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3/13/2018
A growing field of research shows a link between the food we eat and our mental health.
By Julie Vandrovec | Clinical Associate | The Village Business Institute We’ve all heard the old adages “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but can what we eat influence our emotional and mental well-being? There is a growing...
3/6/2018
A Venn diagram demonstrates the balance between logic and emotion in decision-making.
“Life is a balancing act and the answers we seek are often found somewhere in the middle ground” The circle on the left represents our emotions. The circle on the right, our logic. “If you make a choice out of one side or the other, it’s not usually the best...
2/26/2018
A man uses his hand to stop a cascade of dominoes.
By John E. Trombley, MMgt In 2014, I wrote this article on accountability for a supervisor newsletter, and the topic is no less relevant and no less “hot” today than it was back then. Unlike so many other passing fads we’ve all seen over the years, the hard work of...
2/23/2018
A mother holds her son's hand outside a school.
In today's world, when we see violent events unfold in both metropolitan and rural communities, it reminds us that they can happen at any place and any time. Parents can help their children cope with traumatic events when they occur, whether close to home or far. Here are five suggestions:...
2/20/2018
Helping your child deal with a bully
By Kelly Olson, MS, LMFT | The Village Family Service Center No parents wants their child to be bullied, and it can be painful to see it happening to your son or daughter. It’s important to understand that without intervention, bullying can have real consequences. These include mental health problems...