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  • Body Love and Beauty / Health and Fitness / Inspiration / Love, Sex and Relationships / Nastute Commentary / Personal

    Blog everyday til my birthday. T-10 days. Self-love

    In (less than) 10 days I will be celebrating my birthday. I will be able to say that I’m in my late twenties and I’m excited and pensive. Because this birthday will be spent differently from the one last year and from any other before. I’m looking forward to it and I’m also aware that it means I’m taking a step further into grown woman-dom. Which got me thinking…

    I got this impression that as you get older, as a woman, you eventually stop giving a damn about Continue Reading

  • Food and Fun / Inspiration / Lifestyle

    August Favorites in September [Video]

    August was very good to me. And I tell you why in this video.

    It took a month to finally edit and then upload this and it took a couple more days to post it to the blog. I have GOT to do better. But to be fair, I had some technical issues with my pc and that accounted for some of the delay. Anyhoo, here are four of my favorite (read: favourite) things or moments from the month of August.

    I hope you like it!

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  • Fashion Fo' Pause

    Jamaican BFF tag with Nas and Nas (Video)

    One night (or it may have been early morning), my friend Nas and I decided that we should film a BFF tag video to see just how much we would fail. Funny we should mention fail since this all happened because we felt doomed re: our upcoming exams. Anyways this is the result! Hope you enjoy!

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    Thanks for watching!
    Love, Nas and Nas

     

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  • Humour

    Lost and Found

    Last night, I found three things that I had lost, one of which was unknown to me as lost. I guess you call that forgotten?

    I found my glasses in the case I had been carrying around for weeks thinking it was empty (as it most times is) and that the glasses were left on my dresser (as they so often are). Tonight I decided to search for said glasses and after a quick scan (which can only mean my subconscious sent a speedy hint- “feeling” to my conscious) which resulted in no spotting of the glasses, I thought to look in the case. As soon as I took it from the bag, I shook it and heard the tiny thuds of tiny spectacles hitting the edges of their container. Jinkies!

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    The next items in my lost and found were two poems. One I found while searching for another. I had forgotten that I had wrote that poem. And I’m sort of surprised because I read it and immediately got that I was going through something when I wrote it. Would you look at that. You sure do get over things when you least expect it. I also found the one I was intentionally searching for. It was right below my nose with the name I remembered giving it but that I somehow missed in my previous searches. I think it hid so I could find the other first. My poems are kind like that. Well, they are to me.

    Or in this case, anything old and forgotten.
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     And with that, I bid you adieu.

    Until next post! Thank you for reading.

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  • Health and Fitness / Inspiration

    Help Fight Loneliness. Just Say Hello.

    In an initiative to combat loneliness, Mother O has enlisted the help of celebrities to spur action from all of us. The “Just Say Hello” campaign was inspired, in large part, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Some of the reasons behind the campaign are mentioned by him in the YouTube video below.

    I first heard about it when I saw Oprah’s bff Gayle King appear on The View to speak about it. She said that people would rather say they are depressed than to say they are lonely. As if there is some shame in loneliness. That’s heartbreaking to me. Somehow society has developed this “I will be my own island” mentality and those of us who embrace our humanity and acknowledge our desire for human connection are criticized or ridiculed rather than embraced.

    Now I don’t know what the statistics are for Jamaicans and I find that they’d be largely inaccurate since mental health and education about it is not as key an issue in our society as it is in America. But I do think that loneliness affects us all. While we are a more friendly set of people based solely on our culture, the impact of social media to make us more connected virtually and more disconnected in real life is creeping in on us. With that said, I tip my hat and fully intend to be a part of this “Just Say Hello” campaign.

    This is me saying hello to you. Drop a comment here if you wish. I’ll do my very best to reply in a timely manner. And do your part and tell someone hello today that you probably normally would not or who you haven’t said hello to in a while. But be sincere. And be kind.

    If you want more information on this campaign, you can read about it here:

    Just Say Hello: The Powerful New Way to Combat Loneliness

     

    Until next post!

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