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Category Archives: Motivation

Do It First and Move On

man circling the first item on a list

From Yoda to Nike, Mother Teresa to Martina McBride, people have expounded on the need to “do it anyway.” Are you a procrastinator? Do you put off the biggest challenge? Do you delay the start of something that you could … Continue reading

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Stay the Course

clapping and celebrating others success

A couple of years ago, in the movie “Ugly Dolls,” Kelly Clarkson and Janelle Monáe sang “Unbreakable.” I watched it with my granddaughter, who was mesmerized as they belted out an amazing message. That song’s lyrics contain such a powerful … Continue reading

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Decluttering My Life

woman sitting on the couch reading

Last night, I curled up on the couch after dinner and treated myself to a movie. From the many choices, I decided on an old favorite, “Father of the Bride,” starring Steve Martin. In it was an old Ella Fitzgerald … Continue reading

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Clearing Clutter

free up space

Is there space at your home to conveniently place items for a bit when pausing throughout the day? Do you have clothes you haven’t worn in years? Do you have a closet or cupboard into which things have been tossed … Continue reading

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Mindful Eating

eating is supposed to be a pleasurable activity

“I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!” Have you ever slivered a pie to death?   Many of us eat at times when hunger is not the primary driver. Yet, food has come to serve many functions, in addition … 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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