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Stories by Jody-Anne Lawrence

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Love is something that we do not always choose; sometimes it chooses us, but then again, there are some men who choose one that is not healthy. They often choose women who are not emotionally available or ones in whom they are...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

When it comes to skincare and other beauty tips, many of us take to social media to see pictures of our favourite 'instabloggers' - mostly international - but now we have our own go to with - Hair Skin...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Authors are artists in their own right, they paint the picture with words and this is what makes them especially creative. Kingston Bookshop acknowledges these treasures and decided to celebrate Jamaica's local talent at a soirÈe Thursday, March 9....

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:49 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

There is often unexplained discomfort in the stomach. At times, it is so severe that we try several remedies which are not necessarily helpful. To avoid worsening the situation....

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

Many of us eat food for more than just nutrition - for comfort, pleasure, and yes, even for fun. In a time when many of us are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, eating a healthy, well-balanced meal, we often struggle with finding the time to...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 12:01 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

During our hectic work schedule, it is important that we take care of our mind body and soul. When it comes to body we think of our health but our exterior also matters. We tend to feel good when we look good. So here are a few skin and hair care...

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

"It was during my days at university that the emotions became unbearable. I had always had my crying spells and overwhelmed moments, but it wasn't until I was barely functioning that I realised that this was not a...

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

Dominican Republic Ambassador Jose Tomas Ares had guests in awe on Sunday, February 26, with his art exhibit at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity.The beauty of the cathedral was enough to...

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

Last Friday, the Chilean Ambassador to Jamaica, Eduardo Bonilla and his wife Martha, hosted a reception to honour President Emeritus of the World Federation of Consuls/FICAC Arnold Foote II.Held poolside at the ambassador's St Andrew residence, the...

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...

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