Caribbean Cooking, Yard Work & Fitness (Working From Home)

Whether you work from home or in a group setting, depending on the nature of your career, you can spend a lot of time sitting. Work-from-home-wise, things like pattering around the kitchen, stretching, going for a walk, doing strength-training or a workout, gardening, help keep the body moving and circulation flowing properly during the day, […]

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Encouragement For Aspiring Bloggers

Are you called to blog but are feeling a bit nervous about the process or overwhelmed by the idea of being consistent with your writing? Here’s some sisterly encouragement (and maintenance tips) for you. We can have all the free resources, tech tools and planning apps, but one thing is for sure: mindset, mission and […]

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4 Calm Things to do (without your phone) while waiting in lines

What do you do while waiting in line? What did we do before travelling with a phone (a mini-computer) in your purse or pocket was a thing, and why do we do we reach for phones so often, like sharp shooters in a Western? Restlessness? The awareness that we can actually now talk to others, […]

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Coming Up With The Right Title For Your Blog Post

Like a book, song, album, or event, your post needs a title: a descriptive tag line that gives a clear clue as to what the content included is about. Make this as catchy and accurate as possible. At times I like applying rhymes and alliteration or coming up with headings that have a naturally percussive […]

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Relaxing Sunset Views on the west of Barbados

Hiya, sharing a sunset slideshow with you, for some visual refreshment. Sometimes, just taking a moment to observe beautiful and relaxing scenery – even in (amateur) photo-form, can inspire a full breath and release of stress. That’s what I hope these pics coming up will do for you…   have a light rest of the […]

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Tending To Your Wellness While Taking Care Of Business {Video}

When you think of your daily to-dos in terms of your wellness, what 3 things come to mind? Quiet time in the early morning? A jog to start the day? Hair-care? Sharing time with close loved ones? Tuning into your gifts and pouring them out in service? Living out your purpose? Being intentional about your thoughts? […]

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5 Top Tech Tools For Your Creative Content Business

I’m writing on this tech topic with a little bit of a smile considering the electricity was off, island-wide in Barbados for about a day and a half between yesterday and today, but here goes: These are 5 tech tools (apps or platforms) that I use and recommend for managing your content business. They’re all […]

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What To Do When You Don’t Get The Support You’d Like To Start Your Business

So it’s no secret by now – starting a business and going on to maintain and grow it, is not easy – or for everybody. Not everyone will encourage, support or believe in your dream, calling, vision, and mission. Along with creating products, offering services, tending to the admin side of your career and managing client […]

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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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Cosy TeaHouse, Sushi spot & Bistro On The South Coast of Barbados

For a healthy and tasty tea, delicious salad, sushi session and customer service experience to brighten your day, there’s a TeaHouse and Bistro just for you on the south coast of Barbados. Are you a sushi fan? What about some refreshing tea – hot or chilled? I enjoy both and can drink tea a bazillion times […]

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Don’t Wait For Things To Be Perfect To Get Started

The other day, I was in a webinar (or is that ‘on a webinar?)…and something interesting happened. By the way, it was a business online session led by someone whom (as far as their website, content, communication-style and reviews imply) was and is a pro in this area. And then – a train passed by […]

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Does Your Why Make You Cry?

Does Your Why Make You Cry? Does Your Why Make You Cry? — Leer en cristianmihai.net/2019/10/01/does-your-why-make-you-cry/ an honest and inspiring post on of my favourite blogs, by one of Romania’s top writers. Click the link, have a read and see why…

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Refreshing Your Work From Home Experience With Outdoor Adventures

A little question for you if that’s alright – it links to today’s blog post and either way, the answer isn’t for me but more so to help you get more clarity: Do you enjoy your home? It doesn’t have the be the fanciest house in the most pristine area or be the most furnished […]

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Bright Benefits To Working From Home

Hey, how was your day so far sis (or bro)? Hoping bright. I hope this helps brighten your work-from-home journey (or plan.) So, I’ve mentioned a few times here that I went from being busy on the road to working quietly (and effectively) from home. You can read about that HERE when you have a […]

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Art Takes Time {Encouragement For The Creative Entrepreneur}

Art takes time… …so does building and maintaining a business, and sometimes it’s easy to get carried away with one or both when you’re riding an inspirational wave, taking care of client work while forgetting to tend to your own personal growth, walking through a challenging season, chasing dollars, busy being busy, or scrolling away […]

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The Prayer Connection

Hey, a bright day to ya. Ok so, today’s post wasn’t on the editorial calendar but it is definitely right on schedule. I saw it on IG this morning and just had to ask if I could share it here with you too. It’s a beautiful and necessary reminder for us all, written by a […]

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Tips To Working Well From Home

Hey there, do you work from home…or do you want to? First, let me say this (or entrepreneurship) isn’t for everybody so please don’t feel like this is the be-all-and-end-all of career formats…’cause it’s not. It’s a possibility. Today’s video shares some tips for anyone making the step from busy on the road to working quietly […]

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A Joyful Life In A Rough n’ Tough World

Hey there, today I’m sharing a reminder to encourage you or anyone who is growing through a storm… Your life has a purpose that goes way beyond your circumstances, business and achievements. Purpose is that engine that enables us to stand when the winds are strong; along with hope, it compels us forward in life […]

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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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5 Tips & 3 Formats For Interviewing People For Your Blog, Podcast or Magazine

What is it about some interviews that makes them stand out…? Sometimes it’s the story, the delivery of it by the interviewee or their personality, the introduction by the host, timing of the moment, presentation style, background info, production approach, editing techniques, strategically-placed background music, crowd response or the use of silence and ambient sounds. […]

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Freelancer WorkWeek – Blogging, Beach, Bridgetown & Music Biz Meeting

Hiya, it’s about that time – here’s a NEW Freelancer WorkWeek video for you. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a creative business owner who’d like to click refresh on your work approach or a travel fan of Barbados, there’s something for you in today’s post. As I type this, the first raindrops on the west […]

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Maximizing Google Calendar To Manage Your Schedule

As a business owner, managing your schedule is important. Ensuring your tending list is accounted for and being taken care while you also keep track of things like meetings, events and personal responsibilities is essential to the efficiency of your workflow. Leaving a major meeting date to memory or scribbling an event booking on a […]

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Watching The Words We Receive And Declare

Words are meals ingested or served. They are a huge part of how we communicate with one another, and so the essence, intention, message and tone surrounding them matter. Otherwise why would we even be making an effort to learn and use them in the first place. They serve a purpose for a reason, whether […]

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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}

Joanne Nicholls

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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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, in 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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How means of travel can build entrepreneurial endurance

Originally posted on Joyful Living :
How do you travel?  Some walking, some driving? Part walking, and sometimes by van, bus, carpool or taxi? Strictly fly first-class and shuttled by limo? Do you notice any changes in your perspective or mood as you travel one way or another? I’ve travelled by various modes of transportation. Growing…

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