The 7th Day: Finding your Day of Rest

The 7th day phenomenon was one I became acutely aware of in March of 2009. The kids and I were living in a woman’s shelter and I would notice the same event happening to each woman that came in after me.

If a woman arrived at the shelter on a Sunday, you would find that every Sunday she would be extremely stressed and usually threatening to leave or some other drama. I remember going in on a Thursday and so every Thursday found me unable to cope with the simplest issues that the kids would have and I certainly wasn’t up to be around other women’s troublesome kids. Even worse, I wanted out of there and soon and to hell with the house rules. Continue reading

New Book: Follow Her Lead

Follow-Her-Lead-CoverLeadership is a mysterious blend of science and art. Women leaders are blazing their own paths, discovering their leadership potential, seeking to create greater personal and career fulfillment.

In a groundbreaking new book, Follow Her Lead: Leadership Lessons For Women as They Journey From the Backroom to the Boardroom, business thought and personal development coach, Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe, has penned ten compelling leadership fables which unlike ever before ignite a lively discussion about the competencies and practices essential for today’s emerging and seasoned leader, who just happens to be female.

  • Learn the ten pathways to leadership greatness,
  • Expand your understanding of and practice of the essential leadership tools that effective leaders embody, and
  • Gain personal and organizational leadership insights which enable you to model and coach the cornerstones of impactful leaders.

Follow Her Lead is ideal for personal development, as well as for staff development sessions, leadership and organization development training circles, supplemental reading for college courses and management training programs, an insightful resource guide for women at all stages of their career journey.

Featured as a career and workforce expert in Essence Magazine (September 2008 and April 2009), as well as in Black Enterprise Magazine (March 2009), Dr. DeFoe is a sought after keynote and conference speaker, trainer and workshop knowledge facilitator.

To order your book,


Order online at Amazon.com or barnesandnobles.com.

Guide to Good Love Now in Print

coverb-1-1PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN – The eagerly awaited, Truly Caribbean Woman’s Guide to Good Love by serial entrepreneur and new author, Nerissa Golden is now available in print.

Although previously released as a free Ebook, the demand for printed versions of the book has increased, says the author. “The response has been overwhelming and many women requested the chance to order their own copies and also to share with friends. Many found it difficult to read online and wanted to be able to have it to add to their collection.”

The book is available at www.stores.lulu.com/trulywoman and cost US$ 14.00. Continue reading

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.

Seminars on Fighting Fear and Gaining Wealth

covera-1-1PHILIPSBURG – Two free seminars are being offered this weekend by Nerissa Golden, president of Truly Caribbean Network, a non-profit foundation established to create opportunities for Caribbean people globally.

“Challenging times call for creative thinking and fearless people,” says Golden who is also an entrepreneur and author. “Most of us don’t like to admit that we are afraid but confessing the fear is the first step in overcoming it and using it for good rather than bad.”

Golden added that “people are becoming increasingly more stressed in their personal relationships but also in business. The seminars are designed to provide practical strategies for surviving in an unstable economy and fighting the fears that come with living each day.”

The author says that “fearful people attract fearful events and outcomes. Rather than burying our heads in the sand and pretending that we are not afraid, we need to identify and then challenge what we fear most with a right attitude and positive actions.”

The increase in senseless murders and robberies on the island is no accident and it will take pro-active steps by each person to guard and protect themselves. We have no problem paying for security gates, alarms and guards but we must also guard our hearts and minds.”

On Friday evening at 7:30pm, Golden will present “Overcoming Fear to Pursue Your Dreams”. Saturday evening’s session will be “Strategies for Gaining Wealth.” Both seminars will be held at the Rupert Maynard Community Center in St. Petersand are open to everyone.

It is recommended that interested persons RSVP to info@trulycaribbean.net or call 523-3731 to confirm a space because of limited seating.

Attendees will also be able to pre-order copies of her new books The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth and a Truly Caribbean Woman’s Guide to Good Love.

Caption: The Cover of Nerissa Golden’s new book ”The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth”. This weekend the general public can learn more about starting or growing their business and fighting fear at two free seminars to be held at the Rupert Maynard Community Center in St. Peters on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. (Cover design by Blue Orange Designs)