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Category Archives: Success

Billy Joel: “Piano Man”

piano keyboard with hands

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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Congeniality

group of people with their arms around each other

Back when the new millennium dawned, a movie debuted titled “Miss Congeniality.” It was a box office success, grossing over $200 million. (A sequel followed shortly after.) Two decades later, some of the problems the film highlighted still exist, but … Continue reading

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Integrity

two hands forming a heart

Fall is definitely in the air today, and the signs are showing on the hills of my home state! Just as spring gifts us with the forty shades of green known throughout the countryside of my ancestors, the calico quilt … Continue reading

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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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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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