I received the tragic news of Jamie Zimmerman’s death two days ago. She passed away Monday after a terrible accident in Hawaii, and was just 31.
For those of you who didn't have the chance to meet her, Jamie was a phenomenal person. As a child, she'd appeared on TV shows such as 7th Heaven and Boston Public.
After working in Congolese refugee camps and the Amazon rainforest, she went on to earn a doctorate of medicine, and her mission was to help people use science and spirituality to live their best lives.
To use her words, she was “living her passion,” marrying meditation and medicine along with her insatiable desire to give. Since the end of the summer, Jamie was a woman on a mission.
She was working on a book proposal, doing speaking engagements and we’d begun collaborating on a mindbodygreeen wellness education project, which we'd titled “Make your Passion your Paycheck,” based on a highly successful talk she’d given at Wanderlust.