Tag Archives: emotional health

Why do we still react with “fight” or “flight?”

Our ability to physically study the brain supports what many philosophical, spiritual, conflict resolution, educational and therapeutic models attempt to provide:  a way to live into our highest potential as individuals and as humans in relationships. I don’t know about … Continue reading

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How does laughter lead to better health?

This past week my 4-year-old grandson asked me what a ducks favorite snack is. I said that I didn’t know. He responded “Cheese and quackers! Ha-ha grandma, that’s funny!” We’ve seen an emerging sense of humor for quite a while, … Continue reading

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What happens when life cracks your “shell?”

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, you can’t help seeing colored eggs this time of year. The egg has a long symbolic history. Due to its shape, it’s been a symbol of the earth and the basis of ancient creation … Continue reading

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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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Have you taught your kids how to calm down?

CALM DOWN!!!! How many times have you heard a parent, teacher or caretaker shout those two words at young children? Or perhaps on a particularly exasperating day,  maybe you were the one doing the shouting. When I have the chance, … Continue reading

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The groundhog didn’t see his shadow. Did you?

On February 2, America observed the yearly ritual of Groundhog’s Day. Tradition has it, that when groundhogs pop out of their holes, after a long winters hibernation, what they see and do determines whether we will have an early spring, … 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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