Why I Love Quiet Time In The Mornings So Much

The world is noisy. If it isn’t the news, it’s notifications or people voicing opinions and asking interview-style questions left, right and center. It’s not that it bothers me; more like it unappealing and can be more than a little unnerving – the noise of it all. It’s not that I don’t have thoughts or […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Composting | Guest Post by Elizabeth Shields

Composting offers an eco-friendly way to recycle food scraps and yard waste, ensuring you get a final use out of such household by-products.   It’s also a great way to teach ourselves about sustainability and nature.  In this blog, we’ll dig into the joys of compost:  how to get started on composting turn your food […]

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A SHORT TRIP To Wales | VIEWS FROM THE CLIFF

Recently, I saw someone’s comment on social media about ‘when fresh air was free.’ Fresh air is still free, and in these times when freedom of choice is suddenly up for debate while rights are selectively being granted to others, every opportunity to breathe clean air, stretch your legs and enjoy scenery or go for […]

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The Germany Journey – Singing In An Art Garden & A Visit To A Florist

Though it’s the third time I’ve been to Germany, this is the first toss staying in a forest. Amidst a humanly un-countable amount of trees (confirmed by the drone flown), deer, wild pigs and wolves nowhere (yet) in sight, there’s plenty of time for reflection and observation of the beauty of creation. What started out […]

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Time Staying In A German Forest | Nature Walks, Homecooking & Outdoor Adventures

Heya, did you get to read the posts on the benefits of nature walks and sharpening your outdoorsy ‘life’ skills yet? Well, today I’m inviting you for a virtual forest visit with pics sharing: homecooking moments forest flower bouquets a quad bike ride target practice nature walks all in a forest in east Germany where […]

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Quiet Observations and LIFE LESSONS

Money can’t buy Love Like academic education doesn’t guarantee common sense Like a high-paying job doesn’t generate compassion Like a full schedule doesn’t necessarily mean time well spent Like a state-of-the-art house doesn’t define a happy home Like a burst bank account might not belong to a grateful soul  Like big muscles don’t define a […]

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Choosing Gentleness In A Rough World | ENCOURAGEMENT

She hated my guts, at that point in time. With the receiver still perched in her hand, the woman who thought I wanted her job eeked out the exact words I’d just said to another caller, “You’re welcome. Hope you have a bright rest of the day,” and hung up with a cold smirk. Though […]

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Cosy Up Your Home In These 3 Areas | Ambience, Sound & Fragrance

cosy: (adjective) giving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation. Ideally, a home is a safe and cosy place to live in or consistently return to. It may not always look or feel that way depending on your circumstances or season, but whatever the case, there are some steps we can take to create a […]

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11 Reasons To Visit A Farm & PICK YOUR PRODUCE | Relax While Shopping Outdoors

Have you ever thought about the time it takes or the distance your food has travelled before it makes it to your plate? You’ve either heard or know about the benefits and rewarding feeling that comes with picking fruit, veggies and ground provisions grown in your garden or land. If you haven’t yet started growing […]

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The Best Juice Recipe To Replace A Meal

5 ingredients and 10 mins. is all it takes to make and enjoy a green juice that can enhance your health in a multitude of ways. The fact that it’s a juice and not a smoothie means it’s taking all the fiber out (separating it from the juice) so you’ll be taking in a concentrated […]

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Turning Your Hobby Into A Career | 12 Step Process

What could you do for hours on end without expectation of monetary payment? What would you do more of if money didn’t matter so much? While the word ‘hobby’ is described as an activity usually done for relaxation or pleasure in leisure time, many a thriving career has sprung from just that – a hobby. […]

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Blogging Is For You If…

Blogging is for you is… You have a pressing something to say, share, teach, show, sell You have a knack for words, an eye for images and access to wifi You’re an avid reader and enjoy other blogs You’re reasonably consistent with posting  You’re interested in or have a lot of helpful info on a […]

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Improve Your Quality of Life | Deep Breaths, Long Walks And healthy thoughts

Quality of life. More and more, it seems we’re all being reminded about what that is and how much it matters to each gifted day and our overall journey. In these odd times in this upside-down world, being proactive about our priorities, thought life, health habits, interactions, peace of mind, time, intricacies, stress level and […]

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NATURE WALKS AND YOUR HEALTH | Benefits & Encouragement

When’s the last time you went on a slow nature walk, where you weren’t pressed to rush back home, meet anyone or do anything else right after?  Nature walks – especially ones lasting at least an hour, can be so therapeutic; nourishing to the soul and our state of mind. You don’t need to save […]

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Learning To Love Yourself For Yourself by Author, Korena Darnelle (Guest Post)

Today’s topic is love, and our featured guest is no stranger to Joywithin blog. The self-love wave has officially hit the shores of many parts of the western world, and though i’m not a fan of the ‘me-first’ or ‘me-most’ movements, we are all the fruit of LOVE and its true essence that springs from […]

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7 brain-boosting Activities To Sharpen The Mind | #phonefreeweekend Challenge

Our minds are like precious real estate. The brain is like the headquarters or main office of a company. Most of us would like our minds to be prime property. Brain health, re-training, mindset, attention deficit and positive thinking have become pressing topics recently, to address trauma, loss, dementia, challenges with social behaviour and some […]

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VLOG: Quiet Mornings Reading & Journaling | Let’s Make Corn SOup

What first comes to your mind when you think of “quiet mornings?” It’s no secret I enjoy them. Anyone who knows me well knows this. Do you? If so, what’s your favourite thing about them – and yes, you can totally mention the amazing blessing of being gifted with a new day, a fresh breath […]

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5 Healthy Habits For A Refreshed ATTITUDE

Have you ever been in a slump or just felt kinda ‘off’ for more than a day? It could spring from up from a few things: irregular sleeping pattern, disoriented sense of purpose, burnout, the current times, a disappointing something, eating junk, stress somewhere, feeling ‘ugh‘ about the job/workspace/career choice or an attack by the […]

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Thank You! Blogging To 75 Destinations | Encouragement For Aspiring Bloggers

Every new blogger hopes their online writing will connect with people interested or invested in what they have to share. If we didn’t, we’d all still be journaling only and not posting anywhere publicly. Did I know this blog would grow? Yes. But if you ask if I had a sweet clue that while I […]

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What Calm and Quiet Mornings Can Do For your Mind | Benefits

What time do you usually wake up? What makes someone a ‘morning person’ and what are some benefits to enjoying early, calm and quiet mornings.  How can doing this can influence our default attitude during the rest of the day?  Our lives have different variables, components, responsibilities and rhythms, so the time that works best […]

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5 Reasons To Enjoy Cooking At Home (More)

You don’t have to be the most exceptional cook in your friend group or a pro chef to enjoy cooking. It can seem a bit intimidating at first ; maneuvering around the stove, timing things in the oven, learning how to use those kitchen gadgets and making a meal from what may look like random […]

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OVERCOMING FEAR & BECOMING THE FACE OF YOUR BUSINESS | JEWELRY DESIGNER, NISHA DOUGHLIN SHARES ENCOURAGEMENT WITH ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS (PART 2) | VIDEO

Here’s Part 2 from an interview with Nisha Doughlin – Jewelry Designer and creative entrepreneur of Metah Designs from Trinidad & Tobago. In Part 1, Nisha shared about her inspiration and the journey of overcoming the awkwardness of introducing yourself as the face behind your business. You can watch it here. Today, in Part 2 […]

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Overcoming Fear & Becoming The Face Of Your business | Jewelry Designer, Nisha Doughlin Shares Encouragement With Aspiring Entrepreneurs (Part 1) | Video

Meet Nisha Doughlin, jewelry designer and entrepreneur behind Metah Designs, a rising jewelry line in Trinidad & Tobago. Listen in as she shares openly about overcoming the awkwardness of introducing yourself as the face behind your business, and be sure to get a notebook to jot down motivational steps and encouraging tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. […]

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GREETING THE DAY GRATEFUL: A LESSON FROM AN EARLY WAKE-UP CALL

How do you wake up in the morning? Are you an early riser or more of a mid-morning or almost-midday person in this season? Our work schedule and daily duties often influence our sleep pattern and wake-up routine. Our lives may have different variables. A night guard, fire service operator, auditor or gas station attendant […]

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Don’t Let Shyness Get In The Way Of Your Business | Encouragement

Where does shyness come from? Is there a remedy or does it have an expiration date? I’m not sure where it came from, but i do remember the kinds of situations or circumstances that jumpstarted it for me. It’s a conversation new clients and I have a lot, mostly when it comes to them prepping […]

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5 Calming & Brain Boosting Things About Handwriting | Lettering

Quiet time with pen, paper and possibility. When’s the last time you wrote a page-full of words or filled a page with one or a few designed in your favourite homemade font? Maybe you’re more of a typing fan and haven’t written much by hand in a while. This might be more of a reading […]

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Weaning off plastic | Kitchen Organization & Dry Goods Storage with Glass Bottles

Plastic is a problem…and glass is an option, in some cases. How do you store your cupboard goods? Things like flour, oats, peas, spices, oils, seeds. In Barbados, where pretty-much anything in a container or jar has a starting price of about BBD. $10. (USD. $5.) and plastic Tupperware roughly BBD. $3. or a little […]

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Refreshing your Morning Routine for a Productive WorkDay At Home

Hi there, what mood do you usually wake up in each morning? If you (like I) have either grown up around or lived amidst anyone who can quarrel at full volume before even saying “morning” you know how absolutely precious calm morning-moments can be for your mind and the attitude you approach the rest of […]

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7 Peaceful Things To Do On A Tropical Rainy Day | Barbados

Rainy days can be so relaxing. Find so too? Not those power-washing, tree-grabbing showers that come with stormy weather, but the light yet present rain that cools an otherwise baking day. You know – the one with a breeze that makes you get up and go close the windows on one side of the house. […]

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remote work 101 | what your employer is concerned about & how you can reassure them

A recent post on Fortune.com shares some stats on employers’ thoughts about the work environment post-pandemic. 26% of business leaders believe employees will be working from home, and 25% define their biggest challenge is productivity and motivation. So, let’s address that one-time, not from a prove-them-wrong point of view; more from an awareness of your […]

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Planning Your Blog Content | A Look At My Content Calendar

How’s your online writing journey so far? Excited to start the blogging journey but feeling a bit overwhelmed at the idea of keeping up with content? Please don’t be. Yes, being and staying consistent with anything can be challenging in seasons, but you can set and maintain a writing and posting rhythm that works well […]

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Working From Home After Traveling Constantly (Encouragement)

Passport in purse. Bills and coins from different countries tucked in one drawer, just in case. Adapters and converters to suit any socket – pre-packed. A fluid calendar and easy-to-reach bright pink mini suitcase, with a larger matching option depending on the trip. This was how life looked for me, not so long ago. Just […]

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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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Bright Benefits To Working From Home

While a lot of people fantasize about this option (ditching their job for a home-based or online business), others have a tough time conceptualizing being driven, productive and enthusiastic at home…and I can understand both sides and have enjoyed having a home office/studio as well as working in businesses, in a group environment. That’s why I’ll say a trillion times if necessary – mindset is key! Let’s talk about some benefits here

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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 Day Pacing Household Duties With Freelance Work

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 on how this can look for you. Not every day is the same, […]

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Life Coach, Janelle encourages us to be honest with ourselves at all times

Yes, it’s time for another special feature from the “Celebrate A Sister” series. Taking a step towards overcoming an emotionally challenging pattern or season, and embarking on a journey to live a positive life can involve spending quiet time doing some honest and serious self-evaluation. There are times when we may be compelled to reach […]

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Cooking is creativity: become the artist of your kitchen.

There’s a kind of gratitude that’s stirred up when you prepare meals at home (for yourself or loved ones) with your own hands. Enjoying the gift of being served is sweet too, whether at a deli, restaurant, street food stall or friend’s house. Still, I’m also thankful for moments spent cooking, being involved in the […]

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The Barbados I sea

There’s a reason the planet is made up of mostly water. Fresh air, the beach and seawater stimulate good health, inspire gratitude, more purposeful breathing, a lighter brighter attitude and serves as a reminder of the magnificence of Creation.

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