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Category Archives: Excellence

Billy Joel: “Piano Man”

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As some of you may have heard me mention on other occasions, I learned to play the piano as a youngster on an old upright that still sits in my home and brings me joy. A few days ago, I … Continue reading

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Empathy and Caring

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Challenges are a part of life, and being there for each other through the rough times is so important. Have you ever heard the expression “fair-weather friend”? Unfortunately, throughout the years I’ve encountered folks who meet that definition, but I’ve … Continue reading

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Challenge Yourself

woman reading against a stack of books

As I begin this blog, Lee Ann Womack is singing “I Hope You Dance” on the radio in the background. As I listen, some questions pop into my mind. Am I honest about living my life fully? Am I blunt, … Continue reading

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Live Your Best Life

dance and live your best life

I’ve said many times that my goal is to live my very best life — to be happy, healthy, active and of service. Jokingly, I’ve often added that I want to be the mom who my sons are wondering, “Where … Continue reading

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Living Our Healthiest Lives

weight loss success stories ready to be celebrated on stage

I am so happy to have attended TOPS Virtual IRD recently. What an inspiring and enjoyable time! Kudos to the IRD Committee, TOPS Headquarters staff, and to our amazing, successful, and dedicated members! At the start of each session, we … Continue reading

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Appreciate

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Half of the year has flown by, and I am so grateful to be out and about in this wonderful world. I had a country radio station on earlier and it must have been tuned in to whatever wavelength my … Continue reading

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Gossip Is Not a Bonding Tool

birds sitting on a line gossiping

I dislike gossip. When I was in my early teens, I came across an anonymous quote in my hometown newspaper, clipped it out and placed it in my billfold. To this day, I carry it with me to serve as … Continue reading

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