Thursday, October 19, 2017

In Honour of the Warrior Women in my DNA

March 8, 2017 by  
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As a descendant of Africans who were enslaved and hauled across the Atlantic to Jamaica, at least half of my history has been lost to me, other than the story told by the melanin in my skin. Family stories of ancestors have spoken to our European lineage but even that only traces a few generations. […]

I asked a new question … and magic happened

January 26, 2017 by  
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I travelled 138 days in 2016. I had a great time living bold and wandering far, working with my clients throughout the Caribbean, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, trekking through India and celebrating superhuman feats at the Rio Olympics. But I gained 10 lbs, was inconsistent with exercise and sleep was elusive. I brimmed with joy to […]

The grace of a winner

November 18, 2016 by  
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Saturday November 12, Wolmer’s, my high school in Jamaica, won a major schoolboy football competition (the real football … where feet actually move the ball, known as the “beautiful game” to 95% of the world, but to North Americans as “soccer”). It was a close match, the winning goal scored in the final 3 minutes. […]

What’s “like” got to do with it?

October 20, 2016 by  
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The agony of the US presidential election, which has captivated North America, and, perhaps much of the world, is at last coming to a close. The voices of the undecided play to a refrain in my mind of Tina Turner singing “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and I wonder, “What’s like got to do with it?”

Just do you

September 16, 2016 by  
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I was there in the Estabio Olimpico in Rio when Usain Bolt-Ed his way into legenddom, winning each of his 3 gold medals. I witnessed Elaine Thompson win her 2 golds and a relay silver as well as Shelley-Anne Fraser-Pryce conquering her biggest opponent – her injured big toe to win the bronze medal 100m run and anchor the relay team to silver. So much inspiration, so many reminders that greatness and world domination do not belong only to the 1st World. It’s there in each of us, no matter where we are born.

“Fallen” Heroes, Legends and Icons – the challenge of being an Olympian Human

August 30, 2016 by  
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Almost 3,000 years ago, as part of their religious festival to honour Zeus, the god of gods, the Greeks staged the first athletic games on Mt. Olympos, the home of the gods and goddesses. The early years are the stuff of myth, but a few things seem to be agreed – the first Olympic competition […]

“B” stands for “better”

July 4, 2016 by  
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“Fort Clarence as I land!” I messaged my pals, the techie and the yogi. Fort Clarence Beach (in Kingston Jamaica) is a standard item on my Jamaica agenda for our troika. My flight had touched down in Kingston at 4.00 a.m. We were on our way by 10.00 a.m.

Seventy Times Seven

December 16, 2015 by  
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Like most people, I used to think that forgiveness was about letting others off the hook. I thought it meant telling someone that I forgave him or her. I thought it was something I proffered magnanimously to others, ensconced in my rightness. I thought it something that I doled out to the deserving like tablespoons of water to someone dying of thirst.

From Sleep Dis-Order to Sleep In-order – how to change a habit

November 24, 2015 by  
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“No exercise for 3 to 4 weeks,” ordered the doctor following a minor operating procedure. “Are you serious?” I demanded, his statement jolting me out of the end stages of anaesthesia. I had recently signed up for a 30-day Bikram Yoga Challenge in which I would be doing a 90-minute class every day for 30 days. My […]

Words of comfort may not be so comforting

November 16, 2015 by  
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Death is the big unknown in our lives. What is known and certain is that we, or at least our bodies, will die. But that’s where the certainty ends, for we don’t know for sure what happens after. As we grow older the reality of death looms ever closer – our parents die, our friends, sometimes our children. […]

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