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8/13/2018
A father reads a story to a young girl at bedtime
A regular bedtime is very important for children because it helps them thrive, grow, and avoid excessive daytime sleepiness. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says, “Sleep, like diet and exercise, is important for our minds and bodies to function normally.” This is especially important as kids head back...
8/1/2018
Coping with the August Blues
By Darren Carter | EAP Clinical Supervisor | The Village August is here, and if you’re feeling in a funk, you are not alone. There is evidence to suggest that individuals are prone to “August Blues.” There are several reasons why people can feel down this time of year. People...
7/20/2018
Workplaces do better when managers lead with influence instead of from power or fear.
By Robert Jones | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute It became apparent to me a long time ago that the word leadership is often misused. A good example is when workplaces promote employees internally because they have seniority, not necessarily for their leadership skills or ability to work...
7/11/2018
As workplaces become more diverse, it's important we pay attention to unconscious bias.
By Nancy Boyle | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute As our communities and workplaces continue to evolve and become more diverse, we need to pay attention to what professional practices may need to change along the way. We need to examine our unconscious bias . Unconscious bias includes...
7/9/2018
Pets, including dogs, can provide mental health benefits.
If you’ve ever owned a pet, you know the challenges and the rewards that can come from having animals in our lives. With the seemingly growing trend of emotional support animals that we have heard in the news, such as an emotional support peacock at an airport in New Jersey...