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Category Archives: Self Esteem

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

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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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If You Think It, You Will Become It

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Those of you who have been reading my blog since April of last year know the power of words. We spent our time wandering through the alphabet together, building our own personal, positive vocabulary. Those blogs are archived in Back … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem and Assertiveness

playing music in a convertible

As I got in the car and headed for town, James Brown’s “I Feel Good” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” were the first two songs to play on the moldy oldie music station on the radio. What an empowering way to … Continue reading

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Using the ABCs to Care for Ourselves

Alphabet blocks

What a pleasure it has been to wander through the alphabet with you this past year. I am quite happy with the personal, positive vocabulary I have built through the 52 weeks of our journey. Below is my list. I … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words … the letter X

Xerox, X-Ray Peter Clemens recently shared on his blog a quote from “Break From the Pack” by Oren Harari: the memorable term, “copycat economy,” to describe the current state of the economy. This is a state in which anything new, … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter S

Satisfy, Seek, Simplify, Support, Significance Seek the line of expectation and then exceed it! I read this line several times, and each time I did, I became more unsettled. Oh, I understand the intent of the words. What I don’t … Continue reading

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