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The Challenges of Work-Life Balance (and Why We're Not Fruit on a Scale)
Apple balancing on a scale
By John E. Trombley, MMgt Work-life balance is an interesting concept. Many people have written about it, conducted research on it, and trained countless numbers of us in how to achieve it. You would think with all that focus we would all be well-balanced and happy by now, but apparently...
Tips to Make Your Next Family Vacation a Reality
Family of three standing on a beach while the tide rolls in.
By Kelly Olson, MS, LMFT | The Village Family Service Center Summer is the season for the family vacation. Whether it’s a trip-of-a-lifetime to a far-off destination or an afternoon spent frolicking on a nearby beach, vacations rejuvenate the soul and revitalize relationships. Routines dominate our everyday lives. Vacations can...
Support, Communication + Recognition: Lead Through Influence, No Matter Your Title
Business woman sitting across from two other people.
By Robert Jones | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute A friend in the armed forces told me he is struggling with his supervisor, because that man is not a good leader. It’s an unfortunate situation for my friend, who I know is a strong leader. Our conversation made...
The Village Offers ‘Positive Outcomes’ for Clients, Says Longtime Supporter
Village board member and supporter Dick Warner next to The Village sign
As a high school principal for nearly three decades, Dick Warner tried to foster a “safe harbor” environment, where every student would feel like there was at least one person who cared, one person they could go to for help. That’s the sort of environment The Village provides to the...
Feeling Sleepy? It Could Be Dangerous For You And Your Workplace
Man asleep on table at work.
Ever fallen asleep in the car at a stoplight, waiting for it to turn green? Ever nodded off in the middle of a conversation? Briefly closed your eyes – at work – and jerked awake moments later when your head hit the desk? It’s called sleep deprivation, and it affects...