A Visit to a Community Health Fair | Composting session at Recycle Haynesville

What do you do with your fruit peels? Over the weekend, I went to ‘Recycle Haynesville’ – a health-fair, coordinated by Barbados Red Cross, that brought the community together with a family-friendly event on a bright Saturday afternoon. At the dawn of a national drive for a “Plastic-free 2020” officially starting April 1st, Barbadians are […]

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10 Activities You Can Do At Home To Promote Patience & Proactivity

Our mindset makes a huge impact on our approach to what otherwise might seem mundane, but necessary. Think about your daily or weekly to-dos at home; which ones are the most frequent and which seem the most tedious (at the moment)? The contents of our lives may be different but there are some tasks that […]

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Weaning off plastic and making better Eco-friendly decisions

Plastic is a problem. It’s a lot like gluten – almost everywhere and in a whole lot of things. As I become more aware of just how serious this plastic problem is, and how it affects the earth, step by step I’m making a point to get educated on the topic of sustainability and make […]

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Vocal-care home remedies For Speakers, Singers & Podcasters

Hey there, is your voice key in your career? You don’t need to be a vocal pro to know that a sore throat, an annoying cough or stuffy nose are three of the least favourite things on most people’s list. While this isn’t to replace any medical advice, there are home remedies – things like […]

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One Week In Five Minutes – Shopping, Recording, Cleaning & Yardwork {VIDEO}

There’s no one formula to being a creative freelancer. Knowing what tempo works well for your tasks and quality of life in the present season you’re in helps include wellness into the design of your business. Burnout is not fun, and it can sap energy and stifle creativity; that’s enough incentive to find the best […]

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Sargassum seaweed: sightings and solutions

It arrived like a silent visitor of the sea, appearing in one area – then another – and another. Sargassum seaweed. Along the south east and north coasts of the island, heaps of the moss/seaweed are more prominent and seen along the shoreline. After a few days, the colour of it darkens as it’s dried […]

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Art gardening with JulBe

“Gardening gives me great joy!” ~ JulBeArtGardens Photos from this lovely and elegant lady’s beautiful and bountiful garden decorate social media, showcasing food and flowers grown with love. Here is the first guest post on this ‘Joy within‘ blog, by Instagram gardening sensation, a gracious gem of a lady, Julia Benn. Join us on a journey […]

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Gardening is…

One of my favourite things about being in the garden is listening to the beautiful sounds of birds in the morning.  🐦 What about you? We’d love to hear about your gardening journey, and what food or flowers you’re growing. Have you read: Growing cherry 🌶 peppers

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