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Stuck in the Future: How Worrying Can Get the Best of Us
8/8/2019
When we let worry overcome us it we can get stuck in the future
By John E. Trombley, MMgt | Consulting & Training Manager | The Village Business Institute Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:34, New International Version As humans, we tend to worry. We worry about...
What a Healthy and Respectful Workplace Environment Looks Like
7/19/2019
Trust and respect are key to creating a healthy workplace
By Nancy Boyle | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute “Respect in the workplace is a currency. It is earned through actions over time and between individuals at all levels and in all directions." Recently I had the opportunity to provide Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) services to one...
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...