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Stress less and laugh more — that’s the idea behind this year’s top reads by Eau Claire’s Christine Varnavas, a globally certified TRE trainer who helps you … well, like her book says best: Heal Your Sh!t Find Your Happy. Chi-Hi history teacher and UWEC grad John Kinville’s second book, Chippewa Falls World War II Hero Harry W. Kramer, tells the story of the first WWII casualty from Chippewa Falls. Altoona-based brainspotting practitioner, certified parent coach, and mom of four Dana Parisi shares how to navigate the marathon known as parenthood in Parenting Marathon: The 10-Step Guide to Navigate Parenting Challenges. —Rebecca Mennecke