My name is Jamie.
I am a writer, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), dancer, bookworm, geek girl and fur mom to beautiful border collies. I live in the gorgeous Greater Salt Lake area and this site is a central repository for my online writing portfolio and samples of the types of work I routinely do.
Why Palimpsest Living?
Palimpsest: (n) a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text.
In the Middle Ages, parchment was exceedingly precious and often difficult to obtain in adequate quantities. It became common practice to reuse old manuscripts by washing or scraping away the text of existing works and writing new words where the old had been.
I believe that our lives work in just the same way. Every day is a fresh chance to take what we have and make something and more beautiful out of it. Whether that means swapping a bad habit for a good one, finding the perfect words to express an idea in a new and powerful way, or diving headlong into new adventures, it’s never too late to do better or make something amazing of yourself and the world.