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Support: How Best To Give and Receive It

giving support

Today’s blog comes to you from Judy Pruett, a TOPS service program administrator.  When you think of support, what is the first thing you think about?  I think of people helping each other — standing by each other, in good … Continue reading

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The Good and the Bad

person freeing themselves

I certainly had some “lightbulb moments” looking inside my “Habit” closet after reading Mary’s blog. I almost instantly discovered that I have several long, loose, flowing garments that I enjoy slipping into in the evening. In addition, I found that … Continue reading

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Time to Clean the Closet

old life vs. new life

Today’s blog comes to you from Mary Mullane, a TOPS service program administrator. Habits. We talk about them frequently, usually about breaking or kicking them. “Habit” has several meanings, and while originally defined as a garment, a habit can also … Continue reading

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One Smart Cookie

Woman reaching out for help

I love how Carol concluded her blog with the line, “I am an intelligent person,” found in both the TOPS and KOPS pledges. I have used that line many times when I have struggled to learn from my mistakes and … Continue reading

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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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Person embracing themselves

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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Stress: It’s Not About the Oatmeal

relaxed man reading a book on a sofa

My local supermarket had recently gone through a remodel, which included moving certain sections of the store to different locations. While this shouldn’t have been a big deal, on this particular day, it was my catalyst to a meltdown. I … Continue reading

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