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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 298 :: mother nature’s peak performance

27 Oct
Just when I thought the peak performances couldn’t get any bigger around here… we turned a corner on our way home and saw this today:

To which I exclaimed, “Holy Mount Shasta, Batman!”

After the last few weeks of seeing peak performances from the likes of Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell, Iyanla, and then this weekend watching Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Florence and the Machine, and duets from Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, Neil Young, Tom Jones, Norah Jones, Lukas Nelson, Band of Horses, Brian Wilson, and more rock The Bridge School benefit you would think it couldn’t be outdone.

I didn’t think it could be outdone.

But then the snow capped tip of Mt. Shasta stepped up to remind me of the biggest performance of all.

Mother Nature’s.

Ah, yes. Good reminder my dear.
Thank you.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what is your definition of peak performance?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 297 :: follow your heart line

26 Oct
We just left the Bridge School concert and my cup runneth over. Just amazing.

For the photos and videos check out my Facebook page. It’s all there! Band of Horses, Norah Jones, Tom Jones, Soundgarden, Beach Boys, Florence and The Machine, Pearl Jam, Neil Young.  Whew…..

And it was all for the children. 

I was overcome by the performances, I was brought to tears by the stories. More than anything I am amazed at the power of the heart when it’s put to good use for a good cause.

As we sat in the crowd I watched all walks of life pass by me. Hipsters, hunks, and hippies. From Silicon Valley’s finest to tattooed teeny boppers I witnessed the power of vibration. Of music. Everyone bounced to the beat of Tom Jones. Tom Jones! Everyone. No matter the walk or talk or level of hipness, everyone cheered. The crowd clapped in unison. Everyone was moved.

And it was all for the children.

When Florence and The Machine took the stage the crowds of grunged out Soundgarden and Pearl Jam fans hollored with approval. The man standing behind me admitted to his friend that he ran to Florence’s music that day because he was so impressed from her performance the night before.

As we sat there in a crowd being moved by the music, inside I was moved by the cause of the concert. The children on stage sat behind the musicians. The cameras followed the children throughout the entire show. The musicians took turns shaking the children’s hands.

It was a concert for the children of The Bridge School. And it was amazing.  More than an incredible collection of peak performances, I am moved by the incredible dream and the power of passion and peak performances. And it all starts with following the heart. As Florence + The Machine said: 

Just keep following the heartlines on your hand
Keep it up, I know you can
Just keep following the heartlines on your hand
Cause I am 

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what does your heart say?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 296 :: amazing grace

26 Oct
Wow. What a concert. This blog post is late but better late than never.

The concert was amazing. The line up was spectacular. And the PERFORMANCES were peak.

Tonight I’m just sharing a little video from Florence and the Machine. There’s nothing like leaving your heart on the stage. Or underwear. Hello Tom Jones. Don’t even ask me about Hunger Strike by Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder. And Neil Young’s Heart of Gold.

Peak. Performance.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what moves you?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 295 :: hitting the road

24 Oct
It’s Friday! And that means we are hitting the road soon for a weekend celebration.

Mainly to celebrate Justin (who didn’t get a proper 40th birthday celebration because of my mastectomy). We are off to the Bridge School concert, something that is on Justin’s bucket list. Plus, if you haven’t already guessed, Pearl Jam will be playing. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Justin!

Here’s the lineup:

  • Neil Young
  • Pearl Jam
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Brian Wilson
  • Tom Jones
  • Soundgarden
  • Norah Jones and Puss N Boots
  • Band of Horses
  • Pegi Young & The Survivors

Who will you celebrate this weekend?

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {who can you celebrate?}
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