Category Archives: Inspiration

Look Up from Quarantine to Sun Gate of Maui

2020 has been a year of many trials, tribulations, and might I add tantrums. However, many times we forget the gifts that come with challenges and change. Whether you know the stories of Teddy Roosevelt, Oprah, or Thomas Edison, it has been proven by many, myself included, that failures and losses give birth to tremendously…
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Looking Up and Moving On – Hasta Luego Florida Aloha Maui

Regardless that I’m known to travel quite a bit, I have called South Florida my home, where I hang my hat, and where I vote for the last sixteen years. This past holiday season, I did a cross-country, Route 66 road trip with my other half, placing one of our vehicles on a boat to…
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Look Up from a Tent in the Boundary Waters Minnesota

Earlier this month, I took off with my PIC to wander where there was no wi-fi, cellphone reception, and most importantly no 24/7 news and pandemic updates. We set our sights on the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Both of us grew up in the Midwest (myself a Sconie, Brian Minnesota-nice), but surprisingly neither one of…
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Stumbling Upon Look Up in Queens New York

A good friend sent me a wonderful surprise from Forest Hills, Queens.  On a sunny, summer day, she went for a walk down Ascan Avenue. Apparently, the neighbors on this street decided to spread positive vibes by painting rocks with uplifting messages and colors. My friend, who has read my books as well as traveled…
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Finding the Upside during Quarantine

After two months of staying at home, losing work, canceling travel, and missing birthdays, graduations, and more, we are all getting a bit frustrated and even depressed. Plus, the news is all doom and gloom with an uncertain timeline as to when the new normal will arrive. However, the only power we have over this…
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Look Up while on Lockdown

With the majority of us sheltering in place and social distancing to help us all combat Covid-19, we are essentially on lockdown. Families and friends are adapting to a new way to virtually gather for a meal or celebrate by creating a drive-by party. The traditional way to instruct in-person is forced to pause. Now,…
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Hello from Fort Lauderdale

A month ago, I was returning from a work trip to Cuba. This was my third trip in the last six weeks. To say that the beginning of 2020 was a whirlwind for me professionally is an understatement. However, I never could have expected to see the world unfold as it has over the last…
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Pivotal Times Reminding Us to Look Up

In times when people are losing work, closing businesses, and fearful about other changes concerning the Coronavirus, it is important that we protect ourselves, families, and communities by staying at home and washing our hands. However, we must also shift our perspective to the upside of this situation. These challenging times will leave us all…
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