Monthly Archives: December 2012

CalmUp® mmm… December 31, 2012

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia!

Embody the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™…

 

 

Were you taught that a miracle happens only once in a blue moon? What if paradox turned a key and showed you that miracles are continually happening everywhere… what miracles might you open to today?

Looking into your loved one's eyes...

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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CalmUp® mmm… December 24, 2012

Embody the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™…

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia!

If you took a technology time-out, how would you spend the day?

P.S. I’m not including a new photo this week, because my computer is in the shop!

Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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Wake Up: A Reminder From the Birds

How can I fathom that this is where I need to be?

We were finishing our morning dog walk (Nick, Nora, and myself), when we heard a flock of geese coming in the distance. We stopped in our tracks, and I wondered, Do I have time to take my camera out? I responded internally, No. Don’t take a photo. In the words of Ram Dass, “Be here now.”

A blink later, more than 50 geese trumpeted loudly overhead. The message to me in the cacophony was clear: “WAKE UP!”

Another blink later and the birds were out of sight. The dogs were on to their next bush, and I found myself silently arguing, Why? Why bother waking up?

I had experienced a challenging week on the home front. And for some reason, continuing our dog walk, I thought of my residents in the skilled nursing facilities where I work. Lately, the television news seemed to kindle a vicarious trauma.

Isn’t there a benefit from blocking out the turmoil in our society and in our own homes? I must admit that shutting down has been one of my own favorite coping mechanisms. Growing up, we called it “tuning out.” Can you relate?

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CalmUp® mmm… December 17, 2012

Embody the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™…

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia!

What would your day/week/life be like if you focused on your enthusiasm rather than on crossing stuff off of your to-do list?


Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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Answers From A Social Network

I asked my “How can I…” question for the day:

How can I accept the present moment when I hate it?

I was feeling aggravated, and I was ready to feel better. I figured out that when the question is asked, the answer comes. Sometimes we don’t listen to the answer or sometimes the answer comes from Facebook!

Shortly after completing my CalmUp® Journey, I went on Facebook to take a look and perhaps write a post. I’m certain that it was no coincidence that I ended up on the Shamanic Oneness site shared by my friend, Ula.

It was there that I found Justin Pinkley’s quote: I choose to simply acknowledge any negative, not giving it any further energy; to deny any negativity would be to deny reality.

That was just the message I needed! I ascertained that I don’t have to like the moment in order to remain open and accepting.

After finding my own personal meaning in the quote, I shared my thoughts through my post:

Even the dark moments are part of creation. We can accept them. We can breathe through them. We just don’t need to wallow in them.

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CalmUp® mmm… December 10, 2012

Embody the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™…

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia!

Listen to your body—it knows if you need to rest or jump, climb, move. Are you needing to do less or do more?

Do you need to rest or to row?


Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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