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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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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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