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Category Archives: Attitude

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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Exercise

exercise can still be fun

Today, I am reflecting on the Marches of my childhood. They featured a particularly poignant time with my Dad. We had a tradition of building a huge box kite out of brown paper and balsa wood sticks, attaching string and … Continue reading

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Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat

lotus pose in forest tunnel

This week’s blog comes from Deanna Bies, a TOPS Service Program Administrator and Board Member. A saying we often hear in TOPS is “eat to live, not live to eat.” I know that to eat is not the meaning of … Continue reading

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Body Image

group of people embracing

When I was eight years old, I went through what my family called “the chubby stage.” I lived in a small town with my mom’s family as neighbors on all sides. One day, while playing with my cousin Jeanie at … Continue reading

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Excuses

let your excuses go

I have always been a fan of the practical wisdom Eleanor Roosevelt shared. Starting today’s blog, I recall three of her most empowering quotes: “It is always easier to do nothing than to try a new line of action.” But … Continue reading

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2020 Vision

four-season landscape

Today I am reflecting on all I have experienced during this year, giving thanks for the lessons learned in the journey, and excited for the clarity the New Year promises. The car satellite radio is broadcasting a song from almost … Continue reading

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Rewriting Your Story

New Year 2020 on blackboard

This is a perfect time to reflect on what we wish to achieve and what we have accomplished. What gift will you give yourself to empower you to make the New Year that is fast approaching bright and joyful? How … Continue reading

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