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Farewell And Hello New Beginnings

Friends and Readers After contributing to Claudette’s website for almost a year, I have just submitted to her my last article. It is a bittersweet thing, as most things seem to be when we say farewell. On the one hand, I will miss the incredibly eager and supportive group of readers that have embraced me and my musings here. I have loved reading your opinion and advice, receiving your praise as well as contemplating your different opinions. I have never come across a community of readers that is so intent

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Time To Hit The Reset Button!

Land of Milk and Honey: Where? This year will be 14 years since we migrated to Canada and specifically settled in Edmonton, Alberta. Things had reach a point on our island home of Jamaica that it was time to hit the reset button. The political temperature of Jamaica was always running high and sad to say, most of us were accustomed to that so that was not the main reason. My career was transitioning, moving away from a primarily public relations and communications focus to a more spiritual/counselling one. In

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Change You First This Year

It Is Inevitable Writing a blog five days a week can become daunting and so several months ago a change was implemented here. With the help of Contributors, it was no longer dependent on one person to create posts for this blog. However, as the Owner, Lead Blogger and Editor here, it is still up to me to come up with the overall direction, themes, focus, etc for the month or months ahead. Many of us resist change. That has never been an issue for me though. This ability to

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Getting To Your True Self

Who We Are Our mission on this blog and the intention of every post that we share are aimed at helping even one get to their true self. There are many preachers, teachers, ministers, counsellors, gurus etc., widely available in every corner of the world. Motivational speakers are becoming a dime a dozen and some, in my opinion, are only worth that – a dime. While several of us have training in psychology, counselling, coaching, etc, the posts that we share are normally grounded in our life experiences. We share

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Living This New Year According To Me

Oh, The Plans We Make… This time last year, I had just graduated with two Bachelor’s degrees and I was preparing to enter graduate school in pursuit of my Master’s. Until my very last semester in college, I had planned on getting my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. But then I visited some programs, did more research, and after shopping around, worried that it was not for me. Instead, after years of much bullying—er, encouragement—from respected professors, I decided to accept an assistant teaching position with the English department

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Holy Encounters In 2016

Bee In My Bonnet Three years ago on this very day, my thoughts went to holy encounters and recognizing when you are in the middle of one. Facebook has this “Memories” feature and it reminded me around 6:00 this morning of a post that I did on December 30, 2012 – the eve of New Year’s Eve. If you are as I am, this is the time of the year that you get really reflective – on the year coming to an end, the resolutions that you actualized and those

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New Year, Better Woman

The Year In Review A lot has happened over the last year, which leads me to wonder at what age we will stop saying that. I am also thinking about the new year. Anyways, my year was full of ups and downs as I am sure everyone’s was. It was my first year of marriage, and boy, was I in for a surprise. People always say marriage is hard but it is hard in a way that is indescribable. I also started a new job almost a year ago and

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Leave The Past Behind This Year

Relish It And Move On Looking back on the past can either be an enjoyable experience or a painful one. Sometimes the glance back to the past is merely that – a glance. You do not dwell on it, you simply have a peek and that peek has no particular effect on you. Christmas signifies many things for me. It might be the same for you. One of the most significant things about the season is that it means the bells are tolling on yet another year. Recently, I shared