GENTLE AND QUIET | A Grandmother’s Love

See that beautiful woman? Well, that was my grandmother, whom everyone affectionately called “mum.” An indigenous Kalinago woman who helped raise me til she passed when i was 10. i’ve missed her so much since then but am so thankful to have had her in my life. At secondary school, we were told rough things […]

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Encouragement | A Right Now Word For the teary-eyed sister

So, sometime ago i shaved off one side of my hair. i thought i’d give this ‘artist-look’ to kick it up a notch…and so, i shaved half of my hair (then in locs) off. But check it – years and care after, without any conscious effort, both sides of my curls are even. Sweet sis, […]

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THINKING OUT LOUD | QUIET TIME MOMENT

i want to be sooo like Him that when sitting or standing next to somebody who looks, dresses, speaks, acts, perceives and believes different from me, they can see, know and feel nothin’ but pure love. we might think differently but that doesn’t mean i can’t love you the same as someone who’s similar to […]

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The Man In The Broken Chair | Encouragement

He was sitting on a broken chair in the middle of a roundabout on the outskirts of town. i walked over, handed him something and said, “God loves you” before crossing over to head to pay a bill. He looked at me surprised as said – kinda harsh in a way, “I KNOW!” Instead of […]

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SOME EARTHLY INTERRUPTIONS Are heaven-sent Invitations | Encouragement

She was standing there at the crossroads by a traffic light in town a few years ago – looking beautiful and all dolled-up. Waved, smiled and was gonna pass by since my mingling-days have been left behind (lovin’ it.) Then recognized something like sadness in her perfectly-lined eyes.S topped to speak for a bit. She […]

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A quiet Conversation In a Public Space | Food For Thought

So, i walked to de shop one day. 2 men were talking discreetly on the front step. As i approached, their voices lowered. At first, they looked over at me a bit suspiciously as if deciding if to cut the conversation short or not. i said, “mornin” or “afternoon” (don’t remember which one) – they […]

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Choosing Tenderness Over Roughness and Trends of Today

sis, what if in our personal quiet time we admitted our weaknesses and learned to lean on Him as our ever-able source of strength, which would then bring us joy unspeakable that can never be stolen or drained but replenished daily by mercy… what if we let the tenderness that once stood out so clearly […]

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Supermarket Stories | Kindness & A Test In Patience

I’ve missed y’all, but the little siesta from blogging was necessary on a personal level. Today’s post shares 2 supermarket stories that I hope will brighten your day or inspire a healthy thought while sharing a reminder that days that have ups and downs don’t need to end on a sour note. First, how are […]

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VLOG | Beach day in christ church & country drive through st. philip & st. john

Today, it’s another light video for you, sharing a bit of: Miami Beach (popular for swimming) Freights Bay (surf spot on the south coast) A Country Drive through St. Philip and St. John. If you’ve ever wanted to see a bit of the green side of Barbados, you’ll see some today. I’ve been enjoying vlogging […]

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VLOG | A Relaxing Day In Barbados | Bridgetown, St George and St James

Hiya, today’s it’s a short and relaxing video sharing a bit of Barbados. I get a lot of IG messages asking for more virtual tours from around the island, so here is a mélange of outdoor tropical footage for you. Wherever you are, I hope you’re enjoying purposeful moments of fresh air too. Fun fact: […]

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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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Redecorating your Writing Room or Home Office | Inspiration

Do you have a writing room? If not, where do you write or blog most or best? Designating (and decorating) a clean quiet space with good lighting, decent ventilation, comfy seating and related supplies can enhance your overall writing experience.  On days when it’s challenging to focus on your writing or typing assignment, setting up […]

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The Differences between Journaling and Blogging | Key points to remember before Clicking Publish

From listing post ideas to writing, title-composing then proofreading, note-taking and typo-correcting, editing and blogging go hand in hand – ideally. Journaling and blogging – in some ways, sometimes, prepping a blog post might feel similar to when you’re in your room writing in your journal. But they’re not the same; each has its own impetus, objective , readers and eventual location. That’s essential to remember before we click publish.

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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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VLOG| A Day In The Garden, Making Provision CookUp & Outdoor Coaching Session

Hiya, hope you’re having a light day or evening. Today’s post is a video that I hope is both relaxing and encouraging for you. When you work from home, tending to the garden also serves as an outdoor activity that can help you be refreshed when you go inside again. It’s a change of scenery […]

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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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Who are you becoming as you pursue your dream? | self-examination checklist

You know that dream you have of becoming a this or that or reaching here or there? What is pursuit of that goal producing in your character? It’s a gentle question with a light reminder that prolonged hunger can sometimes trigger things like irritability, frustration, despair, desperation and just plain stinky-personality syndrome. I’m a fan […]

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Growing Food At Home | Starting Steps & 8 Essentials

8 years ago, this blog started with gardening pics, homemade recipes and photos from hiking adventures on the east coast of Barbados. i was living on a farm in the ‘farming parish’ of the island. It was a far cry from the frequent travel and full days of studio sessions I was used to…and I […]

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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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A Fresh Look at Content Management

Content IS key. From content writing and content creating to content coordinating and curating, content is key…yet, we hardly hear about content living. Let’s talk a bit about that today…

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Using A Bullet Journal to Map your Blog Post Ideas

Are you a list maker? Mapping out or writing down goals, items, reasons to be thankful and project steps helps us keep get a clear picture of the paces between point A and point B. Not that we’re in control of time but when we picture time like a cake we get to portion out […]

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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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Scheduling well While Working From Home (Tech Talk)

A calendar is part of a time management toolkit, but it’s up to us to decide how we’ll make use of that gifted time. A calendar doesn’t make anything more important just like logging stuff on a line or in a box doesn’t actually save the date. But hey, it’s just a cool digital tool that comes in handy when scheduling. And so, let’s talk about Google Calendar

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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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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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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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Greeting The Day Early ~ Finding Refreshment in the Morning

Hey there, do you have a set portion of the day that you feel more peaceful? Each day is a gift, still there’s something about mornings that I really enjoy. How we greet the day can influence our approach to the rest of the day. Ever heard someone say they don’t enough hours in the day […]

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Help is on the way: a heavenly reminder from an earthly encounter

It was just before midday, on the way to the shop nearby, I heard a sound of a little someone in need – it was one of the same tiny adventurous dogs who were found by their loving owner just 9 days ago. At first I didn’t recognize that it was the little purse-sized puppy princess, […]

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A Seed of Kindness: tenderness in a tough world

Tenderness in a tough world.   Kindness is on my mind. Can you remember what it felt like when you were shown kindness when it was least expected or when you received it from an “unlikely” person…or at a time when you felt invisible? I’m sure you’ve been both the giver and receiver of this beautiful […]

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The priceless gift of encouragement; giving is receiving

Encouragement: the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope: Criticism: the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes Just some light thoughts on the topics shared with sisterly love. Everyone is going through, has gone through, or will go through something. When we become better listeners, from a place […]

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Outdoor climbs and beautiful OCEAN views In Barbados (South EAST COAST)

Walking and climbing have become a natural part of my life; adventure-filled journeys across different terrain, in all kinds of weather, from as early as the first birds sound their voices and the sun ☀️ starts to peek through clouds on the vast eastern sky. Are you into walks or hikes? The slow discovery of […]

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