Why Celebrate Emancipation Day?

Sat, 07/31/2010 - 20:36 — Pauline Neckles

Why Celebrate Emancipation Day?

Many of us in the Caribbean will be home on Emancipation Day oblivious to the day's importance. To some younger people the significance of the day is either non-existent or very minimal. They may not care about the actions of our ancestors who worked hard to see the Emancipation of the slaves at that time due to the length of time that has passed between then and now.

Showing The Disabled Love

Sun, 03/21/2010 - 16:53 — Pauline Neckles

Showing The Disabled Love

Michael was smart, had a great sense of humour and was a real good listener. Jane was talented, had dreams of owning her own company and was a great cook. Very few people get to see this side of either of them due to the fact that for most people it is hard to see past their disability.

Word! Sound! Power! Full Of Purpose And Passion

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 13:40 — Pauline Neckles

Word! Sound! Power! Full Of Purpose And Passion

The audience at the Frank Collymore Hall was treated to a powerful display when members of the spoken word collective The League of Extraordinary Poets (LXP) presented Word! Sound! Power! Poetry with Purpose and Passion on Tuesday.

Spoken Word To Hit The Big Stage

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:40 — Pauline Neckles

Spoken Word To Hit The Big Stage

When the League of Extraordinary Poets (LXP) take to the Frank Collymore Hall stage on Tuesday, March 11, it will be a rare sight for Barbados. The hour and fifteen minute long show entitled Word! Sound! Power! is a free sunset concert hosted by the Hall and presents for the first time, on this scale, a spoken word only event.

Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

Sat, 10/19/2013 - 12:27 — Pauline Neckles

Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

Your life is saturated with assignments, deadlines, group work, extra-curricular activities and other pressures associated with work or school, whether you like it or not. Sometimes this load can be a bit stressful and leave you little room to relax and enjoy the other aspects of your life.

Woman doing yoga

Getting Over Disappointment

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 16:36 — Pauline Neckles

 Getting Over Disappointment

Disappointment or failure can railroad the pursuit of a dream leaving behind a broken heart. Many have never recovered from said disappointment and have become shadows of what they had hoped and worked hard to achieve.

The Power of Positivity

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 14:54 — Pauline Neckles

The Power Of Positivity

Have you ever given someone counsel only to have them retort “that is easier said than done”? This is the most infuriating phrase in the human experience because it betrays a defeatist attitude that keeps us in negative situations that we can overcome.

I believe in the power of positive speaking which is not the denial of the facts of a situation but the determination to evolve into a stronger person.

Going Organic Without Losing Your Mind

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 20:00 — Pauline Neckles

Going Organic Without Losing Your Mind

Food is essential to our health and our sustenance. The modern meal structure is however, becoming more toxic and unhealthy for our bodies and minds. Today’s food industry includes many foods that are either manufactured in factories or chemically enhanced or processed once harvested from the earth.

Surviving Christmas With A Neurotic Family

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 19:31 — Pauline Neckles

Surviving Christmas With A Neurotic Family

Christmas is a time for togetherness. Many families who may or may not have seen each other during the year choose this holiday to gather and celebrate the season. Tensions can be palpable within large families and among differing personality types.

Surviving Christmas On A Diet

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:18 — Pauline Neckles

 Surviving Christmas On A Diet

For many across the world, this is the favourite season of the year. Christmas means gifts, family outings and let’s not forget about the parties. Various tasty treats and foods are a big part of making Christmas special.

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