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Download New Issue: JUN/JUL 2017 | VOL 6 – NO 2

Well ladies, it’s time to take a break! Summer is finally here. Every summer, we’ve always had so much fun with the adventure bucket list. Get ready to enjoy all Wisconsin has to offer this summer and allow yourselves to take a break. DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE BELOW TO READ MORE! [in this issue] (16) A Genuine Hero (18) Summer Vacation Challenges for Mom (20) 7 Benefits from Taking a Break from Sugar (24) Take a Break (from the Daily Routines) (26) Tough Talk (28) How to Stay Fit-Inspired this Summer (30) Re-Entering the Job Market [ in every issue ] ...

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Download New Issue: APR/MAY 2017 | VOL 6 – NO 1

Ladies, spring is in the air! As I prepare for the spring issue of 5ive for Women, I wouldbe remiss if I did not acknowledge our own “Rays of Grace” upcoming graduation. Will you please indulge me as I use this forum as an open letter to my very own amazing Grace? DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE BELOW TO READ MORE! [in this issue] (16) Synchronize with the Season (18) What is Functional Medicine? (20) The Sweet and Bittersweet of Spring (24) A Mistake My GPS Made (26) Show Me How (28) Spring Sanity (30) Love and Finances [ in every issue ...

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DEC/JAN 2017 Editor’s Note from Jen Theisen

As 2016 draws to a close, I have so much to be grateful for. As the New Year approaches, many of us will plot goals and make plans for the year. Ladies, I’m just trying to get through the week here. Plans for 2017 have not yet begun. Even still, amidst the hurry and the haste, I have experienced grace and focused on gratitude. Sadly, we received some horrific news this fall. My dear cousin and her husband were killed after being struck by a driver in a head-on collision. I am filled with overwhelming grief, but so grateful for ...

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5ive for Women: DEC/JAN 2017 | VOL 5 – NO 6

As 2016 draws to a close, I have so much to be grateful for. As the New Year approaches, many of us will plot goals and make plans for the year. Ladies, I’m just trying to get through the week here. Plans for 2017 have not yet begun. Even still, amidst the hurry and the haste, I have experienced grace and focused on gratitude. DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE BELOW TO READ MORE! [ in this issue] (16) Kindness of Strangers (18) Lessons from My Clan (24) Living Well with Dementia (26) Big Bennies in Forgiving (30) Cupping (32) The Gift of ...

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Taking 5ive with Christy Brickner

Christy Brickner has a full plate, with several roles: wife, mother of four, student, activity leader, volunteer, to name a few. Like countless Chippewa Valley women, Christy strives to cultivate equilibrium among her obligations and passions. No matter what, she knows that a balanced diet of the five Fs—faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance—leads to a more enriched life. Click the magazine below to read what Christy has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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OCT/NOV 2016 Editor’s Note from Jen Theisen

Ready or not, here come the holidays, ladies! My favorite time of the year inevitably gets me thinking: Am I where I want to be? This year, I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone. I hoped for a new experience to stretch me physically and mentally. Maybe a Tough Mudder® or even a mini triathlon? I even contemplated art classes. Well, the phone rang and I was presented with an opportunity surpassing any challenge I could have ever dreamed up. After some very creative salesmanship, I heard myself agreeing to participate in Dancing with the Eau Claire ...

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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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Rays of Grace XXX: Lessons on Worry

It feels like the school year just got over, and suddenly stores are having Back to School sales. Fall sports are starting, and we are getting announcements concerning the next school year. And so, as I get ready to begin my final year of high school, I take time to look back. High school is a lot about learning, but most of the learning might be about one’s self. As I entered high school, I worried a lot . . . Click the magazine below to read the rest of “Lessons on Worry” on page 43:

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AUG/SEP 2016 Editor’s Note by Jen Theisen

Our summer days are numbered, and I’m not sure where they all went. Leaves of rust, red, and orange will not be the only transformation we realize as we head into autumn. Seasons of life remind me the harder I strive to slow time down, the faster it marches on. It feels like only days ago we were seeing our eldest, Joe, off to college. Now my college graduate—as the kids at home say—is busy “adulting.” Miss Rays of Grace starts her senior year this fall and is diligently making college plans and visits. These days, overwhelming joy over the ...

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Shrimp/Melon Salsa Salad & Vanilla Flan

Thank you, Eau Claire, for 20 amazing years living and working in the Chippewa Valley. In June 1996, our little family of three set up shop here looking for a Midwest college town to call home. Fast-forward 20 years and here we are with three kids loving all that is local. We have established so many great relationships and are thrilled to call this home. Summer is the time to hit the farmers market and head to our own gardens for Chippewa Valley fresh harvest; then open a bottle of local wine and enjoy some time with friends. Bon Appétit, ...

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