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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 32 :: a bigger boat

1 Feb

Day 32. When it rains…

It rained all day. ALL DAY. Poured. Until a slight moment of relief when the sun came out. Then darkness fell into night.

So it seems appropriate that tonight’s yoga focused on the Boat Pose. And tried to follow along with a lot of words that are still gobbledegook to me (by the way, I had to look up how to spell gobbledegook! Funny word it is. Regardless I still can’t follow these yoga words either):

Paripurna Navasana, Ardha Navāsana, and ekapadanavasana.

But I can follow this:
Video sent by a friend. Oprah’s 10 Rules for Success. It’s worth a look. Might make you think.

Do you need a bigger boat?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{watching?}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 136 :: special delivery

21 May
Justin has been teaching Brady to bring the mail to me. Sometimes it works better than others…

But today’s delivery was a box:

A Glossy Box!

With lots of luxurious, gooey, yummy, lotions, soaps and girly goods!

I love a surprise. Such bliss!
(Thanks to Oprah’s Circle of Friends!)

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 
Jamie

  {what did you retrieve today}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 12 :: questions to stop asking

12 Jan
Questions, questions, questions. So many questions!

My copy of O Magazine arrived today and the article that jumped out at me was Martha Beck’s column listing all the questions we need to stop asking. 

There are some real gems, like: “Do I look fat in this?” and “How can I cheat death?” even “What will people think?” and “Why is this happening to me?”

I think these are great question to stop asking …And it has me thinking that maybe bliss comes not so much from what we do, but rather from what we STOP doing.

What question do you want to stop asking? 

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 {stop?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 305 :: more joy, more peace, more presence

3 Nov
It is Day One of Meditation Nation! Actually, it’s just the next installment of the Chopra/Oprah meditation duo. And this one is a doozie! It’s all about the law of attraction for you Secret readers out there.

I just finished Day One and feel slightly loopy but relaxed. I was taking a dose of my OWN medicine (no pun intended).

Ironically, someone I love very much told me today that she is extremely stressed out and wants to calm down. So I recommended the 21-Day Meditation experience. It seemed like the perfect moment to share some “med-itation med-icine.”

So tonight I am sharing with you too. If you need a moment of zen-peace-calm try this.
You might find your place of chill or you just might attract what you want to you.

More joy?
More peace?
More “presence?”

More peak performance?
‘Tis The Season. 

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what do you want?}

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 291 :: this life changing moment

20 Oct

It kind of feels like Oprah week around here. My apologies if it’s getting old, but then again, I did see OPRAH in person! This week. Up close! 

As the days go on and I slowly move out of vacation mode and back into work/regular routine/ normal life mode, I am reflecting on the power of the weekend. 

Today, on my official day off, while Sara and I were enjoying (and wincing) over a seriously deep tissue massage pedicure, she asked me if the weekend was a life changing event. I believe she said something along the lines of, “You read and study this stuff all the time so I’m curious if anything was new to you?”

She’s my best friend. She knows me better than anyone. She can ask me that.

I didn’t’ have to pause to answer. But I did have to admit that while the content wasn’t new, the affirmation was. I’ve been at this long enough now to see the threads that run through all the advice, the deeply profound moments, the soul lifting techniques and the aha moments.


And I am truly aware of the fact that Miss O was putting on the show of her life. It was a peak performance, channeling more than the diva inside of her.

And why does that matter?
Because everything we do matters.

Whether it is showing up to work or working out. Pulling out a peak performance IS profound because it transforms everyone around us. Life changing moment or daily routine of life, it’s all the same. All the moments add up. Every single one. Each being a launching pad to the next.

So yes, it was a life changing moment. Just like this one is as I prepare to hit the “send” button on this post.

Every moment is a life-changing moment.  Because everything matters.
And I’m starting to think that THAT is really peak performance.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what is your next life-changing moment?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 289 :: what promise will you make?

18 Oct

It was another amazing day uplifted in the presence of Miss O. In fact, she came so close to us today that we all stopped paying attention to our assignment (yes, homework) and started taking photos of her touching the crowd.


Beyond the reflection and homework, there were many words of wisdom, which I will share tomorrow. But for tonight, here’s just a few nuggets to hold onto:

“Stop trying to squeeze your life into one that doesn’t fit.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“When you don’t know what else to do, just love.” – Iyanla Vanzant

And of course, my favorite….
“What promise are you willing to make today?
A promise you are willing to keep?” – Oprah Winfrey

Of course I am partial to promises. They go deeper than goals. And so, tonight, as I sit here soaking in all the messages, and reminders, the wisdom and the reflections …I wonder… what promises are you willing to make?

(We can talk more about this one tomorrow!)

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what promises are you willing to make?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 288 :: a night with oprah #LifeYouWantHou

17 Oct

Where do I begin? How about the goodie bag!!? What’s not to love about a goodie bag!?

It was of course an amazing goodie bag (although I’m pretty bummed that the Mophie juice pack doesn’t fit my 5c iphone … it only fits 5 and 5s….wah!). But I am really not complaining, not at all. I am on a little bit of a high that I’m sure will continue for a few days.

There were so many highlights, I’m not sure where to start or where to stop. So why don’t we start at the beginning.

We arrived in O Town this morning to a crowd of women bursting with energy inside the makeshift town hall, or maybe it was more like O’s version of the county fairgrounds?

As we walked around the tents peering inside to see what lovely surprise waited for us a woman stopped us.

“Would you mind talking on camera about fashion?” she said.

I almost laughed out loud. Boy, do I have a lot to say about fashion! Mostly about not shopping and what it does for the head, heart, body and soul. And how it sent me down an entire journey of lovemore-fearless, abundance, peak performance, goal seeking, looking for the beauty in life adventures.

But they just wanted a sound bite.

So in front of the camera I just summed it all up as beauty starts on the inside. And I believe that… because of all that soul-searching said adventure that not shopping has sent me on, including being here at Oprah’s Live The Life You Want Weekend.

Finally, show time arrived. The lights dimmed. Little lights twinkled all around the stadium. Our wrists lit up too!

Oprah walked onto the stage in a long, yellow gown. She seemed lit up from the inside out, and as the spotlights followed her down the stage it was almost as if she was also lit from somewhere else. Something else, more powerful, channeling a message of life and love.

Her first question as she gazed over the crowd was, “Why are you here?”
I felt as if she meant it on a deeply profound level, way beyond the walls of the Toyota Center.

Oprah then shared her life story and the lessons she has learned from living a big life. Her struggles, her triumphs, her major life moments. As she sang to the crowd, she seemed to summon every part of her being into the hour and half address. Part journalist, part actress, part little girl singing in the choir, part fashionista, part network media mogul, and part spiritual leader. She seemed, in many ways, to be doing her greatest work and sharing her most powerful message. No surprise, it all comes down to LOVE.

As I sit here tonight reflecting on the experience I am in awe of her spirit, her bravery, her vision, her energy and her love.

It was, indeed, as if I witnessed a peak performance.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {why are you here?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 287 :: running into oprah

16 Oct

I ran into Oprah at CVS today. Well, not really, not the REAL Oprah. Her face did jump out of the magazine rack at me.  And I was like, “Oh, hi! See you tomorrow!”  Wink. Wink.  Then I bought my toothpaste and tampons.


The reason I am going to Oprah’s event tomorrow is because right after my mastectomy I received a text message. It was from Kim. She asked me if I wanted to be her guest at Oprah’s Houston event. Even on intense pain killers and mind numbing medications at the time I instantly knew the answer was a wholehearted YES! In all caps!

So I have to admit, I am excited to participate in Oprah’s event tomorrow and hear what all the speakers have to share and say about peak performance in work and in life. I think it’s the perfect way to round out my peak performance year (thus far). And I have Kim to thank for bringing me along for the ride. For making this little dream come true.

And for that I want to say something. Thank You.

I am convinced that it’s never just one person who makes their peak performance dreams come true.  There is a long line of teachers, mentors, friends, doctors, scouts, lawyers, accountants, assistants, family, and miracle workers standing behind us.

Who knows what dream you made come true for someone else yesterday, today, tomorrow … right now.

All I know is that it takes a village. That’s how I have come through with flying colors after a year of three surgeries and shocking diagnoses. I had a long string of strong-willed, big-hearted, never give up on me people carrying me through the worst of it. They were by my side for the good, the bad and the utterly confusing.

And now I’m on the other side. So it’s time I give back.

Next up! A new series from me to you. I will be interviewing one of my “helpers” next week. If you would like to find out more, please click here

I will share more from Oprah in Houston tomorrow. Until then, you got this. Whatever it is that you have ahead of you. Because there is a long line of people rooting for you — and I am one of them.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what’s your dream?}

GIFT DAY 070: they’re back …a journey to perfect health

11 Mar

Today’s the day.

Oprah and Deepak team up for 21-Days of a Meditation Challenge.

Are you in?
If not you can sign up here: Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Challenge

21 day meditation, jamie eslinger, the promise daily
Today’s Centering Thought was: I commit to living perfect health.

I did the meditation. I om-ed out. I found me some zen.
And I’m still wondering what perfect health means.

(To be honest I sat through the meditation with two dogs wining for my attention… but I digress.)

Perfect health seems so, well… perfect.

When I think of perfect health it has me analyzing all the imperfections, the lines, the wrinkles, the bumps, the lumps, the you-know-whats that don’t fit you-know-where anymore.

And perfect seems so, well… unattainable. Don’t we have enough pressure to be perfect? To find perfection, to live in a perfect little bubble? The problem with perfect is this: when the perfect bubble bounces up against a pokey, harsh object, it pops. Just. Like. That.

So I did the meditation. And don’t get me wrong, I loved it.

But I still prefer to think of perfect as the beauty that arises from imperfection. The little messes that happen along the way. The unexpected surprises that were better than what you planned in the first place.

For my health that means living in the body I wake up with, and making the best of it. Bumps, bruises, blemishes and all.

And to be honest, I’m perfectly fine with that.
Zen out.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore (fearless),
Jamie
{Curious…what does perfect health mean to you? Write on… in the comments section.}

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