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Aim for the Stars: Take the Lead!

Bootes Constellation

On any journey, no one wants to be left behind, and yet some are reluctant to lead. This week’s signpost helping us on our journey is the constellation Bootes, the Shepherd. By definition, a shepherd is one who guides or … Continue reading

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Aim for the Stars: Look for Your First Signpost!

Sagittarius constellation

As humans, when we try to figure out what we want to do or where to go, we tend to look UP. How far up do you look? As I struggle on my TOPS journey, I find that I need … Continue reading

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Climbing KOPS Mountain: See You on the Trail!

Hikers climbing mountain

We often hear that losing weight is an uphill battle. Climbing mountains takes effort, training and conditioning. It also requires perseverance and teamwork. It’s no different from our quest to reach KOPS Mountain. Continue reading

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Anything But Par for the Course

golfer

Whether at work or play, we all look for an edge—some advantage to move us closer to whatever we are trying to accomplish. At times, we seem to expend more energy looking for a shorter route, but there is no … Continue reading

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Many Voices, Many Choices, One Story

Home retreat with a good book and tea.

We all came to TOPS to get healthy and lose weight. That’s the story. But each of us has different motivations, different needs and different struggles. While it’s important to focus on weight loss and being accountable to ourselves and … Continue reading

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TOPS Members Are on the Move!

Walking for health

Whether or not you were paying attention in high school science class, you likely know that a body in motion will stay in motion. And everywhere I go in TOPS Nation, our members are on the move! I issued the … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Takeoff?

Huge two storeys commercial jetliner taking of runway.

It’s often said that when something wonderful happens, it may be considered the opportunity of a lifetime. My name is Rick Danforth, and I am honored, proud and excited to be the President of TOPS. I’m here, able to serve … Continue reading

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