Jamie Zimmerman of ABC News Drowns Crossing River

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Jamie Zimmerman, 31, who worked as a medical expert and reporter for ABC News, drowned in Hawaii while on vacation. According to Hawaii Now Jamie may have been trying to walk across the shallow Lumahai River where it joins the Pacific Ocean. Jamie lost her footing and was swept out to sea. Lifeguards found her body 200 yards east of the river mouth.

Jamie had a personal website Jamiezmd.com where she taught meditation and encouraged others to do what they love:

Make a living doing what you love. Don't be a cog in someone else's wheel. You have a unique purpose and, when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. You can make your passion your paycheck. I'll show you how.

Waiting for the #subway. Life in #NYC #overexposed

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In memory of Jamie, here is her professional bio which she posted on her site:

Jamie Zimmerman, M.D. is a physician, meditation teacher and author who lectures internationally on “meditation medicine” and living with passion and purpose. Her voice has been featured on ABC.com, Yahoo News, MindBodyGreen, Yoga Journal, and The Huffington Post Live. A meditator since age 16, Jamie has had the privilege of studying with many of today’s leading instructors, teaches in Spanish and English, and offers free guided meditations at www.jamiezmd.com.

Passionate about global health, Jamie has lived and worked around the globe—from Belize, Haiti and the Thai/Burma border to Congolese refugee camps and the Amazon rainforest. She believes that healing—on the individual and global level—happens from the inside out. In this vein, she recently organized and hosted a “Unite for Peace” event with bestselling author Marianne Williamson in New York City.

As a teenager, Jamie performed on such shows as 7th Heaven, Boston Public and The Practice. Jamie now combines her backgrounds in television, meditation, and medicine as a health journalist and mindfulness maven at ABC National News in New York, where she’s teaching many of her colleagues to meditate. Outside of work, she loves spending time in nature, exploring museums, yoga classes, cafes, and outdoor concerts with friends. Please keep in touch on Twitter, Facebook, and here.

Jamie Zimmerman loved life and here is an appropriate quote which she posted on her Instagram account last month:

Love this- via @DrDosanj

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