Monthly Archives: August 2013

CalmUp® mmm… August 26, 2013

This is the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™.  May our weekly inspiration give rise to inner peace and self-fulfillment.CalmUp® photo of bright orange flower

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

 

 

 

 

 

Today doesn’t have to be all about doing. Can you put your attention on being?

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Being who you are.

Being in the moment.

Being aware.

 

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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CalmUp® mmm… August 19, 2013

CalmUp® photo of bright orange flowerThis is the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™.  May our weekly inspiration give rise to inner peace and self-fulfillment.

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

 

 

 

 

 

CalmUp® photo of tall white flowers from BreckenridgeIf you could recreate your day to be exactly the way you’d want it to be, what would you be doing differently today?

 

 

 

 

CalmUp® photo of tall blue flowers from BreckenridgeYou can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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Degrees of Darkness

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I tweeted my CalmUp® “How can I…” question of the day:

How can I hang on to this feeling?

It was Friday, and I woke up feeling great—enthusiastic, peaceful, and joyful. Those feelings were short-lived.

ANNOYED. A week ago Friday, I went to the Social Security Office to address a concern about possible identity theft. Seeing a full house, I asked the guard about how long I could expect to wait. After the anticipated wait time of 30–45 minutes, I chose to leave. I had already rescheduled one appointment, and I didn’t want to miss another.

FRUSTRATED. I left the building with a phone number to call the Social Security Office and schedule my next appointment so that I wouldn’t have to wait in line again. I placed the call the following Friday. Due to their long wait time, I requested a call back. When I received the call, I responded according to their computerized prompts, and the system hung up on me. Great.

ANGRY. After three phone calls, I finally got to speak with a live person and was told that I wouldn’t be able to schedule an appointment, since my issue didn’t fit one of their primary topics. I could, however, return to the Social Security Office and wait in line. Are you kidding me?

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CalmUp® mmm… August 12, 2013

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

Embody the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™…

 

 

 

 

Do you remember the lost art of doing nothing? I don’t mean taking a nap, watching television, or even listening to music—I mean sitting and doing absolutely nothing.

CalmUp® photo of bird on the line

Encountering Monday mornings may be easier when you’ve spent at least a small part of your weekend doing nothing. If you haven’t done nothing in awhile, consider taking even a few minutes of your Monday and do nothing.

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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Build Your Dream

I live in a comfortable neighborhood surrounded by tree houses. My husband and son built the first tree house on the block, a German-style cottage, high above our front yard. Two neighbors followed suit—one included real glass windows, the second, a loft.

Recently, down the block, a family moved into a house that sat empty for more than 18 months. We were glad to notice the trimming of shrubs and clearing of overgrown weeds. Then, the hammering throughout the July 4th holiday signaled our neighbors’ plan to join the tree house alliance.

While walking my dogs, I complimented our new neighbor on what I assumed was the completed three-tiered project. “Oh no,” he exclaimed. “The tiers are just the landings to the tree house that has yet to be built!”

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What dream are you building?

•    How would you describe your dream succinctly a la elevator pitch?
•    What are the necessary steps to develop your dream to fruition?
•    What would it mean to you to have your dream fulfilled or potentially unfulfilled?

If you happen to read my most recent blog, What Would You Be Willing to Sacrifice? you’ll find that I almost gave up one important dream for another.

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CalmUp® mmm… August 5, 2013

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

Embody the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™…

 

 

 

 

When we have a vision for our day, we make our daily choices based upon that vision.

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What’s your vision for today?

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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