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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: OCT/NOV 2016 | VOL 5 – NO 5

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. DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE BELOW TO READ MORE!   Cover photo credit: Deromi, Lukas Gojda/Shutterstock           [ in this issue] (14) Goblins and Gourds (16) The Story Lady (18) Primo Pooch (20) Scarfapalooza (22) Warming Up for Fall (24) 8 Holiday Fare Food Swaps (26) Holidays & Pets (28) Turning on the Olympic Power (30) Can Tai Chi Really be Easy? (32) Career Development ...

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05: Thanksgiving

Pumpkin spice and everything nice. I love Thanksgiving. It’s the only holiday focused on being thankful and centered around family. The Thanksgiving table full of food—with some dishes made only this one time a year—is the star. Relatives and friends gather sharing memories, laughs, and hugs. Traditions are started at Thanksgiving, sometimes generations in the making. Our family starts the day with the Turkey Trot, followed by the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with appetizers all day until we sit around the table. Then we take turns sharing what we are thankful for that year. Sometimes after dinner we go to ...

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A Lasting Holiday Season: XX

WRITTEN BY GRACE THEISEN The holiday season is my favorite time of year. And I have a special way of enjoying the holidays all year long. All you need to do is make a batch of shrimp bisque. Allow me to explain. My mom is a great cook. Soups are among her specialties. She makes a tasty leek soup. Everyone loves her potato chowder. And thanks to one of her best friends, she has a special recipe for shrimp bisque. Put simply, the bisque is to die for. So, when we go to my grandpa’s house for Christmas Eve, my ...

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Holiday Brunch Favorites

A merry Christmas season and happy New Year to all, I hope this installment finds you enjoying time with loved ones. Although this time of year can be very stressful, for me, I can’t think of a better place to be than in the kitchen baking cookies with my family or preparing appetizers or meals to share with family and friends. I like to serve this frittata at our annual Bible study Christmas celebration, and I acquired the coffee cake recipe from my friend Sue. (Thanks, Sue!) I hope you enjoy! Please share your favorite holiday and winter recipes on ...

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Holiday Season Survival: XIV

WRITTEN BY GRACE THEISEN The holiday season can be hectic. It is not like school and life stop during the holidays. I have homework, presentations, meetings and my personal favorite, tests. (By the way, who thought that the holiday season would be a good time to have a test?) These things are in addition to family gatherings, Christmas concerts and parties and finding time to drink hot chocolate and go look at the lights. With all this craziness, how am I supposed to find any time to go shopping? Life is busy. And sometimes I just have to tell myself to take a step back and live in the moment. I ...

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NOV/DEC/JAN 2014 Editor’s Note by Jen Theisen

I am so excited to share this holiday issue, “Being in the Present Moment.” With so much activity through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year, we’re changing up our schedule. Look for our regular scheduling and next edition this February. This change will better accommodate our contributors and advertisers, as well as facilitate our own living in the present moment efforts. Every woman knows, November is the official kick off of the blessed but busiest time of the year. This year, I challenge myself and my readers to remain present through the hectic holiday hustle and bustle. I purpose to reject the ...

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