JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 6 :: blissed and drugged out

6 Jan

Drugs are good. I’ve been out all day but I hope it means a recovery is coming soon. Antibiotics are trying to work their magic.

It seems like a cruel joke to me that I have practically been in bed since the New Year started and I chose Follow Your Bliss as my promise. As of right now I’m not following anything other than the doctor’s orders to rest, sleep, take drugs and drink a lot of fluids.  I hope it means I’m resting up for something amazing yet to come. 

So…. tonight I’m sharing this before I go back to sleep:
13 TED Talks To Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

More tomorrow. 


 {blissed out}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 5 :: it’s official

5 Jan

Justin woke me up so I could post my blog. I am officially on antibiotics and I am officially going back to sleep. It took all day to get seen by a doctor and finally get a prescription filled.

I could use a little more bliss right now. So I’m laying my head down on a pillow of bliss, hoping for a better day tomorrow.

More tomorrow. 


 {looking for bliss}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 4 :: the contrast

4 Jan

Short and not so sweet tonight. I’ve been in bed all day. Justin got me up for dinner. My head feels like it is falling off. I’m going back to bed. Not much blissness to report from over here.

I know that once this cold subsides I will appreciate feeling good way better than I did before. And that is the contrast. Maybe we need it to feel bliss….

More tomorrow. 


 {what is your contrast?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 3 :: the bliss list

3 Jan

We finally made it home, and this girl is off to bed with Sudafed.

Before I try to sleep off this crazy cold I did one thing that will bring this cold body absolute bliss. I added the heated mattress pad to the bed. It is officially the first item of the year to make The Bliss List.  There will be more but let us begin with this:

Sweet dreams.

More tomorrow.


 {what is on your bliss list?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 2 :: always believe

2 Jan

In a total Bliss Move I received an early birthday gift from two of my favorite girls. And it couldn’t have arrived at a better time as I have officially lost my voice (sniff, cough, gag, Sudafed). 

The sign reads:
“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”

I think it’s the perfect way to start the New Year and this new promise to Follow Your Bliss. (And to get rid of this cold!).

What do you believe will happen next for you?

More tomorrow. 


 {what will happen next?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 1 :: follow your bliss

1 Jan

The New Year is here. And, while I am officially on Sudafed (which, by they way, you have to show your ID to purchase from a pharmacist!) I am excited and gearing up for 2015. While I can barely talk, having almost lost my voice to this now epidemic cold bug, I still have words.

And words are precious. Medicine really. They can heal or hurt. They can bind and bolster. Words are power. And words are what I use to make a promise at the beginning of each year.

Not a resolution. Because promises are more powerful. Especially those that you show up for every single day. And so, with that, let’s go!

This year I am making my new promise, to quote Joseph Campbell, to “Follow Your Bliss”…

“Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”
― Joseph Campbell

So there it is! BLISS. I like the sound of it. It’s beautiful, and mysterious and almost magical.

I’m really not sure exactly what bliss is, but I’m willing to go on a fantastic journey to find out. Care to join me?

Follow your bliss.
Let’s get some Bliss On!

More tomorrow. 


 {will you follow your bliss?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 365 :: dear 2014, it’s a peak performance wrap!

31 Dec

Oh boy, 2014, have you been a doozie! For a year of making a peak performance promise you certainly had a few surprises up your sleeve for me.

Let’s start with Perspective.
It’s fascinating isn’t it? How everything makes sense when you look back, reflect and take in where you have been. This post officially marks four years of posting, four years of blogging every single day.

One Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty One Blog Posts.
(In my head I’m singing that to the RENT song, five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes).

So here’s the year in review… in photos!

2014 started with joining a Gym!

And then celebrating my Thyroidless friends!

Then turning 40! (BEST. SURPRISE. PARTY. EVER!)

And then, Pup turned 13. Thirteen!

And then a new commitment to FOCUSING on BEAUTY, as I learned to enjoy simple beauty and pause right now (ESBPRN) to literally smell the roses:

And then, another surprise…. and another surprise surgery.

And then, a beach recovery with my own personal nurse and a lot of love:

And then a summer preparing for implants:

And then, a new commitment to Peak Performance… this time with Pilates:

And then, some amazing life-long friends reunited:

And then, some amazing work with some amazing women:

And then, an amazing get-on-with-your-life gift from Kim:

Where I practically coughed on Miss O:

After which, Justin and I saw another Peak Performance by Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell:

Followed by a Peak Performance by Mother Nature: (simple beauty!)

And then a peak performance from the garden which Justin turned into his signature salsa recipe:

And then, a personal peak performance — I FINALLY painted my table:  (Brady approved)

And then, in one of the most important moments of the year, I said hello again to my Great Aunt B and my large extended family, as we all said goodbye to my dear Aunt Denita.

And other family members too… like this one, Mr. Gibbs:

All in all, after a year of pursuing Peak Performance I am convinced of one thing and one thing only: to reach peak performance we need each other. 

We will get through this and anything else life throws our way together.

It’s not just a note on top of my coffee cup. It’s the truth. We need each other. And I could not have made it this far without family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, coaches, medicine women, personal nurses, amazing doctors, patient pilates trainers, sisters, aunts, brothers, some amazingly loving dogs and YOU.

Let’s face it. Peak performance takes a village. 

So this marks the moment in time where we all ask the question:  What’s Next?  

And that’s what I find so amazing about The New Year. It’s like a master reset button. Sort of like a new school year, when I amassed a brand new wardrobe and reimagined who I would be, what classes I would take, what friends I would make… it’s kind of the unofficial adult do-over.

But there are some things that I do not want to do over. For instance: no more surgeries. But, I have to say, in the most ironic twists of fate ….my surgical incisions left me with two distinct scars. I now have two “swooshes” on my breasts, up and around my nipples. Seriously. It looks like NIKE branding right across my chest. How Peak Performance is that??

But alas…. let’s leave that in the past.
It’s time to DO SOMETHING!

On to 2015!  I will share my official, NEW promise for 2015 tomorrow.
Can’t wait! See you on the other side. Until then, enjoy simple beauty pause right now.


More tomorrow. 


 {what will you do in 2015?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 364 :: ringing in a new year (and ear)

30 Dec

As we prepare to ring in the New Year my head is ringing.

Head Cold = 1.
Jamie = 0.

‘Tis the season to share colds and flu bugs with those you love most. And now, this girl is going back to bed. Tomorrow, I share a recap of 2014 and a new promise for 2015.

‘Tis the season.
What are you cooking up for 2015?

More tomorrow. 



JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 363 :: short and sweet tonight

29 Dec

There’s a sore throat brewing inside of me so tonight is super short and sweet. Here’s to Zicam dreams. Hoping for some medicinal peak performance overnight.

More tomorrow. 


 {what are you looking forward to?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 362 :: three days left

28 Dec

There’s only three days left in 2014. It’s hard to believe. Really? Three days? In some ways it’s gone by SO fast. In others, it’s crawling by moment by moment, scene by scene, minute by minute.

And that brings us to the door of 2015. It’s almost here. It has almost arrived. And yet, there’s still time to prepare to welcome the next year of our lives.

What will you do with the next year of your life? 

More tomorrow. 


 {what memories do you want to make in 2015?}

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