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Tricky Situation: When Halloween Is Too Scary
10/16/2019
Halloween decorations, costumes or haunted houses can be too scary for children
Among the goblins, ghouls, and other ghastly beings that emerge during the month of October is something truly haunting: a child who’s been traumatized by something she’s seen. RaeAnn Kaczmarski with The Village Family Service Center’s Moorhead office recently visited with KVRR’s Morning Show about when Halloween creates more fright...
Let's Change North Dakota’s Binge-Drinking Reputation
10/10/2019
North Dakota is often labeled for its binge-drinking culture
How would you answer the question, “What makes North Dakota famous?” We are certainly famous for the weather and Bison football. Sadly, we are also known as the “ booziest state in America ” and a host of other unsavory labels related to a binge-drinking culture. We can’t change the...
Finding Balance Between Achievement and Contentment
10/2/2019
It is possible to be content and strive to achieve more.
By John E. Trombley, MMgt | Consulting & Training Manager | The Village Business Institute I remember thinking 40-plus years ago, “If we can just make $25,000 a year, we’ll have it made!” Then it was $30,000, then $50,000, then $75,000. Enough was never enough. “Having it made” was always...
Emotional Intelligence: The Secret to Managing Your Stress
9/25/2019
Increasing your emotional intelligence can help you balance your life and stress levels
By Nancy Boyle | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute Job pressure. Money. Relationships. Politics. These are some of the top causes of stress, something we all experience and can affect our mental health. We can't change all the cirumstances that cause our stress, however we can become more...
'Better Way of Living': A Personal Story of Recovery
9/16/2019
Recovery Month is celebrated in September
During Recovery Month, observed nationally every September, we remember the lives lost to the disease of addiction and celebrate with those who found the treatment they needed to get well. Here is one of those stories, as told by an alumnus of First Step Recovery of The Village: It was...