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Look Up Mantra from Havana Cuba

Happy Look Up Day from Havana, Cuba! For those that have been with me over the last nine years, you know my backstory and the BIG bump in the road. It was on a normal fall day in Poughkeepsie, New York that taking out the trash and a BIG bump on the head and neck became the…
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Look Up Reminder from Out at Sea

This year, I have had a whirlwind of adventures to Cuba, but most of them have been via a cruise ship. Cruising for weeks at a time with little to no Internet nor cell service has been a great reminder to Look Up: 1) Be in the moment & 2) Find the Upside. On this Look Up…
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Returning Home to Look Up – Trempealeau, Wisconsin

On a recent trip to my hometown of Trempealeau, Wisconsin, I was reminded why it is so important to Look Up and share it with others. Country Childhood I grew up on a hobby farm in rural Wisconsin outside of a small river town called Trempealeau. I was given the name Heidi after the book…
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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 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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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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The Secret to Life is… Look Up

After attending countless graduations in my lifetime, I have listened to many wise and humorous commencement speeches whether by former presidents, world-renowned musicians, or peer authors. The goal of each speech has been to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and prepare them for their next chapter. Many use personal anecdotes of inspiration peppered with phrases…
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Look Up – Don’t Leave Home Without It

Have you ever had bad night’s sleep because you were worried about all the things you had to do the next day? Have you ever arrived to your office or home and didn’t remember driving there? Well, if you are like me, I’ve been there. When I was a travel industry executive, I would get…
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Get a Dose of Look Up

Do you get your daily dose of perspective? Seriously, it's important just like your multi-vitamin. Your doctors suggest that you take your vitamins and don't skip breakfast. Well, don't skip your daily dose of perspective either? That's why I created the Look Up mantra seven years ago! Look Up reminds us all to: Be in the moment, appreciating…
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