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The Spirit of Giving: Not Just for the Holidays

With February around the corner, it’s hard to believe that just over a month ago, we were in the midst of the holiday season. Looking back on that time now, I remember much of it as a blur of shopping for presents, decorating the house, and baking what seemed like endless trays of cookies. But .. read more

My Week as an Elder: What a Volunteer Vacation Taught Me About Aging

I recently traveled to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for a service trip/volunteer vacation. While I had many insights on this trip, some large and others small, there’s one I want to share with you about elders and aging. Yes, I am a 33-year-old writing about embracing your age but, before those of .. read more

Volunteering at Gary Comer Youth Center

“Have you ever had your blood pressure measured before?” I asked the group of teenagers eyeing our booth. Everyone shook their head no. “Would you like to try it?” Members of the group smiled and walked over. I was at the Gary Comer Youth Center (GCYC), on Chicago’s South Side, where my coworkers and I were .. read more

Volunteering Abroad to Learn and Serve—but Mostly Learn

Earlier this month I traveled to Guatemala and witnessed firsthand some of the deepest poverty in the world. Living on $150 per month is not uncommon for an entire family. While there are numerous opportunities to give back here at home, volunteering abroad is one way to help people while learning about other cultures. The .. read more

EHS Team Volunteers at Kelly Hall YMCA

Last weekend, our social mission committee led the charge to bring team members to volunteer at the Kelly Hall YMCA. Every month, the Chicago Food Depository delivers and unpacks trucks full of free food for community members in need. We were originally planning on helping out at the food stations, but our team was asked .. read more

EHS Volunteers With Girls On The Run

Last Saturday, 11 EHS volunteers got together to support the Girls on The Run – Chicago 5K at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. Girls on the Run is a non-profit on a mission to inspire girls to be healthy and confident. Its after school program for girls 8-14 integrates training for a 5K run and lessons .. read more

EHS Embraces a Social Mission

At EHS, we work every day to improve people’s health and well-being through coaching and education programs. The impact these programs have on our members is, in many cases, life changing. Knowing how empowering our programs are for our members and our coaches, we were determined to figure out how to reach even more people .. read more

Our Top 10 Posts for Spring

While it doesn’t feel like the first day of spring here in Chicago, technically it is. So, in honor (hope) of the the changing season, here are our top 10 posts to help you spring clean your life! 1. Spring clean your diet—easy ways to truly clean your plate. 2. Spring clean your mind—practice gratitude .. read more

The Man in the Mirror: Michael Jackson Inspired me to Volunteer

A few weeks ago, a group of EHS employees and I volunteered to help out at a food drive hosted by a neighborhood youth center. When I heard about the opportunity, I thought of the many reasons I had to say no. I knew I’d want to sleep in Saturday morning—the shift started at eight; .. read more

Great Leaders Have Great Days—Every Day

I recently wrote about how we’re creating a culture of leadership here at EHS. As we work to define the leadership qualities that are important to us, things get a little murky when I pose this question: Can a leader have a bad day? Many people I’m coaching start off by saying, “Of course. Everyone .. read more

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