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Day 175: How To Blog Series: Bloopers!

24 Jun

The best part….

Before I return tomorrow, LIVE, I want to share my best bloopers with you! In today’s How To Blog Video Series, I share my flubs, mistakes, mess-ups and crack-ups.

Why: Because nobody is perfect and there’s nothing better than a good laugh.

If nothing else: I hope you enjoyed the sights around Martha’s Vineyard this week.

Resources and Inspiration:
After this last week I hope you are ready to blog, or take your blog to the next level. If you would like a quick read and a comprehensive handbook on the subject, or are just ready to get down to business, check out this book:
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

You may also want to follow:
Chris Brogan
Tim Ferris
BlogHer
The Daily Love

Like numbers?  here’s the Top 100 Blogs

Thank you again: to Justin for helping me film this series… (couldn’t have done it without you!)

Enjoy: The quick blooper tour around the island! See you tomorrow…

And, here is today’s video:

Link to the video on YouTube is below:

Why Am I Doing This?
I am somewhere in the Grand Canyon, rafting the Colorado River right now… which means I have no access to computers or an internet connection.  So, while I am taking a trip down the river, I want to take you on a trip around Martha’s Vineyard, sharing both the sights I love on this little island and my favorite blogging tips. 

It’s all in an effort to keep my promise to blog everyday this year and learn to lovemore and fearless. Did I mention I am afraid of the water? And, I am in a raft right now in the Grand Canyon?

I am keeping a diary while riding the waves and will report back as soon as we hike out of the canyon.  

Until then, I attempt to answer the questions people ask me about how to blog in this video series.  It’s not perfect…but it is published! And, that’s the point.

Enjoy!
xo~
Jamie  

Day 159: f*ing friday :: feminine mystique

8 Jun

TGIF.
F*ing Fridays are back!
And, they will continue to occur on Friday. I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5 in Year 1, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.

Last week I dove into the word Flip Flops

Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the words:
Feminine Mystique.

As in, where is the love?

Love can be puzzling at times.
It’s so hugely, largely, enormous, that word. L.O.V.E.

It can mean so many things in various degrees – family, friends, lovers, partners, children, neighbors, community, this one spinning world.

I am learning that love IS all things in this LOVEMORE journey of mine

But, I am committed to learning more. So, this week I spent every night soaking in lessons on a critical piece of the puzzle at Love University, a program offered by En*theos Academy and Mastin Kipp from The Daily Love.

To break it down, love is …from a scientific view pretty cut and dry — male energy and female energy (no matter the coupling). This is based on much research and work from the likes of David Deida, Patricia Allen, Marianne Williamson, Allison Armstrong, and more.

The work is much deeper than my little brain can compute in this tiny little blog post, so I will focus on what stood out most for me: GODDESS TIME.

For people with a core of feminine energy (me for instance) the amygdala needs to be relaxed and worry free (not in fight or flight mode) in order to truly engage in deeply connected relationship love.

The answer?  Settle down the amygdala. Turn off the f*ing fight or flight frenzy.
Enter: GODDESS TIME!

Otherwise known as self-care. Think bubble baths, meditation, yoga, and other ways to let feminine energy flow.

It’s amazing how something so simple can make such a huge difference. An hour to yourself. A commitment to be in charge of nothing.  A peaceful moment. A deep breath.

Proven to be good for the mind, body, soul, as well as, finding and keeping LOVE!

But, not all relationships work out. So, what to do when the proverbial shit hits the relationship fan? Mastin recommended a mantra, or a call to a higher question.

For instance:

  • Where is the grace in this?
  • How can I be even more love in this situation?

I think it’s a good practice to live by, no matter what problem, mess or complication we’re trying to solve — be it matters of the heart, career or community.

Personally, I can’t help but hear the Black Eyed Peas echoing through my head,  “Where is the love, the love, the love?

But, I know it’s hard to remember when life falls apart.
As a survivor of cancer, divorce, sugar addiction and the ultimate heartbreak of my mother’s death, I can testify that love keeps it all together, even when it seems there is nothing left.

And, I think it’s the best mantra when I need to find perspective in life, love and the pursuit of happiness.

Surviving with grace is like putting together a puzzle —
keeping love in view is like finding the corner pieces first.

With that, I leave you with the words of the Black Eyed Peas:

Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y’all

Day 131: f*ing friday :: frank

11 May

TGIF.
F*ing Fridays are back!
And, they will continue to occur on Friday. I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5 in Year 1, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.

Last week I dove into the word Friends In France 

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

As in, playing it forward.

This morning I opened up my email an found a gift in the daily love newsletter from Mastin Kipp.
It was a free rental of the movie May I Be Frank.
You can watch the trailer below or here:

In a sentence, this movie is about the transformation of one man in 42 days — on a diet of raw food, self-acceptance and gratitude.

As the subtitle says, this is a story about Sex, Drugs and Transformation. 

The movie got me thinking of that heavy duty word: transformation.

More than anything else, I reviewed my own transformation over this Promise 365 journey. I especially thought of everything I tried and stumbled upon last year in my promise not to shop for clothes or shoes and instead invest in my head, heart, body and soul.

What sticks out most to me now (especially since beginning my journey in year 2 to lovemore and fearless) is how simple and easy this transformation thing really is — and how overly complicated it always seems in the process.

What I have learned is this:
It all boils down to love.  

And service. 

So I am paying it forward to someone else.
Here is one free rental of the movie Let Me Be Frank.

First person to click here gets it.  Enjoy!

And …Happy F*ing Friday!
xo~Jamie

P.S. Speaking of LOVE… I can’t get the Jason Mraz theme song from the movie out of my head.  You can listen to it here, and ask yourself this question:  What would love do now?

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