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...

Deciphering Anger: What It’s Trying to Tell You

Deciphering Anger: What It’s Trying to Tell You

Anger is a universal emotion—everyone feels it at different times and to varying degrees. Anger arises in many contexts and the experience ranges from mild irritation (often referred to as “frustration” by women since culture doesn’t like angry women) to…

Being Cured Vs. Being Healed

Being Cured Vs. Being Healed

A cure signifies the banishment of physical illness, but a healing could mean not just a physical cure, but a repairing and strengthening of the mind and spirit to improve the quality of life even when no physical cure was possible.

Pine Rest Promotes Harmony Gould to Corporate Director

Pine Rest Promotes Harmony Gould to Corporate Director

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services recently promoted Harmony Gould to corporate director of Community & Residential Services. Since February 1999, Gould has been a model of professional excellence at Pine Rest in the multiple roles leading up to this…

Pine Rest Promotes Longtime Employee to HR Director

Pine Rest Promotes Longtime Employee to HR Director

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Suzanne Bolt to Director of Human Resources. She has been interim director since September. Bolt joined Pine Rest in April 2002. She has served a variety of…

How Psychologists Help With Weight Management

How Psychologists Help With Weight Management

Many people struggle with weight control. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 33 percent of U.S. adults are overweight and an additional 36 percent are obese. Approximately one in six children in the U.S. is obese. People…

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...

Mental Illness Affects the Whole Family

Mental Illness Affects the Whole Family
When depression, anxiety, schizophrenia or another mental illness enter a family, the emotional cost can be high and family members can be deeply affected. Depending on their circumstances, they may struggle to help a family member who doesn’t have access...

New Year, New You

New Year, New You
As the new year 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,...