Opinion

Just Do It!

Deborah Y. Pratt

“Quit making excuses, putting it off, complaining about it, dreaming about it, whining about it, crying about it, believing you can’t, worrying if you can, waiting until you’re older, skinnier, richer, braver, or all around better. Suck it up, hold on tight, say a prayer, make a plan and just do it.” (Motivational quotes by…
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A teen girl’s summer

Dr. Pamula Mills

Dear Readers, I have always been a “girlie” girl, who enjoys bling, playing around with my mom’s high-heeled shoes – pomp and splendor. I enjoy dressing up in pretty things and have a passion for pink. A time away from school is an ideal opportunity to bring out the “girliness” in all of us. As…
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Don’t allow fear to paralyze you!

Fear is defined as a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined. It is the feeling or condition of being afraid. What stood out to me most in this definition is the phrase, “whether the threat is real or imagined.” Most of our fears are unfounded;…
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Boundaries

Dr. Pamula Mills

Dear Readers, Sometimes I look at my home, The Bahamas, and long for a former life in a distant land. In many ways as a people, we have truly advanced, especially post independence. However, there are many things that are desperately in need of reform. Several weeks ago, I introduced the concept of talking about…
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