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Release the familiar
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
— Margaret Stortz

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Be sensitive to others this season

Have you ever felt alone in a crowd? For some of us, that’s what Christmas is like. For the lonely, the depressed or the disadvantaged, this is often a season which highlights the negative side of life...


Christmas memories

WomanWise asked some of the women that we highlighted during the year to tell us what is their favourite Christmas memory/tradition...

Barbara Jardine... a master jeweller

“Barbara Jardine has chosen to live and work in Trinidad, where appreciation of her work is very limited and the market for art jewellery is small. Jardine is a master jeweller who produces all her work by hand, crafting every stage of it herself. Sometimes she uses ancient skills...

Anne Fridal shares her love for Christmas

This new project is all about my love — for Christmas, and to everyone at Christmas. It’s a compilation of traditional Christmas pieces — the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria, the one that everybody can play; the Schubert Ave Maria...

Tips for perfect Christmas favourites

The Christmas season is a time for family, giving and merriment. Several traditions make this festive holiday memorable...


Single at Christmas

For some people, not being in an intimate relationship, especially around the holiday season can be difficult. And then there are others who feel that there are benefits to being single...

The many looks of Christmas

Christmas, Christmas. How I love Christmas. Well I hope everyone is doing their final preparations for that big day, when we celebrate Christ and all who are dear to us...

Plan ahead for kids and the holidays

If you are reading this, then you are one of the organised parents who has Christmas under control. Or else, you are leaving everything up to your spouse and restfully reading your Sunday paper while Christmas fever grips the rest of the household and everyone rushes about madly...

Make your bonuses work for you

‘Tis the season to be jolly the old adage goes, and that is true. For a great number of us, it is the season of bonuses...

Staying positive in a negative world

Sadly, we live in a global atmosphere of negativity that permeates our society and affects us more than we know. It makes us sarcastic and cynical...

Plants make the garden

Selecting plants is an integral part of creating your garden. Having designed your garden and prepared the beds, your selections will be the next step in the process and this all depends on the type of garden you have in mind...

What women need

Despite what others may think, women have special needs. For starters, they need to love and be loved, to create and to express their feelings. Every woman is a special gem that shines in her own specific way. Women also have special nutritional needs...

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Editor-in-Chief: Dominic Kalipersad
Associate Editor: Essiba Small
Editing: Reba R Lewis
Layout, Design: Sean Simon, Camille Durham, Aadel Chin-Albert

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