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Why I Dont Make Resolutions

I don't make resolutions because I don't keep them. That is it!

Thinking back, I have never keep a New Year's Resolution; however, throughout my 20's I have always made them.

Instead of making resolutions, sit and plan for your year.

Map out your major goals and your sub- goals.

Chart how you are going to accomplish these goals.

Actually, get up and work on accomplishing your goals.

Vision board your goals, dreams and aspirations.

Never give up even if you feel like you cannot make it.

To DO or NOT ... New Year's Resolution

With 2011 coming to a close i have been reflecting on quite a number of things. These things include: my life, personal goals, my financial standing, my professional goals, my blog and the list goes on. I promised myself that this year i will not make any resolutions. Why? In my reflecting i have come to the realization that I cannot even remember my New Year's resolution for 2011 or even if i made any. I have realized that I have made quite a number of errors in making my resolution. I am sure some of you are in the same boat. So I decided to try one last time. Here goes.... 

What is a New Year's Resolution?

A New Year's Resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more lasting personal goals, projects or the reforming of a habit. A key element to a New Year's Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year, and new beginnings. People committing themselves to a New Year's Resolution plan to do so fo…

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!!!!!!!! 

Three Inspiring Activities for Life and Work

I am so and thankful that you took the time to read this post and others. Today's post is from Mariana Ashley. I know you will enjoy it. Please stop by her website.

Whether you are a student, employed full time, or a homemaker, we are all in need of a little motivation and inspiration every now and then. So much of our lives are about routine and productivity that it can be easy to slip into the same old boring pattern day in and day out. While this pattern can be the best way to get things done each day, it can also slow us down eventually. We have to find ways to inspire ourselves to do the best job we can and to be as happy as possible each and every day. While this may sound sentimental or silly, it is undoubtedly true. Inspiration and motivation in our lives is found through our senses. We have to see, feel, touch, smell, and hear new things in order to find new inspiration. Use these three activities to add a little excitement, energy, and inspiration to your everyday lives.

How to LOOK Great for the New Year without Breaking the Bank + Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was approached by to write a review about their website. At first i thought about refusing the offer until it was pointed out to me that there are people, who genuinely need to know about a cheaper alternative to get excellent quality eyeglasses. It was then I remember my own glasses story.

My Glasses Story

I think of myself as a proud nerd. I don't know if it is because of my love of books or the fact that I wear glasses. I think it is both. Glasses have been apart of my life since high school. It was then that I was diagnosed with astigmatism. I got my first pair of glasses after that. Like must kids, I did not understand the importance of caring for or protecting my frames. So my glasses quickly fell apart. I mean literally. For a while, my mom could not afford to get me a new pair of eyeglasses. The truth is, they were so expensive. So I went without glasses for three (3) years. That was until, i got health insurance.

Why am I sharing all of this you might ask?…

Musings of an Untethered Mind

Time Sleeps for No Man

She's got time on her hands
everybody says.
Supple breasts,
firm thighs,
a cellulite free asset.

Yes, she's got time.

Yet time waits for no man
time weaves a web of
false security.
Time lies.
Time pretends to sleep.
Time pretends to stand still.

She's got time or so she thinks.
In the blink of an eye
like Rip Van Winkle
she is awaken to the fact
that time has stolen her

Time smiles slyly.

She stands naked looking in the mirror
of the hopeful promise she
once basked in.

Time sleeps for no man.

IT's Over + Google+


My event is finally over. I can breathe now, although I feel like a ton of bricks have fallen on me. The great thing is I am officially on holiday from work. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I am on Google+ as Lioness Rebirth. I am not going to lie. When i first heard of Google+ I was like oh no not another social media. So,  i did not sign on. Not until I heard that Google Friends Connect will not be available to none Blogger users after  March. With this in mind, I signed up for Google+ so i can keep in touch with my follow bloggers.

I must tell you that I am liking Google+  much more than Twitter and Facebook. I am sorry to say but the Twitter bug as not bitten me. I use it and i appreciate it but i would not call myself a twitternista. I was big on Facebook until all the changes occurred. 

For me, Google+ seems like a good fit for me. I can follow the blogs I love easily and it seems that they can do the same.

So look me up. I am Lioness Rebirth. I have created my page, …

DIY SUNDAYS- Blog Directories

According to, a blogdirectory is a specific type of web directory which focuses on listing blogs. Blogs, short for web logs, are a type of website commonly updated frequently, usually by an individual or a small group of individuals, and often listed as posts with the newest posts first. Because there are literally millions of blogs in the world, a blogdirectory helps people sort through them by interests, and helps them find the type of blog they are looking for. A more advanced blogdirectory may include small reviews or human-edited descriptions, to further help users find what they’re looking for.

Unlike a blog search engine, a blogdirectory is not based on keywords and a simple search. Rather, it is based on the concept of browsing, and categorization. Blogs are placed in a blogdirectory based on what their main themes are, and may be placed in one or more categories in a directory tree. The user then makes their way through the directory tree, and in each category or …

Casting Call: Kool-Aid........ Bloggers Wanted

The holiday season is among us. You’re probably gearing up for family time, traditions and fun. Kool-Aid has been bringing smiles to children and parents alike for decades. Although this thirst-quencher is typically a summer tradition, you can incorporate this sugar-free mix into your holiday recipes seamlessly.
Do you have a kid-friendly punch recipe? Did you know Kool-Aid can be used to make awesome desserts? We bet one made with Kool-Aid would be a hit…OH YEAH! We also suspect the heat gets cranked a little too high when Grandma comes to visit. “Kool” down a little with your favorite flavor!
** The Kool-Aid Man promises to avoid all holiday decorations, the tree and Grandma at all cost when he bursts through your wall.

We are looking for bloggers who are:
Hispanic and focus on family, shopping, food, parenting, general lifestyle and similar topicsPlease only respond if this describes your blog. If it seems like a fit, then go ahead and fill out the Casting Call form below. We will cont…

Bloggers Wanted!!!!!- A MUST READ..................

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To My Childhood- Kisses To Tantrums

Today i wanted to scream
I wanted to shout at the top of my lungs
I wanted to pretend that i was five and throw a tantrum

Instead i did the grown up thing
I just shallow hard
Then count to 200 hundred
I exhaled and I counted again
Then i shock my head
and started walking away
with the fear that verbal diarrhoea would come my way
and I would explore into a fevered tirade

Somehow today i wish that i had revel in my childhood tantrums
maybe if I had i would have been on my merry way.
i sighed and walked away
counting with each step I took.

How to Gain More Readers (Blogging Communities)- Networking 101

If you are a new blogger you must be wondering, why is it you are writing great posts and you are not gaining readers. It is simple. At this point your blog is a needle in that hay stack. I say this because I, along with many others were once in your shoes.  Even if you are not a new blogger, you will find that over time the number of readers who generally come to your blog might fluctuate. With all of this in mind, we will be looking at using blogging communities for networking.

 Blogging Communities

Blogging communiites are websites that creates a virtual community where bloggers can interact with each other. The beautiful thing about these sites boasts a wide variety of bloggers. Therefore, these are great places to gain exposure for your blog and gain meet follow bloggers.
Here are a  few blogging communities that you can join:
What Next?
I have learnt that bloggi…


It's Monday again.  I am sure you are wishing, like me, that today was an extended weekend. No such luck. I don't know about you but i need me some Red Hot Chilli Peppers........

Do You Want to Merchandise Your Blog?- DIY SUNDAYS

I know we all dream as bloggers to make money from our blogs at one point or another. However, oftentimes teaming up with advertisers do not always give you enough buck for your bang, as one of my readers pointed out. What to do next, you might wonder. If you are not sure here are some suggestions. Have you ever thought about using your blog to create a business or brand?

I know that often times businesses create blogs to promote their business. However, often we forget that we can create a business from our blog. Today we will explore how to do just that.

Build Your Brand

You have a loyal following and regular traffic, have you ever thought of of creating your own brand? When I speak of 'brand' I am referring to a product that is manufactured under a particular name. Do you know that you can create your own tag line, logo or use your blog name on various products such as t-shirts, caps, pens, mugs and buttons? The interesting thing about all of this is that there are a number of…

Five (5) Websites You Can Use To Monetize Your Blog

In blogging, content is KING. Without great content,  readers will not want to return to your blog. Therefore, you will have to know your market or niche in order to provide the content they are interesting in. Just looking around the blogging community I am in awe of some of the content that is out there.

 On the other hand, I am also aware that there are bloggers that place more emphasis on promoting products instead of writing the content we love to read. I am in no way judging these bloggers, it works for them. However, if your like me you are afraid to cross that line, because somehow you are afraid of betraying your loyal readers.

With all of this in mind,  I wanted to provide the information about sites that assist in monetizing blogs. In my opinion, you can monetize your blog without 'selling out' so to speak.      

What does it mean to monetize your blog?

Website monetization is the process of converting existing traffic being sent to a particular website into revenue.  O…

Do you Know your STATUS?

Today, December 1, is world A.I.D.S day.
The Facts

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).The virus and disease are often referred to together as HIV/AIDS.

The illness interferes with the immune system making people with AIDS much more likely to get infections, including opportunistic infections and tumors that do not affect people with working immune systems. This susceptibility gets worse as the disease continues.

HIV is transmitted in many ways, such as anal, vaginal or oral sex, blood transfusion, contaminated hypodermic needles, exchange between mother and baby during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. It can be transmitted by any contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with a bodily fluid that has the virus in it, such as the blood, semen, vaginal fluid, preseminal fluid, or breast milk from an infected person.

The Statistics

In 2009, the W…

What is Your Guilty Pleasure?

This post is a super quick one. I really mean it.

The defines the term Guilty pleasure (Noun) as follows : something pleasurable that induces a usually minor feeling of guilt.  

We all have those things that we secretly do and greatly enjoy. We enjoy them so much that they are deemed a guilty pleasure.

Here are a couple of mine:

Watching YouTube Gurus when i should be doing something more important.
Watching Star Trek, Eureka, Sanctuary, Syfy movies is general. Everyone around me thinks i am weird but i just love them!!!!
Reading Harlequin romances when i should be reading Caribbean Literature text.
I did say a couple didn't I? I would love to hear about your guilty pleasures.

DIY Sundays - Five Useful Websites for Bloggers

Todays DIY Sundays post will be a quick one  i guess not. Here are five websites that I found; I thought they could be very useful for bloggers like myself. I am NOT being paid/compensated  to write about these sites.  With that said, here they are:

Number 5 - This website cracked me up because i could not believe a website would exist where people share things they are willing to do for $5. is a place where buyers and sellers of pretty much trade any service or thing they can trade, for a minimal cost of five dollars.

The Website Comments:

The place for people to share things they're willing to do for $5.
Buy. Sell. Have fun.

Number 4 - This is a website that offers users the ability to include a loyalty points program to their blog, website, etc. These loyalty points can be converted to any prize. This,  I thought was very interesting.

The Website Comments:

Your readers spend more time on Twitter and Facebook than they are on your blog or website.…

The GREAT Divide

I have been thinking about writing this post for a while now. However, I have not been able to sit down long enough to allow the words to flow.Here goes. I have been comparing my everyday personality to the blogger you see. Somehow, i have been seeing a divide between Lioness and Antoinette.

When I think of Lioness, i think about the part of me that always tries to put the best foot forward. The part of me that is more welling to take risks, more willing to bare my soul to the world. Lioness is an extrovert, with smart ideas, great tips, and lots of positive vibration .

Whereas, Antoinette is very private with build in walls of steel. My family will tell you that i speak my mind and i am not afraid to burn bridges. I love to taken the unbeaten path. I am strategic in my planning. I often pretend that things slip off me like water; but truth be told, i internalize every single thing. I have very few friends but many acquaintances.

I know that some of my readers might be doing a double t…

Finding a Needle in a Haystack.... The Search for Prince Charming.

We each have that ideal image of 'THE ONE' burnt in our brains. For some of us, it seems we have been wired as a child, probably even from birth, to seek out curtain qualities that when fused together results in our version of Prince Charming. With this ideal image in mind, we grow up searching for our ideal partner, a soul mate so to speak. Than reality hits. Oftentimes, the reality is not that there is no one to meet our unattainable standards. No my friends that is not it. The reality is that there are no hunting grounds, no green pastures, no flowing brooks in which to meet our ideal mate. In lay terms, the single man or woman is faced with the stark reality that in a city or town that is well populated there are no dating opportunities.   

Unwilling to allow our dreams to wither and die; we often find ourselves moving to the virtual community. Here, like a cruel twist, is often populated with potential mates of all sizes, shapes, colours and skills. By just browsing the pi…


Sometimes you just have to say i am sorry.

In Time!!!!!

The movie 'In Time' has got be thinking how much we relied on time as a people. It almost seems now that i do not have enough hours in the day to complete the tasks i have to do. I thought about what we would do if there were no time pieces to regulate every hour, every minute, or every second. Would it really make a difference? 0r would it still feel like we are in a crazy rush to met our time quota? Would it still be like our lives depended on meeting a time deadline that we or society as set?

For me, it's like in the mornings i feel like i am in a crazy competition with my watch to get to where i am going. I often feel like time is cheating. It's like the seconds are rolling away, in essence slipping trough my fingers like gains of sand. Then, there are those days when i refuse to acknowledge that the system (time) really exist. I love those days!!!!! 

Unfortunately, today i will be rushing against the system. If your reading this today, November 23, 2011. I will be …

tRYING TO gET bACK oN THE wAGON!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess the heavens knew that i need this day. I woke up this morning with no water in my pipes. Unlike previous years,  i guess we have grown comfortable with the reliability of the service so we are not prepared for this disruption.  So here i am at home, thanking my lucky stars that i am not currently waging a tactical plan to maintain the continuous use of the home desktop.

I guess after two months i am just now mourning the lost of my laptop. I am currently trying to get a Dell but i am secretly wishing that Santa can leave a Mac at my door. I will just have to keep dreaming. Seriously i would love any suggestion i can get about any good brand of laptop that i have not mentioned.

I have said it before that this academic year is very tedious at work. I am in charge of heading a committee to plan and execute all the school's major events for the entire school year. This also includes our annal coral service and prize giving for about 600 guests or more. Thank God i have a team t…

It's like wiping the floor.........

I am not leaving, just taking a break. I really need it. I will update you as soon as possible.

Four-time Cancer Survivor Speaks

This post is actually taken from the Jamaica Online Gleaner. I read this article and I could not forget this woman's spirit. I just had to share it.

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer

Pat Wright has beaten colon cancer twice, bone cancer once and four weeks ago removed both breasts, in her latest fight with the devastating disease.
"My only consolation this time is that I now have two new 'girls' (breasts) sized 34B," she quipped.
As much as she likes the new boobs, she says this has been the roughest time of her life, "Losing your breasts is very personal, you feel less of a woman."
The Montego Bay-based businesswoman, who runs all the spas in the three Sunset Resort group of hotels, says cancer refuses to let her go.
"I am convinced it is in my genes, and whenever I feed it, it reappears," she told Flair in an exclusive interview.

From her waist down, she says she is quite empty. "The organs are all gone, no colon, no uterus, …