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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 207 :: 4-letter word friday

18 Aug

Kind.

I’m reflecting on kindness this week… so on this 4-letter word Friday I’m going with easy!
I like easy. Life should be easy. Fridays should be easy. Weekends should be easy.

So this one is all about KIND, being KIND, and easy!
Here’s a little cheers to Friday.


Cheers. Clink! Clink!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{weekend}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 267 :: gentleness

29 Sep

Day 267: So easy. 

It’s so ironic. This promise of mine. I never know what I am signing up for and then somewhere in the middle of the year something starts to happen. I realize that what  thought I was doing is not what I end up doing, or what ends up happening. 

And so far this year, we are right on track.

My yoga promise continues. And somewhere in the middle of this I have started to evolve into something I didn’t expect. Something so very gentle. And easy.

I thought my yoga adventure would take me to the edge of my physical capacities. It has, instead, taken me to the edge of my heart. Right into the soft spot of kindness that resides in there, gentle, graceful and all loving.

The ironic part of this is that I have found a gentle lovingness for something so very important, and it’s been right under my nose all along. My body.

I am realizing how so very strong She is. So very resilient. So incredibly consistent. And so beautiful in her grace. She has been through so much. And I have pushed her so very hard. Even when She didn’t want to be pushed and pulled. Through so many laps around a gym, a track, under basketball hoops and over sand. She has been pulled through hospitals and emergency rooms and surgical centers.

Each and every time, She has come out stronger and for the better.

Not ironically, it has been She that has been there for me, throughout my entire life. And now, I am realizing that I need to be here for her.

I took a bath last week, and while covered in soapy suds and hot water, I saw Her for the first time. I mean, I really saw Her. And what I noticed was how incredibly beautiful she has always been. In her strength, her stamina and her ability to rebound through decades and decades of pushing and pulling and pulverizing at my will.

And now, it seems, in this year of my attempt to do yoga every damn day, She has risen, spoken, appeared to remind me of her incredible grace. She is calling me to be a kinder, gentler version of myself. Even though it has taken me a long time to listen, I am all ears, waiting to hear what else she has to say.

Promise. 

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{kind-full-ness}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 133 :: cra-cra-crazy

14 May

Day 133: Namaste.

Tonight’s post is easy. Crazy easy. Ridiculously easy. It’s just a photo spotted while shopping with some of my favorite girls.

How ridiculously crazy easy is that? Sometimes when inspiration strikes you literally walk right into it. Crazy.

Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{namaste?}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 73 :: stronger

14 Mar

Day 73: Uppers.

Upper body strength has never been my strong suit. Or, really, never been very strong for me at all. No one has ever walked by me and said, “wow, look at those guns” and by “guns” I, of course, mean biceps.

Even during the height of my basketball athletic body days I couldn’t really do chin-ups like the rest of them. Mine were more like hairline-ups. Maybe eye-ups on a good day.

So tonight, we broke it down to the basics. Upper body strength. Or, a fake ChaturangaIt was a bit more like chin downs than chin ups but I was still as weak (I used a block and didn’t quite make it all the way down to the floor).

At the end of the sequence the instructor on the video said, “if you do this every day…” and I thought… YES. If I do this every day. Good thing I am doing this every day.

And that has me thinking… what IF I did it every day? What would happen to my upper body strength?

You see, it’s so much easier to work on the things you are already strong with, where your strengths lie, where your biceps bulge. So much harder to get your chin up. But, I suppose that might be how you strengthen your strength.

By doing the things that aren’t easy but you know will make you stronger.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{easy?}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 279 :: kiss chicago hello

8 Oct

Since I had a little too much red eye for these blue eyes…I’m making this short and sweet in the Windy City. (Despite the ten gallons of coffee I have had to stay awake today.)

It was the most simple, easiest way for me to wake up and stay alert.


Which reminds me of something.
K.I.S.S.

Keeping it simple has become my mantra and new way of thinking for peak performance (enjoy simple beauty pause right now). And in a few weeks I’m excited to announce that I will share with you a live interview with someone very special to me — the woman who taught me to think simple (and profound)  thoughts.

More on that soon… in the meantime, here’s what she always says: 

Keep. It. Simple. Sweetie.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {how can you k.i.s.s.}
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