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 gifted 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 […]

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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, and volunteering on another farm for a year. Today, I’m sharing tips to start growing food at home, even if […]

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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

Hey, y’all read that article on Fortune.com? A recent post on Fortune 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 […]

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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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Career Motivation & Podcast Preparation with Scott Carson | Interview

“Whether you’re in real estate or tourism or buying or selling property – whatever; we’re all in the media business these days.” ~ Scott Carson.

Today’s guest on the blog and podcast, is a marketer, entrepreneur (with a background in real estate) and a nationally syndicated radio host of the popular podcast, The Note Closers Show, which has millions of listeners across 17 AM and FM radio stations and downloads across 130 countries

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Build Your Blog | From an Audience of 1 To 24+ Destinations

Today we’re talking about building your blog and expanding the reach of the message and content you’re sharing through it. Here are a few proactive steps you can take to increase the odds of visibility and successful connection.

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Blog before book or book before blog?

So, are you writing a book or aspiring to? Do you have a blog already or waiting to start one after your first book hits online and real-life stores?

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10 Activities You Can Do At Home To Promote Patience & Proactivity

Our mindset makes a huge impact on our approach to what otherwise might seem mundane, but necessary. Think about your daily or weekly to-dos at home; which ones are the most frequent and which seem the most tedious (at the moment)? The contents of our lives may be different but there are some tasks that […]

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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 traveling 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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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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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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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

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Greeting The Day Grateful: A Lesson From An Early Wake-Up Call

Hey, can I ask you something? How do you wake up in the morning? Are you an early riser or more of a mid-morning or almost-midday person? Our work schedule and daily duties often influence our sleep pattern and wake-up routine. A night guard, fire service operator, hotel front desk agent, auditor or gas station […]

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How modes and means of travel build entrepreneurial endurance (Part I)

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 up as the child of […]

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Outdoor climbs and beautiful views

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. Though born here, I learned that there is so much […]

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Pescatarian pizza pics

Next in the kitchen, it’s pescatarian pizzas. Yum! It’s fun to bake these on a tawa as a light “dinner.” I love merging the right flavours and toppings together, and taking in the aroma that filters from the oven while it’s baking. Who wants pizza?! Related post: Stir-fry veg and bonito basmati

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