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Building on Strengths
9/14/2018
Utilizing employee strengths can be beneficial for organizations.
By Robert Jones | EAP Counselor | The Village Business Institute My wife loves StrengthsFinder so much that one year she gave me the assessment codes for my birthday. CliftonStrengths scientifically assesses how individuals excel. This is not a BuzzFeed survey that tells you which Harry Potter house you would...
From Hardships to Healing
9/7/2018
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
9/5/2018
Healthy boundaries allow us to love one another and ourselves
By Stephanie Schafer, M.Ed., LPC, NCC | The Village 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
8/31/2018
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
8/29/2018
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...