The Hungry Sister

Today is my older sister’s birthday. As children growing up in Jamaica our parents would insist that we eat and drink what I thought back then, were horrible tasting foods. If I had a penny for the number of times I heard the line, “eat it, it good fi yuh” I would be wealthy. ForContinue reading “The Hungry Sister”

Thursday’s Throwback

Today is Thursday’s Throwback. Join me as I feature some of my favorite old posts you might have missed. “Grateful for change. Change is as simple as the turning of the seasons from fall to winter or the ticking of the clock from day to night. Isn’t it amazing the different perspectives change allows? ItContinue reading “Thursday’s Throwback”

The Space In Between

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.” – Viktor E Frankl A friend of mine recently shared this quote. These are very powerful words that are very pertinent today in light of theContinue reading “The Space In Between”

Life After Vacation

It’s remarkable how even the way we approach our first few hours after vacationing changes when we’re out of the workforce. I remember just a few short years ago, I would start stressing about all the things I had to do before returning to work. My mind would have been fully “locked and loaded” onContinue reading “Life After Vacation”

Needy and Unashamed

First of all, let me say that I have the utmost respect for all single independent women who are not only balancing life on their own without a partner but who are also loving and excelling at it. Ladies, I hear you “roaring” fiercely, some declaring your independence and your unwillingness to compromise your freedomContinue reading “Needy and Unashamed”

Memories Lost and Found – Then vs Now

Well, my date for leaving this land of my birth has come and gone, and all my sidekicks have all since packed up and left me and I’m still here. As we Jamaicans would say “mi still deh yah.” Now I’m not complaining, there are worse situations to be in than getting some much-needed restContinue reading “Memories Lost and Found – Then vs Now”

17 Days Ago

I have already spent 17 full glorious days in Jamaica. I’ve waded in the river, hiked up a mountain, rafted on the Martha Brae, climbed a waterfall, swam in the ocean and driven legally on the wrong side of the road. I’ve dodged what felt like a million potholes and got caught by a millionContinue reading “17 Days Ago”