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What Things Do You Cherish?

An Abundance Of Things “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” Mother Theresa My tiny District of Gibraltar, St. Ann is barely a dot on the map of Jamaica. Yet it was here, in the deep rural parts, that my five siblings and I spent our formative years.  These years paved our way to the highways and byways of opportunity and prepared us all for the sometimes uncharted terrains. We were pioneers in many ways, as our older cousins, who represented success to

My Baby Died: How Do I Go On?

Love ‘Filled’ Me Every state of mind is directly affected by the flow of love within and without.  There is only one thing that truly fills the emptiness. That thing is called LOVE. The lack of love causes an inner emptiness that no substance, no bingeing, no external intervention can fill.  Inner emptiness comes from a lack of connection with our spiritual source of love. The truth of who I am comes only from my personal source of spiritual guidance—-whatever that is.  When I open to learning, that guidance ‘system’,

Children: 4 Wisdom Tips For Their Success

21st Century Children “I believe the children are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.” Whitney Houston The 21st Century is marked by a myriad of complexities with rapid and mind-boggling changes. Even if it has great babies songs for them to enjoy as well! It is vastly different from the era during which many of you

Tap Into Your Gratefulness Force In 3 Steps

Practice Being Grateful Previously published on September 4, 2014 “Gratitude brings light into our hearts spread warmth throughout our bodies and radiate positive energy into the world. The more we consciously and consistently grow in our practice of gratitude, the more benefits we will experience.” Michele  Wahlder “Practice makes perfect.” How often have we heard this saying?  I say it very often to my son and every time that I do he asks me what does it mean. We would not get far if we did not practice whatever tasks

Bloom Amazingly! Smart Path To Personal Growth

Bloom Where You Are Planted Previously published on August 14, 2014 A few weeks ago, on one of our locally produced TV shows, there was a discussion with a group of brilliant students who will soon be entering secondary level schools. The host asked each student to describe their feelings about the school where they were placed. In Jamaica, we have a system that places students based on their grade at the last, Common Entrance, examinations in primary schools. The only girl on the panel of five, aged 12, declared

Unstuck Your Career With These 2 Tips

Women Taking Care of Business – Like A Boss “That’s why every time, I enter a room, I leave the door open so more women can come through.” Donna Brazille For thirteen years, I was part of a dynamic team of senior managers for a Group of 10 diversified companies.  All the operational units and departments within the Group, except one, were headed by female managers.  These women were geniuses in their fields ranging from insurance, banking, law, hospitality, travel, loss adjustment to real estate. Over those years, all of

Education For Girls Is Not Problematic, Mrs Duggar

“Labour for learning before you grow old. For learning is better than silver or gold. Silver and gold will vanish away, but a good education will never decay” One Crime – Teaching Girls You might readily recall the vicious attack on Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl whose only sin was teaching girls to read. Most of us could only stand and watch in amazement as news of her struggles unfolded, praying she would be safely transferred to the United Kingdom and for her restoration to good health. Her ordeal