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December 29, 2019

It was December 22nd.  I was running on one of my favorite trails, soaking in the sunshine and hearing my feet land softly on the delicate gravel.

I was closing the end of my six miles and I quickly noticed a woman and her dog a few yards ahead of me. Her dog was pullin...

December 3, 2019

On this Giving Tuesday, please consider making a donation to filmmaker Ruth Golden for her documentary The Silent GoldensThis story exposes the unique grief millions of survivors of suicide loss face, exacerbated by a destructive silence that typically descends in th...

November 26, 2019

Listen to this unflinchingly honest and emotional conversation between Rebecca and Ken Cervera, producer and host of Own Your Own Truth Podcast. In this episode entitled "The Soul Calling." They cover Rebecca's troubled childhood, her parents, the search for Call, inte...

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...

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