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Life’s Classroom: Lori’s Story

Tough Area, Tough Students The bell rang as Lori ran down the hall towards her classroom. She was always late and her first hour teacher hated it. It caused some tension between them at first. Mrs. Wiles was very strict but she had to be in this school. Basically forgotten by the city, Luther High school was run down and filled with the left over inner city kids that no other school would take. It was a tough area with a tough set of students. Lori never really understood why

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Keys To Taking Care Of Business

Tuesday Conversation “Shoes alone know if stocking hab hole.” That is the Thought this week and it comes against the background of developments and changes in employer/employee relationships that came to my attention this past week. Hearing the stories, the importance of being sensitive to others as we have no real clue about what challenges they are going through was reinforced. It was also a reminder to take care of your own business as no one else will. Since last week, Tuesday Thought with Claudette began posting here as well

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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

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

My 6-Year Daughter Made Me Stop Lying

And A Child Shall Lead Them Previously published on February 27, 2014 She was only six or seven years old but this was the most gut-wrenching experience with her. It was also a most life-enhancing one for me. Money was tight with us. We were still renting and although both of us were working, our responsibilities extended beyond our household. My baby girl was in prep school at the time and that was a fee we also had to cover. Her birth father was to help with that but as