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2019 Best of Holland Award

Thomas Mullens Counseling Receives 2019 Best of Holland Award

Holland Award Program Honors the Achievement

HOLLAND December 5, 2019 — Thomas Mullens Counseling has been selected for the 2019 Best of Holland Award in the Mental Health Service category by the Holland Award Program.

Each year, the Holland Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Holland area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Holland Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Holland Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Holland Award Program

The Holland Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Holland area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Holland Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Holland Award Program

Holland Award Program

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My Take: Valuable lessons to be learned from the past

Originally Published in the Holland Sentinel By Thomas D. Mullens

Jan. 23, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Holland, Mich.

January is a time of cold weather, gray skies, frequent snow and taking down Christmas decorations. Originally, the month was named for “Janus,” the Roman god with two faces; one looking forward into the future and the other looking backward into the past. While we may be excited about the prospects of a new year, it may also be valuable to reflect on the past.

Though a quirk of social media I recently became acquainted with a young woman who lives in the Philippines. I had posted some observations on the site of a respected author and psychologist, and the next day I received a message from a 23-year-old woman who received her nursing degree at the University of Luzon, but cannot find work and is “doing absolutely nothing” with her life. She wrote: “When you were 23 years old, what exactly were you doing in your life? Did you ever feel lost? How did you know that being a therapist is the one truly for you? Looking back 20 years ago in your life, did you have any regrets? What lessons have you learned in your life that every 20-something should know?”

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My Take: Take on the holiday blues

Originally Published in the Holland Sentinel By Thomas D. Mullens

Holland, Mich.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” We now begin hearing Andy Williams’ 1963 ode to family, tradition and merriment on the day after Halloween.

However, for many people, the days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are not the “hap-hap-happiest season of all.” All too often, the season is filled with anxiety, depression, obligations and expectations. Additionally, in West Michigan we get fewer hours of daylight and more cloudy days, and the holidays can become a season to be endured rather than celebrated.

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