 21, 2019

Rebecca recently had the extraordinary opportunity to talk to documentary filmmaker Ruth Golden, who is producing a film about suicide loss survivors. Please take a look at their conversation below, and also check out Ruth's website The Silent Goldens.

October 8, 2019

Listen to a great conversation between Rebecca and Motivators in Motion producer and host Brad Dalius. Rebecca shares the story of her brother Call, their complex family, how mental health issues touched their lives and her work to aid others grappling with mental illn...

October 7, 2019

This is Mental Health Awareness Week. 

For anyone struggling, remember there is someone who cares.

Reach out.

You are deserving and worthy to be here.

For anyone who sees someone in pain, remember you might be the difference between suffering and peace.

Reach out.

You can ma...

September 17, 2019

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness  Month, and I’ve decided to write another blog on this serious topic. In a previous post, I wrote that both of my parents died by suicide. 

After my mother's suicide in 1977, as I remember it, both of my brothers and me gri...

August 24, 2019

It's a wonderful gift when someone "gets" your work and writes a thoughtful and heartfelt review. Many thanks to Lee Harris of Lee Harris Energy, an inspirational energy teacher, for his write-up of the documentary A Sister's Call now available on Amazon Prime.

He write...

July 9, 2019

I learned more about nature and how it spoke to me one September morning in 2018. My dog Gus and I were strolling down the beach before sunrise. It is our ritual every morning at our beach house. I meditate as the sun rises over the ocean, then off we go for our walk o...

June 1, 2019

Every so often, I will feature someone special with a guest post. Here is the first one, with Steven Washington, whose work is especially relevant on this last day of Mental Health Awareness Month. I want to share my incredible Qigong sessions with Steven. I have learn...

May 24, 2019

Suicide is a topic I take personally. Not only did both of my parents die by suicide, but also one of my daughter's boyfriends did as well. Other family members made attempts but sought and received help from their loved ones. As you can understand, this subject touche...

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