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Stories by Jody-Anne Lawrence

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

There is no rule book on how to introduce your child to your partner. In fact, dating is sometimes complicated enough, and picking the right time is often the biggest obstacle. Is it too soon? Did I wait too long? I...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:24 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

There is something about food that pulls us together; it has a language of its own. It is that magnetic force paired with the ability to prepare and share recipes which influenced Jessica Hylton-Leckie to create Jessica in the Kitchen....

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Headwraps have been around for ages and is a fashion trend that is like a revolving door - as soon as it is out, it is back in - but this time around, it seems like it is here to stay and Daniela Carey, has decided to dabble into...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"Education is not a tool for development - individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams," says...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

It's Spring! Time to clean out your closets and your clutter and create a clean environment for productivity. While you're at it, why not just reset your mental health with some self-...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

When it comes to dreams, one has to be intentional in one's pursuits and Mallowri Naturals owner Lori Facey went for hers with purpose.The idea of Mallowri Naturals had been on the mind of creator Facey from as early as 2012. It started with her...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"Creativity takes courage," says French Artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and what can be more courageous than having the human form as your own personal canvas like Rebecca Rowe.Rowe enjoys the pleasures of being a...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Designer Francesca Lake is living her dream. Though she had always had an interest in creative art, it was not until she was a teenager that she had a passion to pursue fashion. But she didn't know how.Lake believes...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

There are times when life can get so hectic that we forget to take time for self-care. Lauri-Ann Ainsworth was in this mode and her quest to fix her own problem set her on a completely different journey.Ainsworth admits that she lost perspective and...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"When you discover what your passion is, always remember to carry these life-lesson gems in your pocket - perseverance (drive), endurance, patience, faith (with a tups of prayer), and support with a splash of laughter. These aren't taught in school...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Having the right pieces and colours in your home, will determine everything from the look of the room to the way you feel. Terene Sewell, who is involved in creating homes from the ground up, knows how to help us...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Diagnostic radiographer Eric Kirby is bringing back the board games to Friday nights, by creating his own.A track-and-field lover, Kirby created his board game Traxx, while sitting at home watching the 2012 Summer Olympics...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

I strongly believe in research as it pertains to oils. One bottle doesn't suit all. So this week on DIY Jo, I am giving you a starter guide with a bit of caution, and a bit of recommendation to ease your way in.Admittedly, when I had recommended...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

There is no denying that there is something special when creative people get together. When your creative ally is your sister, it's magical. That is the case for Stefani and Roberta Dewar.Both sisters recognised their love for...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Rachel Thwaites-Williams has cast away her fears and chased her dreams. She told Outlook: "Sometimes people put you in a box. But I always wanted to do everything."Thwaites-Williams is a medical practitioner in St Lucia, specialising in family...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

At first glance, Melissa Matthews strikes you as an unassuming gentle soul. Intrigued by the ease and precision with which she carries out her craft, you will be further captivated by her flawless skin complimented by her chic haircut and her...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"Jewellery is my passport to everywhere without having to leave where I am," is the thought behind Artistique by Dyhemmia Matasha Williams.Her work represents diversity. There is a cross-section of culture and nature that...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Marina Burnel uses photography to try to bridge the gap between culture and classes. Born and raised in Normandy, France, three years ago she relocated to Jamaica when her then husband got a job on the island...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Nataya Skyers-Davis knew exactly how to find the silver lining of the dark cloud that overshadowed her life. Out of what many would consider a great tragedy, she has found a way to create happiness for...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Shawn C. Ashman came from humble beginnings, but she knew there was more out there for her.Ashman is an artist. She was initially taught to paint by Basil Clayton, and together, they would spend afternoons painting by...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

What Kevin McIntyre saw as a means of escape from the wider world became something so much more than a hobby; it became a part of his soul.Some talents are learnt and some are just natural. They flow through our veins and ooze from of our pores....

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Hair care is now a big business. Persons are now taking steps to care for their natural hair. Sherelle Curtis launched a hair care line in 2014. She had a shampoo, deep conditioner, hair butter and sealant, LOC love butter and Vitamin B5 Leave-...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:15 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

If you are driving along Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston, you might come across a brightly coloured truck in front of Victoria Mutual with your favourite juices and cheerful staff ready to serve.This is Main Squeeze, a juice truck operated by...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Christmas is the time to celebrate with family and close friends. And vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles and his wife Lady Beckles, have clearly grasped this concept.On Wednesday, December 20, they...

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:31 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

While you might have been nice to others would you make the naughty or nice list as it pertains to self-goals and self-care?   As the new year approaches many times one might get into a pensive state. Persons look back on...

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