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The holidays are in full swing and Christmas is just a few weeks away. Most of us are frantically shopping, wrapping and baking, slowly checking everything off our to-do list.


While December is always a crazy month, I try harder and harder each year to remove some stress. Now, it helps that my kids are getting older — they can assist with just about any holiday task and there isn’t one “gotta-have” toy on their list that’s impossible to find — but I also find myself consciously ignoring the pressure to do it all and to instead enjoy the season.


One of my favorite articles this month is on addressing anxiety. Lisa Schubring from Prevea Behavioral Care describes our new pursuit for perfection — a must-read for those always feeling stressed.


Our cover woman, Karmen Lemke, has a lot on her plate but she manages it all gracefully. An employee at Wisconsin Public Service, Lemke is manager of community relations and contributions, director of the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation and president of the WPS Community Foundation. She finds

great joy and satisfaction in finding social innovative

solutions to community issues. Be sure to check out her

 inspiring story!


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