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Happy Friday!!! It's June! Last month a group of employees began a weight loss challenge.  You always hear about people wanting to lose weight but it can be hard to do by yourself. The great thing about a challenge is that you have additional motivation and accountability. The group is able to support and encourage [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Accountability


Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Thank you, Veterans! I have always had a tenuous relationship with sleep. I used to think, “why do you even need sleep, there are so many things I could be doing instead of being unconscious.” As a new parent, I miss sleep more than I ever imagined that I [...]

By | May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sleep

Like Riding a Bike…

Happy National Bike to Work Day!!! People use the saying, “it’s like riding a bike” to describe something that once learned becomes second nature. As a child, I was an avid bike rider. Without a second thought I could ride for miles. That was a long time ago. My husband and I started biking together [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Like Riding a Bike…

Heading Home Grant

Make it Greater! Recently, PILR was provided a Make It Greater grant for a program, Heading Home, that allows us to better serve the homeless population in Reno County.  We are very excited for this grant and the opportunity to collaborate with the Hutchinson Police Department and other helping agencies to enhance services to the [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Heading Home Grant

Youth Advocacy Training 2018

This year, I had a chance to help out with Youth Advocacy Training for Nickerson and Fairfield High Schools. This is a two day event where we work with students with disabilities to inform them about advocacy and resources. As a person with a disability, I was excited for this event, it did not disappoint. [...]

By | May 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Youth Advocacy Training 2018

Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

Self-Care for Caregivers Caregivers of any age are less likely than non-caregivers to practice preventive healthcare and self-care behavior. Caregivers report problems attending to their own health and well-being while managing care-giving responsibilities. They report having Sleep deprivation, Poor eating habits, Difficulty exercising, failure to rest when ill, postponement of medical appointments for themselves. Caregivers [...]

By | April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Self-Care Tips for Caregivers


Scheduling What’s your plan of action when it comes to scheduling your week? There are some events that you have little to no control over:  staff meetings, team meetings, organization luncheons, and so many other things. The things you do have control over, though, how do you determine when to do what? Why is it [...]

By | April 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schedules

Time Management

What is “Time Management”? Time Management is the way we determine our use of time in order to achieve a goal. The first step to improving time management is to examine your current use of time. How much time do you spend reading emails each day, do you take several breaks throughout the day, are [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Time Management

Work-Life Balance

Work Life Balance An appropriate Work –Life Balance will change as you do. You need to prioritize, you may not be looking for a work-life balance, maybe you are focused on your career and your personal life is on the back burner. Possibly, you concentrate so much on your personal life that your professional life [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Work-Life Balance

Electronic Devices

The good and the bad of Electronic Use Most people interact with electronics on a daily basis; some people never stop interacting with them. While, electronic devices have helped to make lives easier, there are some drawbacks, as well. Let’s take a look at them! We will start with the good first! Computers, cell phones, [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Electronic Devices