“Sparkle” Brunch & Workshop – Barbados {Podcast}

Hi y’all, whatever time or season it is where you are, i hope it’s bright. Today’s post shares a podcast review of Sunday’s refreshing gathering for enterprising women, called “Sparkle.” The pics that you’ll see here showcase the decorating gift of a grace-filled friend who shines quietly behind the scenes, yet her God-given talent shines […]

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Lessons on business from ‘Global Entrepreneurship’ Grand Salle event

Entrepreneurship is a muscle-building experience. It’s also a fabulous adventure, yet it isn’t for everyone, and that’s totally cool. Though we all have gifts, some are best or happiest expressed as hobbies, small circle activities, seasonal activities or deeds of service. Running and growing an enterprise while serving your audience consistently well, is a responsibility…businesses don’t […]

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1 Day of Blogging in a 1 minute video: Cafe Moya on the west coast

one day of blogging in a one minute video

When’s the last time you decided to have a light adventure right where you are – no packing, flight or holiday occasion needed? As an entrepreneur, you’re (hopefully) in a position to assign and align pockets of gifted time with whatever activities and tasks are on the menu for any given day. One of the […]

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Identifying, nurturing, and sharing your gifts – Part II {encouragement}

You are gifted, and there is a purpose for your life. The other day, I did a facebook live that brought in a lot of comments and messages with requests to expand. The message in it sprung from a series of conversations where some women shared that they weren’t sure if they were, and are […]

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When Creative Workshops Get It WRITE {video}

Hi there pleasant people, hope your week started on a bright note, and you and yours are safe and sound. How was your weekend? Today’s topic – creative workshops Working online has many benefits, but there’s something unique that happens at events that bring people together in-person, for a shared purpose. Saturdays are quiet (on […]

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What’s new & what’s on the horizon for ‘Joy within” blog

Hiya, ok this is a quick one to share an update about what’s up, and what’s on the way.  It means a lot that you’ve taken the time to subscribe, visit, read, share, and encourage so it’s important to me that you have an idea of where and how this journey’s blossoming. So, without further […]

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Meet Chrystal – Regional Calypso Queen and international example of endurance

Hey there, it’s “Celebrate A Sister” time again! Her name is synonymous with calypso music in Barbados and the Caribbean, as both an Artist, Songwriter and coach. I had the gift of seeing and hearing her onstage at The Frank Collymore Hall in December last year as a special feature in Handel’s “Messiah” stage production […]

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Work and Rest as a rhythm for life – by Joanne Nicholls

Today’s guest in the “Celebrate A Sister” series is Joanne, a clinical therapist, researcher, and mom joining us from the U.S. In this 🎙 podcast post, she shares on “rest & work” and highlights the significance of each individually, and together harmoniously. This is something a lot of us wrestle with – not so much the working part…it’s […]

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Jewelry Designer, Nisha Doughlin answers her calling with Metah Designs

Hey beautifuls, it’s time for a new feature in the “Celebrate A Sister” series, so y’all know there is a bright smile on my face right about now. Meet entrepreneur Nisha Doughlin; she’s the owner of Metah Designs (pronounced ‘mee-tah’) joining us from Trinidad & Tobago. Nisha took a leap of faith and started her own […]

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Moving to a new home in 7 steady & somewhat sweaty steps

Moving can require a lot of energy, but it can also be a muscle-building, clutter-busting power workout and decorating adventure. It isn’t that I’ve gotten moving ‘down to a T,’ or that it’s a sweet walk in the park, but as a girl, my family moved 5 times, and since then (in between lots of […]

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