Category Archives: Inspiration

An Artistic Reminder from Madrid to Look Up

All over Madrid, there are these statues representing a famous painting called Las Meninas by Velázquez. Although these life-sized women are a new installation, they brought me back to when I studied the painting in my classes at the Prado twenty years ago. Special Menina with a Reminder to Look Up This menina (maid of honor)…
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Something Scary that Forces You to Look Up

Have you done something that scared you lately? I did. Recently, I traveled to Sedona, Arizona for a girl’s trip. Years previously, I had driven through Sedona and its Red Rock region on a marathon visit from Tucson to the Grand Canyon and Phoenix with hopes of spending more time there. On this Spring Break…
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Write Yourself a Reminder to Look Up

Can you relate to this scenario? I can! My week has already been a blur with countless Post-Its. I’ve turned in a travel article right before the deadline, gone to the gym, did my taxes, went to my dentist for a cleaning, packed for an up and coming trip, celebrated my father’s eighty-third birthday, and…
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Look Up Featured in Book I Think

Earlier this year, I was honored to tear into I Think: How Thinking Like a Kid Can Change Your Life written by my friend, Amy Lee Ellowitz, and her youngest daughter, Delilah Jane. In I Think, Amy has artfully taken Delilah Jane’s one-liners and I Think moments from age six to ten years old and…
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Look Up on the Camino de Santiago

Look Up Mantra Many years ago, I created the mantra Look Up to capture the biggest life lesson that I learned in my early thirties. From a near-death accident, I realized that we have very little control over this thing called life; however, we do have control over something very powerful, our perspective on life.…
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The Best of Look Up Mantra

Earlier this year, after my TEDx talk the moderator asked me, "What advice do you give others who are going through challenging times." Without hesitation, I explained the Look Up mantra. It's simple, yet powerful. Although we may not have much control over this thing called life, we do have the power to Look Up,…
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Life Advice in Only Two Words – Look Up

Whether you are in the midst of holiday shopping, preparing fabulous baked goods, or meeting end of the year deadlines, let's face it, this time of year is stressful. This last week, I noticed a dramatic difference on the already crazy South Florida roads. I'm sure it is somewhat the same wherever in the world…
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Life Advice from a 75-Year old Spitfire in Havana Cuba

Earlier this year on my nearly thirtieth trip to Cuba, I took a needed break near the Cathedral Square in Old Havana to find some sombra (shade) underneath one of the stone archways of the surrounding museums and shops. Reading a magazine, decked out in traditional Santera dress (Priestess of Afro-Cuban religion Santeria), and smoking…
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Take the Plunge and Look Up

Look Up Reminder Every month on the 27th, I write a reminder about the mantra Look Up. I do this in part because we all forget to Look Up. Yes, I, too, am a culprit of this. Look Up sounds easy with two simple components: 1) Be in the moment and 2) Find the upside.…
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What I Know for Sure – The Most Important Life Tool is

Thanks for joining me today for What I Know for Sure! I promise to keep it short and sweet. So if you're ready, I invite you to click the play arrow to view this vlog. Thank you again for joining. Please share this video with your circles, comment below, and remember the most important life tool…
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