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Problem Solving and Playing The Victim

Playing the victim is an easy trap to fall into when faced with the many challenges life brings us.  The problem with victimhood is we don’t always know we’re living there.  When faced with a problem, how do you respond?  Do these scenarios below sound familar? Facing Problems Have you ever been faced with a…

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Resign from The Company Club

By Mary Flom Avoiding the Company Club Recently, I was reading a book that was all about how to write effective phone scripts.  My quest to learn more about the world of sales led me to this niche topic.  What was interesting to me was one of my bigger takeaways had little to do with…

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Compass’ 2019 Predictions…What’s Next?

This is your year!  January is the perfect time to dream and hope for the possibilities that come with a new year and a new season.  Say goodbye to last year and embrace all that is in store for this year.  We believe there is going to be adventure, growth and new levels of community…

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Why We Love Underdogs

by Mary Flom Do you have a favorite Underdog movie?  A few classics come to mind… “Rudy” The story of Daniel Rudy Ruettiger whose life dream was playing football at the university of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles. “The Karate Kid” A bond forms between a martial arts teacher and a boy who is being…

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11 Reasons Caregivers Are Some of The Best People

By  Mary Flom Caregivers are a very unique and passionate group of people.  They have the ability to see a lot of things that most people miss.  They work tirelessly and don’t ask for much in return.  November is National Caregiver’s month.  If you are a caregiver, we can’t thank you enough.  If you know…

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Kudos to Caregivers

All of us have been at the giving or receiving end of care in our lives.   Our first caregivers are our parents who start caring for us from the time of conception and in many ways throughout our lives.   For some of us, having caregivers be a part of our daily routine is…

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7 Keys To A Successful 24 Hour Shift

By Mary Flom This line of work can make for some pretty long days!  When I first started working at Compass, I went through a bit of a culture shock.  I had to get use to the long hours and the changing schedule.  I eventually found a rhythm that worked for me.  Here are some…

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Life Hacks for the Busy Caregiver

Here are some handy Life Hacks to make the life of a busy caregiver a little bit simpler:     CAR HACKS It’s a good idea to keep other handy items in your car. A wrap or a sweater because you may find yourself in a cold doctor’s waiting room that day; Sneakers in case…

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Common Misconceptions about Mental Illness

Today is World Mental Health Day!  So we thought we would share an article we found from Psychology Today written by Amy Morin who also wrote the international best seller, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.”  The article below focuses on some of the common misconceptions surrounding mental health. One in five Americans experience…

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A Reel Good Blog: National Hunting & Fishing Day

by Mary Flom Did you know September 22nd is National hunting and fishing day?  No?   Well let me ask you this, where do fish keep their money?  A riverbank!  Oh and how do you communicate with a fish.  Drop a line!  Last one, What’s a fish’s favorite musical instrument?  A bass drum!  Now that I’ve…

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