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“This, too, shall pass…” but only if you let it

If you’ve lived in Wisconsin for more than 5 minutes, you know that the weather here is wild and unpredictable at this time of year. Actually, that can be said about much of the year, here. This last snowfall reminded … Continue reading

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How do you overcome the “speed bumps” in life?

I’ve been thinking a lot about speed bumps and other road hazards lately. There are speed bumps and speed humps, which are wider and higher than speed bumps. There are pot holes of all shapes and sizes. Some we drive … Continue reading

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Reflections, not resolutions, can lead to lasting positive change

Do you participate in the annual New Year’s ritual of making resolutions? According to various internet dictionaries, the definition of resolve is: a firm decision to do or not do something. Some years I’ve made resolutions. Some years, not. Some … Continue reading

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Aurora Family Service celebrates milestone moments of 2012

On September 19, 2012, the Aurora Family Service Board of Directors met for its 130th consecutive annual meeting. When the organization formed as Associated Charities in 1882, there were no “horseless carriages,” no airplanes overhead, and no electric lighting to … Continue reading

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How should you talk to children about death and dying?

On the day I am writing this , two Connecticut families have buried their young children. By the time you read this, more young children and the adults who gave their lives will have been laid to rest. Countless tears … Continue reading

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How to cope with a not-so-merry holiday season

The holiday season is emotionally charged. The emphasis on joyous family times, fond memories and togetherness can amplify the pain of those hurting from depression, broken relationships, grief, unemployment, illness, loneliness and any kind of loss. We live in a world … Continue reading

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How can you give the gift of life, love and understanding?

A wise person once said, “Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding is the third.” I am not one of the people who does Black Friday, but I certainly am thinking about Christmas gifts. When we … Continue reading

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