DAY 3: the inspiration

3 Jan

I have to credit Debbie Phillips, founder of Women On Fire for giving me the “spark” of inspiration behind The Promise 365.

Debbie took me to Lake Austin Spa Resort (check it out if you haven’t already, it is amazing!) for a week working on Women On Fire marketing projects (yes, we were really working at the spa, promise).

Here’s the video we took on the grounds of Lake Austin where I found my inspiration and explain my big decision.

So, I know it sounds simple.

And, I know it may also sound a little silly.

But, this is what I would love you to think about: what if you dedicated one entire year to really understanding what you put in and on your body? What would you do? What promise would you make to yourself?

What am I learning? For one thing, I choose chocolate when I really want comfort. I buy dresses when I want to feel beautiful and I purchase shoes when I need to express my creativity.

What I know is true: while shoes are a passion, dresses make me feel pretty and chocolate is pure joy, they do not compare to an hour of power yoga or one minute of meditation.

4 Responses to “DAY 3: the inspiration”

  1. Sheryl K. January 3, 2011 at 4:52 PM #

    Wow…this is cool. So for me, books are very complicated. They can be frivolous and they can be a sign that there is something else I want/need/am missing. But they can also be a completely healthy purchase. How to know…??

    • Jamie January 6, 2011 at 4:23 PM #

      Hello Sheryl K, goddess of the must read book list! Maybe your promise could be to give away old books you already read?
      Hope this year gives you lots of wonderfulness and goodies!


  1. Invest In What Matters Most | She's Next - May 24, 2011

    […] Before I left the spa, I promised myself that I would not purchase anything for one year that did not support one of the following categories: either my Heart, Head, Body or Soul. (click to see video here) […]

  2. Video: I think you’ll like this SPA-RK! — Women On Fire - October 17, 2011

    […] you remember our trip last year to Lake Austin Spa, it was there that Jamie made the decision to stop purchasing clothes or shoes for a year – and instead invest in her potential – in her head, heart, body and […]

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