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Would You Try These Bizarre Savings Ideas?
4/8/2019
Cutting costs can help you save money for emergencies, paying off debt or other financial goals
The Village's Financial Counselors often talk with people about ideas for saving money. Over the years, they've heard a lot of ... interesting cost-cutting measures. Some may even be described as extreme penny-pinching. While we wouldn't recommend all of these – and they definitely haven't all been tested by our...
How School-Based Mental Health Expands Access and Improves Outcomes for Kids
4/2/2019
Hannah Pederson provides school-based mental health counseling in Hawley MN
Nearly every week since he was in kindergarten, Toby* would have an outburst in class. Sometimes they were so intense, he’d bang his head against the desk until his nose bled. That changed in third grade, when Village Therapist Nicole Franklin , MSW, LCSW, began providing School-Based Mental Health Services...
There's No Guts or Confidence in Ghosting
3/25/2019
Ghosting at work or in relationships may be a new trend but is not courageous
By John E. Trombley, MMgt | Consulting & Training Manager | The Village Business Institute I recently read a Steve Boese blog that described how the University of Alabama quarterbacks coach, Dan Enos, left in the middle of the night for a new coaching stint at the University of Miami...
Choosing Between Negativity and Positivity
2/28/2019
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
2/25/2019
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...