Monthly Archives: September 2013

CalmUp® mmm… September 30, 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.

 

 

 

 

Are there things you don’t want to do today? Sometimes our meaning for doing things becomes unclear, and we can’t see beyond our day.

CalmUp® photo of peering through leavesWhen we allow for any associated feelings (e.g., blah, uncaring, unmotivated, etc.), we can then explore possible, more joyful choices for our day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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CalmUp® mmm… September 23, 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.

 

 

 

 

As you go with the flow, others naturally follow…

CalmUp® photo of two ducks

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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What’s So Magnificent About You?

I recently read Anita Moorjani’s book, Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing. It’s a remarkable story that both confirmed and challenged many of my long-held beliefs. One of my beliefs that she confirmed is the importance of detaching from preconceived outcomes. A belief that is challenging for me is the importance of remembering my own magnificence.

Although I consider myself a pretty terrific person (as I hope most of you do about yourselves), the idea of being magnificent feels far-fetched and out of reach. Nevertheless, I’m open to going there, and I’d love it if you’d join me.

CalmUp® photo of magnificent dogNewborn puppies, kitties, and ponies are pretty magnificent, right? And wouldn’t you agree that babies are magnificent? Logic suggests that the magnificence of children doesn’t just disappear at the end of childhood. What about couples who continue to see the magnificence of their lovers long after the honeymoon phase?

Ms. Moorjani ascertains that if we each open to our own magnificent nature, “It follows that the problems we see in the world aren’t from the judgment or hatred we have for others but for ourselves.” This idea makes logical sense. If this challenges you, then opening to your own magnificence is going to take some conscious effort.

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CalmUp® mmm… September 16, 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.

 

 

 

 

Are you ready to go with the flow?

CalmUp® photo of a duck

 

 

 

 

 

If you’d like to receive a weekly link of a short Monday Morning Moment™ in your Inbox, contact me with the following comment: Give me a moment!

Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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CalmUp® mmm… September 9, 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.

 

 

 

 

fear, hopelessness, regret

GO WITH THE FLOW

BE THE FLOW

FLOW

fearlessness, hopefulness, love

CalmUp® photo of weeping willow

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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18 Ways to Move from Cynicism to Enthusiasm

CalmUp® photo of Nicky looking cynical

  1. Understand that not everyone perceives the world the way that you do and life would be boring if people all had similar thoughts.
  2. When you’re being cynical, are you also being judgmental?
  3. When you find yourself feeling cynical, make sure that you’re not admonishing yourself at the same time.
  4. When you’re feeling cynical, are you being controlling and wanting others to behave differently?
  5. Open to the humor that can often be found in a cynical statement.
  6. Cynicism isn’t about “bad,” and enthusiasm isn’t about “good.”
  7. Admit that sometimes it feels good to be cynical, almost like an ego boost, as if others are wrong, while you are right.
  8. When it comes to moving towards enthusiasm, take small steps. For example, get in touch with the good feelings with which you are already familiar, such as stepping into a warm bath.
  9. Meditate and focus on your breathing. Observe how thoughts of cynicism and enthusiasm come and go.
  10. Notice your attitude when you first open your eyes each morning. Where are you in the range from cynicism to enthusiasm? Are you able to move from ugh to ahh?
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CalmUp® mmm… September 2, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

May you count your blessings

and

Bless your moments

CalmUp® photo of yellow and red flowers

 

 

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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