John (Juan) Arispe, Office Administrator

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Buenas, I’m Juan (John) Arispe, Administrator for WMPS in Holland. Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley Texas, we moved to Holland in 1992, Mom’s hometown. I graduated from West Ottawa High, Careerline Tech Center and Baker College studying Marketing and Business Management. Through high school and college, I worked Customer Service roles. I’ve […]

Jessica Blaskowski, Operations Manager

Hi, I’m Jessica Blaskowski, the Operations Manager here at WMPS.  After graduating from Central Michigan University, I moved to the West Michigan area and found it to be so amazing that I just never left.  I recently joined the WMPS team after working with the Department of Health and Human Services for over 15 years.   This […]

The Art of Procrastinating: Making Time for Ourselves and Our Happiness

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In our busy lives, we often find it challenging to prioritize ourselves and our own happiness. From managing career responsibilities to fulfilling family commitments, it seems like we are always running on a never-ending treadmill. As a result, we end up procrastinating when it comes to taking time out for ourselves. In this blog post, […]

A Silent Mental Health Battleground

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The pressure to succeed in school often feels overwhelming in today’s competitive world. From a young age, students are bombarded with expectations to excel academically, get into prestigious universities, and secure a prosperous future. While striving for success can be a positive motivator, the persistent burden to meet high standards in education can harm a […]

The Power of Self-Care: Celebrating and Promoting Global Self-Care Day 

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Self-care is not just a trendy buzzword, but an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy mind and body. Our fast-paced and demanding lives often leave us feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. It is during these times that self-care becomes crucial. To emphasize the significance of self-care, we celebrate an annual event known as Self-Care Day—an […]

Athletes and Mental Health: Why It’s Important to Take it Seriously 

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As we cheer for our favorite athletes on the field or court, it is easy to forget that even the most successful athletes struggle with mental health issues. High-performance athletes face a unique set of stressors, such as the pressure of competition, injuries, and maintaining a specific image for fans. However, these issues have long […]

Breaking the Stigma with Men’s Mental Health

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     The stigma surrounding mental health is harmful to everyone, but for men, it can be particularly damaging. Men are often socialized to be strong and unemotional, which can make it difficult for them to seek help when they are struggling. Feelings of shame and embarrassment can overpower their ability to better themselves mentally […]