Joy within

Joy within

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Hi, pull up your favourite chair and join Barbados-born writer, singer and blogger, Indra Denys and guests for tips on aligning your thriving creative business with your joy & wellness so you can shine and serve from a place of refreshment. Follow along with breathing exercises or grab a pen for writing inspiration and freelancer biz tips. As a teen she almost gave up on life; now as a woman saved by grace, Indra is living joyfully on purpose while encouraging others. She has travelled to 20 destinations, currently works (mostly) from home, and is probably cooking or editing right now.


Setting Time To Write While You Have A Day Job | Author Of ‘Gimme A Home Birth’ Shares Her Story
Nov 22 • 9 min
Do you have a calling to write a book, but haven’t found the time to get started, or maybe pick up where you left off? In this podcast episode, the author of “Gimme A Home Birth - The Birth Story I Didn’t Expect” shares her writing and publishing journey,…
What To Do When You Don’t Get The Support You’d Like To Start Your Business
Nov 17 • 10 min
So, it’s no secret by now - starting a business and going on to maintain and grow it, is not easy - or for everybody. Having a support system is fabulous, but it’s not always a given. So what can you do if nobody nearby is cheering you on as your navigate…
Mindset Refresh with Joanne (PART 1)
Jun 18 • 39 min
Hi there, today we’re starting a new quarterly series on ‘Joy within’ podcast. It’s called ‘Mindset Refresh’ with a special guest who is a clinician and researcher joining us from the U.S. Joanne Nicholls shares her expertise on The Brain and Behaviour…
Be On Schedule Without Being A Hostage To Time
May 5 • 12 min
Hiii, what comes to your mind when you hear the word, “punctuality?” Well, it’s important, but still; we’re not designed to be a hostage to time. So how then do we successfully schedule and follow-through, assign and align, plan and implement, declare and…
Q & A: Freelancing, Group Organization And Passive Income
Apr 15 • 15 min
Hi there, in today’s episode we’re tending to 3 of your questions that came in about: 1. Moving from being an employee to an entrepreneur 2. Coordinating a group to successfully complete an assignment 3. Growing from ‘starving artist’ to creative…
By The Work Of Her Hands - Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur, Sheldene Brathwaite
Apr 2 • 5 min
Hi there. Today’s episode highlights a new guest in the ‘Celebrate A Sister’ series, Sheldene Brathwaite. She is the fashion designer of Charmaine’s Couture, and owner of La Mode Dimitri Boutique, and ‘I Give You Glory.’ She always had a keen sense of…
Sharing One Message On Many Social Media Avenues
Mar 29 • 9 min
Let’s talk about language, social media, message and community for a moment. In this episode, we’ll walk through 7 platforms: YouTube, Wordpress Blog, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Podcast. From groups, contacts and character limits to…
Journey Of A Writer - Interview with Linda M. Deane
Mar 17 • 24 min
Hi there, meet Linda M. Deane, a storyteller, writer, publisher, mum and co-founding director of Arts Etc. In today’s episode, Linda walks us through her interesting journey with words and invites us into the mind and life of a diligent wordsmith and arts…
Encouragement For Those Days When…
Mar 10 • 4 min
Showing genuine appreciate is so important in how others - how WE experience and receive care and compassion. Here’s a little reminder for those feeling unseen or unappreciated today… you DO matter —- Send in a voice message:…
A Workshop On The Brain And Insight Into How It Works - The Mc Kenzie Project
Mar 3 • 7 min
I was recently invited to a workshop with 20 entrepreneurs and corporate team members at a seminar space just outside of Bridgetown, Barbados - called Elijah House. The topic: “The Brain & Behaviour In The Workplace.” It was such an insightful, education…
5 Quiet Time Ideas For Busy-Bodies Longing For Refreshment
Feb 21 • 7 min
Hiya, so glad you joined me for this episode and hope it inspires you to enjoy daily moments of refreshment. Consider that an invitation to find and deviate a part of your day to serenity. Everyone’s life has different contents and we each dance to a…
Be The Boss Of Your Phone - not the other way around (Encouragement)
Feb 14 • 9 min
Remember when BBs came to town? Blackberries - the phone, not the fruit. I remember the first time that shrill triple alter resonated through the room, “pweep-pweep-pweep!” and even then, had the though that this whole phone thing could become an…
You Don’t Have To Be Rough, To Be In Business - Choose Joy & Remember Your Wellness
Feb 10 • 10 min
So many are asking about the qualities and traits of a “successful” entrepreneur and there really is no cookie-cutter explanation or one-size-fits-all answer, but there ARE some things to consider when choosing your approach to being an entrepreneur and…
From Busy On The Road To Quietly Working From Home - Pacing Housework With Business Duties
Feb 8 • 13 min
Working from home is an interesting experience, with its fair share of perks, challenges and adventures. You ever have the compulsion to just go for a walk or drive anywhere or edit the design and tempo of your day whenever you’re inspired to? Well, you…
Be Your Sisters’ Keeper by Tarryn Leigh, Founder of ‘Rhema’
Feb 3 • 15 min
It’s a fresh new season in the ‘Celebrate A Sister’ series and our first guest for the year joins us from Zimbabwe. Tarryn Leigh is the founder of ‘Rhema’ an encouragement and devotional group for women and today we carved out time to record this podcast…
Sisterly Love And Intentional Expressions Of Kindness
Jan 30 • 4 min
Hey, how’s your day so far? i hope bright – if it happens not to be so at the moment, lots of compassion to you. This real-life story of everyday kindness may encourage you: The other day i went to town to take care of an errand and on the way, saw a…
Sparkle workshop - a refreshing gathering for creatively-enterprising women
Jan 18 • 13 min
Hey sis, You know you’re gifted and designed to shine yet every now and then, we all could do with reminders to enjoy moments of refreshment, key resources to upgrade in business and support through a community of like-minded women. Sometimes you just…
How To Prepare For A Music Conference
Jan 7 • 19 min
This podcast episode springs from my eBook” “How To Prepare For A Music Conference In 5 Sure Steps” that outlines key prep-steps designed to help you: - maximize the business opportunity of attending a music conference prepare for your trip, and navigate…
Overcoming Online & Real Life Stage-Fright & Sharing Your Message
Jan 3 • 10 min
Do you find yourself hesitating or procrastinating with taking a step forward whether to you prepare for the studio, stage or a new social media platform? Well, in this episode I share encouragement based on practical experience coaching hundreds of…
Breathing Exercise For Refreshment
Jan 2 • 5 min
When’s the last time you remember taking a full breath? Join me for a light conversation on the 3Ps and 1Q involved in deep breathing and for a light breathwork exercise you can do anytime. Deep breathing helps the mind be more clear, rejuvenates and…
Connecting And Communicating With Your Ideal Client And How That Relates To Your Wellness
Dec 28, 2018 • 16 min
Have you been hearing these two words in your ears - IDEAL CLIENT - ideal client? Well these words directly related to your business life, Wellness, and approach to something as simple as answering the phone or replying to an e-mail. Save yourself a…
Stay Grateful And Get Ready - A New Season Is Here
Dec 27, 2018 • 2 min
Nervous about the new year? Maybe you had a tough time in 2018 and aren’t sure what’s on the horizon. Part of 2018 was really tough for me and I’m so thankful to still be here by grace. We all go through challenges so be sure to find a lesson or two to…
Enduring With Cheer & Persevering With Grace by: Faith Bascombe {Guest}
Dec 16, 2018 • 4 min
So what does ‘perseverance’ actually mean, and why is our approach to it so very important to life in general, and our journey as an entrepreneur? Introducing a new guest in the “Celebrate A Sister” series - Faith Bascombe, a trained nail technician and…
Finding Personal Space by: Margaret R. Niles, PhD. (Podcast Guest
Dec 13, 2018 • 6 min
It’s with joy that i introduce today’s podcast guest, a gracious lady who shares insight and sound advice on… Finding Personal Space As a devoted wife and mother, and work-from-home entrepreneur, Margaret R. Niles, PhD knows what it’s like to prioritize…
Q & A - Picking A Platform & Setting Your Pace
Dec 6, 2018 • 17 min
Hiya, in today’s episode i’m answering this week’s 3 most frequently-asked questions shared by creatively enterprising women. 1) How do you keep up with social media? 2) Which online platform is best to start with, or be on? 3) How do you come up with…
Take A Deep Breath
Nov 30, 2018 • 2 min
When last do you remember taking a deep breath; this isn’t a contest…it’s an invitation to take one now. Breath is something we tend to take for granted. Deep breaths from the diaphragm bring clarity to the mind and create an automatic environment for…
Sparkle Brunch & Workshop - November
Nov 27, 2018 • 13 min
Hi and welcome to ‘Joy withIn,’ Today’s episode is all about “SPARKLE” Brunch & Workshop - a refreshing gathering in Barbados, for enterprising like-minded women to gather and grow in business, with wellness in mind. It’s a cosy event where networking is…
Food entrepreneur and encouragement-ambassador, Kim Haynes means business - GUEST PODCAST
Nov 23, 2018 • 11 min
Ladies, i’m glad you’re here. Set down that mug or glass ’cause this new podcast episode is gonna compel you to jump outta your seat and run onto the tarmac of your life with open arms and a fresh perspective. Kim Haynes means business, and shares a bit…
Lessons on business from Global Entrepreneurship Week (business & the youth)
Nov 19, 2018 • 2 min
Entrepreneurship is a muscle-building experience. It isn’t for everyone, and that’s totally cool. Though we all have gifts, some are best or happiest expressed as hobbies, small circle activities, seasonal activities or deeds of service. Running and…
3 Minute Message: What is good customer service?
Nov 17, 2018 • 5 min
A healthy portion of good manners come in handy all round - for both the server and receiver. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/joywithin/message
Encouragement to stand up, step up & shine bright through your gifts (sister to sister)
Nov 15, 2018 • 5 min
Hey sis, you know there’s a light in you yet - like we all do from time to time, you’re struggling to nurture those gifts assigned to you. You know you’re designed to shine and that through those gifts, you can encourage and serve others…but the pressures…
1. Time Management Tips 2. How To Be A Better Listener 3. How To Set A Writing Rhythm
Nov 9, 2018 • 34 min
Entrepreneurship often goes whoops and loud applauses on big stages when you google or YouTube the topic, but it’s not always a light walk in the park. It‘s a muscle-building journey that’s not for the faint of heart - an educational adventure that comes…
Navigating Social Media…when you’re kinda social but not really THAT social
Nov 2, 2018 • 10 min
Do you ever find it challenging to take the step and reach out to people you’re following on social media? When we’re genuinely interested in the content shared by the people or businesses we subscribe to, it compels us to grow beyond those limitations…
Encouragement for women who aspire to write & share online
Oct 27, 2018 • 6 min
Hey sis, are you called to start a blog? Wrestling with doubts like: “but will anyone read my posts?” There’s a message stirring in you, and once you are called to write, you’ve already been equipped with what it takes to begin the journey of pouring…
How To Have Productive & Time Effective Group Meetings
Oct 26, 2018 • 21 min
Whether it’s in-person or online, meetings can be very productive or extreme time-gobblers. Today’s episode shares a series of steps to assist entrepreneurs with navigating group meetings with clarity, focus, and a map. If you’ve ever been to a series of…
3 key Business Mapping Supplies for Creative Entrepreneurs
Oct 22, 2018 • 18 min
For many creative entrepreneurs, the documentation side of business can seem a bit intimidating (or tedious as ever), but check this – as an artist, author, freelance writer, graphic designer, chef, visual artist, producer – you’re already documenting in…
Episode 25: Growing Gratitude In The Garden of Your Heart & Mind
Oct 17, 2018 • 14 min
Filling your tank with thankfulness. Being grateful isn’t a 1-time assignment or task-item to place a check mark beside; it’s a daily journey. It’s a learning process for me, as a work in progress, but even thank I’m thankful for. Gratitude is a good…
Benefits Of Waking Up Early In The Morning
Oct 12, 2018 • 11 min
Along with being the most quiet time of the day, whether in your neighbourhood, city or town, mornings are usually the most sonically peaceful pocket of time out of our general waking hours. How we start our morning can influence how we approach the rest…
Adding Joy to Business and Cheerfulness to Service
Oct 8, 2018 • 7 min
At a time when stress is a real life factor around the globe, joy becomes more and more essential and connected to wellness. Let’s talk about adding it as a key ingredient to business. As an entrepreneur, you are a designer of the nature, goals and tempo…
3 Tips to Working Effectively From Home
Oct 7, 2018 • 9 min
Today’s episode is about designing a peacefully productive lifestyle, working from home. Whatever the nature of your business, working from home involves a particular mindset, dynamic and approach. Join me for a 7-min. light walk-through these 3 Tips for…
Purpose in the Present and Meaning in the Miniscule
Oct 4, 2018 • 6 min
Sometimes one of the highlights in a day can be something seemingly minuscule. Join me in this mini episode that shares a little lesson of being present learned from a moment in the garden —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/joywithin/message
7 Artist Health & Wellness Tips
Sep 23, 2018 • 18 min
Very often, creative people tend to delve fully into whatever it is we’re working on, and sometimes there’s a tendency to forget to prioritize health and wellness in order to continue doing what we love - in a sustainable, joyful way. Here are 7 tips to…
don’t Wait for Things To Be Perfect For You To Be Proactive
Sep 18, 2018 • 12 min
Hey sis, have a dream, goal, mission - calling that’s prompting you to take action? are you wrestling with doubts about starting your own business? In today’s post I share a bit about the myth that the road of entrepreneurship is a piece o sweetbread and…
Gaining Courage To Start Your Business
Aug 30, 2018 • 11 min
Do you wrestle with hesitation when it comes to launching that innovative idea for a business? Thankfully, our feelings can be very inaccurate; in that it may “feel” like you need more time, but it may actually BE the right time. The tendency to strive…
On Work & Rest - Guest - Joanne Nicholls
Aug 26, 2018 • 11 min
Hiya, hope you’re having a bright day! Today’s guest in the “Celebrate A Sister” series is Joanne, a clinical therapist, researcher, and mom… In this episode 🎙, she shares on “work & rest” and highlights the significance of each individually, and together…
You are gifted, and there is a purpose for your life
Aug 19, 2018 • 9 min
There are gifts tucked inside of you, and a purpose for your life. Each of us is given a cache of gifts, the first being LOVE - the essence with which we were all created. No matter what, keep hope alive. Don’t give up. Believe - and know that you are…
Oils as essentials: sharing my journey
Aug 11, 2018 • 12 min
What we take in, is reflected outwardly. Oils are essential to every household; they can enhance both our wellness and the serenity of our space. Did you know you can use essential oils for: 1) treating ailments 2) aromatic ambience 3) cooking 4) cleaning…
Vocal Health (Part 2) - natural essentials
Aug 10, 2018 • 7 min
You and your voice matter. In today’s episode we’ll share on using natural foods and essentials to help you nurture your voice. If your voice is key in your career, and you’d like to find out how you can take good care of it (and yourself), come join…
Song rehearsal at home: “Star” (a clip)
Aug 10, 2018 • 6 min
At home in Barbados, rehearsing “Star” - an original song. Here’s a recording of a verse, couple chorus and ad libs taken in prep for an event coming up this weekend. Haven’t played guitar in a bit, and boy does it show. Still that doesn’t change the joy…
Mangoes for Lunch & a Lesson for Life
Aug 10, 2018 • 7 min
One day I was having lunch at the cosy home of a longtime married couple. On the menu was a huge bowl full of excellent mangoes…I didn’t expect a valuable life lesson on gratitude to be a part of the meal, but it was. Join me in this podcast to find out…
Celebrate A Sister guest - Nisha Doughlin
Jul 28, 2018 • 10 min
And here she is - meet Nisha; she’s the designer of Metah Jewelry ✨(pronounced ‘mee-tah’) and the next guest feature in the “Celebrate A Sister” series. Nisha took a leap of faith and started her own Trinidad 🇹🇹 based business that springs from her gifted…
“Celebrate A Sister” guest - Marsha Branch
Jul 28, 2018 • 16 min
What a delight to introduce another special entrepreneurial guest as a highlight in the “Celebrate A Sister” series. Meet Marsha Branch, the brain and face behind “Atelier M – Skin Apothecary” – a new and already-in-demand line of handcrafted, fragrant,…
Vocal Health Tips - taking care of your voice
Jul 20, 2018 • 7 min
Your voice matters. Are you a Speaker, Artiste, Podcaster, DJ/Announcer, Vlogger or Talk Show Host? If your voice is key in your career, you already know how essential maintaining it is. Here are some nurturing tips extracted from “Vocal-CARE 101” eBook…
How Modes & Means Of Travel Build Entrepreneurial Endurance
Jul 19, 2018 • 13 min
(Part 1) How do you travel? Some walking, some driving? By van, bus, taxi, subway, tube, street car, or Uber? Strictly first-class and shuttled by limo? Do you notice any changes in your character as you travel one way or another? Here are some lessons…
Moving to a new Home in 7 Steady & Somewhat Sweaty Steps
Jul 19, 2018 • 17 min
If you have a move coming up, and want to shed a few pounds and stay joyful in the process, this podcast episode is for you. These 7 Steps have helped me through the moving process, with joy still bubbling and countless moments spent cleaning and…
Choosing our Behaviour & Making It Better
Jul 6, 2018 • 12 min
The temptation to impress and perform for others is something we’re all faced with from time to time, as is the tendency to be lazy about the way we treat those closest to us…those whom we’re familiar with…those whom have seen us struggle in seasons…those…
A Note To encourageHer
Jun 30, 2018 • 8 min
Sis, there is a purpose for your life…and gifts in you designed to SHINE! Yes, it gets tough sometimes, and the storms they do come, but don’t you lose hope or be discouraged…be patient with your process, and believe - KNOW - that you are blessed and were…
The Priceless Gift Of Encouragement
Jun 28, 2018 • 9 min
Do you struggle with encouragement? Do you have a tendency to speak words that build up, or ones that tear down? Our words matter. If that wasn’t so, we’d choose to live in complete silence and not be compelled to speak at all. Let’s talk about the gift…
Greeting The Day Grateful
Jun 24, 2018 • 8 min
Hey, can I ask you something? How do you wake up in the morning? Are you an early ride or more riser or more of a mid-morning or almost-midday person? Join Indra for a refreshing chat on greeting the day with gratitude…no matter how it begins…focused on…
3 Benefits Of Writing
Jun 23, 2018 • 10 min
Ever wondered why you enjoy writing so much? Come nurture your way with words and tune in to a light and refreshing chat on 3 benefits of writing. Songwriter, Blogger, Author and bookstore owner, Indra shares on the beautiful side of the writing /…
Sparkle Workshop
Jun 13, 2018 • 4 min
You are designed to shine! Sparkle Workshop is based on an ask-believe-receive way of living. This fun and creative vision board building session is for women on a path to shaping a refreshed and vibrant life through creativity. Join Indra in an…