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Put Friendship on your To-Do List

Erica W. Jamieson
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Women's friendships

2018 was a pivotal year for women. It’s no wonder that along with raising voices for sexuality, in politics and in the workplace, we have also raised the mantle for women’s friendships and community. One of the unique components in creating community for women is how quickly we click. Like LEGO pieces snapping together to …

Feel the Tingling of a New Year!

Erica W. Jamieson
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Welcome the New Year by celebrating the old! New Year’s Eve is two weeks away. 2018 will be put to bed with the same fanfare that I used to put my children to bed. Celebrations and negotiations! Remember those days? The navigations in getting them in the bathroom washed and PJ’ed. The negotiations over what …

Finding balance in life, like being told to be more present, is a great destination if you can get there. Without a roadmap it’s like wandering lost with a dead iPhone and no GPS to guide you. As a Life Coach, Death Doula and educator I strive to help my clients create that roadmap. I …

white teeth

Is My Smile Aging, Too? My godmother was thrilled when she chipped her front teeth. After the initial shock of having tripped on cracked pavement in a restaurant parking lot, she said, “Now I can have my smile back!” I didn’t understand what she meant until she explained while sitting in my dental chair. “My …

A Vision Board Skeptic No More

Erica W. Jamieson
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Vision Board

My vision board started out as an empty canvas as they always do. I was at a visioning event hosted by the Temple Isaiah Women’s Group. Amy Phillips, an artist, a communications specialist and the founder of Girl Empowerment LA., was our facilitator. In preparation, we were asked to write our response to seven prompts …

I grew up in a culture that did not encourage women to travel, especially not without a man by her side. Though I constantly staggered under the weight of these archaic, conservative norms, there was a part of me that longed to fly. Lulled by the tropical sun in my small hometown, I dared to …

Fear is not an ingredient!

I was with a group of people recently when I heard someone say, about someone else, “She can cook, but she sure can’t bake.” This struck me as utterly absurd. Both involve ingredients and measuring and mixing, I wanted to (inexplicably) yell. Both depend upon stoves or ovens to bring their magic to completion! In …

Live 10,000 Extraordinary Days

Erica W. Jamieson
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Extraordinary mornings

More Extraordinary Birthday Reflections, this time from a 54 yr old! You should buy yourself a random gift on your birthday. I did that today. My fifty-fourth birthday. I packed up the husband and the college freshman (home on spring break) and drove to the desert. We live in one of those pleasant states where …

Turning 50

Turning 50 in 50 days, I remembered the art of gratitude & forgiveness I found my “Fiftiness” this morning folded into child’s pose on a dog-hair covered area rug on my family room floor. It was in the dark quiet stillness of those moments before the sun peaks into the front windows and the shower …

You Unstuck

The start of every New Year is often the marker for smashing the “make a change” button.  Some people are great at setting goals and have the follow-through to achieve them.  Some are a tad wobbly, afraid and just slide into the status quo and kind of muck around forever. Some try to take off …

jumpstart

What if the notion of getting unstuck is simply overwhelming? I asked Libby Gill, CEO of the business coaching and brand strategy firm Libby Gill & Company for some steps on how to get started.  Libby provided the following exercise to. . . Jumpstart Your Year with a Bold Risk Sometimes we need a little …