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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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Are you feeling cabin fever, winter blues or worse?

“Number seven on the ‘Top Ten Signs of Cabin Fever’ is the realization that “family togetherness is overrated.” – Anonymous It’s definitely that time of year when many of us (myself included) are really tired of putting on layers of … 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 ā€œhorseless carriages,” no airplanes overhead, and no electric lighting to … 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, lonelinessĀ and any kind of loss. We live in a world … Continue reading

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