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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 swim with sharks – 35 days to go

26 Nov


There are 35 days left of The Promise 365!

Tonight I reflect on that time I swam with sharks. It sounds much more adventurous than it was … for me. I was scared, nervous, on the verge of tears. You can read the blog post here from that day in year one. After it was over, I was so proud of myself for jumping into the water and not missing the moment. 

What I didn’t say was that before I had enough courage to jump into the water, I watched in fear as a little boy jumped right into the water in front of me. He wasn’t scared to swim with sharks, just in awe of the adventure ahead of him.

Now, as I reflect back on it all, I realize it took trust to jump off that boat into the water.

But most of all, what that little boy taught me on that day was this: if you’re going to swim, especially with sharks, jump in with both feet. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie


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Day 247: back to school trapper keepers

4 Sep

Can you smell that?
There is a breeze in the air that smells distinctly of school supplies. Wafts of pink erasers, lined paper notebooks and plastic Trapper Keepers are floating by my nostalgic nose.

Sad thing is: I can barely finish the books I already have on my shelf — and in my iPad!

Even so, in this Back-To-School-Fall-Frenzy I am motivated to take myself back.
To school.

I am committing to finishing all the books that I set out to read this year.


Just writing that down gives me a lump in my throat. But I know there is so much more I can learn in this Lovemore+Fearless year of mine. Sure, I have already swam with sharks, reclaimed Paris from my past and rode the whitewater of the Grand Canyon. But, I know there is more for my mind and heart that is just waiting for me.

Which means I have less than four months to put my nose in a handful of books. If you have a good book suggestion on LOVE or FEAR please send it my way!

I’ll put it in my Trapper Keeper.

What are you going to do with the rest of your year?

Day 190: lovemore monday :: go fearlessly forward!

9 Jul

As you know, I entered this year determined to be fearless. But, I don’t want more fear or less in my life.  I want more love.  So I made up a new word, lovemore!   That’s why Lovemore Mondays are here.

Today’s Lovemore Monday is a love story about a tee.

Tonight I watched this Harvard Graduation Speech by the author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling. It’s worth the good 20 minutes it takes — and I mean, GOOD 20 minutes! (Thanks to The Daily Love for posting a link to this speech today).

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”

~J.K. Rowling

Over this journey and this promise of mine, I have learned much.  Most of which can be whittled down to one nugget of wisdom:  Lovemore-Fearless.

I have learned there are only two forces in this world: love and fear.

In any situation it’s our choice.
Choose love or fear. Your choice!

Learning this has made me more vibrant and more alive. It has even helped me get over some of my biggest fears — I swam with sharks in the Bahamas and I floated down the country’s biggest rapids in the Grand Canyon (sleeping in the wild without a tent, next to spiders and scorpions and snakes!).

But more than anything, now, I want to give this world a gift. It’s everything I know. It’s a promise to keep and wear over your heart: your lovemore-fearless heart!

So, it’s with great pleasure that I announce the opening of The Promise Shop and the first-ever, Limited Edition Lovemore-Fearless Tees.

I believe you can do anything — that includes surviving cancer, a divorce, job upheaval, one crazy year without shopping, this roller coaster economy and all the rocks and rolls of this thing called life.

I also agree with Ms. Rowling — we have the power to change our worlds.  And, that, I believe, will change the world.

And that’s why, on this Lovemore Monday…
I. Love. It.


Go fearlessly forward!

P.S. Limited Edition Lovemore-Fearless Tees available while supplies last, so click to get yours! — (somebody had to say it!)

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