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From Hardships to Healing
Joshua in the IOP room 2018
Joshua Grondahl has had many losses in his life. Even at a young age he suffered from depression. He attempted suicide in sixth grade. The years 2015 to 2017 came many hardships. He lost his dad. His house burned down. He divorced. He felt the ultimate low and knew he...
Healthy Boundaries Help Relationships
Healthy boundaries allow us to love one another and ourselves
By Stephanie Schafer, M.Ed., LPC, NCC Village EAP Counselor Love with limits. This is a phrase I use often in my counseling practice. It refers to healthy boundaries set in relationships with those close to us. I can love a friend, with limits. I can love a child, with limits...
Why Holly Runs for Recovery
Holly Heiser at the 2017 Michael Kaspari Memorial Run for Recovery
Holly Heiser runs for recovery. Sept. 22 marks three years of sobriety for Holly, a Moorhead woman who sought treatment for her addiction from First Step Recovery . "I can't believe my life has gone the direction it has. I have been given a huge gift, I got my life...
Freedom within the Guidelines
Guidelines provide structure and freedom
By John E. Trombley, MMgt Consulting & Training Manager / Organization Development Consultant The Village Business Institute By way of casual observation, it occurs to me that people prefer enjoying a sense of freedom and autonomy as opposed to being restricted, confined, and constantly regulated. “OK, Colonel Obvious, what else...
Remembering Paislee Rae
Paislee Rae
‘Paislee Rae Day’ to memorialize adopted child, and thank agencies for adoption services Paislee Rae spent just 11 days on Earth, but in that short amount of time, the tiny girl made a major impact. She reminded her adoptive parents, Cal and Ashley Berry, that you don’t need to give...