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Consequences of Overspending at the Holidays
12/5/2017
A sad-faced piggy bank is wrapped up in Christmas lights.
Millions of consumers have begun their holiday shopping, snagging sale items either in-person or online, and considering themselves savvy shoppers. At the same time, many lose sight of the fact that regardless of the price, a bargain isn’t a smart purchase if it compromises a person’s overall financial health. Consumers...
This Is The Year to Achieve Your Goals
12/1/2017
A sheet of notebook paper is ready to record goals for the new year.
By Darren Carter , EAP Counselor ‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions! As 2017 comes to an end, many of us are thinking ahead on how we can gain more fulfillment in our lives in 2018. But if you are like many people, you thought 2017 was going to...
You Can #BeTheVillage on Giving Tuesday
11/27/2017
A woman and her toddler admire an ornament hanging on a Christmas tree
You can strengthen families. You can fight addiction. You can change a life. You can #BeTheVillage. In these stressful, sometimes chaotic times, we all need a Village. A community that supports you and provides the help you need to lead a healthy, productive life. The Village improves lives by offering...
How Kristin, Bernie, and Aubrey Became a Family: An Adoption Story
11/20/2017
Bernie and Kristin hold their daughter, Aubrey
Aubrey is a sweet and contented toddler. She erupts in giggles when her dad, Bernie, flips up the footrest of her pint-sized, pink recliner, or when her mom, Kristin, covers her cheeks with kisses. She was what Bernie and Kristin were waiting for during the six years they tried to...
What’s Your Frame for Change?
11/14/2017
A woman frames her face using her hands.
By Joyce Eisenbraun Village EAP Trainer I have a dear friend who has been unhappy in her workplace for a few years. The organization is struggling, and her role has been modified more than once. Yet when asked if she would be willing to look for something more fulfilling, her...