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Accepting Yourself

So many people struggle with accepting themselves for who they are. It’s a real challenge for them to credit as valuable their personality, goals, preferences, etc. These struggles show up all the time, and I see clients of ours caught between a rock and a hard place, between living what they want and trying to…

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You’re On Your Own

Remember the Marlboro Man? He was the iconic figure immortalized in TV and print ads for the cigarette brand. Always pictured out on a prairie or in some quintessentially western American landscape, wearing a cowboy hat and alone with his horse, he radiated a rugged, manly self-reliance. Like the cowboy, the Marlboro Man was an…

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If I Had It To Do Over Again…

There is a movie that I enjoy called Peggy Sue Got Married. For me, it’s an unusual choice, given that I typical enjoy suspense movies and historical dramas, and Peggy Sue is a gentle, sentimental story about love and relationships. It stars Kathleen Turner as a woman in her early 40s, on the brink of…

EA Professional Spotlight Q&A: Tim Sumiec

Check out the “EA Professional Spotlight” section for a Q&A with our Manager of Field Operations, Tim Sumiec: http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/eapa/julyspotlight.pdf EA Professional Spotlight Name and position Tim Sumiec, Manager of Field Operations with Empathia, Inc. What do you like best about working in the employee assistance field? The best part about working in the EA field…

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The Value of Time

Next to Christmas, my birthday was the best day of every year when I was a boy. I liked the presents and the fun, of course, and having a cake. I always had the same one – German chocolate with coconut-pecan frosting on the top and middle, and whipped cream around the side – my…

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7 Reasons an EAP is a Strategic Advantage

In today’s business environment, organizations look for competitive advantages in every aspect of their operations. An effective, well-communicated benefits program can make a significant contribution to a company’s competitive position by aiding recruiting efforts, increasing employee engagement, and improving employee retention. Employee assistance programs (EAPs), while not as visible as medical or retirement plans, are…

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The Chocolate Cake Diet

Next time you are waiting in a grocery store checkout line, pay attention to the magazines in the rack nearby. Particularly, notice the specialty magazines focused on health and weight loss, the ones with a seemingly endless supply of articles with titles like “The Guilt-Free Way to Shed Fifteen Pounds” or “Lose Inches in Just…

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The Perfect Enemy

There is a phrase that I have thought about lately – the perfect is the enemy of the good! I heard this years ago, but it didn’t capture my imagination back then as it has more recently, when I’ve come to see how necessary it is for me to use this insight. How can perfection…