This Month's Issue
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filling a void
Jenna Golem & Carey Sharpe
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the holidays usually bring stress and chaos to our home, no matter how much I plan ahead, but this year I am determined to enjoy more and stress less. Being overwhelmed in December is no fun!
When I consider how many people are struggling with the loss of a loved one during the holidays, painful illness, or having their lives turned upside down due to hurricanes, flooding and fires this year, it’s no wonder 1 out of 4 people struggle with mental illness. However, it doesn’t have to be a big catastrophe to bring you down. For some people, the holidays really suck. We have 2 stories in this issue about how to recognize when you or someone is struggling and how to get help. If not for yourself, read the stories to be able to help
someone else someday.
Nan Bush is our lovely cover lady this month. I met her several years ago through the Bellin Health Foundation and the Black Tie Blue Jean Event. It’s been a pleasure to be the media partner of this wonderful event every September. Nan has been through quite a bit on the personal side of life, and the way she handles herself has always been empathetic to others with a kind smile. If you are looking for unique gift ideas or ways to decorate for the holidays, you will find great ideas in this issue. It is, after all, the most wonderful time of
Merry Christmas and God bless!
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