The Rhythm of Rest | July 2023 Email Update

Rest is not a luxury; it is a necessity for our overall well-being and success. In today's fast-paced world, where productivity and achievement are glorified, we often forget the profound importance of rest. We push ourselves to the limits, juggling multiple responsibilities, sacrificing sleep, and neglecting our own physical and mental needs. But in this relentless pursuit, we fail to recognize that rest is the key that unlocks our full potential.

Rest is a time for rejuvenation and renewal. Rest allows us to replenish our energy reserves, restore our focus, and enhance our creativity. It grants us the clarity to see beyond the chaos and find meaningful solutions to life's challenges.

Rest is not a sign of weakness; it is a testament to self care and self respect. Family Service acknowledges that we are human beings, not machines. Embracing rest is an act of self empowerment, enabling us to be more productive, resilient, and compassionate individuals. By prioritizing rest, we not only honor ourselves but also inspire our clients to do the same.

So, let us embrace rest as a sacred ritual in our lives. Let us give ourselves permission to pause, to breathe, and to recharge this summer. In doing so, we create a life that is not only successful but also deeply fulfilling.

Thank you for being a part of the Family Service legacy!

Stay safe,

Mark Butler, MS

Executive Director

The first position is a School-Based Therapist for the Counseling Program’s partnership with the Kennett Consolidated School District–MSW or a related degree is required.

The second available position is an Assistant Director for its Counseling Program–LCSW or equivalent license required.

“Our agency was founded on social work values, and we believe that social justice is integral to our work,” said Kevin Hayes, Counseling Director.

To learn more about Family Service hiring practices and to find out about the positions and necessary requirements, go to

Family Service of Chester County is hoping a new strategic plan unveiled this month will help it better serve the individuals and families in Chester County in need of its counseling and support services.

To read the plan, go to