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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 35 trust is pausing

4 Feb



{trust}  

I caught myself listening to others today and something about it reminds me of trust. It takes a lot of trust to fully listen and see and accept someone else right where they are, without any judgement.

It’s an act of trust, really. Pausing to listen without inserting yourself, your beliefs, your hangups on someone else’s reality. It’s not always easy either. But it makes me wonder how much better our lives would be if we could pause, listen and trust more.  

Hum……..
More tomorrow. 

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 33 :: trust is embracing the new

2 Feb



{trust}  

To prepare for the Super Bowl we ordered a special New England Patriots cookie cutter. Actually, we ordered two. Neither one arrived in time. So tonight we had to be creative…. and I think it turned out great.

Trusting your creative muscle is important when things don’t go the way you want them to. 

Here’s to a super game and some super cookies!

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 17 inside trust

17 Jan


{trust}  

Trust is a quiet thing, isn’t it? It lives inside. It is invisible, actually one of the most invisible forces. It’s quite calm too… almost too calm.

I’m getting used to the calmness, I think. Actually, I’m just trying to trust the process. 

Because trust is an inside job.

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 16 :: happy

16 Jan



{trust}  

Today I am trusting happiness.

As I was driving home tonight I felt the lightness and lift that comes with happiness. The world flew by me in slow motion, each street light, turn, house and landmark along the way. Then that familiar hill in the final stretch home with a glimpse of the Boston skyline. 

Most of the time I feel happy, so it wasn’t a surprise to recognize this emotion. But it was so wonderful to see it all play out in slow motion as if I was recording each and every turn.

It has me thinking that trust is also about recognition. Really seeing all that is before us. Trusting the view. 

Thank you, Trust.

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 12 internal navigation

12 Jan

{trust}  

In my life, it seems, I am always filling my thyroid prescription. It is an every 30 day sort of activity. The hardest part of this process is that the medicine is rarely fully in stock, which means I have to schlep to the pharmacy mutliple times a month.

Today was one of those days. After calling multiple pharmacies, I finally found my medication. It was a new Walgreens I have never been to before but they had a partial of my prescription, so I took it.

On my way home I punched “home” into our car navigation and followed the directions for each turn. Ironically it was always the opposite direction of what my gut was pushing me to do.

Turn left, my gut said.
Turn right, the car navigation chimed in.
Go straight my gut said.
Turn left the car churped.

Finally, I stopped listening and followed my internal navigation all the way home. When I finally stopped in our driveway I flipped through the maps preprogrammed feature and found that the car still has the state of Washington GPS as the “home” button. Which explains all the wrong turn signals. The car was trying to pull me to the highway with every turn, even though I knew that wasn’t the right way.

It’s a small reminder to me, to trust your gut instincts and internal navigation. Even when all the signs point the other way.

And, of course, to update your map settings. 

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 1 :: new year, new promise

1 Jan


{trust}  

It’s baaaaaaaaack!!

It’s a new year and a new day with a new promise. 2019 is the 9th year of this blogging promise and while it seems like I have already explored so many BIG issues (self-care, love, abundance, peak performance, kindness, bliss, yoga, joy….) it’s time to explore something new. 

Trust. 

As in trusting the process, trusting myself, trusting life and allowing all that is to be, well, to be. Trust is a good word. It’s a strong and serious word. 

Trust: a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

I’m sure trust will come with many lessons that I cannot even imagine as I sit here at the beginning of the year. It’s kind of scary, actually. You see, every time I make a promise something happens. Something big. Something I can’t quite see this early in the year but it’s out there waiting for me to walk the path and explore the possibilities.

For instance, when I made a promise not to shop I found the power of love. When I made a promise of “peak performance” I received a year of surgeries and ended up with the NIKE swoosh in a series of scars across my chest. Last year, when I made a promise for “joy” I found a new job, new city and new adventure on the east coast. I never know what will happen, but I will report back here every day.

So today, this is my report. 

As I walked into the NEW YEAR I did not expect to tumble into 2019. But I did. Right down the stairs. I have been lying down ever since with my right foot elevated, covered in ice. There were a few Advils mixed in there too. 

It was not what I had planned for my last day of vacation and first day of the year. I had lists of things to do and stuff to organize and prepare before going back to work. My foot had another idea, apparently. It wanted to be raised high in the sky atop a mountain of pillows for the entire day, pulsating, swollen and bruised. 

The swelling has gone down now that I am in my pajamas and ready for bed. While my foot is still sore I can’t help but think of the irony. Day One of this promise and I am laid up, on a bed, forced to rest. I can only TRUST that this is what my body needed today, a little R&R, a lot of sleep and a few movies to calm my nerves.

So, the first lesson of this Year of Trust is to look before you leap. And, if you tumble, be ready for a trust fall.


Here’s to trusting the adventure ahead and ALLOWING all that is ready to find me, to magically appear. (That, and a smooth path without any bumps or tumbles would be nice too!).Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 247 :: joy is fall

9 Sep
{football sundays}

Saying goodbye to summer is such sweet sorrow. Knowing that fall is just around the corner and the holidays soon after. Football Sundays kick of the transition between warm and cold, summer sun and fall leaves, beach days and beer cheers.

One of the things we look forward to experiencing again by moving back to New England is the seasons. Going from hot to crisp to warm again. Apple pickings, leaf peeping, snow skiing, and the beachy breeze, in that order, and then repeat.

A Fall Football Sunday is just the kickoff. A demarcation. An announcement that the seasons are changing and there is more adventure ahead. What joy.

Are you ready for some football?

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 221 :: joy is a facial

9 Aug
{mask}

Spa night! Is there anything more wonderful than an at-home spa night facial?  Maybe one in your Star Wars shirt….

Cleaning out the pores. May the force be with you.
Oh joy!!!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 203 :: follow the lobster

21 Jul
{joy ride}

The joy ride is on!

Today, my friend Amy and I went on a New England adventure. In search of a lobster roll. We didn’t find one but we did find fish for lunch and a sunny beach to sit on with many other New England families. We also found the house that Justin and I spent a winter in on top of pylons on the beach. The house looks different in the summer…. as does everything. As if nature is coated with joy.

Then, of course, to top it all off, we found shopping.
It always comes back to shopping, doesn’t it?

I think this year is teaching me to have more adventures.
And, when it comes to joy, to follow the lobster!

Happy Friday!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 200 :: joy is the small things

18 Jul
{joy}

Sometimes jot is big. And sometimes joy is small. Tonight my joy was a small glass of wine. Just a small thing, really. Joy is teaching me that sometimes it arrives in big boxes and sometimes it’s found in small glasses.

The most important thing is to recognize it every step of the way, big or small. Thank you, Joy.
Cheers!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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