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Category Archives: Attitude

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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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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