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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: 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: N is for Nutrition

the element of Nutrition

In the chemical world, N is the symbol for Nitrogen. It is the seventh element, having many uses for being the fifth most abundant element on earth. People mainly focus on its use in fertilizers or refrigeration. However, in TOPS … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS: H is for Health

the element of Health

… And so, let the construction begin. Building something new is challenging, exciting, and scary at the same time. Elements of the original Periodic Table are arranged by seven rows and eighteen columns. Rows depict periods of similar structures, and … 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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A SENSE-ble Look at Healthy Living: Time

older man looking at a sandglass

I started this journey of a sense-ble look at healthy living about eight months ago. Time really flies when you’re doing something you enjoy. However, the time is finally here — the final installment of this series about senses. Yes, … Continue reading

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