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Messy Joy

by Melisssa Mowat When was the last time a good friend asked you:  “How are you?”  And you said, “Fine.” Even though you weren’t?   Let’s be honest in our sorrows.  Joy is not only found in moments of profound “happiness” and mountain-high triumphs.  Joy can be found in a release of tears…Joy can be…

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Taking Things to the Top | Raising a CEO

by Helyn Huffmaster We lived in a very small town when Sadie was growing up.  So small in fact that we could take a morning outing and walk to the post office, to the bank, to the auto parts store, to our Church, and to the grocery store.  I was a stay at home mom…

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6 Tips for New Caregivers

by Compass Staff This past month, we reached out to our staff and asked them, “If there was someone who was starting brand new in this field, what are some things you would like them to know?” We got a lot of great responses to this question and we wanted to share them with you!…

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Your Hidden Superpower

By Cassandra Sales   If you talk to anyone in my inner most circle, they would probably share three things about me. First, when it comes to energy, I always try to make mine worth catching. I remember when I became a Mom for the first time and the doctor told me my blood type…

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On Raising a CEO | Taking Risks

by Helyn Huffmaster A CEO has to be willing to take risks even when the outcome is totally unknown. Sadie grew up on a farm.  She loved to go out with Daddy and ride on the tractors and harvesters with him.  When she was only about 4 I took her out one day to ride…

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Languages of Appreciation

By Aaron Zint Imagine a Brazilian man who only speaks Portuguese, is trying to say, “I love you very much!” to a Chinese woman who only speaks Mandarin. She will probably have no idea what he is talking about and may even be frightened by the demonstrative way he’s saying it, if he’s anything like…

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Point Positive: Person Centered Thinking

by Melanie Anderson Having a great hair stylist is pretty important. I had the same stylist for many years and when I moved to a new area, I dreaded the trial and error of finding a new person.  In 5 years, I never found a stylist that really worked for me and it actually caused…

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On Raising a CEO – The Right Hat

The Right Hat for the Right Person By Helyn Huffmaster A very important part of a CEO’s job is putting the right “hat” on the right head. Sadie showed her propensity for that at a very early age.  Sadie is the oldest of 5 children.  The 3 girls are each 18 months apart.  The 2…

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5 Ways To Get Your Hopes Up

By Mary Flom The Huffington Post put out an article some time ago titled The Science Behind Why Hope Can Help Heal Us.  In it they referred to two researchers, Boucher and Osgood, who created “The Pollyanna Hypothesis.” (Pollyanna is a Disney film from 1960 that tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who changed…

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On Raising a CEO

We are starting a new series today written by Helyn Huffmaster, mother of our CEO Sadie Hess! Be sure to follow along with this series! I have been given carte blanch to write on “Raising a CEO”.  I do feel it will read more like “A CEO Raising her Mother”  But you will learn some…

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