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Recently on a chilly morning, my gas fireplace was not functioning properly and would not ignite. Mind you, I knew enough to have figured out that the problem had to do with the remote control and settings for it. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Living Your Best Life

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For many years, I focused incredible amounts of energy on making changes. If anything was made apparent in 2020, it was the simple fact that change happens regardless of my focus and that I will find a way to deal … Continue reading

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Be the Sounding Board

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I’ve received several notes and calls from friends and acquaintances about their New Year’s resolutions. Interestingly, what they’re struggling with the most is pushback from well-meaning friends who “know” what is best and are acting as naysayers in their journeys. … Continue reading

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A Hopeful Song

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I’m an audio learner. Sounds paint pictures in my mind and crystalize my thoughts. Often, I close my eyes and just listen. Even the sounds of silence can be meaningful. Therefore, it’s no big surprise to anyone who knows this … Continue reading

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That’s Life

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Thanks to my fellow Board members for sharing, during the past months, some of the lessons they’ve learned since COVID-19 quarantining began in March. It was informative to see how each was impacted by and is dealing with the many … Continue reading

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Adapt, Learn, Do Differently

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As the year comes to an end, I hope your vision has gotten sharper, your hearing more acute, your mind more flexible and your attitude more positive. These are the major lessons I’ve gleaned from what I will always think … Continue reading

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Eating Is Freedom

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And the last in the series of lessons shared by our Board members comes from TOPS Second Vice President and Service Program Administrator, Deanna Bies. Deanna Bies Lesson Eating Is Freedom I’ve been thinking recently about my weight-loss journey. I … Continue reading

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