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My Emotions

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It is a simple fact that we must eat to live—but we should not be living to eat. Food fills an important need when it satisfies actual physical hunger and refuels our bodies to keep them healthy and strong. However, … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem and Assertiveness

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As I got in the car and headed for town, James Brown’s “I Feel Good” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” were the first two songs to play on the moldy oldie music station on the radio. What an empowering way to … Continue reading

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Helpfully Responding to Stress

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Most of us have been stressed out more than a time or twenty throughout our lives. We have come to identify various stressors and what our most common responses to stress are. There are too many categories into which most … Continue reading

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Staying Motivated

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Have you ever heard the word “yougottawanna”? No, it isn’t from an ancient language long forgotten. Rather, it is an expression often used to articulate the desire to keep going, to staying motivated, to enduring until the desired result is … Continue reading

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There Never Seems to be Enough Time!

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As so often, it was a busy week and I found myself wondering where on earth I was going to find the time to add one more thing to my list. This reminded me of a piece I had read … Continue reading

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“I See Fields of Green, Red Roses Too…”

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Do you ever catch yourself in a daydream when a favorite song like “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong comes on? All of a sudden you find yourself with your favorite person, or maybe sitting on the beach or … Continue reading

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The TOPS Legacy Grows

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What a super weekend I enjoyed with over 1,800 TOPS friends from all over the United States and Canada at International Recognition Days in Portland, Oregon. My gratitude goes out in waves to the dedicated Field Staff and volunteers who … Continue reading

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