Hi, I’m Indra, a writer, singer, homecooking gardener and publisher from Barbados.

If you ever went through any storm that brought you to your knees or tried to snuff you out, you understand how precious peace of mind, redeemed time and a fresh sense of purpose are. I hope this blog is a refreshing and resourceful place you, sweet sister. Guys are welcome here too. We are made differently yet loved equally, so you being here is a blessing too.

The journey here

It was a big challenge at the time, but I was called to get purposefully quiet and start this blog in March 2013. Life went from being busy on the road in studios, rehearsals, coaching and tour-guiding to living on a farm in the countryside of Barbados songwriting, gardening, cooking, hiking, managing libraries, recording in my home studio, growing my faith and starting this blog. During that time, I volunteered on another farm for a year and the time there reminded me of the importance of purpose and pace…read more here.

When you enjoy what you do it can be hard to press pause sometimes, but if the quality and pace of life comprise your essence, health, character or joy and stop you from serving well and shining bright, well…that’s something else…

“Please don’t try to hide the beauty that’s inside you

Don’t you be ashamed of your natural nurturing nature

O sister, you have a purpose in the kingdom

True beauty is not outside, it starts within

And that light that you carry is deeper than your skin

All I’m asking is for you to know you are a gift”

Remember your beautiful design

Pace yourself, sister. You’re not an ox, workhorse or robot and life doesn’t have to look impressive to others to be a blessing. You are a living, breathing, perfectly-loved creation with a purpose that goes beyond what you have or do. Because of that, distractions are strategically placed along your path to try to steal your joy, press panic, get on your last nerve, challenge your faith and derail you from walking well, which none of us can do without daily help and gifted breath.

“Don’t lose your faith

Or let dem jump over the wall or the gate of thy mind

Don’t you lose hope

As challenges they come and go

Daily we pray for the wisdom, courage and strength to endure 

One’s thing’s for sure 

Most High reign forever more…”

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‘Joy within’ is a labour of love that’s on The ‘Top 45 Caribbean Lifestyle Blogs & News Websites To Follow in 2022’ by FeedSpot.