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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 228 :: create trust

16 Aug

{trust}  

It’s Friiiiiiiiday! Happy Weekend and here’s to rest, relaxation, and a moment to catch up on all that has gone before and all that will come after.

Trust thoughts of the night and maybe a challenge for the weekend ahead… create an environment where the seeds of your dreams may grow. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

{trust}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 216 :: trust the stretch

4 Aug

{trust}  

Today was my first day back to the OrangeTheory workout in a while. And when I say a “while” I mean a month. July has somehow flown away and with it summer is on the horizon.

I am proud of myself in the most humble way possible – mostly for finishing the workout without passing out. That is, in itself, an accomplishment. Tonight as I wind down and feel every aching fiber in my muscles I am reminded that sometimes we must stretch to grow.  

Even it means returning to something you have done before. (Ouch)

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

{trust}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 218 :: do the unexpected

14 Aug

Day 218: Flow.

It was a flow sort of day. Sunshine. Summer. Fun. And while I had work to do inside, I chose to go outside. The pool. The view. I even did yoga outside. Outside! Yoga!

Sometimes you have to do the opposite of what is expected.

And, like this photo I took a week ago on top of a mountain in the middle of summer – I am reminded that flowers CAN grow next to snow.

And what you expect isn’t always what you need to grow.
Now, go, flow!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{grow}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 106 :: oh, yoga

16 Apr

Day 106: Core.

Oh, Yoga. Another win for you, another ouch for me. It always seems to be the core that gets me. Tonight I could barely keep up.

And that’s how I know it’s working.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{growing?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 64 :: bloomin’ and breathing

5 Mar

Day 64. Bloom!

We may have given up our garden with our move North… but I still love capturing the beauty of Spring flowers. So tonight, I share these from Jaynane’s garden.


I realize I am also witnessing two other little flowers bloom and grow as well, in the form of our little nieces. These girls are blooming right before my eyes.

Yoga is teaching me to breathe. And breathing is teaching me to take in each and every moment, even the ones that seem to be going way …too …fast.

Bloom. Bloom. Bloom.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{bloom!}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 240 :: letting go to grow

3 Sep
It’s that time of year. The garden is toppling over with bounty. And today we pulled out this bliss: a cucumber bigger than a hammer.


At first we didn’t see it. Because it was growing on the OTHER side of the fence. But once it came into view it was hard to miss.

Of course we picked tomatoes and peppers and filled our bowls with other vegetables too, but I haven’t been able to get that cucumber out of my mind.

That big, huge, overgrown, amazing cucumber keeps whispering to me. It’s a reminder really. Sometimes the most powerful way to grow is to plant a seed, water it, let the sun shine where it may and then let go, stop watching and forget about it.

Let it do what it wants to do.
(No matter what side of the fence it wants to grow.)
Because sometimes we have to let go to grow.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {growing?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 134 :: before and after – grow, grow, grow

19 May

Today’s bliss report….the garden is officially in.

BEFORE…..

AFTER….

Okay garden….Bring it on!
   

Grow… grow… grow…

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 
Jamie

  {what are you planting?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 119 :: you’re amazing

2 May
We are in full scale yard-work-summer-is-coming mode. And this is Justin’s way of talking to the flowers.  

I found these little purple signs stuck in the yard in front of the bulbs I planted.

While it’s proven that talking to plants helps them grow bigger and better (check out this MythBusters) I’m not sure if these signs will do the trick.

But it made me laugh. Out loud. Which is certainly blissful (and funny). And if nothing else grows in our garden this summer but a few smiles I’m okay with it.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 

Jamie

  {what does your garden grow}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 299 :: enjoy simple bounty

28 Oct
My mantra this year has been to enjoy simple beauty. But tonight I am in awe of the simple bounty coming out of our garden. Just a few seeds, some starter plants and voila! A veritable feast. In October!!!

It’s enough food to feed the two of us for a while, or for Justin to make another kickass batch of salsa.

So isn’t it ironic that today would be the day that a blog reader and friend would send me a link to this: The Thanksgiving Project.

Peak performance starts with a good base. Usually breakfast, but most of the time the proper ingredients for a healthy diet. So tonight, I can’t ignore the irony of this link popping into my life today.

Feel free to check out more. I’m doing my part by helping to promote this good cause: mothers who want to feed their families. And if this isn’t up your alley, just plant a seed. Any seed. One in the ground that can blossom and grow. Or one in the hearts of the children you know.

Because everyone deserves peak performance.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {who can you help grow today?}
Thanksgiving Project Image

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 200 :: watching over summer tomatoes

19 Jul

We are more than halfway through the year, and in the height of ONE HOT summer.

The 100-degree heat is good for sweating off some unwanted pounds and producing some beautiful vegetables. I swear you could grow anything here on the left coast — it’s so sunny and hot, just add water.

And just look at these tomatoes I picked today!

I mean honestly! I still have no idea what I’m doing in the garden. I have no idea what makes these things grow. We just water the ground and it sprouts.

The corn in the garden is now taller than me. The tomatoes have created their own kingdom of vines. The celery is turning into towers and the kale looks like its own radar tower shooting out of the ground floor.

I would love to take credit for any of it, but I cannot. Justin turns on the water at night. I wake up in the morning and look at the green jungle in awe. It is literally growing before my eyes.

It is Mother Nature’s Peak Performance.

I do nothing except pick and harvest and talk to the little flowering buds.

Sometimes I sing to them. It’s really a function of being a highly outgoing individual who is socially starved of the intellectual connections she once knew in a land called Boston.

There, in Beantown, I would discuss the fate of humanity, the economic crisis, politics, business and the outcome of every Red Sox game.

But, here, on this coast, it is just too hot to think intellectually. My mind is focused on how to cool down the house, when to open the windows and when to turn the air conditioner on for maximum ice box potential. P.S. On this coast nobody really cares about the Red Sox.

So I watch my tomatoes grow. And in some simply beautiful way, it seems there really is nothing more important in the world that making sure somebody watches over them, makes sure they are sung to, and picks them at just the right ripe moment.

And that makes me think, in some odd way, if everyone just took care of their own tomatoes there might be more than just fresh food in the world.

There might be a bit more singing. And salsa.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{who do you sing to?}
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