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Author Archives: Barb Cady

Do It First and Move On

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From Yoda to Nike, Mother Teresa to Martina McBride, people have expounded on the need to “do it anyway.” Are you a procrastinator? Do you put off the biggest challenge? Do you delay the start of something that you could … Continue reading

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Challenge Yourself

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As I begin this blog, Lee Ann Womack is singing “I Hope You Dance” on the radio in the background. As I listen, some questions pop into my mind. Am I honest about living my life fully? Am I blunt, … Continue reading

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Live Your Best Life

dance and live your best life

I’ve said many times that my goal is to live my very best life — to be happy, healthy, active and of service. Jokingly, I’ve often added that I want to be the mom who my sons are wondering, “Where … Continue reading

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Living Our Healthiest Lives

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I am so happy to have attended TOPS Virtual IRD recently. What an inspiring and enjoyable time! Kudos to the IRD Committee, TOPS Headquarters staff, and to our amazing, successful, and dedicated members! At the start of each session, we … Continue reading

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Be Courageous

be courageous like the lion walking proudly

Once again, I had a country music radio station tuned in and Faith Hill’s song “Free” began to play, just as I was reading an interesting article differentiating between courage and bravery written by Brette Warshaw. This stimulated my thinking. … Continue reading

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Appreciate

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Half of the year has flown by, and I am so grateful to be out and about in this wonderful world. I had a country radio station on earlier and it must have been tuned in to whatever wavelength my … Continue reading

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Gossip Is Not a Bonding Tool

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I dislike gossip. When I was in my early teens, I came across an anonymous quote in my hometown newspaper, clipped it out and placed it in my billfold. To this day, I carry it with me to serve as … Continue reading

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