Category Archives: Inspiration

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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Look Up Reminder from 11,000 Feet in Cusco Peru

You are in luck! This post is a 241. It is a dose of inspirational advice with a side dish of adventure travel tips for those interested in going to high elevations, in particular, Machu Picchu, Peru. Enjoy this #LookUp reminder, which is an excerpt about elevation sickness from my recent book, Cubicle to Cuba…
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My Shining Moment in Patagonia Chile

My Shining Moment in Patagonia Chile At the top of Torres Del Paine National Park in the winter of 2011, I had a celebration. After three days of hiking along increasingly changeable mountainous terrain and glacier fed lakes – all the while experiencing everything from snow and rain, to summer sun and wind – I…
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A Reminder to Look Up from the Alps

Recently I went to witness the grandeur and beauty of the Swiss Alps and the Matterhorn. From an awe-inspiring overlook, I send you this reminder of the two powerful words, #LookUp. From wherever you are, enjoy this quickie reminder to #LookUp: 1) Be in the moment & 2) Find the upside Please share the #LookUp…
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Look Up Reminder from a Rooster

We all need reminders. That's why Post-its were invented as well as the millions of digital apps and features to alert us at all hours of up and coming meetings, birthdays, or haircuts. Although meetings, beauty treatments, and celebrations are important, what should be at the top of your to-do list every day? The answer:…
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