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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 65 :: questions

9 Mar

Of kindness.

I spoke with a friend yesterday who shared a simple dinnertime question of kindness. Each night at dinner she asks her children two questions:

1. What did you do to be kind to others today?

2. What did other’s do for you?

I think it’s a great dinnertime game. Sometimes the most simple questions are the most meaningful questions.

Kindness Challenge – how’s it going?
How can you make every act matter this week?
How would it impact your week?
How could it change your life?

More tomorrow….


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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. 


Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 238 :: questions to answer p.2

26 Aug

I’m turning it in after a long day and still keeping my promise to read a bit before I sleep this each night this week.

Here’s part 2 of sharing….

I’m sharing some questions from the book How The Best Leaders Lead. Here are tonight’s:

1. What three words would you like people to use to describe you when you pass away?

2. What are your three most important business values?

3. What are the three most important values that guide your relationships with your family and others?

I’ll keep sharing all week, and of course, if you want The Book details are here.

More tomorrow.


{what are you most important values?}

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 237 :: questions to answer p.1

25 Aug

How was your day?

Over here, I’m getting ready for bed and ready to read. I have quite a busy week ahead of me but I am determined to carve out time to read every night this week (can you hear peak performance whispering?).

So I decided to share a little bit of what I’m reading with you too.

I’m sharing some questions from the book How The Best Leaders Lead. I hope it helps you think, plan, create, do a little more this week too. Or maybe just ponder….

1. What are the three most important things you do in your work?

2. How do you measure results, success, and accomplishment in your work?

3. What are your special abilities and talents?

Want more? Book details here.

More tomorrow.


{what are your questions?}

Day 261: do you want to meet deepak chopra?

18 Sep

At the beginning of this year I set out with a promise.  One to prove that you CAN do anything and specifically that I could not shop for clothes or shoes for one year and instead invest in my head, heart, body and soul ~ and of course, write about it each day, for 365 days.

If you would have told me back in January that I would be sitting in the same room with Deepak Chopra on Day 261, I would have been surprised.

But, it’s no surprise to me now.
For I know that once one sets an intention even more amazing-than-our-own-minds-could-dream-up stuff happens, including surprises.

Today I found myself waiting for Deepak Chopra to take the stage in New York City at the Integrative Nutrition Fall Conference.

As soon as the gates opened the mad rush of early birds waiting to be enlightened trampled to the stage at the Jacob Javitz Center.

I was one of them.
Let me be clear here:  I have never been one of THOSE people.

Deepak Chopra may be to me what Pearl Jam is to Justin, or your favorite hero/musician/artist/speaker/thinker/guru is to you: just who is worth getting up early for, skipping breakfast for and waiting in line for an hour to be guaranteed a good seat?

As the stage sat empty and the room filled to the rim with more people and much anticipation, it occurred to me that I didn’t want to be disappointed.  I have read and listened and meditated with Deepak on many virtual levels and now, the real life version was about to take the stage.

I didn’t want it to be let down, bubble burst.

Like the time I met “Rocky” otherwise known as Silvester Stallone and realized I was so much taller than the larger than life actor that I could pat him on the head if I really wanted to.  It permanently rearranged how I viewed the Italian Stallion and Rocky series forever more.

(Just for the record, I did not pat Silvester Stallone on the head.)

But, today, I was not disappointed.
I was inspired. 

Deepak arrived in all his synchrodestiny glory and shared both good stories and good ideas from which any of us could find inspiration.

Here are the ten questions he posed to the crowd today, call them The Deepak Top Ten List if you will.

Ask yourself the following questions:

1. Who am I?

2. What do I want?

3. What is a peak experience for myself?

4. What is my life purpose?

5. What kind of contribution do I want to make to society?

6. What meaningful relationships do I have?

7. How do I contribute to the relationships I have?

8. What are my unique skills and talents and how do I use them to serve humanity and the world?

9. Who are my heroes?

10.  What is my story?

And, there you have it.
The Deepak Top Ten.
They are all simple and complex.  Easy and ethereal.  Straightforward and meandering.

Here’s the — Surprise! 
These questions do not need answers.

Deepak encouraged everyone to come up with no answers, and instead just ask the questions — to yourself everyday.  Just ask  the questions.  That is the only work to do.

All to ponder.  None to answer.
And, I have to admit, I like that line of questioning.

(There was much more to share, which I will write about tomorrow, including the question that has stumped me most: what is the soul?)

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