Category Archives: Inspiration

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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A Reminder to Look Up from Underwater

For those of you that have followed my books, travels, and Look Up reminders over the years, you know that I get my inspiration from the day-to-day, Mother Nature, and of course life's hiccups. Each month, I craft a Look Up story in hopes of reminding the world of the power of perspective. I created…
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Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty – National Drink Wine Day

Happy National Drink Wine Day - February 18th! In order to celebrate this highly underrated holiday, I thought I'd share some of my favorite wine destinations, quotes, and wine-inspired gifts. Go ahead pour yourself a glass! Enjoy the wine and the read! Favorite Wine Destinations Mendoza, Argentina On my solo walkabout through Chile and Argentina,…
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Look Up Reminder from Humpback Whales

As a child growing up in the Midwest, I was curious about all things in the sea. I collected shells. I wanted to one day swim in the ocean. And, of course, I dreamed of visiting Seaworld. This marine curiosity continued into adulthood. I have become a certified scuba diver as well as an above-average…
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Look Up throughout 2020, Especially When Stopped by a Raging Fire

[caption id="attachment_9407" align="alignnone" width="640"] Look Up at Sunset Olowalu Beach, Maui, Hawaii[/caption] 2020 has certainly been a game-changing year. It will go down in the history books for countless reasons. Both my personal journal and this blog are full of amazing, yet challenging 2020 stories. In fact, last night, I experienced another Look Up reminder.…
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Health is Wealth – Look Up Reminder

[caption id="attachment_9363" align="aligncenter" width="641"] Look Up Reminder 1) Be in the Moment & 2) Find the Upside.[/caption] 2020 has been jam-packed with unexpected, unprecedented, and unfamiliar challenges. But, the one thing we can all agree upon is that we have rekindled the wisdom of your health is your wealth. For our health and the health…
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It’s Time to Look Up

The list of grievances for 2020 is long (insert your personal 2020 laundry list with plenty of four-letter words here). No country, community, business, family, or person has not felt the effects of this pivotal year. You know, I know, and the world knows 2020 will go down in the history books. Could There be…
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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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