Monthly Archives: October 2013

Put Your Responsibilities on Hold

How can I put my responsibilities on hold?

One of my favorite childhood memories is when I asked my mom if I could stay home from school when I wasn’t sick—and she said, “Yes”!

These days, there’s something very enticing about letting go of the to-do list for a day. For me, I like not answering the phone, letting go of emails, and basically taking a technology day off. Your idea of putting responsibilities on hold may include watching football all day, spending a day playing golf, or going to the spa.

Let’s face it, there’s a reason the Sabbath was invented. Regardless of how you choose to replenish yourself, do take the time. The chores will still be there when you’re ready. Before you know it, you’ll be asking:

How can I face my responsibilities today?

state marching band championshipsI took this photo after spending all day and all night at the Colorado state high school marching band festival. Talk about putting responsibilities on hold!

IT’S ABOUT YOU:

  1. List 5 things you can do to replenish yourself.
  2. If it has been longer than 7 days since you’ve put your responsibilities on hold, schedule a day to do so and let us know how it goes!
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CalmUp® mmm… October 28, 2013

This 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.

 

 

What have you been holding onto and what do you need to leaf behind?

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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CalmUp® mmm… October 21, 2013

This 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.

 

 

How are you honoring what is most important to you?

CalmUp® photo of clouds in Breckenridge

 

 

 

 

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CalmUp® mmm… October 14, 2013

This 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.

 

 

 

How many majestic moments will you encounter today?

CalmUp® photo of majestic mountain

 May your day be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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Impermanence

CalmUp® photo of bird flying away

I recently walked the dogs and noticed the construction at our new neighbors’ home, turning the addition into a large garage. It wasn’t that long ago when our friends, who used to live in that house, turned the garage into an addition.

Whereas some things never seem to change, others never stay the same. Eckhart Tolle said it best: Even the Sun Will Die.

With the recent flooding in Colorado, many people lost their homes, and some people lost loved ones. At my work in long-term care, the residents are regularly faced with impermanence due to their own physical decline, as well as the loss of friends and roommates.

With the transience of life, I love taking a CalmUp® Journey, because the focus is on TODAY. The premise of the CalmUp® Journey is that you are the expert of you and your life, and you can live at the height of your power every day, despite life’s adversities.

Whether you’re constructing or reconstructing, the small amount of time spent ascending the simple worksheet will give back to you tenfold. By being fully aware, we can choose to accept impermanence as a part of life.

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CalmUp® mmm… October 7, 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.

 

 

 

 

I allow for all of my negative patterns of thoughts and feelings and then open to

beauty and truth.

CalmUp® photo of kitty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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