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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 196 :: hello chitown

7 Aug

Finding kindness in the everyday.

Yesterday I had my favorite coffee:


Tonight I had my NEW favorite wine:

Both are just a reminder of what I often times forget — find JOY in the everyday. Whether it is coffee with a friend or a glass of wine with a co-worker.

Life is about joy people.
Remember that.
With kindness.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 83 :: a little giggle goes a long way

24 Mar

Day 83: Joy.

I was moved to giggles today watching this video from Soul Pancake. It’s amazing what a puppy can do… so little, so unassuming, so f*ing cute.

These puppies were delivered to a nursing home, a daycare and a gym. What do they all have in common? See for yourself:

It makes me realize a few things:
1. A few cute puppies could probably sell almost anything (including dog food)
2. There is nothing more moving than Joy

And now, I’m about to go get some yoga joy on.
Here’s hoping you have some joy in your day too.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy?}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 41 :: bring it on butterfly

10 Feb
I’m thinking of butterflies tonight. Mostly because it’s time for change, I can feel it in the air, with the blossoms on the trees, the seasons are a changing. 

There are butterflies all over my desk. On my notebook, on my pad of sticky paper, all staring back at me. As if saying…. get ready for change!

Transition. The butterfly is so good at it. 

“From egg, to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon) and from the cocoon the butterfly emerges in her unfurling glory.

What a massive amount of transition this tiny creature undergoes. Consider for a moment the kind of energy this expends. I daresay if a human were to go through this kind of change we’d freak out!”
Butterfly Animal Symbols

Yes. Freak out. I can’t help but look back at the calendar and realize I am on the verge of hitting the year mark of my life turning upside down. Time flies when you’re learning how to turn into a butterfly.

It’s part of why I chose BLISS as my promise this year. To pursue that which is what I think we all aspire to on some level. And it goes by so many names.

Happiness. Joy. Excitement. Contentment. Bliss.
Bring it on butterfly. Bring it on.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

  {what do you call bliss?}

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. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {repeat the sounding joy}

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 106 :: bloom, joy, bloom

17 Apr

Just sharing a beautiful thought tonight…

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{what brings you joy right now?}

2014 BLOG – DAY 10 :: peak performance: fun

10 Jan

It’s the weekend!

Which has me thinking about fun.

Fun makes all the difference.
Whether it’s performance in the workplaceplaying effortless tennis, or a weekend off, joy-happiness-fun is the key.

As for me, I’m taking a weekend off.
What will you do?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{what will bring you joy this weekend?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 301 :: an abundance of sox

28 Oct

In keeping with my promise to seek abundance this year, here’s my Abundance Photo of the Day a little Red Sox love.

We are rooting on our favorite team over here even though we’ve moved to the “other” coast.  And in the middle of all this World Series Showdown I am reminded about something I learned a while ago…  The Joy of Sox.

The Joy of Sox basically describes the power of invisible forces, energy and fans. You can read more here. Need more proof, check out this video on metronomes syncing.

And, of course, I can’t help but think of all the abundance that comes from adding pure love and joy to any pursuit.

Check out this player quote from a recent Boston.com article:

“We’re not curing cancer over here, man,” Dempster said. “We really aren’t. We’re not solving the economic crisis of the country. We’re out there playing baseball. We play a game and we don’t forget that we’re playing a game, and to laugh and to have fun and enjoy it.”

It makes me think….
How can I add fun, love and joy to my pursuits?

What about you? How can you reign in the joy?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless} PLAYmore!
Jamie

{What would happen if you added more joy to your week?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 162: the power of money

11 Jun

It’s time for the next installment of The Abundance InterviewsToday, I am sharing my interview with Manisha Thakor, total money expert and financial guru.
You have probably heard me talk about Manisha before… because she’s that awesome. And SO smart. She’s one of those people you feel lucky to know and even luckier to call a friend.

In fact, I love Manisha so much, try to count how many times I say, “I love that!” in this conversation. I dare you.  (There’s a FREE LOVEMORE+FEARLESS T-shirt for the first person to get the right answer and email me here.)

I filmed this interview a few days after the Boston Marathon bombings, and Manisha’s advice is both relevant, heartfelt, and timeless. 

Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, Manisha’s image didn’t come through on Skype, so you just get to see my mug the entire time. All apologies!!!

Click here to hear Manisha’s advice on:
– how to have JOY with money
– the two books she recommends everyone reads on money
– how to reclaim your financial life

Plus, a lot of “I love that!” from me…

And please let me know what you think of the interview.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{what does abundance mean to you?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 153 :: 30 days of love: put your emphasis on joy!

2 Jun

BLOG – GIFT DAY 153

It’s DAY 23 over here of the 30 Days of Love. We’ve already had two yummy recipes and a week-long Giveaway, some treats, a sneeze, some wise words to the Class of 2013, some news, a Pop Quiz, 3 things I love, a biopsy, a call to say what you need to say, a prayer, a choice, a reminder of home, a sunrise, a road trip, a little joy, looking for a rainbow, there’s something to love, and now…
Put your emphasis on JOY.
I’m writing from Kearney, Nebraska tonight.This wasn’t a planned stop on our journey, it’s just how far we got.We left the land of Maid-Rites in Iowa… 

And made it almost six hours down the road.

Just as we started to cross the Great Plains…

Where we entered the land of Runza:

And discovered car problems. The GMC stopped running. ON THE HIGHWAY.

After pulling over to the side of highway 80, I called Progressive Roadside Assistance (which I must admit, has TERRIBLE customer service and I wished the entire time I was on hold — while semi trucks zoomed passed us on the highway — that we had Triple A instead).

The tow truck arrived and carried us away to the auto shop that doesn’t open until Monday. 

Unexpected. Detour. Stuck.

As we followed the tow truck carrying our GMC Jimmy and the UHAUL behind it, I felt fumes rising up inside of me.

This is not in the plan! This is not in the budget!

And that’s when I caught myself. I had just written on this blog that very morning about always finding something to love. So I started racking my brain for something…. anything… to love.

I started to reason:

  • At least it happened on a sunny, dry highway in the middle of the day (and not the rain/tornado storm we encountered the drive before).
  • We are safe.
  • No one was hurt.
Once I got started with this positive reframing it got easier. And became fun!

  • We are moving WEST and will surely save money once we settle in an area with a lower cost of living than the North East!
  • We will be closer to family on the west coast and won’t need to buy all those plane tickets to travel and see them for holidays!

And so it begun.
The journey of finding joy. 

For the last 24 hours I have been keeping busy in our hotel room (with free WIFI) getting caught up on the Hay House World Summit.

Today I listened to Esther Hicks, famous for The Law of Attraction and teachings of Abraham.

As she spoke, I found myself nodding my head.
And then she said it.

“Put your emphasis on JOY.”

YES!  I said to myself remembering the fireworks show we saw last night on the horizon of Kearney’s Centennial celebration.

Who knows why we are stuck here in Nebraska (the state of Justin’s birth!)  for a few days…

Who knows what is wrong with the car…

Regardless, I am focusing on JOY and finding something to love here in Kearney, Nebraska. Even if it’s a few hours to get caught up on email and taste the local treats.

Just a slight stop on our Joy Ride west.

Westward bound, girl.
More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie
{where can you focus on Joy in your life?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 107 a new day, a new challenge

17 Apr

I’m ready for joy. How about you?

I love this quote from Joseph Campbell:campbell-on-joy, the promise daily, jamie eslingerAnd, I’m also ready for a new challenge, how about you?
SO….

Tomorrow, I am kicking off the 21-Day Spring Clean!
It’s going to be green and clean, fun and fabulous, and I hope you’ll play along.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore (fearless),
Jamie

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Share what you look forward to most in the comments section below.}

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