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The Periodic Table of TOPS: P is for Planning

P is for Planning

I never set out by design to be obese. It just happened. I remember being fine right up to the point when external forces tried to define who I was and what I could do. It’s fair to say I … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS: I is for Individuality

the element of Individuality

I know now not to judge others on how they choose to work their weight-loss plan. My role is to support and learn from them. Losing weight is challenging but not impossible. Understanding how all the elements in The Periodic … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS: O is for Opportunity

the element of Opportunity

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the occasion to attend a few TOPS recognition events. It’s nice to hear from folks that they enjoy this series. As the table continues to be set, let me take the opportunity to … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS: C is for Control

the element of Control

Setting the table for a formal banquet can be challenging. Making sure that the salad fork is on the correct side, the water glasses are filled, and family and friends are seated where there will be no problems. It’s nice … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS: S is for Support

the element of Support

The new Periodic Table of TOPS is coming along nicely. In the science world, all elements are not compatible or pleasant, such as S for sulfur. The smell of rotten eggs and caustic properties made this element a challenge to … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS

the periodic table of elements

It’s been a long time since I thought about the Periodic Table of Elements. I was first introduced to this iconic chart in high school and needed to dig in deeper when I studied biology in college. In a refracted … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Challenge

basketball on a court

The madness that happens in March will soon be upon us. This is the time of year when the college basketball season wraps up with a monster tournament. Some people who usually don’t watch games during the regular season will … Continue reading

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