Tips for Calming an Angry Person

Tips for Calming an Angry Person

Tips for Calming an Angry Person
By Bob VandePol, MSW When somebody loses their temper with us, our natural defensive tendency is to match their intensity and become offensive also, which usually serves to only pour gasoline onto the fire. Although counter-intuitive, a calm, measured response...

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?
  "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." -Martin Luther King, Jr. Mental illness touches individuals and communities physically, emotionally and spiritually....

When an Employee Dies: Suggestions for Managers

When an Employee Dies: Suggestions for Managers
By Bob VandePol, MSW Under any circumstances, the death of an associate provides a daunting leadership challenge. All eyes will be on you as leader and how you respond will echo throughout the team. Your team will never forget your...

The Winter Blues are Real: Some Need Help to Overcome Them

The Winter Blues are Real: Some Need Help to Overcome Them
Sigh… it is that time of year once again: the after the holidays winter blues that we who live in the Midwest have come to expect. For many of us, about 90 percent, we notice a mild decrease in energy and...

New Year, New You

New Year, New You
As 2016 kicks off, we're revisiting some timeless advice on changes you can make in your life monthly, weekly and right now. This segment from WOTV 4 Women's "Maranda: Where You Live" features a panel of local experts, including Pine...