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Clearing Clutter

free up space

Is there space at your home to conveniently place items for a bit when pausing throughout the day? Do you have clothes you haven’t worn in years? Do you have a closet or cupboard into which things have been tossed … 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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Portion Control

aim for progress, not perfection

How much can I eat? Take the time to figure it out. It takes more energy (calories) to fuel a Jeep Ranger than a Honda Civic. Size matters. So does speed and use. One food plan does not fit all. … Continue reading

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Nutrition

fuel your system with fruit and veggies

Back to basics, baby! There is no magic bullet around that cannot backfire! Each of is unique with individual preferences, likes and dislikes in so many areas. The things we like to eat are no exception. Our family, region, culture … Continue reading

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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

group of people embracing

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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