Volume I | January 2019
Monthly News & Updates
Thank you for following the journey. Each month I hope to bring you stories of inspiration, living life and the ultimate path each of us are on. Be sure to check out my website www.JamieValvano.com with regard to speaking engagements and more.... and most of all I encourage you to Be Extraordinary today.
A Year of Endless Opportunities
• Adopting Resolutions… Check
• Setting Intentions… Check
• Creating the perfect Vision Board… Check and Double Check

I am beyond prepared for 2019, but somehow I cannot seem to move forward. My mind wanders back to one of my Dad’s favorite poems. I can recall him reciting the puzzling verses from the
“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, penned by T.S. Eliot. Eliot’s poem captures a middle aged man in need of a personal revolution, but unable to escape his own mental prison. The speaker states, “time yet for a hundred indecisions, and a hundred visions and revisions, before the taking of a toast and tea.”  

My how I can relate to poor J. Alfred, as I spend hours each day carefully dissecting my choices. The uncertainty of the end result keeps me paralyzed, and constantly preoccupied with further analysis. I revise my visions and stay stuck in indecision. Inspiring people willing to connect with me go unnoticed. Engraved invitations for magical adventures are forever sealed. The universe opens a door to an experience never felt…I stretch my neck as far as I can to peek inside…and then scurry away to construct a list of pros and cons before I take the leap.  

None of us can be certain of the outcome to any of our selections. And yet, if we stay bogged down in the decision process we run the risk of missing out on all that is within reach. Our best efforts to avoid mistakes do nothing but rob us of personal miracles. The days are coming, and I for one refuse to waste another moment frozen in contemplation.  Instead of wrestling with every possible outcome, I have decided to embrace the endless opportunities. No resolution, intention, or vision has any power until we step onto the stage…own our spotlight…and begin to shine. 

2019…join me in the year waiting to be fully lived. 
Popular Presentations

An Extraordinary Life
Conceiving an audcious vision, surrounding yourself with a passionate team, and refusing to give up are the key components to rising above the ordinary. Jamie shares the unbelievable story of her father's legacy, and her own battle to survive and advance through hardships. Individuals will be inspired to take a closer look at every area of their own lives as they contemplate the unimaginable that is well within reach.

Sharing a wonderful afternoon with the owners of Kennedy Office, Charlie Kennedy ,and Mary Catherine K. Sigmon, and their dedicated employees.

"Jamie's message of life after the diagnosis of cancer is powerful in the true meaning of hope and understanding survivorship. She is able to connect with audiences of all ages and her message is captivating as she connects with the human spirit in each of us."

Kevin W Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN
President, Duke Hospital