Including Fitness Into Your Freelancer Lifestyle

Y’know the Health app on your phone? Do you ever monitor it? Hopefully, your digital ‘device’ isn’t always in your hand throughout the day to count every step you take and every move you make, but the app comes in handy for checking your daily physical activity. Health and Fitness I’ll start by saying I’m […]

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Setting The Scene For Your Writing Journey

Hi writers. Isn’t it funny (at times) how some think that because you have a creative career, there’s never any planning or method to the process? Though a lot of an artist’s life is free-flowing, knowing how and where we work best is important to maintaining a rhythm and growing a gift from hobby to […]

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Making The Most Of A National Holiday {Kadooment Day – The Quiet Way}

Hi there, as I type this post, the distant sound of fast-paced drum and bass is travelling across seawater, up the hill and trickling into the atmosphere. The sound is so faint, but every now and then, the wind blows the sound faintly in this direction. It’s Kadooment Day (Carnival Day) – a national holiday […]

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How To Complete Multiple Writing Assignments With Different Composition Styles

Okay, so you have different assignments to write, complete, hand-in or upload. The research methods and tools may vary but the timelines given are pretty close together. One writing format is more conversational or poetic and the other is more academic or corporate. This is probably where I’ll mention straight-up that my default writing, thinking and […]

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Freelancer WorkWeek – Pacing Writing With B&B Housecleaning in Barbados {Video}

Hi there, today’s post shares a combo of sit-down-and-focus work and physical-on-your-feet work. Ever have one of those days or weeks when the list of things to do involves different parts of your brain, so it’s a test of endurance and patience to get through them? Well, those are often the times when looking on […]

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3 Tips To Help Creative Introverts Become Confident Coaches

Hi there, do you have a wealth of creative experience and a calling to coach others? Think you’re too ‘shy’ or too much of an ‘introvert’ to teach but keep being asked to speak up and share your insight? No worries. You don’t need to be an outgoing or arrogant person to be an efficient […]

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7 Lessons Learned From Living In A House With Just One Tiny Mirror

Hi there. L’il question for ya: how many mirrors are in your home? It never really crossed my mind in the years living in that house on a farm in the countryside, that all that time there was only one tiny mirror. It also never bothered me or seemed to be anything significant…until now. Image […]

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Freelancer WorkWeek In Barbados {Cleaning, Rehearsals, Magazine & Music}

Growing up in The Caribbean, most of us were taught (as children) to know the ‘time and place’ to do this or that. For example, tantrums in supermarkets (or anywhere for that matter), interrupting two adults in conversation, ‘talkin’ back’ to a parent or teacher, puttin’ up your feet while wearing shoes on the sofa […]

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Freelancer WorkFlow – Setting Your Pace To Suit Your Life {Video}

Hey there, do you ever feel overwhelmed about how to set a pace for completing work tasks and tending to household duties? There’s no cookie-cutter template for a creative freelancer, so be sure design a structure and set a tempo that works well for you and your clients. Setting your pace How and when do you […]

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A Day Pacing Household Duties With Freelance Work – in Barbados {Video}

Each of our lives has different components but since the question about keeping up with housework and a creative career comes in a lot when others share their aspiration and fears about starting their own business and scheduling, I thought to share what a day looks like. Not every day is the same; in this […]

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Mindset Refresh with Joanne Nicholls of The McKenzie Project {Podcast}

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Growing through and beyond pain is a journey that is well worth the effort. Our thought life and understanding of truth are so important to overcoming whatever situations we’ve faced or circumstances we may still be breathing through. Just like aloe vera gel and turmeric leave a residue when not addressed, so too can pain […]

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When Busyness Is An Alibi Or An Escape…

Hi there, have you ever had a busy day that ended with you feeling more exhausted than productive? Ever had to pause to remember what you actually did to merit spending so much in gas, commuting cash, precious hours and energy? It can happen if we’re not purposeful about the time we’re gifted, the personal […]

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Tune Into The Benefits Of Journaling For Healthy Thinking {Video}

Hi there, do you journal? If yes, are you into gratitude journaling, prayer journaling, goal journaling, art or project journaling or a combo of all or some of those? Journaling is a tool that can help you: enjoy quiet time, as it harmonizes well with writing engage in a calming tactile activity that serves as […]

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Benefits of Setting Healthy Boundaries For Your Home-Based Business

Healthy boundaries in business are both good for us and our clients. Without them, it can lead to toe-mashing, reason-offering, game-playing, elbow-jabs, arm-wrestling – and stress, and that last punk is no fun. It’s also a health risk, and as someone who has to intentionally keep migraines at bay since being accidentally hit with a […]

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Freelancer Workflow – Blogging And Vlogging From Bridgetown, Barbados {Video}

Bridgetown

Hey y’all, here’s an easy-to-watch video sharing a bit of Bridgetown while on my workflow during a full week. Right after, there’s a list of freelancer business tips from lessons learned while mostly working from home in this season. Little question so we can get better acquainted: are you from Barbados or have you ever […]

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Growing In Gratitude Wherever We’re Planted {Video}

Hi there, in today’s video post I’m sharing two things: a bit on my quest to grow in gratitude daily an invitation to join the joy journey and hop on the thankfulness train starting right where you are As I mentioned a few times here and on IG, this blog started in a tough season […]

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Cosy Cafes To Cool Down in Bridgetown, Barbados

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Working from home is a discipline. Going to an office on a daily basis also requires discipline, but we’re a lot less likely to put up our feet in pockets of free time or synchronize file uploads with laundry loads in public places. In between home duties and work tasks, at some point, all (or […]

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Sister To Sister – Choosing Encouragement Over Envy And Community Over Isolation

There isn’t a woman I know who doesn’t have a journey of bright highlights and heartbreaking challenges, beautiful smiles and oceans of tears, bestie memories and betrayal let-downs, wonderful surprises and painful trials, confidence-injections and insecurity battles, celebration moments and passing storms, things to look forward to, things to breathe past and things long gone. […]

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All About That Content – Beyond The Business of it

It’s a new day and I’m giving thanks. It’s not always automatic – thanksgiving, that is…sometimes the breaking news of the day can break your heart for a season. But right this minute, I’m giving thanks. One of the many things I enjoy about blogging is a certain word that always comes up: content. From […]

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Be On Schedule Without Being A Hostage To Time {encouragement}

Hiii, it’s been about 3 weeks my last post, which is pretty interesting considering the title. i didn’t forget about y’all in the least, but there are ’nuff posts here to munch on and work through in the archives. i was also on a limited phone-use regime (6-7 minutes total a day.) A big welcome […]

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Personal Development Training For Entrepreneurs

Hi sweet peeps, how’s your week so far? I hope bright, but if it happens to be a tough time, compassion to you. Leading a business while growing through a challenging season is taxing on the brain; it tugs on the heart and filters into the mind. If that’s where you are right now, you’re […]

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Freelancer Top Task Management Tips For Client Referrals & Repeat Business {Video}

How’s your day so far and how is business? Let’s talk freelancing and timing. As a work-from-home–or-anywhere entrepreneur, it’s important to ‘follow-through‘ on what you say you’ll do, in a timely fashion. Please don’t get nervous. Today’s 5-minute video isn’t about perfection; it’s about top task management tips that can generate client referrals and repeat business with […]

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By The Work Of Her Hands – Fashion with Sheldene Brathwaite {Podcast}

Hi there. Many people think that in order to be an entrepreneur you need to be an extrovert, but that’s not so. Today’s post and podcast episode highlight a new guest in the ‘Celebrate A Sister‘ series, Sheldene Brathwaite. She was a shy person who had to step out in faith to start her businesses […]

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Sharing one message through many social media avenues

Hey there, if social media is a key part of your online business plan, you’re likely to enjoy the fruit of today’s message. Let’s talk about language, social media, message and community for a moment. Alright so, in terms of platforms (not a fan of the word, but hey) we’ll walk through 7 today: YouTube […]

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Keeping Up With Content For Your Blog

Hiya. Today, on the menu we’ve got a short video with encouragement and tips on how to create content consistently for your blog. It’s one thing to start and launch a blog and a whole other thing to keep it consistent – keep content flowing and then beyond mapping, writing, and publishing that content, to take […]

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Journey Of A Writer – Interview with Linda M. Deane {PODCAST}

It’s time for a new feature in the ‘Celebrate A Sister‘ series. Meet Linda M. Deane, a storyteller, writer, publisher, mum and co-founding director of an innovative organization, ArtsEtc. In today’s episode, Linda walks us through her interesting journey with words and invites us into the mind and life of a diligent wordsmith and literary event […]

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Encouragement For Those Days When…

Showing genuine appreciation is so important in how others…how we experience and receive care, compassion and encouragement. Very often WE like to receive, yet so many of us seldom take a step forward…to be vulnerable yet brave…to reach out and say, “I appreciate you” or even two little words that mean so much – “thank […]

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Finding Your Ideal Client, Making The Connection & Growing Your Business {VIDEO}

Your Business, your Ideal Client and your Wellness; there’s a connection, especially if you’re an entrepreneur who is directly interacting with your customers. Here’s the post where I mention that and also promised to share the video featured here today. In it, we’ll take a light walk through a .PDF I compiled, that comes with keys to […]

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Be the Boss of your Phone – not the other way around {encouragement}

Remember when BBs came to town? Blackberries – the phone, not the fruit. i remember the first time that shrill triple alert resonated through the room, “pweep-pweep-pweep!” and even then, had the thought that this whole phone thing could become an annoyance if not managed. Is your phone bossing you around? Is it your phone, […]

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Be Your Sisters’ Keeper by Tarryn Leigh {Guest Post}

It’s a fresh new season in the ‘Celebrate A Sister‘ series and our first guest for 2019 joins us from Zimbabwe. Tinaye (ishe) Tarryn Leigh is the founder of ‘Rhema‘ an encouragement and devotional group for women and today we carved out time to record this podcast episode for you. Sis, you’re gonna wanna make a […]

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Spaghetti with smoked tuna in salsa and cheese sauce {recipe}

Hiya, it’s been a minute since i shared a recipe here, and it sure isn’t because i haven’t been in the kitchen. That’s one of my top destinations in the house and can i tell you something? Food posts from my cosy kitchen  tend to be the most visited posts here and on Facebook – […]

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To Blog Or Not To Blog – Pacing Online Posts With Real Life Moments

Have you ever had a wonderful memory that wasn’t filmed or recorded but was still fabulous? If ‘it’s a yes’ for you, same here. Yesterday I went for the annual lunch and laugh with dear amigos from Denmark who have got to be by now the most famous and beloved Danish couple in Bim. Y’all, […]

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Sisterly Love And Intentional Expressions of Kindness {Video}

Hey, how’s your day so far? i hope bright – if it happens not to be so at the moment, lots of compassion to you. This real-life story of everyday kindness may encourage you: The other day i went to town to take care of an errand and on the way, saw a woman who used […]

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A refreshing gathering for creative women – “Sparkle” workshop

Hiya, hope your day was bright and if not, I hope your ‘now’ is light. It’s workshop prep time, with “Sparkle” coming up around the corner on February 24th in sunny Barbados. (insert bright smile here.) One of the many fabulous things about these gatherings is the: vibe of encouragement shared appetite for learning together […]

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Above And Beyond Our Business Plans

It’s healthy to plan with the time we’ve been gifted, but nothing can ever beat or surpass the ultimate plan of God who is not defined by or confined to time. I didn’t always think this way and don’t have the right to judge you if you think otherwise…but it would be so cool if […]

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Who Knew English Could Be So Much Fun – And So Handy In Life & Business? Here’s How

Hey, how are you today? First lemme start by saying that sometimes English actually annoys me – not the language itself, but having to be all conscious and meticulous about tense, word placement, conjugation, spelling, context, effective messaging – ugh! Sometimes it’s borderline unappealing and I’d much rather hum or sing a melody, dance out […]

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Joy in Business & good Customer Service {Part I}

Have you ever shopped at a place where the service was horrible? Maybe you were greeted with a grunt or a facial expression of indifference, or treated at if your visit was an interruption to a ‘juicy’ conversation, and your service wasn’t in direct relation to someone’s salary. We’re on our way to a bright […]

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