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Alicia French

About Me

Alicia is a writer and editor who spends entirely too much time on the computer and is convinced that wine makes her more productive. She has a passion for giving back which typically involves weekends spent with sick children or a home filled with homeless pets. She shares her life with her husband, two beagles, and on occasion, a child or two, thanks to her role as a foster parent.

Stories from Alicia French

Our #LifeUnfiltered moments show that social media is just a glimpse, not reality by Alicia French

Madison Holleran appeared to have it all together. If you browsed her Instagram account you would have seen a happy, athletic, beautiful and popular college student. You wouldn't have suspected she was struggling immensely. In January of last year, she jumped off the ninth level of a parking garage. Madison's story ended tragically, but it's not that different from many of us who share the best pieces of our lives on social media without ever really revealing what is truly going on in our lives.

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Suicide contagion may be impacting your teen without you even realizing it by Alicia French

Students and staff at a school in Canada are grieving this week after two students committed suicide just days apart. The story is heartbreaking but unfortunately not uncommon. A quick Google search yields several news stories of teens who have committed suicide in clusters. Suicide contagion is a major problem facing teens that deserves more attention from parents, teachers and the general public.

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Tim Hortons' new doughnuts prove that everything is better with Nutella by Alicia French

Consider April 15 to be the day your life is going to get a whole lot better. Tim Hortons will start offering baked goods that feature Nutella as well as offer it as a spread for bagels. When it comes to doughnuts, we typically stick to the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." However, Nutella makes everything better, and this sounds like a match made in heaven.

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