Monday, 9 March 2020

LIFE + STYLE: 2020 J’ca Rum Fest highlights / Festival Queen launches national project / How to have a great day

>> Full of ‘Spirit’: Jamaica Rum Festival 2020 offered a two-day experience to remember
A good time was had by all… By all accounts, patrons had the time of their lives at the recent staging of the Jamaica Rum Festival (now in its second year) at the Hope Gardens in St. Andrew, where a mix of good food, electric musical performances and, of course, an endless supply of R-U-M beverages and other refreshers kept everybody in high spirits well into the wee hours of the morning. Highlights above: Minister Ed Bartlett and J. Wray & Nephew Chairman Jimmy Lawrence; Naomi Cowan serenading the crowd; Bugle and Marsha Lumley; Freddie McGregor rocking the stage; Alaine having a super-fan moment; JWN Academy seminar participants; Patrons having a blast; Emcee Rushane ‘Rushcam’ Campbell and two lucky prize winners.

>> The ‘Good Food’ Crusader: Khamara Wright introduces new wellness-and-nutrition initiative 
Reigning Miss Jamaica Festival Queen, Khamara Wright, has launched her national project, the wellness-and-nutrition initiative “Nourish to Flourish,” whose main objectives include heightening awareness of the need for healthy living and eating practices, showcasing the versatility of Jamaican foods, championing Jamaica’s culinary heritage and promoting the provision of healthy meals in local high schools. “I would like to see more persons empowered to eat the things that are good for us and how to prepare it,” says Wright, a University of Technology graduate and trained sous chef. “What we eat impacts our performance and our well-being.” 

Here’s a great end-of-the-day routine to try, courtesy of The Joy of Missing Out by Tonya Dalton: focus on evaluating the day you just had. Did you put too much on your plate? How was your stress? Attitude? Focus? If you consistently score high on stress and low on attitude, make some adjustments.

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