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Choosing Between Negativity and Positivity
Be aware of how thoughts create attitude and choose positivity
By Nancy Boyle | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute You wake up before the alarm goes off, you feel refreshed. The sun is shining, birds chirping, coffee brewing. The kids are off to school, and your spouse is headed to work. You breathe in and think to yourself,...
Get a Good Night's Sleep With These Tips
Limit distractions in your sleeping space to improve your sleep habits. Use an eye mask and ear plugs.
By Andrea Hanson, MS, NCC | EAP Counselor | The Village Sleep is an important part of our overall health and well-being. Sleep helps in learning, memory, and proper functioning of the immune system, according to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Despite sleep’s importance to our...
Building a Company Culture Involves Everyone
All employees play a role in creating culture and making sure expectations are met.
By Robert Jones | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute We’ve all seen taglines and slogans created to entice and even manipulate our perception. Haagen-Dazs uses the line “Pleasure is the path to joy” to encourage us to seek happiness in a pint of double fudge chocolate. Hallmark tries...
How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids
Parents can use strategies to reduce yelling at their kids
Moms yell. Dads yell. And most of us feel pretty guilty after losing our cool. How we handle conflict teaches our children how to handle conflict as well. Do we want our children yelling at their friends? What life lessons do we teach when we respond to them that way?...
Learn to Speak Your Partner's Love Language
Hearts are strung in front of a blue backdrop. Valentine's Day can be a good time to work on strengthening your relationship.
By Darren Carter | EAP Counselor | The Village Valentine’s Day tends to be a time for people to focus on their relationship with their significant other. Perhaps you feel out of touch with your partner, and want to take steps to improve that relationship. A necessary component to any...