Open yourself up to new ideas!

Hello! I am Lynn Lok-Payne and I have always been curious about life and was born with a passion for educating myself and researching inspiring thoughts and ideas in order to become a better person.

Enlighten Up Now! is an inspirational self-help blog that reminds us that we are connected to everything. We are so busy in our lives that we have forgotten how to be loving, present and grateful.

Using music as inspiration, this blog offers readers practical steps to help them find their way back to their true selves. It is written for seekers who are searching for their own spirituality and life’s answers.

Latest Posts from the Opening Up! Blog

Book Review: Year of Yes – Part II – Say Yes to Saying No

You can say no. No is not a bad word and is a complete sentence. Just say no and stop. An explanation is not necessary. An obligation may be felt to give the why behind the no. If we want to say no, frankly, it is no one’s business as to the why. Shonda has […]

Book Review – Year Of Yes by Shonda Rhimes – Part I

If you have not read Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes, I would highly suggest it. One Thanksgiving morning as she was chopping onions, her sister said to her, “You never say yes to anything.” Below are some of my favorite parts of her book. Say Yes: Shonda expresses “I no longer want to answer […]

Today is Fredagshygge! – The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking – Part II

Spending time with friends and family are very important to feeling hygge. The Danish even have a name for family Friday –  Fredagshygge! Meik’s book he says “Hygge you have on Fridays is Fredagshygge and usually means the family curling up on the couch together watching TV.” Or you can play a game. Fredagshygge is […]

Book Review – The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking – Part I

One of my latest reads, The Little Book of Hygge – Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking, I feel can be an inspirational book for those who do not give themselves self-care or are feeling a bit down. Hygge (pronounced hooga) is a Danish word for a feeling of coziness, home, and relaxation. […]

Moving Water is Good for Your Health

Ever wonder why you feel better around moving water? When you walk on the beach, by a waterfall or river, or after it rains, there are tens of thousands of negative ions in the air. Ions are molecules that have a positive or negative charge and the human body is made up of both types […]

Time To Move On

This summer I have been listening to one of my favorite Tom Petty albums, Wildflowers. The third song on the album Time To Move On has really spoken to me. Maybe it is because my life this summer is all about moving on, moving forward. The last few months have been filled with many changes […]