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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 360 :: pretty christmas

25 Dec

Day 360: Morning.

Another Christmas is in the books. This one came with a snowy mountain sunrise scene (with coffee) and many gifts.

Amongst the shiny things and tech toys and warm and fuzzies, the best gift was being together.

After a year of yoga (almost) I have learned a few things about myself and how far I can stretch. So tonight, it is with great awareness that I say… I’m not shredding tonight! Just a few yoga stretches of the Christmas kind. And I’m okay with that because what was I thinking doing the Yoga Shred over Christmas???

And…if you wish, you can still join the Shred course here.
Namaste, Gifts. Namaste.

More tomorrow.


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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 356 :: oh bliss, finally it’s here

26 Dec

Today’s bliss…tomorrow.

The night before Star Wars and all through the house…
Not a creature was sleeping (or barking) not even a mouse. 

What’s better than Christmas morning? 

Tomorrow is Star Wars movie time, tickets in hand, matching T-shirts ready to go. Finally. It’s. Almost. Here. 

Tomorrow is the day. The only thing standing between us is sleep and counting sheep (or storm troopers). So, night, night.  

The force, and the anticipation of bliss, awaits. 

More tomorrow.

{is the force with you?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 355 :: blissful gifts

25 Dec

Today’s bliss…coffee.

At the wake of dawn. As we waited for two little girls to hand out gifts and begin the annual ceremony of paper shredding. Which is always so bitter sweet — the moment is so special and then it goes by so quickly.

Not the opening of the presents of course, but the coming together, the oohs and ahhs, the “I can’t believe you remembered!” and the squeals too.

Some of them came from full-grown adults.

All that say, in so many ways, I love you.
What bliss.

Peace. Love. Bliss.
The best gift of all.

More tomorrow.

{bliss to you}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 354 :: away in a manger

25 Dec

Today’s bliss…singing.

In church.

Merry Christmas!

More tomorrow.


JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 349 :: merry blissmas

19 Dec

Today’s bliss…wrapping paper.

Tonight I wrapped. And wrapped. And wrapped. 

I love holiday wrapping paper. I love paper, period. But holiday paper, it makes me all giddy inside. Like a child. 

And with every folded corner and piece of tape, I swear I could see the hands of my mother. Mana Sling, showing me how to crease a corner and fold over an edge to make a package look finished and beautiful and ready for the tree.

And so it is with this year of Bliss. It will be wrapping up soon over these next few weeks. Christmas around the corner. New Year soon after. But the memories will always be wrapped up inside of me with a big, pretty bow. And that is pure bliss.

Merry Blissmas. 

More tomorrow.



JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 359 :: repeat the sounding joy

25 Dec

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!

Today is a day of celebration and this morning we were giddy to gather around the tree.  Not only was it a morning of “ooohs” and “ahhs” it was also the annual gathering of family in pajamas. 

And the gifts!

The gifts were thoughtful, personal, meaningful and special in so many ways. Including a turtle. Yes, a turtle.

A turtle for an 8-year-old girl who was thrilled and over the moon to get her very own turtle, thank you Uncle Justin. (Her parents, not so thrilled. But no worries, turtles only live for like seventy years).

The best part? The peak performance part of the day? She has already trained her turtle to crawl on demand. Next, I’m sure, she will have it doing tricks like shake and high five.

I wasn’t sure a turtle was the most appropriate gift when the turtle first arrived. But now, seeing the glow in an eight-year-old’s eyes, the giggle with glee and the pure bliss in her voice, I’m convinced it was the most perfect Christmas gift ever. The one that will be remembered. The story that will be told, over and over again (maybe by her parents t00).

And that has me thinking…
Christmas brings out so many gifts. Some of the best are those that come from the heart of knowing what really matters to those who matter most.

Merry Christmas.

More tomorrow. 


 {repeat the sounding joy}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 359 :: your christmas gift

25 Dec

Happy holidays from Mount Vernon, WA.

It was a day full of gifts.
Of the best kind.

Family, food, giggles, squeals, cheers, a lot of “I love it!” and one “Holy Sh*t!” (in the best sort of way possible).

And stories. 

Lots of stories told around the dinner table into the late hours of the night. It may be one of the best moments of Christmas.  Because while holidays helps us gather together, around the table, from near and far, making new memories, it also helps us re-tell the best of times and the best of stories one more time.

It may just be the reason we gather.
To remind each other about where we come from, where we’ve been and the bond that we share.

So here’s to a very Merry Christmas.
And a fabulous 2014!

Here’s to your miracles.
May you have an abundance of love and memories.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}

{what miracles did you experience this year?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 358 :: chestnuts roasting by an open fire

24 Dec

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

And all through the house, two Pup’s were sleeping in front of the fireplace.

But it didn’t start that way.

We arrived for Christmas festivities with both pups in tow. Within the first fifteen minutes of being at “Grandma’s” house I discovered Brady ON the kitchen table.

Not just on a chair at the table.
No, Brady was standing on top of Grandma’s kitchen table (a table that was set with beautiful dishes and glasses).

I. Was. Mortified.
As soon as he saw me he hopped off the table and luckily disturbed not even a fork or a spoon.

I believe if you are a dog, there is no faster way to get on the “Naughty” list than to stand on top of the kitchen table.  It’s a good thing we love him so much…and that he’s so cute.

And I suppose that’s part of the magic of Christmas.
Loving those we call family, even more.

May you be warm, merry and bright.
Merry Christmas, from ours to yours!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}

P.S. You still have time to join us in The Card Crusade and help spread some cheer this year.You could win a FREE year’s worth of greeting cards from Green Ink Gallery!

{merry christmas!}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 353 :: christmas kisses

19 Dec

There’s nothing like a wet, slobbery kiss.

From your dog.
While you’re trying to write holiday cards.

Pup wouldn’t stop bothering me at my desk tonight, so I caught him in the action.

At first I just wanted him to stop begging. So I placed the Santa hat on his head.
He thought it was a toy. And who could blame him with that big ball of fuzzy white stuff hanging on the tippy top of the hat?

Then he thought it was an invitation to kiss me.

It reminds me that, sometimes, when we think someone is “BOTHERING” us they are really just trying to share their love. And gifts.

And really wet, slobbery kisses.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}

P.S. You still have time to join us in The Card Crusade and help spread some cheer this year.You could win a FREE year’s worth of greeting cards from Green Ink Gallery!

{have you sent holiday cards yet?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 351 :: a week till christmas eve

17 Dec

The year is winding down and the holidays are gearing up!

And today I wrote my first of three Card Crusade cards.

Since I sent so many cards this summer I have been thinking very deeply about who will be my “three” people to thank this holiday.

And, after much head throbbing I finally figured it out!

I will send cards to people who I feel have: 

  • inspired me 
  • helped me 
  • believed in me

That is my criteria. And believe me it’s HARD to whittle it down to just three, but I want to make sure my three receive super-meaningful cards and the proper thanks for all they have done for me.

The interesting thing is this:  it has bled over to my regular holiday cards. 

Just being mindful about how three people have impacted my life has made me more thoughtful to each person I send a holiday greeting.

It’s powerful, this gratitude thing. 
So today, my gift is a card. A very thoughtful, heartfelt, deeply thankful one.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}

P.S. You still have time to join us… please check out The Card Crusade and help spread some cheer this year.You could win a FREE year’s worth of greeting cards from Green Ink Gallery!

{how to you say thank you?}

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