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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 223 :: shine

11 Aug


It’s Sunday night and that means Monday will happen… tomorrow. It’s on Sunday night that the blues set in for the weekend is over. So tonight, I say, shine your light. 

Trust your bright light and shine on.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.


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 JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 146 :: my kind of weekend

18 Jun

Sunday Night Blues.  

It does seem as if Friday was just 7 minutes ago.

But there is kindness in a Sunday night. New week. New adventures.
Here’s to Monday.

More tomorrow….


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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 15 :: sunday night kindness 

15 Jan

Planning ahead.

It’s a Sunday around here. Trying to soak in the sun before the rain arrives this week. Trying to soak in a few hours of relaxation before the work arrives this week. Trying to soak in the slow moments of a Sunday morning mocha too.

That’s a bit of kindness my weekend can use. It makes me smile. I’m also smiling at the words my Aunt wrote to me tonight:

“Happy Birthday a few days early… start the celebration now. It’s a good way to be kind to yourself 😙

What a nice sentiment. I didn’t even think of that! Celebrating weeks early, or even just celebrating myself as being an Intentional Act of Kindness.

And that brings me to this:
Sometimes we need to see the world through they eyes of others in order to see exactly what it is we need for ourselves. (Thanks Aunt DeAnne!)

How kind.

More tomorrow.

P.S. Challenge #2 Is On: Confidence 
If you choose to accept this challenge, please join me in

  • Feeling certain. Tap in and trust your most kind self.
  • Believe in the best of any situation. Hold onto and trust that the most kind outcome will be yours.


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Day 275: how to turn the sunday night blues to red

2 Oct

I didn’t realize there was an official description for Sunday Night Blues. I thought it was urban slang slung around by the corporate set, but Wikipedia will have you know:

Sunday night blues is an acute condition, mostly affecting nine-to-five workers and students. This condition is characterized by anxiety about the week ahead and a sense of helplessness and depression. It most often occurs on Sunday afternoons and evenings.

I know the SNB’s are a very real thing.
I have first hand experience from my past.  The moping began around 1pm on Sunday afternoon.  As soon as the clock struck 2pm I would sulk even deeper.  I was in a full-on-crawl-into-the-fetal-position-and-eat-ice-cream-on-the-couch by the time 5pm rolled around.  The closer to midnight the closer I was to turning into a pumpkin …of the commuter kind.

That’s why I treasure where I am these days — on the red hot side of Sunday night.

And, I also know, now, being on the other side — the sunny side up — that the Sunday night blue variety came mostly from being in a job that didn’t fit my values. Sure I had the skills, the knowledge, the attention span, the dedication, the loyalty, the bright ideas and confidence to do the job — but when work doesn’t fit with your purpose, well, it doesn’t “work” for the head, heart, body or soul.

As I sit here tonight, just returned from Columbus, Ohio, just returned from Women on Fire Day, just returned from a long plane-car-boat ride home, all I can think about is how excited I am to wake up tomorrow morning and start working some more.

Because the work fits my life and hugs my heart.

It’s such a treasure that I don’t take for granted.  I always wished for work that would be so deeply fulfilling it would light my fire.  And, I wish this for every woman, sister and daughter.

I have one woman to thank for this gift — Debbie Phillips.
Debbie made it possible for me to create heart based work.  It was Debbie’s inspiration that led to this blog. And, it is Debbie who will take me back to Lake Austin Spa Resort this month to revisit the site where this promise began where both of us will speak at Wise Women Week.

How amazing is Debbie, to not only inspire, but to support and uplift as well.  It is a testament to everything she stands for and wishes for all Women on Fire, including to “cheer on the success of other women”.

Here’s the sunny side up of finding heart centered work: sweet surprises.
Like the surprise I received this week — my upcoming talk at Lake Austin is noted in the October issue of Marie Claire magazine (the one with Reese Witherspoon on the cover).

It’s enough to turn blue into red for me.
And, it could very well be the reason why I no longer crave ice cream on Sunday night— sugar is no longer the only ingredient that sweetens up my life.

If you feel the pangs of the Sunday night blues, or just want some encouragement or inspiration as your weekend ends and the week begins, check out Debbie’s weekly newsletter “The Spark!’ which arrives conveniently every Sunday.

It’s a nice dose of inspiration, strategies and support to start your week. Which I hope will be red hot.

Day 65: sunday night blues?

6 Mar

Tonight we headed west 5.3 miles to watch the sunset over the water.
It was beautiful, which was to be expected.

As the sun began to set, I was reminded of that dreaded disease:
The Sunday Night Blues.

I haven’t experienced full-bore Blues in a few years, not really since leaving Corporate America.

But, I clearly remember the moping around that began right around 3pm on a Sunday afternoon, just as soon the reality of a morning commute, a long week ahead, and a massive workload slowly made its way back into focus.

Tonight, a little bit of blues hit me just as the sun began to set.
It was a demarcation of the weekends official end with precious friends: one friend was already on a plane and two more are to leave in the morning.

But what a good reminder to soak in a fleeting moment.
The sunset was poignant, because I also know it will forever be a life long memory.

Beach Front Parking $3.00

Bottle of Wine: $11.00

6 Pack of Beer: $9.00

Sunset on the Beach:  Free.

Lifelong Memories: Priceless.

And really, aren’t memories some of the best investments?

Sunday night may represent the end of something good.
It’s certainly the end of reunion with friends for me, full of laughter, a few tears, new experiences and a lot of reminiscing.

But, I know it is also the beginning of something special too.

As Papa Sling always said: The sun will rise tomorrow.
Just one more opportunity for a beautiful sunset.

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