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Give Yourself the Gift of Presence This Holiday Season

Here are some simple, quick, low demand tips to help set the stage for a happier, more present holiday experience. Continue reading

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Mindfulness

Remember the days when summer seemed to stretch ahead of you like a blank canvass waiting to be filled with adventures and magical moments? Childhood summers were a time to slow down, relax, and enjoy being in the moment. Then … Continue reading

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Four Tips for Planning a Meaningful Retirement

Not so long ago, retirement was seen as an event marking the withdrawal from active involvement in the world of work; a time of endless days of leisure and idle busyness. The new view of retirement sees it as a process, not an event; a time of exploration, life enrichment, creative change, and personal growth. Many people who “retire” find a new career path, and rejoin the workforce in a different capacity. The new view of retirement has been called a time of renewal. Continue reading

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Lead by Personal Accountability

In order to instill a sense of accountability in others, supervisors must lead by example—be personally accountable. Continue reading

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“Don’t Worry, I Got You.”

I enjoyed watching the Summer Olympics more this year than I have in the past. There were so many examples of courage, teamwork and personal integrity that I turned off the television at night feeling inspired; remembering how much good ripples out to the world when we step into our bigness and encourage others to do the same. Continue reading

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Make Growing Older an Adventure!

Is life an adventure as we mature, or a long shuffle to the recliner as we watch our world become smaller and our dreams fade? Continue reading

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In the Name of Love

By Denise Hellekson, MS, LISW; The Village Business Institute I’ve been seeing lots of “The Bachelorette” television ads–it must be time for another round of. I have to admit I have sat transfixed by the antics of past contestants who will … Continue reading

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Attitudes are Contagious

By Denise Hellekson, The Village Business Institute I was talking to a friend the other day who said she wasn’t enjoying work as much as she used to; she didn’t look forward to going to work anymore, and the days … Continue reading

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Do-Overs, New Beginnings and Transformations

How many of us dream of having a “Do-Over” at some point in our lives? How many of us have had several of them already? They are the significant changes we make that set our life in a new direction. … Continue reading

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Find a Horse Your Saddle Will Fit!

John E. Trombley, MMgt, The Village Business Institute I recently read an article in the August 2011 issue of HR Magazine titled “The Care and Feeding of High-Potential Employees.” According to author and contributing editor, Robert J. Grossman, the Corporate … Continue reading

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