Archive Monthly Archives: July 2016

The importance of a Will while you are alive. WILL YOU?

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Will You? It is a common belief by many that once a will is done somehow your death will be quickened. I think I’ll go with the less popular belief to advocate that a will should not be viewed in this light. Death is inevitable and when it comes it is definitely too late for you […]

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Old But Not Useless by Amanda Jones

Old But Not Useless

Old But Not Useless- “Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members”.  Pearl S. Buck. How many of us take the time out to imagine how […]

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Valentine’s Day-Highly Overrated? by Amanda Jones

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day- Hi, Today I deviate a bit from the way my blogs are usually presented. Over fifteen years ago, my then boyfriend, now husband, could not understand why I was so indifferent to the Valentine’s Day frenzy which a lot of couples usually experience when this time of the year comes around. Over the […]

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Glaucoma & Ice Cream

“There is a silent thief of sight, Who will win the battle if you offer no fight”       It was a Thursday evening on which I went to the ice cream shop to reward myself for a week of consistent exercise. I extended courtesies to the few customers waiting in line. There was an […]

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The Day I decided to take the big leap

It’s been a little while since I last posted a blog. A lot has happened since. The Christmas holiday was quietly spent with family. No major hustle or bustle. The year’s end came with its usual period of reflection and planning for 2016. So what’s in store? Let me first start by filling a gap.  […]

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Heart Attack vs Eye Test

“Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make every day, and those decisions are determined by our priorities”- Myles Munroe. I have always loved this quote for the simple yet profound fact of how it forced me to see how instrumental I am in the way my life is shaped. The […]

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Hi, I would like to share a recording from the night of my book launch at Naparima Bowl on October 10th 2015. The book, “Poems For You and Your Neighbour- Health Disorders Simplified” which comprises of 12 poems was dramatised by SpliNters For Education and Performance. They brought to life my words by combining real life situations […]

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Vacancy: Nurse Wanted

In my book, Poems For You and Your Neighbour- Health Disorders Simplified, Poem I is entitled VACANCY: Nurse Wanted. This poem was written after reading an article entitled, “Qualities of a good nurse”. It serves as a reminder to me, all of my colleagues and nursing students, of the demands of this nursing profession and […]

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Glaucoma-The Silent Thief of Sight

Glaucoma won a battle on Wednesday 28th October, 2015. That was the day on which my grandfather passed away, may his soul rest in peace. He was described as the strongest man in the village where he lived. He did a day’s work in way less than the allotted time. He was a father of […]

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Not My Treasured $50 Dollar Bill!

                                It is a habit of mine to be prepared for hunger. Usually I would pack my lunch bag with a little more than enough, however today was an anomaly. After I ate my apple at snack time the pang […]

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