JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 201 :: promises

26 Jul

Day 201: Promises. 

It’s the end of the night.
And now I yoga. Because….

How is your promise going today?
(you. can. do. it.)

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{promises}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 200 :: my calming place

25 Jul

Day 200: Water.

Happy Monday. Sometimes just remembering the place that makes me calm, makes me calm. Like this….

Ah…..

What makes you calm?
Where is your calming place?

Yoga done.
Bed is calling.
What’s calling you?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{calm}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 199 :: what will happen next?

24 Jul

Day 199: Halfway.

We are halfway through the year. Just over the hump. Slightly on the downhill side. I’m starting to connect the dots of where this promise is taking me. How about you?

What have you noticed so far?
What is happening in your world?
What is unfolding in new ways for you?
Any surprises?
Anything new?
Anything old?

From here on out through the rest of year I begin to form my next promise. October is when it usually comes together, during the harvest, the time when everything starts to make sense.

We are not there yet, but I am starting to see a few pops of color. Starting to see the outline of what’s to come. What I am learning? What is going to unfold next?

Much like tonight’s sunset.


It’s beautiful and yet still mysterious. The colors are just popping, keeping my attention while I watch to see what will happen next.

Doing yoga every damn day has been a trip so far. One that has taken a different turn than I expected. I am not thinner (darn). I am slightly stronger (good). I am not calmer (bummer). But I am more deeply aware (interesting).

The year will move us all forward, with a few surprises I’m sure.
And just like the sunset I’m wondering…
What will happen next?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{sunset}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 198 :: promises

23 Jul

Day 198: Joy. Joy.

There are so many things I love about this photo. The girls are not just adorable, funny, smart, fun and full of life. They are beautiful too. They are the two biggest reasons we moved to the PNW and they make my heart so very full.


I also love this photo because it took place outside on a summer night right after we had all braided each other’s hair. I braided their hair and one of these little scrumptious ones braided mine. It’s a circle really, one I don’t take lightly. Passing down the art of the braid.


I think of the generations of women who have braided each other’s hair over time and time and time again. I think of my mom and my aunties who braided mine. And I think of the braids these girls will continue to weave long into the future ahead. It’s a circle of women, the art of the braid. And I’m so glad I’m here to be a part of even just one strand.

It’s a lot like this promise of mine. While every day is different, every moment counts. Whether you are looking for better health or a better situation, it all comes down to a promise.

So now, I yoga. To keep this promise of mine.
Are you keeping yours?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{promise}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 197 :: ice cream for dinner

22 Jul

Day 197: Full.

Last night my little niece asked why grown-ups get to watch TV at night after everyone goes to sleep (meaning her). It’s a fair question. I remember having the same thoughts as a child. Including, Why do I have to sit at the kids table?  and more…

So tonight I relished in one thing that a Big Kid gets to do. A privilege only afforded to those who have entered the full-on experience of Adulting.

Eating Ice Cream for dinner.

And then I ordered a hamburger too.
And still had the ice cream…
It’s what Big Kids do!

I write that as I watch TV after everyone else has gone to sleep. Because, sometimes, in this overwhelming world of adutlhood, it feels good to act like a kid again.

Next, I yoga. A privilege that comes from keeping my promise.
How is your promise going?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{privilege}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 196 :: just dance

21 Jul

Day 196: Summer.

Tonight, I danced. And it’s a good reminder for me. To dance with life.

We went to a summer festival outdoor concert. The night was hot, the music by Rabbit Wilde was great and the dancing was on. (So was the sweat.)

Kids. Elderly. Parents. Teens. Grandmas. Babies. Me. All dancing.

As we left, I asked Jill if dancing counted as my yoga tonight, and she said “sure!” because dance is the highest form of yoga. Or that was how yoga started. Or something that tied yoga and dance together.

Anyhoo… my point is… sometimes you do what you can do and that is a good thing to do. And tonight…. I danced. Me! I don’t normally dance without copious amounts of alcohol going through my veins. But tonight, all I had was Thai food and two little girls who wanted to dance.

And it’s a good reminder to me…. to dance.
To dance with life.

Just dance.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{dancing?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 195 :: home sweet home

20 Jul

Day 195: Getting Real.

I am home. Home sweet home.

Back in the swing of things. And back to my home practice of yoga. Which is different than my travel yoga practice… and a bit more deliberate. Still, I carry on.

Back in the saddle again!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{welcome home)
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 194 :: airport yoga

19 Jul

Day 194: Adventures.

Headed home on a jet plane… headed back to this funny face:

As I sit in the airport I realize I am getting good at airport yoga…. stretching while sitting, bending while standing still, breathing while waiting in line.

There should be a whole new category of moves for airport yoga like….
The Downward Dodge – moving out of the way of the 2-year-old behind me in line who was on a leash (yes, a child leash) and kept running in and out of the legs of the people all around him (not related to him).

There is a yoga room at this airport but not in my terminal… so alas I have yet to really do yoga at an airport. Maybe next trip.

Until then… I’m downward dodging all the way home!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{adventures)
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 193 :: carnivale

18 Jul

Day 193: Party.

Just a little reminder tonight… life is a party.

And we are all invited to the “Carnivale.”
And now I do yoga… fast, easy and soon… bedtime.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{enjoying the party?)
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 192 :: a little bit of chicago

18 Jul

Day 192: Discover.

Just a photo tonight…

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie
{hello chicago)
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