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#FaceDepression

In the way that the world works, once you open yourself to something, the universe brings more of it to you. I recently wrote about my decision to start getting more involved in mental health advocacy. I contacted JAMHAN and indicated my willingness to participate in their organisation. Around the same time that I did…

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Going beyond myself

For the last several years, I have not hidden that I deal with depression. Initially, only my family knew. Then I shared with close friends. It took some years before I was comfortable enough sharing it outside my circle. I’ve now mentioned it many times here on my blog (just search for depression). Recently, I…

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Continuous Creation Challenge Recap

A whole 2 weeks have passed since I declared my intention to try a 72-hour Continuous Creation Challenge over the 4-day Easter weekend. Did I do it? Yes. Did it work? Kind of. That’s the short version. Lol! What I achieved I had laid out a long list of things I wanted to tackle, knowing…

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Continuous Creation Challenge

A 4-day weekend is always a fantastic thing! Jamaica being a religious country, we get the major Christian holidays off, which makes Easter weekend a beautiful oasis for those of us who won’t be filling it with church and other religious observations. Many take it as an opportunity to leave Kingston — there are parties on…

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A (big) change is coming, baby

A more comprehensive update will follow soon, but I have been working on the ideas I laid out in my last post. I have managed to touch on most areas, except probably Friends & Family and Fun  Recreation. But more to come on that. Today’s update will focus on the Career section. The first sub-area…

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Laying the foundation for 2015

Each year, as I review the previous 12 months, I identify what didn’t work. My theme for the coming year often reflects this as I aim to correct the issues and fill in the gaps. As I have said, 2014 was, for me, directionless. I had no theme, no goals, no real plan – and…

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Happy New Year to Me!

[Confession: I sat down and wrote this post a week ago and WordPress ate it. No explanation, it just vanished into cyberspace without me being able to publish it. It took me a week to work up the energy to write it again, and it has lost something. Still worth a read, though.] As I…

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Living a life with no regrets

It may sound like an over-simplification, but we are all active engineers in the course our lives take, so invest in the learning and then continue onwards towards the goal.

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Starting Over

Starting over is scary, sure. It raises so many hidden insecurities and fears in people. But maybe there is another perspective on what starting over brings.

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A good reason to not have joined Facebook in the first place

So following on my post about unplugging, or at least focusing on doing things that I enjoy so much that I forget to be plugged in, I came across this post on a blog I frequent, about why the author never joined Facebook. NEver joined Facebook?!? Turns out he had a very good reason. One you should think about.

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What’s the plan for 2013? (Part 2)

So having sorted out the direction for this year, the Year of Abundance, I have decided to bring a bit more specificity to my efforts. This year I want to focus on specific areas of my life, and outline beforehand the kind of improvement I want to create. While all areas are important, there is…

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What’s the plan for 2013? (Part 1)

2013 is my Year of ABUNDANCE. What’s that about? Well, for several years, instead of setting myself resolutions which would inevitably fail, I would choose as aspect of personal development to focus on. So the progression was something like (I wasn’t really documenting them back then) honesty with myself, openness and honesty with others, trusting…

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Looking back at 2012

I have, in the past, used different formats to look back over a year as it draws to its end. I have reflected on lessons learned, meandered through my thoughts, drafted detailed month-by-month statements. Many years I have had no formal reflection. Some years, looking back through my blog posts, I realize that I stopped blogging as the year…

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Where is that little girl I used to be?

Getting older is something that happens naturally without any encouragement. We can’t prevent it, nor control it, though entire industries develop around trying to hide it and slow the whole process. Growing up, however, is a completely separate issue. Some people grow up before it’s time. Others seem to never grow up. But what exactly…

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