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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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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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Favorite Look Up Reminders of 2019

We all need reminders. Life is busy. Sometimes the to-do list is really as long as a CVS receipt. That's why I created the Look Up Mantra in 2010. Since then, I share Look Up with readers of my books and blog as well as for those that travel with me to Cuba, Japan, Ireland,…
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Hiking the Kumano Kodo Japan – Adventure Travel to Japan

Kumano Kodo Japan If you are like most of the world, you probably have never heard of the Kumano Kodo. I didn't know of it either until I was introduced to the Kumano Kodo trek by friends with whom I walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain. I certainly knew where Japan was, but I…
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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 from Walden Pond

Walden Pond This month, I revisited a special place, Walden Pond. Located a short drive from my mother’s home in Massachusetts, this small pond and wooded area was made famous by Henry David Thoreau in the mid-1800s. Its small, wooden cabin was his home for two years, two months, and two days. During which time,…
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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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Why Traveling Reminds Us All to Look Up

From an early age, I caught the travel bug. At the time, it was because I was curious. Today, I continue to be curious about new people, cultures, tastes, sounds, and sights, but also I have found that traveling reminds me to Look Up. Look Up Mantra Look Up is a mantra that I created…
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Look Up Lesson for the Holidays

Author Heidi Siefkas and Father Looking Up for the Holidays  After a two-week work trip, I returned home for the holidays. I was eager to sleep in my bed, drink from my favorite coffee mug, and even take a long, warm bath. However, this year’s holidays reminded me more of hurricane season than holiday season.…
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