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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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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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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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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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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Get Creative While Staying At Home | Interview With Creative Stress Relief Life Coach, Janelle James

Hey, how’s your stay-at-home season growing? If working from home is new to you, I understand how challenging it can be at first (and at points along the way.) Here’s an encouraging video with some smiles and straight talk for you.

This week, it’s a creative conversation with a guest writer on the blog who happens to be a Creative Stress Relief Life Coach. Meet Janelle James

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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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Watching The Words We Receive And Declare | Healthy Communication

Words are like meals, whether 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? Words serve a purpose for a […]

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By The Work Of Her Hands – Fashion with Sheldene Brathwaite {Podcast}

Many people think that in order to be an entrepreneur you need to be an extrovert, but that’s not so. Today’s post and podcast episode highlight a new guest in the ‘Celebrate A Sister‘ series, Sheldene Brathwaite. She was a shy person who had to step out in faith to start her businesses and continues […]

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Journey Of A Writer – Interview with Linda M. Deane {PODCAST}

Meet Linda M. Deane, a storyteller, writer, publisher, mum and co-founding director of an innovative organization, ArtsEtc. In today’s episode, Linda walks us through her interesting journey with words and invites us into the mind and life of a diligent wordsmith and literary event coordinator. Referencing her early days in England and her present walk in […]

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Time Management Tip on Finding Personal Space by Margaret R. Niles, PhD {Podcast Guest}

Hi there, it’s with joy that i introduce today’s guest in the “Celebrate A Sister” series, a gracious lady who shares insight and sound advice on… Finding Personal Space As a devoted wife and mother, and work-from-home entrepreneur, Margaret R. Niles, PhD knows what it’s like to prioritize time with your family while growing your […]

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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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Jewelry Designer, Nisha Doughlin answers her calling with Metah Designs

Hey beautifuls, it’s time for a new feature in the “Celebrate A Sister” series, so y’all know there is a bright smile on my face right about now. Meet entrepreneur Nisha Doughlin; she’s the owner of Metah Designs (pronounced ‘mee-tah’) joining us from Trinidad & Tobago. Nisha took a leap of faith and started her own […]

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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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Making time for moments that matter even when the pace is up

A hot, sunny and full day that included a stop at the bank that had a line of ohhhh – 40 people, minutes to closing time – on a Friday! Ugh! I have a “no-rush” rule that’s been in practice for a few years or so now. A valuable lesson from a few seasons running […]

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Motivation by Kristy: “Be Empowered to be your Unique Self

• health •fitness •weight management “Be Empowered to be your Unique Self.” A tropical sunset, a spacious dance studio filled with dancers of all shapes, and a drum. Once you’ve ever been a student of dance maestro Danny “Diallo” Hinds, you never forget a face you’ve trained with for hours on end. While some of […]

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“Running With Courage” | guest post by Distance Runner, Carlie Pipe

Running shoes – check! Shorts or leggings – check! Motivation – here’s where many of us (myself included) can benefit from some inspiration to get up and get active, for our health and wellbeing. Distance runner, Carlie Pipe (in photo below) shares a page in her running story and encouragement to find daily motivation to take action, and […]

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Art gardening with JulBe

“Gardening gives me great joy!” ~ JulBeArtGardens Photos from this lovely and elegant lady’s beautiful and bountiful garden decorate social media, showcasing food and flowers grown with love. Here is the first guest post on this ‘Joy within‘ blog, by Instagram gardening sensation, a gracious gem of a lady, Julia Benn. Join us on a journey […]

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