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Pregnancy Counseling: Turning Fears into Hope and a Plan
A woman holds a pregnancy test
Any time a woman finds out she’s pregnant, she experiences a wide range of emotions – excitement, nervousness, joy, fear. These feelings can be more intense, and the situation more confusing, when the pregnancy was unintended. Social workers with The Village and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota counsel expectant...
Choosing Positivity, Even When Winter Won’t End
A woman holds her hands open to the falling snow and smiles.
Just when we think we can emerge from our wintery cocoons to replenish our depleted levels of Vitamin D, winter drags on some more to bring another round of snow and subfreezing temperatures. While many of us recognize that spring will come at some point, and we can go back...
Josh + Bowl for Kids' Sake: A Perfect Combination
Josh Luhman is a top fundraiser for Bowl for Kids' Sake, supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters
Josh Luhman jokes that he bowls for a living. His day job is actually at Hornbacher’s Village West store in Fargo, where he bags groceries, wrangles carts, and loads cars in the drive-up lane. Josh has been working at Hornbacher’s for nearly a decade, after a placement through Connections, a...
Making Time For Me
Making time for myself
By Kelly Olson Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist In our busy lives, it's easy to let our own needs fall to the bottom of the to-do list. But not taking time for rest and restoration has consequences. It can lead to sleep loss, changes in weight, and irritability, and affect...
Brain Food: The Link Between Diet and Mental Health
A growing field of research shows a link between the food we eat and our mental health.
By Julie Vandrovec Clinical Associate, The Village Business Institute We’ve all heard the old adages “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but can what we eat influence our emotional and mental well-being? There is a growing trend looking...