Author Archives for Amanda Baushke

A Valuable Friendship

July 15, 2020 3:00 pm Published by Comments Off on A Valuable Friendship

By: Amanda Baushke I vividly remember the first time I met my best friend. We were randomly paired as roommates our freshman year at a small, private college in Michigan. The school had snail-mailed information cards so we would be able to connect prior to our arrival.  When Nikki called my parents’ house, my mom answered, who proceeded to share […]


Kindness in Chaos

March 25, 2020 3:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Kindness in Chaos

By Teresa Amaral Beshwate, MPH  “One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” – Gordon Hinckle Research has clearly shown the tremendously positive impact of serving others. Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression than those who do […]