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Author Archives: Barb Cady

Seeing Your Potential

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Reminiscing with my brother, cousins and friends recently brought back wonderful days of pretend! We were cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, soldiers, superheroes, star athletes, great inventors, astronauts, adventurers and so many more characters. Everyone was always at their … Continue reading

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Tune In to Tune Out

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This week’s blog comes from Deanna Bies, a TOPS Service Program Administrator and Board Member. Do you think you have good listening skills? We are constantly listening to everything around us all the time—family members, television, music, street noise, pets, … Continue reading

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If You Think It, You Will Become It

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Those of you who have been reading my blog since April of last year know the power of words. We spent our time wandering through the alphabet together, building our own personal, positive vocabulary. Those blogs are archived in Back … Continue reading

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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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