Monthly Archives: December 2013

Is Social Networking a Spiritual Practice?

I found myself on Facebook before falling asleep then on Twitter first thing in the morning, and I was reminded of the CalmUp® vision. How was I doing in terms of inner-peace and having more energy? Was a reshuffling of priorities in order?

In addition to CalmUp®, I began a business venture with my husband. I wondered how I could possibly keep both going. Lately, even before I open my eyes each morning, there are an infinite number of options from which to choose from the life buffet: Do I pray, snuggle, let the dogs out, take a CalmUp® Journey, exercise, shower, go back to sleep, etc.?

Although social networking was never designed to be a spiritual practice, don’t assume that it isn’t. I would argue that connecting with commentary from magnificent spiritual leaders, not to mention breathtaking images and uplifting videos, has the capacity for us to open our hearts and do even more—share. Sharing is the definition used for spirituality in CalmUp®.

As a culture, our plates are overflowing. As an individual, I must live authentically. Although my passion remains the same, I’ve chosen to put CalmUp® on hold. When the time is right, perhaps someday you’ll find another Wellspring Guideposts in your inbox.

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CalmUp® mmm… December 23, 2013

This is the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™. May our weekly inspiration give rise to inner peace and self-fulfillment, so you can spread all that joy to those around you.

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

 

 

May every day be merry and bright!

Chandelier at Brown Palace Hotel

 

 

Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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75 Blessings for Your 75th Birthday

mom at 75In the same way that I shared the letter to my son last month, my mother gave permission to share her birthday letter too. I doubt that you’ll enjoy it as much as she did—my hope is that it will motivate you to express some reasons of your own.

Dear Mom,

  1. All you do comes from a place of love
  2. You continually strive to be the best possible version of yourself
  3. You do a good job setting limits
  4. You’re always there for me and others too
  5. You’re a serious survivor
  6. You’ve taught me about God for as long as I can remember
  7. You keep good books on your bookshelves
  8. You stressed the importance of education
  9. You’ve been a good role model for taking care of yourself
  10. You always showed respect to your parents
  11. You know how to choose a great partner
  12. You’re beautiful (and yes, magnificent too)
  13. You made it to 75!
  14. You never stop learning
  15. You exercise and take care of yourself
  16. You appreciate beauty
  17. You love music
  18. You love butterflies
  19. You strive for the best
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CalmUp® mmm… December 16, 2013

This is the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™. May our weekly inspiration give rise to inner peace and self-fulfillment, so you can spread all that joy to those around you.

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

 

 

“It’s free to be kind.”*

CalmUp® photo of doggies in basket

*This quote was used with permission from Ginger at the Centennial Ikea store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re not yet receiving a weekly link of a short Monday Morning Moment™ in your Inbox, contact me with the following comment: Oy, I need a moment!

 

Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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CalmUp® mmm… December 9, 2013

This is the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™. May our weekly inspiration give rise to inner peace and self-fulfillment, so you can spread all that joy to those around you.

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

 

 

Feeling like your plate is pretty full with the holidays?

CalmUp® photo of Brown Palace lobby

Imagine starting every day with a clean plate so that you can enjoy the festivities!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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CalmUp® mmm… December 2, 2013

This is the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™. May our weekly inspiration give rise to inner peace and self-fulfillment, so you can spread all that joy to those around you.

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

 

 

Surrendering your responsibilities doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do anything…

CalmUp® photo of Belmar by the water

it means that you abandon yourself to the joy in whatever you’re doing.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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