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This Is The Year to Achieve Your Goals
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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
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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
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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?
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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...
Still Serving: Military experience shapes Village counselors
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As we honor all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, we share the stories of three veterans who work for The Village. Jim Martini, Heidii Poplick, and Maggie Bohannon continue to serve, but in a different way. All three are counselors – Jim and Heidii see clients in...