Category Archives: Health

Sit Down and Meditate, Dammit!

Is it wrong that I almost had to kick three kids out of my meditation class for being disruptive? Let me explain. I’ve been holding a series of “Anger Management” sessions for some students in my school. These are kids … Continue reading

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Meditation

Yesterday I met with some of my first and second graders who are participating in my “Anger Management” class. After we reviewed some of the strategies to use when someone is bothering you, I asked the kids if they had … Continue reading

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Is there a doctor in the house?

On Tuesday I had an opportunity to experience the health care system in Port Antonio. I contracted an itchy rash (on my chin) and decided I needed to see a doctor. Actually, the process began last Thursday when I called … Continue reading

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‘Is the Trelawny yam stand up in him … ‘

That’s what Jamaicans say is what makes world-class track & fielder Usain Bolt the athletic phenom that he is. Usain Bolt is from the parish of Trelawny, which is located in northwest Jamaica and is known as the “yam parish.” … Continue reading

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Jamaica!

This post is long overdue! I have been in Jamaica three weeks now and I have much to tell. Since I haven’t posted anything in quite a while, my posts, from here on out, will┬ánot be in chronological order based … Continue reading

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Jenny Craig is dead to me

What was I thinking? Did I really think I could lose weight in the last months before I leave for the biggest adventure of my life? It seems as though every day is a celebration with endless opportunities to share … Continue reading

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Dodging Jenny Craig

What a week. It started by me having to dodge Jenny Craig again. This is the second time since I began my weight loss that I had to cancel the meeting with my consultant. I really was doing well – … Continue reading

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