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Thankful for Look Up

Once a year, most of us, at least in the United States and Canada, celebrate Thanksgiving. We gather with friends and family to celebrate life, giving thanks to our blessings while indulging in smorgasbords of favorite dishes.  As the holiday approaches, I was reminded of a special Thanksgiving that I wrote about in When All…
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Remembering to Look Up in Ireland

Happy Look Up Day! Although starting out as a holiday in 2010 to remind us all to: 1) Be in the moment & 2) Find the upside, Look Up Day has morphed into embracing the Look Up mantra/life tool for every day and anywhere you are. Recently on an adventure to discover my roots in…
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Look Up from Oahu Hawaii to Prepare for Japan

Revisiting the Hawaiian Islands The beauty of Hawaii never gets old: majestic mountain views and dreamy seascapes; however, it is a long way from everywhere. Last month, on a return visit to Oahu, I used both Mother Nature and distance to my advantage to inspire this Look Up lesson and new adventure. Time Zones Away…
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Look Up Tutorial Beachside

There’s a famous quote by Karen Blixen, “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, and the sea.”  I stand behind my peer author’s wisdom as I know a good workout, cry, and/or beach time can cure just about anything. I’ve used Blixen’s tip before. However, I would like to add my two cents…
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Look Up – A Tool to Overcome and Evolve

If this is your first time or your umpteenth time reading my blog, I'm happy to have you here. One year ago, I did a TEDx talk in South Florida called, “Overcoming Coming Obstacles and Evolving to Your Life 2.0.” If you haven’t already seen, it please do so and leave a comment. TEDx Talk Overcoming…
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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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An Artistic Reminder from Madrid to Look Up

All over Madrid, there are these statues representing a famous painting called Las Meninas by Velázquez. Although these life-sized women are a new installation, they brought me back to when I studied the painting in my classes at the Prado twenty years ago. Special Menina with a Reminder to Look Up This menina (maid of honor)…
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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 on the Camino de Santiago

Look Up Mantra Many years ago, I created the mantra Look Up to capture the biggest life lesson that I learned in my early thirties. From a near-death accident, I realized that we have very little control over this thing called life; however, we do have control over something very powerful, our perspective on life.…
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