Category Archives: Inspiration

What’s Your Look Up Story

After creating over ten years of Look Up reminder stories on this site, I want to throw an idea out there. Do you have a Look Up story? Have you used the Look Up Mantra to help you overcome an obstacle or multiple life hiccups? OR, have you encountered a roadblock and could have used…
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Look Up Reminders of the Past Year – 2021 Recap

As most of us gather for another Thanksgiving holiday and prepare for the December festivities, I wanted to express my gratitude through another Look Up reminder story. Instead of coming up with something new, I've decided to do a recap of my favorite Look Up stories for 2021. I understand that most, including me previously,…
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Look Up Reminder from an Active Volcano

After living in Kauai for several years and Maui for over a year, one thing that was left on my Hawaii bucket list was witnessing an active volcano. The last time that Kilauea erupted was in 2018. That was the year, I spent a lot of time on cruise ships between South Florida and Cuba.…
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Sunrise and Sunset Look Up Reminders

Mother Nature has two tried and true Look Up reminders for us each and every day, sunrise and sunset. Just in case, you forget to Look Up, she does it early in the morning and at the end of the day. Whether you choose to enjoy your cup of coffee with the sunrise and/or opt…
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Camping Beneath the Stars Look Up Reminder

On a recent mini-escape from "normal," the night sky provided a stellar Look Up reminder. This isn't the first time that the celestial has reminded me to Look Up. Last summer, the night sky above the Boundary Waters Canoe Area was one. However, this close-to-home getaway was certainly another 5-star experience, priceless, and humbling. Look…
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Look Up from Lanai – A Mini-Escape to Reinforce Being in the Moment

Earlier this month, I took a mini-escape from my routine: freelance writer, part-time caregiver, and full-time CVO (Chief Van Officer) of our van-pire (Aloha, Shaka, and Hula vans). I found a twelve-hour timeslot that no projects were due, no vans were coming back nor going out, and my dad was set up for success. With…
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Reminders to Look Up All Around Us

When was the last time you were really in the moment? For a lot of us, including myself, we're juggling a lot of tasks and roles. What's worse? There are a lot of us, yes me included too, that are worrying about things that aren't until next month, year, or later. That's why I continue…
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A Look Up Reminder that You Wear

As we jump into a more normal summer than last, I wanted to share a Look Up reminder with you that you can wear. Look Up Mantra Explained by Creator Over ten years ago, I created the Look Up Mantra to pass on the wisdom that I learned from a terrible accident. Much like the…
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Recipe for Happiness – Look Up Mantra Plus This Ingredient

Did you know that there are over 23,000 books with happiness in the title? It's a popular theme because everyone wants it. But, everyone's definition of it is different. And, happiness changes over time. Happiness for you as a child is distinct from happiness as a college student or as a retired individual. However, there…
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Being a Tourist Close to Home – Reminds Us to Look Up

Even though I try to take a deep dive into each place I call home, when I have visitors, I realize I don't know it as well as I thought. When did the last eruption happen? What's the name of that valley? How do you say that in Hawaiian? Thank goodness for Siri! Over the…
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