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How to Write Your Own Personal Mission Statement
Self-reflection and writing your own mission statement are keys to success
By Nancy Boyle | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute self-reflection \self-ri-flek-shen\ n : serious thought about one’s character, actions, and motives or that of careful consideration of one’s behavior and beliefs; also known as introspection What is my purpose? Why am I in the position I am? Is...
Even Imperial Troopers Need Good Mental Health Care
Darth Vader and snowtroopers stand by The Village sign
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of good mental health. It's also the month of Star Wars Day, May the Fourth (be with you). We decided to have a little fun, and created this 3-minute short film. A special thank...
Village Counselors Share Advice that Clients Say Changed Their Lives
Counselors offer their best advice
Sometimes in life, we hear just the right piece of advice at just the right moment. In honor of Mental Health Month, celebrated every May, therapists, counselors, and mental health practitioners from The Village Family Service Center shared their favorite tips, mantras, and bits of wisdom that clients have said...
5 Ways to Better Manage and Express Your Emotions
Allowing yourself to feel positive and negative emotions and not dwelling on the negative feelings are ways to improve emotional wellness
When we understand why we feel the way we do, we can better express and manage emotions in our daily lives. This is called emotional wellness – one of seven dimensions of wellness. Village EAP Counselor Andrea Hanson researched ways we can achieve emotional wellness: Increase your awareness of your...
Embrace Conflict: Create a Culture of Controversy with Civility
When we trust and listen to one another, conflict can be productive and help us grow.
By Robert Jones | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute It seems like we as a society are more divided than ever, with arguments over politics, which football team is better, or whether pineapple belongs on pizza (I may lose some readers, but yes, it does) creating conflict. Conflict...