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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 98 :: friday finales

8 Apr

Day 98: Crickey!

It’s the end of the week and I’ve officially finished two finales:
1. Downton Abbey (sob)
2. 11.22.63

It’s hard for me to say goodbye to endings. Especially the end of a great book with memorable characters who feel like people I have actually met in real life.

It’s a little easier when it’s a show on TV. Although, I have to say these two were doozies!

But here’s an ending that I do look forward to: FRIDAY!
And, with the week and my yoga done for the night… here comes the weekend.

More tomorrow.


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2014 BLOG – DAY 48 :: peak performance: multi-tasking

17 Feb

I had an aha moment at the gym tonight. It was a multitasking moment of glory.

I realized I could watch the latest episode of Downton Abbey on my iphone while I was on the treadmill.

Brilliant use of time management!
And I don’t know why it took me this long to figure that out.  But I know it keeps me on the treadmill longer and that has to lead to peak performance.


More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}

{what do you watch when you workout?}

2014 BLOG – DAY 7 :: peak performance: lift

7 Jan

Ice Cream and Downton Abbey. 

I’m pretty sure this isn’t a recipe for Peak Performance, but here I sit with a bowl of ice cream and screen full of Downton Abbey reruns.

Every girl needs a day to cheat, right?

Speaking of cheating, I discovered a new site tonight, one that helps with your diet goals — whatever they may be. It’s aptly called:  Lift Quantified Diet.

You choose the diet of you dreams, be it Paleo or Vegetarian, or something else in the choices of 10 diets …and then report your results, get daily support, and hopeful lose those pounds.

It’s billed as the largest randomized trial of popular diet. (They are designing the study with advice from researchers at UC Berkeley and Stanford.)

It’s intriguing for sure.  But all that aside, it has me thinking about the word LIFT.

Raise to a higher position or level. Elevate. Hoist. Heave! 
Yes, that seems to fit my promise of peak performance.

Who knows what I will find out this year as the promise unfolds.
Right now I am enjoying a bowl of ice cream and the decadence of Downton Abbey.

Heave ho!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}

{what lifts you?}

GIFT DAY 029: 29 days in a row

29 Jan

Today marks my 29th Day of Gifts! 

Which is the title of the book that inspired my promise this year.

29 gifts, jamie eslinger, the promise 365

It’s also the underlying, daily activity of my 365 commitment to “abundance.”

So far, I’ve given away things like:

  • iTunes songs 
  • Books 
  • Prayers
  • Thoughtful emails 
  • Beer
  • Heart-shaped rocks 
  • Thank you letters
  • Coffee
  • Journals
  • A baby gift

And thus far, a few important and amazing things have already happened in my life, including…

The birth of the BABY of said “baby gift.”

Her name is Sasha and she was welcomed into this world last week (the day before my birthday – yay!).

For me, it’s a good reminder about WHY I am giving away a gift a day.

Sure, it’s about my exploration of abundance.

But it is also about my commitment to life — and the ones I love.

After-all, giving a gift is really just reaching out and touching someone your know, just met, ran into, laughed with, longed for or loved.

It’s an exchange of energy. A nod to the living and all those little moments that tie us together for eternity.

I’m finding that it’s much like opening a door. Once it is opened we walk through it not always knowing what is on the other side.

And, that leads to mistakes.
Like this weekend.

After my friend Jenn bought me ice cream for my birthday I had the BRILLIANT idea to pay it forward.

So before I left Nona’s ice cream shop in Hingham I boldly (AND LOUDLY) announced to the man behind me in line that I was “GOING TO PAY FOR HIS ICE CREAM!”

How nice! How lovely! How sweet…. oohs and ahs all around.

Then I pulled out my credit card and the cute little thing behind the register frowned and replied, “We only take cash.”

“CASH?” I thought. “I haven’t carried that in my wallet since 1998.”

Plan thwarted. Embarrassment ensued. Gift halted.
I left sad and gift-less.

Later that night, I meditated on what to send for my daily gift as the clock was ticking down to midnight — and then it dawned on me. Literally. I sent my sister DAWN a copy of The Downton Abbey Chronicles via Amazon. I knew she would love it.

When I awoke I had a surprise little note back from her with a book she lent to me — To Marry an English Lord.

It’s an exchange, this gift giving thing. And it’s lovely.

Almost as lovely as a new, bouncing, baby girl.

Welcome dear, little Sasha.
You are loved.
And YOU my dear, are an amazing gift.

Here’s to a year of abundance.

More tomorrow.

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