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Category Archives: Change


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Having read Sandra’s great perspective on an important piece of the healthy living puzzle, I’m reminded of a quote from the oldest signer of the U.S. Constitution, Benjamin Franklin: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Knowing … Continue reading

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We all joined TOPS to lose weight. You may have done this immediately, or you might still be waiting for something to happen. TOPS can give you many ideas for losing, but you’re the one who needs to make a … Continue reading

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Keeping An Open Mind

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I got so much “food for thought” from the listening message Margie shared last week, and while I was chewing on and digesting it, a related thought was triggered. A tiny voice inside my head was saying, “Don’t shoot the … Continue reading

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When Barb asked me to share my thoughts on listening, I said, “What?” We all know how important it is to really listen when people speak. We need to give them our full attention and not be thinking about our … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Change, Self Esteem | 13 Comments

Together We Can

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A brand new year is here! How exciting it is to have so many presents! I started with 365 and have had the joy of opening three of them so far — several opportunities for learning, growth, accomplishment and success! … Continue reading

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It’s been wonderful to share some of my favorite music, as well as a few thoughts to consider as we’ve navigated the ups and downs of 2021. You’ve helped me make it through all the obstacles by traveling beside me, … Continue reading

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Making Room for the Positive

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Sometimes I need to shut down my computer for a bit, just to clear out the clutter from past tasks and make space for new input. The circuits become overloaded with information that has to be removed in order to … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Change, Stress | 12 Comments