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The Need To Relax

“People feel that something is wrong with them, they complain of pain and fatigue, they are depressed and irritable, they dread life instead of enjoying it, they evade it instead of facing it.”
– Karin Roon, “The New Way to Relax”

We encounter seemingly insoluble problems in day-to-day living. That means tension. It starts out in the form of slight discomfort and fatigue, later it becomes chronic pain and, eventually, can lead to serious illness.




 

All goes well if a suitable outlet is found to release this energy. It’s when this is taken away that stress, unannounced, invites itself in. It fosters a sense of inferiority, develops a negative mental outlook and inhibits concentration. In extreme cases, it can even lead to delinquency and crime.

Roon in her book says stress “is like a pebble thrown into a quiet pool. The ripples spread until they reach the farthest bank. They not only affect your health and your spirits, your energy and your capacity for joyous living, but they react upon your family and your friends, your co-workers and your community.”

Even though just about everyone at SOME point and to some degree experiences this, certain professions indisputably fall under the high-stress category. People who are always busy – doctors , lawyers, policemen and journalists – will tell you it comes with the territory.

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Losing A Child Is One Of The Most Painful Experiences

My name is June Boyce I am forty-one years old. I am a mother of four children and my youngest son passed away. I work at JG’s Wholesale and I live in the Ivy St. Michael. My son’s name was Joshua Boyce I gave birth to him on December 22nd 2010. He was two years old at the time of his passing. He passed away on May 3rd and was buried on May 15th 2013.




 

It was car accident that took him from me. I was told that there was an altercation between my neighbours. A father and son got into an argument and the son got into the car and attempted to drive off and in the heat of the moment the car pinned my son onto the wall of his grandmother’s house. He was taken to the hospital where he passed away.

June Boyce

 There are so many memories of Joshua. I remember the first time I held him in my arms and the day I lost him. My son was an energetic boy and a mischievous one at that he enjoyed playing with his friends and throwing stones. I remember having to wrestle with him when he had to take a bath and also when it was time for him to stop breast-feeding. He loved eating bakes and Chefette, I could always find him somewhere in the house hiding out eating bakes. Joshua made me laugh and smile every day, with him there was never a dull moment, he always kept me going. He was a Daddy’s boy everywhere his father went Joshua wanted to go. Those two were inseparable they did everything together.

Losing a child is one of the most painful experiences I have ever had in my entire life and I would never want to go through this pain again. I feel empty, like there is an empty space inside my heart, up to this day I still cry myself to sleep because I miss him so much.

My name is Trevor Devonish I’m thirty- seven years old and I’m self-employed I enjoy going to the beach and playing football these were some of the things I used to do with my son Joshua. Joshua passed away due to an accident. It was very devastating for me, his mother and our families. We were not present at the time that the accident happened.

June was at work and I had recently left home it wasn’t ten minute before I got a call from a family member a call I wish on no other family, telling me that something had happen and I needed to come back home now. I remember having to call my family and explaining to them what had happened which was very hard. My mother and my sisters were there with me at the hospital and they helped me through a very difficult time. Losing a child is a very sad and painful experience. There were so many sleepless night. I remember laying awake at night as I listened to the clock ticking as the minutes went by and hearing the sound of every vehicle that passed by the window outside the house.

Trevor Devonish

Joshua was a very intelligent and sweet boy. We did so much together he loved sports just as much as I do we had a special bond. He was very energetic and once he had a football he would run up and down the playing field all night when he came to my football matches. Whenever he heard a calypso song he would start dancing he loved to ‘wuk up’. Whenever cartoons were on he would be glued to the television. He was very smart with words for a two year old he had ‘nuff mout’ he was never shy when it came to his feelings and he liked making people miserable till he got things to go his way.

Every year on Joshua’s birthday our families visit his grave. We take flowers and balloons and so on and we celebrate his life and all the joy he brought us. We still remember him and talk about him all the time. He will be missed forever in our hearts. Though his life was cut short here on earth, he had an impact on all our lives in a special way. He brought so much happiness to us and our families and that can never be replaced or forgotten.




 

Barbados Was Tough No Electricity Phone or Water

Barbados was tough back then and there wasn’t much. We didn’t have electricity, phone or water. You had to go to the stand pipe if you wanted water. You could be waiting for almost a half hour before you could even get a bucket full. Everyone would be at that pipe, cows in all and you had to wait till they were finished drinking. In order to have water to start the day we would have to fetch it early mornings before school.

Innerstanding Death


By Michelle Matthews

It is never easy depending on the way one dies to accept the lost of a love one or getting use to the fact they are no longer physically in our presence.
Despite the obvious, there is comfort in knowing that even though they have moved on, they are now beginning another journey. As we cling to memories to assist with our grieving process just know you are energy and will always exists.

Woman’s Body Was In Her Apartment 3 Years With The TV On

For three years her body lay in her apartment, all alone, with the television still on. She was surrounded by Christmas gifts—it appeared that she was still in the midst of wrapping them. But yet, this young lady lay dead without anyone noticing or caring about her whereabouts.

Joyce Carol Vincent was only 38 years old when she apparently passed away, and 41 years old when her remains were finally found laying on her living room sofa. Her body was so badly decomposed that the reason of death could not be determined. She was identified from dental records.

And yet no one checked on her for three whole years.

Her body was finally discovered after Building Officials invaded her home on a repossession order.  The year was 2006 when they finally took possession of her place.  Once they entered into the apartment, a pile of mail greeted them in the front entrance and the apartment was covered with spider webs from the ceiling to the floor.

Who Makes You Happy?

When you go into a relationship or when we the marry someone it’s because they bring us so much happiness, they bring so much joy into our lives.
 
When we fall in love every other kind of happiness we’ve ever experienced might feel small in comparison so much so that we settle on this one thought: “this person make me happy’’ but that’s not true!
 
You made yourself happy. You made the choice to allow yourself to open up to someone incredible. You made the decision to commit to some whom you feel extremely connected to.
 
You made the choice to hang in there even when the person has hurt you, nobody can make us happy. We have been the one who has brought happiness into our own lives.
 
If you’re feeling happy because you have great friends it’s because you have chosen to surround yourself with genuine, generous and loving people, if you’re feeling happy because you have a great family it’s because you have chosen to be consciously grateful for them.



 
Similarly NO ONE can make us unhappy. No wife, no husband, no ex-girlfriend, no ex-boyfriend, no friends, no family, NO ONE can make us unhappy. We have always been the ONLY one who can cause our own suffering our own unhappiness because it is always our reaction to the circumstances that dictates whether we feel happy or not.
 
It’s never what happens or who happened it’s how we handle it. it’s also who we have or don’t have in our lives because we cannot have a healthy relationship until we know that our happiness cannot be given to us by someone else.
 
We don’t expect people to lose weight for us so why would we expect people to make us happy?
 
We’ve got to do it ourselves. It’s perfectly normal to feel unhappy to feel affected by people and things but once we tune our mind to the fact our happiness is not out there somewhere but in us we can easily let go and find our balance again. Nobody can make us happy but you can always always always make yourself happy.
 
Be happy always.

 

 

How Parish Churches Started In Barbados

The term parish derives from the islands religious Anglican history under the Church of England. Several chapels were created during the 17th century across the island of Barbados and some local churches were elevated to parish church status. This lead to the formation of new parishes surrounding those freshly created.

Why Is Spiritual Truth So Elusive?

Why is spiritual truth so elusive? Why is it that matters of spiritual significance are so hard to verify and validate?

I have been pondering hard on this subject for quite sometime. And these are my conclusions.

Spiritual truth is so elusive possibly because of several factors. They are as listed below:

A Brief History Of Dreams And Their Interpretation

The interpretation of dreams by dream experts may be almost as old as dreaming itself. We know that all humans, and many animals, dream every night, and humans have always been fascinated to learn what causes dreams and what they mean.

18 Reasons to Volunteer Your Time

We know that volunteering a portion of our time is something we should do. There are reminders all around us that our help is needed. Other people will significantly benefit from any time we contribute. But that is not the only reason to volunteer.

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Have you thought about the benefits you will get from volunteering? If you consider the many benefits you will receive, you will be asking yourself why you aren’t more involved with helping a cause. Consider these 18 reasons to volunteer some of your time: