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Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First: The Importance of Self-Care
A flight attendant gives safety talk to passengers on the airplane.
Anyone who's flown has heard the saying. “In the event of a sudden drop in pressure, an oxygen mask will drop from above. Secure your own mask first before assisting others." This idea of ensuring our own wellbeing is at the center of self-care, says Katie Figuerres , an Employee...
Consequences of Overspending at the Holidays
A sad-faced piggy bank is wrapped up in Christmas lights.
Millions of consumers have begun their holiday shopping, snagging sale items either in-person or online, and considering themselves savvy shoppers. At the same time, many lose sight of the fact that regardless of the price, a bargain isn’t a smart purchase if it compromises a person’s overall financial health. Consumers...
This Is The Year to Achieve Your Goals
A sheet of notebook paper is ready to record goals for the new year.
By Darren Carter , EAP Counselor ‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions! As 2017 comes to an end, many of us are thinking ahead on how we can gain more fulfillment in our lives in 2018. But if you are like many people, you thought 2017 was going to...
You Can #BeTheVillage on Giving Tuesday
A woman and her toddler admire an ornament hanging on a Christmas tree
You can strengthen families. You can fight addiction. You can change a life. You can #BeTheVillage. In these stressful, sometimes chaotic times, we all need a Village. A community that supports you and provides the help you need to lead a healthy, productive life. The Village improves lives by offering...
How Kristin, Bernie, and Aubrey Became a Family: An Adoption Story
Bernie and Kristin hold their daughter, Aubrey
Aubrey is a sweet and contented toddler. She erupts in giggles when her dad, Bernie, flips up the footrest of her pint-sized, pink recliner, or when her mom, Kristin, covers her cheeks with kisses. She was what Bernie and Kristin were waiting for during the six years they tried to...