Island Girl in the Real world - Reality is...

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Communications
Reality is undermined.  In some cases, we feel reality isn't even real.  But we undermine reality. The reality of a sunny day, is beyond beautiful.  Just the right temperature of the suns rays, just the right distance is set between the sun and the earth to keep us all safe and sound.  A sunny day is beautiful.   But the reality of it is undermined. The birds they sing and the flowers bloom.  Sometimes it is all too real to consume.  The ...
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Island Girl in the Real world - The Beauty of Peace

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Self Improvement, Communications
As I sat and pondered today about what I should write, a very beautiful thing happened to me.  Oh, how great is divine intervention. Isn't it easy to be angry?  I look at some of the recent events in my life, and anger was the first emotion.  Rebellion and revenge the first reaction.  How easy it is to be angry.  I sit in quiet and thoughts run their cycle, and how quickly anger turns to thoughts of vengeance and hatred.  How ...
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Island Girl in the Real world - What hurts the most

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Isn't it hard to come to the reality of hurt?   But what is it that hurts us the most? People hurt us, yes.  But is it because they choose to hurt us, or because we allow them to hurt us.   Or what about loss?  What about failure?  What about never having the life that one desires? I believe that what hurts mankind the most is truth. I look at my life and I find it easier to talk to people about ...
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Island Girl in the Real world - A precious moment

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Home Improvement, Self Improvement
There is never a more precious time than here and now. As I look back over the previous week, there is much to ask oneself: What did I achieve?  Did I learn something new?  Did I contribute anything of worth? Have I been grateful this week?   How easy it is for me to complain and moan about my cushy job in a nice warm office, that brings nothing but free cake, good music through the radio and friendly colleagues.  How difficult it ...
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An island girl in the real world _ The power of a broken heart

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Dear God, this is the man that I am going to marry. May it be Your will and not my will.  If it be Your will that he is the one You have predestined for me, Your will be done. I remember it like it was yesterday, it was not long ago that a man walked into my life at the Army Garrison Swimming Pool. It had been so long that a man had ever approached me and shown such interest. ...
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An island girl in the real world _ Gratitude

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Why are we as human beings so ungrateful? I find myself pondering into the abyss of, "if only" , "what if" and the "I shouldn't have".  But would I be where I am today?  'If only I were born elsewhere.'   Would I have received free schooling?  Would I have met the beautiful people I have met in my life? Would I be hard pressed with poverty, opression and war? 'What if I just give up and settle for this life?'  'What if ...
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An island girl in the real world _ Love that never fails

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Self Improvement
They write songs, "l will always love you", "I knew I loved you before I met you", and it goes on and on and on.  But then there is songs like, "where is the love?" and the famous "Imagine." Lucky dube's "war and crime". Have we ever known love? What is love? How do we know its love?  I have heard folk say,"blood is thicker than water." And everytime I answer with, "love is thicker than blood." My mother was adopted as a baby. ...
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An island girl in the real world _ Who is our example?

by Danielle Yon Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family
 We all have a role model, someone we aspire to be just like.  Someone that gives us hope and opens our hearts and minds to their likeness.  But what if ones purpose is not to follow after another? What if ones purpose is far from who inspires or intrigues us? Who is your role model? We hear to often,"lead by example." But who do we follow as an example? A senior in our workplace? A brother or sister? Our parents? Teachers? Celebrities? Who is ...
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Island Girl in the Real world - The explanation of life

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
I have sat in the quiet of the dark too many times in my life, thinking of an explanation. But why? I have sat and tried to explain to myself, why am I in the position I am in today.  And I try to explain this to myself, so that I am able to explain it to others. But why? Why are we as humans so taken with the need to explain oneself to another?  Why waste the beauty of the thought process? Here is ...
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Island Girl in the Real world - Today

by Danielle Yon Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Communications
As I walked into my workplace this morning, the late winter sun lit the pathways, and the people hustled and bustled.  And it intrigued me how we just walk by one another without even saying hello.  My heart ached, and a part of me was urging on to turn back and apologise and say hello.  But I didn't.  I played the rat and followed the pied piper of society and carried on with a heavy conviction of not greeting someone ...
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Island Girl in the Real world - The sacrifice

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Self Improvement
What stands between me and what I desire?   What hinders me from living the life I love?   What have I in my life, that must be sacrificed? Sacrifice is an act of bravery, an act that is honoured and glorified.  But what happens when you cannot make that sacrifice?  What happens when day after day you live in misery of 'should've, could've would've'?  What happens when you have nothing left?                 Over and over ...
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Island Girl in the Real world - Be encouraged

by Danielle Yon Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
We often find ourselves in the turmoil of life.  A life that overwhelms and where nothing goes the way we want it to. A life that is empty and lacks comfort and consolation. A life that we take for granted and sadly of all, a life we waste away. In a meeting tonight I was reminded of something so beautiful, so true. I can look back at my short life and say that when my life seemed at its darkest end, hopeless and ...
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Island Girl in the Real world -2017

by Danielle Yon Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement
Welcome to 2017.  Happy New Year.  New Year New Me.  This is my year. We hear the same messages year in and year out. It is now February 2017 and I must confess that there has been anything but a positivity.  2017 bought with it, debt, rejection, negligence and hurt.  Throughout the last 7 months, my dedication has been toward the empty promises of man.  But then I stop and think of my life.  My life has been dedicated to the empty ...
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Island Girl in the Real world - Hardship or lesson?

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
  Do we naturally encounter hardship or do we just make bad decisions? I look at the times I've embraced new love, full of laughter, passion and limitless.  Sooner or later, everything unravels.  We find out the truth.  And a lot of the truth hurts.  It makes it impossible for you to have a relationship, a future.  It destroys everything you thought you would be.  But why do we continue in that relationship?   Why stay with someone that cheats?  Why stay ...
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Island Girl in the Real world - When you change

by Danielle Yon Business, Relationships, Self Improvement
It is a myth that people change over a course of time.  Evidence shows that people create habits, and those habits dominate our lives. Our minds unconsciously undertake habit and set our bodies in motion according to what it deems as a normal day.  This is the reason why we become overwhelmed when something out of our ordinary day happens.  Therefore, we become excited when we see someone we do not have the luxury of seeing every day.  We never ...
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How long is this gonna take?

by Danielle Yon Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
The mind is a beautiful creation.  It controls, drives, motivates, intrigues and reflects.  It does so much more that we are unaware of than we are aware of.  And yet, we underestimate its power.  Our mind generates action, habit, it drills our lives into repitition.  It convinces us that it is far too early, it's way too cold, and that there is plenty of time.  We must wake up.  Too often I lay in bed too long. Too often I miss ...
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Why set Goals?

by Danielle Yon Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
What is it that you want? Maybe you desire a car?  A holiday?  The perfect gift for a loved one?  weight loss?  Faster running time?  Everyone wants something.  What is it that you want? Stuart Litchman opened my eyes, my mind and understanding to the importance of goal setting.  Stuart Litchman write that the reason I don't have what I want is not anything to do with economy, parents, relationships, Leaders or anything outside of ourselves.  But that the fault is of ...
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What makes you you?

by Danielle Yon Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family
Every day we learn. Learning is such a beautiful thing.  Some learn quickly and easily.  Others, not so quickly.  But we all have the beautiful ability to learn.  We had to learn to brush our teeth.  We had to learn to tie our shoes.  We had to learn to walk.  We had to learn to talk.  I had to learn to drive.  I had to learn to be a Fire Fighter.  I had to learn to use an ATM.  I ...
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Progressing or regressing?

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Self Improvement
It's not unusual to make vocal commitments and then later realise that we are not going to commit.  In reference to my blog on my 'Good Habits Challenge', I'm writing to confess that I made it to day five.  I didn't even get out of the first half of the 'excuse phase'. I know. I failed. Or did I? I felt the guillt as I carried on my days with excuses that not only met my selfish desires, but now I have seen ...
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An Island Girl in the real World - My online life experience-Change

by Danielle Yon Relationships, Self Improvement
Life offers many opportunities.  Opportunity is ever available, it ever knocks at lifes door.  However, how often do we accept?  I look at my life and the opportunities that have come and gone in my short life.  Opportunities to work with businesses.   Opportunity to start a career.  Opportunity to travel.  Opportunities for relationships.  Opportunity is ever available.  Opportunity comes with the power of choice.  I think our power of choice is very often belittled, and if I must say so, ...
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