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Learn about the health benefits of honey and how it helps to treat wounds. It can be used as a natural antiseptic, preventing infections and accelerating skin healing. It slows down the aging process, killing free radical cells that help cause cancer. Honey can also be used as a facial treatment to clear the skin and hair conditioners along with much more.
In this educational book, the information given has been thoroughly researched only to give the reader an accurate insight on the attributes of honey, and the knowledge to better understand bees and they're crucial role in the world's economy.
As an added bonus, here is an epic tale of part true and fictional story.
Beeland Farrie (Be-lin Far-A) a talented graphic artist that has a tyrant boss. He's very underpaid but sticks it out for his family. At least thats what he thinks. With everything in life, there are lessons to be learnt. But its up to the individual to discern exactly what that lesson is thats being taught. B not only learns hard lessons, but teaches his peers unknowingly as he lives his everyday life.
One day while cleaning his yard, he notices a rather peculiar looking bee that seemed to be dead and dried up from the hot sun - or is it? Is there something more to this dead bee than meets the eye?
Beeland the Streaker is a beautiful story that not only makes for a good read, but deals with real life issues that any race, gender or believer can relate to ... BELIEVE IT!
Jamaine Farrington has been a graphic artist for the past 11 years working on projects such as the Bahamas 2005 Telephone Directories featuring the Golden Girls.
You can check out his portfolio here.
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Any and every one! It had to be this way. It’s for anyone that can read, anyone that loves pictures, anyone that desires to be educated about how bees affect whether or not, not just their personal lives, but everyone on the whole entire globe, lives or dies.
The Great Creator, created roughly everything before He made mankind. What the Creator did was establish a system in which mankind could survive and sustain, and instead of making it a void task for Himself, of always having to tend to petty conflicts amongst us humans, he established a system in which we could survive, the only intervening on his part is when we as humans begin self doubt or fail to perceive what He intended.
The Creator made one man, hypothetically speaking, and instead of him creating man after man after man, the Creator of Energy, placed a system in that one man that was able to produce men. Most of it is known as the Immune System. There are rankings in everything, but to nullify the contradictions, grumbling, mummers and complaining or, the pointing of fingers, we are all considered one. But it is our level of consciousness that determines how much of that “oneness” we truly understand. We all are made for one purpose and under one plan. That is to keep Love Energy in circulation. By understanding the bee, we as humans understand a system, in which the Creator used to set His rankings, still for one purpose where we all are, in a supreme, non-contradictory way, all equal.
Q. Did You Always Want To Write?
I can’t really answer that question straight up because my answer would have to be, I don’t know. However, I knew I was always writing… everyday I wrote and I drew. I wrote on the walls, I drew on the toilet seats at home. I began in cursive writing from the first grade, and drawing insects and landscapes around the same time too, but I hated English Language in high school, might have been the teacher at the time too. Primary was a bit different. I loved it. Three of my classmates and I felt we had to draw a sketch next two every one or two paragraphs. We realized that words were pictures and they told stories of their own if you wanted them too. Drawing for all these years, I’ve realized that words were actually pictures and pictures were words or at least numbers and that if anyone ever knew how to write the letters of the alphabet but especially ‘a, c, l, o, w or v and the number 3… they could draw virtually anything they could think about, it was all a matter of writing the right letters, in the right order, in the right places. Writing was drawing and drawing was writing.
The “bee”, I have drawn time and time again with these same key principals as well as the insect, the “fly”. Strange enough, these two insects are the complete opposites of each other like cold and hot. So, did I always want to write… Well for sure, I‘ve now developed a passion. But just like it states at the back of the Novel, “Beeland the Streaker,” One day I “did” find a bee, and I was cleaning my yard. I did in fact loose the bee, and it did look strange. That day, it made me think. Whatever it was, something got turned on inside of me and from that day I began writing, then became an author, now a Bahamas Best Seller.
Q. How Did You Come Up With That (Story, Angle, Idea)?
Everything felt natural, there was absolutely no writer’s block, I felt like I was being spoken to and was only writing whatever I was hearing. I was following orders. Information got resurrected from the nooks and crannies of my mind that I thought I had long forgotten. The story’s angle conformed itself. The first book was what somewhat to set the platform for a greater experience and way of understanding. This book I actually did have to hurdle over writer’s block, but I got over it by a few key principals, the greatest one being - “To Live”. An old schoolmate had congratulated me on the first book and made the comment that many more were still inside of me. The drive never left me, but I wasn’t getting the “words”. Ironically, he told me that I was trying too hard and then uttered two words to me, “Just Live.” Those were his words to me and five years later I have finally competed the sequel all because I lived. Sometimes we need to cultivate experiences in order to relate. The Series of “Beeland the Streaker”, procreated itself because the whole angle and spectrum deals with relations, relationships and thought processing.
Q. How Has The Reaction Been So Far Towards The Book By The General Public?
The Public has responded very well to the release of the first book and still do up to date. Fans of my work constantly bombard me with the question of when is the next release. However for some strange reason, people still believe in, “bootlegging” and as I was exercising one day, a gentlemen came and spoke to me about the book. He didn’t buy a copy but he knew its contents quite well, he told me so. Persons from U.S., U.K., Netherlands, China and Africa have all found the book most delightful and informative in a way that keeps anyone from any walk of life, entertained and intertwined. It was approved by the Bahamas’ Ministry of Education to be apart of the Bahamas Government High School’s Curriculum, but nothing ever elevated from it. Instead, the Curriculum is filled with foreign books by foreign authors, that our kids never knew, nor cared if those people were living or dead, especially if there was no contribution to their upbringing. After that particular gentleman discussed the contents of the book with me, I felt real good. It felt good to know that the information that was poured into me was worth learning…worth knowing…worth sharing. Tyler Perry started out with everyone bootlegging his material too. I perceive at it as flattery in its most controversial form.
Q. Will There Be Any Other Books Following?
Most definitely! Please believe it! Beeland the Streaker Part I: A Bee Lover’s Tale is the first and the Sequel is nearly completed. It’s entitled, “Beeland the Streaker Part II: The Journey Begins”. Its subtitle, “A Bee’s Dream Into Subtle Pychonueroimmunology. That’s three words in one. The name may be long but it explains itself. For years we were taught what to think but not how to think. It’s because the key principals were missing. The Sequel, “The Journey Begins,” will be out this year 2014, after five years in the making.
Q. Are There Any Characters In The Book That Are Extra Special To You And Why?
Yes, without question I do have a favorite character but it may change in the upcoming prequels. My favorite at the moment is Beeland, but it’s because I can understand him. If an author or illustrator can learn to listen to the voice of a character based on that character’s, personal character, they will then begin to tell their own story. You just have to listen. A new character to look out for is, “Sema” because he becomes a real challenge for Beeland. None of the past adversaries or experiences Beeland has faced, compare what he is about to experience. Two more characters to take notice of are the Breecher, and the Old Tailor. Terry is still there.
SEEDlings' Place presents a festival focusing on being green, natural and healthy.
The objective of this festival is to bring together as many local providers of products and services that fit in the category of sustainable, vegan, vegetarian, hand made with natural materials, organic, natural, hoilstic and/or healthy. This as a way to further educate and make aware those persons who are living or interested in learning more about the local options available for a lifestyle based on being primarily or partially green, natural and holistically healthy!
To raise the health consciousness of our people, thus creating a holistically healthy community.
To be a fun and stimulating vehicle that enhances the vegan or vegetarian experience for children, individuals and families, through collective sharing, teaching and supportive programs.
Here are a few links from the local newspapers that caught my attention:
Female Mariner Seeks To Close Gap In Male-Dominated Industry
Sapphire Girls Club Hosts Etiquette Training
Atlantis' Stars Gallery
'Acoustic Nights' Showcases Undiscovered Talent
‘Sarah’S Wedding’ Proves To Be A Smash Hit
Minority Chef Summit Cooks Up A Storm
Bahamian Women Get Fit In Beach Body Boot Camp
Waging War Against ‘The Great Imposter’: Lupus
Queen's College Student Tops Field Again
An Education In Nature
Anatol Rodgers Students Perform Well In Hospitality & Tourism Management Program
Family Island Student Financial Aid From Lowe's
Seahorse Village Urban Renewal Center treats moms to Pre-Mother’s Day Luncheon
BMES has a green thumb on Green Day
Genesis Academy making strides for the healthy development of students
LIS sweeps national model UN debates
Hugh Campbell PTA to host massive fund-raiser to outfit computer lab
It’s Asthma Awareness Month and Every Breath Counts
Police Eastern Division fosters youth outreach
Local is first Bahamian to become Certified Helicopter Instructor
K.B. gives back to the environment
Book Review: The Candy Striped Lighthouse
Hope Town School Wine & Cheese event raises funds
A densifier (located at Waste Not) compresses the aluminum cans into briquettes which are then shipped to a reclamation centre in the U.S. where they are processed into new aluminum.
Cans made from aluminum are recycled over and over as the material is not weakened or compromised by the process. 99% of all beer cans and 95% of all soda cans are made from aluminum. It takes only 5% of the energy to recycle aluminum than it takes to produce it from Bauxite, its raw source.
The three main goals of the organization are to:
- Reduce the amount of solid waste that ends up at landfills,
- Enlighten the public on the long-term benefits of recycling, and
- Raise funds for kids in the Bahamas.
Schools and youth organizations are provided with large containers for their collected aluminum cans. Once the containers are full, Cans for Kids picks up the collected cans and drops them off at Waste Not Ltd.'s premises. Cans for Kids also has drop-off locations throughout the island where the general public can bring their aluminum cans.
- Bahamas National Trust
- Sandyport Gas Station
- New Providence Community, Blake Rd.
- Charlie's Bar, Bay St.
- Wastenot Limited at the Landfill, Harold Road
- Atlantis Marina (between the two bridges)
- Stafford Creak Lodge, Andros
Cans for Kids Bahamas
P.O. Box SS-6203 | Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242.341.8514 | 242.394.8880
To keep up to date you can also check out their facebook page!
NB: Cans for Kids accepts aluminum cans ONLY.
Cans made from tin or other metals cannot not be accepted.
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey,
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true.
One life can make the difference,
You see, IT'S UP TO YOU!
This was a note I wrote back in 2009 on my personal Facebook page. Looking back at them and going over what was going through my head at certain periods in my life, I found a piece that kind of is still relevant to me. It's something I still wish to see happen in the 242 ... REAL Maturity in our leadership and REAL LEADERS. It just was on my heart today, so I'm posting. PS. This is the part of the blog where I inject just a bit of "realness" ... Showcasing the positives DESPITE the negatives does not mean ignoring what is before our eyes. :-) Just balancing things out more.
Anybody who knows me ... know's by now my mom passed away on Oct. 15th 2009. She was a Lecturer at The College of The Bahamas from 1993 up until her passing. I am just now starting to do the internal goings on which is naturally done in this situation of clearing up, cleaning out and making way for order.
I'm a Virgo so that shouldn't be hard to do :-)
Whilst cleaning out her library which held a VAST amount of books (Teaching, Teacher Mentoring, Reading Books, her personal Danielle Steel books lol) and memorabilia something crossed my path ... a book called "How to THRIVE as a TEACHER LEADER" by John G. Gabriel. Now I never really showed interest per say in any of my mom's books or in the teaching profession (I do have a certificate in Early Education though, but that's neither here nor there). I skimmed through the pages just glancing trying to decided whether to chuck it or keep it.
A chapter caught my attention about Leadership Qualities.
Now even though this book is really dealing with a Teacher as A Leader in her own environment it came to me that these should not be limited to just teachers but overall as well in the political front. I've only voted 1 time in my life and quite honestly I may not vote again.
Everybody is on this P.L.P. vs F.N.M.vibe and I don't really run that route. BOTH parties are still after all these years in the blame game. Quite frankly in my view both parties have failed us in our short young existence as a independent country. It's almost 2010 and we still got some islands without the basics. BOTH parties had and still have an opportunity to fix this but BOTH parties and their supporters as so stuck on who's going to get the glory over when something like changing the street lamp is done. I'm personally sick of it. BOTH parties have done horrible jobs at various times, for various things and BOTH parties have done wonderful jobs at various times for various things, give right and wrong where it's due.
I am not a political analyst nor am a avid historian which is why I speak only from what I see around me. I don't subscribe to the whole if the P.L.P. don't move fast enough with their promises time to vote them out and go to F.N.M. and if they don't do what I need fast enough then I go back to the P.L.P.
My question is where are we as a country really going if we stay in the whole P.L.P. vs F.N.M. mentality? Both parties in my view are moving forward with no real direction for this country, no real REAL, foundation for growth and empowerment for us. Both want to be that parent who never lets their child grow up ... give just enough room to go to the mall, but pull the chains back when we want to go live abroad and be on our own. I don't want to hear anymore what the past has done because if the past did something it gone now or it really wasn't all it could have been. I don't want to hear anymore what the present did either because clearly it's not enough. I want to know what my Leaders, my countrymen & women are doing now to move us not only forward but on a REAL path with a definitive future where we can stop being dependent on whether we vote F.N.M. or P.L.P. and if I got a government job or not.
Anyway, the book excerpts that got me made me think of the qualities I want to see in my Leaders and made me question if I am really seeing them in my current leaders and representatives in Parliament (F.N.M. & P.L.P). Plus, I still don't understand why the Political parties in the Bahamas continue to play the game of statements in the press. I really think we need a Perry, Hubert, Cassius and whomever else to have a real debate ... a REAL question and answer debate from the public. I'm sick of statements in the paper and name calling and finger pointing.
I'm not talking about the entertaining arguments that is on the Parliamentary Channel either. We need to grow up because if we want a more mature and responsible society we must look within ourselves, as well as what we are doing to aid or hurt our country as well as carefully look at and inspect the qualities we have in our current reps. &/leaders.
We must decide on the qualities which we want, need and wish to see in our leaders. Yes we are a young nation, but we're not infants either, I'd say we're teenagers at the very least tweens. :-)
A Principled person is trustworthy."
"Honest & Ethical:
By choice or not, people will generally follow their leaders. If a leaders is honest and ethical, however, he will be respected, which is more important."
A disorganized teacher leader would be hard-pressed to handle all of her responsibilities inside and outside the classroom while holding a leadership position. Organized, though, does not mean that every paper is tucked neatly away in a manila folder or that a workstation is spotless. Being organized means having some kind of system in place, however foreign it may appear to others, to stay focused and on track, which facilitates being able to handle the myriad responsibilities necessary for teaching and leading."
Nowadays, too few people listen carefully to what others are saying, and too many ignore facial expressions, gestures and other clues. Being sensitive to people's needs and concerns is crucial. It is essential to be able to discern when your team is overwhelmed, when a meeting ceases to be productive and when your teachers need assistance or direction but are reluctant to ask for it.
Sensing what people need and when they need it is a key leadership quality. Successful leaders are able to read people. They mentally note people's reactions and remember certain situations, and they are able to connect the dots along the way. They perceive differences between what people say and what they do. They are observant, as they note the school politics, identify potential threats, and adjust accordingly so that their actions are not damaging. Trusting their instincts is another way that these leaders are effective: they know when to go with their gut. "
"Empathetic and Supportive:
People are more inclined to follow someone who understands what they are going through. It is not good enough for a leader to imagine what it is like to have a class of 35 freshmen; she needs to have had such a large group herself. This is why administrators who had only a brief tenure in the classroom or who never taught have a tough time leading: they are unable to convince their constituency that they have been there, done that. A lack of direct experience makes it difficult for them to provide viable and valuable suggestions to teachers, or for teachers to trust and act on recommendations they receive.
An empathetic and supportive leader assists others emotionally, socially and instructionally, and forges connections with them. Without being judgmental, she finds ways to help people recognize and learn from their mistakes. She is not intent on punishing people but instead on helping them."
Much as a mother feeds her children first when there is not enough to go around, those who put the needs of others ahead of their own have a solid understanding of what true leadership entails. The sacrifice may involve waiting until everyone else receives supplies or taking on an unappealing task. Leaders sacrifice their planning periods, their free time, and sometimes even their personal lives for the benefit of others. A leader understands that the health of the family depends on letting others eat before she does."
The concept of having and open-door policy has lost almost all it's cachet. Some profess it but don't practice it, whereas some preach it but make others feel awkward for taking advantage of it. We obviously should be accessible during contract hours. But because the nature of the job demands that we often take our work home, we should be accessible after hours as well. Of course limits must be set as needed."
Obstacles do not slow down a good leader; they are opportunities for him to flex his problem-solving muscles."
Being professional means putting aside personal prejudices for the good of the students. A fair leader hears all voices, does not play favorites (although she may have them), and is not self-serving."
Accepting people for who and what they are shows leadership. Although placing blame may make a leader feel more secure, it is better for the group if he accepts peoples flaws and shortcomings and learns how to work with them (or around them). Also, rather than passing the buck, accepting the blame for a problem demonstrates responsibility."
Leaders who own up to mistakes or share their errors with their colleagues, with an explanation of what they've learnt from the experience are valued. Leaders who admit mistakes show a willingness to grow. They are perceived as human, not as unapprochable academics in an ivory tower or arrogant know it alls."
Some people have a knack for anticipating what might happen next. Whether it is predicting the outcome of a meeting or a situation or analyzing political and educational trends, the ability to plan for what may be coming down the pike is a talent that not many possess. Conducting a parametric analysis (where education is, where it has been, and where it is headed) can put a team on the cutting edge. Leaders can save their group time and growing pains by suggesting change and giving choices rather than mandates, which are always less palatable."
Seeing the bigger picture is a skill that facilitates problem solving. A teacher leader is not always able to understand why decisions are made and how they affect the entire organizational structure, but she does comprehend the ramifications on her team."
"Decisive & Incisive:
Leadership demands an action-oriented, decisive person: those leaders who get things done are the most appreciated. They take the initiative and make things happen. Penetrating to the heart of an issue shows a keen and quick mind - and it can save time. In a profession where time is limited and people spend an inordinate about of time discussing, debating and deliberating issues, respect belongs to the person who, without making a rushed decision, can consider all angles and cut to the chase."
Intelligence as a key quality may sound obvious, but a leader I know was not respected because he lacked depth in his content knowledge. One teachers realized this, they ran academic circles around him to hide what was really going on in their classrooms and students used this to their advantage to help them get what they wanted.
Similarly teachers resent leaders who simply give an answer because they are expected to have one. Students can sense when adults fake their way through an explanation, but adults can be more perceptive and unforgiving. Even though it seems that anti-intellectualism is rampant in our society, educators value intelligence and crave an intelligent leader."
Do you know that all the great work of the world is
done through me?
I am the workingman, the inventor, the maker of the
world's food and clothes.
I am the audience that witnesses history.
come from me and the Lincolns. They die. And
then I send forth more Napoleons and Lincolns.
I am the seed ground. I am a prairie that will stand
for much plowing. Terrible storms pass over me.
I forget. The best of me is sucked out and wasted.
I forget. Everything but Death comes to me and
makes me work and give up what I have. And I
Sometimes I growl, shake myself and spatter a few red
drops for history to remember. Then -- I forget.
When I, the People, learn to remember, when I, the
People, use the lessons of yesterday and no longer
forget who robbed me last year, who played me for
a fool--then there will be no speaker in all the world
say the name: "The People," with any fleck of a
sneer in his voice or any far-off smile of derision.
The mob--the crowd--the mass--will arrive then.
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.
2. You Will Learn Lessons
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day in this school, you will have the opportunity to learn lessons - you may like the lesson or think them irrelevant and stupid.
3. There Are No Mistakes, Only Lessons
There is a process of trial and error; experimentation. The 'failed' experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately 'works'.
4. A Lesson Is Repeated Until It Is Learned
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning Lessons Does Not End.
There is no part of Life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
6. 'There' Is No Better Than 'here'.
When your 'there' has become a 'here', you will simply obtain another 'there' that will again look better than 'here'.
7. Others Are Merely Mirrors Of You.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.
8. What You Make Of Your Life Is Up To You.
You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. Your Answers Lie Inside You.
The answers to Life's questions lie inside you. All you need do is look, listen and trust.
10. You Will Forget All This.
11. You Can Remember It Whenever You Want
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JUST A SINGLE MOM TRYING TO BRING SOME POSITIVE LOVE TO THE FOREFRONT.
The vision of this website is just to showcase the positive things about and in or around our country.
I feel as if the media has left us wondering: What is with all this negativity going on in our country?
What is happening to our young people?
Is our country doomed by the negativity that surrounds us?
Well I say no! We still have some positive things happening around the 242!
The young people and our people in general are not lost! We just need to shine the light, spread the positive and inspire a new way of thinking.
Positive brings forth positive, and negative brings forth negative. I'd rather focus on the positive despite the negative that does and will probably always surround us.
Good vs Evil - That's the grand scheme of things ... such is life!
Embrace the positive as much as possible!
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