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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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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Living Less Online & Being More Present In Life | Phone Management

`It’s fair to say mobile phones have muscled their way into many of our lives, communities, businesses and homes. But have they also eased their way into our hearts and minds? With all that’s going on globally right now, digital devices in many homes are at full blast. Mobile phones are the main feature of […]

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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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Called To Coach But You’re Kinda Quiet? | Encouraging Tips & Endurance Steps

Are you a quiet person who is called to coach? Maybe you’re already a longtime tutor but could do with some encouragement to refresh your approach and pour more joy into your life’s work. If so, this post is for you although the steps are designed to be helpful for consultants and freelancers too. It […]

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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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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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Walking Through Bridgetown (In September 2020)

Bridgetown – the capital of Barbados. To say that Bridgetown looks, feels and is a lot different from just a few months ago, is an understatement. If you’re somewhere else on the map, I figure the same goes for whatever the capital is wherever you are. For obvious reasons at this time, the well-known shopping […]

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TENDING TO YOUR WELLNESS WHILE WORKING FROM HOME | THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR REFRESHMENT

When you enjoy what you do, it can be tough to press pause for a moment.  At first glance, the work-from-lifestyle can seem inviting, luxurious or totally relaxing. If you’re someone who’s driven by checking off boxes on a daily to-do list, exhilarated by constant movement and flashing faces, challenged about setting parameters for your […]

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What’s Your Beautiful Design? | Remembering your Essence | Encouragement

Have you ever had a moment or walked through an experience when you knew what you were called to do – a time when you understood how you serve best and shine brightest? What’s your beautiful design? First, where are my manners – it’s been about two weeks since my last blog post. I didn’t […]

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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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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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your business is not your bae | encouragement for the overworker

No matter what some say, your business is not your ‘bae.’
Bae – “before anyone else” – as in ‘top priority.’ i thought i was happy because i loved what i did and the people i worked with, but there were many moments when life was a frazzled fiasco even though on the outside, i was the ‘go-to’ girl in the industry for sonic services. i was genuinely energetic and enthusiastic but essentially working off of fumes. Any of this sound familiar to you? Let’s talk ’cause you’re meant for more than your career

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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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Re-setting the pace and volume of your life for the better | Personal growth

How busy is your life, and how loud is your space? Before this stay-home season, were you always on-the-go, and was the tv, radio, a podcast episode or playlist always on rotation? Not a quiz; just a gentle prompt asked by a former hot-footer. Sometimes it seems like we in the west are competing to […]

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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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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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The Work From Home Lifestyle (encouragement)

Is working from home something new for you? It was an expected lifestyle for many before it grew into a trend and most recently, a nationally recommended and socially appealing option.

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What Does a Relationship Coach Do? (4 Eye-Opening Lessons) – Guest Post

LOVE it’s oxygen to the soul, a healing balm to the hurting, a gentle caress to the soul, and a breath of fresh air that can make a cold heart long for a warm hug.  Today’s post is by a relationship coach who reached out to share his insight on the dynamics of relationships with […]

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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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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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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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The Value of Going On A Retreat by: ‘Lisa Angel’

Today’s guest post (and first for 2018) is by a good friend of mine, Singer/Songwriter, Lisa. In this honest expression of a real-life experience, she shares on her journey at a recent retreat, the reason that compelled her to take it, and on the value of designating quiet time to pray, fast, reflect, and grow. With […]

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