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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 279 :: lovemore fearless trust

8 Oct


{trust}  

I was thinking about trust today… and how much it relates to being fearless. To trust wholly and completely leaves no room for fear. It brought me back to my year of Lovemore Fearless, where we swam with sharks and rafted the Grand Canyon. Trust is closely related to being fearless, and there are no compromises in a fearless life.  

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

{trust}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 272 :: happy

1 Oct

{trust}  

I laughed a lot today. At a doctor’s appointment no less. I had my annual exam and pap smear, which I find to be the funniest word ever. Smear. Like it’s some sort of topping for toast. It isn’t, by the way, in case you have never had one.  

Right before the pap smear ensued I was asked to dress down and don the fabled paper gown. So I did, except for my bra, because you know, the girls are fake so it doesn’t matter anymore. I guess I forgot to tell my new doctor this because when she started my annual exam she opened up my gown and frowned at me. “Why are you wearing your bra?” 

I looked at her and laughed. “Oh, I forgot to tell you, these are fake.” 

She laughed. I laughed even harder.
Then she said, “You’re right, don’t need to examine those.” 

As we laughed even harder I realized that I forgot to tell her something else. Two night ago I did a body scrub made with Turmeric which turned the bathtub and my toes and fingers temporarily yellow. As I explained this to my new doctor I warned her that I may have other skin parts that were yellow from it too, so not to be alarmed. 

She laughed again.  
I laughed all the way through the procedure. 
She called me “Tumeric Toes.”
And then we laughed some more. 

I have never had more fun at a doctor’s office. Or laughed harder. Which is a welcome change in my life and truly underscores the theory that laughter is the best medicine. 

And, joy is a simple thing. A very powerful, simple thing. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

{trust}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 60 :: loving more

2 Mar
{joy}

On this Friday night, I’m just thinking about love — and how much it relates to joy. Someone asked me last week the difference between pleasure and joy? And I’m thinking about the difference between love and joy. All so very similar… on the same plane and in the same range. But so very different.

At the core of them all, I still find love. And so tonight, I’m still thinking about love — and loving more.  

Period.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{love}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 35 :: oh, gandhi

4 Feb

Kindness.

Just. This. Tonight. Enough. Said.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie
P.S. Kindness Challenge #5: Listen Deeply
If you choose to accept this challenge, please join me in

  • There is Listening. And there is Listening… and THEN there is LISTENING. 
  • How deeply can you listen this week?

{gentle?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 112 :: no fear friday

22 Apr

Day 112: Fearless.

My tummy is full. So is my heart. Tonight I enjoyed a little dinnertime conversation at what is becoming my standard Filling Station. Thanks for dinner Jaynane!! It was a fun surprise. The best of surprises are the good ones from those you love, don’t you think?

Anyhoo…. the table asked us this:

So tonight I ask you this… what would you love to do if you didn’t have any fear?
Happy Friday!
More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

P.S. Yoga coming up next…. if my tummy can handle it! I need a pose for digestion 😉

{no fear?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 280 :: fearless help

12 Oct
Today’s Bliss…..moving in.

It’s our first night in our new state of being. New place. New state.

And I couldn’t have done it without so much help. From friends and family and a few people in between. Asking for help isn’t always easy for me… It feels like towing a blurry line between being too needy and too whiny, of which I hate to be either. And yet, it feels so incredibly good to have support.

And that reminds me of this:
My friend Diane loves four letter words. It’s a game she plays. And tonight I’m reflecting on the four letters that spell H.E.L.P. Asking for help isn’t always easy, but it makes my life so much easier.

So tonight, I’m reminded that there’s a bit of love and bit of fearlessness in both giving and accepting assistance. And maybe that’s partly what bliss is made of?

So thank you – friends and family – you know who you are.

And I love you dearly.
Lovemore. Fearless.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
{fearless?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 246 :: priceless bliss

9 Sep
Tonight, this is my BLISS:

Doctor’s Appointment = 30 minutes
Time spent driving to and from doctor’s appointment = 8 hours
Slug Bugs seen on the way = 30
Receiving a clean bill of health for another year = PRICELESS!

The girls are back in town.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
 {feeling grateful?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 45 :: heart-shaped bliss

14 Feb
Happy Valentine’s Day! This is what I woke up to. It was a total surprise.  The pancakes and the strawberries are heart shaped. Thank you Justin!

Oh, la la! Talk about thoughtful bliss.

Last chance!
Did you enter to win a Lovemore Fearless Tee?
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Just send me an email with your name and mailing address. One lucky winner will WIN. To be announced tomorrow! 

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

  {happy valentine’s day!}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 261 :: extraordinary love note #3, carpe diem

19 Sep

I remember the movie Dead Poets Society, mostly for two words. Carpe. Diem.

Those two words couldn’t have come at a better time in my life. They were like a gift really. As I believe words can be when given from the heart.

I also believe words can be medicine too.  And so it was that I was given “Carpe Diem” to help me through a teenage cancer diagnosis.

Seize the day. I have carried it with me ever since.

It seemed so profound at age seventeen when everything was on the line and high school came with high drama …SAT’s, college exams, choosing the right school, making the right decision, first dates, first kiss, first boyfriend, first leap into adulthood.

Seize the day.

It became a mantra and mandate when going through treatments, losing my hair, losing my teenage dreams, grasping for some assemblance of being “normal” in a sea of doctors, needles, nurses and radiation.

Seize the day.

It’s amazing that a phrase could mean even more at age forty, post mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Living with the realization that I am one of the lucky ones.

Seize the day.

It caught me off guard today. I woke up and watched Pup limp across the room. His normal gallop turned to a slow, drawn out slide with his right leg. He’s been babying it all day, sometimes moving with ease and sometimes limping along like an old man. He is 91 in human years.

There’s nothing like watching my aging companion, the dog that sits by my side, my co-worker during the day, my cuddle buddy at night while watching TV, take on a limp. It makes me appreciate seizing the day even more than any of my own reasons.

And that makes this woman think that maybe that’s why they call a dog “man’s best friend.” I know Pup will lick his wounds and trot into another day, probably by tomorrow, or maybe even tonight if there is a treat involved.

But it makes me hear very clearly that clock that is always ticking. The one I try to ignore, the one that won’t go away.

And all I can yell back is “Carpe! Diem!”
Because this is, afterall, a love note.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {seize the day}

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 203 :: be fearless

22 Jul

I received this note today from a friend.

He wrote: “I found your candy wrapper”…

At first I thought it was some sort of spam email. Or game request from Facebook. But then I opened it and saw this:

And I had to smile. Thanks for the sweet reminder. Surgery in three days. But this is a lifetime commitment.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

{how are you fearless?}
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