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Category Archives: Self Esteem

Emotions

Emotion

Today’s blog is coming to you from Carol Harper, a TOPS Service Program Administrator. By definition, the word EMOTION means, “A natural instinctive state of mind, deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.” It’s no wonder that emotions … Continue reading

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Persistence

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Not long ago, I received an email from a 5-year KOPS, asking for a blog on continuing the journey. Wow, that brought me up short! I figured, incorrectly, that a member who had maintained goal that long had this weight … Continue reading

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Listening

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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

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Respect

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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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Gossip Is Not a Bonding Tool

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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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Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat

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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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