Tag Archives: family traditions

“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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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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What does being thankful actually mean?

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.   ~William Jennings Bryan I found this quote doing one of my favorite things, which is looking for quotes that are really pithy wisdom statements or maybe a new way of hearing an important … Continue reading

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How often do you fill up your emotional tank?

People have different theories about when to fill the car with gas. One very important person in my life fills the car when we are coasting into the gas station on fumes (or so it seems to me). I generally … Continue reading

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Meet the AFS Board: Mike Arnow

On January 3, 1882, Aurora Family Service was founded as the Associated Charities of Milwaukee.  This year, we are celebrating our 130th year of building stronger, healthier families and communities.  Meet some of the inspiring leaders who are forging the future of Aurora … Continue reading

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