Rest is my new hustle

I spent much of this month resting at every occasion I could get. A someone who would only sleep when tired and once held the belief that I’d rest when I was dead, a series of events forced me to turn off my computer, phone, and mind and head to my bedroom or the nearest couch. We live in a culture where busyness and hustle are celebrated and rest and rejuvenation only considered when our body dares to fight back or it is sold in the form of trips to the spa or a wellness getaway. It seems like there is little effort to stop, slow down and simply allow our minds, bodies, and spirits the chance to recharge. Rest has just become my new hustle. You see, my body is a temple and the housing of my dreams, plans, and aspirations. To harm the temple in the quest of…

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Your salary is not a bribe. Don’t quit your day job.

You’re dreaming about the day you’re the boss and you no longer have to answer to the man (or woman). Entrepreneurship looks cool, sexy and something you can so handle. But I want you to know that even though entrepreneurship is wonderful, it is not for everyone. Yes, sister girl. It is not. I’ve been self-employed for ten years and many times over those years I have questioned my logic for making this choice and I have contemplated re-joining the workforce. Quite often, aspiring business owners walk into entrepreneurship unprepared for the rigors of business ownership and it affects them and those closest to them greatly. Over the last five years, I have seen an increase in the push towards self-employment as more people want greater control over their financial future. Globally, women are at the forefront of this trend. You can’t blame them. The global economy has taken a tumble…

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Permission Granted

So often we live for the approval and permission of others. Why? I have never been one to need anyone’s permission to live my life my way, and I’ve never cared much for their consent and approval. It’s not because I’m cocky or selfish, but because I understand that as an adult, it is my responsibility to make choices for myself and to forge a path that leads to my happiness and me achieving the life I am creating. No one is more invested in that dream that I am. No one’s permission is needed. Today I am challenging you to give yourself permission to stop needing other people’s permission. You don’t need permission: To be happy To live life on your terms To shine and stand tall To dream another dream To re-invent yourself or your life To make the decisions that you feel are necessary for the life you…

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More empathy, less judgment

You can set your time by him. Each day, like clockwork, you can find him digging through the two garbage bins at the entrance of the street, just before the arrival of the garbage truck. Sometimes he’d even come back later in the day on the chance he’d get some morsel to eat or garment he could wear. I have found that seeing any human being dig through garbage for their sustenance has the potential to break your heart, provided you have not become desensitized to such a sight. Every day he digs through those bins, messing up the streets. He really should go find work to do. Who in their right mind would dig the garbage? I could not help but detect the air of superiority that accompanied her words. It was stronger than her annoyance at the sight of another human finding their meal amidst filth. I asked…

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Technology Workshop for Seniors

FemmePowered has partnered with GARP again to offer another tech workshop. GARP, the Grenada Association of Retired Persons is a wonderful community that seeks to support, empower and enhance the lives of retired persons across Grenada. In our upcoming workshop we will be helping seniors demystify technology and make sense of their smartphones and other devices. This workshop is for members of the Grenada Association of Retired Persons. Register by calling GARP’s office on 473.435.9857 or via the email address in the flyer below.

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