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Author Archives: Barb Cady

Are You Listening?

two people not listening to each other

The first Board member to share “Lessons Learned” is TOPS President Rick Danforth, who is a Century Award winner. Rick Danforth’s Lesson COVID Communications: Are you listening? How often have you used the following phrases: “I didn’t know that.” “You’re … Continue reading

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Life is still a Cabaret!

spotlight on red stage curtain

This was to have been a blog celebrating our wonderful KOPS and TOPS accomplishments at our final IRD in Niagara Falls. As all of us are well aware, things changed! In mid-March, as “Safer at Home” proclamations were made throughout … Continue reading

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Take the Road Less Traveled

car encountering obstacles

Road construction and repair following a typical West Virginia winter is in full swing. (Our last snow was in May.) Detour signs are popping up all over and it seems that some of my favorite routes will be closed for … Continue reading

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Recalculating

city map

“Turn left in 1.3 miles,” the disembodied, calm voice proclaims… In today’s society, almost everyone is familiar with the monotone voice of the GPS—a fascinating bit of technology which, when given the appropriate information, will plot your course to arrive … Continue reading

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The Size of the Pan

man fishing from a boat

Once there were two men fishing from the same riverbank. The younger fellow was not catching a thing, while the older guy was catching something every time his line hit the water. The young man noticed, however, that when the … Continue reading

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The Power of “Om”

meditate to rest easy

This week’s blog comes from Deanna Bies, a TOPS Service Program Administrator and Board Member. I used to have a really difficult time turning off my brain at night so I could sleep. I had to learn to calm it … Continue reading

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Balance

expect the unexpected

All work and no play makes Barb a dull gal! According to Zorka Hereford in her book, “Essential Life Skills,” a well-balanced life is essential for personal effectiveness, peace of mind and living well. Her five basic tips for living … Continue reading

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