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Why Holly Runs for Recovery
Holly Heiser at the 2017 Michael Kaspari Memorial Run for Recovery
Holly Heiser runs for recovery. Holly, who lives in Moorhead, sought treatment for her addiction from First Step Recovery . Sept. 22, 2015, marked the beginning of her journey. "I can't believe my life has gone the direction it has. I have been given a huge gift, I got my...
Freedom within the Guidelines
Guidelines provide structure and freedom
By John E. Trombley, MMgt | Consulting & Training Manager | 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 have you...
Remembering Paislee Rae
Paislee Rae
‘Paislee Rae Day’ memorializes adopted child, and thanks 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 birth...
Digging Deeper into Unconscious Bias
workplace meeting
By Nancy Boyle | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute “Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.” – Rear Admiral Grace Hopper Hopper’s words...
Meet Dr. Spencer Reid
Golden retriever Dr. Spencer Reid
Cuddling isn’t usually part of a counseling session, except when Dr. Spencer Reid is in the room. Dr. Spencer Reid is a four-legged mental health professional. The golden retriever assists Village Therapist and Clinical Supervisor Shauna Erickson with her Moorhead , Minnesota-area clients, most of whom are children, adolescents, and...