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Seek out feedback from people you trust
By Jara Enger | Account Executive | The Village Business Institute At a recent “check-in” meeting with a few of my coworkers, where each week we share how we’re doing and what our plans are, the topic turned to upcoming agenda items. We were brainstorming and the creative juices were...
John is an alum of First Step Recovery
September is Recovery Month, a time to celebrate recovery and raise awareness that addiction is a treatable disease. John's story demonstrates that recovery is possible! John was struggling mightily. He had started drinking every day. He was at risk of losing his family, his business, his sense of self. His...
Physical wellness is one of the 8 dimensions of wellness
Personal wellbeing isn’t just how physically fit you are, or how you feel right now. Achieving wellness involves making choices that positively affect you in many different areas of life, as physical and mental health interact with each other. Working toward wellness can help you to engage in positive interactions,...
When we let worry overcome us it we can get stuck in the future
By John E. Trombley, MMgt 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 might happen tomorrow, next week, or maybe even later...
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...