Empathy vs Sympathy

Empathy is listening, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of “You’re not alone.”

Ever wondered what the difference is between empathy and sympathy? Brené Brown explains it best.

The Gottman Ratio: how to predict the success of your relationship

happy-couple-heart-hands-759x500Maintaining a relationship takes continuous effort. The good thing is that it seems that this process is biased towards positive experiences for both partners. Through decades of research, Dr. John Gottman, Dr. Silver and their colleagues have found that when partners respond to each other positively for the majority of the time, they tend to have happy, healthy relationships.

Read more about positive and negative interactions and how to create positive interactions at BrainFodder.org.

Back to School Round Up – Saturday, August 27th

It’s that time again, preparing for the new school year! We will be holding our annual Back to School Round Up Event on 27 August 2016 from 1:00-3:00 PM at the PRIDE hangar.

There will be free backpacks and school supplies offered through the Operation Homefront Program, art activities from the Dahl art center (Pokémon art and a sidewalk chalk demonstration), a petting zoo/farm, a magician, face painting, photo booth, jumpy castles, rock wall, sensory tables/games, and many resource tables from various educational resources and universities in the area.

Please come out and bring the family for some fun. Prize drawings will be held at 2:45, must be present to win.


Government procured move blackout in effect until July 18

by 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron

moving-van-7206/16/2016 – ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D.  — Due to market saturation in the commercial moving industry, a blackout for government procured shipments originating in South Dakota is currently in effect through mid-July for all personnel who intend to schedule a government procured move or release of non-temporary storage.

The earliest date personnel can request to schedule pack and pick-up of household goods or release of non-temporary storage is July 18.

If personnel have already scheduled their packing and pick-up date, the move will continue as scheduled. However, those who have recently received orders have the following three options:

Those with a departure date after mid-July must schedule their pick-up date later than July 18.

Those who must depart prior to mid-July can assign a releasing agent when submitting a Defense Personal Property System request. This individual will oversee the packing and pick-up of household goods.

Personnel may also use a personally procured move, which will reimbursed by the government upon completion.

As the permanent change of station season progresses, there may be changes to the blackout dates.

For more information, contact the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron Personal Property Section at (605) 385-6597.

Source: http://www.ellsworth.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123474955

Black Hills Veterans Job Fair – 29 June

Are you a veteran or soon to be a veteran and looking for employment? Here is an opportunity to connect with local and national employers interested in you? Job seeking dependents are also welcome!

Register today at: https://blackhillsveteransjobfair.eventbrite.com

Early entry to the Job Fair is available only to those who pre-register. Childcare services will not be available at the job fair.

See the flyer below for information regarding the job fair preparation class.