Author: ClaudetteE

Ageing Gracefully 101: Everything You Wanted To Know

Ageing: Are you ageing with a “bad” attitude? That is a relative word, “bad,” and not one of my preferred. Labelling is not an activity that I like to indulge in. No situation or experience is really “good” or “bad,” they just “are.” Growing older just is a fact of life. It is part of … Read More

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Easter Question: Whose Sin Did He Die For?

Easter is a time to put to death those things, ways and behaviours that have been holding you back. Time to rise and really start loving yourself. It can be the most painful and the most heart-enlargening feeling. Love. This bittersweet feeling that love contains is very real to me. Not meaning to be irreverent, … Read More

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Think Success: The Definitive Guide

Think success and thrive. That’s is the movement we are embarking on this month. Reaching back to a book and teaching that has proven wealth of not only knowledge but the key to personal achievement for many. Think Success. Use The Power of Your Mind During my last major programme of studies, faith and reason … Read More

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By The Grace Of God…

Grace. How many times have you heard someone say, “By the Grace of God go I,” or you said it pondering your situation? I used to say it quite frequently when I was working at a women’s prison here in Canada. It would come to my lips as well later when I transferred to a men’s facility. … Read More

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How To Choose Mindfulness Of Others

Mindfulness. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life To be mindful can be such a tricky instruction. I remember when growing up and my mother would say things such as “mind your manners.” That meant taking care that … Read More

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Happy Birthday Indeed

Happy Birthday.  Happy Birthday to Me! For the first six or seven years of my life, my mother religiously threw a birthday party for me. Then they stopped for some reason. I think money became a real challenge by my seventh year. Noticeable as it was even to my small mind that the parties had … Read More

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It’s My Body And I Love It. Do You Love Yours?

Body shaming is not going to work with someone who accepts what God has given them – as is. Body Positivity Challenge My mother was seriously overweight. In Jamaica’s parlance, she would be described as “fluffy.” Compared to many of the women that surrounded me in those years, my mother was ‘fat’. Granted, back in … Read More

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What Is Running Your Life? Your Expectations That’s What

Expectations. It was Alexander Pope who said, “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” Let me share a story about expectations in my life. Expectations Are Running Your Life My daughter was about 10 years old when I first gave her a book about praying. Her puzzled look is one … Read More

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The Civil Rights Activist So Close To Martin Luther King Jr. She Was Thought Of As His ‘Other Wife’

“The civil rights activist so close to Martin Luther King Jr. she was thought of as his ‘other wife’” by Jason Miller, North Carolina State University In a 2019 article published in Standpoint Magazine, Pulitzer Prize-winning Martin Luther King Jr. biographer David Garrow detailed new information about King he discovered in FBI documents. The most damaging … Read More

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Chapters Of Our Lives: What Are You Writing This Year?

Chapters of the Book Of Life is written by each of us every year that we live. “Every stage of life is a chapter of a book.” Lailah Gifty Akita, Ghanaian author and founder of Smart Youth Volunteers Foundation tells us. Chapter 57 Another writer, Donald Millers asks, “Every day you live is a page. … Read More

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