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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 210 :: total eclipse

21 Aug

Kind Reminders.

What a day! Historical. Amazing. Scientifically mind-boggling…. and on top of all that…. I made this! A box. A magic box. I watched the eclipse through this box.

We couldn’t track down the special glasses in time to replace the recalled ones that Justin found. But, it made me realize this: In such a high-tech world it’s easy to forget how things actually work. Which is why this box was the second attempt at an eclipse watching box that I made today. My first one was too small. But then I figured it out. (Thanks Google!)

Just. In. Time.

I watched the sun and the moon through the pinhole reflection in my box. But the COOLEST thing I saw today was the shadows being cast across everything.

Onto my desk:

From the trees…

Across the parking lot…

And the sides of the building…

So many moon shapes. Everywhere I looked.

It was literally eye-opening on a day when we were all told to keep our eyes shut – or at least protected. What a very, very, very cool thing to witness in the middle of the day. It was a BIG DEAL, of course, but also a good reminder to stay fascinated, and illuminated, and connected with the Earth we all call home.

How kind.

More tomorrow….


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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 40 :: love by the mooooooon

10 Feb

So big. 

The moon. It’s so beautiful tonight. While we missed the hullabaloo over the comet and the eclipse and probably something else… we did see the big, fat, amazing, take up the entire sky MOON tonight!

She’s a snow moon. I love this shot Justin captured. AKA: The Death Star:

And, then there is this one. All etheric and cloudy and romantic.
(Also a Justin pic!)

Then, there’s the one I captured. It’s all sorts of BLURRY and bad. But I’m being KIND this year, so I took a second look to see if I could see anything beautiful. And you know what I found?

A heart. It’s there…. you just have to LOOK for it.

And, isn’t that the truth. It may be the first real lesson in this year of Intentional Acts of Kindness that is coming my way. What we LOOK for, we FIND.

Happy Looking!

More tomorrow….

P.S. Kindness Challenge #6: Kind Words 
If you choose to accept this challenge, please join me in

  • Choosing only kind words
  • Not being divisive 
  • Conquering evil


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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 265 :: red moon sunset

27 Sep


I’m home.
Being home means so many things, but one that never fails to impress me is the big, wide open sky and the sunsets that come tumbling after. We didn’t see the Supermoon tonight but we did see some Super Sunset colors on display.

As if Mother Nature was showing off in a pre-supermoon concert. No moon from our view tonight but enough color to bring on the bliss.

More tomorrow.


Day 243: blue moon – what do you want to start?

31 Aug

Today continues the weekly series, F*ing Fridays, which will coincidentally occur on Friday. In Year One, I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.

Last week I dove into the words Funny, Funny.

Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word:

As in, left foot first.

I watched the sunset tonight and then the moonrise. 

The blue moon rise.

This was right after an incredible yoga class with Sara Ivanhoe at the Martha’s Vineyard Yoga Festival.

Sara guided us through a special practice specifically for the Blue Moon. What does that mean? Well, for starters we did everything backward.

Left foot first. 

Because the right side of our body is all energy, sunshine, light, masculine, external. While the left side is shadow, internal, the feminine within. And, since all (most) yoga teachers begin with the right foot first, right side first, our left sides get a little less work, energy, attention.

Which, as Sara explained, is a fascinating phenomenon in our masculine, external, energy driven society where we are so busy projecting out our energy. Basically, we shortchange our left side and our internal energy in this right dominated culture.

So today, we focused on the moon side. Left foot first.

It totally screwed me up.
In a good way.

Sara also guided us through some incredible moves and even greater insight and tips for our yoga practice. One of my favorites:

“Where the eyes go, the energy flows.”

Makes so much sense, doesn’t it?

I know this from my basketball days — where you look is where the ball goes. Where you look is where you hands go. Where you look is where your body takes you.

It works in yoga too.

1) Where your eyes go is where your body goes.

2) The body has two energies – moving forward and backward.

Why does this matter? If you want to hit a Crow and then jump into Chaturanga, it helps to look forward instead of down. Really, it does.  AMAZING.

Not that I can do it (yet) but I fearlessly tried. I also tried to do a handstand leaning up against the wall. I TRIED. I did not succeed. Which I am still a bit uncomfortable getting comfortable with. It sucks to be the only one in class not able to do something.

Which I know isn’t the point.  And, I’m sure that’s just my moon side, the shadow within, complaining. To that, I promise to be fearless and return to yoga again tomorrow. As my father always says — “the sun will rise tomorrow.”

Speaking of the sun and moon rising, Sara also asked us these two intriguing questions in light of the blue moon — a powerful time to begin again.

What do you want to start? 
What do you want to let go of?

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