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Living Our Healthiest Lives

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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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Soothe

woman laying in bed unable to sleep

As long as I can remember, I have been blessed with the ability to fall asleep almost immediately after laying down. Friends with whom I travel remark often that I seem to be asleep before my head touches the pillow, … Continue reading

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Eating Is Freedom

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And the last in the series of lessons shared by our Board members comes from TOPS Second Vice President and Service Program Administrator, Deanna Bies. Deanna Bies Lesson Eating Is Freedom I’ve been thinking recently about my weight-loss journey. I … Continue reading

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Overcoming Inertia

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The next contributor to our knowledge base is Gina Brueske, who is also TOPS Board Secretary, Retreat Assignment and Booking Director, and a KOPS. Gina Brueske’s Lesson Overcoming Inertia One of the first things I learned during the pandemic is … Continue reading

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Life is still a Cabaret!

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This was to have been a blog celebrating our wonderful KOPS and TOPS accomplishments at our final IRD in Niagara Falls. As all of us are well aware, things changed! In mid-March, as “Safer at Home” proclamations were made throughout … 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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