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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 7 :: trust your skills

7 Jan


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I cooked tonight. It’s not as amazing as it used to be since I have joined the prepared foods bandwagon (thank you HelloFresh and Green Chef for giving me some mad kitchen skills). But tonight was special, because it was our very last prepared meal – we have decided to go a la carte and back to our own food shopping.

So, tonight was our last meal, the last dinner of Green Chef. Which made it special because it was also a total flop. Honey Mustard Chicken was not so sweet, and the peas and the saurerkraut side was, well, I believe the culinary term is, “awful” or “yuck.”

But the best part of it all was that I trusted myself so much I knew it wasn’t any mistake I had made in the kitchen to make it a flop. And, that, is coming a long way baby. The execution was perfection if you ask me but the recipe was just NOT our flavor profile.

And that’s okay because it made me stop and realize something big. Huge, really: I can make really awful recipes ALL by myself!

I mean, I have made some truly horrible things in the kitchen (don’t ask about the rock hard pecan pie, the lopsided jello, the pizza on fire and that one chicken recipe). But those were mistakes. I truly didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t have the skills to know how to do better. But tonight, I did know what I was doing and it tasted awful anyway.

And, that, is probably the first time I have ever experienced a perfectly failed recipe! 

Which brings me to tonight’s lesson in trust. Sometimes it takes something tasting perfectly horrible to realize you have to trust your madly wonderful skills.

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 6 :: carol burnett

6 Jan

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We are watching the Golden Globes tonight and I am again in awe of Carol Burnett.

As she accepted her lifetime achievement award, an award named after her, I was thinking about the trust it must have taken for her to make her mark in this world and on Hollywood.

In her own words, “I catch myself day dreaming about being young again and doing at all over, and then I bring myself up short, when I realize how incredibly fortunate I was to be there at the right time,” she shared. “Because what we did then, it couldn’t be done today.”

She was inspiring to me when I was young and watched re-runs of her comedy variety show. And she inspires me now as I better understand what it must have taken for her to achieve her dreams.

And, that, is maybe the lesson of trust for today – to believe in your dreams. 

Thanks for trusting yourself, Carol. And thanks for the laughter and tears.  

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 5 :: be kind

5 Jan


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Today I saw good friends, good people and enjoyed some good food.

For lunch, I met up with my dear friend Diane. She is in her eighties but has the spirit of a young woman. She always inspires me with her inquisitive curiosity and smart questions and funny musings from different decades of her life.

Today, she shared a concept called the “Triad” from one of her trusted and recently departed friends. The Triad is: 

  • Think Outloud
  • Stick to Basics
  • Be Kind

I like the idea of the Triad and I can trust it. Mostly, I trust in kindness. 

So here’s to being kind, with our friendships and ourselves. 

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 4 :: allow, allow, allow

4 Jan

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It’s day four! And so far TRUST keeps telling me to embrace the art of allowing. For me that mostly means getting my head out of the way.

So I am working on it.

Taking in more appreciation and gratitude and letting go of control and controlling thoughts. We’ll see how it goes…. until then, I’m allowing gratitude to take over. 

And allow, allow, allow!

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 3 :: pausing for a moment

3 Jan

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Today, I paused. Not because I planned it or prepared for it, but because I forgot something. I left something at home today so I had to run home at lunch. It was a big fat pause in my day. 

It was actually an interesting experiment in time management. The world didn’t end. I didn’t miss anything. And I actually had a moment in between morning and night to stop and pause.

I am already wondering if TRUST is having me think less and go with the flow more.  

Here’s to going with the flow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 2 :: trust the timing

2 Jan


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Ah, trust. You are already screwing with me. Or at least playing games with my mind. Yesterday, I fell down a flight of stairs. Today, I missed an appointment, mostly because I was on my back all day yesterday and didn’t have time to prepare for the week ahead.

So that leaves me with this lesson of the day: trust the timing. It’s all I can do. My appointment was rescheduled out into the future and there it will wait for me. I am here in the present learning how to trust timing.

Maybe the future date will be better timing instead of today?
Maybe I will learn something or gain something before it arrives?
Maybe it’s just the universe testing my faith in trust?
Or, maybe it is all of the above…whatever it is I am focusing on trust. 

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 1 :: new year, new promise

1 Jan


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It’s baaaaaaaaack!!

It’s a new year and a new day with a new promise. 2019 is the 9th year of this blogging promise and while it seems like I have already explored so many BIG issues (self-care, love, abundance, peak performance, kindness, bliss, yoga, joy….) it’s time to explore something new. 

Trust. 

As in trusting the process, trusting myself, trusting life and allowing all that is to be, well, to be. Trust is a good word. It’s a strong and serious word. 

Trust: a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

I’m sure trust will come with many lessons that I cannot even imagine as I sit here at the beginning of the year. It’s kind of scary, actually. You see, every time I make a promise something happens. Something big. Something I can’t quite see this early in the year but it’s out there waiting for me to walk the path and explore the possibilities.

For instance, when I made a promise not to shop I found the power of love. When I made a promise of “peak performance” I received a year of surgeries and ended up with the NIKE swoosh in a series of scars across my chest. Last year, when I made a promise for “joy” I found a new job, new city and new adventure on the east coast. I never know what will happen, but I will report back here every day.

So today, this is my report. 

As I walked into the NEW YEAR I did not expect to tumble into 2019. But I did. Right down the stairs. I have been lying down ever since with my right foot elevated, covered in ice. There were a few Advils mixed in there too. 

It was not what I had planned for my last day of vacation and first day of the year. I had lists of things to do and stuff to organize and prepare before going back to work. My foot had another idea, apparently. It wanted to be raised high in the sky atop a mountain of pillows for the entire day, pulsating, swollen and bruised. 

The swelling has gone down now that I am in my pajamas and ready for bed. While my foot is still sore I can’t help but think of the irony. Day One of this promise and I am laid up, on a bed, forced to rest. I can only TRUST that this is what my body needed today, a little R&R, a lot of sleep and a few movies to calm my nerves.

So, the first lesson of this Year of Trust is to look before you leap. And, if you tumble, be ready for a trust fall.


Here’s to trusting the adventure ahead and ALLOWING all that is ready to find me, to magically appear. (That, and a smooth path without any bumps or tumbles would be nice too!).Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 61 :: joyous

3 Mar
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Joy is… trusting your gut.

I was thinking about gut instincts today…. and really I am beginning to think they are joy instincts. The instinct of joy pulling you forward to your big dreams, passions, and dream.

Wisdom comes from within. From the joy instinct! 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 244 :: happiness at work

7 Sep

Happiness At Work. It’s a topic that my Curiosity Stream dealt me tonight. So I bit. Since this is the year of Bliss, it seemed like a relevant topic.

The video basically explores the topic of how to make money and have fun, and how some companies around the world are tackling the balance.

But can money buy you happiness — or bliss?  

It’s a great question. Age-old question. Maybe even larger-than-life question. Based on the interviews in this documentary the word on the subject came down to factors that go beyond salary, like…

  • Sense of purpose
  • Respect
  • Doing something bigger than themselves and doing it with other people
But the biggest one was that trusty old T world: TRUST. Which seems to make sense to me.

And that has me thinking….In work and life, in happiness we trust. 

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
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GIFT DAY 091: 30-day gratitude challenge: day 15, are you telling the truth?

1 Apr

Day 15 of the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge over here.

We are half-way there.

Today is an interesting day being April Fool’s Day.
All I can think about is the truth.

Part of me wants to tell you something absurdly funny today. Part of me wants to fool you, to make you laugh, to make you smile, or maybe, to shock your socks off.

I had all sorts of wild ideas of what I could write.

You would have loved it!
But it came down to this — it would not have been the truth.

And I want this place to be so near and dear to my heart that it is always the truth — as much of the truth that I am clear about in the moment.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good joke.

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I can easily play the fool. I come from a long line of pranksters. My grandfather, God bless him, was a PREACHER and a PRANKSTER all wrapped into one big bear-hug of a man.

He would tease us with candy cigarettes, pretending they were real just to see how we would react when he offered one our way.

In his heyday he was known to have more than a few jokes up his sleeve. I inherited his wide angle on enlightenment and an appreciation for the funny bone too.

So today, it’s not easy for me to hold back. I SO want to unleash some funny! But, I never want to fool you.

It’s just not what this promise is about.

Let me stick to what I know I am grateful for:
1) Memories of my Grandpa – such a funny man!
2) April showers that will bring May flowers
3) Your trust

And that’s the truth.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore (fearless),
Jamie

{The truth? You don’ t have to share… but it feels so good when you do! Share what you’re grateful for in the comments section below.}

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