ANXIETY ATTACKS – A VOICE SPEAKING INSIDE YOUR HEAD! – Marlene Daley

Anxiety is defined as a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks and also a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. The reality of the experience can however, bring one to question if they are on the verge of insanity, having a heart attack or dying. At the very onset anxiety attacks can last for as little as five minutes but even that space of time can feel like eternity. For Constance, the feeling is daunting. “Despite being smack in the middle of a mental space that on a superficial level could easily be thought of as a sense of stupor, I had the presence of mind to think safety first while hedging my car closer to the sidewalk in anticipation of some soon upcoming opening; a mall, a gas station, anything, anywhere that would allow me to park, heed the call of the anxiety and go to battle with it. I had already removed my seat belt as it had suddenly become restricting. I also unhooked my bra and opened the buttons of my blouse because that too had become so tight that it was affecting my breathing. I had already started my exercise of deep breathing. My mind had that regimen on automatic, but the car had suddenly become too small as well, so small a space, that there wasn’t enough air circulating,” is how she explained

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AN AMAZING INTERVIEW WITH GUYANA’S HONOURABLE JUSTICE STANLEY ALFRED MOORE LLM (LOND)

It was nothing short of awe-inspiring to sit in the home and the presence of The Honorable Stanley Moore – Justice of Appeal of the Republic of Botswana, Justice of the Supreme Court of Swaziland, Senior Justice (Retired) of the Northern Region of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Senior Resident Judge (Retired) Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court – British Virgin Islands – for this interview. Your profile is mind boggling to say the least. You have been part of the judicial system in Guyana, Swaziland, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, Grenada, have I left anywhere out? St. Kitts, Nevis. What was the hardest part of your process in your achievements so far? People have asked me, what do you attribute to your success? And the answer is very simple. I regard myself as a persistent plodder. I have been inspired by many people. I have been assisted and mentored by many people and I am still being assisted and mentored now by many people younger than me, because I am a perennial student. I celebrated my 80th birthday on July 1st and I still feel like a ninth grader with a thirst for learning new things and acquiring new knowledge. The frontiers of knowledge are always receding. We never get there. Nobody is ever complete in so far as knowledge goes. All of the so-called geniuses that I have met have one characteristic in common, they are highly gifted people but they all worked harder

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IS THE CORONAVIRUS A MANUFACTURED CRISIS

“New York Port authority head tests positive as the number of infected globally rises over 110,000“ – “School canceled, health officials issue stern warning to Missouri family that broke coronavirus quarantine” – “Republicans Self-Quarantine After Interacting With Coronavirus Patient At CPAC” – “Stocks on Track for Worst Drop Since 2008” – “Shares of oil companies and banks are cratering,” are just a few of the news headlines that greet the global population every day now, and given the speed of infection, the data changes accordingly. One can only hope that the proactive measures can contain the spread. Of note is that though this virus is alleged to have started in Wuhan, China, the highest death rate is in the United States of America. Businessinsider.com states that, “The death rate from the new coronavirus is higher in the US so far than anywhere else in the world. The rate, a basic calculation that divides the number of known deaths by the total number of confirmed cases, was about 6% in the US as of Friday morning. Fourteen Americans have died out of less than 250 confirmed cases,” and though out of a global population of 7.53 Billion only 3,386 have died to date (3/9/2020), the major capitals of the world continue to run down the road proclaiming a pandemic and creating hysteria that will impact political campaigns, schools, churches, cruise ships, airlines, other means of public transport, the stock market, along with the suggested social distancing which are all spiraling to

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JAMAICA’S BOBSLEDDER DEVON HARRIS – A TOUCHING INTERVIEW

Speaking of Jamaica’s Bobsled team often elicits peals of laughter, not due to disrespect, but because it is well known that “snow cone” (which is sheared ice served in a cone shaped cup and topped with syrup), is the closest our little island in the sun gets to ice. But contiguous with Jamaica’s global brand is the reputation of its nationals going where no man has gone before. Devon Harris was such a man. He was one of the brave pack who ventured out onto this uncharted course not only for the intrigue and adventure but with a genuine quest for medalling. The 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta, was significant because it saw the emergence of the four-man bobsled team coming out of Jamaica, relatively green, but undaunted nonetheless. Devon was an army man with a lieutenant ranking. Rigorous training showed the prominent muscular physique which was a necessary attribute for consideration. They crashed. The qualifying race was no mean feat and with little experience going down the track they lost control of the sled. But the shear novelty inspired the movie “Cool Runnings,” and Harris went on to compete in two other of the eight races in which Jamaica has competed so far. But the God consciousness or a deep sense of spirituality elucidated from this continuous evolving of Harris’ life, coming from very humble beginnings in Jamaica, has not been lost on him. Harris now 54, has embarked on the road of motivational speaking, a vocation

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