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Growing Your Circle of Influence
6/24/2019
Positive energy and proactive focus can grow your circle of influence
By Robert Jones | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute An aspect of The Village Family Service Center that I appreciate is how our culture centers around “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. The book’s premise is that our perception is our reality, and it...
Small Steps to Manage Stress
6/17/2019
Positive coping strategies can help you destress.
Stress is an unavoidable part of life, but it doesn’t have to be a disabling one. The term stress refers to our emotional and physical reaction to events that we find challenging. These events can be negative, such as the loss of a job, or positive, such as buying a...
How The Village Helped April and Xander Improve Their Relationship
6/7/2019
April and Xander received in-home family therapy from The Village Family Service Center.
From an early age, Xander's behaviors were frustrating for his mom, April. The aggression. The anger. The family sought help and a diagnosis, but the answers they got never added up. Years passed, and they were still struggling. After April and Xander moved to West Fargo, they began receiving In-Home...
Your Questions About Adoption Answered
5/22/2019
People interested in adoption often ask about cost, what the process is like and how long they will wait
Beginning the adoption process can seem daunting for would-be parents. There are so many questions and uncertainties. Adoption social workers with The Village and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota are a wealth of information. Here, they've answered some of the most common questions about adoption . What are the...
How to Write Your Own Personal Mission Statement
5/8/2019
Self-reflection and writing your own mission statement are keys to success
By Nancy Boyle | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute self-reflection \self-ri-flek-shen\ n : serious thought about one’s character, actions, and motives or that of careful consideration of one’s behavior and beliefs; also known as introspection What is my purpose? Why am I in the position I am? Is...