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Taking 5ive with Julie Nelson

Julie Nelson is an active wife, mother, and Chippewa Valley business owner. In addition to her role at The Coffee Grounds, Julie has an abundant schedule with family, friends, and outside activities. While she thoroughly enjoys both her personal and professional endeavors, Julie strives to be fully present in whatever she is doing each day. Living in the moment includes faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance. Click the magazine below to read what Julie has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Taking 5ive with Jackie Boos

Meet Jackie Boos: busy wife, mother, business professional, and Tourism Director for the Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. Jackie and her husband, Matt, have built a home in the beautiful rural area of Tilden; they plan to stay residents for life. While she enjoys her ambitious schedule, Jackie also realizes that it takes a balance of the five Fs—faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance—to build a successful life. Click the magazine below to read what Jackie has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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JUN/JUL 2016 Editor’s Note by Jen Theisen

Ladies, find your flip-flops and grab your sunglasses. Summer is finally here! After a long and unseasonably cool spring, I know I’m not the only one eager to get outside and get moving. Every June, I am giddy with excitement. The more relaxed schedule and the summer adventures await, stirring up child-like anticipation and joy. We’ve dedicated this Summer Fun: Let’s Get Healthy issue to inspire our readers to jump aboard the wellness wagon and have a blast while doing it. There are so many reasons to fall in love with summer in Wisconsin. Here are a few of my ...

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Taking 5ive with Susan Peterson

Susan Peterson has been a resident of Eau Claire since 2008. She is a focused mother, business professional, advocate for children, and the Director of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc., Northwest District and Coulee Region. From working diligently in her professional role to raising her daughters, Peterson knows continues to discover various ways to implement the five Fs of faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance. Click the magazine below to read what Susan has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Taking 5ive with Kim Senn

Meet Kim Senn, a Chippewa Valley mother, wife, and life coach business owner. Despite a packed schedule full of many obligations, Kim still finds time to appreciate the most important things in life—including faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance. Click the magazine below to read what Kim has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Child-Free Woman

I am a 51-year-old, unmarried woman without any children. Thankfully, this doesn’t make me quite the anomaly that it used to. In fact, last year’s U.S. Census Bureau showed more women are childless (47.6 percent) than at any other time since they began tracking in 1976. Yet the expectation remains; others assume a woman of my age has children. Click the magazine below to read the rest of Mary Ellen Bliss’s insights (for all of us) on being a child-free woman. The article is on PAGE 16:

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Thumbs Up for Eau Claire’s Show of Hands

Hands Across Eau Claire—one of the first public art installations in the most recent trend of such installations in Eau Claire—has come to its conclusion after 10 years and more than 100 hands. The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire (CMEC) started the Hands Across Eau Claire project as a way to create awareness about the museum. The hand, which is the symbol of the museum, helped explain what the museum was going to offer to the community. “It is a hands on museum, not a museum of historical preservation,” says Suzie Slota, the Executive Director of CMEC from 2005 to ...

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Taking 5ive with Lana Ciolkosz

Situated on the corner of Washington and Main Streets in downtown Thorp, Aroma Café, Aroma Florist, and The Tuxedo Loft share more than just a floor plan. From a local flower shop to a downtown destination, Lana and John Ciolkosz have cultivated three businesses beyond expectation. I caught Lana for a short conversation recently to learn how she manages to maintain a balance of the 5ive essential elements during the recent expansion in downtown Thorp. Click the magazine below to read what Lana has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Living Gluten-FREE in a Gluten-Laced World

Imagine being hungry and then walking into a room lined with exquisite appetizers, gourmet entrées, and professionally decorated desserts. As you look around the display, your mouth begins to water as you contemplate which food you will try first. Life could not get any better! You’ve hit the food lottery! Now, imagine walking into the same room lined with the exact same food. Your hunger is the same and your mouth is still watering. This time though, your state of mind is different. In fact, it might even feel like the worst day of your life. There is not ONE ...

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