“Don’t Worry, I Got You:” A Lesson In Sticking By Your Teammates

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.

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?

Is Our Society Too Fixated On Romantic 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 “do whatever it takes in the name of love.” I have been appalled and…
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Attitudes Are Contagious: Dealing With Negativity

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 seemed long and difficult. This came as a surprise to me, because she has always…
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4 Tips For The Initial Stages Of Major Life Changes

By Denise Hellekson The Village Business Institute 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. They take us out of the familiar and…
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