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Positive Wednesdays: Finding Your Passion

Life is too short to be doing anything other than what you love. Yet figuring out what it is you love to do can be harder than it seems like it should. After all, you just need to think about what makes you feel good and do that, right? The reality for many of us is that we are so focused on what we feel like we need to do or have to do that we completely lose sight of what it is that we want to do. We become out of touch with our passion as we channel all our energy on our responsibilities.
Reconnecting with or finding our passion is important to realizing our full potential and to living the life that we dream of. Here are a few tips you can use to help you find your passion and start reclaiming your bliss:
Start with What You Know
Your passion isn't some long-lost or hidden thing. It's brimming right under the surface. You just have to pay attention to see it there. Start by asking yourself what it is you enjoy. What do you get excited to do? What do you do when you have free t…

Coping!!!!-Positive Wednesday

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I was on my way to the hospital yesterday. There were so many things that keep playing in my mind. I thought about the pain I was experiencing. I also thought about the fact that I had to drive myself, I worried about what might happened if I should fall ill while behind the wheel. All of these things were racing through my mind while I was looked intently on the road, trying to keep up with the rat race.

Out of nowhere came a series of beeps from the lane beside me. Immediately my first response was, oh God what now. I turned to look and a man was signaling to me, he had a woman beside him. My first reaction was that something  was wrong. Next I thought,  I cannot take the drama this morning. Nonetheless, the man continued to signaled as if to wave me down. Finally, we were across from each other. In that moment he only said one word. Here is what he said, SMILE. I responded with what and a blank expression. He repeated his word, SMILE. It was followed by 'you look too serious&#…

OUT AND ABOUT........ PORT ROYAL

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I have been ill however i had to take my daughter to explore Port Royal after she learnt that pirates lived there. Here are some pictures:























College.....Money......Books.......You

The month of September was quite a hectic one for me. However, in the midst of chaos clarity came and in those moments i finally decided what i wanted to study for my masters. I have always wanted my masters before i turned 30. Well, that did not work out. After completing my diploma and degree I had a ton of students loan debts and so now that I have finally figured out that I want to major in (I am changing my area of specialization) I am scare about the costs of tuition not to mention the costs of books. 

We often underestimate how costly books can be in the preparing for college. Of course it goes without saying that your college tuition must be payed. However, the whole purpose of attending college is to exit its gates at the end of 3-4 years being certified for your specific field. This is where I have found that Campus Book Rentals is a life saver. In my day (I am not that old) I spent tens of thousands of dollars on books alone. I kid you not. I still have the books to prove …

What Happened?

I have been swallowed by the monster that is called work. I am back at my full time j.o.b. and the rush is on to meet deadlines. I have missed being able to just sit and write a post. It seems when i come home all i want to do is watch Dexter and go to bed. Is that the first sign i am turning into my parents? I guess that is what happens in the world of adulthood.

So now, i am sitting and wondering what happened to my life? Am i the only one?


The Last 48 Hours

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I literally just spent the last 48 hours cleaning and organizing my space. I feel like every bone in my body hurts. I will be writing a post giving some organization tips soon. Let me know it you would like me to focus on anything in particular. 

Words I had to SAY......

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I am counting down the day until i go back to work. There seem to be so much that I need to do and so much I have not done. I can see that my organizer is fulling up and i am bracing myself for it all. However, i have been feeling really zen at this moment in time. I have been speaking a number of positive things to myself and now i feel like i am feeding off all of that positive energy. I did not get all of this 'positive stuff' until i have been allowing it to work in my life. I finally accepted that i have been carrying around a lot of crap. All of this negativity has been affecting my physical and mental health, my energy and my life for quite sometime.

It finally hit me when i turned 30. I feel like i can drop the crap, the bags, the negative people, the doubts, the mistakes and just walk naked 'not literally, after all  i don't want to be arrested for indecent exposure'. I feel like the 20s prepared me for this freedom and it is feeling sweet. I don't ha…

Positive Wednesdays- Walking to the Beat of Your Own Drum

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Sometimes i feel like individuality is dead. People are often so busy trying to fit in and be accepted that they allow society to dictate who they should be. So today's Positive Wednesdays is about walking to the beat of your own drum.

Because today we are talking about individuality i wanted to use pictures for my posts.







AAAAHHHH MONDAY.........

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I was away this weekend and i was very proud of the fact that i went 48 hours without the internet. I thought i would go into shock or be shell shock. However, it was actually great.

So today is Monday and it is GREAT!!! I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!!!!



2: 23am on August 17, 2012

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Yes you guessed it, i am up working. No i am not a workaholic. I would prefer to think of it has working on my dreams. The rationale is that, if i want it bad enough; i'll have to work my butt off for it.

What is the Dream?

The dream is to create an internationally known and successful brand (further details to come).

Why?

Why not? I always knew that there had to be more. That my purpose here was to impact on people's lives. I guess that is why i do my full time job. There, i have the ability to touch a least one life and that is a blessing in itself. But Lioness Rebirth reminded me that dreams can come through. My dream was resurrected out of nothingness. I had no major resources, no big bank account, everything indicated this would not be possible. So i literally started my journey on a dream and a whole lot of prayer and hard work. I actually don't mind starting from dirt bottom, because here i know the only place to go is up.

Challenges...?

There are quite a number of ch…

Positive Wednesday......What's Your Next Step?

Positive Wednesdays has been on a hiatus for a while and now it is back. As I type these lines I am aware that I am a totally different person from my last written positive Wednesdays. If I should be completely honest, I have no clue what shape or form this post will take. There is no set plan, no drafts, just me and a blank page. I must also confess that it is a bit scary.

If i should compare life to this post I must say, a lot of us start out this way. We have no plans, no set direction, we like a ship with no captain or navigation system. In this case, life becomes scary because we are face with the unknown. As such, we seen to be battered by the uncertainties of life. I hope this makes sense.

So on my journey, I have learnt one thing. Have a plan, create a goal, write it down, tell a friend, scream it to the world. Simply, make it known. I guess that is more than one thing; but the idea is, we all need a navigation system to get us through life and having a plan/goal does help to be…

How Big is Your Heart? (GIVEAWAY)

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How big is your heart? That question has been rolling around in my brain for a little while. Now seemed the right time to ask the question. I love the idea of voluntary work or giving back, but sadly my schedule doesn't permit me to do either. So, i am usually one of those persons who drops the coins in the tin or purchase an item from a company that contributes to a charity. I figure that is my way of helping the cause.

One company that is currently giving back to a cause is Mommy at Heart.com. What i love about  Mommy at Heart.com  is that it is a company for women by women. If that is not enough, the company works closely with non-profit organizations. For every shirt purchased on MommyAtHeart.com, they will donate $5 directly to a partnering nonprofit with a great cause. I don't know about you but i think when you add up all the $5 dollars that can go a long way to helping a non-profit organization.


Also, what i think is really great is that each t-shirt design playfully …

We came We saw and We Conquered!!!!!!

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There is something to be said about the Jamaican Spirit. Today's 200 metre finals of the Olympics hammered home the fierceness of the Jamaican spirit. Young Weir, who no one expected to medal fought hard to gain a bronze. Why? It is simply.We love to be the best. We love to win. We love to conquer. We love to shine.

It is, however, quite ironic to note that we love and admire humility and 'go hard' (never give up ) mentality. Our love for humility sees us standing on the other side of the fence when competing against athletes like Gatlin. His lack of humility leaves us shaking our heads and turning up our noses at the stench of his cockiness. On the other hand, we have unofficially adopted Gay. We wished that he could have proudly stand on the metal podium with our fellow athletes. However, it was not meant to be.

However, when all is said and down, the message that we wanted to send is never underestimate the Jamaican Spirit. We are not a lay down and die people, that is…

Jamaica 50- from a Jamaican Lense

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It has been crazy here and i am way behind in my posting. Here are some highlights of Jamaica's 50th celebrations, August 6, 2012.
















Stop by tomorrow for more pictures....

Single and Dating?

This has been gnawing at my bones for a while now. I could not shake the idea so i decided to write a post about it, i am hoping that this process can give me some prospective. I have come to realize in the last year that the dating world is brutal. I knew this before now, but i somehow refused to believe it. It is now cclear to me that dating is like a mine field that is over flowing with  traps, mirages, illusions and sinking sand. I know that sounds like gross exaggeration and maybe it is. However, that is how i am starting to feel.

The 20th century concept of dating is like going to war or a winner takes all game of poker (i don't play poker). There are so many layers of deceptions, lies and reverse psychology that would make even Einstein's mind expload. All of this is enough to make a single female wonder if love is truly real.

I met a couple this past weekend. They have been married for 30 years, they gave me hope i told them. After all, i thought they waded through t…

Sleepless..........

Emancipation Day Jamaica 2012

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Today is Emancipation Day here in Jamaica and i woke up this morning feeling renewed. The day feel light and somehow i felt really hopeful. It is crazy i know, but that was how i felt. I wanted to share some pictures i have been taking from the window of the car, so here they are:








Positive Wednesdays...... Changing Your Situation

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Today is my B-day and i wanted to share this video. It spoke to me and i think it is a fitting message for today.


LONDON 2012....JAMAICAN CAMP

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We are anxiously counting down the days, with bated breath, for our athletes to participate in London 2012. Here are some photos from our camp.







AAAAHHH MONDAY!!!!!

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I went to St Ann this weekend and i just had to share this picture. The view from the road was just breathtaking. I don't think i did it justice. 

3 Natural Supplements to Improve Your Immune System

While trying to keep up with the crazy rat race we are all a part of, it's easy to become exhausted and worn out. Between keeping up with work, school, family, friends and anything else you might have on your plate, your body and defenses often get pushed to the limit. If you find yourself feeling like you're running on E and want to ward off any potential illnesses that might take over while your body feels extra weak and sensitive, try incorporating some or all of the items below into your diet however you can—via supplement or good, ole-fashioned eating. Spirulina Probably the least-well known of the three suggestions in this article, spirulina is actually a type of algae that is typically blue-green in color. It is rich in vitamins and nutrients such as carotenoids, zinc, beta-carotene and B complex, but can be harmful if taken from an unfamiliar brand. Research has shown this to increase antibody production, meaning it helps support your immune system. More research is still…

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DIY SUNDAYS- 3 EASY STEPS TO GET THINGS DONE

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Today were are going to look at how to get things down in three easy steps.


These steps are:

1. Write down all the tasks you want to get done today

2. Assign a specific block of time for completing each task (like 30 minutes)

3. Select a task, start a timer, and focus on nothing else until that task is complete!

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AAAHHH the WEEKEND.....

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Inside the Park.......Emancipation Park

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