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Finding Your Wise Mind: New Village Therapy Group Promotes Balance
3/6/2018
A Venn diagram demonstrates the balance between logic and emotion in decision-making.
“Life is a balancing act and the answers we seek are often found somewhere in the middle ground” The circle on the left represents our emotions. The circle on the right, our logic. “If you make a choice out of one side or the other, it’s not usually the best...
Accountability Isn’t for the Timid
2/26/2018
A man uses his hand to stop a cascade of dominoes.
By John E. Trombley, MMgt The Village Business Institute Four years ago I wrote this article on accountability for a supervisor newsletter, and the topic is no less relevant and no less “hot” today than it was back then. Unlike so many other passing fads we’ve all seen over the...
How Parents Can Respond in the Wake of Violence
2/23/2018
A mother holds her son's hand outside a school.
Recent violent events in both metropolitan and rural communities remind us that they can occur at any place and any time. Parents can help their children cope with these traumatic events. Here are five suggestions: Talk to your children . Encourage your children to ask questions. Try to explain what...
Helping Your Child Deal with a Bully
2/20/2018
By Kelly Olson Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, The Village Family Service Center No parents wants their child to be bullied, and it can be painful to see it happening to your son or daughter. It’s important to understand that without intervention, bullying can have real consequences. These include mental...
Engaged Employees, Motivated Employees: Moving Beyond Carrots and Sticks
2/15/2018
A sluggish man sits at his desk, lacking motivation for his job.
We've all had those days at work, when you just can't seem to muster the motivation to do what needs to be done. What happens when those days turn into weeks or even months? A lack of motivation in the workplace is draining, both for the employee and for the...