Self-Help: A.K.A. KvetchUp Anyone?

To whom do you complain?

From whom do you seek help?

A close friend or loved one can be a wonderful listening ear; a partner or neighbor can be a great helper.

Did you know that taking a CalmUp® Journey is another option?

Case in point:

I wanted to complete my interview of Regular Folks With a Noteworthy Story before 5:00 PM. Yet, I didn’t see how I could make it happen when I had a full schedule of patients to see at the nursing facility, followed by a hair appointment (no woman wants to reschedule), and I also needed to get to the bank.

CalmUp® Journey question:

How can I get out of the way and let providence in?


Within 20 minutes, my rating of peace and joy on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) shifted from a “4” to a “10”—yes a 10. I let go of the outcome of whether or not I’d be able to do the interview and headed to the day job. When it was time to meet with my last patient of the day, I discovered that a family member had taken her out of the facility for her birthday. Providence. I headed home and completed the CalmUp® interview over the phone prior to my hair appointment. Afterward, I stopped off to pick up a small present for my patient, headed to the bank, and returned to work. I found my patient with a big smile, because she was hoping to see me on her birthday. I also had a big smile.


  1. What have you been kvetching about?
  2. How would you turn your concern into a “How can I…” question?
  3. Share your outcome with us. We’d love to hear from you!