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Category Archives: Leadership

The Importance of Happiness

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Today’s blog comes to you from Karen Tinlin, a TOPS board member.  BE HAPPY!  As I write down my thoughts this morning, I’m reveling in the joy of being both at the top of my KOPS limit and content at … Continue reading

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How to “Show Up” for Yourself


Being there for each other is such a core component of TOPS!  TOPS pals and coworkers are great supporters, but cannot be with me 24/7.  So, another essential element of my journey to my best health is learning to be … Continue reading

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Support: How Best To Give and Receive It

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Today’s blog comes to you from Judy Pruett, a TOPS service program administrator.  When you think of support, what is the first thing you think about?  I think of people helping each other — standing by each other, in good … Continue reading

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The Good and the Bad

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I certainly had some “lightbulb moments” looking inside my “Habit” closet after reading Mary’s blog. I almost instantly discovered that I have several long, loose, flowing garments that I enjoy slipping into in the evening. In addition, I found that … Continue reading

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Time to Clean the Closet

old life vs. new life

Today’s blog comes to you from Mary Mullane, a TOPS service program administrator. Habits. We talk about them frequently, usually about breaking or kicking them. “Habit” has several meanings, and while originally defined as a garment, a habit can also … Continue reading

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One Smart Cookie

Woman reaching out for help

I love how Carol concluded her blog with the line, “I am an intelligent person,” found in both the TOPS and KOPS pledges. I have used that line many times when I have struggled to learn from my mistakes and … Continue reading

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In the movie, “RESPECT,” recently made about Aretha Franklin’s life, Jennifer Hudson channels Aretha’s incredible talent. At the time of that song’s release, it was a powerful statement that everyone is entitled to be treated with respect. And in her … Continue reading

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