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Traditions: They’re About Connection and Meaning
12/4/2019
A coffee break can be an important tradition that connects coworkers
By John E. Trombley, MMgt | Consulting & Training Manager | The Village Business Institute I remember watching the 2004 movie “Shall We Dance?” starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon. I’m sure I only watched it is because my wife wanted to. After all, the title alone was enough to...
Jeremy Found Financial Freedom
12/2/2019
Stack of credit cards.
Jeremy was trapped. Confined by his own decisions, he found himself drowning in debt. Instant gratification led his life. A new shirt, concert tickets, or whatever caught his eye became his with one swipe of a credit card. He was a hard worker and worked multiple jobs. It seemed easier...
Tips to Support Recovery During the Holiday Season
11/27/2019
Holiday events with family and friends can be challenging to sobriety
When you’re in recovery, the holidays can be hard. Jam-packed schedules create extra stress. Tense encounters with extended family wear on your resolve. Friends pressure you imbibe at social gatherings where alcohol tends to flow. Supporting your recovery this time of year is important. First Step Recovery staff share these...
'You've Saved Us': A Testimonial
11/21/2019
Sara got the help she needed from The Village
No man is an island, Thomas Merton wrote. Much of the satisfaction and enjoyment in our lives stems from our relationships . Family. Friends. Colleagues. Romantic partners. They are central to our physical and emotional wellbeing. Relationships are also incredibly challenging, problematic and, at times, painful. Because at the core...
Workplace Matters: The Value of Culture
10/22/2019
Culture in the workplace is about feeling valued and heard
By Robert Jones | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute What is the most valuable aspect of your organization? Often people respond with their building, technology, the service they provide, or the proprietary secrets that set them apart. Some may even say the people. All these things are good...