Beyond These Hands

Beyond These Hands

Hazing goes beyond the physical and visible traumatic injuries, yet there is psychological harm that is often not discussed. Psychological trauma can lead to depression, shame, and can drive to a student’s withdrawal from activities or poor grades.

Folie's Phone Call

Folie's Phone Call

“Thank you for calling the Walt Disney Travel Company! This is Britt, how may I assist you today?” 

My very last call of the day began just like every other call I had answered. The woman on the line wanted to book a suite to celebrate her children's birthdays. After reviewing our options, we found the perfect room, tickets, and activities to make it magical for the soon to be 6 and 8-year-olds.

Agreeing to the price, I began to gather the names of each guest that would be staying with us. Mrs. Jessica Barnes, Mr. Brandon Barnes, Miss Isabelle Barnes, age 6… “and the 8-year-old’s name?” I asked.

“Folie, F-O-L-I-E,” Jessica responded.

How Not to Get Burned as a Leader: Lessons from the Fire Service

How Not to Get Burned as a Leader: Lessons from the Fire Service

I have been a firefighter since the age of 16 and it wasn't recently until I learned what the fire service has taught me revolving around being a leader, and who I am as a person.  I owe this blog to the men and women of the Farmville Fire Department for truly showing me what it means to be a leader, a follower, and a being apart of a team that means so much to me...