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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 64 :: trust is power

6 Mar


I am watching Dr. Strange for the first time start to finish tonight. I have seen scenes and caught lines here and there. But I have never really watched the movie. I don’t usually gravitate to this sort of thing but I have to say I am liking it. 

I am entertained. I am also intrigued. Because there is power in patience. And there is power in trust. 

Even if we are not in some version of a Marvel movie. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.



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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 217 :: you can do anything

13 Aug

Day 217: You can.

My mantra is You Can Do Anything. And you can.
Case in point: this dog.

In this video, you can watch this dog climb down a ladder (thanks for the video DeAnne!). Yes, a dog. Climb down a ladder.

It just goes to show that we can do more than we know.
If only we believe.
You can do anything!

More tomorrow.

{you can do it}

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 178 :: phoning home

2 Jul

Day 177: Messages.

I found myself lost on this site tonight. Loving the messages. There seemed to be one for every one of my moods. It has nothing to do with yoga. But, hey! Maybe it does…

Each phone cover reminds me of what I have to do:

Get shit done. Everyday. Yoga, work, blog, life….

But first, I do coffee.

Which makes me feel like a superhero. Like I can do anything.

And that reminds me. We can do anything. Not everything.
But we can do anything.

More tomorrow.

{what are you doing?}

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 264 :: believe and receive

23 Sep

We drove home today and on the long and winding roads that cover the Oregon Coast I saw a sign. Among all the ocean views and rain drops we turned a corner and a sign stood out in front of me. It said:

“Believe and Receive.”

I couldn’t get those words out of my head. In the instant that we passed it, all I could ponder was how much sense it made to me.

Believe and Receive.

It seems in this year of peak performance that is one of the lessons I am learning: How strong beliefs and passion lead to peak performance.

What you believe you do. What you do leads to action. Action leads to results. Results are contagious and lead to more energy, more passion, more trust and faith in your beliefs. And then the process repeats.

Believe and Receive. Receive and Believe.
What a beautiful circle. What a powerful sign.

I believe you can do anything.
What do you believe? 

More tomorrow. 


 {what do you believe?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 260 :: just a little love note

17 Sep

Just a little love note tonight… in case you want one.

For some reason I labeled it #1, which means there may be more…

More tomorrow.


 {who do you want to send a love note to?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 245 :: the power of persistence

2 Sep

I swung a tennis racket today. For the first time in a long time, well since my surgeries. It felt soooooooo good. It also has me thinking about peak performance.

I am SO far from physical peak performance these days. But there is one thing I know that is very true — muscle can rebuild. Bodies can change.

Now it’s up to me to add a little persistence to this peak performance promise. And if there’s something I know something about… well, it’s persistence…

…she says as she writes blog post #1, 340.

Oh, yeah… and you can do anything.

More tomorrow.


 {what will you add persistence to?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 067 f*ing friday: fleur-de-lis

8 Mar

We haven’t had an F*ing Friday around here for a while.

So why not tonight?

In Year 1 and Year 2 of The Promise 365 I devoted Fridays to F-words. You know, the good ones. Like these:

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Fabulous
  • Free
  • Faith
  • to name a few….

Today is dedicated to the word fleur-de-lis.
As in ….an art party.

its an art party, bottle and bottega

As you know, I believe you can do anything.
And now I am convinced that ANYONE can learn to paint!

Why? Because I spent the last twenty-four hours with my good friend Nancy and her biz partner Stephanie who created Bottle & Bottega.

B&B is a new client, and if I can brag for them — they were just named HOTTEST FRANCHISE CONCEPT for 2013 by USA Today!

It’s an art party.
And it’s awesome!

Think wine.
Think art.
Think craft beer, craft-y, craft-tastic.

It’s like an art class mixed with a wine party with a dash of funky, cool, awesome.

painting party

Plus, you get to take your painting home.

Truth be told, I am a wanna-be painter.I painted in college (I actually could have been a ART MINOR in college but I refused to take Art History. I didn’t want to lose the slot of a studio art class to a boring lecture class — if only I had known how cool art history was then…C’est la vie!!)

But I have let my painting lapse. It has gone dormant.
So last night, at Bottle & Bottega, I was thrilled to jump back in.

It was easy — there’s an art instructor on site breaking down the painting into easy steps.

It was relaxing –but of course! We had wine.

It was a total diversion and a break from the daily grind — escapism at its best!

Here’s my final painting.

my final art

I feel totally great about hanging it on a wall. And it was painted in under 3 hours. While sipping wine. And laughing. And getting my hands dirty.

And it was a good reminder of that phrase I always write about…

Even paint.

All you need is a little help, guidance, inspiration, and good friends.

Oh yeah, and don’t forget the wine.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore (fearless),

{Like to paint? Wish you could paint? Afraid of paint? Share in the comments section.}

GIFT DAY 054: i feel pretty, oh so pretty

23 Feb

It was spa day over here.

Lily painted my nails today and braided my hair.Then we had some post spa fun with a phone APP called Picute.Don’t we look cute?

It’s amazing how the little things can make me happy.
More tomorrow.

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GIFT DAY 053: my socks can talk

22 Feb

My socks don’t normally talk.

Except today, when I pulled them out of my suitcase and they screamed, “I AM AWESOME.”

socks, the promise 365, jamie eslinger, thepromisedaily.com

It’s hard to ignore that sort of fanfare, especially when it’s coming from your feet.

I forgot about these totally inspiring socks until today. They were tucked in my stocking at Christmas (thanks Kim!).

I rediscovered them on the best day possible.

Laura invited me to join her on a run today.

At first, I thought of an ABUNDANCE of excuses to decline…

I have to write my blog, I haven’t run in months, I started my period, my computer needs me.

Then I looked down at my feet. They screamed back.

“I am awesome.”

How could I say NO to toes like that?
So I went for the run.

I forgot how much I hate the taste of my lungs bleeding and the feeling of my legs tingling after gasping for air on an uphill climb.

I also forgot how great it feels to finish a run, walk off the pain, and then melt into a nice, hot shower.

It was exhilarating. Like I actually did something.

Thanks Laura, for the invite.
Thanks Kim, for the socks.
Thanks toes, for the reminder.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget what we can do.

It’s even more difficult to remember things like, “I am awesome” in moments of wavering and waffling and the myriad of excuses that go along with them.

But it’s most comforting to know that sometimes inspiration is as easy as looking down.

At your toes.

More tomorrow.

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Day 279: a year from now…

6 Oct

I couldn’t help but smile at this quote today:

Especially since we are in the midst of packing and moving…again.

Such is change.

“Change” has become such a part of my existence that I’m really not afraid of it anymore. Maybe a little sick of change, but not afraid of it.

And, I have come to learn, there is a big difference between the two.

That reminds me of something…
A year from now, you will wish you had started today.

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