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Women's Seminar Set for Cayman

catherine-tyson-photoOrganiser Catherine Tyson is hoping to “pamper” and “motivate” women through the “Me in My Life” seminar scheduled for 5-7 December at the South Sound Civic Centre in Grand Cayman.

Ms Tyson said the motivational seminar weekend is aimed at local women and women visiting Grand Cayman for the fifth annual Cayman Jazz Fest, which runs from 4 to 6 December.

She said the “special” weekend has an outstanding line-up of featured activities, which will give participants a much-needed break.

“We spend so much time taking care of everyone else. This weekend will be a time for women to refill their spiritual and emotional tanks so they can continue to care for those they love and remember the fabulous lady in the mirror,” she said.

Scheduled to make presen-tations during the main seminar sessions on Saturday, 6 December are author and speaker Nerissa Golden of Montserrat, who is releasing a Truly Caribbean Woman’s Guide to Good Love and The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth this December, and Ms Tyson herself, who is a trained counsellor and author of an upcoming book “I’m Somebody’s Mama”.

Also scheduled to attend and be on hand for questions is Dr Anita Davis DeFoe, an author and motivational speaker based in Florida, and who has authored several publications including “A Woman’s Guide to Soulful Living”. She recently penned her first fiction novel “Tropical Escapes”.

The speakers will make general presentations as well as chair round-table discussions on a variety of issues relating to women, relationships, health and family. Several other men and women from the Cayman community will be on panels and take questions during the afternoon forum on Saturday.

The cost of the seminar is US$125 and persons can download the registration form fromwww.somebodysmama.com. Reservations can also be made by contacting Catherine Tyson by email at Catherine@somebodysmama.com.

Being Diligent

Today is one of those days I am working at being diligent at writing. Not so much because I want to inspire anyone but because I must keep the thoughts at bay. The fears and the anxiety about tomorrow. Proverbs says the thoughts of the diligent are towards plenteousness and right now I will be plenteous in my words as I prepare to be plenteous in my pocketbook, in my relationships and in my life’s purpose.

You don’t just get up one day and suddenly you are diligent. It is a life’s work. You just choose each day to write, to love, to laugh, to have faith, to believe, to dream. You get up every day and choose to have the same dream, the same goal, the same motivation to attaining the dream. You set a date, work towards the target, when it comes and goes and the dream is not attained, you don’t throw out the dream you set a new date and get back to work.

Being diligent at writing out my pain rather than keep it inside, is why I have a book today. I dreamed of   putting my keys on a keyboard and not moving until the book was done. The truth was I couldn’t even sit still long enough to form a good sentence because my thoughts were filled with the doubts you get when you want something so bad you can taste it.   But I stayed faithful to the dream, before I knew what the book would be called, when it would be finished, if it would ever be published. I stayed diligent about admitting when I felt nothing but fear but rather than let it shame me into silence, I spoke anyway.

I am staying faithful today when there are circumstances around me that say “GIVE UP!” I can’t. I’ve been faithful over the little, Jesus promises that it will eventually turn to being faithful over much.

Be faithful towards your heart’s desires today. Don’t give up. Take a moment and breathe. Recharge yourself with a walk outside or on the beach. Listen to the laughter of your children. Go give them a big hug and inhale their scent. Make love to your husband. Be faithful over your little, it will eventually be much more than you could ever dream about.