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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 274 :: joy is soxtober

8 Oct


{red sox}

Ohhhhh weeeeee…. Joy is a Red Sox win! What better way to end a Monday in Boston. (After losing one at home this is joyousness!)

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

{joyful}
#lovemore

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BLOG – GIFT DAY 303 :: world champs

30 Oct

In keeping with my promise to seek abundance this year, here’s my Abundance Photo of the Day... the Red Sox celebrating their World Series win on my TV.

I just have two words to say:

Boston. Strong. 

And that’s enough abundance for me.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{Standing with Boston}

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 294 :: an abundance of sox

21 Oct

In keeping with my promise to seek abundance this year, here’s my Abundance Photo of the Day… Lansdowne Street!


Before we left Boston and trekked across the country to this other coast, Justin made sure we saw one last Red Sox game in Fenway Park.

I originally put up a stink… I mean, we had to pack, there were cars to ready, boxes to move, people to see. So. Much. To. Do.

It felt like a waste of time.
Boy was I wrong.

I am so happy that we sat inside Fenway Park one more time, that we shared that moment together… especially now as this team heads to the World Series.

It reminds me that there is always time. 

We can always squeeze in more time for the things that matter, the things that bring us joy, and the moments we will never forget.

Go. Sox. 

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{what do you want to make time for?}
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BLOG – GIFT DAY 286 :: red sox nation

13 Oct

In keeping with my promise to seek abundance, here’s my Abundance Photo of the Day… the Red Sox on TV.

We don’t often see Boston sports televised on basic cable over here on the “other” coast so this is a moment to be celebrated.

When I first moved to Boston I was overwhelmed by the Red Sox hubbub. Within my first week living in the Commonwealth I announced, “I am not getting involved with that.”

That being Red Sox Nation.
I thought it was ridiculous. And loud. And obnoxious.

You know how this story ends. Within a few weeks I was wearing red and screaming “Yankees Suck” at the top of my lungs.

Boston has that sort of power over you. You’re either for it or against it.  Home team or away.  Passionate all the way through.

So I can’t think of a better photo of abundance than one that shows the resilience of Beantown and this Red Sox team.

Playing baseball in October.

Now that’s abundance if you ask me.
Boston Strong.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{hit a homerun}

Day 343: f*ing friday :: fan

9 Dec

TGIF.
Today continues the weekly series, F*ing Fridays, which will coincidentally occur on Friday. 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 word Frontier.

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

As in, the joy of sox.

When Justin and I moved in together a few years ago he requested only one thing:

Sundays.
It was reserved for football.  He promised to show up and be there for our relationship in every way possible, but he really wanted me to understand how much he loved football.

“No problem,” I said.  After all, I’m an ex-athlete, I get the love for a game.

Then football season started.

As if the tattoo of the New England Patriots logo on his leg wasn’t enough, it turns out he also has specific rituals of his fandom.

Including not shaving his face as long as the Patriots win.
If the Patriots lose a game, he shaves.
If the Patriots win, well, he doesn’t shave.

I totally support Justin’s dedication as a fan.
But, I have to admit, as the season drags on I find myself secretly wishing the Pats would lose.  Not lose a lot mind you, but maybe lose a game perfectly placed every three weeks or so.

I would like to at least recognize the man sitting next to me on the couch.

I mean, really — do you know how long the football season is — especially if the team is any good and plays in the post season?  Even longer if they make it to the Superbowl.

I have begged Justin to shave his beard.
I have even said:  “You can’t impact the game.  You’re just a fan.”

Today I learned something f*ing different.

Dr. Eric Leskowitz spoke about the power of intention and group energy in his workshop: The Joy of Sox Weird Science and the Power of Intention.

He specifically studied the 2004 championship Red Sox team and the fans that helped make it happen.  Yep, that’s right.

Turns out fans DO impact the game.
And the players and the outcome.
We all impact each other and the energy around us.

The Global Consciousness Project out of Princeton has the data to back this up. They collect data continuously from a global network of physical random number generators located at 70 sites around the globe.

By analyzing the data during major global events they have seen the random numbers become non-random for no apparent reason other that our GROUP consciousness.

Events like the death of Princess Diana sent the random number generators out of control.

Even more interesting, on the morning of September 11, 2001 the number generators started reacting hours BEFORE anyone was aware of the terrorist attacks.

It all points in one direction:  group consciousness exists.

It affects all of us, our companies, our families, our communities … and our sports teams.

This backs up the phenomena Dr. Leskowitz has studied in Fenway Park.  When fans pray from their heart with good wishes it physically affects the electromagnetic field — including the players and the ball.

And, it works both ways.
When fans scream negativities like “Yankees Suck” it actually sucks the energy force out of the entire park — for both teams.

So what’s the advice to turn your luck around?
It’s to simply believe with all your heart. It starts one person at a time and spreads from there.

So, with that, I leave you with this.

Justin, I was wrong.
Fans DO impact the game.  You can keep your beard. 

Day 276: yes you can

3 Oct

It’s October.
For Red Sox fans that means a few painful tears and jeers. For breast cancer patients and survivors October means wading through a sea of pink products and reminders that there is a “fight” to be fund-raised, walked, raced, and hopefully won someday soon.

For me, in this year of taking care of my head, heart, body and soul, October means a new season in my life and a new promise to myself.

I am officially committing to changing my dependence on caffeine.

It may be a small step, but for me it’s a big commitment to a dance I have been stumbling around and stepping on my own toes for awhile.  When I announced my new “new” commitment to reduce caffeine in my diet, Justin smiled and said: “You know you already did that, and then decided as long as it didn’t have sugar in it you could drink it again, right?”

Yes.
He’s right.
That’s exactly what happened.

But it is different this time.

For one: I am not going cold turkey like I did with sugar.  I will allow a little and hopefully that will help me get off of a lot.

For two:  I have a bigger inspiration for making things stick.  After meeting with Suzi last week I realized that I need to take care of my body for more than just me, for more than just this year of The Promise 365. I owe it to my future too — for having a family and creating a strong body that can make strong babies someday.

And, that, is all the inspiration I need to say:  yes you can.

There is great confidence in saying that three letter word: yes!

Just today my dear friend Laura sent me a link to an incredible story of a woman named Vicki George. Vicki was an outstanding athlete, playing intercollegiate varsity softball at Temple University and ultimately women’s major league fast pitch (not to mention a whole lineup of other sports too).

At the age of 39 she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).
When I read Vicki’s story my heart fell.  I know the pain of being an athlete one week and a patient the next, trading in a uniform for a hospital johnny.

But, guess what Vicki did?
Instead of allowing her disability to disable her, Vicki started an organization called Yes U Can, a community-based, staff-assisted exercise program for people with disabilities, people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get up and out to the gym — including herself.

Being able to work out her muscles gave Vicki a sense of new-found control  — rather than being helpless and feeling hopeless.

“I felt like I was back in control again. I felt empowered to do things. I didn’t feel helpless. I started to feel alive again. I started to accept what I could not change, but I realized that there was a lot that I could change.

To Vicki, I say — Yes YOU did!
As for me, I am still on the can — I know I can do without this caffeine addiction and I know I have the inspiration to get there …one less coffee cup at a time.

Whatever October means to you, I hope there are a few new, inspiring and meaningful promises to say YES to for yourself and your dreams too.

Day 255: are you holding the winning ticket?

12 Sep

One of these tickets is a winner.
The question is — are you holding it?

Tonight, as I waited for my ticket number to be read over the loud speaker at a local sports bar and restaurant (as we watched the New England Patriots season opener) it occurred to me that this feeling reminded me vaguely of another I’ve had before.

And, then I remembered: SHOPPING.
Sometimes, shopping was this exciting for me, like finding the winning ticket.

In reality, it was more like searching through an off-season rack to find a pair of great shoes in my #10 size, or a dress that fits, or pants that are long enough for my 6 foot frame, or shirts with sleeves that reach all the way down the length of my arms, or even shorts that have the proper waist-to-hip ratio and aren’t, well…. too short.

And, when I did find those shoes/dress/pants/shirt/shorts the surprise and delight was like winning the lottery.  Like holding that winning ticket.

Winner. Winner. Winner.

Tonight, the winning ticket holder took home Red Sox Tickets.
The winning number was #249223.
Unfortunately, we were the proud owners of tickets numbered #249221 and #249222.

Missed it by just one number.
One off.

It made me think of a few shopping sprees from my past, the times I bought clothes or shoes even though they were one off.  Maybe the fit was a little too tight here, a little too loose there.

Tonight, the winning ticket holder wasn’t me.
But, the winner was the perfect fit.
Her name is Colleen and today is her birthday.

Happy birthday Colleen. 
May you wear it well.
Oh, and, one more thing … Go Sox.

Day 64: spring training

5 Mar


What color sox do you wear?
It’s all red over here.

Today was spring training in Fort Myers.
It’s been a long day of home runs and foul balls, so this is a quick post.

The Red Sox lost handily.
But, I’m not complaining.

The split team lost 11 – 2 to the Marlins today, and the Boston fans were:
happy, elated, relaxed, in the flow.

The funny thing about losing during spring training is this:
It doesn’t matter.

The season hasn’t started.
People are just happy to be in the sunshine in Florida.

And the mere thought of baseball means summer IS coming.
Plus, these games don’t count towards October.

Makes me think:

It is just spring…
And I am still in training.

It doesn’t matter if the game ends with a win or a lose.

Here’s to soaking in the sunshine.
Practicing.
And showing up.

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