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The Good and the Bad

person freeing themselves

I certainly had some “lightbulb moments” looking inside my “Habit” closet after reading Mary’s blog. I almost instantly discovered that I have several long, loose, flowing garments that I enjoy slipping into in the evening. In addition, I found that … Continue reading

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Time to Clean the Closet

old life vs. new life

Today’s blog comes to you from Mary Mullane, a TOPS service program administrator. Habits. We talk about them frequently, usually about breaking or kicking them. “Habit” has several meanings, and while originally defined as a garment, a habit can also … Continue reading

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One Smart Cookie

Woman reaching out for help

I love how Carol concluded her blog with the line, “I am an intelligent person,” found in both the TOPS and KOPS pledges. I have used that line many times when I have struggled to learn from my mistakes and … Continue reading

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Emotions

Emotion

Today’s blog is coming to you from Carol Harper, a TOPS Service Program Administrator. By definition, the word EMOTION means, “A natural instinctive state of mind, deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.” It’s no wonder that emotions … Continue reading

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Persistence

Person embracing themselves

Not long ago, I received an email from a 5-year KOPS, asking for a blog on continuing the journey. Wow, that brought me up short! I figured, incorrectly, that a member who had maintained goal that long had this weight … Continue reading

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Stress: It’s Not About the Oatmeal

relaxed man reading a book on a sofa

My local supermarket had recently gone through a remodel, which included moving certain sections of the store to different locations. While this shouldn’t have been a big deal, on this particular day, it was my catalyst to a meltdown. I … Continue reading

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How Do You Measure Success?

hands raised to help

I thoroughly enjoyed Carol Holtz’s thought-provoking blog on accountability. How many of us tend to use the same gauge over and over again to evaluate success? Sometimes what we are using to measure isn’t even the best tool. I came … Continue reading

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