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Stories by Jody-Anne Lawrence

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 9:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

We all have them — that one day when we are either overwhelmed by work or just don't feel like ourselves. Having a bad day is normal, but getting over or through it is not always easy. So here are a few tips to get you over the Monday...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Going through one of my social media addictions - Pinterest and though I ignored the signs at first it set me on a path to make a cut scrub with a punch.On pinterest I saw a picture of a pink salt scrub. I must admit I did not know the exact name of...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"If you find in your heart to care for someone else, you will have succeeded," Maya Angelou's words and Susan Kinnane founder of the Deborah Now foundation's mantra.After getting a vision of women playing in a dirty pool of water, she sought advice...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Want to drop the pounds but don't have the time to create the balanced meals your body needs? Now you can just pick up your healthy meals off the shelves in selected supermarkets, courtesy of Complete Nutrition Care (CNC).CNC seeks to provide...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Some say that they are black and proud, but not many of us liked the thickness of our hair or those full lips initially, but we grew to love these things and are proudly black. This week, three women and I share...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"Look at us still in slavery even though we are not physically chained. We are in slavery economically, we are mentally in slavery, it is sad, very sad. I dare anyone to tell me that it is too black; I dare anyone to tell me that it does not fit,"...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

If the breathtaking view from Kenny Benjamin's residence in Stony Hill was a forecast of what the Latin American Women's Club fundraiser - 'Viva el Amor' ('Long Live Love') - was going to be, then you knew it was a great night.DJ Elektra played a...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

This week, I am reaching out to my 'naturalista loc'd sistas'. While I do not have locs, I have friends that do and have learnt that while their hair is still technically natural, the moisturising process is not the same. Thus, this week DIY Jo is...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Most women go through it - a week of pain and absolute discomfort. We stack up on pain medication, among other remedies. Sometimes we have to just go back to our roots to get the help that we need. Flair, with the help of herbalist Ivelyn Harris,...

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Over the years, there has been a proliferation of various food craze. There is the meatless diet, no carb, Atkins, and the list goes on. Now there is the alkaline epidemic, though many are unclear about the importance or the health benefits of this...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

'Tis the season of love and time to get all dressed up for that sexy date night with your beau. Designer Tamia Carey has designed a collection just for you - Love Me 2017.Carey wanted to cater to every Valentine occasion. Whether you're staying in...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The brand Ashley Laird Designs is centred around pieces which are unique, customisable and ones that are able to tell a story. The 'Hubs...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Valentine's Day is like a second Christmas when it comes to gifting, and Arm Candy has the gems to fulfil your love's desires with their 2017 Valentine Collection.Last year, Gianna Fakhourie did a collection with blues and browns for Valentine's Day...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

An evening spent poolside at the Spanish Court Hotel with wine, delectable cuisine and beautiful people made the Consular Corps Reception an elegant affair.Newly appointed dean of the Consular Corps and honorary consul to Bangladesh, Michael...

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

A restaurant with the heart, soul and flavour of Jamaica is what Melissa Dukharan-Constantine is aiming for at the newly opened 8 Spices Restaurant and Bar.The Jamaican inspiration is evident as soon as you enter. Red, green and yellow lights, a...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Pimple one, pimple two, then there is a full-blown acne break out and you go to the dermatologist and there is no change. But there is a change in your life - new responsibilities at work, the children are going through that rebellious phase, and...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Who said that your facial mask could not be sweet enough to eat? Well, this week on DIY Jo I am helping you to make a facial mask sweet like honey.I always heard of a honey mask. How great honey is good for the skin, and all I could think of is...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The boy from a small town in St Elizabeth made his way from being a rural class joker to major and living out his dream as civil/military cooperation and media officer for the Jamaica Defence Force - the Major Basil Jarrett story.The eldest of seven...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Men have become more obsessed with their fitness. They are no longer comfortable with just a slim build but now want toned legs and forearms and, of course, the six-pack. For some, the physical workout is not enough to gain the bulk so they try to...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

A healthy relationship can sail into love and be the most beautiful thing, but the more persons you invite on this voyage is sometimes the likelihood of having it capsize.There is a thin line between keeping...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Being ill was something that was crippling Annmarie Richards, and it took her going back to God's natural blessings to give her the boost that she needed to overcome her odds.Richards was diagnosed with...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Last Thursday, the Republic of Cuba's Embassy celebrated the 58th anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution - National Day in fine style.Diplomats, politicians, Cubans living in Jamaica and well-wishers came to support the Cuban Embassy...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Sip and Go is giving a new look to fast food with their soulful smoothies and fresh menu.Alicia Roberts started Sip and Go in July 2016 after continuously facing a dilemma of finding a healthy meal daily. She always had a problem finding something...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

On the busy streets of downtown Kingston, you can get whisked away on a 'foodie' expedition at Island Squeez.Owner Kevin Pearson told Food that he wanted to create a restaurant 'with a difference', something that no one has done before. And that is...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

With the New Year we want to start a new chapter, a new page, and new hair. Many are chopping their beautiful mane and this week DIY Jo will like to tell you things to expect depending on your hair goals...

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